Category Archives: The Visual Artworker

Whitney Bien

Welcome to the Whitney MuseumThe Biennial continues through June 11, 2017A bit of controversy surrounds the new Whitney Biennial because of Dana Schutz’s painting of an open casket.  In fact instant death seems to be a factor for imagery that you … Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Bien

Whitney MuseumRenzo Piano, ArchitectWe approach the Whitney Museum from the west.  It is a bright, sunny afternoon in New York City and it has been snowing earlier in the week, so we had a brilliant day to drive downtown and park to look around. &… Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Women’s Work

Ceramics from Andrea PawarskiatThe YardsWomen’s Work is a group show at The Yards, which you can find on the northern edge of Rochester’s Public Market.  Open on Saturday from 10 – 2 pm, you go up two flights of stairs to the exhibition space and … Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Art Is My Father

Arthur Singer  ( 1917-1990 ), Self Portraitcirca 1944During World War ll , in The “Ghost Army “Yes, I write about the visual arts, but Art is my father.  He was also known as Arthur – or if you were really close, Artie.  My dad – Ar… Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Beyond Category

From left: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Willie-the Lion Smithmid 1960’sCelebration of Black History Month concludes with a whirl of events here in town.  My own way to observe this is to say: what a privilege it has been to come in contact … Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

With An Artist’s Eye

“Jasper’s Other Map”byBernard MyersatUniversity Gallery, R.I.T.thru March 11, 2017In the University Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology, we have a physical environment that welcomes the viewer of images in an unhurried atmosphere that is both … Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Cooper Union Connections

Clare Romano ( 1922-2017 ) ” Half Shuttered Venice”,wood block print, 1996commissioned by The Print Club of RochesterAgainst a backdrop of political turmoil in Washington, D.C., I have found myself in a reflective mood, and I want to celebrate the… Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Whirlwind

Charles CloughBurchfield Penney Art CenterBuffalo, New YorkI am sure that I am not alone when I think that the pace of living today has increased considerably, and the nearly instantaneous mix we have with the media seems to be pushing us along.  … Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Long Lineage

Kurt Moyer at Axom GalleryRochester, New YorkMaybe it is the stress of the current political climate that calls out for some stability, but I look to gather strengths from the foundations of painting, and from a long and storied history in the visual a… Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment

Image Masters

First Friday Evening at The HungerfordRochester, New YorkI stepped out of my studio on a First Friday to go and catch up with some artists who have mastered their medium.  In the present climate there are many reasons to go and find the art on vie… Continue reading

Posted in The Visual Artworker | Leave a comment