Atlanta based contemporary abstract artist Imani Bilal is deeply inspired by her Islamic faith. Bilal states, “I strive to convey the notion of Tawheed (oneness), the idea of primordial matter, chaos, and calm; of all things sharing a source and being connected to an infinite mound, inclusive of the human experience.” Chase Contemporary, NY Featured… Continue reading Imani Bilal – Behind the Veil: Musings of Muraqaba
On his 87th birthday this year Lino Tagliapietra announced his retirement from active glass blowing. It has been an extraordinary 75-year career of craftsmanship where glass in his genius hands made way for many breathtaking designs. At Heller Gallery in NY the Journey exhibition showcases many of Tagliapietra’s brilliant works over the years. Featured image:… Continue reading A Genius In His Hands
Easily one of the best museum shows of 2021 – Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the Brooklyn Museum, on view through February 20, 2022. It chronicles the design house from the beginning under Mr. Dior himself and all the other designers that followed – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf… Continue reading Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
As with other yearly shows in multiple categories, the last 2 years has been difficult not being able to operate the same way as in the past. But those trying times have mostly disappeared and everyone’s ready to eat, drink and be very merry especially in Miami. Miami Art Week was back this year in… Continue reading Miami Art Week 2021
Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio in New York, was the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Featured image: Vincent Valdez – The Strangest Fruit Series, 2013 oil on canvas.
Yeji Moon’s Paper Towns exhibition at Fremin Gallery, NY. The artist uses ordinary materials to create beautiful and complex collages that recall childhood nostalgia and the rapidly changing world. Newspaper is ripped, twisted and pasted into three-dimensional compositions for her exhibit of Disney-esque castles that reminds us to embrace our childlike wonderment. Featured image: Bawana
The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art features about 100 men’s and women’s ensembles by a diverse range of American designers from the 1940s to the present. Featured image: Gypsy Sport – top synthetic plain weave embroidered with cotton thread; shorts of cotton and synthetic plain weave.
The 2021 Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Hampton Cottages & Garden returned this year at the historic Woolley House in Southhampton. Over 20 designers created wonderful spaces with all the proceeds going to Stony Brook Southhampton Hospital. Featured image: Katherine Elizabeth Designs ceiling detail
The latest exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Manchu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru!, showcases a collection of 192 artifacts from Peru. The Inca Empire, one of the five cradles of civilization, controlled nearly the entire West Coast of South America during 5heir peak. The exhibition takes you through the spectacular objects… Continue reading The Golden Empires
What’s next in fashion? Check out some the latest styles at Bergdorf Goodman New York. Featured image Alexander McQueen’s Punk Spike Halter Pumps