Georgia O'Keeffe, an influencer of American 20th century modern art. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She painted some 900 paintings of flowers, cityscapes, landscapes and images of bones over seven decades.
Deeply drawn to the landscapes of New Mexico, the unusual geological formations, vivid colors, clarity of light and exotic vegetation. She made almost annual trips to New Mexico for about 20 years before deciding to move there permanently. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To be able to paint right on the dessert that she loved so much, she would paint from inside her car, a Ford Model A. This protected her from the dessert sun and bees!
Yayoi Kusama on O'Keefe. "Of all the many remarkable people I have known in my life, the first I must mention is Georgia O’Keeffe. If she had not so kindly answered my clumsy and reckless letter to her, I am not sure I would ever have made it to America. She was my first and greatest benefactor; it was because of her that I was able to go to the USA and begin my artistic career in earnest."
LOR NY @lorgalleryny presents in their #lowereastside space #newyork a solo show by Scott Daniel Ellison (b.1971) titled “Woodland Fables”. The opening will take place on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.
Ever since Scott Daniel Ellison was young, he has had a fascination with the unknown. Growing up in rural New York State, he would often search the meadows, farms, and ponds behind his house looking for animals, bones, ruins, and anything else that might excite — both real and imagined. He is drawn to awkward, uncomfortable images, and cites horror, heavy metal, and wildlife imagery as sources of inspiration for his work.
Ellison’s work is characterized by the abstract and grim characters he places against minimal backgrounds or dark, natural settings. Familiar elements within the works create a bridge between the natural world and the alternative reality Ellison crafts. Smiling monsters and eccentric props lend a humorous tone to some of his works. @scottdanielellison .
This is a work in progress. I have started a five piece response series named “Controversy,” 5 pieces 5x10ft names after 5 Prince songs responding to five American issues. This one, “Erotic City,” responds to sexuality in America and gender, race and taboo and how it is defined within our society. #chicagoartist#abstract#conceptualart#contemporaryart
Великолепная выставка американских художников, на которой представлено всего 30 картин, среди которых циклы «О природе» и «Жизнь машин» Гарри Карлсона, посвященные ландшафтам и идее времени, интерпретации этнических мотивов Отто Вагнера, произведения Джона Атвуда в стиле пуантилизма, Цзина Ву в стиле абстрактного импрессионизма, а также работы Урсулы Ларсен, Алисы Циммерман и Патрика Дюшана. Любителям современного искусства на заметку к посещению #цдх#artforart#exhibition#modernart#americanpainter#ottovagner#пуантилизм#opening#event #
It has been brought to my attention (thanks @macpley!) that today is International Sloth Day. Be sure to celebrate at Mint Gallery by seeing "Easier Prey," my painting-centric show all about the (extinct) giant ground sloth.