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NEW SERIES! Artist Cheat Sheet: Georgia O’Keeffe

March 4th, 2010 · 10 Comments

SAY you’re not super knowledgeable about art, but you do know you love _______ (enter famous artist here). You may have observed that your love of Picasso or Klimt won’t do you much good in the pursuit of living with art; the truth is you probably aren’t going to fork over millions to park these artists’ paintings in your den. However, with a bit of guidance, you can draw on these preferences as a means to develop your taste on current (and affordable) art.

This series will help you do just that: each week I’ll match a major artist of the 19th or 20th c. (e.g. Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Keith Haring) with current independent artists who share the artist’s style, subject, color palette, etc. Although there’s nothing wrong with enjoying print reproductions of famous artists, now you’ll have other enticing options to consider.

Please feel free to leave suggestions for future artists. Thanks!

If you like O’Keeffe’s flowers…

…then you might just like the work of Faith Evans-Sills, Rachel Ann Austin or Yellena James.

If you like O’Keeffe’s abstracts…

…then you might like the work of Julie Evans, Sophia Brueckner or Serena Mitnik-Miller.

And if you like O’Keeffe’s architectural work…

…you might like work by Laura Marie Walker, Ryan Kapp or Kari Maxwell.

Artist of the day: Faith Evans-Sills

September 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Faith Evans-Sills is a local (Brooklyn-based) artist who grew up in rural Pennsylvania and Argentina.  She’s been showing in galleries around the Northeast, including A.I.R. gallery and Art Gotham, and Europe since 1995 when she graduated from Skidmore.  She went on to receive her MFA from Parsons in 2002.

Evans-Sills work brings a healthy mix of beauty and drama.  Although she uses prevalent symbols, such as the lotus flower and butterflies, that can easily read as sacchrin, Evans-Sills manages to create art that feels beautiful and intriguing, not trite or overdone.  She achieves this by creating layers of color and darkness, elements of nature and abstractions, the ephemeral and the permanent.