Simon Wiesenthal used his skills as an artist to survive the Holocaust, later becoming the "King of the Nazi Hunters." Now, Andre Frattino wants to tell his story in a new medium: a comic called Simon Says: Nazi Hunter. Our exclusive interview with the man
Julia is demure with an otherworldly, almost sprite-like demeanor. She has sparkling eyes and a beaming smile and a pair of exquisite, impossibly tiny hands whose movements are an artistry all their own. Julia is thoughtful, deliberate in speech and action; she is sanguine and
According to Almost Circle Gallery’s website, “The name Almost Circle started as a drawing group intended to bring creative people together through the act of drawing while in public spaces. New friends were made through the activation of some of these often forgotten spaces. By
The contemporary art scene in Dallas is booming. Believe it or not, for many connoisseurs, Dallas is among the obligatory domestic art stops along with Miami, New York and Marfa, Texas.
The Link Centre lives in the sprawling remains of what was once Harrisburg Baptist Church on West Main Street in Tupelo. It’s a winding affair, a series of ad hoc additions that, if you pay too much attention, stop making complete sense. At the middle
The Mississippi Museum of Art was pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship. The grant of $15,000 has been awarded to Philip R. Jackson of Oxford, whose artwork is featured in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational, on view now through March
This exhibition features works by 18 Mississippi artists from across the state. Initiated in 1997, the Mississippi Invitational surveys recent developments by contemporary visual artists living and working in Mississippi, and includes work in diverse media.
“I love pop art because it’s controversial. Some people don’t even consider it art and look down on it. Some people love it and easily find a connection with the piece.”
Art is a subjective and experiential sort of affair, an unspoken social contract entered into by the artist and the viewer. Moss Point artist Qin Mobley remains acutely aware of this agreement, and it shows through his work — from his outright references to popular culture to the more nuanced aspects like his religious use of flat colors.
Qin is no stranger to the artistic game. He’s been creating art and drawing since the second grade. But it wasn’t until third grade when art took over his life.
Brooklyn-based Kurt Perschke, 46, brainstormed deep into the night 15 years ago, dropping design after design of complex shapes over black and white photocopies. Nothing felt quite right. He was working on a public arts commission for the Arts in Transit program in St. Louis where he lived and taught at the time. Though in his youth the Chicago-native envisioned maybe becoming a wildlife biologist or a psychologist — his mom wanted him to be an architect — he got an MFA in ceramics sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1997. Thereafter, Perschke built a reputation due to his persistence with multiple media, including ceramic, glass, steel, inflatable, video, collage and set design for dance.
Red Ball Project
Finally, on a whim and a bit exasperated, while continuing sketches for the Arts in Transit commission, Perschke drew something much simpler. It was a giant red sphere smushed beneath an overpass in a bland part of the city. The absurdity – the “risk” – of it – made him laugh. It was only then that he had the “ah ha” moment, or rather the “ha ha” moment, and he felt he was onto something.