Mona Hatoum – Displaced Containment?

9/11/18 What are your childhood memories like of home? I think that’s what I resonated with when I came across this installation piece while investigating the art of Mona Hatoum. In viewing some of her work before reading anything about the artist I found myself experiencing an inner conflict. Most of the pieces I came […]

Ghada Amer – Embroidery and Paint

9/5/18 Ghada Amer is a contemporary artist who emmigrated to the United States from France in 1995 at the age of 32. Her abstract portrayals convey a sense of subtle revolt that incite emotion. Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt and lived there until the age of 11 when her family moved to France. Amer’s […]

Julie Mehretu – Abstract Artist

8/21/18 I came across an article titled “Who are the Top 10 Most Expensive Living Women Artists?” I wasn’t sure what the relevance was with regard to such information and found the title a bit strange. I guess that’s why I kept reading! The article had to do with living women artists and compensation for […]

An Artist in Exile – Shirin Neshat

8/11/18 Art is informative. Sometimes more so than reading an article in a newspaper or watching a news feed on TV. I came upon Shirin Neshat unexpectedly and as I started to read more about her I realized I was getting a deeper perspective on an important part of our world and US history. It […]

The Reflective Glass Mirror

8/1/18 I look in the reflective glass mirror and swiftly cast my eyes away. What is this urge to run and hide that I feel deep inside? The eyes are the same, so blue and full of light. I’m afraid it’s too late, and what may they say before I venture out there, out there… […]

Folk Art and Grandma Moses

7/13/18 When I think of the term “Folk Art” it conjures up the vision of art of the people. Wikipedia describes it as art created by an indigenous culture, peasants and tradespeople. In essence, it is art of the people. Folk Art encompasses a wide variety of mediums that are generally utilitarian in nature rather […]

Figuratively Speaking – Mira Dancy

7/3/18 This week I’m back to visiting some contemporary art and came across Mira Dancy. Dancy came to painting through the encouragement of some college professors while at Bard College. She later received her MFA from Columbia University. Growing up as one of 10 children she recalls her mother giving birth at home and by […]