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Susan Wides’ works are on view at Hearst Galleries in art.now.2019 metamorphosis : changing climate curator Betty Levin

ARTEIDOLIA February 2019, Jacques Roch review by Ron Morosan 

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…There is a distinct existential dialogue going on, a self dialogue, or talking to himself, that takes place in his painting and this adds a presence to the work that puts in into the company of such artists as Paul Klee and Odilion Redon. The voice of the artist is clearly present in Jacques’ work and contributes to its power. In this way it is distinctly an artist’s art; it claims the territory of art as an artist’s language and doesn’t seek to serve an external objective world or a popular media world…

D’Art Magazine Intl January 2019 essay by  Dominique Nahas – The Rich Imagination of Jacques Roch: Sensuousness and Impertinent Play

In these selected artworks extending over decades we feel from the very beginning that Roch engendered an intense vision of play-filled lubricity and turmoil, topped-off with a mixture of frenzy and sensuous delight. His complex vision, while it entices and charms with its surfeit of jitteriness and pliability, has equal parts smoothness and scratchiness and darkness. His imagery (like gnats buzzing at your face, a thousand little tongues haptically engaging your eyes and mind) offers us something strangely comical, yet insistently askew…

Four floor relief sculptural commission by Will Kurtz installed at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL  on January 11, 2019.

Kurtz’s initial proposal was an 18 x 24 foot high relief sculpture depicting marine life from the surface to the ocean floor. The idea to depict underwater aquatic life has remained in tact. However, the artwork is now done in sections displayed on four floors in the elevator banks of the Children’s Hospital at Stony Brook. Within the reliefs are huge schools of small fish, playful dolphins, a sea turtle, tuna, mahi mahi and a grouper. The fifth floor relief contains the ocean floor with different types of coral, shellfish and an octopus. The variety of underwater sea life will give a child something unique to discover on multiple viewings. They will be able to see marine life at different depths. The tranquility and serenity in seeing images of aquatic life should give a calming affect to what can often be a stressful environment.

ARTNET NEWS Editors’ Picks: Things to See in New York This Week  Dan Hernandez March 5, 2018

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Artist Dan Hernandez creates intricate tableaux that blend religious iconography with the contemporary visual language of video games, two genres which somehow collapse seamlessly together in farcical send-ups of culture and society.

LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY “Tick Tock: Time in Contemporary Art” Feb 20 – May 5, 2018 includes artwork by Paul Glabicki

BROOKLYN RAIL February 08,2018 by Hearne Pardee Susan Wides: this:seasons

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Just as Impressionists brought viewers into contact with the reception of light in the eye, Susan Wides immerses them in the more active process of focus. The apparently stable, seamless visual field is just a convenient fiction: our eyes, in conjunction with other senses, are actually in constant motion…

ARTNET NEWS February 05, 2018 This Artist Collected 300 of Trump’s Most Egregious Tweets and Turned Them Into a Party of Pecking Birds

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The individual “twits” by Deborah G Nehmad are arranged chronologically and grouped together in a form that resembles a migration pattern. Through it, a narrative emerges, painting a picture of the man behind the impetuous language. Adding to the visual metaphor are tweets that are positioned beak-to-beak for when the messages contradict each other…

MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX has acquired September 3, 2016_11:02:10 by Susan Wides for their Photography Department. 

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA has acquired Possible Worlds #9021, 2014 by Moon Beom for their Korean Art Department. 

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Detroit, Mi   

HUMAN/NATURE selections from the Kim Foster Gallery, curated by Juana Williams

January 19 through March 23, 2018

HUMAN/NATURE features works by the following gallery artists: Moon Beom, Sydney Blum, Margaret Evangeline, Christian Faur, Paul Glabicki, Dan Hernandez, Antonio Petracca, Jim Toia, Susan Chrysler White, and Susan Wides.

Each artist in the exhibition examines the collective, incessant journey toward decoding the details of the relationship between humans and nature, and how humans are organically drawn to consider this connection. Exploring natural elements through the senses is a universal characteristic that embeds individuals into the culture of humanity. As one navigates personal experiences, narratives are created through representations that rely on being aware of the surrounding world, and positioning oneself within it. Because of the unending quest for understanding, many interact with environments through visualization, manipulation, and even attempts to master nature. Through personal interaction, the innate human response to create is realized.

WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL January 17, 2018 by Daniel Gauss Trump’s Life without Art

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Deborah G. Nehmad has a show currently at Kim Foster Gallery in which she has collected and graphically represents numerous tweets from President Trump. Each tweet reflects what most of us who love art have aspired to overcome – human life at its most base, arbitrary and unexamined.

The tweets reveal Trump as someone with no capacity or desire for self-examination or self-control. This is a life without art and without the underlying impetus that drives many of us to art – to better understand ourselves and our world to ensure that we can rise above the random and arbitrary; to develop meaning and work toward humane change in ourselves, others and the world. His tweets displayed by Nehmad are works of art about a life devoid of art and what one is left with in its absence…

SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE 

Installed a permanent suspended 3D installation at the lobby of Art Place / Fort Totten, Washington, D.C. (2017)

Christian Faur

CHRISTIAN FAUR 

Participating in  “Hello City!” at the DAEJEON MUSEUM OF ART, South Korea, (June – Oct, 2017)

DEBORAH NEHMAD  

The HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART has acquired her artworks Wasted and Wasted II, May 2017.

Solo exhibition at HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART “Wasted” (Jan 29 – May 8, 2016)

PAUL GLABICKI : link to Interview with Paul Glabicki

Screening at TATE MODERN “Independent Frames- American Experimental Animations 1970s & 1980s” Feb 2017

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SYDNEY BLUM :

link to Canadian TV News: Sydney Blum at Saks 5th Avenue

ANTONIO PETRACCA :

New Saks Fifth Avenue Men Store, Brookfield Place

link to Antonio Petracca article in Huffington Post November 2016 

KATHLEEN MULCAHY :

2 person exhibit at WESTMORELAND MUSEUM “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos”  (Nov 5, 2016 – Feb 5, 2017)

DAN HERNANDEZ :

participating in EVERHART MUSEUM “Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales”

(July 15 – Dec 31, 2016)

WILL KURTZ  :

participating in ART SOUTHAMPTON “Call of the Wild” curator Brooke Shields and David Kratz 2016    

participating in PORTAL ART FAIR at Federal Building (May 2016)

New York Times article featuring Kurtz

participating in “The Art of Now” Curator, Betty Levin HEARST TOWER (Jan – Sept, 2016)

solo exhibit “Extra! Extra! See All About It.” Curator, Vida Sabbaghi PORT AUTHORITY TERMINAL TIMES SQUARE (Dec, 2015 – Jan, 2016)

Link to Good Day NY Fox 5 Will Kurtz

JIM TOIA :  

solo exhibit “From Here to Emergency: A Career Overview” NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM (Sept – Dec, 2015)

New York Times review link

DAN HERNANDEZ : Genesis 

Link to Artillery Magazine review Dan Hernandez

Link to ARTE FUSE review

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WILL KURTZ :  Pardon the Interruption, Please

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link to Whitehot Magazine review Will Kurtz

Artnet Interview with Will Kurtz

link to Wall Street International review Will Kurtz

DEBORAH G NEHMAD : Wasted

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RON DESMETT & KATHLEEN MULCAHY

Walking on Delicate Glass

CHRISTIAN FAUR : Color Value

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DAVID MCQUEEN   : A Once Imagined Ocean…

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SYDNEY BLUM  : Fuzzy Geometry

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PAUL GLABICKI  : Relativity

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MOON BEOM : Secret Garden

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