The Art of Chawky Frenn

By F. Lennox Campello The Art of Chawky Frenn There are artists to whom the creation of art is a very personal thing, often decipherable only to the artist. There are also artists who create art to cause a public reaction – this is often where the gimmick masters tend to flourish. There are artists […]

Artists Adapt in the Covidian Age

By F. Lennox Campello Artists Adapt in the Covidian Age As I have been hammering now for several issues, the Covidian Age has delivered significant shockwaves throughout the world, severely disrupting ancient business models all over the place. While it can be argued that the current art business model was somewhat invented in the 19th […]

Art Videos – Art or Entertainment??

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Art Videos – Art or Entertainment?? As the Covidian Age begins (to the dismay of newspaper editors all over New York and LA) to show signs of slowing down, I got to think about art stuff that I originally thought about decades ago, whenever some shiny “new” thing popped […]

Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye!

By F. Lennox Campello Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye! As I’ve discussed before, the Covidian Age has severely disrupted all facets of planetary life, and as I’ve also noted before, my main worry now is my concern about the number of lives which will be lost because of COVID-19, not just […]

The Business of Art

F. Lennox Campello The Business of Art Since we hunkered down in reaction to the Covidian Age, the spectacular crash of the worldwide economy has had a well-documented impact on business. Art, as a commodity is a business, and the business end of art has suffered tremendously as a result of the draconian ruleset imposed […]

Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism?

By F. Lennox Campello Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism? A couple of months ago I wrote about some help lines for artists as the Coronavirulization of the art world, another victim of the planetary infection in what I now call The Covidian Age, was in full attack. It is now June, and like everything else in the […]

Give ‘Em A Break!

By F. Lennox Campello Give ‘Em A Break! According to the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Alexandria is the second friendliest city in America – immediately following Savannah, Georgia and just above Boulder, Colorado. Yay! And as I’ve noted many times before, the Torpedo Factory is the anchor to Alexandria’s “scene”, not only […]

The Coronavirulization of the art world

By F. Lennox Campello The Coronavirulization of the art world A few weeks ago, what could possibly be the last art fair of 2019 took place in New York City amidst all the angst and social changes caused by the virus in our society. The fair was essentially a disaster, and we lost a ton […]

Thinking Out Loud About Art!

By F. Lennox Campello Thinking Out Loud About Art! A few thoughts on a few things which should be of interest to all artists: Public Art: Selecting artwork for an American public collection is a fine art in itself, as the artwork has to avoid the appearance of remotely insulting anyone or making any sort […]

Art in the City….and the Metro Area!

By F. Lennox Campello Art in the City….and the Metro Area! “Why DC Needs Art Galleries” is the title of a January article in the DMV area glossy Washingtonian magazine. The article is by Ian Bourland, who is assistant professor of contemporary art history at Georgetown University and an art critic for a range of […]