Peggy Roalf

Channeling Sandlin to Testify Your Love

By Peggy Roalf   Friday February 12, 2010

Chocolates, champagne, flowers and a valentine card - sounds pretty ho hum unless the card is a limited edition print. It becomes anything but ho hum when the card is a silkscreen by David Sandlin, a New York artist known for his fascination with the baser side of thrilling impulses. David, a rogue artist who creates raunchy commentary out of his satiric blend …   Read the full Story >>

David Sandlin at Central Booking

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday June 1, 2011

Alternative endings; scenes that shift from reality to dream sequence; characters with multiple personalities; unreliable narrators—this is the stuff of film noir thrillers. Add to that a Faustean tale about an Everyman named Bill Grimm who is taunted by an evangelist preacher named Carl Bob Deville, a kind of modern Mephistopheles who is after Bill’s wife, Betty, and what you have is A …   Read the full Story >>

David Sandlin & Screen Printing

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 9, 2012

On the way to lunch during the AI-AP Big Talk yesterday, I ran into David Sandlin, who was on a break from teaching at the School of Visual Arts, and we had a chance to catch up. Among the many things on his to-do list for this week is to finish producing a limited edition book in time for the Brooklyn Comics & Graphics …   Read the full Story >>

David Sandlin's Workspace

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday May 12, 2021

  Last March, the School of Visual Arts, where I teach, switched from in-person to online on the 11th. On March 12, as I waited for my wife to fly back to New York from a trip, I packed the car with art supplies and a portfolio of more than 30 unfinished drawings for my latest print series, as well my graphic novel-in-progress, Belfaust. …   Read the full Story >>

Saturday Night Snacks at Giant Robot NY

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday September 13, 2007

How often have you heard somebody say, "Feast your eyes on this!"? As compliments go, it doesn't get much better when the subject is art. So if you have a hungry eye, here's your chance to fill up. Following on the success of "Look Behind You," a salon-style show at Giant Robot New York last March (see the March 15th issue of DART), …   Read the full Story >>

Educational Alliance Art Show Opening

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 11, 2015

The Educational Alliance, founded on the Lower East Side in 1917 and one of New York City’s beacons for equality and social justice, recently reopened following a two-year gut renovation of its historic building. Tomorrow night, the Educational Alliance Art School celebrates the neighborhood with an opening reception for All | Together | Different. On view will be paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, …   Read the full Story >>

On the Wall / In Your Face

By Peggy Roalf   Friday December 12, 2008

If you feel the need for an honest reassessment of current affairs, head for Hell's Kitchen. At Exit Art, on 10th Avenue at 36th Street, NYC, artists are creating works on site for The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality. Papo Colo, curator and co-founder, frames the impulse for the exhibition in terms of today's geo-political climate. "Chance is the payback...for arrogance. Glory …   Read the full Story >>

inPerson inNewYork

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday March 31, 2021

Friday, April 2, 6-8 pm: Owen James GalleryDavid Sandlin | Belfaust: Paintings, screenprints, books The artist will be in attendance at the gallery Saturday April 3rd (from 2-5 PM) to meet with visitors and discuss his work. The following is a preview. Above: David Sandlin, Belfast Bus, acrylic on canvas. From the late 1960s until 1998, Northern Ireland suffered through The Troubles: an …   Read the full Story >>

Book Sightings Around Town

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 3, 2006

New York is home to a host of independent bookstores that offer illustrated books sure to stimulate the eye and the spirit. Today, DART tags three author events of interest. Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 (Random House 2006) Friday, November 3, 7 pm Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street Please call 212.255.4022 for reservations. Perhaps the world’s best-known photographer, Annie Leibovitz will …   Read the full Story >>

Dime Bag Delights at Giant Robot

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday August 4, 2009

If you're an artist who's gotten him/herself into a rut, and live in the New York area, a cure is now available. But only through August 12th, the last day for Dime Bag 3 at Giant Robot New York. The show is the brainchild of Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens, art school buddies who came up with the idea when they realized what a …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 04.09.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Friday April 9, 2021

