Archives for posts tagged ‘art history’

Francesca DiMattio

Francesca DiMattio Work from her oeuvre. “DiMattio’s paintings have often made reference to feminine craft techniques such as sewing, weaving or quilt making. In an attempt to shift the assumption that these crafts are most often delicate or small-scale domestic creations, she scales them up and uses a rougher, more masculine hand. Keeping with an […]

Tobias Madison

Tobias Madison Works from “Hydrate+Perform“. “Tobias Madison’s first US solo show is a newly commissioned project in two parts. Hydrate + Perform consists of many large acrylic tanks, each filled with a different flavor of Vitamin Water. The stunning blocks of pastel color create a counter rhythm to the columns that support the gallery space […]

Kerstin Brätsch

Kerstin Brätsch Work from her oeuvre. “Obfuscating the divisions between traditional media, Brätsch’s installations feature large oil paintings and three-dimensional units, such as magazine and poster racks. The posters and zines both advertise and remix corresponding paintings. This strategy extends to the collective Das Institut, the performance group It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You, and […]

Oliver Laric and Raffael Dörig

Oliver Laric and Raffael Dörig Work from Kopienkritik at Skulpturhalle Basel. “Kopienkritik, German artist Oliver Laric’s summer solo project at the Skulpturhalle Basel, waxes upon the politics of the reproduction of images while drawing upon the Swiss museum’s collection of plaster cast copies of sculptures from classical antiquity. Laric collaborated with the museum’s staff to […]

AIDS-3D

AIDS-3D Work from their oeuvre. “…Complicating their position, Keller and Kosmas state, “Acting as both patron and proprietor of an all-you-can eat-buffet, Aids-3D dynamically hedges its positions — deciding, juxtaposing and networking to effectively manage their risk while providing unique works which attempt to satisfy market criteria.” I understand this, roughly, to mean, “As a […]

Adam Cruces

Adam Cruces Work from (Un)finished. “This series of images is based on paintings that were left unfinished by artists throughout history. The paintings have been ‘finished’ by Adobe Photoshop CS5′s Content-Aware Fill feature.” – Adam Cruces

Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg Work from AfterSherrieLevine.com. “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 AfterWalkerEvans.com and AfterSherrieLevine.com 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, […]