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 […]

The Face of Intrigue: A Conversation with Tabitha Whitley

AV-Summer2015-TabithaWhitley_1 July 2015 Written by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for ARTVOICES Magazine, Summer Issue “I believe painting something because you enjoy doing it is best reason to.” ~ Tabitha Whitley Growing up in New York City, Tabitha Whitley explores the cultural narratives of identity construction and interconnection. Her aesthetic sensibilities bring a confluence of fashion, science, and anthropology that […]