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April 13, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

5 Art Exhibits To See NOW In the US

From – “The Most Exciting Museum Shows Around the US in 2017”:

Jasper Johns, Set elements for Walkaround Time, 1968. Collection Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2000.

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” at the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 8–September 10, 2017
Set to be presented simultaneously in both Minneapolis and Chicago, this show promises not just 35 years of clips of dance performances by the famed choreographer, but also in-depth explorations of Cunningham’s epoch-making art collaborations, from John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg to Andy Warhol and Charles Atlas.

A(n) Office, Promised Land Air, 2016. Rendered aerial perspective of industrial studios with pneumatic freight, housing, air-purification network, and a Canadian consulate. Speculative project for Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit seen in The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition for the United States Pavilion, Biennale Architettura 2016, Venice. Courtesy A(n) Office.

“The Architectural Imagination” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, February 11–April 23, 2017
Re-presenting last year’s US pavilion for the Venice Architectural Biennale, “The Architectural Imagination” offers a dozen speculative architecture projects designed to respond to the condition of Detroit, plus, in this incarnation, the promise of four actual architectural interventions into Motor City itself

Painted Television in Apartment. Photo by Alexis Adler.

“Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979–1980” at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, February 11, 2017–May 7, 2017
Public interest in artists doesn’t get more intense than that around Basquiat, and this showcase of the ephemera of the tragic NYC painter’s pre-fame life is sure to be a hot ticket.

Andrew Wyeth, The Stone Fence, 1946. Private collection.

“Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950” at the High Museum, Atlanta, February 12–May 7, 2017
A sweeping consideration of the image of rural America in art, with more than 200 works by some 80 artists, including N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Grandma Moses, Hale Woodruff, Bill Traylor, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, and Peter Sekaer.

Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity.

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Feb 23–May 14, 2017
A sure-fire crowd-pleaser that brings together the Japanese artist’s “full range of unbridled creation” and includes no less than six of her popular mirrored environments.

April 11, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Spring Holidays

Spring Blooms by S M McLean $399

It’s that time in early spring when holidays start rolling around.

Sunday Family Photo by Stephanie Berry $1,000

I love it because whatever your faith, this usually means family, friends, flowers, food, fun and frolicking around.

Strawberry Cake by John Kilduff $1,250

For some of us, we even start counting down the last several weeks of school before summer.

School Traffic, Toront, CA by Helal Uddin $746

I saw my first snake in the yard today – definitely not my favorite interaction with the natural world, but if I think really hard I can come up with worse.

Snoozing by Barbara Farren, CSPWC $761

If you find yourself with down time this coming weekend while the grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins are occupying your kids, be sure to put your feet up and shop our on-line gallery for a minute or two. We’re pretty positive you’ll love what you see! 

April 6, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Beach Break

Golden Beach by Peter Laughton $425

If you’re in the US near the beginning or middle of April, chances are you’re at the beach on spring break.

The Early Hour by Laura Spring $390

If you’re not on spring break, you might be dreaming of the beach. Who doesn’t? 😉

Beach Cottage by Christine Frisbee $2,520

Either way, the beach is in our collective consciousness.

Rocks by Thurston Howes $425

Here in our on-line gallery of original artwork, we have a lot of talented artists who have mastered many styles from realism, to abstracts, to portraiture, to photography.

Beach Day by Barbara Andolsek $275

One of the most prevalent subjects seen among these styles is the beach.

Beach Colors by Bobbi Heath $260

If you’re not at the beach this week, here’s a shout out to you in hopes of getting you there, in spirit.

Beach Biker by Joseph Shields $625

If you are at the beach, think about bringing an original beach image into your home because it will make you smile all year ’round.

April 4, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Pop Art

Shirts and Ties by Brian Nash $2,200

You may have heard the term Pop Art in the news recently due to the death of artist James Rosenquist, a pioneer of the genre. What is Pop Art, you ask?

Pure Milk by Jeff Schaller $315

According to Wikipedia, Pop Art is a movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Among the early artists shaping the movement in the US were Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

Milk Shake by ZF QUE $600

Pop Art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows by John Kilduff $545

COLORFUL Collage Abstract Art by Michel Keck $675

One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony.

SHAZAM! by JD Deardourff $265

Did you know you can search for original ‘Pop Art’ style works on our website under Browse Art > Style > Pop Art? Check out today for our great options!

March 30, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Spring Flowers

Light in Spring by Marie Alsbrooks $2,815

We’re a ways away from the flowers of May, but it sure is nice to think about them. In all their glorious colors, I can already see their variety and smell the fragrances.

Spring Blossoms by Barbara Andolsek $360

After a long winter, there’s nothing like bringing fresh cut spring flowers in from the garden to brighten up a room!

Peonies by MaryAnn Cleary $575

Even a single bud in a small jar can bring just the right amount of sunshine in doors.

You can always bring me flowers. by Heidi Carlsen-Rogers $2,450

Whether you’re a tulip lover, or a lilac lover, chances are spring will be blooming around you soon.