Tag Archives: painting

Formative Experiences

At the end of a short passageway in the New Haven Museum, a school of origami boats hangs by thin strings at varying heights, as if suspended in animation. Each boat, symbolizing Syrian refugees fleeing for Europe, is pierced by …

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Top Drawer

Michael Sloan

“He’s my alter-ego. He has his head in the clouds. He likes to travel. He appears in places that I love and have lived in: Hong Kong, Paris, New York. I miss them. So when I’m working on a drawing …

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What’s New?

At the Yale Center for British Art—which reopens to the public today after a 16-month closure, signaling the end of a broader conservation and renovation project begun in 2008—the answer to the title’s question is nothing, and everything. …

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Co-Workers

While Tracie Cheng’s paintings lack human subjects, the sculptures of her husband, Eóin Burke, provide them. And while Burke’s sculptures often lack color or motion, Cheng’s paintings surround them …

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Mr. Mix-It

A black-and-white man carved from rolling hills, bird’s-eye cornfields and fat streaks of lightning gives new meaning to the phrase “double-breasted jacket.” Below a tense, corded neck, his suit splits off-center, leaving two ties cinched in …

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Raised Voices

The titles of the works in Voicings, City Gallery’s new art show, are rich enough to make funny poems out of. Here’s a haiku using five of them:…

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Family Pictures

When Joanne Paone-Gill looks at a butterfly or a bouquet or a beagle or a boat, she sees them in terms of pencil sketches and watercolor paintings and works of stained glass.…

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’Scape Velocity

Gerald Saladyga

For New Haven artist Gerald Saladyga (“suh-lah-di-guh”), landscape painting isn’t about windswept mountains, snaking rivers, pastoral valleys. Instead, think off-kilter cityscapes, billowing smokestacks, speckled cosmos.…

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Poetic Injustice

"The Leave-Taking" by Margaret Lyster Chamberlain

A skeletal, exhausted-looking man dressed in rags leans over a spade, preparing a hole in the ground. To the left, his wife hunches over a small bundle in her arms, about to relinquish it to the earth; on the right, …

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Virtual Reality

Everett

The Yale University Art Gallery isn’t the sort of place you expect to find a pregnant woman in nothing but her underwear. But there she is, on a chair against a wall, just past the gallery’s Herb and Dorothy Vogel …

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