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Alexandra Tyng | Paragraphs on all figure paintings

Brief Window:

When my grandparents retired they bought a farmhouse with the idea that it would be an ideal place for their children and grandchildren to gather. They commissioned my mother to design an addition to the house that became known as “the ship” because of its unusual shape. It was the first space frame ever built for living. Unfortunately it burned to the ground several years after my grandmother sold the house. Recently I became curious to find the spot where it used to be. To locate the site, I used my own and my cousins’ memories of landmarks and routes, plus research and old photos. The area had changed drastically and the house had been replaced with a 1970s ranch style house. My husband said to me, “I wish I could see the house as it was, just for a minute.” And that is what led me to think: what if we could actually see things as they looked years ago, instead of imagining them so hard that they almost became visible? The figurative “window” becomes the car windshield that wavers and flickers as the fabric of the present reveals the past. Clues to the nature of this occurrence are scattered throughout the painting.

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Linda Tracey Brandon is an imaginative realist painter working in oils and graphic media. She frequently writes about art lindatraceybrandon.com


ALEXANDRA TYNG | “PICTURES OF YOU”

Alexandra Tyng has just been featured in Articulate, an Emmy® award-winning arts and culture show nationally syndicated on PBS. The segment “Pictures of You” explores how portraits are “a lie that illustrates the truth.” In the interview with Alexandra, she gives her professional insight into the unique relationship between artist and subject, highlighting the trust that the subject places in the artist.

You can watch the segment here: http://www.pbs.org/video/3000448404/

Alexandra Tyng, Royalty, oil on linen, 42" x 54", $23,000

Alexandra Tyng, Royalty, oil on linen, 42″ x 54″, $23,000


Eric Green | Bernarducci Meisel

Eric Green’s work is currently featured in a group exhibition at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery titled “Size Doesn’t Matter”. The exhibition is a survey of small works curated by Susan P. Meisel and will run through April 29, 2017. It includes three of Eric Green’s Mirrored Room series.

View the other works in the exhibition here: http://www.bernarduccimeisel.com/current/

Eric Green, Mirrored Room Five, Graphite grisaille, colored-pencil and UV varnish, 18"x 16"

Eric Green, Mirrored Room Five, Graphite grisaille, colored-pencil and UV varnish, 18″x 16″


Bo Bartlett | The American Life

Bo Bartlett, Halloween, 2016, Oil on linen, 82" x 100"

Bo Bartlett, Halloween, 2016, Oil on linen, 82″ x 100″

 

Bo Bartlett’s current museum exhibition Bo Bartlett: American Artist at the Mennello Museum of American Art was reviewed by Hind Berji in Artborne Magazine. “Bartlett’s work-in all its anticipation and apprehension-is still nostalgic; it somehow reminds us of the thoroughly American childhood some of us never had, like the pile of leaves we never jumped into or the calm summer days we never truly enjoyed. It reminds us of optimism that is embedded in our cultural fabric and the sadness that accompanies it.”

 

Read the full review here: The American Life of Bo Bartlett

 

 

 


Sarah McRae Morton | The Mountain Whale Review

Sarah McRae Morton’s current exhibition, The Mountain Whale at Red Raven Art Company in Pennsylvania was reviewed in Lancaster Online. “Her canvases are filled with elements of history, imagination and romance, swirled together with a confidence reminiscent of the masters.” The exhibition will be on view through the end of February.

Read the full review here: The Mountain Whale

Sarah McRae Morton, The Flight of the Gyrfalcon, oil on canvas

Sarah McRae Morton, The Flight of the Gyrfalcon, oil on canvas