Sunday, October 22, 2017

ROSLINDALE OPEN STUDIOS










 

MARK ROTHKO - Reflection @ MFA Boston


Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1945

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949

Mark Rothko, No. 9, 1948

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, No. 1, 1961

Mark Rothko, No. 7, 1964




Mark Rothko
LINK
Mark Rothko - Reflection @ MFA Boston
LINK




Sunday, October 15, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 10.18.17


Hello Class
Here is something to chew on: how to develop a theme?
We can do some investigation of Image-Based Abstraction.
We can develop paintings derived from real world images and work them into personal visions.
Bring some pictures (printed out on regular paper) of a single theme.
Here's Richard Diebenkorn who worked from life into abstraction and swayed between the two:

Richard Diebenkorn


Richard Diebenkorn


Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn




 LINK




CONTAINER MAN music stage




Container Man performance



The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International


The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

New Art Archaeology Project

New Art Archaeology Project: Tamas Mosonyi

New Art Archaeology Project

New Art Archaeology Project

New Art Archaeology Project: Gregor Gall

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International

The grounds of Contemporary Arts International
Container Man performance


Container Man
Contemporary Arts International
New Archaeology Project



 

Monday, October 9, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 10.11.17


Hello Class:

Come ready to explore your alternative tool use paintings and seek out new directions.
I'll even bring a paint roller to class and talk about big gestures.

Here's somebody locally that's done some painting with big gestures:


Pat Steir



PAT STEIR PAINTINGS





Monday, October 2, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 10.04.17


Hello Class:
Last week we introduced a squeegee.  Now I introduce you to another artist using the squeegee and brush gesture to create slippery, adventurous, exploratory abstract paintings.  He also makes use of tape to create juxtapositions of color.  So this week we can continue our gesture explorations and see what tape can do.

This is DAVID REED:


David Reed


David Reed

David Reed




DAVID REED




Monday, September 25, 2017

MFA Boston - Dove, Biederman, Albers, Signac, Von Mertens


Arthur Garfield Dove, Clouds, 1927

Arthur Garfield Dove, The Sea I, 1925

Charles Biederman, Untitled, Paris, December 16, 1936, 1936

Joseph Albers, Variant: Three Reds Around Blue, 1948

Paul Signac, Antibes: The Pink Cloud, 1916



Anna Von Mertens, Madame X's Aura, After John Singer Sargent, 2009




Arthur Garfield Dove LINK
Charles Biederman LINK
Joseph Albers LINK
Paul Signac LINK
Anna Von Mertens LINK



Saturday, September 23, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 09.27.17


Hello class, 
We are going to dive deep into pulling color, 
pushing paint, 
and squeegeeing away!





See You There

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

BOSTON GALLERIES - 09.08.17



Kalimah Muhammad, Integration, 2017

Kalimah Muhammad

Kalimah Muhammad, Belief, 2017

Jeff Perrott


Jeff Perrott and sübsamsøn installation

Sean Downey


Sean Downey





LINKS:

KALIMAH MUHAMMAD – Journey @ Boston Sculptors Gallery

JEFF PERROTT – Last Abstractions @ sübsamsøn

SEAN DOWNEY – Wholly Idle @ Steven Zevitas Gallery




Sunday, September 17, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 09.20.17


This week I want us to use Automatic procedures to produce compositions for your paintings.

We will talk about how Surrealism produced these forms of Automatic Painting.

You may want to bring some India Ink (or colored if you have some) and paper for the exercises.  I will bring some ink/paper to share too.

As always have a surface for painting (canvas, paper, wood, or found flat item).

Here's Thomas Nozkowski (who clearly uses some form of unconscious automatic drawing):







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Arcaides – Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin @ The Jewish Museum



Collier Schorr, Jennifer (Head), 2002-14

Bill Rauhauser, Drawing Compass, 1960-70


Sanya Kantarovsky, Two Suns, 2017


Michael Löwy


Michael Löwy

Dacha/Staff Building, Geshundheit! Institute, Hillsboro, West Virginia, April 2004






The Jewish Museum
LINK




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Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com