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Olivia Kapoor, Silhouette 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 31'' x 25''

Olivia Kapoor: A Multi-Dimensional Body of Work

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Olivia Kapoor in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The paintings of American Inter-Dimensional Visionary artist Olivia Kapoor offer ethereal meditations on the nature of time and emotion interpreted through color, geometry, and texture. Working predominantly in a...


Manuel Jiménez Palma,Illuminated Church, Pastel on Paper, 19'' x 16.5''

Manuel Jiménez Palma: Spontaneous Subjectivities

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Manuel Jiménez Palma  in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Spanish artist Manuel Jiménez Palma uses pastels to capture quotidian scenes, imbuing the ordinary with uninhibited emotional affect. He utilizes a high-keyed, exaggerated palette and emphasizes mark maki...


Marianne Durach, 13/17 PB, Acrylic on Canvas, 45.5'' x 63''

Marianne Durach: Nuance and Abstraction

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Marianne Durach in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Working with the quick-drying medium of acrylic paint, the German-born artist Marianne Durach makes colorful abstractions which often suggest indiscernible figures. One sense in her work a fidelity to the origi...


Barbara Demsar, Good Morning Sun, Acrylic, Collage & Mixed Media on, Canvas, 20'' x 20''

Here and Now: Landscape Paintings by Barbara Demsar

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Barbara Demsar in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In her playful abstract landscapes, Barbara Demsar paints the natural world with a vivid, childlike optimism. Harmonious, bright, and airy, her lemon yellow and eggshell compositions are littered with delicate d...


Ana Dávila, In Me, Mixed Media on Canvas, 51.5'' x 38.5''

Ana Dávila: Human Energies

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ana Dávila in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Ana Dávila’s lyrical paintings are as laden with personal expression and artistic freedom as they are striking in visual content. Working in mixed media on canvas, Dávila layers abstract, organic brushstrokes and a ...


Ali Cockburn, Man O War Jellyfish, Acrylic on Canvas, 49''x 25.5''

Ali Cockburn: Abstract Oceans of Expression

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ali Cockburn in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Color, rhythm and unrestrained expression are boundless in Ali Cockburn’s abstract paintings. Working in primarily acrylic on canvas because of the medium’s dexterity, Cockburn’s application of paint ebbs and flow...


Miguel A.  Chavez, Colorado House History Museum, Oil on Canvas, 18'' x 18''

Miguel A. Chavez: Beauty in the Everyday

Released: April 05, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Miguel A. Chavez in Heaven and Earth. The exhibition opens April 5, 2018 and runs through April 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 5 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Miguel A. Chavez’s calming paintings invite his audience to consider the bucolic beauty within the everyday experience. Working in predominantly oil on canvas, the majority of Chavez’s oeuvre encompasses highl...


Lorie Novak Doorway Shadows, n.d.  Color photograph Gift of Arthur J.  Goodwin

SJMA Explores the House in Contemporary Art in The House Imaginary

Released: April 03, 2018

In a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, artists use the idea of the single-family house to explore memory, identity, and belonging. The House Imaginary, on view April 20, 2018, through August 19, 2018, comprises 45 international works in a variety of media from the 1970s to the present. It explores the house as an architectural and psychological space resonant in discussions around immigration, urban planning, and other social issues. The exhibition includes favorites from the Museum’s permanent collection by Mildred Howard, Bill Owens, and Clare Rojas; new acquisitions by Tabai...


3rd Annual Landsacpes Winners Announced by Fusion Art

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 3rd Annual Landscapes Art Exhibition

Released: April 02, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 3rd Annual Landscapes International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this exhibition, artists were encouraged to share their best art and photography depicting natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands and tropical landscapes. All artists, r...


Michael Geertsen
 Decon Moons, 2017
 Handthrown Porcelain with Tenmoku and White Glaze
White #1: 27h x 30w cm.  White #2: 25h x 26w cm.  Brown: 29h x 35h cm.

"Spring Dance" Opens at the Jason Jacques Gallery

Released: March 28, 2018

The Jason Jacques Gallery announces the opening of Spring Dance, a joint exhibition featuring new work of Michael Geertsen and John Souter. Each artist expands the limits of the ceramic medium and the preconceptions and connotative biases with which it is viewed. There will be a reception for the artists on April 4, from 6 to 8pm, and the exhibition will be on view at 29 East 73rd Street through April 26th. Michael Geertsen, a Danish sculptor, is known through his works’ interrogation of the cultural and artistic places that ceramic inhabits, as well as its position in the future. His wo...


