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Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

| November 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Guggenheim Photo Exhibition Outrage 2020

In today’s post-9/11 media environment, it’s difficult to escape images of human suffering as a result of acts of terrorism and their aftermath. Such images are often challenging to view, evoking powerfully emotional responses from many people – especially the survivors, and the families of the victims. Sadly, though, we are all-too familiar with such […]

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Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

The Artist: Richard Learoyd The Show: Presences, at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco May 5 – June 25, 2011 Both visually and psychologically revealing, the photographs of British artist Richard Learoyd probe the limits of image-capture. Learoyd’s subjects pose inside his camera: a specially designed camera obscura-type mechanism consisting of two small rooms. In one, the subject sits illuminated […]

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Scenic Listening 2020

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Scenic Listening 2020

After climbing a tree, a mountain or even stairs up a tower, the breathtaking views available to us make the panting and pain all worthwhile. An experience such as this can be elevated further with the addition of music, just as songs heighten emotions in movies. By adding a soundtrack to everyday or even historic […]

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10 Controversial Art Pieces Photography

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
10 Controversial Art Pieces Photography

Throughout most of our lives, art has become progressively more controversial. There is a direct correlation between the acceptance of controversial art within society and with the artist’s production of it. This is simply because some artists exist in a world that consists of a never-ending quest for their next great piece of controversial work […]

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Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Seattle Opens New Sculpture Park to Public Great Photography 2020

Seattle may not have the best weather 365 days a year, but if by chance you are visiting on one of the beautiful sun-filled days, you can’t miss the new Olympic Sculpture Park. An extension of the Seattle Art Museum, the park officially opened to the public January 20, 2007. Located on the scenic Seattle waterfront, the park […]

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Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Harold Golen Photography Gallery Set Ablaze 2020

The Harold Golen Gallery in Miami isn’t feeling to cool right now. If you’re in the Miami area, check out their exhibition “A journey into the Neo-Psychedelic Art Movement” featuring Skot Olsen. It’s running until January 5th, and I’m sure they could use some support. Hundreds of amazing and beautiful lowbrow paintings and artwork were destroyed […]

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Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

| October 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
Memorable Colbert at the Smithsonian? Close enough. Photography 2020

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History turned down Stephen Colbert’s efforts to have his image displayed. But the National Portrait Gallery, famous for its portraits of the presidents but also home to unique portrayals of athletes, hip-hop artists and Hollywood stars, welcomed the idea. The line outside the bathroom at the National Portrait Gallery […]

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Waiiit a second… Photography 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Waiiit a second… Photography 2020

Thought I would quickly share a very unique photography portfolio I ran across today. The artist’s name is Mark Jenkins, and the work is quite creative. Many of the pieces are some type of odd insertion into everyday life. I’m sure some of those shots would take all day to catch. Got to love a commitment […]

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Through Her Eyes Captivate Art| Angela Dawn in Portland 2020

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
Through Her Eyes Captivate Art| Angela Dawn in Portland  2020

Art is a way for us to view the world through the eyes of an artist. We gaze at what they consider beautiful; which may or may not be the same as our interpretations of the adjective. Nevertheless, these works give us a new perspective to consider and learn from. Some artists choose to show […]

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The Memorable Annie Leibovitz an American Icon Photography 2020

| October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Memorable Annie Leibovitz an American Icon Photography 2020

Judging by the crowd outside of Benaroya Hall waiting to see Annie Leibovitz speak on November 19th, it was obvious that Seattle Arts and Lectures was hosting someone big. People stood outside with handmade signs asking for tickets—the scene was more akin to a sporting event or rock concert than what was, essentially, a book reading. Inside, there were […]

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