Lost Cat Exhibition

Three years ago I started this blog to showcase artists who do fantastic work and who I felt were underrepresented. I wanted to show work that deserved to be seen. I chose artwork from several different social media outlets, though mostly from Facebook. Through this venture I got to know other artists; kindred spirits who were working primarily in abstraction and who were from all over the world as well as in my backyard.

One of those people I met was the artist Susan Carr. She was doing work I was intensely drawn to. Over numerous conversations I let her in on the secret that ArtOrbiter.com was my blog. Eventually I asked her to curate the blog for a week, then several times afterwards.

Now she and Betty Carrol Fuller have curated an exhibit, using social media and online connections between artists as the theme. I’m incredibly proud of being included in this exhibit and I can say with all honesty that it is by far the best large group show I have ever been in. Many of the artist included I’ve gotten to know through social media. Some of them I know in person, others only by their work.

I normally wouldn’t post about a show I’m in, but the quality of the work was exceptional throughout. So here’s a selection of work from the Lost Cat exhibit at The Cape Cod Museum of Art through January 17th, 2016.

As Betty Carol Fuller said in the introduction to the show, “Making art is like looking for a lost cat.”

Lost Cat at The Cape Cod Museum of Art: a selection

Andre van der Wende

Andre van der Wende

 

 

Anne Flash

Anne Flash

 

 

Ayn S Choi

Ayn S. Choi

 

 

Bernard Klevickas

Bernard Klevickas

 

 

Bert Yarborough

Bert Yarborough

 

 

Betty Carol Fuller

Betty Caroll Fuller

 

 

Betty Carol Fuller2

Betty Carol Fuller

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz

Bonny Leibowitz

 

 

Brian Edmonds

Brian Edmonds

 

 

Elizabeth Gourlay

Elizabeth Gourlay

 

 

Gerry McLean

Gerry McLean

 

 

Helen O'Leary

Helen O’Leary

 

 

James Austin Murray

James Austin Murray

 

 

Joe Diggs

Joe Diggs

 

 

Judy Rifka

Judy Rifka

 

 

Carole Ann Danner

Carole Anne Danner

 

 

Julie Torres Julie Torres2

Julie Torres

 

 

Katherine Bradford

Katherine Bradford

 

 

Michael Ricardo Andrew

Michael Ricardo Andrew

 

 

Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen

 

 

Pam Glick

Pam Glick

 

 

Peter Regianato

Peter Regianato

 

 

Poilly Shindler

Polly Shindler

 

 

Sue Post

Susan Post

 

 

Susan Breen

Susan Breen

 

 

Damien Hoar de Galvan

Damien Hoar de Galvan

 

 

Ellen Rich

Ellen Rich

 

 

Noe Jiminez

Noe Jiminez

 

 

Susan Carr

Susan Carr

 

 

Susan Lyman

Susan Lyman

 

 

Susan Rostow Jung

Susan Rostow Jung

 

 

Breon Dunign

Breon Dunign

 

 

Farrell Brickhouse

Farrell Brickhouse

 

 

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

 

 

Valerie Brennan

Valerie Brennan

 

 

Vicky Tomayko

Vicky Tomayko

 

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FAST DIRTY REVIEWS

The summer is over at least in the art world. So back to the grind as they say. More posts are on their way from social media directly from artists.

Below are reviews of gallery openings on Thursday, September 6th. I was only able to make it from 27th Street to 23rd Street. So much I didn’t see that I really wanted to. Here is a selection of work that was mostly worth making a note on. I might be honest/harsh but I’m not going to post a show that I think is just bad.

This is an artist centric blog but I chose to post these by the gallery names. There are two reasons for this. 1) These artists have representation and it’s easier to find this work using the galleries names. 2) Though some artists have animosity to the gallery system, it’s the system we have and most of those folks running galleries do it for the love of it. They’re also providing the artists with an invaluable service.

Gallery Reviews will be monthly.

-J@artorbiter.com

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Mike Weiss Gallery

I almost didn’t visit this show because of the title ‘An illustrated guide for aliens.’ I find this gallery’s shows hit and miss. Walking down the hall I felt like I was walking into another miss. But after spending time in the main part of the gallery, I was glad I got past my assumptions. The artist Marc Seguin, is not only a solid and capable painter he pushes himself past those qualities. There’s nothing like an artist who has technical skills and is willing to risk looking like he doesn’t. In this case it makes for an engaging show and one of the best I’ve seen at this gallery.

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Kim Foster Gallery

Kwang-Young Chun makes large constructions that seem to have more cultural relevance than can be easily appreciated by an American audience. That said they’re kind of hard not to appreciate purely on a technical aesthetic level. They’re good, are they great? I can’t say. The most impressive piece was the eight foot diameter ball. That alone is worth a look.

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Tria

Another group show with some decent painting. Again I left wanting to like it more than I could. Maybe it was the sparse examples of work or maybe the work was just not terrific. I couldn’t tell if I’d have found what I was looking for if there were more work from each artist. Yet when you’ve got a small space, you work with what you have. I almost always find it worth walking into Tria, they have a good eye.

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Dillon Gallery

This gallery has the feel of a half serious gallery, but I’ve seen some good shows here. Often like this one they’re inconsistent. Steven MacIver is playing with paint and line and hits some brilliant notes along the way. By far the best in the show were the always gimmicky black light paintings. Yet these really did have something terrific about them. The other work felt more like something that might have been done in the early 1960’s. The sculpture just felt unoriginal and riding a wave of string art that’s been popular the last couple of year.

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