Archives for posts tagged ‘representation’

Sylvia Pilmack Mangold

Sylvia Pilmack Mangold From top to bottom: Untitled (View of Schunnemunk Mountain) (1980), The Maple Tree (1992-93), Trees at Pond (1983), The Maple Tres (Summer) (2006) “Sylvia Plimack Mangold is the sort of admirable artist who discusses cobalt violet oil paint as if it were as tasty as crème fraîche. This is only partly a matter of visual delectation. She has been […]

Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff Work from her oeuvre. “…Erin Shirreff … among them—are addressing (or redressing) the issues attendant on becoming familiar with an artwork through its photo- graphic reproduction.6 Most of them have a studio-based practice that involves more than one medium—some are not even primarily photographers—but thinking about photography is central to what they do. […]

Cynthia Daignault

Cynthia Daignault Work from her oeuvre. “…Daignault’s paintings, or visual tautologies, are rendered in a not-quite photo-realistic manner – akin to that of, say, Vija Celmins or Luc Tuymans. They include depictions of analogue and digital projection equipment (e.g. slide projectors, overhead projectors, video projectors, etc.) that are paired with painted representations of their projected […]

Ryan Boatright

Ryan Boatright Work from Color Space. “Traditionally, a color space refers to a 3-dimensional graphic representation of all the possible colors that can be captured or reproduced by a specific camera, monitor, or printer. When a computer understands the color space of these different devices, it can help calibrate and synchronize color reproduction across them. Normally, meaningless […]

Peter Happel-Christian

Peter Happel-Christian Work from Ground Truth. “In the context of meteorology, ground truth is information gained by a meteorologist about an extreme weather event from an eyewitness in close proximity to the actual event. The meteorologist learns the ground truth while viewing radar generated graphics of the event on a computer screen. The eyewitness account […]

Travis Shaffer

Travis Shaffer Work from the ongoing series Keyword : Community. In order (top to bottom): Art Gallery:Manhattan, Church:Kentucky, Pub:United Kingdom, and Walmart:United States. “My work addresses the inter-connectivity of contemporary life through the discourse of visual culture. In my practice I re-contextualize visual and textual information gathered from sources both real and virtual. Using craft […]

Miranda Lichtenstein

Miranda Lichtenstein Work from her oeuvre. “Searching, misrepresentation, failure, and our troubled relationship to the natural world are components of my work. For this reason, living at Monet’s garden on a residency in Giverny a number of years ago had a tremendous impact on me. Recognizing the garden as a giant tableaux staged by a […]

Vik Muniz

Vik Muniz Work from his oeuvre. Lecture on TED Talks. “Here’s the art history quiz for the day: What connects Leonardo da Vinci to Bosco chocolate syrup? Answer: Vik Muniz, an artist who specializes in unlikely means of not quite fooling the eye and calls the results ”photographic delusions.” Mr. Muniz has copied Leonardo’s ”Last […]

Nicholas Gottlund

Nicholas Gottlund Work from Plain and Fancy and Day Book. “Plain and Fancy plays with the concept of animism to present objects (oak leaves, a rug, tools, antlers, a cut branch from a spice bush) which may seem to have an inherent spirit or almost palpable sense of history. The photographs are shot with a […]

Stefan Heyne

Stefan Heyne Work from The Noise. Heyne’s work falls into the tradition of out-of-focus German photography that stands in sharp contrast to work from the Dusseldorf school. Heyne’s photographs lack a point of focus, or if I were to assume his intentions, serve to challenge sharpness as the default state of focus. In many ways, […]