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New York Times Artist Feature: Mariana Cook

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: August 16, 2011

Represented by AIPAD Member Gallery
Lee Marks Fine Art


In a recent interview between Carol Kino and artist Mariana Cook we have an inside look at the inspiration behind Cook's latest book and body of work, Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries. Previously known for her portraits Cook may seem to have taken a new turn, but the absent figures, the builder's of the walls, begin to emerge through their creations. The variety of style, quality of materials, placement, care all begin to reveal something of the builder and though we may lack visage character is revealed through the walls Cook traveled to find and record.

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Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries
 
The series initiated in her own sphere- her own land on Martha's Vineyard and the ball was soon rolling. After exploring more of New England Cook traveled far and wide- Malta, Ireland, Peru, England, and Cambodia to name a few stops on the map traveling planes, marching through fields to find her subjects. There is a definite elegance to the walls and the works, some rhythmic others heavily structured, some calculated others just loose pilings. There is also something ancient or deep-rooted about the subject that is carried in the work. These sites are vanishing, the world has less need for plot divisions as family farms vanish, and these walls are being reclaimed by nature.

Contact Lee Marks Fine Art for more information on artworks or text. A portion of book sale profit to go back to preserving her subject, drystone construction, through the nonprofit Dry Stone Conservancy in Lexington, Ky.

New York Times article.


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Artists' Reception: Bill Rastetter at Bellows Gallery

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: August 16, 2011

Sea and Sky

Exhibition Dates: August 20th - September 17th, 2011

Reception for the artist: Saturday, August 20th
6:00 - 9:00pm


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The sea and sky is ever-changing and in the new large scale color works of Bill Rastetter the two balance and play like characters on a grand stage. Each frame holds us in suspension as emotions stir in our spirit. Romantic and soft, quiet and mournful, dark and mysterious, elegant, warm, energized, introspective- the works reveal and recall emotion. The surface of the water has a sense of serenity- an effect achieved through long exposures that enhance the grace of each scene and the potency of each mood.

In his artist's statement, Rastetter quotes Ansel Adams, saying "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer" the thoughtfulness of the photographer here comes through composition and construction. The long exposures do more than amplify effectiveness of the frame; the abstracted sea softens becoming something unseen by the eye. Not only space but also time is woven into the images, and we feel an overwhelming desire to linger.

For more on the exhibition and reception please visit Joseph Bellows Gallery

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Best of Boston: Robert Klein Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: August 10, 2011

Awarded by Boston magazine


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Alex Webb, Havana, 2007
 
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Robert Klein Gallery named for "quality and excellence" by Boston magazine. Since 1980 Klein Gallery has maintained high standards by exhibiting first-rate photography, working with renowned collectors, and curating exhibitions with American Masters, including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Many congratulations on much hard work.

More to be expected in the bright future of this exceptional gallery.

Robert Klein Gallery

Best of Boston


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Review: George Platt Lynes at Throckmorton

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 8, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: August 8, 2011

Through September 10, 2011


Taken out of the closet, and out of cold storaga from Kinsey Institute are the work of George Platt Lynes. The male nudes that steal the show now on at Throckmorton were less known even to his family than his ballet images, surreal-inspired compositions, or portraits. Our greater comfort for the sexual male figure even with homoerotic undertones has allowed these works the appreciation they deserve- they are elegant, bold, enticing. For New Yorkers this is a not to miss, for those out of town, visit the exhibition video with interviews or order the book online.

Further description in earlier AIPAD Member News from June 7th.

New Yorker Reiview

Video on the exhibition at Throckmorton Fine Art.

Book available:
George Platt Lynes: The Male Nudes: $60.00
Throckmorton Fine Art




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Artist's Reception: Greg Semu at McNamara

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 28, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: July 28, 2011


GREG SEMU: The Last Cannibal Supper


Exhibition Dates:
August 7 - 26 2011

Reception with Greg Semu 5.30 pm Sunday 7th August


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Assassination of Atai, Courtesy of McNamara Gallery
 
A suite of four new works by New Zealand native Greg Semu follow strongly in line with his larger body of work. Critical themes for the artist of Pacific Island heritage are cultural displacement due to colonial impact. The new works, The Last Supper, jabs at the colonial impact on spiritual beliefs of the native New Zealanders and come just behind work, Battle of the Noble Savage, that dealt with physical colonization by Europeans. These works all address the critical question- who indeed is the savage?

The works are dynamic and powerful. Borrowing from iconic religious paintings of the western world the images come invested with meaning that cuts back at its own roots.

For more information on the exhibition please visit McNamara Gallery.

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