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Artists Explore Different Facets in Strong Show PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 20 November 2001 18:00
Akiko Koiso’s ceramic sculptures have always exhibited fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a refinement, beauty, and a sense of proportion that attract me. Her works transcend their media, letting form, color, and beauty attract.

 
Portraits of Isolation PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 06 November 2001 18:00
“Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship,” said the ancient Greek painter Zeuxis, in his most famous quotation. With that admonition, this review is duly cautioned. Zeuxis is also a national group of professional painters who support the art of the still life.

 
Artists Create a Seasonally Haunting Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Thursday, 18 October 2001 18:00
Bruce Walters’ Two Crosses reminds me of a walk in a New Orleans cemetery with the crypts above ground and the iron-grate doorways; it is a graphite painting that uses a dramatic portrayal of lights and darks to give the eerie feeling one would get while walking alone at night in a burial ground.

 
Strong Exhibit Ignores Brutal History PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 02 October 2001 18:00
Mark Twain was part of a worldwide movement against the use of slave labor to harvest wild rubber in the Belgian Congo. He was protesting King Leopold of Belgium’s treatment of the native peoples of Africa that accounted for an estimated five million to eight million deaths.

 
More Drawing Clinic than Art PDF Print E-mail
Art - Reviews
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00
Give an artist tremendous talent in draftsmanship, shading, and painting but omit the passion, purpose, and message, and you have Joyce Treiman. A critic for the Los Angeles Times once described her as “an artist’s artist,” and that’s how I feel about the show of Treiman’s work at the Augustana College Centennial Hall Art Gallery.

 
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