Monthly Archives: December 2011

Congratulations to Julie Green!

Last week, the Joan Mitchell Foundation (New York, NY) announced their yearly Painters and Sculptors Fellows, and PLUG artist Julie Green is a recipient.  Julie’s video and plates from her “Last Supper” Series were included in our inaugural exhibition “Living … Continue reading

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Shneebett.

“Shneebett” (translated from German means snow-bed) is the title of an installation by Enrique Martinez Celaya reflecting on the final days of Beethoven. Central to the installation is a full-scale refrigerated bed covered with frost. It was first shown at … Continue reading

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Lusted Lusters

The ceramic sculptures of Chris Antemann reference 18th century porcelain figurines and the events of Fragonard paintings, but strive to present moments that speak more with the current than the past.  Her work examines/humorizes the relationship roles of men and women … Continue reading

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Leslie Vance

I first came across Leslie Vance’s paintings at the David Kordansky’s booth at Miami Basel in 2010. Vance’s work was also featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. The paintings have a huge presence and have endless depth but are actually quite … Continue reading

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ART THOUGTZ by Hennessy Youngman : Relational Aesthetics

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Contemporary Restorations

Trained as a conservator, Kathleen Gilje has turned her interest in restoration into paintings that reconfigure masters works by twisting its commentary.  I was initially introduced to Kathleen’s work when she was a visiting artist at Vermont Studio Center, and … Continue reading

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REVISITORS: OLYMPIA

We begin the Revisitors collection with Paul Cézanne and “A Modern Olympia.” Cézanne was compelled to tackle and “update” Édouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) for years. I find it quite interesting that such a short period of time had passed between … Continue reading

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Gift idea for PLUG projects

Ed Ruscha Art Object: MAKE NEW HISTORY The words “Make New History” are printed on the edges and “Ed Ruscha” is embossed on the spine. The inside is blank. Packaged in a specially designed cardboard box. http://mocastore.org/products/make-new-history-ed-ruscha-art-object

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LeWitt/Baldessari

John Baldessari – 1972 Baldessari Sings LeWitt Sol Lewitt – 1969 Sentences on Conceptual Art 1. Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. 2. Rational judgements repeat rational judgements. 3. Irrational judgements … Continue reading

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Jerry Saltz’s Art Family Tree

One way of looking at the influence of artists on other artists over time is the subject of mentorship.  Apprenticeship is a practice that is still thriving in the art community, and as some artists are developing entire studios of … Continue reading

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