Congratulations to all the artists who exhibited for – Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare at Puerta’s Gallery. Thought-provoking artwork and great conversations made the show an amazing success. We opened on Third Friday and closed on First Friday.
Join us on Friday, November 16, 2018 for the opening reception for the group show – Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare. Come meet local artists and see amazing works from: David Brady, Lisa Godo, Kimberly Marie Jack, Katheryn Lorimor, Susan Norton-Scott, Pam O’Neil, Carolyn Sechler, Dorri Thyden, and Karen Wilson.
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Interesting debate. Is it art?
Painting sells for $432,500. The artist? An algorithm
It’s been called “horrible art,” a blurry portrait with a subject whose eyes are comparable to those of Frosty the Snowman — but that didn’t stop “The Portrait of Edmond Belamy” from fetching 43 times its expected price at Christie’s auction house when it went on the block last week.
The controversial canvas, which sold for $432,500, is believed to be the first auctioned work of art created using artificial intelligence. Read the full story HERE.
Yes! We need to be more creative and interesting in our messaging.
Political art set to sweep billboards across 50 US states ahead of 2018 midterms
No matter what the medium or outlet – we live in a democracy and need to speak up in whatever voice we have. Most importantly, we all need to vote. This is a great article about the history of art and resistance.
Trump’s MAGA, Obama’s ‘Hope’ and the power of political and protest art
August 10, 2018 03:48 PM
It’s no secret. America is mad — or much of it seems to be — roiled by political and cultural division, indifference to decorum and a sense that, surely, things have never been this bad.
Bonnie Siegler felt it, and she did something about it.
An accomplished graphic artist from Westport, Conn., with a strong liberal bent, Siegler was shaken by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and what she thought it portended. She looked for precedent and how others in history had dealt with their anger and frustration — in truth, she says, she was looking for some kind of solace — and found something that resonated both personally and professionally: more than 250 years of political and protest art.
Think Benjamin Franklin’s famous “Join, or Die” sectioned snake, urging the early colonies to unite. Think Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter, “I Am a Man” and “Drop Acid Not Bombs.” More recently, think Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster and “Make America Great Again.”