From May 1999 through June 2007 Abstract Art Online functioned as an online art journal devoted to abstract art, with a primary focus on New York City artists and galleries.
The journal was published monthly with the exception of the reviews which were published each week. In total 56 Artist Profiles and Essays were presented with approximately 450 art reviews published.
AbArtOnline comprised 3 major components - Artist Profiles, Art Reviews and Essays. The Artist Profiles singled out an individual’s artist’s work and generally included a studio visit to discuss the work along with accompanying photographs of the artists’ work.
The reviews began as a weekly event but eventually the frequency changed to every 2 weeks. A Noteworthy page was eventually added to feature artists’ work which did not make the full review pages.
Approximately half the essays were written by Joe Walentini. The remainder were culled from Philip Pavia’s late 50s journal ‘It Is’ and reproduced in their entirety online. Some were also taken from the American Abstract Artists journals or from individual contributors.
In 2001 a Conversations series was launched in which Joe Walentini, conducted interviews with artists, gallery owners and critics. The recordings were then transcribed and published on the website.
Click Here for a Directory includes links to legacy samples of an Artist Profile, Art Reviews and the Conversation Series.
In 2007 AbArtOnline was transformed into Galerie Cerulean.
Our first exhibition took place in September that year.