May 26, 2022

Lika Volk Transforms Discarded Paintings into Socially Engaged Art

Portrait of Lika Volk performing Liquid Labor, 2016 at Torrance Shipman Gallery, New York. Courtesy of Lika Volk. The Ukrainian artist Lika Volk reclaims displaced objects and histories in her imaginative performance and fashion works. She is best known for her “mobile canvases”—abandoned paintings that she breathes new life into by transforming them into wearable

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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

“Cramped” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. All images © Jason Limon, shared with permission San Antonio-based artist Jason Limon (previously) conjures paper sculptures of 18th Century-style gowns, organs, and hollowed skulls with acrylic paint. The uncanny structures trap his recurring skeletal characters in cramped boxes and funhouse-esque constructions, where they attempt to

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New York’s Studio Museum in Harlem Names Its First-Ever Curator-at-Large

New York’s Studio Museum in Harlem has hired Amber Esseiva to be its first-ever curator-at-large. Esseiva is currently a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The new position comes as the Studio Museum is in the process of building a David Adjaye–designed expansion that will add 11,000 square

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