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framed pictures in gallery

Paul Chan’s selected works at the Schaulager — Mythos — Part 1


[In the first part of her extended four-part series on artist Paul Chan, artblog contributor Mari Shaw delves into Chan's work across media. The series will appear here on Sundays in October. -- the artblog editors]  As I walk through the exhibition, Paul Chan — Selected Works at the Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland (May-October ... More » »


The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A new app aims to replace subway ads with art; Ai Weiwei created an exhibit at Alcatraz remotely from Beijing; and Toronto pays attention and homage to Islamic art. -- the artblog editors] Ninth Berlin Biennial to be Curated by Internet-Famous DIS, via Art Forum ... More » »

beach blanket and line on floor

Sketches from California have a lot of spit and polish at Fjord


[Roberta encounters the beach, some seals playing in a fountain, landscapes and kitsch in a group show at Fjord. — the artblog editors) The word sketches usually means quick, fresh, unfinished.  For Sketches from California, a group show of works by artists from the UC San Diego graduate art program, artist and ... More » »

Mixed media painting

David Lynch’s early work at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art


[Irena enters the  dark, sometimes grotesque world of David Lynch's visual artworks, which explore themes of danger, family, and sickness, and which are inextricably tied to North Philly. -- the artblog editors] The area of North Central Philadelphia around the corner of 13th and Wood streets is desolate and grim, with a ... More » »


#SelfieShow @ Yell Gallery


[Selfies meet with a lot of criticism for their inherently narcissistic bent. Lauren reviews a show that embraces that narcissism, and unearths the creativity that can sometimes lie beneath a selfie's shallow appearance. -- the artblog editors] The “selfie” goes back a lot further than we think (what do you think the ... More » »


Matthew Green at our interview, Jan. 20, 2014, at  CultureWorks.

Matthew Green on the lure of painting and the Meadowlands – on artblog radio

Matthew Green’s realist oil paintings depict the natural world punctuated by pieces of the built environment that intrude and insist on the ... More » »

Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.

Roberto Lugo talks about family, humor and what fuels his ceramics – an artblog radio podcast

When we talked with Roberto Lugo last December he told us many provocative things, like how he grew up in a poor ... More » »