PETAH COYNE

                    Coyne of the Realm At first one might not know what to make of the mass of wax ("specially formulated," at that) and "human and horse hair, ribbons, pigments, black spray paint, fabricated rubber, wire tree branches, curly willow, chicken wire fencing, wire, acrylic primer, silk flowers, bows, acetate ribbons, wire, feathers, plywood, metal hardware, pearl-headed hat pins, and tassels." … [Read more...]

BRUCE CONNER’S LUKE

Bruce Conner: Luke                             Not Lukewarm You get beautiful blurred images, motion streaks, bare-chested male "zombies" shoveling dirt, moody music, behind-the-scenes views of a movie scene; nearly Muybridge-ian, almost dancelike motion-analysis of lumbering extras, key grips, gaffers, best boys, and script girls in jagged slow-motion; … [Read more...]

BARNES STORMING

                A Prison for Art I have always found the Barnes Foundation just a bit too hard to get to and some of its rules strange. There's not enough parking. You have to pay in advance by credit card when you book and there are no cancellation refunds. With your online confirmation, you will learn: All coats and similar bulky garments, which do not fit flush against the body, must be checked in the Coat Check … [Read more...]

MUSEUMS TODAY

                                     Museums Without Boards? Although Artopia is still on vacation, the following items of interest in regard to museums are offered for your perusal: #1. If you want a humorous, sarcastic take on art museums, then The Art Museum Activity Book by The Guerrilla Girls, published by Printed … [Read more...]