(Kathleen Melian, Tilt, 2012, oil on canvas, 66 x 51 in. ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner.)
Overlap, pile, flow, flatten...
Ron Johnson's controlled ebbs and flows of paint interlock and overlap into cartoony compositions. Residents at the Chicago Artists' Coalition pile, paint, hang, and weave plastic bags, fibers, patterns, bric-a-brac and knickknacks. Ivan Lozano melts and mixes photographs, screens, and mirrors, immersing the viewer in a dark vision. Lalla Essaydi's models are enveloped by their surroundings, consumed by architecture (but the message falls flat). Going Superflat, Takashi Murakami's newest ingenues bring a blend of traditional Japanese painting and manga-inspired illustrations to a new gallery in Berlin; while in Paris, Aya Takano's diamond-shaped dreamlike paintings flatten perspectives and hierarchies alike.
In the RACKROOM
Ana Finel Honigman chats with Molly Crabapple about the prejudice against illustration, art and activism, and her Week in Hell.
In the GEOSLANT
Painter Richard Huntington weighs the issues and ethics of live modeling.
In the SHOWCASE
The jury has announced the Top 10 Winners for Round #4! Congrats to the artists. See our winners!
Calling All Artists. ArtSlant's new Power Profile is coming soon. Watch for it this week.
In the SLANT
Vivid Arts Networks' Limitless Expressions exhibition opens July 19 at 6pm at Toronto's Studio Vogue Gallery. Proceeds go to the victims of the May 20 earthquake in Ferrara, Italy.
Come to the kick-off reception on July 22, 4-6pm, for Strength & Grace: An Olympic Tribute at Elisa Contemporary Art in New York.
Through July and August, Reiko Chouno's A Hundred Years Parade will be featured at FR Contemporary.