“Wit and wonder draw audiences into the existential realm of Yayoi Kusama (b.1929), a visual, installation and performance artist; and leading figure in the Western avant-garde and 1960s counter culture of political activism.” Jill Thayer, Ph.D.
By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing writer, book essay for Diana Shui-lu Wong Retrospective 1977 – 2017, ARTVOICES Art Books, Los Angeles, June 2017 “I think culture is history, what people have accumulated, what people have done. I cannot copy, but can only renew.” […]
“A Conversation with Bruce Everett,” by Jill Thayer Ph.D. The following interview features Bruce Everett, regionalist landscape painter in Templeton, California on the Central Coast. Excerpts of the interview air in “The Art of Life,” my weekly podcast series on Voice of Paso Internet radio Fridays at :15 past the hour at 6 – 9am. The interview includes topics such as Background and influences on career; Photorealism and Professional Practice; Plein Air and Studio – First Glance and Memory; and Methodology and Large-scale Commissions.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. – L’Atlas Phosphenes, L’Atlas’ solo exhibition at Leila Mordoch Gallery, Miami features 14 canvases and a selection of pieces from […]