Artist Laurie Frick describes her work as being a fine line between art and neuroscience. Using aggregate data gathered from nightly EEG activity as a starting point she creates visual patterns and rhythms which are transformed into sprawling grids of cardboard, wood, and paper magazine fragments.
Formerly an executive in high-technology, she also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. Using her background in engineering and high-technology she explores science, compulsive organization and the current culture of continual partial attention. The body of work for her upcoming show at Edward Cella Art & Architecture are experiments in rhythm using time studies of daily activity logs and sleep charts. Capturing the way we slice our time, waking and sleeping reflects a familiar human rhythm and replays something inherently unnoticed back into the physical world. [...] All are built from modest materials that look and feel familiar and hold a sensibility of time. Materials register with familiar texture we’ve all touched and experienced. Recycled cardboard, hand towels, junk mail, gallery cards, old paper-back book covers, and in this exhibition found wood eyeglass trays from an old warehouse in Omaha, Nebraska.
See more of Laurie’s work now at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles through April 2. (via c-monster)
Devin Yalkin graduated with a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2010. See even more of his stuff on Flickr. (via street reverb)
The Cyclotrope is an ingenious short animation by Tim Wheatley. By affixing a sequence of 18 objects to the wheel and rotating at just the right speed the illusion of animation is created. Excuse me while I dismantle my neighbor’s bicycle.
New work from artist Clark Goolsby for his solo show Strange/Love, at POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles last month. Here’s a short video showing how he installed the larger piece, Dead Man.
A fantastic new art print from Mark Brabant of Hovering Object (previously). It’s a five color screenprint on 100lb cover weight stock paper available for just $40. (via poster district)
New York artist Paul Villinski is seemingly obsessed with flight. It has driven him to personally man the cockpits of paragliders and sailplanes and it permeates his artwork which ranges from elegant installations of butterflies made from recycled beer cans and wheelchairs converted to airplanes. The above images are from a 2010 installation called Diaspora in which he crafted dozens of vinyl LP records into a flock of dispersing birds. (via domestica)
A killer typographic world map by Chicago-based designer Nancy McCabe available on Etsy, and a watercolor variation. This doesn’t look like it was time-consuming at all. (via designzine)
Character is a project based in Finland that converts dismantled signs into individual art objects which can be purchased online here. These photos by Johan Warden make the project all the more striking.