Hello Nature

High art in a revelatory New England field guide by William Wegman

Best known for his photographs of his beloved Weimaraners, William Wegman is an American artist with a talent for the unexpected. The recent release of his book “Hello Nature” coincides with an exhibition at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, both serving to demonstrate the artist’s intrinsic connection to nature and the New England wilderness. In the spirit of childhood—Wegman spent his summers in Maine’s Rangeley …

Starnet Works

Japan's Starnet share their most recent creations at Heath Ceramics Los Angeles

In their first visit to the United States, Japan’s famed Starnet artisans fill Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles with a gallery of handcrafted designs. Curated by Shin Nakahara of Playmountain and Heath’s Adam Silverman, the Starnet Works summer shop features delicate ceramics, hand-worked leather goods, dyed textiles, wooden boards and chopsticks, photography prints and light boxes. Founded in 1998 by designer Baba Koshi, the original …

Cy Twombly & The School of Fontainebleau

An unlikely exhibition pits the New York School rebel against Renaissance Masters

It’s hard to imagine that Cy Twombly, with his canvases composed of angry scratch marks and messy swathes of paint, would have been influenced by 16th-century French painting. But the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin’s leading modern art museum, proposes just that in its exhibition “Cy Twombly & The School of Fontainebleau“. The School of Fontainebleau was a Mannerist decorative style led, oddly enough, by two Italian …

Teeny Tiny Woman

Amanda Ross-Ho explores the disparate cultural connections through myriad media

LA-based artist Amanda Ross-Ho creates works that feel a little bit like a good trip. The myriad ways in which she explores space and scale often seem to delude the eye, making it hard to distinguish where the work begins and where it ends. Cut-out textiles conflate the background with the foreground and over-sized objects distort perspective and put such a curious emphasis on form …

Georgi Tushev

Magnetized paintings expose eerie abstractions

Bulgarian artist Georgi Tushev creates magnetic landscapes, his forms simultaneously recalling nebulous cells and galactic moonscapes to strike a precarious balance between painting and sculptural art. With a body of work that ranges from pixelated paintings of vintage porn stills to portraits of Victorian-style rock stars, Tushev now presents “Ace of Spades“, a collection of new work at the Fitzroy Gallery in SoHo that explores …