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Shane Guffogg: Self-Portrait Part 4

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portrait Part 4 (conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) Previously we discussed the work of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. In Part 4, we dive into self-portraits by Frida Kahlo and Francis Bacon. This is an important discovery in the history of portraiture. Guffogg and I weave in and out of each artist’s life, understanding how they arrived.  VC: … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portrait Part 4

Shane Guffogg: 40 Years of Self-Portraits

For Immediate PressFebruary 25, 2021 Shane Guffogg: “40 Years of Self-Portraits”, (solo exhibition)The exhibition opens March 27, 2021 Exhibition dates: March. 27 – 24 April 2021 By appointment only Orange County Center for Contemporary Art117 S. Sycamore Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701Website http://www.occca.org  Book appointments at Info.occca@gmail.comOCCCA telephone:  714-667-1517 Artist Reception: Saturday, April 3 at 7 pm via Zoom Join … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: 40 Years of Self-Portraits

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 3

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits, Part 3 (conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) In Part 3, we enter the worlds of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. I spent time researching the artists and some of their life experiences that shaped many compositions and self-portraits. I had more questions for Shane Guffogg, which he carefully shared his personal … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 3

Shane Guffogg: The Path of Light

PRESS RELEASE SHANE GUFFOGG: The Path of LightCasa Regis: Center for Culture and Contemporary Art, Italy For Immediate PressDecember 23, 2020 Mosso Valdilana, Italy Shane Guffogg: “The Path of Light”, (solo exhibition)Exhibition opens: December 24, 2020Dec. 24 – 7 January 2021 (open 16:00-18:00 everyday – except Dec. 25th – and by apt.)Casa Regis: Center for Culture and Contemporary ArtFrazione … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: The Path of Light

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits, Part 2

(conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) Shane Guffogg: Self-Portrait, Part 2We continue the dialogue by exploring the work of Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and Paul Cezanne. We share the developments of why these artists made it their sole purpose to create art.  VC: Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was an artist whose personal … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits, Part 2

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 1

(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) The history of self-portraits dates back centuries – they are easy to spot in early Egyptian art, Greek/Roman Mythology and more. It’s no surprise that upon exiting the Middle Ages and entering the 15th century or early Renaissance – when artists began to separate from kingdoms –  the self-portraiture became … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 1

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 7

Shane Guffogg: Color  Essay 7 Women and the Abstract Expressionist movement making history(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) In Color Essay 6 we talked about women artists from the Abstract Expressionist movement starting with Helen Frankenthaler’s absence of color to the bold brushstrokes of Lee Krasner, and onward to Joan Mitchell who taught us how … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 7

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6Women Artists Finding a Voice Through Color and Abstraction(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) Women painters of the abstract expressionist movement embraced the zeitgeist of their male peers, while managing to add to this new visual language, creating sensual artworks. Their ideas on life and nature and how it could be … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5 Abstract Expressionism and Freedom (Conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) VC: We finished Part 4 entering the uncharted waters of Abstract Expressionism, a movement that incorporated beauty and violence. I was awestruck with the opening monologue of Emile De Antonio’s art documentary film; Painter’s Painting – The New York … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5