Monday, July 24, 2017

Moishe House Brookline exhibit puts spotlight on emerging Jewish artists

BROOKLINE WICKED
By Emma R. Murphy
Natalya E. Bernstein'S "For|More" (2017), Oil paint on canvas, 36" x 48"
BROOKLINE, MA---A new art exhibition gives young, up-and-coming Jewish artists a platform from which to share their latest work. Opening on July 27, Moishe House Brookline and Temple Ohabei Shalom are sponsoring the exhibit, “Guarding Memories | Creating Histories,” at the synagogue. In the exhibit seven young Jewish artists reflect on memory and the idea of history and time. The concepts of memory, history and time are particularly applicable to the Jewish community, according to Brookline resident and exhibit co-curator Emily Mogavero.  [More]

Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Art at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York

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SHIRIN NESHAT, From the Last World Series, 2003 Gelatin silver print
NEW YORK---Susan Eley Fine Art is hosting an exhibition titled “Beyond the Ban: Contemporary Iranian Art” at the gallery’s New York location. The exhibition presents a selection of works by United States-based leading Iranian artists, including prominent artists such as Shirin Neshat, Raha Raissnia and Hossein Fatemi. The show celebrates the contribution of the immigrants in American Art, underscoring the dynamic tradition of diversity in it, against the current political backdrop where President Trump’s travel ban has put many immigrants away from this nation. The exhibition is on view through August 30, 2017 at Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 West 90th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA. [More]

Sunday, July 23, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

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By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden" at Sistine Chapel (1509-10) by Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
Michelangelo's naked Adam and Eve at the Sistine Chapel is the most famous depiction of the two lovers, but isn't it time for a more modern twist? We are excited to share news about The Adam & Eve Project, a touring exhibition created by thirteen contemporary UK artists, including the romantic/spiritualist Michael Cook. There are images of dark distress and also the light of second chances. It's about balance, such as Cook's "Made, Unmade, Remade" that celebrates two individuals being remade as one. We might not all be able to get to the show in the U.K., but we can all access Michael Cook's other works at his website, hallowed-art.co.uk.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Old Masters art work from across five millennia attracts high profile buyers across the globe

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Detail of 'The Capture Of Christ', Matthias Stomer, 1649, oil on canvas.
LONDON---The new-look summer installment of London Art Week concluded on the 7th July, during which time unprecedented footfall was recorded to the partner galleries across the city. The event attracted visitors from across the globe, with buyers traveling from as far afield as Saudi Arabia and North America, as the art world descended on the capital for the week-long celebration of Old Master art. The diverse range of art at such differing entry points helped to make July’s London Art Week one of the most accessible and successful iteration of the event to date, attracting well-versed art collectors and first time buyers as well as curators and directors from the world’s great art museums. [More]