Jane Swavely: Admiration for the jungle

Contributed by Mira Dayal / There is a sense of unease in the series of paintings that comprise of “Espial,” Jane Swavely’s latest show at A.I.R. Gallery. I enter the space — not of the gallery, but of the painting itself. Hovering just inches above the ground, the edges of the canvas become the frame … read more… “Jane Swavely: Admiration for the jungle”

Pius Fox: Visual echo

Contributed by Mira Dayal / Pastel balloons pregnant with helium shimmer in front of angular shadows cast from unseen objects in a photograph of a small room. In a nearby painting, these shapes morph into colorful arcs and elbows that playfully mimic the photograph’s composition. The candid titling of the first work, Untitled (DSC_1482) (2016), … read more… “Pius Fox: Visual echo”

Artist in exile / Art as a home

Contributed by Mira Dayal / I’ve been having more conversations recently about “currents” in contemporary art practice–conversations that inevitably culminate in ruminations upon the requisite energy, accumulated travel miles, and resulting exhaustion from keeping up. Art’s conversation traverses continents, navigates close relationships, and carves into conflict-ridden landscapes. It is insistent and dynamic, but above all, … read more… “Artist in exile / Art as a home”