Tag: Joy

Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu on Depicting Family and Friends in Portraits – ARTnews.com

Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu sees herself as “a vessel of her Igbo ancestors.” The Nigerian artist, who joined Jack Shainman’s roster last year, set out to honor this sentiment with “Genesis,” her debut at the New York–based gallery. For the exhibition, Chiamonwu aims to elevate and preserve her Igbo community’s rich tribal customs and cultural practices by depicting those closest to her, reimagined as traditional ...

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The thought-provoking new art exhibition in Rochester inspired by former soldier’s ‘joy, pain and trauma’

A new thought-provoking art exhibition has opened in Rochester’s Art Gallery, dubbed The Unknown Soldier. The piece was created by former homeless artist and soldier, David Tovey, and aims to raise conversations surrounding the problems faced by ex-service personnel returning from war. The exhibition will appear in the gallery from January 28 until April 16 - the public will also be pleased to know ...

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Joy as mystery Sheffield artist Robin Loxley gives away thousands of pounds at Barker’s Pool

The mystery artist known as Robin Loxley arranged for Father Christmas to sit outside the former John Lewis building, giving out envelopes containing cash as well as works of his art.He arrived outside the building at around 11am, and spent around 15 minutes giving out the gifts, in exchange for donations to the MacMillan Cancer Care charity.The money was collected by Sheffield’s famous ‘man ...

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Derrick Adams Looks to Create Scenes of Black Joy Through Formalism – ARTnews.com

Derrick Adams’s studio in a partially converted Brooklyn warehouse is a bright, tidy space: white walls, a pair of white sofas. In September, a painting hanging on one of the walls is a peephole into another world altogether: a museum gallery is decked out for a party. There are balloons, and a “Happy Birthday” banner. On the museum wall, in this tableau, is a ...

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Jack Shainman Gallery Now Represents Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu – ARTnews.com

New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery now represents the rising artist Ifeyinwa Joy Chiamonwu, who will have her first solo exhibition with the gallery in January. A self-taught artist who learned to hone her craft by watching art instructional videos on YouTube, Chiamonwu has quickly established herself as an artist to watch for her hyper-realistic portraits of Nigerians in charcoal, acrylic, and other mediums. Her ...

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Bringing Joy With Art, 2021 RAMMYs Nominees: VA, DC Good News

VIRGINIA — Good news stories from the past week include: McLean students keeping local hospital patients engaged through art; a local nonprofit provides medical services to the homeless in Alexandria; and DC-area restaurants are nominated for the 2021 RAMMYs.Plus, Chillin On Church returns to Vienna; local Chick-Fil-A restaurants rank high in meal donations; Celebrate Fairfax brings a block party to Tysons; and area college ...

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Faith Ringgold’s art of fearlessness and joy

Lush, colorful and daring, each piece, each artistic phase tells a story – the signature style of artist Faith Ringgold. She is best known for her story quilts – a patchwork of images with a story written right onto the fabric. One, "Tar Beach" (1988), was adapted into a now-beloved, award-winning children's book.  "Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach" (1988) by ...

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Photographer Brings Joy Through Botanical Art

Astrantia snow at City Bloom. (Laurie Tennent) With Laurie Tennent’s photography on display through October at City Bloom: Birmingham, a 3-mile outdoor installation along the Rouge River Trail, the all botanical-themed exhibit is just one of many creative projects she has in the works. Botanical artist Laurie Tennent has had a lifelong passion for the art of capturing images. The Birmingham native, who attended ...

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Artist Franklin Evans Amplifies Joy in His Paintings – ARTnews.com

New York–based multimedia artist Franklin Evans creates immersive paintings and installations that are often composed of brightly colored geometric shapes. “I make out of all these things I love,” Evans told Brooke Jaffe in a recent interview for “ARTnews Live,” our ongoing IGTV series featuring interviews with a range of creatives. Evans came to art making toward the end of college. Growing up in ...

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