Archive for the ‘art – others’ Category
Michael Manning's work at the NADA art fair this year (reproductions cribbed from various online documentation). Note that the color doesn't have to "go" with the texture. Smart! These are handsome objects that don't take themselves too seriously, as with Manning's phone and tablet paintings that raised the ire of Art F City commenters because of their lethargic finger wiggling. Real men use their muscles!
The Hole gallery shows this artist, Matthew Stone. Haven't seen these in person but the concept doesn't appeal. Evidently they are based on photos of "phat" brushstrokes (as in, self-consciously flamboyantly lovely) that are then transposed into impossible environments where they cast fake shadows on pointless geometric objects. We've been here, in the '70s, with abstract illusionism, and it didn't go well.
Yes, that would have to be Van Gogh reproductions sold by his namesake museum. All this ingenious algorithmic mimickry of color and texture in the service of Puff-Paint™-like kitsch. Maybe they are amazing in person but again, it's the concept that's revolting. Is our understanding of Van Gogh's work enhanced by running it through the Star Trek replicator?
Micah Ganske, Warhead (detail), 2014, PLA polymer and acrylic, 45" x 24" x 30", work from the "Control Panel" exhibition, opening tonight in Bushwick.
Just a reminder that I'll have work in the show. I'll be exhibiting a -- wait for it -- animated GIF. Hope to see you there.
Thanks to mirrrroring for this photo of a spiral drawing on a restaurant napkin (I was demonstrating this zen nervous habit to a friend of his). As with most of these, the napkin ended up in the wastebin, so here it is for the ages:
hat tips photos and pfifferking
hat tip halitosis for tyke
found on "google images"
hat tip halitosis for depiction of chivalry
replacement dump - the concept was lolumad's back in '10
hat tips bees and photos for the 1994 Alien vs Predator game. In one of the early levels of the demo the Predator (you) is a huge musclebound goon walking around with a sword lopping the heads off sleek, purple, feminized Aliens who greatly outnumber HIM. The supernatural combat theme has been around in visual art for a few hundred years or so. Signorelli's Last Judgment panel looks very similar but the bat-winged demons and long-tressed angel aren't as (unconsciously?) "gendered" as in the Capcom AvP (marketed mostly to boys). No heavy conclusions to be drawn here, just making a few notes.
Katherine Grayson, Value Study #1, 2004, collage and ink on paper, 8 X 5 inches (detail).
The artist makes her own zipatone with printed out, cut out fill patterns. The piece has a very hands-on, day camp feel to it, at odds with the computer element, which is supposedly so "cold" (at least to the cult of the hand that still thrives in the art world).
Ah, the twisty turns of history. The Infinite Fill Show, an early incarnation of what is now being called "Post Internet," received much press but generated no sales of artwork for the gallery. After exhibiting the above digital print (collage), Grayson went on to run The Hole gallery, which now shows post analog painting, a kind of reified, gallery-friendly version of digital art.