Category Archives: Artist’s Morgue

The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch

The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Ingrid D. Rowland | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/08/18/mystery-of-hieronymus-bosch/

“His imagination ranged from a place beyond the spheres of Heaven to the uttermost depths of Hell, but for many of his earliest admirers the most striking aspect of his art was what they described as its ‘truth to nature.’” 

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Farideh Lashai – Reviews – Art in America

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/farideh-lashai/


Farideh Lashai’s retrospective—spanning five decades and occupying all three stories of Bait Al Serkal, a nineteenth-century home-turned–exhibition space in downtown Sharjah run by the Sharjah Art Foundation—included paintings, animated projections on painted canvases or prints, sculptures, and an installation. 

The Burden of Life

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Burden of Life (1935)

I know that I have sung the praises of both Criterion Collection and Hulu in the past, but today I am going to do it again. Through Criterion, I have spent many years cultivating my aura of obscure references that you see here today. I have known the cinema of so many great directors, actors, and screenwriters purely because Criterion decided that they were important enough to become a part of its collection. The partnership in the last couple of years with Hulu, Criterion has further cemented the painful fact that I won’t have anything in common with strangers that I am going to meet tonight. They post even more obscure cinema on this streaming site and due to its recent 101 days of summer marathon, they make certain films free for everyone to see for 48 hours. This enables me to watch a film that I have never heard…

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Heidi Hahn – Reviews – Art in America

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/heidi-hahn/

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“The women who inhabit the nine vibrant, introspective paintings (all 2015 or 2016) in Heidi Hahn’s exhibition “Bent Idle” embody an array of emotions, their demeanors both infectious and startling. In I Had a Dream of Being Seen and It Looked Like You, an exuberant figure raises her arms in the air. To her right, another woman, with a look of cautious artistic pride, holds up a small painted portrait of her companion—a blobby rendering.”

Carrie Moyer – Review

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/carrie-moyer-1/

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“Still evident, however, was her mastery of craft. Moyer has a distinctive ability to combine visual snap (honed by years of working as a graphic designer) with an omnivorous intellectual and visual curiosity. That mix has made her an influential figure among younger critically minded painters. Moyer deserves much credit for unearthing mid-century abstraction as a vehicle for thinking about women’s relationships to their bodies and history.”

Met Breuer | Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible 

http://nycaesthetic.com/met-breuer-2/

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Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible creates a nice balance between old and new with 179 works ranging from the Renaissance to present day.  The exhibition’s insistence on subjectivity and participation falls in line with contemporary art formula. The unfinished work creates a tension between the artist and viewer and engages the viewer’s imagination in ways a completed work would not.