Archives for posts tagged ‘commerce’

Ryan Perez

Ryan Perez Work from Three Sisters. “In the series Three Sisters, Perez has titled each work after a ship on Columbus’ maiden voyage to the Americas. The studio constructions in these three photos are comprised of floral-patterned fabrics, reflective foils, plastics — reworkings of inexpensive, mass-produced goods that likely made their own voyage to the […]

Virginia Poundstone

Virginia Poundstone Work from her oeuvre. Poundstone also has an exhibition opening Friday @ Kansas. While the text below is not related to the show, based on what little I have seen of her upcoming show, some content can be traced back to the work discussed below. “… the back gallery, the American artist’s installation […]

Wyatt Niehaus

Wyatt Niehaus Work from his oeuvre. “Wyatt Niehaus’ Future Solutions is a bleak pastiche of corporate signifiers: eco-friendly pantones, quixotic windmills, industrial sterility, Plexiglas smoothness. Overexposed and homogenous, Niehaus’ visuals flaunt their artifice, as well as the contemporary phenomenon of “green-washing”—a branding gambit that flirts with sustainability but makes no promises. This form of corporate […]

Roman Liška

Roman Liška Work from his oeuvre (including work from Liška’s upcoming exhibition, Nu Balance,  at Rod Barton). “Roman Liška’s most recent body of work incorporates excerpts from the Financial Times Weekend Magazine’s “Life & Arts” section, from which it draws headlines including “Wealth Creations”, “Chalet Girls” and “Risqué Business”, as well as passages from “How To Spend It” […]

New Media Lecture Series – Nicholas O’Brien

“Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer whose research primarily revoles around the exploration of digital self, language, and the relevance of landscape studies within network culture. His multi-disciplined practice encompasses experimental interviews, performance based blogs, 3D animation, writing editorial columns on contemporary art, and micro-lectures on popular cultural phenomenon that borrow from traditional cinematic and literary […]

Lara Almarcegui

Lara Almarcegui Work from her exhibition at Secession. “In her projects, the Spanish-born artist Lara Almarcegui, who lives in Rotterdam, examines processes of urban transformation brought on by political, social, and economic change. Since the mid-1990s, she has studied urban features that are not usually the focus of attention: wastelands, construction materials, invisible elements. In […]

New Media Lecture Series – Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan is an artist-curator who works in and outside of traditional exhibition spaces. Her work explores institutional critique and feminist perspectives in video and web-based media. Chan is a recipient of the Mississauga Art Awards for Emerging Visual Talent in 2008. She has exhibited her work at Transmediale 2012, GLI.TC/H Festival, Portland Art Museum, […]

Ryan Mandell

Ryan Mandell Work from Social Velocity @ Redux Contemporary. “The psychological state of a society, its tendencies, hopes, and fears, are illuminated by the structures it chooses to create, and the ways in which those structures are used. Architecture is initially born from, and dictated by human need and desire. However, once a structure is […]

Absis Minas

Absis Minas Work from Free Money. “Communication is an outmoded form of communication. Lack of ambiguity and totality of statement can be achieved only through action: kissing, hugging, cumming, beating, maiming, bombing, killing. Or it can be achieved by making everything the same – a compression of all words into the holy syllable “blah,” and […]

Marysia llewandowska and Neil Cummings

Marysia llewandowska and Neil Cummings Work from Museum Futures. “It explores a possible genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, and academies in the world dominated by a shrinking public sphere.” – Marysia llewandowska via i heart photograph.