Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Edward Kienholz

Edward Kienholz was an American installation artist and sculptor whose work was highly critical of aspects of modern life. From 1972 onwards, he assembled much of his artwork in close collaboration with his artistic partner and wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz. Throughout much of their career, the work of the Kienholzes was more appreciated in Europe than in their native United States, though American museums have featured their art more prominently since the 1990s.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dawn Clements New Work with sculptures by Marc Leuthold

This is a great video from James Kalm, looking at a fastastic exhibition.... Dawn Clements New Work with sculptures by Marc Leuthold at PIEROGI.

Dawn Clements draws directly from objects or images; she never invents elements to complete a picture. Her dedication to working from images—in this drawing she uses parts of My Reputation paused on screen—often results in gaps or omissions and a flattening of space and time. The result is an image that appears seamless but is in fact uncannily distorted—a constructed portrait of a space, both physical and psychological.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Martin Parr

I always get a kick out of Martin Parr's photography....Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take a critical look at aspects of modern life, in particular provincial and suburban life in England.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Luc Tuymans wall mural

Inspired by the soaring, light-filled, vaulted ceiling of the MCA's atrium, In this video Belgian artist Luc Tuymans creates his first wall mural in the United States. Painted in just 24 hours (November 7-8, 2010), the black-and-white triptych is based on photographs of sculptures in Florence's Santa Croce Basilica.

Born in Mortsel, Belgium, in 1958, Tuymans is one of today's most widely admired painters, a continuation of the great tradition of Northern European painting and an enduring influence on younger and emerging artists. As a European child of the 1950s, his relationship to painting is inevitably structured by television, cinema and by the lingering effects of World War II; more recent historical preoccupations have included the dramatic turn of world events post-9/11. Tuymans combines a muted palette with deteriorated surface effect and a singular use of cropping, close-up and sequencing--perfect devices with which to undertake his investigation of the pathological, the banal and the conspiratorial.