CLASSIC WORKS AND COLLABORATIONS
jennifer williams at the akron museum of art
Jennifer Williams' wall installation The High Line Effect: Approaching Hudson Yards was recently acquired by the Akron Art Museum and is featured in their current exhibition Proof: Photographs From The Collection. From the museum:
Photographs help create our collective memory. Images from news reportage and photographs that provide social commentary or promote personal agendas all shape how we see our world and alter our view of the past. Are these photographic documents proof of an event or place, or is the artist manipulating us?
Read more about the exhibition here.
cig harvey and julie blackmon in the new york times
Why Can't Great Artists Be Mothers?
A group of rising artists rejects the all-or-nothing, children-versus-art
By Jacoba Urist
May 21, 2015
The art world is full of enduring stereotypes. There’s the myth of the starving artist. The crazy artist. The hermit artist. And then there’s the childless artist— a woman (yes, she’s usually female) so fervidly dedicated to her craft that there’s no room in her life for motherhood. Indeed, some of the greatest visual artists — Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and Lee Krasner — had no children. Kids and their constant battery of needs, the argument goes, are incompatible with true creativity. Art is supposed to be an all-consuming enterprise — and now modern parenting is too.
Continue reading the article here.
Announcing representation of mike mandel
Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Mike Mandel. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Mandel is heavily influenced by the period of expansion and franchising in the Los Angeles region during the 1960s and ‘70s. His photographic series utilize elements of popular media to communicate themes of alienation, commercialization, and personal identity in an increasingly public world.
For more information about Mike Mandel and to view selected images, click here.