Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tod Bailey Savage Color - The Orchard - Interview

Tod Bailey, “The Orchard,” 2017, Oil on Canvas, 38” x 42”

"..coloring has always been a primary component of Tod’s pictorial construction..."   (Virginia Billeaud Anderson - asks Tod Bailey about tonal balance in his abstract painting "The Orchard.")

Monday, May 15, 2017

My Preview of Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Raúl Martínez, “9 Repetitions of Fidel with
Microphones” 1968, Oil on canvas,
Wallace Campbell Collection, Jamaica

"...his guerrillas liberated them from that fire squad-happy despot Batista, who..." (Virginia Billeaud Anderson discusses a couple of artworks in the the exhibition 
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, co-organized by the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros foundation.)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Some Thoughts about the Menil Collection's Dogon Sculptures - ReCollecting Dogon - Essay

Dogon peoples. Figure (Dege), 17th-early 20th century.
Mali, Bandiagara Circle. Wood, 21 7/8 ×5 × 6 1/4 in.
(55.6 x 12.7 x 15.9 cm). 3-D Object-Sculpture.
The Menil Collection, Houston. Photo: Paul Hester

"...I imagined I was in the presence of beautiful and timeless art.  All hell breaks loose..." (Discusses the Menil Collection's Dogon sculptures in the exhibition ReCollecting Dogon and why it’s inappropriate to judge the aesthetic qualities of the decontextualized objects.)