December 12, 2011
December 5, 2011
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
Wall (1990 - 1991)
beeswax and wood
Rice House (1990)
white marble and rice
beeswax and wooden construction
The Five Mountains Not to Climb On (1984)
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.
Themes of contemorary Art
November 28, 2011
"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
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
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
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."