Mark Gagnon on popular culture

I just received these jpegs from painter and illustrator Mark Gagnon. Meet the cast of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks drawn in pen and ink from screen grabs.

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Gagnon has a knack for representing characters generated by the culture industry–politicians, stars, sitcom personalities– wrapped in nostalgia, as if they are long lost friends.

Photographs of the Great Lakes by Robert Burley / Please send me links to artists doing work about the Great Lakes

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Click here to visit the webpage for this series by Canadian photographer Robert Bruley.

Click here to visit the webpage for this series by Canadian photographer Robert Bruley.

Art Seed Grants Program – A New Grant Program Though Racine Arts Council

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Carrie Moyer’s Painting

Carrie Moyer's paintings on display at the Tang Museum.

Carrie Moyer’s paintings on display at the Tang Museum. Click the image to see a slide show.

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I visited Carrie Moyer’s studio a few years back in New York and was blown away. She works large — so that her paintings are in dialogue with the tradition of abstract expressionism, colorfield, and minimalist painting. She weaves universal themes characteristic of modernism together with the synthetic textures and contemporary sensibility of graphic design to make a kind of painting that is absolutely singular. I would never miss a chance to see her work in person but am always happy to receive her exhibition announcements.

2012 in review: Scene Unseen

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

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Boyd Webb, Nourish. Illustration for “Moby Dick: Big Read, Chapter 5″ (I highly recommend the Big Read)

Nourish, Boyd Webb, 1984

Wisconsin Confidential–exhibition opportunity at the Kohler

Get on Green Gallery’s email list if you want news of world-class contemporary art exhibition in Milwaukee.

If you don’t know about Green Gallery in Milwaukee, you should. I don’t go to all of their events and exhibitions (wish I could)  but I learn a lot by just reading their press e-mails!

Currency Collages by Mark Wagner Inc.

Mark Wagne Inc., Voting With Your Pocketbook, Currency Collage (circulated by Max Yela)

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San Francisco Fog (Angela Frucci)

Chasing the August fog from the Mission to Casrto.

Chasing the August fog from the Mission to Casrto.

Chasing the August fog from the Mission to Casrto.

The final shot.

Chasing the August fog from the Mission to Casrto.

See Angela Frucci’s blog

Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes

exhibitions, studio visits, images coming my way

Terry Brown

Observations about higher education by someone who has spent a life in school.

ExposeKenosha.com

Art and Creativity in Kenosha

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