Luciana Fernandez-Literatura Esculpida

Luciana Fernandez Sculpture

Sembranza alambre- tela -semillas de girasol . 170cm-120cm-100cm año 2016 seleccionada.
Salon Nacional Artes Visuales Escultura

Escultora egresada de la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Pridiliano Pueyrredón, formada además en talleres con artistas como Juan Maffi, Leo Vinci, Alberto Delponti, Juan Carlos Distéfano y Edgardo Madanes, Luciana Fernández ha indagado en el campo de lo tridimensional siempre teniendo en cuenta el rol que para ella desempeña la literatura como socia fundamental de la obra per sé, donde los fragmentos elegidos –intuitivamente en la mayoría de los casos- complementan la materialidad de sus esculturas. Su carrera la llevó al campo del diseño donde trabajó como realizadora de personajes de animación, integrando el equipo del reconocido animador Rodolfo Saenz Valiente. Su formación incluye el estudio de joyería, ilustración y seminarios sobre arte contemporáneo y estética con distintos profesionales especializados en el tema. Expuso su obra en espacios como el Centro Cultural Recoleta, el Centro Cultural Gral. San Martín y en el 2016 logró tres importantes reconocimientos en escultura: fue seleccionada en el Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Salón Nacional del Bicentenario y el Salón Nacional Manuel Belgrano, tres de los espacios más prestigiosos del panoram local argentino. Continue reading

Ruth Hardinger: In the Studio

 

Ruth Hardinger Sculpture

Layers Rise #1, 2016, concrete, concrete, cardboard, graphite, plaster, marble dust, acrylic, Photos by Robert Lowell

Ruth Hardinger is a passionate environmental activist, and her art-making materials, processes, and forms stem from this. Her studio — about 900 square feet with high ceilings — is filled with different series she has made or is still making. Some will be in a solo show at the David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick from February 17 –March 12, 2017.  D&S will also exhibit Hardinger’s work at Volta, March 1-5, 2017. Heavy totem-like cement sculptures stand above medium-tall and smaller works; the walls, tables, and floor are covered with beautiful natural rocks and smaller cement and mixed media pieces. Stacks of graphite works on paper and graphite on flattened milk cartons lie in a large mound in one area.  Monumental framed graphite works weighing over 200 pounds each hang high on studio walls, and a giant graphite rubbing titled 72 of 74 commands the back wall. I estimate that the studio holds more than 40 large and small sculptures and more than 200 two-dimensional works. Hardinger has another studio upstate as well. Playwright Edward Albee III (3.12.1928 – 9.16.2016) owned seven of her works. Continue reading

In the Studio with Elien Ronse

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9 Blue Beds I slept. Image courtesy of the artist

I first met the Belgian artist Elien Ronse at Studio Das Weiss Haus, Vienna, on our simultaneous residencies in 2015. This time in Austria was the beginning of her long-term body of research into domestic life, which has since taken her to Taiwan, Germany, Greece, South Korea, France, and now Northern Ireland. Sleeping over in a local person’s house for one night, Ronse stays with anyone from a friend to a stranger, finding willing hosts via word of mouth. She then documents the ways and objects of each person’s intimate life, systemising her records in her archiving processes. She describes herself as a micro-historian, observing the patterns of domesticity and the impact of collectivity on the shaping of personal space. This research forms the basis of her artworks, ranging from installation, film, interventions and games. Continue reading

Torlarp “Hern” Larpjaroensook and Gallery Seescape

Torlarp Larpjaroensook

Torlarp “Hern” Larpjaroensook Work.

Artist, designer, and gallery founder Torlarp “Hern” Larpjaroensook doesn’t let much get in his way. On a beautiful sunny November day with the sounds of his assistants steadily working in the background, Hern and I sat down in his beautiful Chiang Mai home and studio space to talk about the evolution of his work, Gallery Seescape, and the art community of Chiang Mai. Continue reading

Dolores Casares- Bordar en el espacio

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(Detail) Sin titulo – hilos de naylon sobre papel de algodon 100×70 cm

Dolores Casares trabaja las esculturas y las instalaciones poniendo en diálogo distintos lenguajes visuales, siempre pensando en el espacio y el volumen, estableciendo juegos ópticos y cinéticos, apelando a la trama propia del textil y hasta evocando una estética abstracta cuasi minimalista en la resolución simple y elegante de las obras así como en los materiales utilizados. La línea tiene una fuerte presencia en cualquiera de sus formas: dibujada en el acrílico, trazada por los hilos de nylon en el espacio o directamente sobre el papel. También la luz se destaca porque no es usada como recurso para jerarquizar la obra sino que es inherente a ella, haciéndola emerger del aparente vacio. Continue reading

Jes Fan in their Studio: The Miracle of Gender

Jes Fan Sculpture

Jes Fan, Testosoap

Hurry to Jes Fan’s studio at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) to see the wonders they have been creating between October and January.¹ ⁺ ²  If you like, return February 27 – April 9 to see their exhibition in MAD’s Project Room and plan to see their show at Vox Populi in May/June. Even after my second visit, there was too much to see in the small MAD studio where Fan is a Van Lier Fellow. As I look around, I admire their play with materials, contradictions, and ideas about identity politics, including gender and race. The pink and black barbells and weights are light instead of heavy, twisted or curving instead of straight. Jes is making hanging sculptures out of soybeans, the miracle bean that was a food staple in China since 2800 B.C.  One soybean-encapsuled object is shaped like adrenal glands, which secrete the body’s hormones. A silicone slab form with embedded soybeans is setting in its mold. As Fan lifts it, they relate, “Silicone is a bodily material that stays wet physically.” Nearby two hairbrushes lie sideways, a long swirl of black hair (instead of bristles) connecting the two handles.

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Permanent.Collection

Lauren Anderson Sculpture

Lauren Anderson – The Piano in the Room – courtest of Permanent Collection.

Two years ago Anthony B. Creeden & Julia V. Hendrickson started the house gallery Permanent.Collection on the bustling East Side of Austin. Since then, Permanent.Collection has presented seven exhibitions pairing artists from Texas with artists from Creeden and Hendrickson’s last home, Chicago. With a strong belief in the platform of experimental spaces and the power of connecting artists based in disparate places, Permanent.Collection has proven to be an incredibly important presence in the Austin arts community. Continue reading