One Question with Donald Jackson, artist and founder of The Color Wheel Studio

Donald Jackson

Donald Jackson is a contemporary artist living and working in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood for the past 22 years. First and foremost, though, he is a dad. After noticing the specific artistic and communicative developments of his own young son through exposure to the visual arts, the most natural thing for this dad to do was to open an art studio for children. And, thus, Color Wheel Studio was born. More…

Interview with Donald Kuspit by Diane Thodos – New York City, February 12, 2013 – Part 1

Donald Kuspit

 

 

 

 

Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most important art critics. He is a Distinguished Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the NEA, and the Guggenheim Foundation among others. He is a contributing editor to Artforum, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, and Tema Celeste as well as editor of Art Criticism. More…

The Moment by David Criner

Mark Rothko

Imagine a moment where past associations subside, thoughts about what is true or false cease, and concern for what happens next disappears. I am reminded of when I encountered Mark Rothko’s large orange, deceptively simple-looking canvas at the Art Institute of Chicago. As I stared, engulfed by the image, time slowed, the chatter of my mind quieted, and the enveloping warmth of the colors hummed in unison with my own energies. More…

A Young Painter Asks A Slightly Older Painter Questions: A Dialogue Between Dylan Mize and Matthew Ballou

Dylan Mize

Below is an edited compilation of a Facebook interaction between Dylan Mize and Matthew Ballou. Dylan recently graduated with a BFA from The University of Central Missouri. Ballou is an Associate Teaching Professor at The University of Missouri. Here, on Neoteric Art, Ballou’s advice is offered up for scrutiny and in the hope of generating some more perspectives on Dylan’s questions. Please comment below if you have observations, experiences, or general thoughts about a life in art. From Ballou: “Those of us who keep making art after school ends are a rare breed, and we should encourage others to come along with us. I look forward to reading from artists who are 10, 20, or 30 years further down the road than I am.” More…