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Vanishing Points: An exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art

Jimmy Donegan - PapaTjukurpa 2008. 180 x 200cm Acrylic on canvas

The Harn Museum of Art presents “Vanishing Points: Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection”, on view at the museum through April 29th. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists who push and explore the boundaries of painting. Twenty-seven international artists defy the limits of painting by applying it to large-scale canvases, sculptures and found objects. These works combine to create a rich and exciting visual experience. The collectors, Debra and Dennis Scholl, have been collecting contemporary art for 33 years. They loaned the works for this exhibition, which represents established and emerging artists who work across the boundaries of specific media, providing proactive and new perspectives on art and culture.

“Vanishing Points also reflects a world transformed by contemporary science, technology and media,” said Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art. “Artists expand on historical notions of perspective and spatial orientation opening up multiple and interesting ways of viewing the world.” Artists in the exhibition incorporate the strategies of technology and media in the texture of their work including urban architecture, graphic and automotive design, comics, mapping, sculpture, photography and film. Vanishing Points is a collaboration between the Scholls, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami and the Harn Museum of Art and was co-curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith from the Harn Museum of Art and Gean Moreno from the Bass Museum of Art. The exhibition is made possible by the Sidney Knight Endowment and the Exhibition Circle. The exhibition catalogue is available in the Museum Store.

The exhibition includes the work of the Aboriginal visionary artist Jimmy Donegan.

Jimmy was born near Ngatuntjarra Bore. He grew up in country around Blackstone and Mantamaru. Jimmy has family links throughout the Pitjantjarra lands; his wife is from near Kulka. Jimmy brought his wife and children to live at Blackstone because of Jimmy’s tie to country here. He is widowed and has four children. Jimmy is a wonderful wood craftsman, his spears, spear throwers and boomerangs are prized and much sought after. He is rich in story and a strong man for law and culture.

Papa Tjukurpa Pukara

Ngayu mamaku ngura Dulu (my father’s country rockhole is called Dulu). At this place there are lots of Dingoes living there, digging up the water and hunting at Pilantjara rockhole in the country area of Dulu. This is Papa Walka, Dog design. Pukara is [my] grandfather’s country. It is a story about a sacred men’s site in Western Australia, south of Wingellina. It is a Watersnake Dreaming story. This is where the Watersnake fell down and his elbow makes an indent in the landscape. This is the creation story for the Honey Grevillea. Birds are really scared of this water at Pukara. It is like a “big boss”, this water.

Jimmy Donegan

Jimmy Donegan - Pukara

Jimmy Donegan - Papa Mora

Jimmy Donegan - Papa Tjukurpa Pukara

by Jimmy Donegan

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Desert Psychedelic – The Art of Jimmy Pike

Desert PsychedelicA Catalogue of Jimmy Pike’s work. Born in the Great Sandy Desert area of Western Australia, Jimmy Pike worked as a stockman and in his spare time did carvings, which he sold to tourists in Fitzroy Crossing. In the 1980s, while serving a prison sentence, Jimmy Pike joined an art class and began to paint, working in printmaking and produce linocuts. His work is characterised by the used of bold shapes in strongly contrasting earth colours. Those of you who have gone to art colleges may have heard of his work.

A link to a website of Jimmy Pike’s art;


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Americans on Ayahuasca from Catalyst Magazine

Ila by Pablo Amaringo‘Americans on Ayahuasca’ an article published in Catalyst Magazine by Trisha McMillan, featuring paintings by Pablo Amaringo from the book ‘The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo’ by Howard G Charing and Peter Cloudsley

Visit the website of the book; The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo, to see the featured paintings, articles, interviews, and photo galleries.

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Escenas Del Paraiso – Scenes of Paradise

‘El Dominical’ review of the art exhibition ‘Amazonica’, at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru.This would be of interest to students taking online college art classes.

A crude translation of the feature;

Forty Amazon artists from different generations, trends and styles come together in a charity show at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma de Miraflore. The objective is to obtain funding to develop cultural programs for children in our forest.
The Amazon is a woman, “says the artist Gino Ceccarelli.” And a woman is the most beautiful display of creation “. That’s why his paintings are always women who are merged with nature, relating to the many stories he heard as a child about the mythical goddesses, counted wise river towns, who met at sunset to watch the death of the sun between infinite forest. draws on ancient wisdom of founding myths of ancient explanations of the world, but also more contemporary material flows. This communion is rooted in the Amazonian wealth of art today. There are pictures to prove themselves by Gino Ceccarelli (Italian father and mother Amazon), based on myths and legends, or the whole aesthetic of pop and kitsch Christian Bendayán or visual strength of Harry Chavez.
A powerful art

