Renee Robbins

Under Pressure by Renee Robbins

‘Under Pressure’

Renee Robbins‘ paintings, recently on display at the Union League Club, teem with rainbow colors and psychedelic beauty.  Fantastical yet elemental forms splay across the canvas in a random fashion that recalls a microscopic slide.  Bold, sinuous forms combine in complex ways, their tentacles and ganglia looking radiant and menacing at the same time. More

Ellen’s Oscar selfie in the making

Ellen's Oscar selfie in the making
I take a lot of photographs while watching television, whether it’s the Olympics, the Academy Awards, or the State of the Union.  I took over a hundred pictures while watching the Oscars on Sunday.  This was my best photograph.

I love how Ellen DeGeneres tapped into the zeitgeist of our time, creating a popular photographic image that plays on our collective narcissism, love of celebrities, and near-universal mania for selfies. More