ART REVIEW: Shifting Gaze in Focus

ART REVIEW: Shifting Gaze in Focus

Ebony G. Patterson, Untitled IV (Khani + di Krew) from the Disciplez Series, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. By Betsy DiJulio They didn’t see it coming.  But it is almost as though they did.  Not Covid-19 and the global pandemic, but...
Charged is Electrifying

Charged is Electrifying

  By Betsy DiJulio Whether you need a little exuberance, pathos, quiet contemplation, or sly humor in your life, you will find it in MOCA’s current exhibition, Charged. Curated by Heather Hakimzadeh after a long incubation period, the show is her multi-layered answer...
Modern Exhibition Redefines Asian Art

Modern Exhibition Redefines Asian Art

  By Betsy DiJulio It all started—and ended—with a donut.   In the spring, my good friend and Hermitage Museum board member, Trish Pfeifer, excitedly shared with me the roster of artists for their summer show, which includes Jae Yong Kim of South Korea.  I was so...
Virginia-centric New Waves for 2019

Virginia-centric New Waves for 2019

By Betsy DiJulio Juried art shows are peculiar animals.  They are one person’s vision of what the viewing public needs to see from what was submitted, usually during an open call for entries, often with a fee, sometimes that includes a museum membership.  In the case...