Monthly Archives: June 2009

Art of the Times

South African artist William Kentridge produces works that exist somewhere between film, drawing and theater and sometimes as a combination of all three. Kentridge’s drawings and stop-motion videos often have a subtle but reflectively political undertone, investigating the cultural dualities … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love, Dream and Demons

“Hello Laughing Dog” — That’s the title of this work by Kim Robertson, also in the exhibit at the Riverrun Gallery (see previous post about Rachel Bliss). “I paint the moment,” she writes on her web site. “My world is … Continue reading

Posted in Central NJ Art | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pure Bliss

Back in 2002, I discovered the amazing artist, Rachel Bliss, in a show at the Ruth Morpeth Gallery. I’m excited to see that her work is returning to the area at Lambertville’s Riverrun Gallery, July 3-26.(Pictured at left is “Jumping … Continue reading

Posted in Central NJ Art, Philadelphia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wish I’d Been There

and that I had a spare $26,500 to top the final bidder on this Grueby extremely rare tile incised and embossed with a family of elephants, covered in polychrome matte glazes.  It is aperfectly fired example of matte painting, according … Continue reading

Posted in Artifacts & Antiques, Folk Art | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Artists on the Big Screen

This summer, the Princeton Public Library,65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, will screen a series of films about artists: Beautiful Losers will screen July 1 (you can read my story about that film in TIMEOFF this week); June 29, Surviving Picasso (Merchant/Ivory); … Continue reading

Posted in film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Father’s Day!

Last weekend, my son Everett and I went to Brooklyn to shoot the bridge. My father, who lives in Florida, wanted a picture of his favorite marvel of engineering and Everett came up with the brilliant idea of going there … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Learn from the Master

In the 28 years he worked at the Johnson Atelier, Rory Mahon helped to cast the work of some of the world’s most important artists. He also operated his own foundry in the 90s and has demonstrated his techniques all … Continue reading

Posted in Sculpture, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I Want One!

I admired one of these little bronze figures by Kate Graves at Ellarslie Director Brian Hill’s house last year, and now I’ve learned that Mercer County College Gallery Curator Tricia Fagan has bought one, too. If anyone reading this is … Continue reading

Posted in Central NJ Art, Sculpture | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Garden of Artistic Delights

Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, will become a lush garden of art with an exhibition of work by artists whose work features a garden theme or is made for placement in the garden. It’s all part of the Spring … Continue reading

Posted in Central NJ Art, Environment, Sculpture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Venice, Rome and Williamstown, Mass.

Can’t make it to Venice this summer? Then how about a trip to the Williams College Art Museum in Williamstown, Mass., where you can see this Maurice Prendergast painting of the floating city. Prendergast in Italy, on view July 18-Sept. … Continue reading

Posted in Museum exhibits | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment