Nature is inspiration to many artists. But while natural form has inspired generations of artists, today many are finding source material not purely within the plants and animals, the leaves and seeds, flowers and rocks that we think of immediately when we consider the definition of “nature.” More and more commonly, artists are drawn to the juxtaposition between the natural world and the human world. Continue reading
When last we spoke about what I’ve been calling “figuration ” – the aesthetic drive towards representing the living, breathing organisms that populate this here planet (even if only in our fevered imaginations – I’d introduced work that tended towards the smaller scale, towards sculptures that referenced figurines, addressing issues raised by such mass-produced items of collectible nostalgia, like Hummel or Royal Doulton figurines, or the even smaller stuff that once came with the tea bags we purchased. Continue reading
Hi I’m Shawn. Among other things I am an interdisciplinary artist, graduate student at Portland State University, semi-professional horticulturist and (deeply honored) inaugural ISC artist-in-residence at Grounds For Sculpture.
I am so psyched to roam around, research and experiment over the next 6 weeks here in warm and stormy Hamilton, NJ. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences here on the Re:sculpt blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading
Last weekend, when I still couldn’t believe it, I arrived at Grounds For Sculpture park to start my residency. The first two days I was so amazed by the beauty of the ground, the landscape and the amount of works in the park. This amazement continued by the delightful hospitality of International Sculpture Center and Grounds For Sculpture staff during the week. After having the first breakfast with ISC and GFS’ staff I realized how much everyone is truly welcoming and excited to help us in our journey. Also I was lucky enough to be studio mate with the other artist in residence, Shawn Creeden, a free spirit artist who is a great participant in my adventures to see the night life in hidden corners of the beautifully designed landscape. Continue reading
Rei Kawakubo invented Comme des Garçons (like some boys) in Japan in 1973, and her Paris debut in 1981 made fashion history. Rei’s art is boundary-breaking and remarkable: Continue reading
Escultora y profesora de Cerámica -formada en la Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova y la Escuela Nacional de Cerámica-, Profesora Titular e Investigadora de la Universidad Nacional del Arte, Cristina Tomsig es dueña de una carrera con prestigio y amplia trayectoria. Su obra participó de incontables muestras nacionales e internacionales tanto en Argentina como en Venezuela, Alemania, U.S.A y República Dominicana. Ha sido premiada con los dos galardones más destacados en la materia: Gran Premio de Escultura Presidencia de la Nación, Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales 2010 y el 1º Premio Escultura, Salón de Artes Plásticas Manuel Belgrano 2007. Su obra ha sido catalogada en más de 20 publicaciones especializadas en escultura a cargo de renombrados críticos en la materia e integra las colecciones de La universidad Nacional de Mendoza, la Universidad de 3 de Febrero, el Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori, la Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación y colecciones particulares argentinas y del mundo. Continue reading
The last few weeks have flown by. During this residency, we have had studio visits and attended informative panel discussions previewing Mana’s business development program for artists as well as a closing reception and thought provoking discussion of Emily and Katie’s powerful exhibition, Her, Here. Continue reading