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Carine Magescas Interview

June 16, 2017 - The Photographer's House

Last year I was looking for a photographer, that a friend of mine said “just google ‘galleries in Minnesota’ and you will find their work.” So without a name but armed with a description of their work, I began my search. Usually Google is very good returning links closely related to my search requests; but not always. On this particular search Google returned in the list a gallery called Minnesota Street Project (actually a collection of galleries) which is located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. And specifically, a body of work from Carine Magescas titled “La Plage Blanche”. That proved to be serendipity at its most elegant. I was struck by her high-key style. You can immediately see that Magescas has chosen to only leave in her photographs what is necessary. Creating scenes that challenge us to see beaches in a new light. Whether you are looking at surfers waiting for the next wave that we cannot see or chairs lined up and hinting of ocean just beyond our sight, her photographs compel you to lean in and look a little deeper at what she has chosen to share with the viewer. 

IN THE ABSTRACT

May 26, 2017 - N Magazine - Josh Gray

The modern art trend on Nantucket. The art market on Nantucket traditionally conjures the quintessential seascape, oil paintings of Brant Point or acrylics of the downtown skyline looming in the distance. But over the last decade, contemporary art has been on the rise and now makes up a significant share of the market, with several prominent galleries dealing almost exclusively in the genre.

Venice is a Stage for Damien Hirst's 'Treasures'

May 12, 2017 - Scott Raybern

VENICE — Damien Hirst’s “Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is the most talked-about art show on earth. And all of it is for sale.

Occupying the Punta della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi, museums run by the French billionaire François Pinault’s foundation, until Dec. 3, this privately financed exhibition purports to display artifacts that were once owned by the second-century collector Cif Amotan II and that have been salvaged, at vast expense, from the depths of the Indian Ocean. Mr. Hirst told the BBC that he had sunk “probably more” than 50 million pounds, or about $64.5 million, of his own money into the project.

The visitor soon discovers — maybe when seeing a coral-encrusted bronze self-portrait of the artist as a collector holding Mickey Mouse by the hand — that the shipwreck is an elaborate shaggy dog story. “Treasures” is Mr. Hirst’s latest body of work that aims to astound with the scale of its ambition and commercial success, like his $200 million “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” auction at Sotheby’s in 2008.

Charles Patrick Studio Opening

May 11, 2017 - Fairfield County Look

Artist Charles Patrick (aka Lee Milazzo) and wife, Cindy Milazzo welcomed intimate friends to a housewarming party of sorts at the new Charles Patrick Studio in Stamford, CT. 

After weeks of developing his latest body of work, along with extensive studio renovations, Charles Patrick unveiled a space that is nothing short of mesmerizing.  The artist takes entertaining and the enjoyment of his art to an unprecedented level, working tirelessly the week before the party to build a bar of reclaimed wood within the studio walls.  Thus the hint has been given that this will certainly be one of only many memorable events to be held at the Charles Patrick Studio.  Artwork is currently on display at the Samuel Owen Gallery, both in Nantucket, MA and Greenwich, CT.

5 Minutes with Salavat Fidai, The Guy Who Turns Pencil Tips into Art

May 1, 2017 - Hannah Choo

Meet Salavat Fidai, the guy who turns boring pencil tips into intricate figures. If you're crazy about Game of Thrones and if you appreciate good art, you're in luck. There's an exhibit featuring 16 different characters sculpted by Fidai, happening right this moment.

TRIPLE THREAT. GALLERY OWNER, STUDIO ARTIST & GLOBAL BUISNESS OPERATOR, LEE MILAZZO IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS.

March 31, 2017 - GREENWICH LOOK - Nancy Better

On a snowy winter afternoon, Lee Milazzo is a proudly showing off his new Pacific Street headquarters in Stamford. Dressed in faded jeans, a flannel shirt, and running shoes, he exudes a kinetic energy as he races around the raw industrial space. This nondescript warehouse warehouse – where Milazzo spends most of this time – is fast becoming the ultimate man cave for a highly creative individual whose mini-empire includes two art galleries, the largest vintage poster restoratiob buisness in the U.S., and a sideline as studio artist.

The Magic of Cardboard Sculptures - Laurence Vallieres in an Interview

January 31, 2017 - Elena Martinique

Sculpting animals such as monkeys, elephants and rhinoceroses, Laurence Vallières considers their human correspondents or the ideologies they represent. Imbued with humor, her visually stunning pieces captivate the viewer with their meaning, leaving them with something to contemplate about. Her work is heavily influenced by political philosophy and criticism. Drawing upon the writings of George Orwell and comics of Art Spiegelman, she believes the deft use of metaphor to critique a philosophy gives an artwork the feel of a widely-circulated inside joke. She maintains a fascination of urban development and street art, exploring the juxtaposition of an artwork in an unexpected environment and the reaction it creates.

Scope Miami Beach 2016

December 5, 2016 - Mapanare.us

Samuel Owen Gallery (Greenwich, CT) showed wall sculpture pieces by Todd Sanders and Charles Patrick at Scope Miami Beach 2016.

Sanders neon piece asks a question many have been asking for the past month or so. It is to be hoped he is now working on a piece that answers the question.

Patrick's piece is made up of torn up money. There have been a number of artists using money in their work in various ways (some to great effect) and others with less success. This piece, above all else, has a sort of aesthetic beauty to go with an implication; money's value is an illusion.

Hyperrealist Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman in the Inaugural Featured Artist at the New Huan Tai Hu Museum, Changzhou

October 26, 2016 - ArtfixDaily

New York based hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman  will be the first solo show at the new Huan Tai Hu Museum in Changzhou China and will also be presented at the Jiangsu International Art Fair from October  28 – November 1, 2016. Carole Feuerman will be giving the opening artist talk at Huan Tai Hu Museum on October 28, 2016.

Carole Feuerman will present seven iconic hyper-realistic sculptures to be included in the Jiangsu Art Fair exhibition.  A pioneer of hyperrealist sculpture, Carole Feuerman aims to create visual manifestations of the inner balance and beauty of women, though is perhaps best known for her large-scale sculptures of swimmers. “Swimming and water have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, and as a result, have become the essence of my inspiration for my pieces,” she has said.

The Making of Charles Patrick Art

September 21, 2016 - Rebecca Nimerfroh

In the historic Seven Seas building that now houses the Samuel Owen Gallery, there is a small room just off the showroom floor where owner Lee Milazzo painstakingly pins paper butterflies into a canvas. Well, it would seempainstaking. "I can't really do anything for more than thirty minutes without getting really restless, but I can do this for some reason," Lee says with a smile as he carefully places a butterfly into an outline of Nantucket. "I scored really high in spatial relationships on my IQ test, so that means I'm really good at packing a car for a trip, packing a grocery bag and doing this." And if sales are any indication, Lee is very good at creating this very unique art, with commissioned pieces that have included a Batman logo made entirely out of butterflies cut from the covers of Batman comics, a Playboy Bunny made from 1970s Playboy Centerfolds, and the island of Nantucket, made from maps of Nantucket. But Lee is just getting started.