In the Studio with Michelle Day

Michelle Day Sculpture

Michelle Day, Afterglow, 2016 (interior view)

Michelle Day is an artist currently based in Canberra, Australia and completing her MFA at Chiang Mai University. Dealing with ideas of interconnection, intimacy, and proximity through material exploration, Day’s work offers unlikely moments of intuitive connection through objects. Taking particular moments and questions, from the feeling of someone’s recent presence in a space to  visceral sensations translated through sight, these flashes of energy are translated into her careful, and often delicate, sculptures. Continue reading

In the Studio: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors: Experiencing the Materiality

Marché Salomon: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marché Salomon, 2015. Courtesy the artista and Galería Agustina Ferreyra

Marché Salomon: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marché Salomon, 2015. Courtesy the artista and Galería Agustina Ferreyra

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is gifted at researching, performing, and filming alternative narratives of Caribbean cultures that incorporate anthropology, cosmology, and spiritual beliefs while also paying attention to the ways that politics and government may alter/distort/interfere with those cultural traditions. Muñoz’s solo exhibition at El Museo del Barrio on view through April 30, 2017 has traveled to New York from the Perez Art Museum, Miami and was curated by PAMM Curator Maria Elena Ortiz. El Museo has invited Muñoz to curate her selections from its collection as well, starting with the Taino objects at the opening of her exhibition. Continue reading

Analia Segal – Secretos de Interiores

Analia Segal sculpture

Hanna (detalle). instalacion: 180 x 180 cm, detalle: 15 x 15 cm. ceramic esmaltada. 2016.

Analía Segal, artista visual y diseñadora gráfica nacida en Rosario, Argentina. Habiendo vivido en varios países de Europa junto a su familia en la época de la dictadura militar, su trabajo se nutrió de esa experiencia y dejó una marca con un profundo sentido de identidad y pertenencia, especialmente tras su mudanza en 1999 a NYC para estudiar. Esa búsqueda de conexión con el “hogar” propio, entre culturas, le dio una perspectiva particular a toda su obra la cual se destaca por una serie de características de un estilo personal: la arquitectura, los espacios interiores, lo cotidiano contenido entre las paredes, la puesta en escena, la cerámica, el yeso, las alfombras, los patrones geométricos, el dialogo y complementariedad entre las instalaciones y los videos, la importancia del color, los relatos infantiles, la memoria, la palabra. Factores que se van afianzando con cada trabajo a través de los años, como una suerte de operatoria que le permite reinterpretar nuestros cambiantes entornos inmediatos. Continue reading

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