Posted on 28 September 2019. by David M. Roth Jacqueline Surdell, Naturally Nasty Goes Dark, 2018, rope, metal, acrylic, 72 x 120 inches   Crafted Illusions, a three-woman show encompassing painting, ceramics and fiber, points to the ongoing tug-o-war between craft and art.  It begs, for the umpteenth time, the question of where one ends […]

July/August 2019 vol. 38, no.4 by Susan Krane   Gail Wight’s cavernous studio on the Stanford University campus had never looked as curious as it did when I last visited. Dozens of abalone shells huddled on the worktable. Foaming waves curled down banners that hung from ceiling to floor. An entire wall was taken over by […]

Tradition Interrupted @ Bedford Posted on 02 June 2019. by David M. Roth Anila Quayyum Agha, Shimmering Mirage, 2016, steel and halogen bulb, 36 x 36 x 36 inches Wounds — whether inflicted by war, religious persecution, poverty, racial prejudice, homelessness, family discord, environmental disasters, homophobia or gender bias — have long propelled the production […]

May 11, 2019 Legacy of the hand: Paolo Arao’s textile paintings 6:10 pm by Editor Paolo Arao, Of Color, 2019 Contributed by Julia Couzens / Paolo Arao’s exuberant textile paintings radiate a bracing freshness, like nautical flags snapping brightly in a cracking breeze. From a distance clear color and crisp geometry flip space backward and […]

Posted By Leslie Newell Peacock on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 5:02 PM Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco is featuring pastel, charcoal and ink portraits by UA Little Rock and Henderson State University adjunct art professor Zina Al-Shukri starting Saturday, April 6. Al-Shukri is a native of Baghdad who moved to the United States as a child. She earned her bachelor of arts […]

O`LEARY ON TRACK WITH RIGOROUS NEW WORKS Alan G. Artner, Art critic CHICAGO TRIBUNE One of the keenest pleasures in contemporary art comes from watching young artists on the way toward fulfilling early promise. Helen O`Leary`s exhibition at the Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron St., gives precisely that pleasure, as her new abstract paintings show […]

  Modern Macramé Fiber Artist Feature Blog Post – Jacqueline Surdell Meet Jacqueline Surdell – JAX. She is an interdisciplinary artist working with the histories, materials, and processes of fiber and painting. The results are large-scale macrame-tapestry-paintings thinking through the influences of landscape paintings historically and within contemporary culture.   Read our Q&A with Jacqueline […]

Helen O’ Leary was born in County Wexford, Ireland received her BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (B.F.A., 1987, M.F.A., 1989). She has been honored with a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner awards (1989, 1996) the Joan Mitchell Award for painting and sculpture ((2000); Skowhegan School of painting […]

Helen O’Leary in conversation with ArtFile Magazine’s Monique Atherton                       Helen O’Leary, Quarantine, 2014-2015 by Monique Atherton I COULD LISTEN TO HELEN O’LEARY TALK ALL DAY AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, I COULD LOOK AT HER PAINTINGS ALL DAY. FROM CAPTIVATING STORIES OF LIFE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF […]