Enchantment press

The Republican-American “Painting, figures on the comeback trail: At Joseloff, everything old is new again” by Tracey O’Shaugnessy, November 15, 2009

“Who says painting is dead? Not all those clairvoyant conceptualists who gave the medium last rights when, admittedly, it was mortally wounded.  But in the last few years, painting has exploded, ushered in by another relic of antiquity — the figure.”

Better Connecticut, WFSB Channel 3 “Scot Checks out the Joseloff Gallery” with Scot Haney, November 6, 2009

“Scot Haney and Zina Davis, Director of the Joseloff Gallery, discuss the Enchantment exhibition on this week’s TGIC -Thank Goodness It’s Connecticut on WFSB Channel 3’s Better Connecticut.”

The Hartford Courant “Enchantment Melds the Past, Present” by Roger Catlin, November 5, 2009

“Contemporary art is not completely divorced from the past. A fanciful new show opening Friday at the Joseloff Gallery of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford does a good job juxtaposing grand beaux arts images of the 19th-century artists with work of contemporary artists working in similar visual language.”

Nancy Graves: Inspired Vision press

The Republican-American “Nancy Graves’ Delightful Garden” by Tracey O’Shaugnessy, May 3, 2009

“In the topsy turvy, inside-out, neither-nor, rigidly flexible world of Nancy Graves, the only constant is delight. Garden hoses may sprout sand dollars and snake skin fertilize radiators, fish may squirm out of fans and dowels mate with button holes, but everywhere in this wild, wiry world, at once hard as a rock and soft as a feather,  joy billows.”

The Hartford Advocate: Blogbort “Nancy Graves, Real Inspired” by Alan Bisbort, April 19, 2009

“One of the most colorful, engaging and, yes, fun art exhibitions of the year may fly beneath your radars, if you’re not careful.

It is “Nancy Graves: Inspired Vision”, at the Hartford Art School’s Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford.”

The Hartford Courant “Nancy Graves Exhibit at University of Hartford” by Roger Catlin, April 9, 2009

“The University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery opens an ambitious exhibit Tuesday on one of the most distinctive and influential artists from the region, Nancy Graves”

PostDec press

ARTNET“The Triumph of the Big D” by Alexandra Anderson Spivey, January 2008

“In ‘PostDec,’ the work by Kozloff, Kushner, MacConnel, Zakanitch and Schapiro looked absolutely fabulous. In refreshingly inventive ways, the younger artists in the show demonstrated that they no longer worry about the status of art versus design or whatever influence they choose to incorporate into their works. Their works obliterate most remaining boundaries between high and low, craft and industrial production, textile and fashion design and the decorative arts. These ideas were broadly represented and expanded upon with great vigor and imagination in works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jim Isermann, Jesse Lambert, Dinh Q. Le, Jean Lowe, Virgil Marti, Suzanne McClelland, Beatriz Milhazes, Renee Petropoulos, Lari Pittman, Eduardo Sarabia, Beverly Semmes, Yinka Shonibare, Fred Tomaselli and Hanza Turgul.”

The New York Times“Fresh Eyes on a Colorful Movement” by Benjamin Genocchio December 9, 2007

“The entryway to the exhibition stops you in your tracks. The walls of the vestibule are covered with vinyl decals of undulating shapes in bright and funky colors, illuminated by a chandelier of imitation deer antlers cast in epoxy resin. It is the handiwork of two contemporary artists (Virgil Marti made the chandelier and Jim Isermann created the decals), though together it reads like an essay in postmodern aesthetics — distinctions between art and popular culture are blurred, while both artists appropriate freely from past decorative styles and designs.”

The Hartford Courant “Fabric and Tapestry as Art” by Matt Egan, November 16, 2007


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