tagged: glass

Horizon Paintings

Over the past twenty years, this multimedia Swiss artist has been exploring the figure of the contemporary artist and his relation to the world, but also the relation between the viewer and the artwork, whether the work induces a contemplation, reverie, or meditation. Constantly moving between the private and the public domain, this opus by Ugo Rondinone reveals the artist’s oscillation between his intimately personal work and the moment when his practice is offered to the appreciation of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/20/11

Convergence and Distraction

by James Patrick Benn
Last week, I experienced one of those The Stuff of Life days.  I spent the morning with a friend at the hospital.  The doctors said it was cancer.  Comme ça.  Le cancer.  Same word in English.  Cancer.  And then we exited the hospital and the crisp cold ice blue air hit us.  Cancer.  A friend would say, Life is in session.  Ring the bell, I say.  I wanted out.  But some days are not saved by the bell nor have an escape hatch.  It was Gallery Night for the Fiac week, and I had a vernissage to... [more]
Posted by James Patrick Benn on 10/30/11

Stefan Annerel at Kusseneers Gallery

If we generally tend to regard seeing as a way of knowing, of gathering knowledge about the world around us, then we also usually consider staring as its exact opposite: a way of not seeing and therefore not knowing, a way of closing our eyes whilst leaving them open. In his Confluence and Consequence series (Kusseneers Gallery, 08.09.2011-16.10.2011), Stefan Annerel (b. 1970) explores the possibility of reversing this logic. Here, staring becomes an alternative to seeing: a nexus of visual... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 9/17/11

Bharti Kher

by Robert J. Hughes
Bharti Kher's works evoke the eerie resonance of objects, how they figure in the aftermaths of our daily lives, the space between seeing and remembering, the chasm between what we do and what we leave behind. "Leave your smell," a new show of her works at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, through June 18, calls to mind a phrase from Elizabeth Bishop's short poem, To Be Written on the Mirror in Whitewash: "I live only here, between your eyes and you, But I live in your world." Kher looks at the... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 5/30/11

Yudi Noor

            Yudi Noor will be showing nine assemblage figures, a series of twelve collages as well as numerous sculptures and objects dealing with myths of creation by the great world religions and experimentations on proportion.An antique Buddhist medicine bowl, hologram tape, molded stainless steel, and embroidered linen form the elements in Noor's new compositions. Always in quest for the divine proportion, Noor combines ornaments, colors and objets trouvés with calligraphic... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/17/11

Ruth Claxton

        Ruth Claxton creates dynamic sculptural environments that employ a diverse range of tactics to investigate the theme of altered perceptions. Claxton constructs elaborate structures from metal hoops, mirrors and colored glass disks that simultaneously serve to frame the viewer’s interaction with the exhibition space and highlight the figurines nestled within them. The multiple reflective surfaces engender an instability that is at odds with the sturdy metal structures ... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/13/11

Fragile Domains

by E-Slant Team
At LewAllen Contemporary six glass artists: The technical and artistic inventiveness of today's studio glass. Lucy Lyon Morning Library Cast Glass & Aluminum 20.25 in x 17 in x 15.75 in [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/21/09