Fabiana Larrea – La trama que atrapa

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FABIANA LARREA- El Mensaje en la botella – Intervención en el paisaje – Puerto Tirol – Chaco 2016 2017-baja resolución

Artista Visual, oriunda de Puerto Tirol, Chaco, Fabiana Larrea formó su carrera estudiando el Profesorado de de Grabado y Dibujo en el I.S.P.E.A.B.A. Alfredo Pértile de Resistencia. Como gestora de proyectos, coordinó Encuentros Nacionales y Sudamericanos de Grabado en Resistencia y en la sede del Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes René Brusau, fue co-fundadora de Grabar, asociación para la difusión del grabado con el apoyo de Fundación Antorchas y coordinó el Proyecto de Intercambio Lingüístico Cultural Argentina-Francia (P.I.L.C.A.F.). Sus intervenciones textiles se expusieron en espacios tales como la Casa de las Culturas de la provincia del Chaco, Facultad de Arte, Diseño y Ciencias de la Cultura dependiente de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste en Resistencia, en el Teatro Oficial Juan de Vera de la ciudad de Corrientes, Fundación Federico Klemm en Buenos Aires y el Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Juan Ramón Vidal de la ciudad de Corrientes.

Un trabajo elegante, delicado, donde la trama atrapa mucho más que las fibras que la componen. Continue reading

First Friday, Farewells, and the Future

I spent most of last week preparing for First Friday’s open studio at Grounds for Sculpture by working on three altered metal mixing bowls and cleaning up the Tech MEB Workshop to get it ready to display the work for the public to see. The night of the event there was a good turnout of people and our conversations ranged from talking about materials and process to concepts and backstories. What I ended up focusing on the most was the process and where the idea for this project originated from. Continue reading

Final Resident Update: Layo Bright

It is a bittersweet feeling knowing that the residency is coming to an end. It has been 4 weeks of learning, hard work, forming relationships and exploration. It was a pleasure to share a studio with fellow artist-in-residence Natani Notah, and learn about her practice and community. I am leaving with a new friendship and profound respect for her as an artist. Continue reading

Dewane Hughes: Dallas Farmer’s Market

In “Haikus & Doo-Dahs, Tiny to Titan,” Dewane Hughes’s exhibition of large-scale steel sculptures and maquettes on view at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, the Texas-based sculptor provides the viewer with a new perception of the market and its space.  Hughes’s use of steel, an industrial material, highlights the Market’s unique status as a space devoted to the fruits of agricultural labor that happens to be situated in the midst of one of the largest urban areas in Texas.  The Market itself functions as a kind of in-between space as it operates as a zone between industry and agriculture, metropolis and farmland.  Continue reading

Politics of the Secondhand: Natani Notah

Over the past week I have continued to work on a series of sculptures that transform used metal mixing bowls into faux pottery. So far the process has consisted of first layering gesso onto the surface and lifting, carving, and peeling away certain parts to expose the stainless steel underneath. The next steps have been to sand down the edges where the the gesso ends and the metal begins. Conceptually I am interested in this line serving as a metaphor for the moment where two distinctly different things can come together and coexist, thus resulting in a more beautiful whole. Continue reading

Empowered Women

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Installation view of SEED, at Paul Kasmin Gallery, June 21 – August 10, 2018. Wangechi Mutu in foreground. Photo: Christopher Stach

“Seed” at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York brings together 29 emerging to seasoned artists whose work embraces female archetypes — the goddess, warrior, mystic, sage, lover, maiden, and matriarch.  The layout allows works to “talk to each other” and the selection avoids or confronts stereotypes.  Curated by Yvonne Force, one theme is “the complexity and resonance of a long association between the natural world, sexuality and fertility, and spirituality and mysticism.” Continue reading