Category Archives: mixed media

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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A Space for ‘Spaces’

Perhaps it is dangerous to title an exhibit Spaces/Places. Last summer, I was fortunate to have been invited by Gallery Verde owners Joanna Tully and Tasha O’Neill to be a jurer for a show, Space/Places. The open call to artists … Continue reading

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Textures and Trails

Diana Moore, curator at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, exhibited signs of a creative spirit at a young age. When her parents gave her holiday gifts  she spent hours inventing different ways to use the boxes those presents came … Continue reading

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Interior Design

Art venues sprout up in the unlikeliest of venues. In some instances, office buildings offer art galleries in their lobbies in order to help bring arts-and-culturally minded types into their midst. Alternatively, guerrilla artists may present artwork in a public … Continue reading

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Means of Containment

For years, book artist Miriam Schaer observed gloves on the streets of New York: lost or abandoned, left to the elements,  tattered; or, in some cases, expensive gloves, or gloves that may have belonged to children. Schaer wanted to bring … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll

What’s that high-pitched sound you hear as you enter the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Dorrance Galleries? Must be ringing in your ears, you think, as you look, first, at the self-portrait by Michelangelo Pistoletto: a life-size serious man-in-the-gray-flannel-suit type fellow … Continue reading

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Books – Get ’em While they Last!

As we go through the digital revolution, artists are reacting as print products disappear before our eyes. New York City’s New Museum is exhibiting The Last Newspaper, in which 27 artists “disassemble and re-contextualize elements of the newspaper… using methods … Continue reading

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Drawn Through Nature

For the love of sheep, Susan MacQueen is back! This time she’s in a two-person show with Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser at the Veridian Gallery in Pennington. “I have explored the image of sheep through sculpture, installation, monoprint and most recently, drawing,” … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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Bee in her Bonnet

Three years ago, when Warren Jeffs was jailed for being an accomplice to rape in arranging polygamous marriages between under-age girls and older men, I was fascinated by the hand-sewn 19th-century clothing the women at the Yearning for Zion Ranch … Continue reading

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