April 16, Film Forum, NYC and Laemmle NoHo, LA Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, a new documentary on the life and art of Bill Traylor, an American artist with a remarkable and unlikely biography, will be released next week, in person and online. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama. After the Civil War, Traylor continued to farm the land as a sharecropper until …   Read the full Story >>

Saturday: Comic Arts Brooklyn

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 8, 2013

Comic Arts Brooklyn [CAB], organized by Desert Island Books, which created its original, now defunct incarnation, Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, promises a wild wind-up for Illustration Week. The programming is directed by Paul Karasik, a cartoonist whose work often appears in The New Yorker, and who was an editor at RAW magazine in the ‘80s. Highlights include a panel discussion to mark the 20th anniversary …   Read the full Story >>

Fall Preview: Part 2

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday August 28, 2018

CLOSING Sue Coe | Graphic Resistance, through September 9. MoMA PS1, NY, NY Info An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017through August 27. Whitney Museum of Art, NY, NY Info Made in L.A. 2018, through September 2. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Info Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, through September 30. Whitney Museum …   Read the full Story >>

Friday notePad 11.06.2015

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 6, 2015

This weekend, Williamsburg, Brooklyn becomes the World Capital of Comics, as Comic Arts Brooklyn opens its doors for two days of unique and entertaining fun.  More than 100 artists/publishers/galleries/friends of comics will offer their wares on Saturday. From the Arctic plains of Finland [Bolng Boing] to the Pacific Northwest [Fantagraphics], all wrapped in a cyber-mantle of individual proponents of the form [Birdcage Bottom Books, …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 05.29.2012

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday May 29, 2012

Above, © Mary Ellen Mark, from Prom (Getty 2012) Wednesday, May 30 Book signing, 6-8 pm: Paul Graham | The Present (Mack 2012). Dashwood Books, 33 Bond Street (between Bowery and Lafayette), NY, NY. The Visionaries Series presents, 7 pm: Maya Li., New Museum, 235 Bowery, NY, NY. Tickets $25/$20. Photo talk, 7 pm: Jon Ortner | Sacred Lands, Ancient Traditions. Rubin Museum of Art, …   Read the full Story >>

Illustrators Coast to Coast

By Peggy Roalf   Friday January 4, 2008

As the presidential campaign heats up, the subjects of war, politics and religion feature in several exhibitions around the country this month. Artists Against the War, at the Society of Illustrators in New York, brings together work by 60 artists from around the world. In Los Angeles, paintings from David Sandlin's Wonderfool World, which continues his ongoing project, A Sinner's Progress, appear …   Read the full Story >>

Hands Off the Picture Collection

By Peggy Roalf   Friday August 6, 2021

The headline and deck in the New York Times online article reads, “Hands Off the Library’s Picture Collection: Cornell, Spiegelman and Warhol browsed the famous collection of images in the New York Public Library. Now a century of serendipitous discovery will come to an end if the collection is closed off to the public.” Above:Jessica Cline, the current head of the Picture Collection; photo: …   Read the full Story >>

The DART List: A Week In New York

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 pm: Dear Dave magazine presents a discussion with Susan Bright and Lyle Rexer on the release of Brights' latest book, AUTO FOCUS: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (Monacelli, 2010) followed by a champagne reception and book signing. SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, NY, NY. Tuesday, October 19, 6:00-9:00 pm: Opening reception for The Crude and the Rare, …   Read the full Story >>

Illustrators Coast to Coast

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday April 1, 2008

With so much going on in the world of art and design this spring - including the arrival of Comic Con in New York on April 18th, the visual trend that emerged from this month's rundown is: Pigeons. What could be a better way to introduce visitors to this fair city than a glance at our own columba livia, the future endangered …   Read the full Story >>

Hang On! The Worst is Yet to Come

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday August 14, 2008

The long wait is finally over. This week Forecast: Nozone X hits stores just in time for the last few weeks of summer reading. How long a wait? Four years, to be precise. Said by Wired to be "a perfect palate cleanser for a night of Fox News," Nozone skewers, gaffes, garrotes and otherwise thwacks conventional thought in ways that will have Johathan Swift …   Read the full Story >>

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