Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

The Alternatives. al·ter·na·tive ôlˈtərnədiv/ adjective adjective: alternative 1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility. “the various alternative methods for resolving disputes” “an alternative route” (of two things) mutually exclusive. “the facts fit two alternative scenarios” relating to behavior that is considered unconventional and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms. “an alternative lifestyle” noun: alternative; plural noun: alternatives 1. one of two or more available possibilities. “audiocassettes are an interesting alternative to reading”… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

Artist Spotlight: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Now available in a paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement… Read More Artist Spotlight: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Artist Spotlight: Alejandro Cartagena “Carpoolers”

I first saw Cartagena’s work in 2013 at the Kopeikin Gallery booth at a San Francisco art fair.  They are particularly powerful when arranged in a grid form. – Erika ALEJANDRO CARTAGENA’S “CAR POOLERS” by New American Paintings To start, I am a big fan of Alejandro Cartagena’s photographs.  In his recent series Car Poolers, he documents and captures construction workers… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alejandro Cartagena “Carpoolers”

Artist Spotlight: Taryn Simon: Shot True – NOWNESS

Taryn Simon: Shot True (from the blog NOWNESS) The Celebrated American Artist Reveals the Ideas Pushing Her to the Limits of Photography Acclaimed artist Taryn Simon questions meaning and photographic truth while exploring the evolution of her work in filmmaker Matt Black’s new short. Playing upon an uneasy marriage of image and context, Simon blurs… Read More Artist Spotlight: Taryn Simon: Shot True – NOWNESS