Collage: Past, Present and Future

Collage: Past, Present and Future A review of Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913- Present April 18th to September 8th, 2013 Hirshhorn Museum by Sarah Kate Jorgensen The Hirshhorn’s collage, found object, and assemblage show– Over ,Under, Next- marks the 100th  anniversary of collage. Beginning with Pablo Picasso’s and Georges Braque’s 1912 paper […]Read Post ›

Jennie C. Jones at the Hirshhorn

Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance The Hirshhorn Museum May 16th- Oct 27th, 2013 by Tim Ruane Jennie C. Jones pushes the world of art to a new place.  An African American artist,  Jones does this with her minimalist show, “Higher Resonance,” which turns a room of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. […]Read Post ›

The Fantastic Painting Show

May 2013 The Fantastic Painting Show Chelsea, NYC  May 2013 By Sarah Kate Jorgensen “The Fantastic Painting Show” presents three artists: Rebecca Haskins, Shiri Mordechay and Bettina Sellmann, whose work combines the narrative, the historical and the fanciful. Each are painters who create exciting, multilayered pieces that refer to contemporary time as well as to […]Read Post ›

The Civil War and American Art. Part Three

 The Civil War and American Art By Sarah Kate Jorgensen Smithsonian American Art Museum  & The Metropolitan Museum of Art PART 3: THE RETURN In Winslow Homer’s The Veteran in a New Field, sun shimmers off the wheat as it sways in the wind. The painting is made up of three bands of color: the […]Read Post ›

The Civil War and American Art. Part Two

 The Civil War and American Art By Sarah Kate Jorgensen Smithsonian American Art Museum  & The Metropolitan Museum of Art PART 2:  EASTMAN JOHNSON’S “NEGRO LIFE AT THE SOUTH” Genre paintings reveal personal and political narratives in the exhibit The Civil War and American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  They cover topics from […]Read Post ›

The Civil War and American Art. Part One

The Civil War and American Art By Sarah Kate Jorgensen Smithsonian American Art Museum  & The Metropolitan Museum of Art PART 1: THE LANDSCAPE OF THE NATION The Civil War and American Art is a phenomenal book and exhibition put on by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This challenging, […]Read Post ›

Eric Fischl at the San Jose Museum of Art

Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting October 27, 2012 through May 12, 2013 San Jose Museum of Art Art Review by Ingrid M. Reeve Eric Fischl’s exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art, Dive Deep, might be divided into two parts: Eric Fischl as painter and Eric Fischl as narrator. The […]Read Post ›

An Intimate World: Welling’s Wyeth

An Intimate World: Welling’s Wyeth David Zwirner, New York/London Art Review By Sarah Kate Jorgensen A full moon obscured by clouds, an isolated farmhouse, light through a dormer window; a wall cast in shadows; the yellowing and reddening of the leaves; a frosted window; wallpaper peeling off the kitchen wall; a cabinet of spices, windows […]Read Post ›

Capturing the Instant: Constant Flux

Capturing the Instant: Constant Flux New Photography 2012 MoMA October 3, 2012–February 4, 2013 by Deborah Johnstone In the wake of Hurricane Sandy my mind frayed. I feel blessed that we were spared the devastation of losing a home. But my heart broke for those on the Jersey Shore, in Queens, Staten Island, and other […]Read Post ›

The Table of Plenty

The  Table of Plenty The National Gallery of Art by Sarah Kate Jorgensen  The National Gallery of Art’s masterpiece by Willem Claesz Heda , Banquet Piece with Mince Pie (1635), builds on the extraordinary delight the Dutch and Flemish took in the richness of the visual world. The Netherlands was one of the most commercially […]Read Post ›