In a year-end analysis by the Huffington Post, 25 upcoming exhibits were profiled as the artists to watch; I caught up with local New York City artist Brad Darcy for his perspectives on the machinations of present-day art creation.
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Versatile artist Xavier Castellanos is thrilled and grateful to be able to have his work showcased once again at the Alliance Francaise to a very appreciative audience. His "Mexican Landscape" series debuted on March 1, 2012.
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Full pallet to the metal might be a way to describe artist Carmit Haller's designs as they made their San Francisco debut on February 16 for an evening reception at the Bluxome Street office of McGuire Real Estate.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has finally closed down an art exhibit that features supposedly blasphemous images of Jesus Christ amid protests from art exhibitors who claim the exhibit was part of their freedom of expression.
Art is central to Natchitoches, Louisiana. On Cane River the Roque House has been featuring the work of local artists. The work of Del Forsloff, renowned jazz artist/illustrator was featured in April, making a miracle for himself and the town.
Swiss artist Christoph Buchel, known for his mammoth and politically motivated exhibits, exceeded the project's budget and walked away from his unfinished work. A federal judge ruled that the museum can display the exhibit.
Nora Elmonoufy, a long time friend from college and artist Christina Vartanian pose for a moment in front of Vartanian's abstracts. Elmonoufy said that she could verify that Vartanian had no formal art school training. Both majored in science while at University of Texas.
Carmit Haller, stands next to "Id" one of her abstract designs, inspired by psychology and the established theories from Freud and Jung. Feb. 16, 2012 was the debut of her work in San Francisco at the Bluxome Street office of McGuire Real Estate.
Realtor Anne Manning and Lauren Bensinger of McGuire Real Estate's Marketing Dept. helped organize the art exhibit for Carmit Haller which is on display at the Bluxome Street office from Feb. 16 to April 20, 2012.
"Carmit's abstract designs work well in a home as well as in an office space," "I think her work would be great for staging an open house showing," said Manning.
Terrence Ty has known artist Carmit Haller for eight years and during that time he said he has seen her work progress and become more specialized. He compared the fine attention to detail in the metal craftsmanship like that of the fine subtle hues of an abalone shell.
Ramni Levy provided the food and catering. Fresh crab cakes, empanadas, stuffed mushrooms and petite twice backed potatoes topped with just a tiny dab of sour cream and golden caviar. The food also included an array of fine California wines from the Sonoma, Napa region
Jessica Lee considered "Inner Insight" to be among her favorite of Carmit Haller's work that evening of the exhibit reception on Feb. 16, 2012. "I keep coming back to it and yes I would buy it, if it was within my price range," she said.