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Emilio Sanchez reveals beauty in unremarkable landscapes

Emilio Sanchez reveals beauty in unremarkable landscapes

Untitled, Bronx Multi-Colored Storefront (Image courtesy the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia) Sunlight does peculiar things in the city. It overwhelms surfaces in ways it can’t when there’s more organic matter around to soak up the glare or scatter it into chaotic shadows. The portfolio of Cuban-American painter Emilio Sanchez contains […]

On February 19, the Paramount audience joined art lovers worldwide to view a broadcast of da Vinci paintings that cannot tour due to their fragility, including “The Lady with an Ermine.” (Courtesy Paramount Theater)

Paramount event turns Renaissance art digital

Tickets to view “The Last Supper” sell out two months in advance. Visitors are permitted to view Leonardo da Vinci’s master work after a multi-step decontamination process and then only for 15 minutes. If there’s ever a case for viewing artwork remotely, the deteriorating 514-year-old refectory wall fresco in Milan makes it. “Leonardo Live”—something of […]

Review: "Catch the Baby" by Rosamond Casey at Chroma Projects

Review: "Catch the Baby" by Rosamond Casey at Chroma Projects

Art often gives us a chance to root around in someone else’s heart, but rarely does it challenge us to examine our own. Rosamond Casey’s interactive game “Catch the Baby” is featured at Chroma Projects through November 26, along with paintings by Lindsay Heider Diamond. “Catch the Baby,” a two-player game at the center of […]

Writing on the walls

Writing on the walls

Most people with English rattling around their heads give little thought to what their language looks like. Typeface and handwriting vanish quickly behind the meaning of the words they form. It’s a playful change of pace, then, to study the work of Noriko Maeda, whose Japanese calligraphy, on view through September at Warm Springs Gallery, […]

Disparate times

Disparate times

Featuring dead birds, underwater towns, and ranch hands dining in the pastel dusk, Matt Kleberg’s paintings, now hanging at JohnSarahJohn, seem to conceal rich tales just beneath the thin layers of oil. Look closely at the finch outlined by the cream and brown stripes of “Right Now But Not Yet,” and you’ll see the base layers of paint from an earlier version of the ranch piece hung beside it.

"Patternation" by Reko Rennie; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; Through April 4

"Patternation" by Reko Rennie; The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection; Through April 4

If you’ve been seeing pink kangaroos lately, fear not. Your brain isn’t dissolving into a late-winter mush. It’s merely snagging glimpses of Australian artist Reko Rennie’s imitable work about town. If the Aboriginal images stenciled onto construction sites, fluorescent bumper stickers or life-sized kangaroo screen prints brightening up empty storefronts have caught your attention, take […]

"Serial Thrillers" at PVCC

It takes a deft mind to craft intrigue from a pile of random photos or a box of junk. Anonymous faces gaze from the walls of PVCC’s north gallery, sharing a hallway with improbable cairns of corroded landfill fodder and ceramic. Yet each piece in “Serial Thrillers”—on display through Nov. 3 by noted local artists […]