The Kymara Gallery News: "The Anté Art Show"
The Anté Art movement keeps growing and so does the Kymara Gallery and its associated projects.
Anté Art is a new artistic movement, encompassing visual art, music and performance, rooted in the early days of the Underground and the early Avant Garde. Taking dadaism as an example, the twenty first century Anté Artists have revolted against traditional art and Western Society to create new forms of artistic expression and a new associated lifestyle and culture. This rapidly growing trend has been influenced by The Black Mountain College and such figures as John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Anté Art is based on the artist's own ideas and techniques. They do not work within the confines of academia or in fear of art critics. Art is created for Art's sake and is brought to its basic and purest form. There are no constraints such as religion or sexual orientation. The term Anté Art was created by Billy Name, Kymara Lonergan and Milo Rock, who identified the initial group of Anté Artists, each of whom exemplified this new trend through their work. This group was introduced during the historic photo shoot by Billy Name and Anton Perich at The Chelsea Hotel, in March of 2010, and was comprised of sculptor Fernando Carpaneda, bassist Milo Rock, punk rock legend and artist Jayne County, film maker, actress and singer Ruby Lynn Reyner, drummer and artist Prairie Prince, photographer Anton Perich and photo and installation artist Kymara Lonergan and photographer Ian Couch. Since then the movement has increased in popularity, as more artists have been drawn to the concept. Billy Name and some other original members have moved on to other projects, but the movement continues to grow and flourish with support from the surrealist community lead by Milo Rock, Fernando Carpaneda and Kymara Lonergan. A museum of Anté Art is being planned.
Gretchen Berg is a respected and accomplished photo journalist who in 1966 at the age of 23 interviewed and photographed Andy Warhol at the legendary Silver Factory.
The article she produced for the underground publication, "East Village Other" is considered to be the best interview ever given by Warhol, due to Berg's instinctive ability to capture her subjects in both words and photographs. When asked if he would be willing to be interviewed Warhol responded, "Alright, but I never say anything" Armed with her Nikon F2, (which she nicknamed "Takashi") and her father's Norelco reel to reel tape recorder, she embarked on a journey that would capture an important period of Pop Culture. She states, "I arrived at the old Hat Factory on an elevator that had no top, to the fourth floor. The door opened and there I was" Berg's sensitivity and insight capture the mood of the moment. She portrays a rarely seen perspective of The Silver Factory and some of the personalities involved. (Photo: Andy Warhol and Lou Reed at The Silver Factory 1966 by Gretchen Berg). Read more here:
Internationally acclaimed artist Scott Holloway has announced that he is accepting portrait commissions.
Scott's unique artistic style would make a fantastic addition to any collection. Immortalize yourself or someone you love. Contact the galley for details. Scott Holloway is New England’s premier classical portrait artist. Specializing in realist painting techniques dating back to the Renaissance, Holloway has painted everyone from university presidents to American historical figures. His work hangs in many of the finest collections in the northeast and elsewhere. Holloway’s focus has always been the depiction of human anatomy, in whole and in dissected form. “Years ago, artists would learn anatomy by looking directly at a dissected human body,” says Holloway. “Today, artists have the benefit of using anatomy books with color photographs. In addition, our modern methods of dissection allow for really precise cuts in showing a cross-section of any part of a human body. This really gives artists a different way of looking at anatomy.” Holloway exploits this view in a unique series of works reminiscent of his Catholic upbringing. More info here.