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NewArtLab: Alfredo Barsuglia’s Social Pool

Social Pool, 2014, Alfredo Barsuglia, 5 x 4 x 12 feet, Wood, Fiberglass, Resin-Paint, Solar-Filter-Pump, Mojave Desert, CA, Cooperation with MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles I met Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia half a decade ago while working as the Director of Marketing for the Palm Springs Art Museum. A mutual European artist … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Barry Fishman’s I Ching Paintings

Lesser Yang Barry Fishman is an architect, painter and poet who received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Tulane University. Today, he lives, works and teaches T’ai chi ch’uan in New York City. He has studied Eastern philosophy and practiced meditation for many years. His “I Ching Paintings: Yin Yang and the Ten Thousand Things” … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Musicians Who Paint-The Art of Tamra Spivey

(This article by Kevin Charles was published originally in the Feb./Mar. 2004 issue of Newtopia Magazine.) Tamra Spivey could whistle melodies before she could talk; it’s surprising that her family never guessed she might be a musician. Nor did they draw the obvious conclusion from her habit of filling huge reams of butcher paper with … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Ayad Alkadhi

from the In Vitro series by Ayad Alkadhi In the very early 2000s while I was struggling with my own identity as an artist I met a man who deeply touched my soul. My struggles were based on the fact that most of my work up until that point had been directly autobiographical – a … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Gaye Lub’s American History 2000-2012

I had the pleasure of meeting Gaye Lub in 2010 when I was invited to travel with the Lub clan to Burning Man for my first time. As matriarch of the incredibly talented family, Gaye welcomed me, a complete stranger only familiar with her daughter Sonia, with flowing golden hair and open arms into their … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Penelope Gottlieb’s Portraits of Extinction

I became enthralled with the work of Penelope Gottlieb three years ago when encountering her bold, colorful paintings of extinct flowers. On large canvases, bright and lush explosions of intricately detailed flowers, leaves and other plants seemed simultaneously suspended in space while moving in a sense of urgency. On closer inspection other items emerged from … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Painter Adam Rodriguez

During this past month, a lot of people in my life have been talking about art: what is it and what makes an artist an artist? For whatever reason, this dialogue has been pushing my buttons because I don’t think it’s something that can be quantified so generically or that is borne so much from … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Brainwashed

Over the past few years, I have slowly become a bit disillusioned with the art world. Instead of a place celebrating creativity and the fresh bursts of inspiration that all art should joyously derive from, I have had to balance being a conceptual artist working on my own career with making a living over the … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Interview with Sculptor Gesso Cocteau on her Original Mother

The American sculptor Gesso Cocteau has just unveiled work from a new series called Original Mother that mirrors a crucial time in humanity and reflects upon our universal commonalities. Original Mother represents the initial seed of all humanity that, when coupled with our myriad lineages across eons of social, political and chronological history, takes us … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Painter Noah Haytin’s Cross Cultural Connotations

In 2008 I trekked up to Idyllwild, a small community in the mountains of Southern California just southeast of the Coachella Valley desert. My mission was to check out the prestigious Painting’s Edge Residency students at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Every year, key emerging contemporary artists are chosen to work one on one with noted … Continue reading