The Salon: Art + Design, November 9-13

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On the heels of the SOFA Chicago, there’s now a fair coming to New York City featuring “the world’s most influential galleries in art, architecture, and design.” The Salon: Art + Design opens on Thursday, November 9th, and runs through Monday the 13th at the Park Avenue Armory. I’ve been finding myself more-interested in design […]

SOFA Chicago 2017

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SOFA Chicago opens tomorrow at the Festival Hall on the Navy Pier on East Grand Avenue in Chicago. “SOFA” in this case means “Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design,” but then why isn’t it SOFAD? I guess the show organizers think SOFA sounds better. Unfortunately, I won’t be anywhere near Chicago over the course of […]

A darker Gauguin: art by Alan Prazniak

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I saw some paintings by Alan Prazniak at the NADA Art Fair, and there was something about this one in particular that felt like a darker, people-less Gauguin … I think a big part of the Gauguin feeling is that the texture of the canvas (or is it burlap, as Gauguin sometimes used?) comes through […]