Thanks to artist Sara Ludy for getting Hyperallergic readers into the holiday mood.
David Bailly’s Puzzle of a Painting
The longer I looked at Bailly’s “Vanitas Still Life with Portrait of a Young Painter” the more puzzled I became by it.
What’s Broken Heals Better
Max Hooper Schneider’s Falling Angels at François Ghebaly evokes both ecological destruction and resurrection, decay and regeneration.
Asian American Art, Inside and Outside the Museum
Join the New-York Historical Society on June 9 for a virtual conversation about Asian American art with Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Abby Chen, and Melissa Ho.
Art History’s Most Controversial Nudes
The nude figure as a subject has been a battleground issue for as long as it’s been a staple of fine art.
Four NYC Open Studios to Visit in June
Across the boroughs, artists are opening their studios for some much-needed creative collaboration as the summer vibes ramp up.
Our Place: to the moon and back on a rocketship from Rome
Tom Osgood’s final sculptures accompany design objects by his daughter Ravenna that celebrate domestic joys. On view at form & concept in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Ineffable Charm of an Artist’s Sketchbook
After 17 years and a catastrophic fire, the beloved Brooklyn Art Library has shuttered, but the thousands of unique sketchbooks contributed by artists live on.
Long-Lost Maya Kingdom Uncovered in Guatemala
The findings prove the existence of “much more sophisticated and elaborate societies, thousands of years earlier,” the lead researcher told Hyperallergic.
Rhode Island School of Design Presents Grad Show 2023
Graduate student work representing 19 disciplines is featured in a digital publication and an in-person exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
AI-Generated “Impossible Statue” Is a Dispassionate Steel Mess
The sculpture, based on AI analysis of works by Michelangelo, Rodin, Käthe Kollwitz, Takamura Kotaro, and Augusta Savage, would make a great hood ornament for Elon Musk’s next venture into space.
A Pioneering Feminist of Japanese Modernism
Whether she’s depicting herself or something else, the act of making a picture clearly brought Yuki Ogura a sense of completion and even joy.