Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Art History, Fine Art, Philosophy
Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

What we mean is not, clearly, a third physical dimension.  Nor, necessarily, the pleasant falsities of perspective.  Instead, depth in painting, in any form of art, is expressed along the measure of emotion. Which we should not be ashamed to acknowledge.  Rather, we should wander at the fact that op artists like Bridget Riley  and […]

Innovation in Corporate Art Collections: Companies That Get It

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Corporte Art
Innovation in Corporate Art Collections: Companies That Get It

Pt II: New York City New York is a city unrivaled in cultural diversity and expression. We look to the enterprise capital of our nation for many insights into design and business trends alike. Through our research at Art Force, it’s apparent that there are many different stances a company can take in order to […]

Artist of the Month: Donna Levinstone

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Donna Levinstone

We are thrilled to have Donna Levinstone as our June Artist of the Month! Donna specializes in pastel landscapes that depict the essence and energy of environment rather than a specific location. Donna highlights the dualities that exist in the natural world: ethereal vs. earthly, light vs. dark, tranquility vs. volatility, and day vs. night. […]

Mural Monday: Banksy is Back in Bristol

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: Banksy is Back in Bristol

Today’s Mural Monday is all about the infamous and ever-elusive Banksy, who just created a new work in his hometown of Bristol. Titled “Forgiveness Is Easier To Get Than Permission,” the piece appeared overnight on a wall of Bridge Farm Primary School. Banksy created the surprise mural as a gift to the school, who recently […]

Artist-Inspired Prom Dresses

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Famous Artists
Artist-Inspired Prom Dresses

With proms across the country in full swing, we decided to take what we know best and infuse it into the fashion of the season. Below we’ve designed nine unique dresses, inspired by famous artists and paintings throughout history. One of the most successful commercial illustrators of his time, Andy Warhol would become known the […]

Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Mat Ollig

Often composed of individual paintings pieced together to form a cohesive image, Mat Ollig’s work reflects upon fragmented memories and constructed  narratives. Ollig illustrates ideas and subjects understood by a communal consciousness, retelling the stories of previous generations. By depicting scenes and themes of history, adventure, and innovation, Ollig aims to propel the viewer towards […]

Art-A-Whirl 2016: Preview

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Events
Art-A-Whirl 2016: Preview

With 2016 marking its 21st installment, Art-A-Whirl continues to be the headlining art event of Northeast Minneapolis. Organized and presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Art Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour throughout the Northeast Arts District that will host over 50,000 people throughout the 3-day event. As the largest open studio tour in […]

Artist of the Month: Ryan Hughes

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Ryan Hughes

As April come to a close, we are thrilled to announce that Ryan Hughes is our Artist of the Month! A Minneapolis-based painter, Hughes experiments with both figuration and abstraction, blurring the distinction between reality and imagination. Often presenting objects in isolation, Hughes invites the viewer to challenge the familiar while simultaneously exploring the unknown. […]

Artist of the Month: Alli Luhmann

Artist of the Month: Alli Luhmann

We are excited to announce that Alli Luhmann is our Artist of the Month for March 2016! An emerging artist based in Minneapolis, Alli Luhmann has a mixed-media practice that primarily includes hot glass. Emphasizing the power of simplicity and ambiguity through her work, Luhmann aims for her viewers to examine these in other aspects […]