A very nice timelapse video of Crystal Wagner’s “Urban Kudzu” now on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Stay tuned for Crystal’s solo show at Spoke Art coming in early 2014! http://youtu.be/J1oQFkVHdto
Harry Potter Minimalist Posters → Books
Juxtapositions of Derek Paul Boyle
The work of artist Derek Paul Boyle can often seem humorous. Everyday objects are presented in simple juxtapositions that can be pleasantly surprising. His work begins with suppositions, trusted concepts, and expectations and ‘plays’ with them. Boyle depicts the familiar from a different conceptual angle to make his subject matter new. He says:
“I am interested in the power of contradiction, objects as events, and incompatible states of the self – what was once bound is made free, the known made unknown. In a wavering step between angst and serenity, fear and pleasure, I want to give form to anxiety, a shape to tension.”
Head to Toe Covered in Ladybugs: Fulop Gabor, 2010Artist Gabor Fulop doesn’t work in bronze or marble. Instead, the sculptor creates ladybugs — 20,000 of them — and hand paints them before applying them to a human form. His 2010 mixed media piece entitled simply “Ladybug” can be uncomfortable to look at it, as the viewer is forced to imagine what it would be like to have 20,000 of the charming creatures crawling on their own bodies. There’s a slight disorientation, as the posture of the figure belies a calm, even spiritual essence — a feeling that is quickly then done away with when a closer inspection reveals the insects.
"The focus of my interest is on living organisms, their relationships with each other and their environment," Fulop told The Huffington Post in an e-mail. “Eastern philosophy and pantheism give the basis of my approach.”
Fulop said “Ladybug” “resembles a goddess of nature, a fusion of both human and animal organisms, that is both a unique being and a mass of creatures that took a human form.”
Installing at the (Un)Fair Exhibition NYC for Scope. Was asked last minute to join, so I only have a small piece to exhibit. Opens this Tuesday for VIP, then Wednesday- Monday to the public.
500 52nd street (entrance on 52nd street on SW corner of 10th ave and 52nd street). 11am- 8pm March 5th- 9th
Come check it out!!!!!!!!! Ben and Jerry’s and ArtSlant are our two main sponsors. Sweet treat + good art = bliss
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