Plywood Studies


Glory Holes #gloryhole #drawing

Andrew Jilka is a great man and a great artist. I suggest checking his work out.


Glory Holes #gloryhole #drawing

Andrew Jilka is a great man and a great artist. I suggest checking his work out.


"Clay is extremely elemental. … The lack of beauty in its raw state is important to me, because it gives me great freedom. Because it has no character, I can make anything. It’s just there to be invented." —Arlene Shechet

This week, we preview artist Arlene Shechet's segment in the upcoming Season 7 Secrets episode, premiering this October. Shown in this preview is the artist working with clay at her Woodstock, NY studio in early 2014.

WATCH: Preview of Arlene Shechet in Secrets

Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Secrets airs Friday, October 31, 2014.

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, Secrets, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

She was involved with a fantastic show at the Nerman during my tenure there. One day, a while after the show had opened, she flew in, and had several piece in a bag with her. She unwrapped four different kiln bricks with graceful little marks made in glaze. I was guarding that gallery, and I remember that she looked at me questioningly when they were choosing which one to hang, which gave me a sudden powerful impression of giving an opinion.
It’s now a couple years down the line and it’s starting to strike me how much she’s influenced my work. She’s a powerful artist, and that afternoon will stick with me.


The best place to be is somewhere else, Bryon Darby

"What an artist is trying to do for people is to bring them closer to something, because art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought."

David Hockney, born today in 1937. (via whitneymuseum)


“No room for doubt”: the painter on her formalism, subjects, and sense of humor.


my parents stance on my artwork: “I like it , but what is it?”


Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory is now the site of Kara Walker’s 75’ sugar sphinx.