Artist View: Basil Kincaid

Above: The Gods are Within. Photo courtesy of the artist. Artist’s statement: Creating quenches my thirst for life. I make art for fun, for intellectual & spiritual exploration, for discipline & emotional expression. For me, making art is both meditation and prayer that affirms my self-esteem and proves that I…

Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”

Malick Sidibé’s “Chemises”: "Only someone with a lying mouth, according to Yoruba oral tradition, would speak first and look for visual confirmation second.(1) Untold centuries later, the expression retains its value: photography’s maneuvers depend on the fact that truth is determined by the eye. The complete history of photography is…

Exposed

Exposed: Shuttered up... "WHEN Diane Arbus (she pronounced it Deeyan) died in 1971, she joined a pantheon of distraught, creative women, including Sylvia Plath, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Frida Kahlo and Kay Sage, who all died prematurely. Like Mark Rothko a year before, she slit her wrists and…

Chronicle: On Not Seeing Cindy Sherman

On Not Seeing Cindy Sherman: "'...Sherman’s work, which hasn’t changed in its essentials since those first film stills (although it’s indeed gotten bigger, embraced color, and delved deeper into Hollywood-like special effects) looks so dated, even when it was made yesterday,' says the author Laurie Fendrich." (Via The Chronicle: Brainstorm.)
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