Day of the Lepus: Hunt Slonem’s ‘Magnificent Menagerie’ exhibition.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art hosted a small exhibition of paintings by contemporary, Neo-Expressionist, American painter, Hunt Slonem. (On display until March 8, 2015.) Slonem is known for his works exploring nature, and what he describes as “exotica,”  including images of butterflies and rabbits, for which he is probably best known. He began hisContinue reading “Day of the Lepus: Hunt Slonem’s ‘Magnificent Menagerie’ exhibition.”

Excitement, Art, and Potential at the Wunderkammer Company

The Wunderkammer Company hosted its two year anniversary celebration on January 10, 2015 in its 7,000 square foot art center and gallery in Fort Wayne.  This is an exciting and dynamic space helping bring life back into the Oakdale Historic District on the Southwest Side of the city.  If you were in the open spaceContinue reading “Excitement, Art, and Potential at the Wunderkammer Company”

Earth Matters at the National Museum of African Art

Next week a new exhibition opens at the Nat. Museum of African Art. Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa April 22, 2013-January 5, 2014 It opens on Earth Day (April 22).  Ecology is a theme of the show as explained by the curator in the preview video seen HERE. Continue reading “Earth Matters at the National Museum of African Art”

Aesthetic Distance: Some thoughts on “Torn First Pages” from Amar Kanwar

What is Aesthetic Distance?  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it is defined, in part, as: “the frame of reference that an artist creates by the use of technical devices in and around the work of art to differentiate it psychologically from reality.”  I find the implementation of devices to establish aesthetic distance by contemporary artistsContinue reading “Aesthetic Distance: Some thoughts on “Torn First Pages” from Amar Kanwar”