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Arnold Joseph Kemp: "Public Evidence Spectator"

Arnold Joseph Kemp: Public Evidence Spectator. September 29 – November 2, 2014 Contemporary Gallery, Gerogia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 2nd / Visual Arts Building, Room 2071 Reception: Thursday, October 2nd from 6-7:30 / Center for Art & Theatre

James Lavadour: on KBOO's Art Focus Tuesday Aug 5th, 11:30am - 12 noon

Eva Lake will host James Lavadour to talk about his PDX show, participation in Crystal Bridges landmark exhibition"State of the Art" and no doubt about making art in general.

Nancy Lorenz: "stand out " in exhibition Beauty Reigns at the McNay Art Museum

Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Review by Rachel Adams Lemon Gold, Silver Sulphur, 2014, 102 x 72 inches "A standout from the group is New York-based artist Nancy Lorenz, who closes the show with a bang. Her installation of 26 small, untitled works along with two larger paintings—Gold Sea with Cloud and Lemon Gold, Silver Sulphur—allows the viewer to understand the varied materials Lorenz works with, including cardboard, burlap, mother-of-pearl, and gold and silver leaf. The small works are intimate, and the marks are organic. And while other works in the show exude precision, Lorenz’s paintings exude passion. One small work is corrugated cardboard the artist scratched into, almost feral in the gesture, and then covered in gold. The dimensionality and diverse surfaces of Lorenz’s gilded abstraction leads directly back to Baroque, particularly the Rococo movement of the late Baroque period. In these works, beauty truly reigns." - Rachel Adams, Arts + Culture Texas Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting Illustrated book available, with essays by Lilly Wei and Stephen Westfall Featuring work by Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Kamrooz Aram, Charles Burwell, Annette Davidek, Fausto Fernandez, Nancy Lorenz, Ryan McGinness, Beatriz Milhazes, Jiha Moon, Paul Henry Ramirez, Rex Ray, Rosalyn Schwartz, and Susan Chrysler White

James Lavadour and Marie Watt: "RADICAL REPETITION: ALBERS TO WARHOL" Whatcom Museum

RADICAL REPETITION: ALBERS TO WARHOL From the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation Curated by Barbara Matilsky April 19 - August 17, 2014 Radical Repetition examines recurring imagery in art since the 1960s, which has led to unexpected stylistic transformations and reinvigorated content. Although the exhibition concentrates on prints, it also includes some extraordinary works in painting (James Lavadour) and sculpture (Marie Watt) that expand this theme.

James Lavadour: Crystal Bridges Exhibition "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now"

After a restless cross-country search in which two curators logged more than 100,000 miles in airplanes and rental cars, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – founded by the Walmart heiress Alice Walton – announced Tuesday that it had finalized its artist list for an ambitious fall show that will present a snapshot of unheralded 21st century American art . . .

MOUNTAIN: Some web links of interest

Some insights and pleasures on the web pertaining to a few of the artists on the exhibition MOUNTAIN

MOUNTAIN: Other Quotes by Fernando Pessoa from The Book of Disquiet taken from the web "Good Reads"

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen's print in the MOUNTAIN exhibition misquotes Pessoa. There are many quotable quotes in his Book of Disquiet. Quite entertaining. CLICK ON IMAGE

PDX at SQN: Wes Mills and Anne Appleby.

Our friend Megan Murphy has installed a selection to works by Wes Mills and Anne Appleby. If you are in the Sun Valley area stop by. SQN Sport 320 N. 1st Ketchum, ID 83340 12:00-5:00 PM Monday-Saturday

Nancy Lorenz: "Beauty Reigns" at the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, TX

"Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting", at the McNay Museum of Art, June 11 - August 17, 2014

Megan Murphy: 2014 recipient of the Idaho Arts Fellowship

Congratulations to Megan! Meagan plans to use the award money to make a new body of work called Interiors and a 20 year catalog of her work.