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John Chamberlain

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Into The Fold   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Tauba Auerbach, davide balula, Alain Biltereyst, Tom Burr, César, John Chamberlain, William Daniels, Simon Hantai, Sheila Hicks, Olaf Holzapfel, Sol LeWitt, Piero Manzoni, Steven Parrino, Jack Pierson, Diogo Pimentão, Charlotte Posenenske, Robert Rauschenberg, Blake Rayne, Anselm Reyle, Dorothea Rockburne, Rudolf Stingel, Tatiana Trouvé, Daniel Turner, Rachel Whiteread at Gagosian - Paris February 28th, 2014 - April 19th, 2014
Posted 3/12/14
I don’t know if anyone else has seen the YouTube animation that explains the ten dimensions of the physical world, as predicted by the theoretical framework of M- or String theory. It’s quite confusing. However, one of the ideas it introduces is that at certain points the shift from one dimension to the next is achieved by folding that dimension through into the next (in similar fashion to how one would fold a piece of paper into a Mobius strip). This is the process that allows a bei... [more]
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Meditation in Motion   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Chamberlain at Galerie Karsten Greve July 12th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Posted 8/3/12
A sculptor is interested in forms in space, in light on forms, in gravity and presence. The sculptor John Chamberlain (who died last year) explored those ideas in his vibrant and glowing photographs too. Using a Widelux camera, which is able to capture a wide angle without distortion, Chamberlain recorded images in a cinematic way – capturing motion, but blurring them into abstracts that seem like swaths of color smeared on a canvas by Gerhard Richter: reality as a remembered rush of light and move... [more]
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Heavy Metal with a Light Touch   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Chamberlain at Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 W. 21st Street March 1st, 2011 - April 9th, 2011
Posted 3/20/11
A survey of John Chamberlain's crumpled bouquets of steel from 1962 through 1990 is at the Paula Cooper Gallery.  They’re cool, chrome-plated, and bear a striking resemblance to the vehicular shape-shifting Transformers in mid-metamorphosis. It's not an inappropriate comparison. After all, Chamberlain is known for using old automobiles and their dismembered parts to create sculptures with painterly surfaces. Some parts are marbleized and maintain a dripping, liquid texture. These are attached to other... [more]
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