Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Talk With Kevin Finklea And Gorky's Granddaughter

Above image photographed by this blog's author from an installation view of work by Kevin Finklea. On view at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, 2011.

The Art and Interview blog Gorky's Granddaughter talks with artist Kevin Finklea on the occasion of his current show @ Giampietro Gallery.
In the video piece Finklea discusses his process as well as his ideas on color and form. View here.

Kevin Finklea
All the things that cannot be said
Until May 25, 2012
Giampietro Gallery
315 Peck Street
New Haven, CT 06513

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Painting Double Whammy: Gorchov And Hofmann In Chelsea

Ron Gorchov
Exhibition continues through April 28, 2012
Cheim & Read
547 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10011
catalog available

Hans Hofmann: Art Like Life is Real
March 15 - April 21, 2012
Ameringer McEnery Yohe
525 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eamon Colman @ Hillsboro Fine Art

Installation view courtesy of Hillsboro Fine Art.
© John Daly

Eamon Colman

April 19 - May 19, 2012

Hillsboro Fine Art
49 Parnell Square West
D1Dublin, Ireland

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Moon and Sixpence: Signs and Stones

The cover of the first U.K. edition.

Why should you think that beauty, which is the most precious thing in the world, lies like a stone on the beach for the careless passer-by to pick up idly? Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.

Above: from The Moon and Sixpence by W.S. Maugham

Portrait of Paul Gauguin the inspiration for Maugham's book.

Each one of us is alone in the world. He is shut in a tower of brass, and can communicate with his fellows only by signs, and the signs have no common value, so that their sense is vague and uncertain. We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them. We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house.

Above: from The Moon and Sixpence by W.S. Maugham

Still from The Moon and Sixpence, 1942. George Sanders (right) as Charles Strickland.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Studio Details 4/5/2012

Above: New Automaton (details), 2012, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 47 in.

Images © Paul Behnke