Of all the photographs, I am particularly captivated by the one of Dasha Balashova at work over a midnight blue canvas, in a white room accented with other midnight blue furnishings. She simultaneously blends with and stands apart from the space she herself has created, an artist amidst, almost within, her art, and as I read the writing inscribed into the work in progress, I translate, “What you see is not what you see,” and that, to me, is the essence of Dasha Balashova’s vision. more » “Interview with Dasha Balashova: the Visionary Artist”
Storytelling is actually the core element of my art — the foundation upon which my paintings are built. I’m intrigued by early myths, traditional folklore, the histories, and the classics. Each painting I make explores one of these things, and every element in my compositions has symbolic meaning that supports that story.— Chris Sheridan
On a recent visit to Portland my friend Jean, whom I have known since high-school, took me to her cousins home for dinner, where Monte and his wife Susan made a meal fit for any gourmet restaurant. To my great delight Montes father Bill was with us that evening and I had an opportunity to speak with him about his life as an artist and view many of his large works that now are in every room of his sons home. more » “Interview with Bill Garrett by Nina Pak”
Amanda Manitach’s collection of ephemeral new works is on offer at Seattle’s Bryan Ohno Gallery in the International District. The work is on display until March 1st, 2014. Below, Miroir correspondent Siolo Thompson asked the artist some questions about her work, her artistic practice, and her obsessive nature.
more » “Works on Paper – Amanda Manitach”
Q: Your website is beautiful, updated and well organized! It also lists a very busy show schedule. How do you balance managing the business side of being an artist with the time to produce the art? more » “Interview with Jasmine Worth by Alisa Solovyeva”