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lily morris: a modern renaissance painter

lily morris: a modern renaissance painter

chromogram | mike cobb

february 1, 2024

In creating Descent, Chatham-based painter Lily Morris, 36, was inspired by François Lemoyne's The Apotheosis of Hercules, a mural at Versailles that depicts the Greek hero being inducted into the ranks of the gods by his father Jupiter. "I love this painting as an aesthetic feast," Morris says. "It's a cosmic snow globe, and Versailles itself is the Barbie penthouse of 18th-century France. The completion of the mural earned the artist the title of First Painter to the King, yet the artist killed himself shortly thereafter. I find the contrast of fantasy power play and the stark reality of lived experiences fascinating with regard to this painting's history."

ates isildak: pantransitions

ates isildak: pantransitions

bocamag | john thomason

september 12, 2023

Gender fluidity, obsolete technology, religious fundamentalism, and a subversion of the male gaze are just a few of the themes rippling through the rich oeuvre of Ates (pronounced ah-tesh) Isildak, a West Palm Beach artist who has been on a roll since he won a South Florida Cultural Consortium grant in 2020. 

ates isildak

ates isildak

pure honey | abel folgar

september 5, 2023

In his solo show at mtn space, "Ates Isildak: Pantransitions," Ates Isildak juxtaposes the hefty weight of images shot with a Polaroid camera alongside digital prints that experiment with manipulations of color. 

wetransfer releases free coloring book with Tara Booth, Ori Toor, and more

wetransfer releases free coloring book with Tara Booth, Ori Toor, and more

it's nice that | liz gorny

august 10, 2023

The five illustrators behind the project are María Jesús Contreras, Rakhmat Jaka, Sioe Jeng Tsao, Ori Toor and Tara Booth. They tackle a range of different issues affecting our creative industries to help us imagine how we can shape a more inclusive landscape. For example Tara Booth, who often uses humour to destigmatise invisible disabilities and mental health issues, explores wellbeing and accessibility.

melissa meyer in "inspired encounters: women artists and the legacies of modern art"

melissa meyer in "inspired encounters: women artists and the legacies of modern art"

dancing foxes press

july 27, 2023

Inspired Encounters is an exercise of imagination that takes as its point of departure the art collection at Kykuit—the former home of the Rockefeller family, now a historic house museum. The book asks: if exclusively women-identifying artists remained in this legendary collection of modernist art, what would be revealed?

mtn space unveils lily morris works

mtn space unveils lily morris works

palm beach illustrated

february 10, 2023

Mtn Space gallery in Lake Worth Beach will unveil an exhibit of new bodies of work by New York-based painter Lily Morris, February 10. In Lily Morris: Witchcraft, several of the artist’s large-scale photorealistic paintings of women in unearthly settings, such as Arrival (2023) and Descent (2022), will be showcased. The works imagine women free from repression, with Morris inserting herself within a framework to disrupt it from the inside.

Tara Booth

Tara Booth

Pure Honey | Amanda Moore

February 23, 2022

Tumbling through artist Tara Booth's Instagram feels forbidden yet right. It's the sensation of stumbling upon a secret diary only to realize the main character is you. Booth's relatable and fearlessly transparent art provides solace and a sense of shared vulnerability and starting on February 25, her childlike works will be on view at mtn space gallery in Lake Worth.

 

feeling neighborly at mtn space

feeling neighborly at mtn space

Palm Beach Illustrated | Abigail Duffy

January 6, 2022

Artists have a knack for creating a sense of place in their works. With just a glance at a painting or a photograph, viewers are transported to places they’ve never visited. Mtn Space in Lake Worth will celebrate this phenomenon and the artistic interpretations of the communities around us with “Neighborhoods,” on view January 14 to February 20. 

miami artist brings to airport his everglades-inspired vision

miami artist brings to airport his everglades-inspired vision

Miami's Community News | Greg Chin

August 30, 2021

Magnus Sodamin’s vibrantly colorful, Everglades-inspired murals have been turning heads across Miami-Dade County, from Miami’s FTX Arena to Edgewater’s 2500 Biscayne Boulevard building and the Miami Springs Community Center.

Artist Melissa Meyer: Filled with Life

Artist Melissa Meyer: Filled with Life

I Like Your Work Podcast | Erika B. Hess

January 9, 2020

I am excited to talk to the NYC based artist Melissa Meyer. Melissa received undergraduate and graduate degrees from New York University. Her development has been surveyed in traveling exhibitions originating at the New York Studio School and Swarthmore College. She has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Palm Beach Post

Owner aims for creative vibes, community ties

May 26, 2019

At 500 Lake Ave., an older graying building sits on the corner, awaiting renovation from new owner Melissa Delprete. The commercial lot in Lake Worth Beach had a lengthy ownership prior to being sold.  “It was owned by the same person since the ’70s. The plans are for it to be an art studio, and it’s a great spot for it,” said Albright. 

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Melissa Meyer's Urban Vision

Hyperallergic | John Yau

November 25, 2018

There is a generation of abstract artists born in the mid-1940s that the art world has yet to give their proper due. I suspect that one reason for this is because these artists first gained attention in the mid-1970s, during the decade when painting was dead and just before its so-called return with the hoopla generated by the Neo-Expressionists.

MELISSA MEYER’S SPREZZATURA

MELISSA MEYER’S SPREZZATURA

Nad Now | Leslie Wayne

November 12, 2018

'The work of Melissa Meyer (NA 2010) possesses a kind of “sprezzatura”—meaning that it takes a great deal of skill and technical bravado to make it look so easy. Not many artists can pull that off.'

A Wordless Journey from Crappy Art to Actual Crap

A Wordless Journey from Crappy Art to Actual Crap

Hyperallergic | Megan St. Clair

April 17, 2017

It is atypical to create a self-incriminating memoir, but Tara Booth is an anomaly, using that discrepancy as a jumping-off point. She released her first full-length comic, D.U.I.I, at the recent LA Book Arts Fair, and although the narrative is totally wordless, the comic is so rich with linear imagery that it keeps the reader both awed and repelled from cover to cover. 

Tara Booth, the comic book artist breaking the grid with personality and poise

Tara Booth, the comic book artist breaking the grid with personality and poise

It's Nice That | Lucy Bourton

August 15, 2016

Tara Booth is a comic book artist from Portland, however these detailed pieces with their mix of drawing and painting cover much more ground than that title. Tara’s work displays such character that after looking through her work you already feel like she’s one of your pals. This is due to her inspiration often coming from her diary, “I’ve always felt compelled to document my daily experiences…now I do it visually."