Studio Visit: Kimberly Brooks, The Metaphysical Touch

Studio Visit: Kimberly Brooks, The Metaphysical Touch “The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “A medium of communication is not merely a passive conduit for the transmission of information but rather an active force in creating new social patterns and new perceptual realities.” Leonard…

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at TAM

Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at Torrance Art Museum By Lawrence Gipe After spending the month of June creating work, the 12 artists participating in the Studio System 2 residency at the Torrance Art Museum displayed the results of their labors at a closing reception on June 30. It was this author’s pleasure and privilege…

Studio Visit: Leigh Salgado, The Power of Pink

Studio Visit: Leigh Salgado, The Power of Pink “The beauty of the world which is soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” ~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. By Gary Brewer The weave of a pattern, the frilly ornamentation of lacy shapes layered into thoughts…

Studio Visit: Lawrence Gipe, The Dark Poetry of History

Studio Visit: Lawrence Gipe : The Dark Poetry of History   “One has the impression that something is stirring inside [photographs] – it is as if one can hear little cries of despair, gémissements de désespoir… as if the photographs themselves had a memory and were remembering us and how we, the surviving, and those…