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Beth Heinly, at our interview Mar. 13, 2013, at Vox Populi

From the vault — Meet artblog comics artist Beth Heinly

[If you’ve seen yourself in Beth Heinly’s sometimes-morbid, always-honest the 3:00 book comic strip, you’re not alone. Beth, who’s worked with artblog for years, sat down with us last March to talk about a show she curated at Vox Populi; her art-making philosophy; and her childhood, which she describes as a “battle between good and evil”. Beth’s work is currently showing at Vox Populi in a group exhibition called Supernatural. Listen to the podcast, and then check out the show! — the artblog editors] Beth Heinly grew up in the Philadelphia area.  She draws comic strips (under the title the ... More » »


From the vault — October 2012 — Syd Carpenter on artblog radio

[The African American Museum of Philadelphia recently opened More Places of Our Own, an exhibition of sculpture artist Syd Carpenter’s work celebrating the community-uniting efforts of African American gardeners and farmers in Georgia and South Carolina. We spoke with Carpenter in the fall of 2012 about the project, right after she returned from Georgia. Have a listen! — the artblog editors] Syd Carpenter’s ceramic sculptures are in many museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy, and the Renwick in Washington, DC. Carpenter’s muscular and biomorphic forms pull together recognizable imagery–chains, fences, flowers, and a series of farms based on ... More » »


From the vault — Meet artblog comics artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright

[Ever wondered about the man behind artblog’s latest spate of cat comics? Andrew Jeffrey Wright, who draws the popular Bananazz, talked with us in 2011 about zine-making, stand-up comedy, and surviving on $500 a month. Listen to the podcast to learn more about him! — the artblog editors] Andrew Jeffrey Wright is known for his humorous drawings and prints, psychedelic pattern paintings, and most recently his stand-up comedy routine, which he performs regularly Tuesday nights at the Barbary. Wright, who is a founding and current member of Space 1026, made his first splash with The Manipulators, an animated film he co-produced with ... More » »


From the vault — April 2011 — Jennie Thwing on artblog radio

[A few years ago, we interviewed Jennie Thwing, an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and educator, on artblog radio. On April 1 through April 30, Thwing’s new work will appear in Imaginary Reality: The 10th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford. The exhibition, curated by Main Line executive director Amie Potsic, also features Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock. Get to know how Thwing approaches her work, and then check out Imaginary Reality at the show’s opening reception, gallery tour, and artist talk on Friday, April 4 at 4:30pm! — the artblog editors]  Jennie Thwing‘s whimsical stop-action animations have ... More » »

Past and present: New Orleans Museum of Art photography curators hold a dialogue about the museum's photographic holdings.

Camera-derie — Six photography curators chat about curation at the New Orleans Museum of Art

[artblog editor Lianna Patch attended a panel of photography curators last month at the New Orleans Museum of Art, during which the curators spoke about what they each added to the museum’s extensive photography collection. — the artblog editors] Want to see one of the largest permanent photographic collections in the country? Head to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), where a long lineup of curators has been collecting photographs since the 1970s. Last month, NOMA hosted an unusual event to celebrate the close of massive retrospective Photography at NOMA. The museum brought together five of its photography curators from ... More » »

Southern men accused of a race murder

From the vault — January 2007 — Rosalyn Drexler at Pace-Wildenstein

[In celebration of artblog’s 10-year anniversary in 2013, we’re bringing you posts from the past. Here, Roberta raves about a 2007 retrospective of pop artist Rosalyn Drexler’s work — the artblog editors] Painter of pop noir, Rosalyn Drexler, whose collage paintings from the 1960s blew us away when they appeared at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in 2004, is having a solo show at Pace Wildenstein Gallery [which returned to being the Pace Gallery in 2010]! This is excellent news for all who are interested in correcting art history’s record and including strong artists like Drexler who were overlooked the first time around. I interviewed Drexler ... More » »

"Alien Sex," another Zurkow project.

From the vault — January 2004 — Marina Zurkow’s new media

(In celebration of artblog’s 10-year anniversary in 2013, we’re bringing you content from years past. Roberta reviewed the web artwork of Marina Zurkow in January 2004, and considered the experience of viewing art in private online! — the artblog editors) Thinking about web art this morning, I decided it was about time to check out the “New Directions in New Media” button at Inliquid. I knew none of the names of the artists listed, so chose one at random from Menu 3, Marina Zurkow. I’m always interested in work by women in what’s perceived as male-dominated fields (computers, animation, video). Zurkow’s ... More » »

Crawford begins cutting into one of his paintings.

From the vault — September 2005 — Deciding the value (and fate) of your artwork

(In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, we’re bringing you content from years past. Reflecting on Elizabeth’s recent talk with painter Sharon Butler, who spoke about taking care of her own work (or not), and Maegan’s review of Astrid Bowlby’s new paired works, one of which a buyer can choose to take home, we’re sensing a theme of artist ownership. We’ve brought back Libby’s 2005 feature on Rah Crawford, who destroyed his work when no one bought it. — the artblog editors) A crowd pressed into the small Qbix Gallery Friday night to witness artist Rah Crawford destroy three of four pieces he promised to ... More » »

Biggers/Zackin installation still

From the vault — December 2003 — The other side of the race equation

(In celebration of our 10-year anniversary, we’re bringing you content from our inaugural year. In December 2003, Libby reviewed a dual video installation tackling race, otherness and social class. A decade later, the social issues raised by the artists still apply — the artblog editors) Two video installations at the Gershman Y gnaw away at our intractable cultural problem of race. The show, “Reverse Negatives,” which runs until Feb. 10, includes a pair of videos by Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin and a pair of videos by Doron Solomon. Biggers and Zackin, who are black and Jewish, respectively, went to art school together, ... More » »

"Cities of Ys, 2013", still from video.

In New Orleans – Camille Henrot dives into Houma oral traditions and finds connections to a lost city in Brittany

(Lianna’s post explores a project by French artist Camille Henrot that weaves together information about Louisiana’s Houma Indian Nation with ideas about loss of cultural identity and legends.) In Cities of Ys, her first solo exhibition in the U.S., French artist Camille Henrot explores the ever-changing definition of “culture.” Through video, sculpture, woodcuts and prints, Henrot draws connections between Louisiana’s Houma Indian Nation and the tribe’s rapidly disappearing native wetlands, and other cultures’ flooding myths, including the legend of Ys (pronounced EESS), a mythical drowned city in Henrot’s familial region of Brittany.  I talked with the artist and NOMA curator Miranda Lash ... More » »

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