Natalia Goncharova: Avant-Garde Trailblazer

Natalia Goncharova was only 32 in 1913 when she established herself as the leader of the Russian avant-garde movement with a major Moscow exhibition. She then moved to France where she designed costumes and backdrops for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. She lived in Paris for the rest of […]

Kelly Grace: A Retro Vibe

Kelly Grace is an artist I’ve featured before (here) but there’s more to learn about her this time around. She was surrounded by creative influences growing up north of Toronto. Her paternal grandparents were traveling puppeteers in California in the 1950s, and her grandfather was also a clown […]

Carole Feuerman: Swimmers

This is one of the hyper-realist sculptures of Carole Feuerman, best known for her life-size and monumental sculptures of swimmers. Quan (a mini version, above) has mink hair eyelashes and simulated drops of water on the skin.

Quick Hits: Migrant Mother

Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936) is an enduring icon of the Great Depression. Taken while Lange was working for the Farm Security Administration documenting the hardships of Americans, the image combines the photographer’s characteristic respect and empathy for her subjects with her compositional rigor. It has […]

Paola Pivi: ‘We are the Baby Gang’

Paola Pivi’s 70 baby polar bears frolic, fight, nap and explore the top floor of an art gallery in New York, wearing sprouted fluorescent feathers instead of fur. The point? The polar ice caps are melting and to survive a changing climate, they needed to adapt. The solo […]