Fotofest Biennial Showcases “Contemporary Arab” Art from adobeairstream.com

Houston, Texas –  long the epicenter of the U.S. oil industry, and expanding rapidly with a 385-acre, 14-building new campus for ExxonMobil in the Woodlands –  should provide a cross-cultural audience for the Fotofest 2014 Biennial. Fotofest’s principal exhibit this year, “View From Inside: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art” presents artists from 14 countries in the…

Isca Greenfield-Sanders & Marc Brandenburg in Denver

Since the advent of photography, visual artists have taken to using photographic images as raw data they then translate from film or digital file to their chosen medium. With the death of film upon us, more and more contemporary artists seem to be exploring what that means. Currently on view in Denver are two such artists: Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Marc Brendenburg

Enrique Chagoya Controversy in Loveland

I wrote this piece for the Huffington Post about the controversy over Enrique Chagoya’s “The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals” at the Loveland Museum. The truck driver from Montana, Kathleen Folden pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received 18 months probation. Colorado Councilman May Want To Explore Why Art “Turned Him On.” Also on Huffington Post,…

The Art of Selling Art on the Web

The primary buyers of art seem to be hotels, hospital and blue-chip billionaires hedging their funds in Warhols and Picasso’s. Collectors are not spending their discretionary income because their walls are already filled. Artwork Network doesn’t claim to be an art expert and they are not representing artists. For them, art is a product and they are a tool to help sell that product. Perhaps websites like Artwork Network can build their brand around a new kind of art buyer, one that doesn’t have to know the difference between acrylic and oil, whose willing to spend $500 for something because they like it and it matches the furniture, and for whom art is not a luxury but a necessity.