I DO, I DO
New York Mag

2017-08-05T02:01:01+00:00

BRIDES IN THE 1800S USED THESE WEDDING CARDS LIKE INSTAGRAM Chloe Fein Before viral weddings and custom Instagram wedding hashtags, newlyweds in the 1800s used cabinet cards to share their wedding portraits. Each photograph was mounted on a 6-by-4.5-inch card, which was often signed by the photographer in elegant cursive. Known as “cabinet [...]

I DO, I DO
TIME LIGHTBOX

2017-07-01T20:55:42+00:00

The Bizarre Ritual of the 19th Century Wedding Photo ALEXANDRA GENOVA June 23, 2017 Love had little to do with marriage in 19th century America. It was a formal contract, often economical, and romance was generally an incidental perk. After photography grew in popularity, the stiff ceremony of the event could be memorialized [...]

HIROYUKI DOI
HYPERALLERGIC

2017-06-29T21:34:17+00:00

In Hiroyuki Doi's Tiny Circles, Expanding Miniature Universes Edward M. Gómez May 13, 2017 Doi has written that “using circles to produce images” provided him with “relief from the sadness and grief” he felt following his brother’s death. Since that time, his circle motif has alluded to such themes as “the transmigration of [...]

ROSIE CAMANGA
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL

2017-03-18T04:24:51+00:00

Rosie Camanga 9 Mar - 6 May 2017 at Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York, United States Rosie Camanga. Courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery 13 MAR 2017 Tino (“Rosie”) Camanga (1910-?) moved to Honolulu from his native Philippines sometime prior to World War II. He worked for a time as a photographer, [...]

FRANK MARESCA
ARTSPACE

2017-02-09T06:00:11+00:00

Frank Maresca on Collecting Outsider Art by Nessia Pope December 17, 2012 Frank Maresca, co-founder of Ricco/Maresca Gallery In the late 1940s the French artist Jean Dubuffet identified a historically overlooked category of art—visual works created by nonprofessional, untrained artists who live outside the realm of normative culture—and termed it "art [...]

LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS
ART IN AMERICA

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Laura Craig McNellis at Ricco Maresca through July 15 529 West 20th Street It has been thirty years since Ricco Maresca first exhibited the work of Nashville-based artist Laura Craig McNellis. A new exhibition titled “Structures” gathers twenty tempera paintings on newsprint. A yellow sun with spiky rays and circular clouds appear [...]

Self-Taught Artists
The New York Times

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

The House of Artists at the Art Brut Center Gugging near Vienna. Museum. Museum Gugging Celebrating Self-Taught Artists at a Center in Austria by Edward M. Gomez June 29, 2016 - MARIA GUGGING, Austria — By choice or by chance, the visionary autodidacts whose works fall into the related categories of [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Time Out New York

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Laura Craig McNellis, "Structures" June 14, 2016 Autistic and Understood only by immediate family members, Laura Craig McNellis, born in 1957, has been painting since childhood as a way of documenting and communicating her life in Nashville. Applying tempera and market to blank newsprint given to her by her late father, [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Forbes

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

STRUCTURES: Laura Craig McNellis RICCO/MARESCA Gallery 529 W 20th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY Opening Reception: 6 to 8 pm Laura Craig McNellis was born in Nashville in 1957 as the youngest of four daughters. She was mostly mute, and she learned how to express herself through her talent for painting [...]

Expiration Date:
The Paris Review

2016-12-29T19:52:13+00:00

Memento Mori by Dan Piepenbring March 10, 2016 - Trawling through eBay recently, I came across a folder of sample funeral cards from the early twentieth century. As near as I can tell, salesmen would roam from funeral home to funeral home peddling these to undertakers, who would in turn [...]