Artists on Coping: Barak Chamo

During the coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.


Sunset, 2019, light painting

Barak Chamo’s work explores the limits of perception, what is seen and unseen by the human system, and how its vulnerabilities are laid bare by interaction with technology in an accelerating feedback loop. His research-based practice employs light, video and kinetic sculptures to create intimate subjective spaces that recognize these limits inspire a shift in perspective.

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Artists on Coping: Carole d’Inverno

During the coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.


Carole d’Inverno. Then and Now, 2019, vinyl paint on paper, 42 x 96 In. Photo by artist.

Carole d’Inverno is a Brooklyn based artist whose abstract paintings and drawings are drawn from research on significant locations, and events in American history. Recent solo shows include the Massillon Museum, OH, the Maitland Art and History Museums, FL, SUNY Rochester New York, and WCU Art Center, NC. Her work is in the public collections of Microsoft, Maitland Art and History Museum, FL, Massillon Museum, OH, Group Health, WA, Swedish Hospital, WA, and Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

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Artists on Coping: Vito Desalvo

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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Simple Pyscho- Vito Desalvo

Can we ever really know another person?  I ask myself that frequently  when thinking of the great Vito Desalvo. Though I have known Vito for nearly 60 years, he is still an enigma to me. A huge fan of his work, I tentatively  approached Desalvo about this interview. He demanded a carton of cigarettes in return for sharing his thoughts. I then turned to his friend and colleague Stan Klein who graciously agreed to approach the inscrutable Desalvo on my behalf. The following is the result.

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Artists on Coping: Rodney Dickson

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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Born in 1956 in Northern Ireland, Rodney Dickson grew up during the troubled years of civil disorder that engulfed that country. Having drawn and painted since childhood, he reacted to his early experience by considering the futility and hypocrisy of war through art. As time went by, he developed an interest in Vietnam and Cambodia where he researched and completed a number of art projects since 1992. There he witnessed the aftermath of conflict in its indiscriminately brutal form and it is from that point that his work proceeds.

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Artists on Coping: Alexandra (Alexi) Rutsch Brock

During the coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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Photo credit – Patricia Fabricant

Alexandra Rutsch Brock has exhibited in solo and group shows most recently at The Keck School at USC, CA, The Painting Center, NY, Village West Gallery, NJ and Misericordia University, PA. Her work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine SV Vol44. Her recent co-curations include “HyperAccumulators” with Elizabeth Saperstein at Pelham Art Center, NY and “Among Friends” project with artists Patricia Fabricant and Beth Dary at the Clemente Center, NYC. She has been teaching art at New Rochelle High School since 1991, where she started the Visiting Artists Program with Scott Seaboldt, most recently hosting Susan Luss.

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Artists on Coping: Helen O’Leary

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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Photo by Eva O’ Leary, Fader Magazine 

Helen O’Leary is an Irish-born artist best known for constructions that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, object and image. She trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC, The MAC, Belfast, NI and SFMOMA, San Francisco, and been recognized by the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize, the Pollock-Krasner and Joan Mitchell foundations.

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Artists on Coping: Mary Mattingly

During the coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.


Swale, Concrete Plant Park 2018, Photo: Subhram Reddy

Mary Mattingly works with photography and sculpture. She is currently artist in residence at the Brooklyn Public Library. In 2016, she founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge to circumvent New York City’s public land laws, and in 2018 dismantled a military vehicle and deconstructed its mineral supply chain with BRIC Arts.  Her work has been exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Storm King, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. It has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, NPR, Art21, and included in books such as MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art, and Henry Sayre’s A World of Art.

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Artists on Coping: Jeffrey Morabito

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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L.A., 2019

Born in Bronxville, half Hong Kong-ese and half Italian, Jeffrey Morabito spent his early years traveling between New York and Hong Kong. Much of Morabito’s work is playing with the legibility of objects in painting. Recognizable figures are put in unrecognizable picture planes, or sometimes the reverse. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2019, he had a retrospective of his work entitled Glossolalia curated by Karen Wilkin at 1 GAP gallery. Morabito’s work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Hyperallergic, White Hot Magazine, Art Spiel, Youngspace, Deliciousline and China Daily. A recipient of the Art Cake Studio Program, he currently works in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Artists on Coping: JoAnne McFarland

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Art Spiel is reaching out to artists to learn how they are coping.

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Selfie With Swiss Chard, 2020

JoAnne McFarland is an artist, poet, curator, and independent publisher. She is the Artistic Director of Artpoetica Project Space in Gowanus that exhibits work exploring the intersection of visual art and literature. She is the former Exhibitions Director of A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally for over 30 years, and is the author of ten poetry books, chapbooks, and libretti. Her most recent curatorial project, co-curated with Sasha Chavchavadze, is SALLY, a multi-venue, muti-year exhibition that showcases lost histories of women artists and philosophers, and contemporary artists whose work exemplifies passionate inquiry.

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