A top offering among fine art is this antique Georgian Sir William Beechey oil on canvas portrait titled “The Lady in White.”

Choice Artworks Abound At Benefit Shop April 18

Released: March 29, 2018

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., always can be counted on to have at least one striking piece of art in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. The foundation’s next auction on Wednesday, April 18, at 10 am, boasts multiple oil paintings and artworks, several with interesting provenances. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. “We have art from A to Z in this auction,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “We have a lot of interesting artwork in this sale from L.A. to New York along with the collecting categories people know us for and expect to find here —  antiques...


Ali Nedaei

First Gallery of Iranian Art in London Opens This Week

Released: April 29, 2018

CAMA Gallery of Iranian Art announce opening of London gallery, 5th of April 2018  CAMA Gallery London 19 Dacre Street, London, SW1H 0DJ Opening Ceremony 6pm-10pm Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery on the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists. The exhibition, entitled “Sensation”, is dedicated to contemporary luminaries from Iran. Whilst the works of all the artists are vastly diverse in t...


Llegando al Geometric MADI: Realidad Aumentada, el arte de Etiquetado Móvil de Pedro Morales y las esculturas de Miguel Prypchan

Released: March 28, 2018

Iniciándo el 27 de Abril en el museo Museum of Geometric and MADI Art en Uptown Dallas, la nueva exhibición de arte presentará las obras de dos artistas Venezolanos, Pedro Morales y Miguel Prypchan. Morales, utiliza los estéticos fractales y abstractos geométricos para investigar la ubicuidad de la tecnología móvil en la actualidad. Morales concibió la frase “arte de etiquetado móvil” para definir la expresión artísitica que se utiliza al escanear, decodificar y leer las formas geométricas para revelar el contenido de una belleza estética. Las esculturas de Miguel Prypchan interpretan ...


Stanza, oil on canvas, 36 x 49 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Oil Paintings by Chris Young

Released: March 27, 2018

CODA Gallery unveils a new exhibition of oil paintings by Chris Young, running April 6-27. The artist from Orem, Utah, will attend an opening reception on April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. CODA Gallery has represented Chris since its beginnings in the late 1980s. “I was finishing up my BFA show [at Brigham Young University] and [CODA Gallery founders Connie and David Katz] were representing some of my professors. A couple of professors said, ‘Go take a look at Chris’ show; you may like his work,’” Chris recalls. They did. “David s...


Retro Circles Buddha, glass, copper, and steel, 35 x 16 x 7 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Glass Sculptures by Marlene Rose

Released: March 27, 2018

CODA Gallery unveils a new exhibition of glass sculptures by Marlene Rose, running April 6-27. The artist from Clearwater, Fla., will attend an opening reception on April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. On the cusp of earning a bachelor of fine arts degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, Marlene was on her way to becoming a professional artist when the pathway veered. “Glass was one of the last classes I took because it didn’t interest me at all,” she recalls. “People weren’t experimenting with it; they were making vessels.” Bu...


HGTV's Taniya Nayak hosts a panel on kitchen design as part of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week.

5th Annual Boston Design Week Offers 70+ Events, Calendar Now Online

Released: March 28, 2018

Boston, MA - Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival, returns for its fifth year April 4 – April 15, 2018 featuring a dazzling array of programs and events across the design spectrum. This year’s theme is “Now, New, Next!” which highlights current, new, and future design in all design arenas. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but most require an RSVP. The full calendar of events is now available at www.BostonDesignWeek.com. Boston Design Week launches Wednesday, April 4 with five kick-off events in five different locati...


Bernd Lohaus, Eupen, 1993, wood, 85 x 550 x 1650 cm, installation shot: site Grand-Hornu, Photo by Philippe De Gobert, Courtesy Tommy Simoens Gallery

Art Brussels announces new projects in the Artistic Programme for its 50th anniversary

Released: March 26, 2018

Art Brussels is pleased to announce new projects within the artistic programme in celebration of its 50th anniversary which include:  A monumental sculpture project SOLO & DISCOVERY Prizes A varied talks programme The Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, BelgianArtPrize and Art Contest showcases: As well as already announced projects: The flagship project entitled Mystic Properties, curated by Elena Sorokina Crossed Wires, a film commission celebrating the history of the Belgian art scene, in collaboration with Philippine Hoegen Inspiring / inspired: women in the Belfius Art Collec...


