The Nerds May Save Us All

There’s nerds and then there’s nerds.  The above ‘PSA’ from Portlandia makes the distinction well.  It’s a distinction that I suspect may be the savior of culture both popular and critical.  The preceding statement might sound a bit inflated, but I’ll explain. Post Modernism has been around for a long time – long enough for…

ART AT BAY Features: Johniene Papandreas

Massachusetts based artist, Johniene Papandreas, creates large-scale paintings inspired by classical masters, such as Gustave Courbet. With the use of pictorial drama and theatrics, Papandreas aims to illuminate the inner psyche of each of her subjects. In so doing, Johniene reveals what it is to be human. Papandreas works from photographs and observation by painting thin layers…

Misgivings and Reassurance in Contemporary Painting

We had been driving through Alligator Alley for about an hour suffering just a bit of art fair hangover and reviewing everything we had seen.  After relating a series of paintings at NADA that I had especially liked, my wife asked, “So what in particular did you like about it?”  I found myself fumbling for words and…

ART AT BAY Features: Cecilia Lueza

Florida based Argentine artist Cecilia Lueza creates vibrant pieces in a varying range of artistic mediums. From traditional media like painting, drawing, and sculpture- in wood, metal, polyurethane, and ceramic- to much more recent resources, like installation and multimedia art, Lueza showcases deliberate talent, precision and upbeat compositions. Her work was recently exhibited at SCOPE Miami 2013, and in…

ART AT BAY Presents: Jenny Sharaf

I want my work to be academic and fun. I’m a people-pleaser and I think that my art operates the same way. I like things that are pretty, but a bit naughty. I like art with substance, that could also be admired with just a look. San Fransisco,California- Jenny Sharaf’s versatility and pristine execution is…

ART AT BAY Presents: Steven Kenny

St.Petersburg, FL – Steven Kenny‘s amazing portraits are a devout homage to old-school portraiture and the bizarre.  The surreal landscapes and the 17th century attire, the placements of dangerous animals in the presence of royal-looking children, and the outlandish but beautiful headdresses are all things that Kenny purposely installs in his artwork in order to…