Memes have become a common form of social communication online. But what do they say about how we view the universe we live in?
Individually and as a body, Treib’s work highlights the various sensory modes of life in a painting. Her bed-sized oils on canvas are satisfyingly visual and tactile—displaying a heightened sensitivity to her medium and an awareness of space and movement that rewards the viewer who is fully open to their own aesthesiatic faculties.
Digital media's influence on our relationships to images and objects has been paid little attention—but due to the vast amount of information we view, process, and share, it’s easy to tell that a shift has occurred. This shift opens up new areas to consider as aesthetic realities where poetry can emerge.
Mildred Howard’s survey at Parrasch Heijnen takes an important look at this artist whose career has spanned more than 40 years. Howard is an artist who asks us to seek the meanings of things beyond what is visible at the surface—things that reveal stories of the lives and memories of individuals and communities.
Many are aware that our sense of value regarding art today, for better or for worse, is largely informed by streams and feeds on social media. Today, if someone were to start their career in art and wanted to get an idea of what type of art would go over well with most audiences, they would likely go to Instagram, vs. say, choosing information from articles, reviews, or essays. At the same time, they would find a place to enter public discourse and begin sharing their work. What's interesting is that that, in comparison, not too long ago one of the major concerns artists faced...