Ghada Amer’s threaded paintings in Brooklyn

While she describes herself as a painter and has won international recognition for her abstract canvases embroidered with erotic motifs, Ghada Amer is a multimedia artist whose entire body of work is infused with the same ideological and aesthetic concerns. The submission of women to the tyranny of domestic life, the celebration of female sexuality … read more… “Ghada Amer’s threaded paintings in Brooklyn”

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Larger-than-life drawing

“Big Drawing,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 19. This five-person group show features huge drawings by Sharon Horvath, Graham Nickson, Karlis Rekevics, Michael Volonakis and James Weingrod. Media include ink, acrylic, charcoal, and Plexiglas. In the NY Sun, Alix Finkelstein compares the drawings to Renaissance cartones. “Artists continue to expand the … read more… “Larger-than-life drawing”

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Hard edge in Grand Rapids

Minimalist painter Ellsworth Kelly has redefined abstraction by examining the shapes and colors found in natural and man-made forms, producing a visually breathtaking and philosophically sophisticated body of work. Of course, not everyone sees it that way. At the soon-to-open Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan, “Blue White,” an Ellsworth Kelly sculpture, has become the … read more… “Hard edge in Grand Rapids”

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