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Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street

Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street youth political drawing activism

Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street youth political drawing activism

Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street youth political drawing activism

Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street youth political drawing activism

Guy Denning Sketches Occupy Wall Street youth political drawing activism

Artist Guy Denning is a self-taught English artist currently living in France. Mostly known for his gritty and brooding paintings, Denning has heartily embraced various internet outlets such as YouTube where he demonstrates how he paints, as well as a Facebook page where he posts a new drawing each day. Recently he posted a number of powerful images inspired by the Occupy Wall St. protests—capturing moments in Oakland, London, New York and elsewhere. His uncanny ability to illustrate powerful emotion in the simplest gestural sketches is incredible. Definitely worth subscribing. (via nick)

Rosemary Laing’s Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism
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Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

Rosemary Laings Partially Constructed Building Embedded in the Australian Landscape tableau suburbia social political landscapes architecture activism

First off: yes, these are photographs, no Photoshop at work here. This set of five panoramic photographs by artist Rosemary Laing shows the framework of an inverted, partially-completed building (though at times the photographs themselves are inverted) embedded in the Australian landscape around Cooma, New South Wales. The series, entitled Leak, examines ‘the encroachment of suburban development and the socio-economic and environmental pressures on the Australian landscape’ and each photograph is named after characters in Patrick White’s novel The Twyborn Affair (ie. Jim, or Prowse). Read more over on Art Blat. Aside from my love for skewed and dramatic perspectives in photography, these images are tickling many wonderful parts of my brain right now. I can only imagine the larger impact of seeing these as they’re meant to be seen as enormous prints, framed in white on a gallery wall.

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms.

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

Al Farrow: New Reliquaries. Religious sites built from ammunition and firearms. sculpture religion political guns activism

San Francisco artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques. This is heavy stuff, literally and figuratively. Meighan over at My Love for You just stopped by Catherine Clark Gallery where he’s showing some of his latest work, and captured some awesome shots. The show runs through May 28. (images via my love for you and catherine clark gallery)

Jeremy Dean

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Jeremy Dean sculpture political multiples america

Utilizing thousands of needles and fine thread New York artist Jeremy Dean has created these mixed media prints of the American flag that are on display starting today at PULSE New York through the end of the week. See more at Creative Thriftshop.

And while you’re here, why not catch a video of the Hummer he converted into a horse-drawn buggy:

Clinton De Menezes: Procession (Exodus)

Clinton De Menezes: Procession (Exodus) political models miniature installation

Clinton De Menezes: Procession (Exodus) political models miniature installation

Clinton De Menezes: Procession (Exodus) political models miniature installation

Clinton De Menezes: Procession (Exodus) political models miniature installation

Installation by South African artist Clinton De Menezes. (via behance)

Between the Lines

Between the Lines sculpture process political paper books activism

Between the Lines sculpture process political paper books activism

Between the Lines sculpture process political paper books activism

Between the Lines sculpture process political paper books activism

Between the Lines is a 2007 piece by artist Ariana Boussard-Reifel. The book is a white supremacist screed that Ariana eviscerated, word by word. I contacted Ariana by email and this is what she said about the piece:

Between the Lines was completed in 2007. It is a white supremacist text that I cut every word out of. Essentially imposing the doctrine of color-based segregation on the book itself, removing all the black from the white, and rendering it meaningless as a consequence. It was part of a series that was a response to the rise in power of The World Church of the Creator, a vitriolic white supremacist group. Also in the body of work is Like Mother Like Daughter, a performance piece and now a group of photographs that I made with my mother, and Hate Begins at Home, an installation piece in which LMLD is projected.

Learn more about her other works via her website. (via mia en)

Save the Arts by David Shrigley

Save the Arts by David Shrigley video art political illustration animation activism

Save the Arts by David Shrigley video art political illustration animation activism

An important message about saving the arts by artist David Shrigley, whose photographs I’ve always been very fond of. (via cake loves evil)