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The way our minds process the world around us is very elusive. Thoughts can, at times, be all consuming, but they can also be extremely fickle. Sometimes, we make connections that are obvious, and other times we jump to conclusions that are incorrect (however right they may feel in the moment). So, how do we make sense of these invisible thoughts and learn about our unique perception of the world through them?… read more.
Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.… read more.
Back in the spring of 2020 – during the height of COVID craziness – a friend told me I must see the show “Bisa Butler: Portraits” at the Katonah Museum of Art, so I went. I was a bit nervous about it, but fidgety and feeling cooped up, I traveled north from Manhattan to Westchester County (NY). That was the start of my infatuation with Bisa Butler’s extraordinary art.… read more.
When I first pitched an article about the newest season of Reservation Dogs – the hit FX dramedy following a group of Indigenous teens navigating grief, identity, and young adulthood on their Oklahoma Reservation – FF2’s EIC Jan Lisa Huttner sent me an IMDb link. It wasn’t for Taika Waititi or Sterlin Harjo (the Indigenous co-creators of the show who have racked up countless excellent film and television credits).… read more.
I look forward to the Met Costume Institute exhibition every year. It springboards the fantastical costumes of that year’s Met Gala. It offers a detailed tour through beautifully constructed objects like the black embroidery of 2014-15’s Death Becomes Her, or the whimsical dresses of 2019’s Camp: Notes On Fashion.… read more.
Financial jargon when tied to the visual arts scene is a tricky combination to behold. How do we equate the deeply personal themes and emotional drive of art to a singular, fluctuating monetary value? It can be a daunting but inevitable task to comprehend, as more and more, the merit assessment of artworks and an artistic career is pinned on the results spilling out of Sotheby’s or Christie’s auction houses.… read more.