December 12, 2011


Pop It

How To Pop a Pimple On Your Cheek
-Stand in front of mirror
-lean forward with your upper body for a closer look
-turn your head to present cheek with pimple
examine pimple to see white topping, meaning maturity of pimple
-if ready or not, take your right index finder, place on pimple, check for tenderness
-with both index fingers, apply pressure to perimeter of pimple
-if no pop occurs change angle of index fingers
-brace for satisfaction, apply increased pressure to force out puss
-clean any fluids off of mirror

Bubba Gump Fishin' Boat

Coming into the class in the beginning of the semester, I thought that we would simply be making things out of clay or paper mache. Seeing what the other classes did, I realized that they were really limited to into what they could create. For us, I think that our class had the most creative projects because of how we were to conceptualize and put our own brand on each project. That's what I enjoyed most about this class. Being able to see everyone put their own stamp on each project with their own materials brought out the artist in all of us. I'm pretty pleased on the creations I made during the semester and how I was able to gross everyone out with my pimple.

December 5, 2011

Patricia Piccinini

still life with stem cells, 2002
sillicone, pollyurethane,clothing, human hair variable
game boys advanced, 2002
silicone,polyurethane,clothing,human hair
superevolution, 2000-2001
80x 80 cm
Digital C type Print
Edition of 30
the young family, 2002
silicon,polyurethane, human hair, leather, plywood
cyclepups: Angel, 2005
fiberglass,automative paint, leather and stainless steel

Patricia Piccinini was born in 1965 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is an Australian artist and hyperrealist sculptor. Her art work came to prominence in Australia in the late 1990s. In 2003 she was selected as the artist to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. Patricia Piccinini looks at the current changes in technology in our world such as genetic engineering and virtual reality. She makes artworks about these subjects using the latest media materials and technology. Patricia Piccinini specializes in creating strange super real life forms. Her ongoing interest in with the possibilities of biotechnology can be seen in many of her works where she combines the mechanical, man made and engineered with the natural and organic. She will often make life size sculptures molded from silicone, acrylic and other materials but also works digitally, in the form of film, photography or multimedia installations.

November 30, 2011

Wolfgang Laib

Blütenstaub von Haselnuss (2010)

pine, hazelnut, buttercup and dandelion pollen

Wall (1990 - 1991)
beeswax and wood

Rice House (1990)
white marble and rice

Nowhere-Everywhere (1998)
beeswax and wooden construction

The Five Mountains Not to Climb On (1984)

Hazelnut pollen

Wolfgang Laib was born on 25 March 1950 in Metzingen, Germany. He began to study medicine in 1968 at the University of T�bingen and became a doctor in 1974. Since then he has worked exclusively as an artist. Wolfgang Laib use natural matericals because of his belief in the close connection between naturea nad the sacred.Wolfgang Laib lives and works in Germany. Ritual plays a central role in all of Laib's highly reductive art. He lives in a remote region of Germany's Black Forest, communing with the natural world outside his house as a painter would work in his or her studio. During the spring and summer months he collects pollen, including dandelion, hazelnut, pine, buttercup, and moss varieties, from the fields surrounding his home. Laib's work has been exhibited extensively, beginning in 1982 with his participation in documenta 7, Kassel, Germany; in 1986 his first official solo exhibition was held in the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, France.

Sean Kelly Gallery
Themes of contemorary Art

Sperone Westwater

November 28, 2011

Zoe Leonard

"Fabric Store" from the Dye Transfer Portfolio from Analogue, 1998-2007 - Dye Transfer Print

"TV Repair Shop" from the Dye Transfer Portfolio from Analogue, 1998-2007 - Dye Transfer Print

Little Dress" from the Dye Transfer Portfolio from Analogue, 1998-2007 -- Dye Transfer Print

"MUST SELL ALL" from the Dye Transfer Portfolio from Analogue, 1998-2007 -- Dye Transfer Print

"425" from the Dye Transfer Portfolio from Analogue, 1998-2007 -- Dye Transfer Print

Zoe Leonard is an American artist and photographer based in New York City. Her work contains many subjects of poetry, landscape, human anatomy, sexuality, and death. As a resident of the Lower East Side, Leonard started off taking pictures of the neighborhood recording changes occurring from the economic transformation. Leonard is best known for her series of installations called Strange Fruit, where various fruits were eaten (except for the skin—that was left to dry) and then “repaired” back together with sewing the skin with threads. She also became well known for her 1992 exhibition Documenta IX.

