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Zach Reini: Ferocious Fun

Zach Reini’s solo show For the Fun Of It All opened at Bill Brady Gallery this May. Perhaps the exhibition is “fun” at a cursory glance. The candy-coated color, pop culture imagery, holographic shininess, and hard-edged painting draw your eye, giving the impression of a light-hearted space. However, nothing could be further from the truth. […]

Austin Mann: Not In the Louvre but On It

When I think of the Louvre, my mind automatically recalls world-renowned artworks such as the ancient Winged Victory of Samothrace, Eugène Delacroix’s July 28: Liberty Leading the People or its famed glass pyramids by architect I.M. Pei. I do not immediately connect this bastion of art history with contemporary art and design. But that is […]

Jaime Rovenstine: painting with major sevenths

Much of my graduate research focused on the intersection of music and the visual arts, ranging anywhere from Baka people’s conversion of their polyrhythmic drumming patterns on barkcloths to the influence of Japanese and Javanese visual arts/music on French composer Claude Debussy. Why my love of this interdisciplinary connection? Because, while my degrees are in […]

why art?

As hard as it may be to define the word “blog,” attempting to define “art” is a far more herculean task, one that I will not even attempt. I have spent countless hours in classrooms discussing the topic, while each person in attendance knew fully well that no consensus of definition will (and perhaps should) […]

a preface post: putting pen to paper

It all starts with an internet search. Not one using a standard search engine of choice (Bing, Google, Yahoo—does anyone even use Yahoo?), but rather, the ever popular online Merriam-Webster dictionary. The term necessitating definition: BLOG. Blog, noun| \ˈblȯg, ˈbläg\: a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer. […]