Sunday, January 22, 2012

Top 10 Jan 23

Hey Monday, here is my blog in your face!
Enjoy it while it last.

Mr. J

1. Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She attended New York University's Institute of Fine Arts where she studied the history of art.

She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Audrey Flack has taught and lectured extensively both nationally, and internationally.

A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Ms. Flack's work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia. She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Throughout her career, Ms. Flack's work has been featured in numerous traveling museum exhibitions, including "Twenty-two Realists" (1972) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; "Super Realism" (1975-76) at the Baltimore Museum of Art; "American Painting of the Seventies" (1979) at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Contemporary American Realism" (1981-83) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Toyama Now, 1981" (1981) at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; and "Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream"(1989) which traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ms. Flack has also held numerous solo exhibitions including at the Roko Gallery, New York; French & Company, New York; and the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, among others.

A major retrospective of her work organized by the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky has traveled to four museums around the country during 1992-93.

There are numerous books on her work. The most recent being "Breaking the Rules" by Thalia Gouma Peterson, published by the Abrams Publishing Company in New York.

Among her public commissions are a Monumental Gateway to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, consisting of four twenty-foot high bronze figures on granite pedestals, and Islandia, a nine-foot high bronze sculpture for the New York City technical college in Brooklyn New York.

Audrey Flack lives and works in New York City and Long Island.

See more work by Audrey Flack HERE

2. Karolin Schnoor

Karolin Schnoor is a German freelance illustrator and designer based in London. She is available for commissions and collaborations.

3. Tejal Patni

Work by photographer and film maker Tejal Patni. Beside the great high fashion editorials it’s more than obvious that his work, often dark and futuristic, is heavily retouched resulting in visuals with intense color contrasts and always impressive. Check his website for more of his works or check his profile at Behance.

4. Maureen Gubia

Maureen Gubia is an autodidact freelance artist who uses art
materials from watercolors and pastels to oil paint. Her other
creative outlets include photography and music recordings. She was
born in 1984 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she continues to live and

See more work by Maureen HERE

5. Flagpole

A serious short film.
About boners and salami nipples.

* FINALIST - 38th Student Academy Awards
* OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2011 Palm Springs International ShortFest
* OFFICIAL SELECTION - 37th Seattle International Film Festival [SIFF]
* OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2011 Austin Film Festival

written & directed by Matt Kazman
starring David Thomson

6. Carl Kleiner

Awesome new-ish work by Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner.
See more work by Carl's English rep HERE
Swedish rep HERE 

7. Beth Hoeckel

Beth Hoeckel was born and raised in Baltimore USA. She attended Carver Center for Arts magnet high school, and earned a merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At SAIC she studied Painting, Photography, and Printmaking and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A whirlwind decade was subsequently spent abroad including studies in Japan and Greece followed by two years living in New York and four in Los Angeles. Beth can currently be found working on Collage, Mixed Media works, and Photography in Baltimore City.

See more work by Beth HERE

8. Tim Navis

Tim Navis is a photographer from Los Angeles, USA. Signing his work as “Navis Photography”, he mainly focuses on women and men portraits, siding them on his portfolio next to his Landscape work.

See more work by Tim HERE

9. Delight & Destroy by Death Spray Custom

DSC is an artist living and working in London.
See more work by DSC HERE

10. Prom Night by Celia Rowlson-Hall

Celia Rowlson-Hall is a New York based filmmaker, choreographer and Bessie Award winning performer.