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An Ethereal Rainbow of Thread Fills a Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art

An Ethereal Rainbow of Thread Fills a Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art

November 18, 2016

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Kate Sierzputowski

Mexican-born mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe (previously here, here, and here) produces rainbow installations that appear as refracted light beams, ethereal works composed of thousands of multicolor threads. His most recent installation, Plexus no. 35, graces the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery, its brightly colored composition contrasting the surrounding rich shades found in the paintings of old masters. More



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A Ceiling of Pink Balloons Contained in a French Hotel Courtyard Mimics the Fall of Cherry Blossoms

A Ceiling of Pink Balloons Contained in a French Hotel Courtyard Mimics the Fall of Cherry Blossoms

Nov.11.16

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Christopher

Nestled within a courtyard at the Hôtel de Griffy in Montpellier, France, this 2015 installation of pink and white balloons attempts to capture the feeling of spring by mimicking the color and feel of cherry blossoms as they fall from the ceiling. The 6-day installation titled “Un dixième Printemps” (The 10th Spring) was created by Margaux Rodot, Benoit Tastet, and Mickaël Martin, and draws inspiration from Hanami, a Japanese tradition of enjoying the abundance of blooming flowers across the country from the end of March to early May. More



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A Life-Size Graphite Skeleton that Vibrates to Draw Itself into Nothingness

A Life-Size Graphite Skeleton that Vibrates to Draw Itself into Nothingness

Nov.1.16

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Kate

Unlike the human body which is composed of only 18% carbon, Agelio Batle‘s latest project is produced from 100% of the semimetal material. The work, titled Ash Dancer, is a life-size skeleton that acts like a very large pencil. When placed on a custom made high-frequency vibrating table, the bones of the skeleton rub marks onto the surface, slowly creating an outline of its own form. The more the work rubs against the table, the more of itself is left behind, slowly transforming the graphite from sculpture to abstract drawings which Batle refers to as Ash Dances. More



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A Sutured Lawn Stitched with Cable by French Artist Estelle Chrétien

A Sutured Lawn Stitched with Cable by French Artist Estelle Chrétien

Oct.31.16

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Kate

French artist Estelle Chrétien often works with the earth, producing land art installations that subtly weave a human experience into the natural landscape. In her work Ground Operation, Chrétien dug a small division into a lawn which she then stitched back together with electrical cable like thread into a wound. This 39-foot piece remains open at the end however, leaving us to question whether it is slowly healing or perhaps coming apart. More



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Electroluminescent Installations Highlight Loneliness in a New Short Film by ‘3hund’

Electroluminescent Installations Highlight Loneliness in a New Short Film by ‘3hund’

Oct.27.16

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Kate

Installing beacons in scenes of thick forests and milky lagoons, German duo Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor of collective 3hund produced the film LUCID in order to capture the melancholy mood of these displaced works. The short film is a surreal tale of loneliness, with long panning shots that highlight electroluminescent shapes’ placement within selected alien-like environments. The light installations are all unique to their specific landscape, and differ between groups of thin lines, small orbs submerged in water, and illuminated triangles that seem to hover above the rocky terrain. More



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Birds Appear in the Negative Space of Shattered Windowpanes in a New Intervention from Pejac

Birds Appear in the Negative Space of Shattered Windowpanes in a New Intervention from Pejac

Oct.26.16

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Christopher

Barcelona-based artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Rijeka, Croatia where he completed a number of new artworks as part of a residency with the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His most impressive new intervention appeared in the windows of an abandoned power plant where the artist utilized the cracked glass in old windows to form a flock of birds escaping the aim of a boy in silhouette holding a slingshot. More



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A Mass of Tangled Red Yarn Unravels from a Loom to Overtake a Brazilian Chapel

A Mass of Tangled Red Yarn Unravels from a Loom to Overtake a Brazilian Chapel

Oct.20.16

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Kate

In 2011, Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass pierced the walls of a Sao Paulo chapel with large masses of red yarn, letting the bright material trail into the surrounding grasses, landscape, and trees. The installation, titled Penelope, was named after Odysseus’s wife in Homer’s Odyssey, a character who kept herself away from suitors while he was at war by weaving a burial shroud by day, and secretly taking pieces of it apart at night. More



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A Temporary Lawn Planted Amongst a Patchwork of Persian Rugs

A Temporary Lawn Planted Amongst a Patchwork of Persian Rugs

Oct.19.16

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Christopher

Tending to his work like a garden, New York-based Austrian artist Martin Roth grows grass within the fibers of Persian rugs, constantly watering his works to ensure the grass grows lush from within the dense fabric. The end result of this project, first exhibited at an Austrian castle in 2012, will always be the same. The rugs will unravel and the grass will die. This fatalistic act is both poetic and political for the artist, working with a sensual ephemerality as well as speaking to Western countries’ urges to bring their values to other countries. More



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Artist Thomas Jackson Suspends Swarms of Objects Mid-Air for His “Emergent Behavior” Series

Artist Thomas Jackson Suspends Swarms of Objects Mid-Air for His “Emergent Behavior” Series

Oct.14.16

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Christopher

Photographer Thomas Jackson (previously) is intrigued by the movements and behaviors of swarms, something he seeks to replicate in temporary installations he constructs for the purpose of making a single photo as part of his Emergent Behavior series. From swarming locusts, to schools of fish or flocks of birds, the San Francisco-based artist recreates these self-organizing behaviors with common objects like plastic cups, party streamers, or hula hoops. More



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A Virtual Reality Sky Projected Above a Parisian Church by Artist Miguel Chevalier

A Virtual Reality Sky Projected Above a Parisian Church by Artist Miguel Chevalier

Oct.11.16

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Kate

Projected onto the ceiling of Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Voûtes Célestes is a work by Miguel Chevalier that turned the ancient chapel into the backdrop for a constantly morphing sky chart produced in real time. Cycling through 35 different colored networks, the ceiling glowed with each successive pattern, highlighting the grand architecture that laid below the swirling universes above.
The work, accompanied by musical improvisations played by Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard on the organ, was produced for Nuit Blanche 2016 on the first of October. More



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A Skeleton of Found Roots and Tree Limbs Heralds the Beginning of Fall in Italy

A Skeleton of Found Roots and Tree Limbs Heralds the Beginning of Fall in Italy

Sep.28.16

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Christopher

In this 2012 installation, street artist Never2501 assembled a variety of found vegetation to form an eerie skeleton at the base of some steps in the idyllic gardens of the Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio in Como, Italy. The piece was titled “In Cammino Per Trasformarsi Nell’istante Presente” (Moving to Transform into the Present) and could be interpreted as a harbinger of the seasons with the decaying root stumps and limbs pulled from a nearby forest, fit together without aid of any additional materials. More

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