Pop-Psychedelia: The Steve Leary Show at Holland Area Arts Council

Steve Leary creates paintings that resemble a hybrid of pop art and psychedelic posters. They’re colorful, animated, and slightly disorienting. His deft handling of enamel paint results in surfaces that are hard and shiny as candy. The Steve Leary Show at Holland Area Arts Council includes nearly fifty pieces, over thirty paintings, six painted cabinets, … Continue reading

Outside: Unconventional Interpretations of Nature at 106 Gallery

The evocative potential of the natural world is profound

Drag and Paint: Star Buxom Offers a Spicy Alternative to the Paint and Sip Party

I saw the notification for the first Artsy, Fartsy, Drag and Paint Party on Facebook. These events are coordinated by the Queen of Caffeine Star Buxom, aka Bux, aka Bux Dhyne. I’ve known Bux for years, and asked if I could observe the party scheduled in late June. The venue was a loft on south … Continue reading

The Boundless Creativity of Chloe Viening-Butler

Chloe Viening-Butler is a poet, artist, caregiver, and advocate for the disabled. Her aesthetic practice and life are intermeshed more seamlessly than any artist I’ve encountered. Because her days are spent tending to the needs of her family clan, pets, and homestead, Viening-Butler typically works at night. Her studio is located above the garage in … Continue reading

Machine Aesthetics: Sculpture by David Deming at the Muskegon Museum of Art

by Tamara Fox David Deming’s show at the Muskegon Museum of Art is comprised of approximately thirty sculptures, as well as several drawings and wood maquettes. The latter give insight into the artist’s working process, as well as the origin of several repeated forms. Some of the featured abstract motifs have been explored by Deming … Continue reading

Current Exhibition at 337 Project Space Features Expressive Abstract Paintings

This little exhibit is a gem of painterly expression.

Craft and the Uncanny: Mandy Cano Villalobos’ “Part of Me” at 337 Project Space

“Through meticulously executed pieces, the artist explores physical labor as both a meditative ritual and a futile exploit.”

Actor’s Theater Presents “Rapture Blister Burn”

“We all have personal mythologies we cherish. The people we love go along with them but understand they are never going to happen.”

Eye Candy: Feel/Reveal at 337 Project Space

Feel/Reveal is an exhibition of works with intriguing surfaces created from commonplace materials.

Chorus of Flora: The Magical Realism of Mary Sundstrom

We are privy to the spectacle of the bayous’ inhabitants waking, growing, whirling, and calling to each other…