09 December 2011


Great news!
Two of my images have been selected for the Texas A&M International University
“Back to the Future” juried exhibition!
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Bruce Helander, Fmr. provost of RISD, artist (in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan, Guggenheim, LACMA & 60 other museums) and critic/curator.
Bruce Helander is an artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He is also a well-known curator and art critic. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and recently won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts.
Helander arrived in Palm Beach in 1982 from New York City, where he published Art Express magazine. He quickly established a cutting edge gallery on Worth Avenue that thrived for thirteen years. During that time he opened a second gallery on West Broadway in New York City. He was also a commissioner for ARCOM in Palm Beach and the vice-president of the Worth Avenue Association. He is active in the south Florida art scene and was on the board of directors at the Armory Art Center and later was the Director of Exhibitions there.
City Link magazine called Bruce Helander “Arguably the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country...” and Kenworth Moffett, former director, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale said in Gold Coast magazine that “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”
His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
His collages appear in Jazziz, The New Yorker and Palm Beach Illustrated magazines, among others.
He has written extensively on contemporary art and has written over 150 published reviews. He has an enthusiastic following for his monthly columns in Art of the Times magazine, Art and Living magazine (Los Angeles) and ARTnews. Star Group International just published his book of reviews, titled Learning to See—An Artist’s View on Contemporary Artists from Artschwager to Zakanitch, of forty of his favorite reviews.
As a curator, Helander has coordinated over eighty exhibitions of contemporary works. He has organized one-man shows for legendary artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, John Chamberlain, Duane Hanson, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Dale Chihuly and Kenneth Noland, among others. Helander’s written observations about art are unusual in that very few art writers are also artists—in this case, with an academic background, extensive gallery and publishing experience and regular exhibit of his work.

23 September 2011

New Exhibition!

Wonderful news this morning!

Two of my images have been selected for the exhibition “Changes” starting in October at
the Centre Culturel de Rencontres Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg.  

The Neumünster Abbaye is one of the city of Luxembourg’s most important historic sites and is now a prestigious exhibition space.  

The selected images are – “Lock us up forever V” http://tinyurl.com/4ycgska  and “Nude, after Duchamp IV” http://tinyurl.com/43wcqa4  [please scroll down to view the image].
Here is a short video of where the exhibition will be held - http://www.ccrn.lu/index.php

25 July 2011

Twelve proofs we are alive

Twelve proofs that we are alive

(to be confirmed several times each day)

  1. the immeasurable effervescence on the unexposed underside
  2. that I can speak to you through contradiction
  3. the sound of things as they are
  4. the brittle sandpaper of your twilight
  5. the ring of dread that follows a participle
  6. unanswered electromagnetism
  7. those tiny electrical fires in your somnolence
  8. finding unrecognizable objects in proximity to your expectations
  9. answering unasked questions too quickly
  10. unbearable heat under the mask as it swiftly peels away
  11. the folly of disguised clockworks
  12. the ache of the unexplained being the most difficult religion to denounce

1Excludes the ground of being objection, proof of specific ground context; or excluding specific grounds of record, any apparent case with known evidence as the context; or known ruling or ruling of obvious error or evidence.

27 June 2011

An exhibition of new work

Ampersand in bone landscape by Peter Ciccariello

In the details

An exhibition of new work by
Peter Ciccariello  &  Brian O'Malley

The Mill Gallery
Kristin S. Street, director
Lorraine Mills
560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

July 1-31 - Opening Friday July 8th from 5-8 pm

Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, and photographer. His work is an experiment of language and text co-existing in 3-D digital environments. He works at the boundary between order and chaos, meaning and incoherence, logic and absurdity.
Recent work has been exhibited at amongst other places, Harvard University in Boston, MA, MOCA The Museum of Computer Art in New York City, Brown University, Providence, RI, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts, NJ, and at the Abbaye de Neumünster, Cloître, Luxembourg.  

Links to his current online work can be found at http://invisiblenotes.blogspot.com/

Brian O'Malley recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Rhode Island in 1995. He continued with his formal education at the Massachusetts College of Art, taking classes in film studies, focusing on the connections between Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper. After traveling the country and spending extensive time in the Southwest, Brian then decided to head down to the University of Miami to pursue a Master of Fine arts degree in painting. The light and energy of the tropics had a profound influence, as Brian moved from crude abstract works influenced by DeKooning and Rauschenberg to symbolic figurative pieces influenced by German neo-expressionism and Latino Symbolists like Arnaldo Roche-Rabell and Ignacio Iturria.

Visit Brian O'Malley's personal web site: http://www.briomalley.com/

06 June 2011

Digital Works" at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Two of my images have been accepted for the National Juried Competition: "Digital Works" at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in New Jersey , the  Juror is Christiane Paul, Associate Professor & Director of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of Art!

 Distance of V
Nude after Duchamp III

02 March 2011

Eros, than[atos]kfully

 An expansive and cerebral collaborative series of visual poetry by artists Peter Ciccariello and Mez Breeze  http://tinyurl.com/4bncd3z

19 February 2011