tagged: still-life

Heather Rasmussen Offers a Contemporary Feminine Take on Early Surrealist Tropes

by Sola Agustsson
Heather Rasmussen’s began with her recreating three iconic pieces by surrealists Hans Breder, Rene Magritte, and Ujj Zsuzsi. In these “recitations,” Rasmussen arranged her own body among objects and possessions familiar to these surrealists to create studies in the form of three Polaroids. The “choreography” of these three studies opened up new modes of working for Rasmussen, who is also a dancer. In the process of remaking these artworks, Rasmussen was able to imagine the new series of... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 6/5/17

Victims of a plague, victims of society

by Belinda Seppings
Angelina Jolie, a lapdog, and a bottle of bubbly: three entities whose relationship to one another doesn’t exactly surprise the modern mind. Yet I was not expecting to see the composition of a celebrity event on the back walls of Greta Meert as I peered in through the gallery’s large windows at Sophie Nys’ third solo show at the downtown venue. My suspicions dissipated when I took an invitation card introducing the exhibition. It featured an image of a plague stone, a motif that would... [more]
Posted by Belinda Seppings on 2/15/14

A painted miasma of carnivalesque Americana

by Charlie Schultz
Michael Cline’s current exhibition, , presents a painted miasma of carnivalesque Americana. In six sumptuous oil paintings and a trio of elegant collages, this Florida born artist whips up one bizarre scenario after the next. Each painting is packed like a suitcase busting at the seams with repeating motifs: house plants, 2x4s, eyeballs, ears and fingers, pages torn from comics, clamp lamps, electrical cords, magazine adverts. Incredibly, Cline’s organized all this banal stuff into compositions... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 11/13/13

Francesca DiMattio on Craft and Hybrid

by Emily Weiner
Still life and craft, two themes that have long been bottom-shelved in art history's hierarchy, get a lift from Francesca DiMattio in “Table Setting and Flower Arranging,” her current, swirling show at Salon 94 Bowery. In the downstairs gallery, collaged paintings of semi-abstract domestic interiors span the walls, while outsized ceramic vessels command the room’s center. These two bodies of work—each in their respective materiality—manage to communicate the same sense of a long, convoluted,... [more]
Posted by Emily Weiner on 4/10/12

Landscapes, Still-Lifes, and Aluminum Foil

by E-Slant Team
"At the root of creativity is an impulse to understand, to make sense of random and often unrelated details. For me, photography provides an intersection of time, space, light and emotional stance. One needs to be still enough, observant enough and aware enough to recognize the life of the materials, to be able to 'hear through the eyes.'"                                                     ~ Paul Caponigro For AIPAD 2009 Andrew Smith Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico, presents a... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 4/12/09

Defiantly Worth a Try: Portraits of Soulful Subjects and Secondary Objects

by Charlotte Simmonds
        Olivier Richon’s is a bit like internet dating. At first it’s offsetting; what exactly is happening here, you wonder. Is this modern and progressive, or just weird? Yet for some reason you’re vastly intrigued, mesmerized even. You feel that, if given proper thought, this little bit of bizarre might conceal something quite special. The photographic series on display in the intimate IBID Projects Gallery consists of a series of portraits of an unusual type; his subjects are a... [more]
Posted by Charlotte Simmonds on 2/14/09
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