Archive for August, 2009

Li Wei

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Li Wei sure likes falling into dangerous situations. When seeing his photographs for the first time, you might think the work is a photo montage, when in fact it is not.[...]

Cory Arcangel

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Cory Arcangel - Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=1098 x=1749.9, mouse up y=0 x=4160

Best known for hacking Nintendo video cartridges, new media artist Cory Arcangel explores the relationship between culture, art and techonology by using codes from outdated computer and gaming systems and turning them into artwork.[...]

Omero Leyva

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Omero Leyva - Pintura y Dibujo 2008 - Installation View

A combination of painting and drawing, Omero Leyva creates large format installations where he takes on popular Mexican culture, legends and iconographic religious images to develop his visual practice.[...]

Michael Smith & Mike Kelley at the SculptureCenter

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

SculptureCenter - Michael Smith & Mike Kelley

Opening on September 13th until November 30th, SculptureCenter in New York presents a video installation entitled A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, the first collaborative project between Mike Kelley and Michael Smith. A six-channel video and a 30-foot tall junk sculpture is included in the installation, both featuring Baby IKKI, a character Michael Smith has been performing for more than 30 years.[...]

Human Geography at the MAPR

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Edra Soto - One Vision - Hollywood Soldiers (film stills and digital photographs 2003 - 2007)

I could not help but think déjà vu on opening night of the group show Puerto Rico: Human Geography, Images of the 21st Century at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (MAPR). Curated by Juan Carlos López Quintero, the exhibition attempts to be “a thematically organized selection that brings together works by a number of artists whose aesthetic and conceptual explorations are in many cases different from one another…but portray the human diversity and richness of a society.”[...]

Jason Mena: Branding Ideologies

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Jason Mena - Todo es mentira 2007

Everywhere we go, it seems that advertisements are progressively invading our public and private spaces. We are constantly being bombarded with messages trying to persuade us to consume a certain product or brand. Billboards hovering over crowded highways are a perfect example of this effort in mass consumption.[...]

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

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Roberto Márquez

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Roberto Márquez - One here and the other one is por ahí 2008

Humor is an essential component of Roberto Márquez’s work, as it allows him to poke fun at the imagined and exaggerated notions of the male self.[...]

Michel Blazy

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Michel Blazy - Installation View

Organic perishable materials such as food, liquids and other everyday products are the construct of Michel Blazy’s body of work. His installations are living sculptures that transform and mutate with the passage of time, decomposing, growing and destroying themselves in the process.  It is a reflection on time that seeks to explore the relationship between the environment, the work and the spectator’s reaction.[...]

Karla Cott

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Karla Cott - Touch the Birdie (left) - Bird Boy (right) - Installation View

Hand drawn animations and large format sumi ink drawings are some of the elements that comprise Karla Cott’s most recent installations. These animations are shown on screens or as contained projections inside wooden modules constructed according to the piece.[...]


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