Medusa’s Depictions Through History

Medusa—a monster, a gorgon, a dangerous woman—with her snake hair, is an instantly recognizable subject throughout history. In art, fashion and pop culture, she has been portrayed in countless ways, but around 2,000 years ago Medusa got a makeover: “Her androgynous features were increasingly feminized; mustache stubble was replaced by smooth cheeks, fangs concealed by shapely lips.” This monster was transformed from almost comedically hideous …

Famous Paintings Reimagined Without Their Characters

If you’ve ever wonder what the cafe in Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” would look like without the customers, or “American Gothic” without the family, Ymage Works Creative Studio has reimagined many famous paintings without their characters. From “Paris Street; Rainy Day” to “Christina’s World,” these digital recreations play with light and texture while attempting to capture the true landscape or interior essence. It’s a fascinating, well-executed …

Studio Visit: Artist Brandon Lipchik

Exploring the painter's bright, figurative works at the intersection of tactile and digital

It’s been a month now since artist Brandon Lipchik‘s solo debut NYC exhibition, “The Garden.” It was the inaugural offering of Brooklyn’s At Large Gallery and revealed a bright, popish and voyeuristic study of the male-on-male gaze. Here, figurative work— sometimes quite illustrative and other times more emotive—conveyed depths of personality and unexpected beauty. And within each artwork viewers can find a quality both digital …

Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Today, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald became the first black painters to unveil commissioned presidential portraits from and at the museum. Wiley’s portrayal of a thoughtful, sitting President Obama falls upon a pattern of vibrant foliage, typical of his style. Baltimore-based Sherald’s work features Michelle Obama sitting, as well, in a beautiful flowing gown. There’s an …

“One Year of Resistance” Group Show

On display now, 80+ artworks inspired by the current administration

On now at NYC’s The​ ​Untitled​ ​Space​, coinciding with the anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the group show ONE​ ​YEAR​ ​OF​ ​RESISTANCE features the work of 80+ artists—each of whom created pieces that celebrate art as activism, but also focus on various issues that US citizens are facing. Curated by ​Indira​ ​Cesarine (who also has work in the show), the exhibition explores everything from women’s …