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PPD Spotlight: Paul Nathan Snaps Well Groomed Dogs

Paul Nathan   Monday February 10, 2014

“That art of dog grooming is not only about highlighting the anatomical points that bring balance to an animal; it’s also about the deep connection between dog and groomer.” So writes star dog groomer Jorge Bendersky in the forward of photographer and PPD reader Paul Nathan’s new book Groomed. Nathan’s exquisitely lit beauty shots of cocker spaniels, Bichon Frises, Bedlington Terriers and other coiffed canines manage to highlight the individuality of the animals, along with there luxurious locks.   Read the full Story >>

Saturday Night in Santa Monica

By Peggy Roalf   Friday July 13, 2007

Everybody loves a train wreck. You can see it coming, but it can't be stopped. It's horrifying, but so compelling, you can't look away. Like (fill in your favorite celebrity implosion here). So when I learned that Nathan Fox and Paul Chatem had teamed up for a 2-man gallery exhibition on the theme, opening tomorrow night, I contacted them by email. DART: What were …   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Camouflaged Cameraman Shoots Hockey and Becomes a Star

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 18, 2023

The last thing Nathan Eidse wants -- and he makes this abundantly clear -- is to be in the spotlight, noted the CBC recently. But Eidse is pretty visible these days. A Winnipeg-based freelance cameraman, Eidse mostly works for TSN, the Canadian sports network, shooting ice hockey games while camouflaged in an all-white outfit. He recently covered the world junior men's hockey championship in …   Read the full Story >>

Artists on Illustration as Visual Essay

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday May 8, 2008

Over the years, Marshall Arisman's name has become synonymous with the Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts. The celebrated artist and illustrator organized the MFA program in 1984 and today remains its chair. Among the artists of the day who found their voice through this intense two-year program are Nathan Fox, Douglas Fraser, Eddie Guy, John Hendrix, Paul Hoppe, …   Read the full Story >>

A Buffalo Biennale

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday September 13, 2007

This weekend Beyond/In Western New York, a collaborative contemporary art exhibition, opens its second edition in 12 museums and galleries in and around Buffalo, NY. It is a true biennale in the sense that it began with nearly a thousand submissions vetted by Anna Kaplan, a curator at the area's premier contemporary art museum, the Albright-Knox Gallery, followed by exhaustive studio visits …   Read the full Story >>

Saturday Night in Culver City

By Peggy Roalf   Friday August 10, 2007

Take a summer reading list penned by creative minds and mix it up with a summer group art show and if you're lucky, you get Literartistry. An exhibition of art inspired by the favorite books of contemporary artists opens this Saturday at the Corey Helford Gallery. From highbrow (Lord of the Flies by William Golding; Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski) to …   Read the full Story >>

And Then: Creating a Voice at SVA

By Peggy Roalf   Friday July 24, 2015

Tonight, the first graduating class of SVA’s MFA Visual Narrative program will celebrate their achievements at a public reception for the artists, from five to eight pm. Curated by department faculty members Jonathan Rosen and Ed Valentine, the exhibition And Then continues through Tuesday, July 28, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. The MFA Visual Narrative program …   Read the full Story >>

AI25 Timeline Exhibit Opens in Pasadena

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday June 10, 2008

The AI Timeline Exhibit, created to mark American Illustration's 25th anniversary, debuted in New York at Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts in 2006 and has since traveled, in the form of large-scale giclee prints, to the Savannah College of Art and Design, Pasons The New School for Design, Argentina's Universidad de Palermo and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Now for …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 01.16.2018

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday January 16, 2018

Talks / Book Events / Screenings / and Beyond Tuesday, January 16 Life Model Drink & Draw | Instruction, Discussion & Exploration of Process with Catherine Lepp, 6;15-8:30 pm. Back Room at the Cobra Club, 6 Wycoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Info Continues every Tueseday through February Wednesday, January 17 Gender & Justice | Sarah Maslin Nir, Lucy Lang, Rev. Vivian D. Nixon, 7 pm. …   Read the full Story >>

Paul Hoppe: The Q&A

By Peggy Roalf   Monday October 28, 2013

Paul Hoppe, an illustrator and comics artist, has been a friend of DART since his work first appeared in AI26. At the New York City comics fairs, he acts as a semaphore: a tall fellow, he is also one of a few participants who has figured out how to be visible in a crowded hall—often standing alongside his even taller Rabid Rabbit vertical banner. Next …   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Selfie Lessons from a Black Bear

