Sunday, August 23, 2009

Joan Myerson Shrager

The September 2009 Digital Color Artist of the Month is Joan Myerson Shrager. She has been a visual artist for over 30 years, working in acrylics, pastels, charcoal and other conventional media. In the last 10 years she has worked exclusively on the computer creating all of her paintings using complex software and then printing the work on fine art papers.

Shrager has exhibited in more than 75 juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. Her digital work is in the permanent collection of the University of Pennsylvania on exhibit at the Graduate School of Education. She is included in two texts printed by Harcourt Press and Ferguson Publishing illustrating digital art. Most recently her digital prints were shown at GFA, a Los Angeles gallery. She is also featured on many digital art web sites.

New Contemporary Artists and Galleries
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at To see these most recent artists go to
  1. Quan La Ba. Palette knife portraits from Vietnam.
  2. S.K. Rajasekar. Abstract depictions of the space above the earth.
  3. Ramesh Kher. Mixed media abstracts from India.
  4. Samuel Monnier. Algorithmic art, patterns so complex that they could never have been imagined.
  5. Moira Coon. Steampunk jewelry and frippery adornments.
  6. Gabor Kruzsely. Stylized portraits from Hungary.
  7. Adrian Sam. Art Deco nightscapes.
  8. George Transcender. Socially conscious art.
  9. Maja Sipilovic. Figurative drawing.
  10. Mahenda Bhatt. Landscapes from Inida.
  11. Igor Tarantul. Relief, three dimensional engraving and gold casting inlay.
Jean Francois Muller, Kevin Barr, Judy Puckett and Jaff Seijas have added new artwork to their galleries.

Evolution a Tangled Bank
The following artwork is being installed at the 2009 Black Rock Arts Festival, one of the most fascinating and least understood phenomena of our time. For more, use the Burning Man category of the Internet Art Directory.
  1. 2:22 Amethyst Portal. A subsonic non-linear dynamic analog feedback device that produces frequencies in the range of brain waves. It is housed in an indigo colored 17 foot high stellated dodecahedron.
  2. Vishnu's Dream. Vishnu reclines on a bed formed by the thousand-headed serpent Shesha and dreams the world into existence as a lotus flower that blossoms from his navel. The sculpture melds whirling images of the playa scene with live infrared images of visitors in a dark chamber.
  3. Cubatron L5. A 3D LED light sculpture. It consists of 5 cubes, each made up of 1000 lights within an 8x8x8ft open aluminum frame, all on top of a 5ft high steel pipe platform.
  4. Fire Of Fires. Encased in thirty-two vertical feet of clear polycarbonate sheeting, nine gas lamps come alive as a tornado of flame.
  5. Incunabulum. Our rational minds tell us that we are an inconsequential part of a vast, uncaring universe; yet, we know, in another sense, that we are responsible for creating our own universe and that nothing exists outside our own experience.
  6. Luminous Passage. Large flower-shaped light sculptures, ten on each side. The design of each flower-lamp becomes progressively more complex and a more vibrant and visually evolved flower form.
  7. H.E.Ai.D. A collaborative, generative experience that culminates in awakening the sentience of a Human Energized Artificial intelligence Device.
  8. Burninator GRID. A fire art installation consisting of a closely packed grid of large flame towers.
  9. Triassic Heron. A large modular sculpture, part prehistoric bird and part oil derrick. At night its wings move with fire, illuminating the skeletal structure.