Contributed by Samantha Mitchell / In his definition of heterotopia (of which utopia and dystopia are types) Michel Foucault writes about the mirror as an agent of transformative realization of self in place – simultaneously illuminating and falsifying our own image: I see myself where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up … read more… “Catalogue Essay: Aubrey Levinthal at Nancy Margolis”
Our mid-summer selected exhibitions list, organized by neighborhood, is, well, blooming with group shows that feature flowers, gardens, and nature. For those of you who are out of town, perhaps tending your own patch of land or painting at an artists’ residency upstate, links are included for online browsing. For a full exhibition listing, make sure to check out “The List” at artcritical.
I love spending summers in NYC. For artists who stick around and work in their studios during July and August, NYC is one big art party, featuring a slew of group shows, each with openings, closings and often other events in between. Since list-maker Andrew Ginzel is on hiatus until September, I put together this … read more… “Recommended: Summer Group Shows”
ARTspace, a conference within the College Art Association Annual Conference, is tailored to the interests and needs of studio artists, and, unlike the traditional conference panels, it’s is free and open to the public. Organized by the Services to Artists Committee (I’m a member) ARTspace includes panel discussions, a Media Lounge, artist interviews, and an … read more… “Free and Open to the Public: ARTspace events at the 2013 CAA Annual Conference”