Monday, April 06, 2015

Dreams and Abstract Images and Thought

The World of dramatic art illustrations and painting to water colors of all genre are depicted in this Pintertest board. The proof of ones society's emotional health is in its outward ability to produce creative thought and ideas in open display in the arts and photos/media.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Ithaca Arts, Artists and Art Galleries Pinterest Launched

Ithaca Arts, Artists and Art Galleries Pinterest Launched.  For those who are Ithaca artists and were not included please email me at Pinterest is the most significant cultural social media of our times and its ability to transmit high resolution photos and art works makes it a market necessity for every artists to get his or her works known.  The first within Ithaca who came to understand this is the up coming known New York State and American Artist Barbara Mink - who have used Pinterest since she first discovered its market abilities for people seeing her works years ago..

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Nouveau Art Forms

Nouveau Art Forms was recently discovered by myself this year and the following is what I have discovered through the easy of Pinterests.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tara Donovan @ Cornell University.

New Drawings

April 10, 2009—May 2, 2009

PaceWildenstein is pleased to present its third solo exhibition of new work by Tara Donovan, who joined the gallery in 2005. Tara Donovan: New Drawings features two series of large-scale ink on paper drawings created in 2008-2009. The exhibition will be on view from April 10 through May 2, 2009 at 32 East 57th Street, New York City.

The artist will attend an opening reception on Thursday, April 9th from 6-8 p.m.Tara Donovan, who was recently awarded the 2008 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, is also the subject of a traveling survey exhibition currently on view at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati through May 11, 2009. The exhibition, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, subsequently travels to the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (June 19–September 14, 2009) and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California (October 10, 2009–January 16, 2010). The Monacelli Press published the artist’s first monograph in September 2008 to accompany the traveling exhibition.

Tara Donovan has stated that in her work the material itself dictates the final form of the objects or installations even though certain decisions are made about the way a particular material should be accumulated. But even then, she says, these decisions are based on experimentation with the physical properties of the material being used. She activates the inherent potential of a singular material by assigning predetermined rules for construction that allow the work to grow through repetitive labor. Tara Donovan: New Drawings includes twenty-nine unique black and white drawings created from tempered glass, plate glass, and thread, and each measuring approximately 51 x 42". Donovan has employed both types of glass in previous work, most notably in her Untitled (Glass) cube sculptures which require hundreds of sheets of tempered glass.

This variety, as she discovered during experimentation, is prone to shattering into thousands of crystalline pieces whereas the plate glass she used to create Untitled (Broken Glass), 2006, is more susceptible to clean-line fractures. Donovan uses axiomatic systems to determine the genesis of a work, outlining conditions or rules to provide a “constant” so that the material—in this case two variations of the same medium—is allowed to dominate the form or composition. Using thread Tara Donovan exposes its innumerable compositional possibilities while preserving the integrity of the material itself. The thread cuts a delicate and dizzying line across the paper, in sharp contrast to the kinetic, almost violent energy captured in the glass drawings. Four works from this series will be on view.

The Lever House at 390 Park Avenue at 54th Street in New York City will feature Donovan’s Untitled (2009), an installation of loosely folded sheets of clear polyester film set within a wall that engages natural and artificial light and the surrounding architecture, from May to September 2009. Tara Donovan’s work is also included in two group exhibitions: Unfolding Process: Conceptual and Material Practice on Paper, currently on view at The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, through June 14, 2009, and Because I Say So: Sculpture from the Collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl, opening next month at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami (April 17–August 15, 2009.) Tara Donovan was born in 1969 in Queens, New York, and grew up further north in Nyack. She attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, from 1987-88 before earning her B.F.A. from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C. in 1991.

Donovan received her M.F.A. in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 1999. Since then, she has been the subject of numerous gallery and museum exhibitions nationwide, including solo shows at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004-05), UCLA Hammer Museum (2004), Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2003-2004) and Hemicycle Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999-2000). Donovan also took part in the 2000 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.In the fall of 2007, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Tara Donovan at the Met, which featured a new large-scale wall installation created from silver Mylar tape and designed specifically for the museum’s Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery. Donovan’s installation, the fourth in the Met’s series of solo exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists, was extended by popular demand and remained on view for nearly one year.

In 2005, Donovan was awarded the first annual Calder Prize by the Alexander Calder Foundation. That same year she participated in an artist’s residency at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Among her other awards and distinctions are the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Willard L. Metcalf Award (2004), National Academy Museum, Helen Foster Barnett Prize (2004), Women’s Caucus for Art, Presidential Award (2004), New York Foundation for the Arts grant recipient (2003), Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient (2003), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition (2001) and Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipient (1999). Her work is part of numerous museum collections throughout the United States, including the Dallas Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, St. Louis Art Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.Tara Donovan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Additional information for Tara Donovan: New Drawings is available upon request by contacting Jennifer Benz Joy at or Lauren Staub at or call 212.421.3292.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery To Display Collection Of Inuit Sculpture

"Dancing Bear" (1976) by Paula Saila

“Of the People: Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of May and Fred Widding” will open at Ithaca College’s Handwerker Gallery with a gallery reception on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Curated by Ithaca College museology students, the exhibit will run through April 6. All Handwerker events are free and open to the public.

“The Inuit, an indigenous people living in the Canadian Arctic, have a long artistic tradition that archaeological discoveries have shown to reach back thousands of years,” said Cheryl Kramer, gallery director and assistant professor of art history. “Indeed, the long and storied history of the Inuit has been preserved through their pieces.”

In their native dialect Inuktitut, the word Inuit simply means the people, and alludes to their lifestyle both past and present, Kramer added. Despite continuing changes to their culture, Inuit remain the people of the Arctic.

