Monthly Archives: September 2013

To be an artist requires faith, energy and thought

WAKARUSA — Diane Overmyer is a full-time artist. She paints primarily with oil paints from life, such as still-life paintings or going out on location and painting outdoors, which is called “Plein Air Painting.” Recently, the Wakarusa artist received the … Continue reading

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Froma Harrop: What makes art valuable, really?

The amazing story of Pei-Shen Qian has given the art world pause. A struggling Chinese immigrant, Qian painted fake works attributed to the stars of abstract expressionism — Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell. A woman would pick up the … Continue reading

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With demise of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon makes a fresh start

Gordon’s daughter with Moore, Coco, is now in her late teens, studying art in Chicago. So Gordon threw herself back into visual art, which initially brought her to New York from California in the ’70s, and started Body/Head with her … Continue reading

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Life & Style: Miss World is Still Just a Beauty Contest

Anita Othman Amid all the furor about the Miss World event in Indonesia, one wonders whether we should do away with beauty pageants altogether. In today’s world where women are now heads of government, astronauts, chief executives of global companies … Continue reading

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ARTsee Tour Provides Open Door into Creative Process of Somerset Hills Artists

This Saturday and Sunday, those who had picked up maps — or may have just noticed the bright ARTsee signs with balloons attached around Bernardsville and Basking Ridge — were treated to the third annual ARTsee tour of the studios of some … Continue reading

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Banning of art exposes our partial blindness

DURING the London riots of 2011, the Financial Times published a cartoon inspired by a statement made by David Cameron. British Prime Minister arguing that Britain was “broken”. The Financial Times cartoon depicted three people jumping through a hole in … Continue reading

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Oneohtrix Point Never’s New Video "Still Life (Betamale)" Pulled from YouTube …

New York electronic artist Oneohtrix Point Never has cemented himself in the experimental oeuvre with a new video portraying a disturbing side of deep web subculture. The video for “Still Life (Betamale)” (off of Oneohtrix’ upcoming R Plus Seven) pieces … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, review

I’m not sure it adds up to much, and its comical expressionism is a little too closely reminiscent of Pina Bausch in playful mode. But it’s nothing if not fun, and there are far worse things than that. Touring until … Continue reading

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Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966–1979 – E

In the late 1960s, artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge new forms of art. This art encompassed a wide range of practices, … Continue reading

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Critics’ picks: Visual art

LIGHT YEARS: JACK WHITTEN 1971-1973 Large-scale abstract paintings, never previously exhibited, as well as smaller canvases and drawings from a turning point in the career of the celebrated experimental painter. (Pictured: “Cut Acrylic #6.’’) Through Dec. 8. Rose Art Museum, … Continue reading

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