Category Archives: Abstract art

Divide Space, Add Color

On a day so cold it makes you forget global warming, Trudy Glucksberg’s Princeton home is toasty, from her warm greeting and the steaming coffee she serves to the fire in her hearth. She is surrounded by hand-built ceramic pots, … Continue reading

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Windows on the Dance of Life

Priscilla Snow Algava’s studio may be in the most enviable spot for an artist in Princeton. Her large glass windows look out on Witherspoon Street and the former Lahiere’s building, and from her perch she draws and paints the bustling … Continue reading

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‘Valentin, C’est Moi’: The Art of Play

Being a parent gives adults license to play. In parenting Valentin, Thibaud Thiercelin finds the playful inspiration that pervades his canvases. Valentin is the center of Thiercelin’s universe. When Thiercelin and his wife, the artist Lisa Salamandra, learned that young … Continue reading

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Consider the Pineapple

When Anne Q. McKeown and I arrive at her Brooklyn high rise, with a sweeping view of the eastern part of the borough, artist Emna Zghal offers us something to drink: coffee, tea, or would we like something Tunisian? Definitely … Continue reading

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From Milk to Mascara

This is the intriguing title for Eva Mantell’s upcoming talk on Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m., at the West Windsor Arts Center. Mantell is one of the artists in Recyclone, on view through Feb. 26, featuring three artists who work … Continue reading

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Landscape Turns Inscape

From the mountains of China to Norway’s Lofoten Islands, from the sunsets of the American Southwest to gardens in France, England and Japan, Princeton artist Thomas George has immersed himself in the beauty and mystery of nature for more than … Continue reading

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What We Owe the Earth

Eve Ingalls is on an archaeological dig. She is examining the surface of the earth, and what we have done to it. Whether working in sculpture, paint, or drawing, she is redrawing the earth, with its scarred surfaces, showing us … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy

In her own words, Lucy Graves McVicker says she will often ruin a painting to get the effect she wants. And I have seen her at work. She will cut up paintings, or crumple up Saran Wrap on this, or … Continue reading

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Master of Merz

Try this at home: Go out for a walk, gather up a few objects of detritus – say, a discarded key, unidentifiable metal disks, feathers, a paint can lid – and bring them home to combine with scraps of old … Continue reading

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Centers of Narrative Gravity

Andrew Werth’s paintings, on view at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville through May 1, comprise a body of work he calls “Centers of Narrative Gravity” where swirls of color interact with thousands of individually hand-painted marks to create interactive paintings … Continue reading

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