November 24, 2011

Jose Bedia

"Companero de viaje" 2011
(Mixed Media on canvas)

"Isla Esperando" 2006
(Acrylic on Canvas)

"Mujer de Frutos Diversos" 2001
(Acrylic on canvas)

"Untitled (Mi Coballende) 1997
(Oil on Canvas)

"Con el Espirtu en Alto" 2011
(oil on canvas)

Jose Beida is a powerful graphic artist that uses mixed-media drawings, paintings and site specific installations captivate viewers in a glance. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1959 and majority of his artwork resembles his Cuban native and heritage of Hispanic, Native american, African, Afro-Cuban and European. His work has a lot of flow from his internalization of ideas with his different background's view points. He studied at the School of Art of San Alefandro in 1976 and the Superior Institute of Art, in Havana 1981. He then immigrated to Mexico in 1991 and In 1993 he moved to United States where his artwork became popular to us. Above are some of his famous and recent artwork.

Fred Tomaselli

Glassy - 2006
Leaves, Photo Collage, Acrylic and Resin on Wood

Fungi and Flowers - 2002
Leaves, Photo Collage, Acrylic, and Resin on Wood

Untitled (Expulsion) - 2000
Leaves, Pills, Insects, Acrylic, Photo Collage, and Resin on Wood

Ocotillo Nocturne - 1993
Hemp Leaves, Pills, Acrylic, and Resin on Wood

Expecting to Fly - 2002
Photo Collage, Leaves, Acrylic, Gouache, and Resin on Wood

Fred Tomaselli is a mixed media artist, with emphasis in painting, currently residing in one of the hubs of the current art world, New York. Graduating with a B.A. in Painting and Drawing from California State University in 1982. Fred Tomaselli In the aspect of spirituality, Tomaselli’s work most truly illustrates the debate between scientific and divine creation. His work often depicts the divine as agglomerate – including pills, body images or drawings, plants. On the surface, the materials Tomaselli employs project an LSD effect; consistent with hallucinogenic scenes that cloud the actual meaning of his work. Aware of this and the brief amount of time that the audience spends with the work he’s spent months on, Tomaselli reflects on the idea of collectivism in both the meaning of the work and the meaning derived from reality. His work is, as he says in a video by James Cohan Gallery, “a mirror” of pop culture, and of him – as I believe. Tomaselli utilizes his own hobbies of gardening, kayaking, bird-watching, and surfboard crafting to design and create his work. A personalization emphasized in our studio as a promotion towards meaning. His past in the California desert area leaves a reminiscence of theme parks “manufactured reality” and the psychedelic counterculture of the music and drug scene. The meaning in Tomaselli’s work may have been derived from historical and religious ideologies that were debated in his time. Today Fred Tomaselli is represented by the White Cube Gallery in the UK and the James Cohan Gallery in New York; continuing his work with collage, resin, leaves and wood in play with reflections of reality and history.

November 23, 2011

Elayne Goodman

Acrylic paint on wood base and puzzle pieces - 9 x 4 inches.
Handpainted on wood - 6.25 X 8.5 X 12 inches
Acrylic paint and ruler on wooder mirror - 8.5 X 8.5 X 1.75 inches.
Acrylic paint on solid wood shelf

Acrylic paint on wooden shelf - 5.5 X 20 X 6 inches.

"Elayne Goodman is a self-taught Mississippi artist. A mother and home maker, she went back to school as an adult, and graduated from college at age 49. The genesis of her art style comes from her childhood in rural Mississippi. In the depression era, Elayne had limited materials and time for creativity, she learned to waste neither. She has created in her style high in content since she was a teenager, but having never seen any other artwork of this nature, she felt that her pieces would be unacceptable in the art world, until she showed for the first time in 1990. Elayne gives new life to used materials, forcing the viewer to see them in a new context."