Author Archives: Alan Singer

A MAY ZING

Ithaca is Gorges in May, 2019Here is my first recommendation for this emerging Spring season.  We just stepped out of Cineamopolis in Ithaca, New York where we took our seats and watched the movie documentary “Amazing Grace”.  This is about a… Continue reading

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Imagine That

Chenyang Mu presents “Hear You” at Joy GalleryandBevier Gallery at R.I.T.Chenyang Mu has a mysterious side to her artwork.  You have to listen closely to the sounds her glass sculptures can evoke.  You can brush up against some blown glass fo… Continue reading

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The White Cube / and Printmakers

Published first in the 1970s still relevant today!I am re-reading a book from the late 20th Century that still resonates today with even more power than when it was first published!  “Inside the White Cube” was written and published in the 1970s a… Continue reading

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Field Guide

Brad Butler, Main Street Arts, Directorgets in focusI was driving up from Pennsylvania over the weekend and stopped in Clifton Springs, New York to see what was happening at Main Street Arts.  There was an opening in progress at the gallery that f… Continue reading

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Spring Arrives

Art House Press, 2019Cordell Cordaro & designer Marco FesyukI met the artist Cordell Cordaro once and enjoyed chatting and seeing his artwork but I didn’t get a chance to thank him for the work he does to publish the yearly installments of Art Hous… Continue reading

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Figuratively

Alan Singer, “Self-Portrait”, oil on linen, 1974During my college years at The Cooper Union, School of Art – my ideal painting subjects were portraits and poses from live models I had been drawing since I was a youth.  I got started early ( my par… Continue reading

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In Context

Keith Haring and his art ( 1980s )Keith Haring’s images have been recognized worldwide.  But back in the mid 1970s you might have only seen his memorable artwork on the walls of the subway stations in New York City where he lived.  Graffiti! … Continue reading

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Spirited

CheemahMarch 11, 2019  Oakland, CaliforniaDown by Jack London Square there is a bold monument of a young woman holding a torch perhaps riding alongside an eagle, and this sculpture is called “Cheemah, Mother of the Spirit Fire..  She points t… Continue reading

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Sentinel West

General ShermanSequoia National Park, CaliforniaMeet General Sherman!  On a “must see” list, I can introduce you today to the world’s largest tree!Not the oldest, nor the tallest tree ( which resides many miles up north of here ).  We me… Continue reading

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Likeness

The artist Sunyoung KwonatJoy Gallery 498 1/2 West Main StreetRochester, New YorkAt the Joy Gallery,  in the heart of Rochester, New York, there is a new presentation by artist Sunyoung Kwon who studied as a grad student at Rochester Institut… Continue reading

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