You Know His Name

Caravaggio “The Taking of Christ” ca. 1602 Oil on Canvas 52.6 x 66.7 in. The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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Ha Ha Ha!!! – An Artist Walks into A Bar…

Julie Houts Morning Ritual

Artists can be such a pensive bunch. Taking ourselves too seriously. I felt the need to unload and laugh a bit and so I searched for my contemporaries who illustrated a sense of humor.  I discovered the quirky, the understated, the irreverent, the ecclesiastical – the what? – the downright facetious, and the hideously grotesque.  […]

Not Your Mothers’ Lipstick Fix – A Love Story

James Rosenquist “House of Fire”, (1981) Oil on Canvas 78 x 16 x 6 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, A. Hearnd Fund and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Accession Number 1982.901a-c

A.) ___Humble Cosmetic B.) ___ War paint ___C.) Deviant Oral Fix D.) ___ Accessory to a Crime E.) ___ All of the Above “There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip” – Aristotle Advertisers have a field day describing the erotic power of this sensual cosmetic. Consider, for instance, colors that “make statements”, […]

Sex, Lies and… Oil Paint?

Unrequited love got you down? The girl in the corner cubicle still not notice you? Nothing in the in-box? Finding romance requires nerves of steel and you’ll need to keep your head about you. In correlation to my concurrent exhibitions “Color of Love” and “Head” I explore love gone awry – awfully awry – in […]

Are You a Voyeur? Become an Artist and Do It for a Living!

Call it “polishing the pearl”, “choking the chicken”, “the five-knuckle shuffle”, “petting the family jewels” or ”double-clicking the mousse”, (good grief!)  there’s something to be said for finding self-love in the hallowed arena of high art. We delve deep into the records of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museo Nacional Centro […]

In the Trenches: A New York Artist Navigates Her First Salon and Group Show 

Is that all it will ever be? Just a dream?

In the Trenches: A New York Artist Navigates Her First Salon and Group Show  (And Amasses an Amazing Team in the Process) January 2018 January 7th, 2018 – A listing on the Opportunities page of the NY Foundation for the Arts site catches my eye: “Start your career off right…in front of the New York […]

Elizabeth Glaessner Dazzles in “Mother Tongue”

Interior of the P.P.O.W Gallery with the artist's silk wall hangings.

January 6th to February 10th, 2018 – Run, don’t walk to see the magnificent works of artist Elizabeth Glaessner in her newest show “Mother Tongue” at the P.P.O.W Gallery, New York. One leaves the chill of winter behind and the drab uniformity of West 22nd Street to walk into a space awash in color. Hanging […]