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Maida Gayle, Hanoi’s abstract (expat) expressionist

On June 10th, 2017, Maida Gayle had her first solo exhibition in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a significant date for her. One year early, on June 10th, 2016, she had been hospitalized, on the other side of the Pacific, following a stroke.   Motivated, in part, by her scare and the painful recovery that followed,… Read more »

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Artists Celebrate Leonard Cohen in Montréal

“There is a crack in everything,        that’s how the light gets in.”              –Leonard Cohen   Leonard Cohen : Une brèche en toute chose/A Crack in Everything (at Montréal’s Museum of Contemporary art) features art and multimedia installations celebrating the life and work of Montréal’s late troubadour.  … Read more »

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Picasso’s Bull and the MacBook Air

For a lesson in abstraction, check out Picasso’s lithograph series ‘the Bull.’ These eleven prints depict the entire progression from the busy detail of realism to the elegant bareness of abstraction. ‘The Bull’ has served as inspiration to the design team at Apple, whose team is required to study the series to learn the power of simplicity. … Read more »