Cowboys of Color – Swain & Shields

Robert Swain and Alan Shields were some groovy colorful dudes! Both natives of the Midwest who ended up on the New York scene of the 1960’s.  Although they made their color rich works in the 1960-70’s they feel very fresh and contemporary.  Swain, born 1940 in Austin, Texas is a…

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Viva La France!

I spent March 25-April 12th in Lyon France in participating in a residency at the Les Subsistances compound along the Saone River. Les Subsistances is an institution that focuses on a cross discipline approach to avant-garde performance art in the 21st century. While in residency the group of artists, actors…

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NYC Guggenhiem's Contemplating the Void

‘Inopportune One’ by Cai Guo-Qiang, 2009. ‘Ascension (Red)’ by Anish Kapoor, 2009. ‘Untitled’ by Doug Aitken, 2009 The Guggenheim has invited artists to artist proposed their dream intervention of the Frank Loyd Wright building! In by far one of the more innovative and contemporary shows and without limitations the 193…

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Quirky Victorian Collages at the Metropolitan

While researching for my collages… to my surprise I came across these! A current show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York of charming collages made by Victorian British Women. Showing some of the first examples of collage and painting on paper long before the Dada artists. They were created…

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