Minimal Female Figures Explore Community, Identity, and Connection in Laura Berger’s Paintings

“In my feelings” (2020), oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. All images © Laura Berger, shared with permission

In Laura Berger’s minimalist paintings, female figures entwine together in abstract formations. Their dark locks flow with the curves of their bodies, which are posed in relaxed, natural stances. Using tight color palettes of muted tones, Berger works mostly in acrylic, although she’s ventured into oil since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m not sure if it’s related to everything that’s been going on in the world or to the shift in medium itself, but my ideas have been moving in a more narrative direction which has really opened up a lot of new things for me to work with,” she tells Colossal.

The Chicago-based artist (previously) continues to explore themes of identity, community, and connection, in addition to more abstract conceptions of energy and quality of … Read the rest

Linda Givon, Founder of South Africa’s Goodman Gallery, Has Died at Age 84

Dealer Linda Givon, who founded Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg in 1966, has died at age 84. The South African publication Times Live, which first broke the news, reports that Givon’s death was “unexpected.” Goodman Gallery did not immediately provide ARTnews with Givon’s cause of death.

In the early years of the gallery, Givon worked with artists including David Goldblatt, Zwelethu Mthethwa, William Kentridge, Sydney Kumalo, Tracey Rose, and Moshekwa Langa, among others. She sold the gallery, which today also maintains spaces in Cape Town and London, to its current owner and director, Liza Essers, in 2008. Throughout her career, Givon was widely regarded as an influential and prominent dealer in the South African art scene during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Born in 1936, Givon worked at London’s Grosvenor Gallery before setting out to establish Goodman Gallery. She spoke with the New York Times in 2003 … Read the rest

1 Pc Children Cute Cartoon Animals Castanet Clapper Musical Instrument Preschool Toys

Daniel Cristian Chiriac, born 1972 in Romania, paints oil on canvas. Baker, F. (2011). Facilitating Neurological Reorganization through Music Therapy: A Case of Modified Melodic Intonation Therapy in the Treatment of a Person with Aphasia. In A. Meadows (Ed.), Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives (pp. 280-296). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona. Rickson, D., Molyneux, C., Ridley, H., Castelino, A., & Upjohn-Beatson, E. (2015). Music therapy with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder – Current practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 13, 8-32. Haunch of Venison, New York. Abstract Expressionism: A World Elsewhere. 12 September – 12 November 2008. Catalogue. Like literature, music has also a language of its own and the notes produced whether in abstract melody or any composition has some message to convey or some mood to create. Speaking metaphorically, the notes and nuances of musical sounds which ultimately go to make musical … Read the rest

Veteran Rapper iLLBliss welcomes miraculous second child

Veteran rapper/actor and label owner, Tobechukwu Ejiofor popularly known as “illbliss” (Oga boss) welcomes second child with his wife Munachiso Maria-Goretti Ejiofor.

 

The Goretti’s company CEO and wife, named their little princess “Kachimsideh” which means (As God has written).

Inspiring words accompanied his Instagram post explaining how special the birth of his second child means to him.

Our second child Sideh came to our lives so miraculously, arriving at 26 weeks after being pronounced unsavable by the first hospital…

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Modern Paintings

There are many wonderful artists in Norco, California, including face and body painters, caricaturists, portrait artists, and airbrush artists. Known for his nature-driven abstract paintings, inspired by the landscapes of British Columbia, Smith kept painting through 2018, living and working until the end in his West Coast Modern home, designed in 1966 by the architect and urban planner Arthur Erickson. He could actually paint from his living room,” says Angela Grossman, a Vancouver-based painter and friend of Smith’s, who recalls his hospitality and generosity toward younger artists and many visits to his home perched on a rocky outcropping between the sea and forest. 1977 Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth-Century American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and subsequent tour. When Davy Brown returned from his travels he successfully taught contemporary art in Scottish schools. Throughout this time Davy Brown continued to paint and exhibit his paintings along with other leading … Read the rest

Halfabar Presents His New Single – "Don't Leave Me"

Halfabar Presents His New Single – "Don’t Leave Me"

Halfabar is a Nigerian – USA Based Musical Artist also know as Matthew Ezeigbo,

He is a Sensational Music Artist, Business magnate, realtor, investor and the CEO of (Strong Eye Records) , which is a music record label that offers The upbringing of the upcoming artist to superstar in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

He was born in the USA July 29, 1982 Into the family of Mr & Mrs Jasper and Angela Ezeigbo. He is from Umuahia, Abia State.

