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Not Just the Fairs… It was art-fair weekend all over Los Angeles, and other galleries held exciting openings, too. If there was any doubt that LA was overflowing with art-even rainy weather couldn't hold back a strong turn-out.

Review: Episode 2 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Deliberations on themes and why portraits made the short list in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year + Review of Episode 2.

Temperamental Layering Process "In each of the Red Yellow Blue paintings, Marden painted slabs of dense yet nuanced color on three adjoined canvas panels, using oil paint mixed on the spot with melted beeswax and turpentine and applied with a knife and spatula.

Dana Schutz, jogging alongside the train wreck Contributed by Zach Seeger / In her new work on view at Petzel through February 23, Dana Schutz finds herself wielding the brush of post recession rapture painting, a condition of exhaustive, Beckett-like inevitability where the steady drip of bad news informs our social media feeds.

Fred Eversley; Evan Holloway One transparent parabolic-lens sculpture by Fred Eversley offers a dynamic experience. Ten offer something closer to awe. Individually, they call forth orbicular celestial bodies; en masse, they encompass a galaxy of evocations.

Being in the Ultiverse On the bed of Ultiverse, limbs surrender to the darkness, a place where familiarity and unfamiliarity caress. People become silhouettes; abstracted shapes without identity markers, detectable only by fractals of light like those at the bottom of a swimming pool or the sea, or perhaps the inside of a womb.

A Trick of Thought "I'm not interested in any particular mood. Mentally my preference would be the mood of keeping your eyes open and looking, without any focussing, without any constricted viewpoint. I think paintings by the time they are finished tend to take on a particular characteristic.

Kelly Akashi Drawing parallels between seashells, glass and the human body, Kelly Akashi's exhibition, "Figure Shifter," is a mystical mise-en-scène whose cryptic press release reads as a brief fairytale written in the first person by some mythical spiritual entity.

Dennis Hollingsworth: 21st Century Janus I've just hammered out an essay intended for a collaborative book project which is focusing on contemporary painting in Southern California. Even though the subject centers on SoCal, the thesis applies to painting in the world at large.

Rising From the Wreckage Dominic Iudiciani, Keitha Brown, Michael Burke Devin Pfeiffer, Hallie Walker Dominic Iudiciani, Jonathan…

Call for Entries: Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2019 Details of the Call for Entries for the 158th Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries.

Totalitarian Immunization "All blocks are the same; their equivalence invalidates, at once, all the systems of articulation and differentiation that have guided the design of traditional cities. The Grid makes the history of architecture and all previous lessons of urbanism irrelevant.

Jennifer Connor: Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019 Expert Judge Innterview with Jennifer Connor After Nyne and Managing Director of Affordable Arts Fair Hampstead and Jackson's Open Painting Prize Expert Judge 2019.

Watercolour Bird Artists in Conversation Jackson's Art Blog Two watercolour bird artists discuss their practice, methods, inspiration and work ahead ahead of their joint bird exhibition Feathered Friends on in March.

11 tips for how to get 1 million website visitors quickly Practical and easy to implement tips for increasing your website traffic and making it to one million visitors.

Kerry Ann Lee: Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019 Expert Judge We are super excited to have Kerry Ann Lee join our expert judges panel for the Jackson's Open Painting Prize this year. Kerry Ann Lee is a visual artist, designer and educator with a background in graphic art, from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Bridgewalks by Nat Ward at Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space Bridgewalks by Nat Ward at Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space. Nat Ward Bridgewalks Opening reception: Friday, April 5 from 6-8p On view: April 5 - April 14, 2019 Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6pm; or by appt. Location: 120 Essex Street NY, NY 10002.

Call for artists - HOME Art exhibition across from The Independence National Historical Park. FRIEDA is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions throughout the year in our Philadelphia space to celebrate art that spans generations. Opportunities are available for established or emerging artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region.

Personal Spaces at Danese / Corey Personal Spaces at Danese / Corey. Danese / Corey: 511 West 22nd Street New York, New York 10011. "Personal Spaces" March 1 - 30, 2019 Opening Reception: February 28, 2019 - 6 to 8pm.

Ander Mikalson: Scores for a Black Hole Ander Mikalson: Scores for a Black Hole. Join us at Art in General on Friday, February 22, 6-9pm, for the opening reception for Scores for a Black Hole, a new commission and the first major solo exhibition by New-York based artist Ander Mikalson.

Call for Artists - Green: The Impossible Color Call for Artists - Green: The Impossible Color. Of all the colors in the rainbow, green is perhaps the most mutable and multifaceted. As a color, it can lean towards yellow, blue, gray, or brown, while still remaining unquestionably itself.

Michael Lacey at OUTPUT Gallery 'To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more.

How to Frieze in Los Angeles After experiencing the Frieze LA Art Fair at Paramount Studios, I've got some super exciting ideas for everyone to consider and some fun activities you might want to do to make your experience even better than mine. I would have done the following, but I was there as a member of the press and, well, this is not what press should do.

Sophie Melissa's Skilfully Edited Compositions Whether it is pulling in close for some dramatic cropping or changing the perspective to a bird's-eye view, Sophie Melissa's compositions are always well-considered. As she talks about more below, Sophie takes some of her inspiration from poster design.

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