The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, May 29, 2015


MASS MoCA Opens Long Time Gone by Brooklyn-based Painter George Cochrane
Working in a collaborative fashion, Cochrane incorporates Fiamma’s ideas, drawings, and writing in the graphic novel, which is in itself a document about the creative process.
NORTH ADAMS, MA.- Brooklyn-based painter George Cochrane will present the original drawings of the first two chapters of Long Time Gone, a 24 chapter graphic novel he is creating with his six-year-old daughter, Fiamma. The core narrative of this autobiographical work is one 24 hour period, with each 24 page chapter depicting one hour in the day.

Working in a collaborative fashion, Cochrane incorporates Fiamma’s ideas, drawings, and writing in the graphic novel, which is in itself a document about the creative process. The narrative arc of the work begins at 4:44 AM in the rain with a recycling truck stopped outside the artist’s apartment building in Brooklyn, when Fiamma has a nightmare. The story follows the artist to his studio and throughout the rest of the day and ends with his dreams that night. Throughout this simple story Cochrane weaves multiple references from a host of literary, musical and visual sources. The first include Joyce’s Ulysses (an epic told over the course of a day) and Homer’s Odyssey (told in twenty-four chapters.) Additional narrative and textural threads emerge through language taken from William Shakespeare, The Bible, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Dante’s Inferno, William Blake’s poems and visual art, T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan’s lyrics, jazz compositions and recordings, as well as comics (including graphic novels, daily strips, and Sunday pages.)

The visual presentations connect the history of the comic (the first chapters modeling aspects of the earliest masterpieces of the medium) with the history of art, text, and music. The course of the twenty-four chapters roughly mirrors developments in the medium over the past century. Examples of early comics cited include Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland (in turn the model for Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen) George Harriman’s Krazy Kat, and Frank King’s epic Gasoline Alley. Wordless woodcut books from the 1920s by Lynd Ward are also referenced.

The exhibition articulates the power of the graphic novel as both a work of art and a document of material culture, while investigating new modes of storytelling in print in the midst of the electronic age.

MASS MoCA | George Cochrane | William Shakespeare | The Bible | Geoffrey Chaucer | John Milton | T.S. Eliot | Bob Dylan |




Today's News

May 24, 2009

435 Works of Art Comprise "Teotihuacan: City of Gods" Exhibition Opening This Week

MASS MoCA Opens Long Time Gone by Brooklyn-based Painter George Cochrane

MOCA Announces Balanced Budget for FY09 and Additional Restructuring to Achieve Balanced Budget

Columbia Museum of Art to Unveil Freshly Designed Galleries and Newly Published Catalogue

31st Annual Betty Bowen Award Call for Artist Entries

17th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Nets $1.3 Million

California African American Museum Erases Distinction Between Fine Arts and Crafts

Museum to Present a Major Collection of American and European Modernism

Exhibition of Influential Irish Artist Willie Doherty To Debut at The Dallas Museum of Art

Do You Want to Go to the Museum? - Come in Right Now!

Public Sculpture, "Aspiration", by Artist Bob Dombrowski, Installed in Trenton, Georgia

12th Annual "Community Creations" Exhibition Features Work by Young People

John Jones Project Space Brings Together Works on Paper from Three Renowned London Based Art Collections

A Bold New Vision of Design to be Unveiled at the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of John and Yoko's Bed-in

Cantor Arts Center Announces Exhibition that Presents Art of Stanford Studio Faculty

UBS Art Gallery Celebrates 120th Anniversary of the National Association of Women Artists with Exhibition

Katonah Art Center to Hold 12th Annual Student Exhibit

Unsurpassed Creativity & Stunning Artistry Anticipated at Academy of Art University 2009 Annual Spring Show

Phillips de Pury & Company New York Design Sale to Offer Highly Select Works

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Sotheby's to sell one of Vilhelm Hammershøi's most beguiling interiors: 'Interior, Strandgade 30'

2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

Related Stories



MASS MoCA to Present Site-Specific Sculpture by Artist Federico Díaz

Leonard Nimoy Presents New Series of Photographs at MASS MoCA

Leonard Nimoy Presents New Series of Photographs at MASS MoCA

Major Survey Exhibition of Works by Guy Ben-Ner Opens at MASS MoCA



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site