Early Life:
He attended Independence Layout at Enugu during his primary session and later moved to Army Day for his secondary school

He also attended Paint branch High School USA, Duval high School USA, PGCC College USA

Halfabar is a goal oriented entrepreneur, songwriter & a rapper.

He sees the likes of Jay z, and Rick Ross as his role models. He … Read the rest

Henna Tattoos Chicago Face Painting

Hans Hofmann was a strong exponent of abstract art whose paintings depicted a relationship between powerful and vibrant colours on a clearly defined underlying structure, Hans Hofmann – representative of the Abstract Expressionism movement – was born in Weissenberg in Bavaria on March 21st 1880. Brown, R. A. (2012). Music preferences and personality among Japanese university students. International Journal of Psychology, 47(4), 259-268. City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. American Painting: 39th Annual Exhibition. 16 February – 19 March 1946. Catalogue with text by Charles Nagel, Jr., published in Bulletin, City Art Museum, St. Louis 31, no. 1 (1946). N4th Gallery presents a group exhibition of artwork created by artists utilizing the OFFCenter Community Arts Project Studio. OffCenter Community Arts Project is a public art space facilitating free access and education in the arts to the Albuquerque community since 2001. This exhibition includes a selection of unique and engaging artwork … Read the rest

"There are a few Nigerians I will give up my last blood for … " – Burna Boy

The independence celebration in Nigeria has brought about different reactions from various influential Nigerian artistes among them is the African Giant known as Burna Boy who aired his thoughts on Nigeria in a recent interview.

Burna Boy

Speaking to Ojy Okpe on Arise TV in an interview published on their official Youtube on the 30th of September, Burna Boy stated that there are very limited Nigerians he can go all out for and that he respects.

In his words;

There are a few hard respectable Nigerians, serious respectable Nigerians that I will give up my last blood for and I respect them a lot because they have gone out of their ways internationally to become who they are and promoted positivity because the appointed leaders are not doing anything of that sort.

He went further to state that everyone is in a state of confusion because we are suffering … Read the rest

Inside Information: Cross-Sections of Retro Technology Reveal Historical Moments of Iconic Objects

The distinctive Arriflex 35 IIC is one of the most significant motion picture cameras of all time, and a favourite of the Hollywood new wave of cinematographers of the 60’s ad 70’s. The hand held camera was famously beloved by Stanley Kubrick whose 1971 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange, was shot almost entirely on the Arri 35 IIC.

As part of an ongoing series titled Inside Information, UK-based design studio Dorothy explores some of the most iconic designs in the areas of film, music, personal computing, and fashion through clever “cutaway” infographics. Each illustration reveals a miniature isometric world packed with historical moments from famous concerts that used the Vox AC30 amplifier to films that utilized the Arriflex 35 IIC handheld camera which transformed movies forever. All five of the Inside Information graphics are available as 3-color litho prints on their website. (via Colossal Submissions)

 

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Baltimore Museum of Art to Deaccession Major Warhol, Marden, and Still Works Works at Sotheby’s

On the heels of one U.S. museum’s controversial plan to sell 12 works at auction, another major institution has revealed that it will deaccession art in an attempt to fund long-term initiatives.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that the Baltimore Museum of Art is deaccessioning three blue-chip paintings from its collection. In the coming weeks, Sotheby’s will sell Brice Marden’s 3 (1987–88), estimated at $12 to $18 million, and Clyfford Still’s 1957-G (1957), estimated at $10 million to $15 million, at auction. The house will also sell Warhol’s The Last Supper (1986) via a private sale. Together, the works are expected to bring in $65 million.

Sotheby’s has not confirmed the dates of the upcoming public sales. A representative for the house did not respond to request for comment.

In a statement, the museum said it plans to allocate profits from the sale to advance staff salary increases … Read the rest