‘The Fashion Show’ @ Peter Fetterman Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani June 22, 2018

Peter Fetterman Gallery’s The Fashion Show opening represents that rare nexus of art and commerce, wherein commercial enterprises lead to transforming the concept of marketing into something – though not always – transcendent. The ideal of art, after all, is to elevate and reverberate a sense of the sacred. Brute mass marketing hardly accomplishes this (though that is not its aim). But on....

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Jordi Alcaraz – ‘Defying Boundaries’ @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

by Joseph A. Hazani June 8, 2018

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents an overwhelming, if not monumental, installment of work by the Catalan artist Jordi Alcaraz in what can simply be described as a paragon of contemporary high art. We can gather from the works that Mr. Alcaraz dances effortlessly in his exploration of our conception of space yet is successful with an emotional verve of placidity, positively tranquilizing the....

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Toby Salkin @ Topanga Canyon Art Studio Tour 2018

by Joseph A. Hazani June 7, 2018

Amidst a glorious Saturday Afternoon in the 2018 Topanga Canyon Studio Tour, Toby Salkin proudly reflected the sunshine and cheerfulness of Southern California living with her art. Aside from the staunchly confident use of color – and a noticeably effortless use of oranges and reds – there is the playfulness with her use of lines to create an unmistakable post-impressionistic expressionism.....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....