Ted Randler: Of Flowers and Flesh

Paintings and Drawings at Gallery Blue Door, May 29-June 26, 2021

While gallery hopping in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, I dropped in to see the LGBTQ+ Pride month exhibition of Ted Randler‘s gorgeous paintings and drawings at my friend Scott Philip Goergens’ Gallery Blue Door. In “Of Flowers & Flesh” Randler’s use exotic, erotic, and often charming imagery of human bodies framed by and immersed in thick tangles of lush floral prints. The show also includes a number of spectacular landscapes, some with gentle wild animals lounging or frolicking in dense flora or nibbling on sweet vegetation

Randler’s style of applying paint is reminiscent of pointillists like Georges Seurat; Randler’s bright sensual colors make one think of Paul Gauguin; and Randler’s floral patterns are inspired by wall papers, much like Henri Matisse’s work. The combination of works, including drawings with powerful black markings on white media and painted canvases rich with saturated colors, could inspire a full re-thinking of our beautiful rainbow flag.  The work is truly breath-taking.

I just couldn’t decide which one(s?) I should take home during my brief visit, so I’m going back there again this week. Located at 833 Park Avenue in Baltimore, Gallery Blue Door is open on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and by appointment. The show will be up until June 26. For information and details, visit GalleryBlueDoor.com

-DR

Gallery Blue Door, 833 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-802-6665
Email: gallerybluedoor@gmail.com


Beautiful Dancer Print Release – Jim James @photojimsf

My friend Jim James (@photojimsf) is offering a limited edition of this beautiful new giclée print for sale. For additional details, click above to visit Jim’s Instagram site, or visit his website here: https://photojimsf.com/2021/05/01/beautiful-dancer-print-release/
– DR

Literary arts journal | Exquisite Pandemic | United States

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I am loving Rick Whitaker’s monthly online journal of art and literature called Exquisite Pandemic. The March 2021 issue features photographs by Jonathan Dawe,  plus these exquisite writersSteven Fraccaro     Gregg Shapiro     Ellen Zaroff     Jessica Gould      Sayeeda Copeland     Minc     Michael Hickins         Francesco di Benedetto     Walter Holland     Ilka Scobie     Tim Shaner     Zachary Pace      Naomi Bess Leimsider    Giuseppe Gullo     Michael Carroll     Mark Svenvold     Sean Singer    Norman Fischer    Daniel Edward Moore     Anna Monardo     Edmund White    Richard Howard      Kinton Ford

Check it out!
– Doug Rose

How Craft Became an Art Market Force – Artsy

“…Artists who have long specialized in materials like textiles, ceramics, and glass—many of whom, not coincidentally, are women—have been getting recent recognition for their contributions to contemporary art, receiving representation from important galleries and support from tastemaking collectors. This includes revered textile artists like Lenore Tawney and Sheila Hicks; ceramicists like Arlene SchechetKlara KristalovaBetty Woodman, and Ken Price; and glass sculptors like Joyce J. Scott and Josiah McElheny. “

From: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-craft-art-market-force

War Woman II, 2014

Joyce J. Scott
African sculpture, fused and painted mosaic glass, glass/plastic beads, wire, thread, metal keys and cast glass guns
25 × 18 × 18 in63.5 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm

So nice to see Baltimore’s own Joyce J. Scott get some well-deserved attention in this article from Artsy. I love her work. – dr

How the Work of Americans for the Arts Is Addressing the Urgent Challenges of 2020 — ARTS Blog blogs

Americans for the Arts is committed to a vision of the arts being recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities across the nation. The work of the organization is guided by a board-approved strategic plan with the advice of our leadership councils, strategic partners, local…

How the Work of Americans for the Arts Is Addressing the Urgent Challenges of 2020 — ARTS Blog blogs

Americans for the Arts provides essential advocacy and leadership for individual artists and arts organizations during this difficult time -DR.

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