In November 2017, Christie’s New York sold 'Salvator Mundi,' a depiction of Christ as ‘Saviour of the World,’ by Leonardo da Vinci, for $450,312,500 (including buyer’s premium), the highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

The Arts Contribute More Than $760 Billion to the U.S. Economy

Released: March 26, 2018

New data released earlier this month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing.  The arts employ 4.9 million workers across the country with earnings of more than $370 billion. Furthermore, the arts exported $20 billion more than imported, providing a positive trade balance. Produced by the BEA and NEA, the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Acco...


Peacock Vase Vase, ca.  1901; Produced by Tiffany and Co.  (United States); USA; mold-blown and iridized glass; H x W x D: 33.7 x 25 x 14 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-11; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Cooper Hewitt to Present 'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color' This Spring

Released: March 26, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City presents this spring “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color,” an exhibition on view May 11 through Jan. 13 that explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers. Featuring over 190 objects spanning from antiquity to the present, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world. “Color has been studied for centuries and yet there is still much to l...


Thelma Golden, photographed by Julie Skarratt

J. Paul Getty Medal to go to Thelma Golden, Agnes Gund and Richard Serra

Released: March 26, 2018

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today it will present the annual J. Paul Getty Medal to Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA); and sculptor Richard Serra. Established in 2013 by the trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the J. Paul Getty Medal has been awarded to eight individuals to honor their extraordinary contributions to the practice, understanding and support of the arts. “The Getty Medal embodies and promotes excellence in the fields in which we work,” said Maria Hummer-Tuttle, ...


Jennifer Packer, Tia.  2017

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded on view now at the Rose Art Museum

Released: March 23, 2018

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded, the New York-based artist’s first solo museum exhibition, has opened at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Based in observation, improvisation, and memory, this selection of recent work by Packer (b. 1984) presents paintings of funerary bouquets and intimate portraits. Pointing to possibilities both bodily and emotional, fragile and strong, her works exhibit a rigorous engagement with art history as well as a highly personal response to how black bodies navigate within the present political landscape. where it will remain on view through July 8, 2018...


Fusion Art Announces the 4th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition

4th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: March 24, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the 4th Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition. The gallery created this solo art exhibition opportunity as a means for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure. Artist Spotlight highlights individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase.  From this competition, Fusion Art will select up to nine winning artists - three traditional artists, three digital & photography artists and three 3-dimensional artists (if the gallery has received 3-dimensional e...


David Buckley Borden, Hemlock Hospice at Harvard Forest.

Urbano Project presents David Buckley Borden | Proposed Futures : Then and Now

Released: March 23, 2018

[Boston, MA] Urbano Project will present David Buckley Borden | Proposed Futures: Then and Now, an exhibition that explores how art and design foster cultural cohesion around environmental issues and help inform ecology-minded decision-making, March 30 – May 17, 2018.  Environmental challenges are continually increasing. Ecological awareness is the foundation of environmental action and proactive stewardship. Borden’s creative use of the “proposal” provokes us to imagine a variety of environmental futures and urges us to do more for the planet. Informed by ecological research and communi...


From Carbon 12, Booth B1: Anahita Razmi, BREAKING (#1-5), 2016 - 2017.  CRT screens with burn-in effects, framed list of running times, 48 x 35 x 48 cm each.

Art Dubai Hosts 105 Gallery Exhibitors Plus Global Art Forum Theme of “I AM NOT A ROBOT”

Released: March 22, 2018

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 12th edition of Art Dubai – the fair’s most globally diverse to date – has opened its doors to the public, Through March 24. Art Dubai 2018 welcomes a variety of exhibitors from all over the world and premiers a new gallery section, alongside a wealth of programming and talks around art and beyond.  Reaffirming its position as a leading international art fair and the preeminent place to discover art from the Middle East, North Africa and Sou...


L to R: Laura Owens, Untitled, 1998, acrylic on canvas, Collection of the artist, Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, © Laura Owens; Laura Owens, Untitled, 2006, acrylic and oil on linen, Charlotte Feng Ford Collection, © Laura Owens; Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, oil, and resin on linen, Collection of Meir and Katya Teper, © Laura Owens

Dallas Museum of Art Presents Nationally Touring Exhibition 'Laura Owens,' a Mid-Career Survey of the American Artist

Released: March 22, 2018

The Dallas Museum of Art will present the most comprehensive survey to-date of work by the Los Angeles–based painter Laura Owens, one of the foremost artists of her generation. Laura Owens, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), not only presents Owens’s early work but highlights her significant evolution over the past few years, stressing how the work produced at the beginning of her career serves as a prelude to her gripping new paintings and installations. On view March 25 through July 29, 2018, the exhibition features approximately 60 paintings, with the Dallas presenta...


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