Monthly Archives: March 2009

Viral Connections

Pictured, at left: Detail of Ik Jook Kang’s “Happy World” mosaic mural at the Princeton Public Library, where many of the librarians are my Facebook friends. Dec. 7, 2008 – the day that will live in infamy. That’s when I … Continue reading

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So Much to See!

The more you look, the more you see in Harry Naar’s incredibly detailed drawings. They are representational, and yet in the markings themselves, they are surreal and abstract. It is a good thing they are of very large size, because … Continue reading

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Fun With Natalie

Natalie Featherston’s trompe l’oeil works are exhibited in galleries across the country, but Made You Look! The Art of Deception at Ellarslie, through April 19, is her first major show in New Jersey. There are trompe l’oeil works in Ms. … Continue reading

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Impressing the Body + Recipe

A year and a half ago, when I was visiting her in her Princeton home to talk about the Princeton Artists Alliance project for Princeton’s sister city, Colmar, France, Hetty Baiz fascinated me when she mentioned that she uses her … Continue reading

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Toad Crossing

This has nothing to do with art, or central New Jersey, but it’s too cool– and too important! — to not draw attention to! The Philadelphia Streets Department just issued a permit to close Eva Street and part of Port … Continue reading

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Fun with Words and Pictures

Glissando, tremolo, accelerando, adagio, diminuendo, appasionato — these musical terms are the titles for Tasha O’Neill’s latest series of photographs on view at Gallery 14 in Hopewell. The show itself is titled Etudes. Ms. O’Neill gives the definition: “A short … Continue reading

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Piece by Piece

A solo exhibition of contemporary fine art mosaics by Skillman, New Jersey, artist Rhonda Heisler is on view at Princeton University, in the offices of the Program in the Study of Women and Gender, 113 Dickinson Hall, through April 30th. … Continue reading

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Come to the Cabaret!

The Big Red Hat Amy Frankel’s painting “The Big Red Hat” is one of about 40 works of art that will be on the auction block March 21 when the West Windsor Arts Council reprises its gala Cabin Fever Cabaret. … Continue reading

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Which Side is Up?

Ever had the problem in handling abstract art, where you don’t know which side is the top? Tatiana L. Sougakova of Plainsboro decided to have fun with this idea, and created a series of artwork she’s playfully titled “flippables.” Her … Continue reading

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Lilliput: Tiny art for big people

If you saw the movie Synecdoche, New York, you will recall the artwork created by Adele, the ex-wife of Caden Cotard, a theater director and the main character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. She specializes in tiny little paintings that … Continue reading

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