18 May 2013
We asked Sonia King, the first American artist to be acquired by the Museo d’Arte della Citta di Ravenna (MAR), to look back on her progression as a mosaicist and select works that she thinks of as personal milestones – works that were key turning points or launch pads for what came next in her artistic progression. She obliged us with the six works and personal thoughts below that cover a period of time from 1999 to 2011. One could think of it as a “master class” in the exploration of the core components of mosaic.
20 Apr 2013
At any gathering of contemporary mosaic artists, the question of “What’s it going to take to advance the art form/genre/medium?” is likely to arise. One of two positions is usually taken: Change the Status Quo or Work Within the Status Quo – the Status Quo being the current hierarchy of the Greater Art World. Last October, during the British Association of Modern Mosaic’s annual Forum at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the question arose briefly during the organization’s General Meeting. The conversation, which focused on the Tate Modern’s continued refusal to show mosaic, was continued in the organization’s newsletter “Grout.” Read these thoughtful “head-to-head” arguments from Paul Bentley, BAMM’s Chairman 1999-2005 and the current Chairman, Gary Drostle.
13 Mar 2013
How wonderful. A venue for the Society of American Mosaic Artist’s (SAMA) annual member show, Mosaic Arts International, that is a perfect fit. Tacoma’s Museum of Glass (MOG) has all the right stuff to showcase contemporary mosaic splendidly. The internationally-known museum has the architecture and lighting to make mosaic literally and figuratively shine. More important, MOG has a natural kinship with mosaic through the medium of glass.
26 Jan 2013
In a series of installations and exhibitions that began in 2008 UK artist Cleo Mussi has created works that delight and provoke us – beguile and expose us in all our sometimes dangerously unthinking humanity. That she does so with humor, grace and a defining sense of whimsy is evidence of the loving heart that guides her intellect.
11 May 2013
When the contemporary mosaic collection of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna (MAR) …
30 Mar 2013
The largest mosaic installation in South American continues to grow under leadership of Isidora Paz López.
25 Feb 2013
Dolce & Gabbana’s Winter 2014 collection is inspired by the mosaics of Monreale.
04 May 2013
South African born artist Sonya Louro Do Rego is interviewed by Ravenna-based art historian, curator and blogger.
23 Mar 2013
Miss Marble, Lillian Sizemore, goes deep into the heart of Los Angeles to solve another mosaic mystery – this one drenched in Texas Tea. (Oil, that is. Black Gold . . .)
21 Feb 2013
Monica Machado’s elaborate, fantastical sculptures create enchanted worlds that bombard the viewer with a sensory overload of sight and sound. Employing amassed objects and ceramic pieces and animating them via lighting, electric motors and even fountains, Machado comments on childhood, eroticism, magic and everyday life.