All posts tagged: Spotlight Artist

Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015: Kara Walker

12.14.15 Good Morning! Since it’s the last month of the year, I’ve decided to shake a few things up in the Spotlight Artist post. I’ve combed through this year’s Spotlight posts and one name has been on my mind lately and she has been featured in this blog twice, most recently May of this year. Yes I know, but I think she’s just cool awesome. Kara Walker is the Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015. I chose her because I find her work fascinating and interesting. She’s known for creating paper-cut silhouettes, which represented the South. Her works explored racism, sexuality, gender, along with identity and violence. She’s no stranger to controversy, but that means people are interested, right? As always I let the artists’ works speak for themselves……   Here is a look at her recent work A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino …

Spotlight Artists for October 2015 are……..

October 13, 2015 Hello all! It seems likes it’s been a while. Instead of focusing on one artist, I’ve decided to get four, yep, four artists who specialize in the horror, the grotesque, the disturbing, and the downright creepy…..   Chris Kuchta http://www.horrorartist.com Featured image also by Chris Kuchta       Michael Whelan http://www.michaelwhelan.com       Wayne Barlowe waynebarlowe.wordpress.com       Joshua Hoffine   http://www.joshuahoffine.com   I hope these works of art don’t keep you up tonight…..enjoy your Tuesday! Be blessed always!       featured and other images courtesy of http://www.horrorartist.com, unobtainium13.com, driveinhorrorshow.com, http://www.dana-mad.ru, dailydragon.dragoncon.org, infinispace.net, http://www.pastemagazine.com, http://www.abc.net.au, and http://www.chicagonow.com

Summer Spotlight Artist: Saulius

August 17, 2015 Hello again. Just a reminder that Saulius has been Shadowbox’s Summer Spotlight Artist for this year. Here is the post: Summer Spotlight Artist: Saulius. I do apologize for the photos, but if you want to see more of his work just go to the website included in the post. Enjoy your day, be blessed and don’t forget about Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015!     featured image courtesy of Saulius

SHADOWBOX UPDATES

June 2015 Hello! Just wanted to give you heads up on what’s going on with Shadowbox. As you can already see, I’ve played with the theme and I’m beginning to get the hang of it (I think or hope so). First, its Summer time and I’m changing a few things. Spotlight Artist will be change to Summer Spotlight Artist 2015. This is just for June, July, and August. Saulis is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist, so please check out the post! It’s on the blog, all you have to do is look! Secondly Art Close-Up will be posted in the last week of August. With family reunions, holidays, planned vacations for the summer, all of us will be pretty busy! I thank you all for your patience and I hope everyone will have a great Summer this year. I will always keep you up to date on what’s going on with Shadowbox. Shadowbox will be away on these dates: July 2-6 & August 26-28. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful blessed weekend! …

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015 Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.   Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.   My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.   When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.   I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things …

Editor’s Desk: June 2015

June 1, 2015 Volume 2 / Number 6 Hello everyone! It’s good to be back! Summertime is pretty much here, the kids are outta school, and there are several things going on this month. Firstly, there are The Lost Lectures NY: Number Two. They’ve teamed up with Hyperallergic for this interesting event. Unfortunately, the location has not be revealed. The only way to solved that problem is to buy a ticket. Yes, sounds strange, but how else can you get people interested? A post will be out about how to get those tickets! Saulius is June’s Spotlight Artist and his 3D works are getting some serious buzz! It’s great to know that these creative folks are getting the recognitions they deserve. Yoko Ono is having her moment at MoMA, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960 – 1971 is now at held at the infamous museum through September 7. At the Museum is going to take a different approach this year. Again, the kids are outta school and they need some fun stuff to do. It’s …

May Spotlight Artist: Kara Walker

May 12, 2015 Good Morning everyone! Kara Walker is this month’s Spotlight Artist. She is known to create panoramic friezes of cut-paper silhouettes, black figures against a white wall, of colonialism, of the antebellum South. Here are the facts on this contemporary artist…..   Received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. In 1994, Walker’s first mural, Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart, which was a cut-paper silhouette mural, presenting old-timey south filled with sex and slavery.     By 27, she was the second youngest recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant. Her works have addressed the history and racism, gender, sexuality, through violent and unsettling imagery.   Since 2001, Walker is a professor of Visual Arts in the MFA program at Columbia University. You can go to learn.walkerart.org/karawalker for more.   The last video is 1:17:37, so be ready to sit awhile …

Do You Want To Be the Spotlight Artist? You Can!

March 15, 2015 Here is your chance to become Shadowbox Spotlight Artist. From June till December 2015, Shadowbox is choosing six people to display their artwork. I will be posting this from now until May 25, 2015.  So for those artists, be ready! There is no fee, this is just a foot into the door of letting people know about you, what your all about, and of course you work.  Let the choosing begin. featured image unknown