Paper Show: A Group Exhibition Highlights 14 Artists Exploring the Vast Potential of Paper

 Art #birds #paper #piñatas #portraits #sculpture June 22, 2022 Grace Ebert Julia Ibbini. All images courtesy of Heron Arts, shared with permission One of the most reliable communication materials for centuries, paper historically has served as a vessel, a container for notes or the foundation of an artwork. An upcoming group exhibition at Heron Arts, though, focuses on the humble medium itself and highlights 14 contemporary artists expanding its creative potential. Paper Show features an array of styles, structures, and techniques from the whimsical mobiles of Yuko Nishikawa and…

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Wangechi Mutu’s Sculptures in Bronze Populate Storm King Art Center with Mythical Beings

 Art #bronze #colonialism #mythology #nature #sculpture June 22, 2022 Grace Ebert “In Two Canoe” (2022). All images courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, by David Regen, shared with permission Storm King Art Center is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Lenape, a reference point that Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu returns to for a new exhibition at the outdoor museum in Hudson Valley. Comprised of her signature sculptures of immense hybrid figures, the largely bronze body of work addresses settler-colonialism and the inextricable tie between people and the…

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Ornella Pocetti – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent work by artist Ornella Pocetti. Born in Buenos Aires, Pocetti studied at the National University of the Arts in Argentina, and has since attended various workshops and artist programs. Her work can be found in museums, galleries, and on book covers and movie posters. She currently works in Argentina, managing Paz Soldán Art Studio, where she has her studio, and is one of the members of the artistic collective, “Viento dorado.” Her most recent body of work emerges as exploration and research in search of a…

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“A bloom in the eye of the storm” by Guillaume Tomasi

In his most recent series, “A bloom in the eye of the storm,” Montreal-based photographer Guillaume Tomasi (previously featured here) grapples with the impending repercussions of climate change through the eyes of a father. Navigating our contemporary reality as a parent to young children, Tomasi wonders: “How do we grow up in a society that constantly reminds us that our way of life is leading us inexorably to our loss?” “Through the gaze of a father towards his children, ‘A bloom in the eye of the storm’ focuses on the…

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Interview: A Conversation with The Tempestry Project Delves Into the Importance of Knitting Tangible Records of Climate Data

 Craft Science #climate crisis #data #knitting #tapestry June 23, 2022 Grace Ebert Yosemite National Park, 1916 on left, through 2016 on right, Tempestries by Niki Tucci, photo by Stephanie Panlasigui Even in the wake of major weather events like the unprecedented flooding that closed Yellowstone National Park for the first time in decades last week, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude of the climate crisis. The Tempestry Project has been striving to make such large-scale shifts more accessible and relatable through data-rich tapestries, which founders Asy Connelly…

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Extravagant Sound Installations by Love Hultén Use Custom Synthesizers and Visualizers to Create Elaborate Audiovisual Mashups

 Design Music #instruments #sound #video June 23, 2022 Grace Ebert Swedish audiovisual artist and woodworker Love Hultén is known for his extravagant and unconventional sound installations that fall at the intersection of music, art, and design. Whether an homage to Nintendo, Pacman, or Simone Giertz’s chattering mouths, the custom synthesizers are elaborate electronic instruments with broad audio capabilities and often, a unique MIDI visualizer that responds in real-time: play the keyboard of “NES-SY37,” for example, and a rendering evocative of a vintage video game will appear on a tiny…

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