“Bonnie Maygarden: Spatial Trickster; A Review for Tulane Fine Arts Department”

By Tori Bush – Bonnie Maygarden, a first year MFA student at Tulane, is a trickster- a breaker of rules. Her art intentionally leads the viewer astray through tromp l’oeil and illusion, sometimes obscuring flatness and other times confusing texture. Ironically however, through the evolution in her body of work, Maygarden’s goal to obfuscate the […]

Views Magazine- “Sunshine’s Nook, The Art of Eve in the Big Apple and Beyond”

by Kracht, Gigi O. Born in Israel on March 10 (you don’t need to know the year; she has decided to never get any older!), Batya, which means ‘daughter of God’ in Hebrew, lives in Queens, New York. Kuncman attended Forest Hills High School and completed her Bachelor of Arts at Queens College, majoring in […]

Interview Magazine- “Hunt Slonem’s Studio”

“I was looking for a new studio for three and a half years before I moved into this one in Hell’s Kitchen last December. The studio is on the fourth floor, in a big loft that used to be offices for Moviola. The space is divided into a number of small rooms, all of which […]

Design Milk- “Aaron Ruell Show at Martine Chaisson Gallery”

by Jaime Derringer Artist Aaron Ruell has a show opening at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans today that features a range of hyperreal photographic portraits and places shot over the past five years using a Hasselblad 500, an H2, and a Canon 5D. Ruell is known for his witty, meticulously crafted photographs and films […]

Papermag- “Photographer Aaron Ruell on his debut gallery show and life after Napoleon Dynamite”

by Leslie Pariseau Most recognizable as Napoleon Dynamite’s Kip, the lisping tech geek who “chats Online with babes all day,” Aaron Ruell has never had much interest in acting. Rather, a longtime photographer, Ruell is debuting his first US solo show in New Orleans at the Martine Chaisson Gallery with a series of shiny saturated […]

Louisiana Cultural Vistas – “Wetlands Portfolio: a photo essay by Marjorie Brown Pierson”

In 2006, after devastating hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast, Marjorie Pierson began a long-term project to illustrate the lush but endangered life in the wetlands of her native South Louisiana. The swamps and marshes of coastal Louisiana are among the nation’s most fragile and valuable wetlands, and they are rapidly disappearing. Coastal […]

“Struck by Nature: Photographs of Bald Head Island”, By Marjorie Pierson

A special collection of fine art photographs of Bald Head Island, North Carolina, by Marjorie Brown Pierson. Her rich color images are beautifully printed in a high quality coffee table book. Published in a limited first edition of 150 copies. Large, square (12” by 12”) hard cover book with dust jacket, 52 full color photographs […]

Art Hound- “Catching Up With Caroline Wright”

Caroline Wright may be best known for her series, Migration, (below) which I featured back in February. These amorphous, dripped paintings are full of chaotic energy and, in my view, illustrate life’s unpredictability. Wright is now back with new work that shows a fascinating transition from her previous work. It turns out that Caroline experienced […]

Sustainable Styles- “Interview: Hunt Slonem”

By Pamela Peeters PP: You are known for your paintings of birds, monkeys, rabbits, butterflies and saints. You also create sculptures and art installations composed of the feathers of your birds. Your works are in more than 80 museums and the homes of even more celebrities and fine art collectors; do you ever ponder about […]