Diego Santanelli – Resilience

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, June, 2016 8 April – 25 June 2016, Canale Diaz Art Center, Coral Gables “My work is precisely the result of that interaction between the artist and the medium with which he works, between the individual and the world that surrounds him. Through this gesture, I attempt to recount my personal story, presenting it […]

CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees: Greg Colson and Jeff Colson

In honor of Greg Colson and Jeff Colson’s induction to CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016, California State University, Bakersfield Office of Alumni Engagement asked me to share my thoughts and experiences on growing up with the Colsons, two internationally recognized artists and good ole’ boys from Oildale. I was happy to oblige. The following links and narrative […]

Codification and Form: Semiotics Revisited – The Works of L’Atlas

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTDISTRICTS Magazine, Florida, December, 2015 [See: http://artdistricts.com/codification-and-form-semiotics-revisited-the-works-of-l’atlas/] Writing is the first abstraction of reality. Man has created a symbolic geometric abstraction that extends from the phoneme to the ideogram in order to convey its mental representation of the world. – L’Atlas In today’s media-driven culture, hypermedia, digital convergence, and ubiquitous information […]

L’Atlas – Phosphenes

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, December, 2015 1 December 2015 – 6 February 2016, Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Miami I think life is energy and also calligraphy is energy, painting is the translation of pure energy[1]. – L’Atlas  Phosphenes, L’Atlas’ solo exhibition at Leila Mordoch Gallery, Miami features 14 canvases and a selection of pieces from […]

The Way We See Things – Rosario Bond

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTDISTRICTS Magazine, Florida, December, 2015 [See: http://artdistricts.com/rosario-bond-the-way-we-see-things/] Rosario Bond – “The Way We See Things,” curated by Dr. Milagros Bello. 10 October – 14 November 2015, Curator’s Voice Art Projects Gallery, Miami The interplay of power, seduction, and emotion incites a reflexive dialog in “The Way We See Things,” a solo show by Miami-based artist […]

Mario Bursztein – Reveries in Form

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Art Historian/Scholar; book essay for Argentine artist Mario Bursztein. “My oeuvre is a fluid, technological brush-stroke, a studied structure, a virtual geometry tinged by movement. It is the summation of a long, never-ending quest.” – Mario Bursztein Mario Bursztein creates a visual language exploring the formal constructs of art and the […]

Artist Emergence in Contemporary Culture

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D. In my doctoral dissertation, “Artist Emergence in Contemporary Culture: A Dialectic in Social and Material Conditions of Southern California Artists” (Claremont Graduate University, 2011), I looked at factors of artist success. In it, I interviewed artists, gallerists, curators, critics, auction house directors, graduate arts management program staff, and others in the […]