“Though confronted by numerous transformations to their livelihood over the past fifty years, central Inuit values have endured: community, nature, and spirituality—values we see echoed in their artistic expression,” Kramer said.

The exhibition highlights the distinguished collection of Mary and Fred Widding. Pivotal to the development of the Widdings’ collection is their personal relationship with the work.

By sharing this collection with the Handwerker Gallery, the Widdings hope that others may discover the same connection.An illustrated catalogue written by the student curators will accompany the exhibition.A series of events have been planned in conjunction with the exhibition.

More information is available at To book tours of the exhibition by student-curators, contact RB Schlather at or JJ Ignotz at further information on the exhibition or the Handwerker Gallery, contact Cheryl Kramer, gallery director and assistant professor of art history, at (607) 274-3548.The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Thursday until 9 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Physical Sculpting is Now Very Popular

The Feminist Revolution taking a sensual route ?

Increasingly women have been finding it safe for self-expressionalist ideas about themselves, their bodies, and their sensualities. Bi -Sexuality for females are on the increase too ! the search for tenderness and inner freedom of exploration of feelings mounts with increased emotional expectations, while anxieties about men are now becoming more complex. Men are having a hard time in this supply column, but are looking for a way to meet such expectations at the sametime.

The full measure of dedication is how you present yourself as well as market yourself; this has pushed many in several unique adventures, and paths of personal explorations. On this note - blog you'll find information about individual efforts in promoting themselves, the arts, activities and perceptual innovations, along with descriptions of our special personal achievements. It your hopes in being positive where you will find all of the information you are looking for about a successful life.

Lastly, with the advent of the feminist revolution during the last half of the 20th century, most recently the cultural, social, and spiritual revolutions are now being socioeconomically implace within American society. There is a growing diverse network of women discovering the various uniqueness they have, and have since the early 90s initiated the first sub-cultural components, along with their unique traditions of establishment. In looking at the full picture of what has happened is that women are united in common emergency issues, but are becoming less united in others.

There has been one very sad note though, is that women are now victimizing~humiliating other women: and thus, very much like the infra-cultural of men who developed physical dominance power columns, in which victimization and humiliation is used as tools of power, a similar column is now growing within the infra-cultrue of women.


It is upon a canvas where both an internal creative will, and dreamscapes of how reality could be visualized cause the artist of the 19th century to go beyond the boundaries of trying to paint what they saw. Instead, especially after the painting of the Rouen Cathedral, when innovations and creativity became clearly established components of the art world, they sought to find new, and then even newer limits to cross. And indeed, they crossed several. But, nonetheless, and at the sametime they expanded the frontiers of democracy, as their art led the way to new social, cultural, spiritual, and political visions. They are still pushing the very frontiers of human art perceptions. This fostered the immediate need for social reforms. Especially, when those who took up the brush found themselves wanting for bare necessities-often causing many to loose their middle class stations in life as a result of their art adventures. Thye became pooer for their pssion to express ----why? And it is here, and here alone, when the Les Avant Garde becomes the democractic precticum. Thus an important connection between art and public policy developement was their embraced passions during the stuggle of the early and mid twentieth century.

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Presents A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism, and More from the Brandt Collection Over 150 works by artists including Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, and many others

Ithaca, NY—The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism, and More from the Brandt Collection, on view from October 21 to December 24, 2006.

“The Johnson Museum is fortunate to have such dedicated alumni collectors as Dr. Arthur Brandt, who over the years has made many significant long-term loans to the permanent collection,” said Andrea Inselmann, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Johnson Museum. “Thanks to the Brandt family, in the past the Museum has been able to present to its visitors Pablo Picasso’s Woman’s Head (Fernande), one of the major works in the history of cubist sculpture, as well as important works by Le Corbusier, Max Ernst, and Alexander Archipenko.”

With this exhibition from the Brandt collection, the Museum will present works by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Francis Picabia, and Kurt Schwitters, who were all active in the complex and diffuse Dada movement in the 1910s and 1920s in cities such as Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Hannover, and New York. Including over 150 works, the exhibition also reaches into other movements of the early twentieth century, such as Surrealist drawings and paintings by Kurt Seligmann, Hans Bellmer, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning, and Valentine Hugo. In addition, works representing cubism, constructivism, and suprematism provide a wonderfully eclectic view of early Modern art.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ithaca has one of the most radically committed corps of artists for such a small academic related community.


Picasso. complex as art itself. Always probing - discovering.

The complete Artist is always home in the exploration of art, the driving passions. and right after an art exhbit featuring his works, the swet of anxiety during his renderings, is suddenly overshadowed by the recognitions each artists finally recieves.

The works here, every one, took a force of imagination, along with personal courage and most of all idenity finding-which precludes all forms of acceptance finding. These examples were carefully selected. Can you tell us why ? If you have trouble, it is then advised for you to look more closely over in the entire contents of this WebSite.

Precieving the Perceptions !
Mr. Roger M. Christian, Ithaca, New York.
Looking at a marble slab and discovering within its majestic strength a " David . "

Developing the image and shades of light and dark.

Elisabeth Gross-Marks

When I was 11 years old , I decided to become an artist. I have been painting ever since.
During the last 10 years I did abstract paintings in oil and acrylics. A year ago I started to do collages. I discovered all kinds of wonderful papers. I cut them, tore them, painted on them and used them for the pictures. Then I went to a fabric store and found all these interesting materials in different textures and colors. I am excited about the movements of the folds and the light on the fabrics.

Whatever I am working on., the bright colors are what attracts me. I have an inner picture like a kaleidoscope of bright colors that I am chasing after, seeking order for the abundance of possibilities or allowing myself to create exuberance and excitement.
It is a never-ending process.
Some of here recent additions to the world.
A Recent Painting.

A Recent Painting