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Postmodern Art Mysteries Solved at the Oakland Museum

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Nature’s Gift (2017) is a controversial Postmodern Art installation currently on view at the Oakland Museum of California until January 21st but offers a good explanation of what Postmodernism is. Art has become too theoretical and wrapped too much in philosophy that it makes it inaccessible to the average person. Not everyone gets it. Some of … Read more

Surrealist Sculpture Art by John Abery is Monumental

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The Contemporary sculpture artist, John Abery, and his Surrealist sculpture art modifies size and the monumental to question the viewer’s space in the world. John Abery became a sculptor because he would always see things in three dimensions in his head and wanted to express all parts of his vision. This naturally led to becoming … Read more

Mayme Kratz Notices the Unnoticeable with Pattern

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Mayme Kratz uses scale and pattern to encourage people to stop and see the roses. Artist Mayme Kratz finds inspiration in Arizona’s harsh desert climate, collecting found organic materials and capturing them in a polymer resin. This act of preservation is an ode to the ephemeral–a memento mori–that forces the viewer to acknowledge their transient … Read more

Oil Pastels and how the Individual Perceives Them

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Often a work such as those in oil pastels by Michael Alderson can be perceived by many in many different ways. Michael Alderson has mastered oil pastels during his time as an artist since Graduating from Kendall School of Design in 1992. Most oil pastel art, including this, goes without titles because Alderson feels “that … Read more

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African American Art Time Machines

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The difference between African American art and time machines used to be that one requires a participant to go back in time, but Hank Willis Thomas has changed all that. Survivors of Bloody Sunday have a palpable memory of that violent day in Black history. They have explosive emotions in response to the terror that … Read more

Contemporary Sculpture Materials for Dessert

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Are there such things as Contemporary sculpture materials and other art materials that you can digest? Janine Antoni knows that there are many more interesting contemporary sculpture materials than hard, boring marble. Obviously one can’t happily sink their teeth into Michelangelo’s famous marble sculptures from the High Renaissance. A series of sculptures by Janine Antoni … Read more

Types of Islamic Art that are not Muslim Art

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Common types of Islamic Art have nothing to do with Muslim art, but what does Islamic art say about the intricate complex culture that surrounds it? The West might have much to learn about the types of Islamic Art. Of course, The West might be ignorant of many things including this multifaceted art form. It’s Mr. … Read more

Contemporary Art Quilts that Transcend Traditional Craft

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Art like the Contemporary Art quilts by Ben Venom ensure their places for traditional craft in the Contemporary Art museums. Visual studies is the most fascinating topic. Admittedly, even a museum date with artist, Ben Venom, might be the worst idea ever. And most people don’t invite attractive people out on the weekend to go … Read more

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