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Audio Review – anonymous Shiva Linga paintings at the Arcadia University art gallery

(In this 3-minute artblog audio review, Leah Koontz talks about the meditative Shiva Linga paintings from Rajasthan, India currently on display at the Arcadia University Art Gallery. More information on that show can be found here.–the artblog editors)

Detail view of Phobos, left, and Epiphany: Father Time, right

Sacred geometry and travels through time and space with Dechemia at Rebekah Templeton

The experience of art in a gallery requires spending sufficient time to allow the senses to be lifted into the world of the work on the walls surrounding you. Artists Isobel Sollenberg and John Gibbons (collectively known as Dechemia) have embraced this understanding of art viewing, designing their pieces like parts of an environment that welcome and threaten to swallow you whole as they beckon towards infinity, as though one were looking into an enchanted well. Dechemia, which in Latin translates to “of chemistry,” are currently presenting new works in the show “Outside of Time,” up at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary ... More » »

‘Juan Downey shot by Yanomami’ still from ‘The Abandoned Shabono’ (1978)

Juan Downey; the invisible architect at the Bronx Museum

Juan Downey was an important, yet under-recognized pioneer of video (and worked in a variety of other media), who was active in the downtown art scene in New York, where he moved in 1967 and remained until his premature death in 1993. A substantial body of his work has not been seen in the U.S. in decades. The Bronx Museum of the Arts and MIT’s List Visual Art Center have organized this large and stunning, first U.S. survey, Juan Downey; the invisible architect,  which is on view in the Bronx through June 10.  If you are interested in video, video ... More » »