17 Oct 2011, Posted by Neves in art, 1 Comments
A collaboration between Spike Jonze, French designer Olympia Le-Tan and filmmaker Simon Cahn, the whimsical, humorous and poignant ‘Mourir Auprès de Toi’ was inspired by Ms. Le-Tan’s accessory designs-embroidered felt adaptations of first editions of classic books. ‘I just loved them and loved the world she was making,’ Mr. Jonze explained “So I asked if I could have one. And she said yeah, if you want to make a film for it. (from the press release) An amazing piece is born that will deeply soak you in. Brilliant.
Source of Video: Nowness.com
13 Apr 2011, Posted by Neves in events, 0 Comments
14th ANNUAL SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART FAIR
APRIL 14-17, 2011
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY 10065
DATES & HOURS
Thursday, April 14 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, April 15 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 16 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, April 17 12 noon – 6 pm
Les Dormants, 2010
porcelain, decals, luster
17 x 14 x 5″
photo: Kendrick Moholt
Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield MA
Grey Bloom, 2010
made by Additive Layer Manufacturing from a
high quality nylon material with unique mineral
soft coating, limited edition 1 of 12
8.5 x 7.5″ diameter
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, London
Faceted Red Bowl,
(hollow faceted chunk, red interior), 2003
scorched burr oak
37 x 30 x 33 cm
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
Ornamentum, Wilton CT
Esseri IV, 2009
Berengo Studio 1989, Murano
08 Feb 2011, Posted by Neves in events, 0 Comments
Last year we covered the greatest art show in Manhattan. Book your calendar for this years Armory Show.
The Armory Show is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to art of the 20th and the 21st century. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week
MARCH 3-6, 2011
Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City
The Armory Show 2011 Opening Day takes place Wednesday, March 2nd for invited guests.
Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5 Noon to 8 pm
Sunday, March 6 Noon to 7 pm
for more information visit
As the world continues to move toward a digital life, it may be nice to take a moment and appreciate the craft and painstaking work of those who create in a medium invented around 2000 years ago. Peter Callasen is a Danish artist who works primarily in large sheets of white paper–merging a 2d experience with a 3d experience. Callasen chooses to work in paper because as he says, “it is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today,” but we “rarely notice the actual materiality” of it. His pieces often show the remains of the paper his characters and objects emerge from thus giving these characters dual lives.
In his piece titled “Half Way Through,” Callasen allows his figure to emerge from its 2 dimensional self, but only in a dead skeletal form. This somewhat tragic fate is repeated in many of his works, the figures emerge from the flat 2 dimensional paper only to realize they are skeletons, about to fall to their deaths or be crushed by an avalanche of snow. They are as Callesen states “small dramas” in a threatening landscape. The fragility of the paper speaks to the fragile nature of his figures.
02 Jun 2010, Posted by Kylie in art, 0 Comments
“The purpose of the pieces are to express emotions. My emotions are inappropriate to my size… my emotions are my daemons… the intensity of the emotions are much too much for me to handle and that is why I transfer them, I transfer the energy into sculpture… this applies to everything that I do. It has nothing to do with the craft. It has nothing to do with how I manage the materials. The materials are not the subject of the artist. The subject of the artist is emotions and ideas. Both.” —Louise Bourgeois, from the documentary, The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine.
Louis Bourgeois, Paris born sculptor and artist, died on Monday in Manhattan. A couple of years ago, I saw a retrospective of her work at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., which included the documentary The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine. I fell in love with her as I watched the film— her passion, her strength, her raw honesty. I highly recommend watching the film if you are ever in search of artistic inspiration. Below are some examples of her work.
Animated film: The Spider, directed by Juan Declan. Dedicated to Louise Bourgeois.
04 May 2010, Posted by Jason in events, 0 Comments
The New York Gallery Week is only from May 7 -10 and links up the countless galleries of Manhattan for all to enjoy. The week includes gallery tours by well know curators, artist forums, and more. Definitely take advantage of the talks and tours if you can, but if not, visit your local gallery soon!
From the official site:
New York Gallery Week is a series of art events in the spring of 2010, celebrating the most vital gallery community in the world.
NYGW will be an annual event, concentrating on programmatic and artistic rigor, with a mission that aims to ignite the New York art scene and direct focus back to artists and galleries.
03 Apr 2010, Posted by Neves in art, 3 Comments
A glimpse into the works of two artist who like to paint with nature. Use it as a tool to create. To feel what their minds think. Nils Udo and Patrick Dougherty.
“Sketching with flowers. Painting with clouds. Writing with water. Tracing the May wind, the path of a falling leaf. Working for a thunderstorm. Awaiting a glacier. Bending the wind. Directing water and light. The May-green call of the cuckoo and the invisible trace of its flight. Space.”