The New Landscape: A History

The New Landscape: A History

This essay appears in the catalog Henry Isaacs: New Works for an exhibition at Maine Art Shows, August 9-September 1, 2014. The New Landscape: A History For much of art history, when the artist painted the land, he did so only as a backdrop, as context, rarely as...

How To Price Your Art

How to Price Your Artwork: A History by Ric Kasini Kadour On April 28, 2005, I was asked to participate in a panel discussion in Burlington, Vermont about pricing artwork that was hosted by the South End Arts and Business Association. A few dozen people sat around the...

I Am Calling Today…

This book begins “I am calling today to ask, Are you happy with your credit card processing?” It asks, “Are you happy with your resilience, your capacity for evolution?” And then it offers you tulip bulbs. The story is set against Pantone’s Top...

Emergency Box Painting

For those times you are experiencing the death of painting. Emergency Box Painting  by Ric Kasini Kadour sculptural object each 5.75″ x 1.25″ x 1″ acrylic on paper in pine box 2013 unique SEE...

Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts for Yoko Ono

I was sitting with a friend at Second Cup and the conversation came around to Yoko Ono. No other public figure teeters between adoration and unfounded opprobrium. At some point in the conversation, I said that I would make Christmas Gifts for Yoko Ono: paper...

Art Is Food

Art Is Food, Feed the People. Art is Food, Eat Something. These have been the mantras of ARTSHOP since 2005. The phrase comes from a poem I wrote and read at an Art Town Meeting in Burlington, Vermont in February 2005. So many people asked me for a copy of the poem...

Art Product

I produce art products as a means of exploring further questions of object and meaning: How does an object have meaning? Why does an object have meaning? And what role do objects play in our lives? North Americans are consumers by nature. We acquire stuff. In doing...

ARTSHOP

How does an object have meaning? Why do we own objects? How do we consume, acquire, or collect objects? How does art become or maintain its relevance? These questions are central to my practice. I started ARTSHOP in 2004 as a way of organizing, exhibiting, and sharing...

Hold Me

Hold Me 30″x80″; acrylic paint, spray paint, print transfer, and collage on reclaimed door; 2007 STATEMENT I have long enjoyed with the patina left by aging posters and bulletins and graffiti that accumulates on walls in a city. In 2007, my partners and I...

Love Guns & Other Weapons of Affection

In April 2013, I started listening to “Grenade” by Bruno Mars: Easy come, easy go, that’s just how you live Oh take, take, take it all but you never give Should’ve known you were trouble from the first kiss Had your eyes wide open, why were they open? Gave you all I...

Boring

Artist Statement “Boring” represented an important stage in my evolution from painter to photographer to artist who works to put images on paper. For those interested in artistic development and technique, I offer the following four observations: I continue to be...

I Keep Myself Together

“I Keep Myself Together” is a series of 10 photographs that contrast urban isolation and natural beauty. New York is advanced urban life. One of the great things about New Yorkers is that they move through the city unaware or unconcerned that other people will see...

Day & Night

Day & Night These photographs reflect my interest in abstraction and particularly, the abstracted landscape. In these “Day” photographs, wanted to push the edge of whiteness and blur. I also wanted to capture fields of color. In the “Night” photographs, I wanted...

Collage Is the Moment

Collage is The Moment by Ric Kasini Kadour from Kolaj Magazine, Pre-Issue (Fall 2011) Note: Before we launched Kolaj Magazine, we released a “pre-issue” in which we asked our contributors two questions: Why collage? and Why now? The answers they gave...

Instant Colour Photographs

I use a Polaroid 360 Land Camera and Fujifilm FP-100c to make a instant colour photographs. AVAILABLE HERE Sometimes these are one-offs made for INSTANT ARTSHOP. Other times they are studies for projects, particularly when I am experimenting with blur. Others are made...

Connection: the Art of Coming Together

EXHIBITION Connection: the Art of Coming Together Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery June 5-October 6, 2017 Curated by Ric Kasini Kadour The exhibition, “Connection: the Art of Coming Together”, presents a survey of contemporary Vermont art organized by artist...