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“Louisiana master Douglas Bourgeois shines at Prospect.3,” The Times-Picayune

'Double Holy Spirit Coco,' Douglas Bourgeois

Louisiana master Douglas Bourgeois’ soul-satisfying paintings of pop stars and passionate music lovers may be the No. 1 crowd-pleaser at New Orleans’ international art festival, Prospect.3. Read More

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“Art Miami and Context to Highlight Exemplary Works, Special Projects and Distinctive Exhibitions for 2014 Editions,” Art Miami and CONTEXT

Peter Sarkisian, VideoMorphic Figure (Robot 5, Version 3), 2014, Sintered 3D print, powder coated steel and aluminum, video projection, audio, 14 x 14 x 40 inches, Modernism, Inc

Art Miami, the city’s original and longest running contemporary and modern art fair, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, together with its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT, will present an array of dynamic projects and exhibitions as the anchor event of Art Week in Miami. Read More

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“Relying on routine to draw inspiration,” The Bulletin

Laura Skelding / Austin American-Statesman Already an accomplished, critically-acclaimed Texas artist, James Drake in 2012 gave himself the challenge to draw every day for two years. Drake drew an astonishing 1,242 individual drawings depicting wild animals, landscapes, studies of human anatomy, scientific formulas, and representations of classical art and family photographs.

Artist James Drake starts every workday with a routine akin to many a workaday life. Read More

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“Francis Pavy: Variations of the Common Historical Seed,” New Orleans Art Review

Francis Pavy: Tears of a Small Sun, 2014. Oil and block prints on canvas. 24” high.

As the first impressions of standing amid a chaotic sea of colors and shapes was slowly beginning to resolve itself into individual entities and images, I began to sense an empathy between a vaguely discerned memory rising from within me and the artist’s work: that this was like an experience that had happened before, when first arriving and feeling overwhelmed by the oxymoronic diversity of this polysemous aggregation of cultures that is southwest Louisiana. Read More

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“Prospect New Orleans saves room for city’s homegrown artists,” The Washington Post

Tavares Strachan’s sculpture “You Belong Here” floats on the Mississippi River near the French Quarter, part of Prospect 3, the international art biennial in New Orleans, through Jan. 25. (Joseph Grey/Courtesy of Prospect New Orleans)

For artists, a casual stroll through most any New Orleans neighborhood is a lesson in habitual beauty: the ethereal mid-afternoon light, the sprawl of vegetation, the bright colors of the homes, even the elegance of decayed wood. Read More

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“Festival International logo for 2015 revealed,” The Vermilion

Photo by Sophie Berard/The Vermilion

People crowded around the displayed piece to take photographs of its artist next to the logo for next year’s festival. Read More

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“‘Conversations’: Museum’s African art outshines Cosby’s African American art” The Washington Post

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is showcasing selected pieces.
Nov. 7, 2014 From left, Latanya Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Camille Cosby, Bill Cosby, Johnnetta Betsch Cole and James Staton are photographed at the 50th anniversary gala of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington. Kevin Wolf/AP Images For Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art

The Cosby-owned Colescott on view, “Death of a Mulatto Woman,” is one of the few pieces from their collection that stakes out a strong political view of the world. Read More

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“Festival Announces Official 2015 Visual Artist,” KATC

TroyDugas

Festival International de Louisiane has announced their official 2015 visual artist. Festival officials say, Troy Dugas has created a piece that captures the spirit and tradition of the nation’s largest, free Francophone festival. Read More

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“Review: Four shows at Arthur Roger Gallery,” Gambit

Troy Dugas, "Pride of Samuel Adams," 2014, Product labels on paper, 60 x 60 inches

Words are everywhere. They seemed to be taking over the art world not so long ago, even replacing images in paintings as theory-crazed critics predicted the “end of art.” Read More

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“James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash),” Blanton Museum of Art

James Drake at work in his studio. Photo by Eric Swanson

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents an immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Read More

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