Kazumi Nakamura

Kazumi Nakamura, A Bird in its Existence 325 (Lesser Spotted Woodpecker) Picoides minor, 2016-2017. Acrylic on cotton, 76 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches. Image: Courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Gallery

Man Ray: Grand nu renversé en arrière 1923

Imogen Cunnigham, Harry Callahan's Wife Eleanor, Jacqueline Goddard by Man Ray via MetmuseumMasao Yamamoto, Harry Callahan, Adi Da Samraj

Pavel Tchelitchew

 From  Pencil : Pavel Tchelitchew (Па́вел Фёдорович Чели́щев) (1898 - 1957) was a surrealist painter, set designer and costume designer. He left Russia in 1920, lived in Berlin until 1923, and moved to Paris, where he became acquainted with Gertrude Stein and the Sitwell and Gorer families. His first U.S. show was of his drawings, along with other artists, at the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in 1930. In 1934, he moved from Paris to New York City. From 1940 to 1947, he provided illustrations for the Surrealist magazine View. He became a United States citizen in 1952 and died in Grottaferrata, Italy in 1957.

From Pencil: Pavel Tchelitchew (Па́вел Фёдорович Чели́щев) (1898 - 1957) was a surrealist painter, set designer and costume designer. He left Russia in 1920, lived in Berlin until 1923, and moved to Paris, where he became acquainted with Gertrude Stein and the Sitwell and Gorer families. His first U.S. show was of his drawings, along with other artists, at the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in 1930. In 1934, he moved from Paris to New York City. From 1940 to 1947, he provided illustrations for the Surrealist magazine View. He became a United States citizen in 1952 and died in Grottaferrata, Italy in 1957.

Art Enthusiast Favorite: Artist Miya Ando

Miya Ando, Perception 4, 2015

Urethane and pigment on aluminum, 12 × 12 in, 30.5 × 30.5 cm

See Artsy's complete Miya Ando page here. 

I first saw Miya Ando's work a few years ago in a Sundaram Tagore email newsletter. I was on their mailing list because at one point had helped with the fabrication of Adi Da's artwork, who had openings at Tagore's Chelsea and Beverly Hills locations in 2010 and 2011. Since that time I had kept an interest in what other work Tagore represented.

Adi Da's 2010 show at Sundaram Tagore in 2010 in NY. 

 At Tagore's gallery, 2010. 

At Tagore's gallery, 2010. 

In Tagore's email newsletter I was immediately attracted to the color and feeling in Ando's work. I searched for her online and this was the first piece I found: 

 

Miya Ando

Urushi Light Blue, 2014

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

I was writing a short story called Night Surfing and this piece became my totem for the work. I felt it captured exactly the feeling I had been meditating on and was thrilled. I put her piece on my Tumblr art blog and it started to get reblogged right away. At the time I remember her  work made me think of Danny Fuller's time lapsed ocean photos. He is a surfer I grew up with on Kauai and admired his artistic development. Her stuff also made me think of Eric Cahan's sky images. 

Soon I needed more.  I headed to online art heaven Artsy to look for more of Ando's work. Every single thing I found of hers I liked and resonated with. I am from Marin County and saw her work, Bolinas.

 Miya Ando, Morning Bolinas 2014, via  Blouin

Miya Ando, Morning Bolinas 2014, via Blouin

 

Her bodhi tree leaf mandalas. Her bio says she'd grown up Buddhist. I had grown up with very strong influences of Tibetan Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta and my mother collects Bodhi leaves. 

 Rose Mini Mandala via  Artsy

Rose Mini Mandala via Artsy

Ando's work feels happy, healing and elemental. Color is a/the most important feature of art to me because it demonstrates feeling so completely. The nonverbal is powerful. My grandmother, painter Grace Meredith, always emphasized color and getting the exact color that you saw for what you were painting.  I once brought a brown blanket into her house from my car and she was so offended she made me bring the unacceptable color outside at once. 

Today Ando posted this hanabira petal on her Instagram

 pic by @studiomiyaando on Instagram

pic by @studiomiyaando on Instagram

There's an equanimity in her work and something about it reminds me of both the elementals of growing up in wild nature, and of sitting in meditation.  There's a stillness accompanying her work that is more than refreshing.  

See Artsy's complete Miya Ando page here. 

 

Andrea Pinheiro- Intangible Records (mica), 2015

 Andrea Pinheiro, Intangible Records (Mica), 2015

Andrea Pinheiro, Intangible Records (Mica), 2015

To see more inspired by Andrea Pinheiro click here.

 Gold leaf hair: NYFW 2016. Geode and irregular diamond ring: Kimberly Mcdonald,  Moda Operandi . Pastel eyelet dress:  Valentino ready to wear 2015 .  Shimmer table:  Patricia Urquiola .  Chain-Back dress:  Valentino ready to wear 2016 .  Apple extra-large Mobile, Fort Makers,  Aha Life .  Salmon Suede Shoes, Gucci. Blue-green kyanite bracelet: Lauren Wolf Jewelry,  Gilt .  L-Space Chloe Top, L-Space,  Anthropologie .  

Gold leaf hair: NYFW 2016. Geode and irregular diamond ring: Kimberly Mcdonald, Moda Operandi. Pastel eyelet dress: Valentino ready to wear 2015.  Shimmer table: Patricia Urquiola.  Chain-Back dress: Valentino ready to wear 2016.  Apple extra-large Mobile, Fort Makers, Aha Life.  Salmon Suede Shoes, Gucci. Blue-green kyanite bracelet: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, Gilt.  L-Space Chloe Top, L-Space, Anthropologie.  

Oculus Witness: Overland Partners + James Turrell and Francisco De Holanda

Turrell and De Holanda, 500 years apart, evoking the same.

oc·u·lus

  1. a round or eyelike opening or design, in particular.

    • a circular window.

    • the central boss of a volute.

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Fritz Scholder

Now Showing: http://www.phxart.org/exhibitions/scholder

http://hyperallergic.com/284851/a-native-american-artist-who-painted-pop-and-challenged-the-status-quo/