The discovery of the Amazon by Lima has revealed, among other things, a powerful art that draws on ancient wisdom of founding myths of ancient explanations of the world,

Several generations

This exhibition, called “Amazonica”, brings together forty artists Amazon, from the masters of the sixties and seventies to young exponents of the latest generations. They can be works of the great painter Pablo Amaringo shaman of the pioneers of integral art of the Amazon as Cesar Calvo de Araujo and Eduardo Meza Saravia, young and talented artist like Rember uitoto Yahuarcani and Roldan Pinedo Lopez, a native of the district Yarina Cocha, who developed techniques of the Shipibo-naturals Conibos.
The presence of the nature

According to the artist Gino Ceccarelli, who has supported in the conservatorship of the sample, if a large communicating vessel uniting all artists Amazon, this would be the natural landscape. “We all start from the strong presence of nature is so powerful and so strong that it may go unnoticed. Every day there are spectacular sunsets, the colors are so intense that even light gray are. The presence of the nature
has influenced each of us is a great starting point from which arise all other aspects. ”

The reinvention of myth

Then, the other major recurring theme in art Amazon is the recreation of myth, allegory, that magical and religious vision of the world that characterizes oral people connected with the environment around them. “The Amazon is the latest magic corner of the planet, hence different energies converge, very powerful magmas, which are expressed in shamanism, religion, faith healing, witchcraft, this is manifested in pictures. The heritage that we have all the Amazon is the oral literature. Since children have heard stories that reinvented with the passage of time, “says Ceccarelli.
The Artists displaying their works at the exhibition;

Ronald Alvan , Alberto Ayarza, Christian Bendayan, César Calvo de Araujo, Lastenia Canayo, Cesar Calvo de Araujo , Enrique Casanto , Harry Chávez , Gino Ceccarelli , Maximino Cerezo , Victor Churay, Samuel Coriat , Nancy Dantas , David Hewson, Orlando Izquierdo, “The Ocelot” , Emilio Lopez , Eduardo Meza Saravia, Joseph Morey, Dimas Paredes , James David Paredes , Gerardo Petsaín , Harry Pinedo, Roldán Pinedo , Reninger Reategui, “Rucoba” , Diana Riesco), Hildebrand Rivers, Brus Rubio, Miguel Saavedra , Malena Santillana , Sixto Saurin, Fernando Sovero, Luighi Tang, Elena Valera, Celia Vasquez, Juan Manuel Vasquez , Armando Williams, Rember Yahuarcani, Santiago Yahuarcani

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Art Exhibition: Poder Verde – Visiones Psicotropicales

The Art Exhibition catalogue of the ‘Poder Verde – Visiones Psicotropicales’  held at the CCE Lima, Peru in 2009. Featuring works by Harry Chavez, Pablo Amaringo, Christian Bendayan, Bruis Rubio and others. This will be of interest to students taking art classes from accredited online colleges.

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Amazonía: siete visiones contemporáneas – Art Exhibition , Lima Peru

Seven Amazonian Artists present their visions of the Amazon Rainforest. It is an irony that this exhibition is sponsored and hosted by Petroperu (the state owned oil corporation). September 2009.

Photo Gallery on Flickr of the Exhibition;


From the Catalogue description;

In tribute to the 27 years of Iquitos Refinery and 40 of the institutional life of Petroperu Amazon presents sample: seven contemporary views. This exhibition brings together the pictorial expression of seven artists based in the Loreto region.

Mounted in the art gallery Petroperu, the exhibit presents 30 paintings worked in watercolor and oil paintings, whose subjects reflect on Amazonian beauty, its traditions and mysteries, and reflect the deep unrest that is happening in some areas.

This is how it will exhibit works of Francisco Grippa Jochamovich, who, formed in California in the seventies, returned to the country and into the jungle with the Shipibo and the Boras, is also one of the initiators of the art boom Amazonian Cliver Flores Lanza, renowned painter iquiteño graduate of the College of Fine Arts; Sixto Saurin Pick, an artist of national and international prestige, owner of a stunning pictorial.

They are also present in the sample other four renowned artists: Emilio Lopez Rengifo, Razzeto Yolanda Ruiz and Pablo Amaringo.

The art of the jungle roar is heard louder in the national and international galleries. His originality and strength of their colors have created an artistic line, which currently is in full swing.

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New Colours from Old Worlds – Contemporary Art from Oceania


New Colours from Old Worlds – Contemporary Art from Oceania
An exhibition at the October Gallery London in 1998

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