Archives for posts tagged ‘labor’

Eric Wesley

Eric Wesley Work from “Daily Progress Status Reports” at Bortolami, New York. “An artist who often thematizes various rubrics of success and failure, Wesley’s newest works are large paintings that depict “Daily Progress Status Reports.” Each DPS is a blank form for assigning and evaluating the efficiency of a workday; broken up by the hours […]

Émile Claus

Émile Claus Work from his oeuvre. “At the time of his debut, Emile Claus enjoyed fame chiefly as a portrait painter. The Antwerp and Brussels bourgeoisie almost immediately recognised in him the hand of a master, able to capture reality in charming, romantic-realistic showpieces, genre scenes and official portraits. He mastered the landscape well only […]

Nick Relph

Nick Relph Work from Tomorrow There Is No Recording. “Tomorrow There Is No Recording examines handicraft, materials and ideas of value. Using a four-harness floor loom, Relph has fabricated a series of weaves using materials including polyester, rayon, silk, monofilament, latex and paper. The weaves are presented at Chisenhale as part of a specially conceived […]

Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven Stills from “China Town” “China Town traces copper mining and production from an open pit mine in Nevada to a smelter in China, where the semi-processed ore is sent to be smelted and refined. Considering what it actually means to “be wired” and in turn, to be connected, in today’s global economic system, […]

Cécile Hartmann

Cécile Hartmann Work from her oeuvre. “Life’s main medium is precisely repetition. (Joseph Brodsky) Some things help to dodge the redundancy of time. Looking for exceptions is one way to caress repetition, knowing of death and madness. Finite life is only relieved by the utter monotony of infiniteness, inviting a warmer embrace of life’s incurable […]