The Endless Summer: Fischbach's Foray into Digital

While New York City’s renowned Fischbach Gallery may have closed its physical doors for the season, its online exhibition The Endless Summer continues to serve up an aestival e-feast for hungry eyes. “After 50 plus years, the Fischbach Gallery became a virtual reality online exhibition gallery,” says director Lawrence DiCarlo of this foray into the digital realm. “The Endless Summer is our current contribution.”

Infinite Depths

Peter Polites’s oceanscapes and landscapes are measured responses to phenomena never at rest.

Tony Curanaj "Echoes and Endeavors"

Tony Curanaj’s (b. 1973) exhibition (November 19–December 19, 2015) at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City is titled “Echoes and Endeavors.” The second part of that rather enigmatic title acknowledges the masterly control and patient craftsmanship of this excellent classical realist. The more elusive “echoes” may refer to both painterly tradition and personal interests. The eighteen works on view are meticulously observed, formally astute and subtly rewarding as conceptual explorations.

In the Studio with Allison: Michael Klein and Joshua LaRock

A visit to the East Harlem shared studio of Michael Klein and Joshua LaRock revealed the current work on the artists’ easels and some of the thoughts and plans on their minds.   

The New Poetic Voice

I have attended enough summer writing workshops, most of them hosted by universities eager to fill their empty dorm rooms off-season, to recognize traits among my fellow students. I recently completed a weeklong poetry course in Taos, sponsored by the University of New Mexico, and apart from that black widow spider I found crawling in the sink of my bed-and-breakfast my first night there, it was a conference absent any hazards or writerly bruisings.

The Other Russian Revolution

Years before the real Russian Revolution, there had been a revolution on canvas. It had endured for a decade, even through much of World War I, lasting until 1917, whereupon the Bolsheviks came to power and later murdered Tsar Nicholas and his family. But prior to those actual acts of violence, a close consortium of Russian artists—Natalia Goncharova, Alexei von Jawlensky, Vasily Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Ilya Mashkov and Kazimir Malevich, among them—were committing, to both their critics and admirers, a violence of color and form on canvas.

A Good Night

Poet Sara Teasdale was a star in her day, but although her wisdom remained relevant, the way she expressed it in verse fell out of fashion. It has returned and this time to stay.

Sara Teasdale