Category archives: Illustrator

  • “Bound and Unbound” which is currently on right now at the Brooklyn Museum is the first ever retrospective of artist Judith Scott. The show is curated by Catherine J. Morris of the Sackler Gallery and Matthew Higgs director of White Columns Gallery. Drawing from her seventeen-year art making practice, the show features over forty sculptures and drawings that span Scott’s career. Many of the works in the show are objects that have been wrapped with various pieces of yarn, fabric and other materials that Scott worked with. The bundled package-like-sculptures sit on low display structures throughout the two rooms of the gallery’s space.Born in 1943, with Down Syndrome, Judith Scott would go onto become an internationally recognized fibers artist. Scott spent the first thirty-five years of her life living in a institution geared towards individuals with disabilities. In 1987, she was introduced to the through her twin sister and legal guardian, Joyce Scott which helped to put her on a creative path. The CGAC was founded in 1974 in Oakland, California by artist Florence Ludnis-Katz and her husband psychologists Elias Katz. CGAC is still active today and offers art based programs and residencies to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. The time that Scott spent at CGAC would not only greatly change the way in which she would be able to communicate but also allowed her to grow as a person and artist. Scott was also famously featured on the cover of academic writer a[...]
  • Art for Progress (AFP) is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works by artists from New York City, Los Angeles, Spain and Israel. The show entitled “Déjà vu” will run from October 30th to November 12th, 2014 at NOoSPHERE Arts in New York City, and the opening reception will take place on October 30th from 6 to 10 PM. The exhibition will include a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture, which tackle the theme of déjà vu. The term can be described as “a feeling of having already experienced the present situation” or “a tedious familiarity.”It first appeared in a 1928 text entitled a Text for Psychology. Since then, the topic of déjà vu has been addressed from the big screen to Sci-Fi novels. It is a concept and sensation that has captivated audiences for generations and in this exhibit AFP hopes to push the boundaries of this. For this show, the concept of déjà vu has been explored from several vantage points, from ideas of storytelling to an affective feeling. This exhibition is seeking to both comment on this topic and try to rethink the way in which it has been socioculturally situated. Déjà vu has come to occupy a very specific place within popular culture and this exhibition aims to build on that while also carving out new meaning for it. Fourteen artists will be featured in the show: Rocco Alberico, Ted Barr, Bill Claps, Lance Dehne, Tony DiBella, Essam, gilf!, Diane LaRaja, Lichiban, Sona Mirzaei, Carol Nussbaum, Juan Manuel Pajares, Jeanne Wilkinson[...]
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  • London cartoonist Jak Burke has enjoyed a diverse career in the arts. In the 1990 Alan Weavis, a well-known charismatic British illustrator discovered her doodling on a tablecloth. Alan organized an exhibition of Jak’s cartoon work at the infamous Cafe Delancey in Camden, London. This debut show encouraged Jak to take a diploma in cartooning and media at The Morris School of Journalism, followed by a Bachelor's degree at Middlesex University. During the 90's Jak worked as a freelance contributor. Her clients included The Journal of Silly, DNA magazine, and Anchor Books, an imprint of Random House. In 2000 Jak moved to NYC following the Street Art scene as it emerged there. She soon began to hold solo and group shows.NYC Publication Credits & ShowsThe Clinton Chronicle, Gonyc, Next Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Time Out Kids, Unity Magazine, The Improper Hamptonian Magazine, New Yorker Magazine, Punch, New York Times Magazine.The Cooper Brook Gallery, East Village, NYC (solo show) Picture That Gallery, CT (group show) Times Square Gallery, NYC (group show) Ryan Chelsea Center, NYC (group show) The Digital Art Gallery, Soho, NYC (solo show) Education Hall, Coney Island, Brooklyn (solo show) The SketchBook Project, (group show) Critical Mass, Headquarters Gallery, NYC (group show)Clippings“A very talented young woman … her illustrative art has a special flair that is a unique mix of her British background and her American experiences[...]
  • "Almost everything I do is basically comprised of these 3 categories:Landscape: NYC located/themed sampled vintage photography Protagonist/s: Retro (early 20th-century studio, Max Fleischer, Otto Mesmer) hand-drawn cartoon Narrative/s: Beatnik or Bohemian NYC poetry or political speechesthe result is a pulp digital montage of NYC social history."
  • "Almost everything I do is basically comprised of these 3 categories:Landscape: NYC located/themed sampled vintage photography Protagonist/s: Retro (early 20th-century studio, Max Fleischer, Otto Mesmer) hand-drawn cartoon Narrative/s: Beatnik or Bohemian NYC poetry or political speechesthe result is a pulp digital montage of NYC social history."examples: Exhibition pieces"image #4 - Circus of the Soul, 2010""image #14 - Circus of the Soul, 2010" Characters:"Green Cat, 2009" Commercial:"Umi Tiddle-Tum, The Cautionary Tales, 2014"