“Piers” by Photographer Jo Metson Scott

A selection of images from “Piers” by London-based photographer Jo Metson Scott. Started back in 2019, the series documents British piers and their changing role within the social landscape of Britain. “They were once the highlight and glory of the British seaside holiday but are now much more complicated spaces,” she explains. “Many piers have physically stood the test of time but financially they are struggling to survive.  Some of the structures of splendour have fallen into disrepair where others have morphed and are thriving.” Traveling from pier to pier, Scott…

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A Tiled Wave Ripples Across Olafur Eliasson’s New Installation in Downtown Chicago

 Art #Chicago #installation #pattern #public art #street art #waves January 19, 2021 Grace Ebert “Atmospheric wave wall” (2021), 30 x 60 feet. All images courtesy of CNL Projects, shared with permission Last week, artist Olafur Eliasson (previously) unveiled a massive, wave-like artwork that mimics the rippled surfaces of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Comprised of 1,963 curved tiles, “Atmospheric wave wall” sits between the two bodies of water at Willis Tower and shifts in appearance based on the sunlight, time of year, and position of the viewer. It’s…

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Duplicate Limbs and Unusual Mashups Revitalize Vintage Ceramic Creatures by Artist Debra Broz

 Art Craft #animals #ceramics #found objects #humor #surreal January 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery Simultaneously adorable and bizarre, Debra Broz’s porcelain creatures breathe new life into antique knick-knacks. The Los Angeles-based artist (previously) carefully gathers discarded figurines that she separates and reassembles into humorous and unusual sculptures: an entire flock of ducklings balances on just two feet, a hooved cat carries its equine baby, and tree branches sprout from a lounging ballerina. Broz’s hybrid animals are included in Salvage, a group exhibition curated by…

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Rael San Fratello’s Pink Teeter-Totters at the U.S.-Mexico Border Win Beazley Design of the Year

 Art Design #border #interactive #Mexico #playgrounds #public art January 19, 2021 Grace Ebert The three neon pink seesaws that slotted through the U.S.-Mexico border were just named the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year. Conceived by Oakland-based artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello (previously), the playful, subversive project was installed in July 2019 between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez and physically connected the two communities despite the 20-foot barrier. The prestigious, annual award comes from London’s Design Museum. Rael and San Fratello spent a decade working on…

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