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It would be a safe bet to say that most of the line snaking outside of MoMA thinks of Georgia O’Keeffe as a synonym for pastel flowers. Going into this summer’s new exhibition of her work, among the other uninitiated, a friend and I were able to wax poetic about dainty blooms, beautiful colors, and vibrant oil paintings that grace the covers of twelve month calendars.… read more.
Speaking on his contemporaries at the time, Wassily Kandinsky stated: “The longer an artist must wait for his break-through in the public, the more undisturbed and powerful the force may develop in him.” For her entire life, Hilma af Klint was muted from public visibility.
The Swedish-born visual artist was active in this hiddenness, declaring to her nephew in a handwritten will that any work created through her hands would need to metaphorically ferment once she died before being seen by the public.… read more.
On the anniversary of the opening day of Olivia Sterling’s exhibition Yowl, we’re celebrating this important artist!
Olivia is a British artist known for her hard-hitting messages delivered in a colorful, picture-book style. As a Black woman, she uses her art to address issues of race in the UK. Another signature element of her style is something you might not see right away; little letters ‘B’ and ‘W’, to symbolize the labeling and compartmentalizing of people of different skin tones that she observes. … read more.
Today we’re celebrating portrait artist Alice Neel, on the anniversary of her death in 1984.
Alice Neel was an American visual artist known for her portraits of people around her, from close friends, family, lovers and colleagues to absolute strangers. No matter who she was painting or how well she knew them, Alice was able to capture the soul of her subject and put it on a canvas.… read more.
Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.… read more.
Historically, the art sector is seen as a white middle-class industry — often heavily male-dominated — leaving many marginalized artists to feel they are not welcome in the art community. Kellie Miller is one artist who is hoping to change how we engage with art through not only her work as an artist but through her work as a gallery owner, highlighting how engaging with art shouldn’t be a privilege but a right.… read more.