Archives for posts tagged ‘nature’

Rick Silva

Rick Silva Work from The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future with a short story by Claire L. Evans In an old growth forest along the Oregon coast, an ornithologist is hiking across a loamy bed of pine needles. She is three weeks into a census, cataloguing birds in the deep woods. […]

Delaney Allen

Delaney Allen Work from A Personal Nature. “Flickering like lusty visions of dreamscape temptation, the teasing glimpses of Delaney Allen’s hyper-saturated world are tempered by a mercuric foundation in a Darwinian timeline. In A Personal Nature, a frothy wonderland of glitz remains heavy in the mind of the viewer like a drug induced trance, toxic but […]

Zeitguised

Zeitguised Work from Badlands. “Exploring the Arizona desert landscapes, the photographer’s camera becomes the recorder of the original source, while the artist’s digital modeling tool interprets the phenomenology of the geological formations. The resulting world becomes a striking and uncanny walk-in bastardization between the rich reality of the landscape and the reduced analytic model thereof.” […]

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 […]

Leon Dabo

Leon Dabo From top to bottom: The River Seine (c. 1900), The Seashore (c. 1900), Evening on the Hudson (1909), The Hudson in Winter (1910) “Leon Dabo’s own descendants have heard little about him. Dabo, a French-born painter, died in 1960, at 96, after a restless career living in and around New York and in Europe and exhibiting in hundreds of group […]

John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman From Top to Bottom: Arques-la-Bataille (1885), Round Hill Road (ca. 1890-1900), Flowers (ca. 1900), and Along the River, Winter (1889) “Born in Cincinnati, John Henry Twachtman worked as a decorator of window shades, as had his father. At the same time he took night classes at the Ohio Mechanics Institute and then enrolled at the McMicken […]

Nicholas O’Brien

Nicholas O’Brien Work from his oeuvre. Short texts for each project follow – but the projects presented here are three of O’Brien’s interpretations on the function and legacy of the landscape. “Farms at the End of Winter – This short animation is inspired by looking out the window during lengthy bus trips I made between […]

Rick Silva

Rick Silva Work from En Plein Air @ Transfer Gallery. The exhibition closes June 8th. “RICK SILVA’S En Plein Air is an ongoing work — a statement that holds in multiple respects. At face value, this work is a continual series of sketches when assembled and compiled together make for a substantial work. But this […]

Cameron Martin

Cameron Martin Work from his oeuvre. “Of all the genres one might associate with contemporary artistic practice, landscape painting is low on the list, more closely aligned with the nineteenth century than the twenty-first. In this sense, Cameron Martin’s canvases, apparently photorealistic depictions of nature executed in an icy palette of pale grays and whites, […]

Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh Work from Assimilation. “In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to […]