Daphne Arthur’s Landscape of the Fantastic

Daphne Arthur’s Smoke Drawings takes us into an other-worldly landscape that is both recognizable and yet beautifully foreign. Many of the objects in her artwork border on appearing animated, thus creating a narrative of the fantastic. Take for instance Grasses of Green Lemon Drops, where the scene resides in between apocalyptic desolation and serene beauty. The tree in […]

The Beautiful Macabre: The Work of Benedetta Bonichi

If you are in New York City this summer, then make some time to see Head (July 10-Aug 11), an exhibit curated by Robert Curcio and D. Dominick Lombardi for Bosi Contemporary. Featuring  the works of Christophe Avella-Bagur, Benedetta Bonichi, Richard Butler, Lori Field, Rieko Fujinami, Chambliss Giobbi, Ronald L. Hall, Nina Levy, D. Dominick Lombardi, Esther […]

Monstrous Transformations: Sharon Singer’s Red Riding Hood

You know the story. Little girl goes through the woods to her grandmother’s house. Little girl is stalked by ravenous wolf. Big bad wolf gets to the house first, eats grandma. Wolf gets in bed with girl, then eats her. This would be the Little Red Riding Hood of Charles Perrault (who published it as […]

Jessica Joslin: A Menagerie of Brass and Bone

There seems to be an ever-growing trend to both humanize animals (particularly pets), to the point of giving them organic food and worrying about their health care perhaps more than our own, while simultaneously continuing our eradication of species that we don’t see as necessary (go research the blob fish). Jessica Joslin ruptures that binary […]

Carla Gannis: A carny’s explosion-in-a-pixel factory

There has been much ado about this term called The New Aesthetic: what it means, where it’s from, what it aims to do, how it might wander aimlessly through the rhetoric of revolutionary art movements with nary a ripple in that ocean. Bruce Sterling has described it as the “eruption of the digital into the physical,” throwing […]