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Deceiving the Eye: Kaz Oshriro and Steve Wolfe: Part 1

by Ed Schad
      It is, initially, hard for me to justify why anyone would ever worry about trompe-l'œil anymore. At their best, trompe-l'œil artists might just be labeled masters of special effects, sort of industrial beings focused on making an impressive product without meditating on why you should make such products in the first place (falling short in the equation that “impressive object + meaning > impressive object”). Furthermore, the objects or images that are mimicked, in how they... [more]
Posted by Ed Schad on 12/13/10

Event Score for Hinges

by Marcus Civin
      Inside Las Cienegas Projects in LA, an hour loop of video seems to move around the gallery. The video shows various actors manipulating sculptures, some of which (or close cousins of which) are gracefully spot lit and catching bits of the action. Playing on objects’ surfaces, histories of the objects or histories of similar objects. A dancer teaches a phrase, the student has to pull his recalcitrant leg to get in the teacher’s position. Confidently nudged through the space by... [more]
Posted by Marcus Civin on 6/21/10
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