This week we look at an abstract screenprint whose inspiration is quite clear, and how we can look beyond the initial recognition to understand the artist message beneath.
Feminist artist Mary Beth Edelson's artworks are introspective, instigating a challenge to viewers to disrupt their complacency and investigate their thoughts on various social and political issues. Here, we unpack the symbolism of one of her works to better understand how artists speak to their viewer.
Throughout her career, Garcia’s artworks promote the visibility of immigrants and Mestizos, aligning herself with her shared namesake who told 1,001 tales to stay alive. See how she uses narrative to inform her audience about immigration in this post.
What do whistling teakettles, swan-topped hotels, advanced wheel chairs, a cube-shaped house, and Indiana have in common? The answer, of course, is architect Michael Graves, an Indiana native son.
A Pop art nun? What sounds like a bizarre combination resulted in a heavenly blend of positivity and bright uplifting colors. You’re probably familiar with Pop artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ed Ruscha. But what about Corita Kent, the unlikely female Pop art phenomenon of the ‘60s and ‘70s? Discover the artist, educator, and advocate’s remarkable story.
What inspires artists to make their art? Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings explores the retelling of a Norse myth by printmaker Dennis McNett and how legends and mythology influences his work.