A Collective Constellation at Art + Practice

Art + Practice’s latest show, Collective Constellation: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton Collection is an exhibition that I always needed to see, I just didn’t realize why until now. Over the last several years, I’ve committed the month February to posting Artist a Day profiles where Black artists are highlighted and celebrated. In 2017 … Continue reading A Collective Constellation at Art + Practice

Art + Practice Re-Visits “Bad” Painting

“Not Bad Meaning Bad, but Bad Meaning Good.”-Peter Piper, Run DMC In 1978 the New Museum opened “Bad” Painting, an exhibition featuring artists that eschewed conventional artistic practices to create work that challenged precepts of high culture and countered Minimalist/Conceptualist art. “It is figurative work that defies, either deliberately or by virtue of disinterest, the classic … Continue reading Art + Practice Re-Visits “Bad” Painting

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-8: Brenna Youngblood

Moody Mondays beg for a beautifully moody piece.  Brenna Youngblood’s work combines expressionist and textural techniques with her formal background in photography.  She takes found pieces of everyday objects like discarded paper bags, tree shaped car fresheners and photographs and applies them to canvas.  Her paintings embody that point of collision between color field painting and abstraction.  Youngblood’s 2015 Project 50 Series explored … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-8: Brenna Youngblood