Archives for the ‘art history’ Category

Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg Work from “In 1936 Walker Evans photographed the Burroughs, a family of sharecroppers in Depression era Alabama. In 1979 in Sherrie Levine rephotographed Walker Evans’ photographs from the exhibition catalog “First and Last.” In 2001 Michael Mandiberg scanned these same photographs, and created and to facilitate their dissemination as a […]

Angela Strassheim

Angela Strassheim Work from Evidence. “Angela Strassheim conceptualized her most recent series of images after learning of a violent crime that involved a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she was teaching at the time. Strassheim developed the project utilizing a forensic technique commonly reserved for crime scene investigation, which she […]

Michael Demers

Michael Demers Work from Date Paintings (You Tube). “The conceptual artist On Kawara has produced an ongoing series of “date paintings” (the Today series), which consist entirely of the date on which the painting was executed in simple lettering set against a solid background. If the painting could not be completed on the day it […]

Tim Davis

Tim Davis Work from Permanent Collection (writing from The New Antiquity). “You are standing in a field in Italy, looking at a pile of rocks. They are unremarkable, rutting out the ground like any gentle reminder that we live on something called a “crust.” You’ve seen rocks and these are rocks. But someone else—a friend, […]

Adam Schreiber

Adam Schreiber Work from his oeuvre. “Adam Schreiber draws much of his imagery and inspiration from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a library and museum dedicated to the humanities. There, he has photographed cultural artifacts ranging from the first known photograph taken in 1826 to a variety […]

Lisa Oppenheim

Lisa Oppenheim Work from Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans. “Lisa Oppenheim’s work constitutes an archaeology of visual culture. She brings the hidden, under-appreciated and repressed into view, and in the process reveals an ordering of things that goes beyond our commonplace responses. Her work ranges from damaged negatives from early 20th century news stories, personal […]

Michael Demers

Michael Demers Work from Color Field Paintings (Browser), Date Paintings, and Every Despot I’ve Ever Known. Generate a color field painting here. “Color Field Painting (‘Where,’ after Morris Louis) consists of a series of vertical browser windows that appear consecutively across the screen from left to right. Each browser is set to 800 pixels high, […]

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell Work from his oeuvre. “Mention Jim Campbell in engineering circles and people will assume you’re talking about one of the leading developers of HDTV. Bring up his name in the art world and the cognoscenti will think you’re discussing the new media pioneer whose ultra-low-resolution LED screens reduce loops of video to the […]

Nick van Woert

Nick van Woert Work from his oeuvre. “Van Woert, on the other hand, addresses classical sculpture through his totemic works, which feature busts of Franz Schubert or David and, in the case of “New Order,” Ionic proportions. However, where one might expect classical materials, van Woert favors a kind of Home Depot aesthetic, employing insulation […]

Maurizio Anzeri

Maurizio Anzeri Work from his oeuvre. “Embroidery never seemed as dark and suggestive as in the art of London-based Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri. In his meticulous work, he transforms old discarded family photographs into three-dimensional objects with intense psychological evocations. “The intimate human action of embroidery is a ritual of making and reshaping stories and […]