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ART REVIEW: Unhinged Elegance

ART REVIEW: Unhinged Elegance Now at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies, veteran Santa Barbara-based artist Dane Goodman’s decades of work with nods to surrealism, post-Pop Art and other ideas—come together in a compact but powerful retrospective, “Consorts.” By Josef Woodard, News-Press Correspondent September 21, 2018 1:31 PM Dane Goodman, “Consorts” When: through October 13 Where:…

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October Artists of the Month

Dane Goodman & Keith Puccinelli I recently had the pleasure of seeing an exciting, visually stimulating and fun museum exhibit featuring the work of Dane Goodman & Keith Puccinelli. The exhibit entitled “tug” is currently at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Santa Barbara through October 17, where both artists live. I was fortunate…

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ART: Push-pulling dynamic duo

ART: Push-pulling dynamic duo Kindred artistic spirits Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli merge into a fascinating exhibition entity with ‘tug,’ the opening exhibition of the new Westmont Museum of Art season By Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press Correspondent September 11, 2015 12:00 AM “tug,” Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli When: through October 17 Where: Westmont…

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Healing Art

As I have recently witnessed first-hand the experience of a very good friend who had a hip replacement, it made me want to re-visit a very important topic – healthcare and the healing aspects of art so I decided to re-post this newsletter from September 2009. It is entitled: Healing Art – Creating a Therapeutic…

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August Artist of the Month – Joan Brown

I recently had the pleasure to view quite a few large paintings by Joan Brown which were shown at the Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles. The enamel on canvas paintings were included in the group exhibition “About Face” which was curated by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer-Grainer. Joan Brown is considered a second…

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Artist of the Month – Tara Donovan

I will occasionally be highlighting an artwork of the month. The first entry will be about the work of artist Tara Donovan whose Pin Drawing exhibition, is currently at the Pace Gallery in New York. It will be up through June 27. Tara Donovan creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. She is…

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Beginning an art collection……what acquiring minds need to know.

In November, I posted the article “You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art” which examined what acquiring minds need to know when beginning an art collection. In addition, there are six additional key issues to consider when weighing a potential purchase according to the Art Dealers Association of America. 1. Authenticity No…

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June Artist of the Month: Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder Joan Snyder was born in Highland Park, NJ and currently lives in Brooklyn & Woodstock, NY. Her career began with a series of “Stroke” paintings which were shown in her first solo exhibitions in NY and San Francisco in the 70s. She was then selected for the Whitney Annual (1972), Whitney Biennial (1973)…

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@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz – Part 2

@ Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz – Part 2 After climbing up the hill, the Book Club entered the Cell House. There, adding to the air of claustrophobia, an over-lapping sound installation played in multiple cells and was composed of poems, songs and spoken word by people who have been punished for their creative expression,…

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@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Part1

Periodically, I will be posting blog content by the artists I represent. Here is the first by Rose Kelly. @ Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz – Part 1 One fine fall day, seven members of the Book Club, a group of Bay Area artists who meet weekly in Oakland, boarded the ferry to Alcatraz. The…

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