By David Schonauer   Friday February 3, 2023

Everybody is in love with the "selfie bear." As we noted this week, a black bear in Colorado recently made news by posing for a motion-activated wildlife camera set up by the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks department. The camera was there to study local fauna that walk by, but few animals perform like the selfie bear, who modeled for some …   Read the full Story >>

Morel vs. AFP/Getty, From the Floor

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday November 20, 2013

Last Thursday I reported on proceedings at the opening day in the Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse (AFP)/Getty Images trial, which continues in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse at Foley Square. This is the penalty phase in the copyright infringement case brought against the two media giants by Danial Morel, a photojournalist who was on the ground during the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and who was one of …   Read the full Story >>

Friday notePad: 11.20.2015

By Peggy Roalf   Friday November 20, 2015

“My mother shaped my view of the world and inspired me to embrace spontaneity and capture the unforced. To show with her is such an honor for me and validates my journey as a photographer.” —Mary McCartney Exhibited together for the first time, the photographs of the late Linda McCartney and her daughter Mary explore the connective tissue of family, common experience, and a love …   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Hanna Barczyk: "Dance has had a major influence on how I illustrate"

By Robert Newman   Thursday November 17, 2016

Hanna Barczyk is a Jersey City, NJ-based illustrator and artist. Barczyk's sophisticated work is representative of her diverse background: She has a Hungarian mother, grew up in Germany, and went to school in Toronto, where she still lives part-time. Among her many cited influences are Polish and Cuban poster art; both are reflected in her stylish, colorful, and very smart poster-like conceptual illustrations. Barczyk …   Read the full Story >>

The Q&A: Rich Tu

By Peggy Roalf   Monday September 21, 2015

Q: Originally from New Jersey, what are some of your favorite things about living and working in Brooklyn? A: Brooklyn is such a vibrant part of New York, and there’s a communal sense of ownership about everything here. A bodega becomes “our bodega,” or a stoop becomes “our stoop.” I feel very invigorated just by walking around the streets. Q: Do you keep a sketchbook? …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 09.09.2014

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday September 9, 2014

Special Events Open rehearsals, 11am-6 pm [except Thursdays]: R.Bl Schlather | Opera: Alcina. WhitboxLab SoundLounge, 329 Broome Street, NY, NY. Rehearsals are free. Tickets for performances here. Tuesday, September 9 The Center for Sea Level Change/NYUAD presents, 6-7:30 pm: Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Rise, with JerryMitrovica, Professor of Geophysics, Harvard University. NYU Abu Dhabi Institut, 19 Washington Square North, NY, NY. Information. …   Read the full Story >>

Photography Coast to Coast

By Dart Admin    Thursday February 15, 2007

With bitter chill and record-breaking snowfall, coast to coast photography exhibitions in museums and galleries offer glimpses onto worlds as different as New York’s Lower East Side in the 1970s; Paris in the 60s; Bamako, Mali in the 50s; the remains of the Manzanar internment camp of the 40s. Kevin Cooleys 2006 view of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, in Norway, is more than enough to make …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 03.19.2013

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday March 19, 2013

Tuesday, March 19 Opening day, 6 pm: Against the Grain | Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design. Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NY, NY.  Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm: Curator tour/ Pay what you like. Information. Panel discussion, 6:30-8:30 pm: Celebrating Harvey Kurtzman | with Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, All Jaffee, and Arnold Roth, moderated by Peter Kuper. Society of Illustrators, …   Read the full Story >>

The DART Board: 10.08.2013

By Peggy Roalf   Tuesday October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7-Saturday, October 12Design Week Portland. InformationEventsVenues. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Opening reception, 6-8 pm: Mary Saran | Continuum. Orchard Windows Gallery, 37 Orchards Street, basement, NY, NY. Book launch, 7-9 pm: Studio Life by  Sarah Trigg (Princeton Architectural Press). Hotel Particulier, 4-6 Grand Street, NY, NY. RSVP appreciated. Panel discussion, 7-8:30 pm: The Art of Horror | …   Read the full Story >>

R. Crumb at Society of Illustrators, NYC

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday March 30, 2011

According to the wall text in the exhibition R. Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper, at Society of Illustrators, Robert Crumb’s mother told him that reading comic books would addle his brain, or words to that effect. He might have taken this as a metaphor for life; after drawing his way through and out of childhood, through and beyond a job creating cute cards …   Read the full Story >>

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