The portraits created by Cayce Zavaglia are not meant to flatter. There is no idealization, only relentless recording of physiognomic traits. There is nowhere to hide from her methodical analysis of every form and tonality.
Aficionado of the esoteric and champion of the outsider art aesthetic, Stephen Romano has reopened his gallery in Bushwick with an invitation to those of curious mind to peruse and ponder.
When graffiti and street art leave the urban jungle, what do they become? The elements that define the genre—spray paint drips, high-chroma colors, calligraphic lines and tagging—have become commonplace and appropriated much like the fashion world’s adoption of punk.
For the first time Paul Cézanne’s portraits of Hortense Fiquet (including the smaller intimate domestic sketches) are brought together in a blindingly beautiful exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michelle Doll’s solo exhibition “Between Love and Me” at Lyons Wier Gallery is impressively bold and delicately introspective.
By Jacob Hicks Buket Savci is a Brooklyn-based figurative painter. Her first solo-show, “Playground,” is opening November 4th at Olcay Art in Istanbul, Turkey. What follows is a formal and conceptual analysis of her work. Savci’s large-scale paintings feature breathing and fleshy figurative tumblings of intimacy, tension, and play. These pieces are photo-realistic psychologies; one…
by Eric Mavko It’s difficult to look directly at James Lee Byars, and no doubt he meant it that way. During his career he presented himself in a number of different guises (even as a disembodied voice) and produced a diverse and at times confounding array of sculptures, works on paper, works on paper that…