A quiet roar: Build a house, dig a hole, in Hartford

Contributed by Neil Daigle-Orians / Walking in to Hartford’s Artspace Gallery, the viewer is immediately struck by a large, hand-painted green screen. Merging the analog with the digital, Michael Siporin Levine’s set up for Vision Test lingers outside the context of his performative projection. Looking across, we see paintings by Blake Shirley and Erin Koch Smith … read more… “A quiet roar: Build a house, dig a hole, in Hartford”

A gallery closes: EBK in Hartford

Contributed by Neil Daigle Orians / The first time I visited EBK Gallery on Pearl Street in Hartford was during my second-to-last semester in graduate school at UConn. Our professor was exhibiting new paintings, so a group of us piled into my car and made the trek from Storrs. Thanks to an unfamiliarity with Hartford, combined … read more… “A gallery closes: EBK in Hartford”

Email from Kelsey Miller: Printmaking at the Housatonic Museum

Contributed by Sharon Butler / In an exhibition on view at the Housatonic Museum in Bridgeport, wildlife trafficking, environmental conservation, sexuality, religion, gender, and the illusion of domestic bliss are among the issues addressed through a diverse range of printmaking practices. UConn MFA student Kelsey Miller (and one of the winners of the 2016 SPRING/BREAK Quiz) sent me a … read more… “Email from Kelsey Miller: Printmaking at the Housatonic Museum”

Impressionable: Print exhibition @ Real Art Ways

Artist-curator John O’Donnell has organized a massive print show in Hartford, Connecticut: “Multiple Impressions,” the Fifth Connecticut Printmakers Invitational, on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford through April 21, 2016. The roster includes many luminaries from the Connecticut art and printmaking scene, so I’m proud to have a couple of my new etchings included. … read more… “Impressionable: Print exhibition @ Real Art Ways”