Monthly Archives: May 2012

David Bierk | Eulogy to Earth

Eulogy to the Earth – Dusk, 1996, oil on canvas, 38 x 38 inches framed

“When David Bierk uses the term eulogy … it connotes mourning – for past art, for the plight of Earth and mankind, perhaps for loved ones. There is a funereal hush implied in these paintings; they speak in the low … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Google Lecture, 2012

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Garden and Glass: Dale and Leslie Chihuly in Conversation with Marissa Mayer, 2012 In April of 2012 Dale Chihuly returned to the Google studios for a conversation about his upcoming Seattle exhibition: Chihuly Garden and Glass. Joining the conversation was … Continue reading

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Pat Service | Art in Glasgow

Above “Empty Now” garlands of cellophane, touched with makeup bronzer, make up Karla Black’s piece “Will Attach”

Recently Pat Service responded to a tweet DFG sent out about the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. When we learned that Pat, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, was going to be in Scotland, we were curious … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly | Chihuly’s “Glass House” shines in Seattle, Toronto Sun, 2012

photo by Olivia Harris, Reuters

Chihuly’s “Glass House” shines in Seattle JORDAN RIEFE, Reuters May 25, 2012

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ECUAD | Christina Passey

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Christina Passey’s drawings in the ECUAD Degree Exhibition have an intriguing tension between the sensitivity of her technical execution and chosen subject matter. A horse’s skeleton frozen in a canter paired with careful renderings of bridles, stirrups and chains  draws … Continue reading

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ECUAD | Andrew Smith

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On first viewing Andrew Smith’s The Meeting, you may find it hard to believe that both panels of this diptych were painted by the same artist. And you would be right to wonder. While both canvases were painted by Andrew, … Continue reading

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David Bierk | Use of Industrial Material

An Allegory of Balance - to van der Goes and Leonarardo Di Vinci - oil on canvas - photograph and steel  31 x 45.5 inches

David Bierk loved to introduce contrary materials such as cement and rusted steel into his paintings. Juxtaposing unconventional materials against the cool surface of a delicate Monet vase of flowers or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring brought a contemporary … Continue reading

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ECUAD | David Vaisbord – 2012 Recipient of the Farris Award for Art & Social Media


The world has a strange way of bringing people together. We first met David Vaisbord when he was filming a documentary on former DFG artist Attila Richard Lukacs. Since “Drawing out the Demons” was released in 2004 we have remained … Continue reading

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ECUAD | Emily Chapman

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It is easy for a large painting to demand attention but small canvases can get lost in the midst of a show the size of the ECUAD Degree Exhibition.  Filled with bold brush work and solid sense of colour, Emily … Continue reading

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ECUAD | Kyung-Won Shin

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Yet one more reason to take your time and explore every room of the ECUAD grad show, you never know what surprises the next room may bring. Suspended in a touched away room, in front of a bright window, Kyung-Won … Continue reading

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