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 […]

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Craft in America and Its New Direction

Craft in America and Its New Direction 40 Under 40: Craft Futures at the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum July 20th, 2012- February 3rd, 2013 by Sarah Jorgensen When asked if they are craftsmen, artists often pause. One artist, Paul Myoda, at Project 4 Gallery recently said that this is a loaded question, as “craft” […]

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George Bellows at the National Gallery of Art

George Bellows June 10–October 8, 2012 National Gallery of Art by Sarah Kate Jorgensen George Bellows, the subject of an exhaustive retrospective and handsome catalogue by the National Gallery, gained fame for his seminal paintings of boxing matches in early twentieth century New York City.  The exhibition opens up a new conversation about Bellows, showing […]

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John Chamberlain: Choices at the Guggenheim

John Chamberlain: Choices By Sarah Kate Jorgensen Guggenheim Museum The Guggenheim’s retrospective of John Chamberlain’s (1927 –2011) work is the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work since 1986.  The exhibit includes approximately 95 works that were selected from various periods in his 60-year career to illuminate the complex underpinnings of the artist’s oeuvre including […]

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New York: the Armory Show, 2012

New York: the Armory Show, 2012 By Sarah Kate Jorgensen The Armory, an art fair that brings together galleries from the Americas, Europe and Asia, began 100 years ago. Ten years ago there were just a few names and a particular aesthetic ran through the galleries in Pier 94, the contemporary section; the names of […]

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Richard Diebenkorn at OCMA

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series by Sarah Kate Jorgensen Orange County Museum of Art   Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series is one of the most intriguing and exceptional series of works in American Art. It is put on breathtaking display at the Orange County Museum of Art. The career of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), which […]

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