Michael Samuels considers himself a painter, only he does not use brushes and paint. The mix media deconstructive work of Samuels uses retro furniture to create these beautifully abstracted structures, often infused with some neon light. I absolutely love them.
: Damian Ortega :
We have featured Damien Ortega’s work in the past (see here), but this actually reminded me a lot of a photographic series called “Manufactured Totems” by Alain Delorme which we also featured in the past.
: Leon Vranken :
Belgian artist Leon Vranken was trained as an architect, and you can clearly see this in his skyscraper-like wood sculptures, made of stacked geometric shapes.
: Sam Moyer :
: Patrik Aarnivaara :
Patrick Aarnivaara‘s Seven Persons Incomplete and Contradictory Perception is a commissioned wood and Plexiglass sculpture based on a movie scene where seven people around a dinner table become witnesses to a murder at the Savoy Hotel. The sculpture can be thought of as a sculptural diagram of the fragmentary impressions of these seven individuals about the event.
: Ingo Gunther :
Ingo Günther makes globes. Beautiful, graphic globes that help people visualize social, political and environmental issues. There were a series of 5 exhibited and they were all sold to the same fella by the time I made my way to them.
: Remy Markowitsch :
I love goats! Even creepy ones.
: Denise Grunstein :
: Asta Groting :
: Gabrielle Basilico :
I just really liked this group of photos by Gabrielle Basilico juxtaposing chairs and the marks they leave on a bare bossom. Easy viewing!
: Hsin Chien Huang :
This piece was right up my alley as well, featuring the iconic face of Warhol and adding a layer of new media. The Taiwanese artist Hsin Chien Huang mobilized the eyes and mouth creating a really dynamic experience.
: Heather Carson :
: Daniel Arsham :
Last Friday I spent a few hours going gallery to gallery at The Armory Show (NYC). As all trade fairs, it is always overwhelming and you have to pick your battles to stay sane and reach your goal. I did all of Pier 94, the contemporary wing. I think the piece that resonated most with me in the show was the one above by Daniel Arsham. The American sculptural artist
has some really amazing installation pieces which we will explore in more detail soon. Below are more highlights from the show.
: Michael Samuels :
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival