Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sista Quilta

Bisa Butler is one of a few dozen artists who will be a part of the exhibit Wonderfully Made: African-American Fine Art in the Atrium at 6 Court St. in Morristown. On view Jan. 29-March 18, the other artists include … Continue reading

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Melancholy Woman

In her new book of poems, Reviewing the Skull (WordTech Editions), Judy Rowe Michaels has written the following “To Picasso’s Melancholy Woman“: I want to sink into the deep-blue shadow that falls across your cheek as you turn away from … Continue reading

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Lost in the Soup of the Psyche

I went to the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea over the weekend to see the exhibit The Red Book of C.G. Jung. “Jung’s fascination with mandalas-Tibetan Buddhist representations of the cosmos used to help reach enlightenment-is evident in these … Continue reading

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Knitted Reptiles and Leopards, Oh My!

Talk about fascinating lines of work: Ruth Marshall worked as an exhibit sculptor and fabricator at the Bronx Zoo for 14 years. There, she got to combine interests in art and the natural world and conservation. (Did you know that … Continue reading

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Smoke and Fire

This painting by Paul Rickert reminds me of driving to Newark Airport and seeing the oil refineries spewing gaseous chemicals into the sky. Although sinfully polluting and akin to the sinuses of our overly wasteful society, there is nevertheless an … Continue reading

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Capricious Forms

Just before it closes (Jan. 13), I finally got to see the Kandinsky show at the Guggenheim. It was so cold, and the lines so long, I debated whether I should buy the catalog or see the exhibit (cost more … Continue reading

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Utopia

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” Toni Morrison New Jersey – home to the original diner, FM radio, the lithium battery, the zipper, the boardwalk, the phonograph … Continue reading

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Dawn of a New Era

Here’s a new year wish from Rajie Cook, the designer responsible for the universal symbols. You see his artwork every time you search for the restroom at the airport. Those little black figures, one with a skirt and one with … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

When an exhibit opens at the Historical Society of Princeton, it’s almost like a return to the past. Or a way to revisit the past, and make the past present. Such was the case with the Rex Goreleigh exhibit. I … Continue reading

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