Instructors at Large

Jerry Weiss on Frederic Edwin Church

  • December 17, 2014


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Frederic Edwin Church, Twilight in the Wilderness, 1860. Oil on canvas, 40 x 64 in. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1965.233. The Cleveland Museum of Art.

In “A Portentous Landscape” (PDF here), appearing in the January/February issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Jerry Weiss writes about Twilight in the Wilderness, an 1860 landscape by Frederic Edwin Church. The painting is part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition, Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness, which continues through January 25, 2015.

What Is Beauty and How Is It Perceived?

  • December 3, 2014


“As we look at art, the interpretation of our observations and not the exact copying of those observations, beauty emerges as a balance of shape and form, an interpretation of measurement, which comes after all the measurements have been exhausted and all the copying is done.”

“How Beauty Through Art Shaped the World” is a lecture that Gary Sussman delivered this past September for the Dr. J. R. Anderson Lectureship 2014. His audience was the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Peter Reginato at Andre Zarre Gallery

  • December 2, 2014


Peter Reginato, Television, 2014. Enamel on canvas, 49 x 74 in.

Peter Reginato, Television, 2014. Enamel on canvas, 49 x 74 in.

Peter Reginato is among twenty artists exhibiting work in the 40th Anniversary Exhibition, 1974–2014 at Andre Zarre Gallery (529 West 20th Street). The exhibition opens December 9, 2014 and continues through January 24, 2015.

An Unconventional Wreath by Anne Stanner

  • December 1, 2014


Anne Stanner, Peace Doves Wreath, 2014. Welded steel, 20 in. diameter x 1 in.

Anne Stanner, Peace Doves Wreath, 2014. Welded steel, 20 in. diameter x 1 in.

Wreath Interpretations is the 32nd annual exhibition of unconventional wreaths, with contributions this year from fifty-six fine artists and designers who use all manner of media in their creations: insect specimens, candy, or, as with Anne Stanner’s Peace Doves Wreath (above), welded steel. At Arsenal Gallery (64th Street and Fifth Avenue, inside Central Park) from December 5, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

Thomas Torak Now Represented by Helmholz

  • November 24, 2014


Thomas Torak is now represented by Helmholz Fine Art (203 Depot St), in Manchester Center, VT. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, A Moveable Feast, runs from November 24 to December 31, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, November 29, 5 – 7 pm. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to Hunger Free Vermont. For more information call 802.855.1678.

Thomas Torak, Bread and Wine, 2013. Oil on linen, 24 x 20 in.

Thomas Torak, Bread and Wine, 2013. Oil on linen, 24 x 20 in.

    A good painting is a remarkable feat of organization. — Robert Henri