© Bertrand Fèvre
The first prize of the International Creation of Limoges Porcelain Award was given to the 33-piece suspended sculpture of porcelain, Ceci n’est pas (70 x 100 x 70 cm) by Bertrand Fèvre, invoking the infamous Rene Magritte painting, La trahison des images (1928–29). The artist, playing with materiality, utility, scale, volume, symbology, and perspective, confronts the inherent duality and contradictions of the quotidian, while praising issues of universality, heritage and craftsmanship. For three generations, the Raynaud family has created the renown Limoges porcelain chinaware. Limoges, in west-central France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is world-famous for its 19th century porcelain, medieval enamels on copper and oak barrels used in aging Cognac Continue Reading
Portland artist Jim Kazanjian’s body of work consists of crisply composed digital images that explore the surrealist side of space and architecture. Drawing from literary influences such as H. P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood, Kazanjian’s pictorials illustrate a fantasy-driven world that seemingly celebrates relics and decay.
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A three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material by Liz Hickok, from the exhibition, You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery till 5 November 2010. Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by theorist Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.”
“Susie and Friends” © 2010 Alex Prager
After almost a month of action-packed openings, the New York art scene is looking like a considerably calmer and more relaxed place this week. Upcoming openings are quieter affairs …read the rest of this article @ ARTINFO.com »
Photo © Gregory Crewdson
It’s likely that the critical reception of Gregory Crewdson’s latest body of work, a black-and-white series titled “Sanctuary” that is now on display at Gagosian’s uptown gallery, will focus on the difference between the somber new photographs taken on the backlots of Cinecittà and the artist’s signature images …read the rest of this article »
Photo © Kóan Jeff Baysa
Born to an American impressionist painter father and a Japanese contemporary filmmaker mother, Shingo has established himself as a global artist achieving special recognition at ARCO in Spain, among other places, and through notable exhibitions in Japan and in the U.S.
His opening at the 5 Star Hotel Casa del Mar, was well-attended by friends of Shingo and friends of his parents, spanning generations. Along with another artist, Felicia, who created a wonderful image incorporating an existing mirror, Shingo floated painted paper spheres above the expansive lounge, mounted translucent colored spheres in windows, and installed colored hula hoop sculptures in the beach sand in front of the hotel. He also showed framed works hung on walls throughout the hotel’s main areas.