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Julien Vallée

March 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

An awesome paper sculpture by Montréal-based art director Julien Vallée made for the 2008 Illustrative Zürich festival. (via coudal)

 

 



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Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu

March 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson


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Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu was born in Osaka in 1981 and majored in sculpture at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Her immense floor-to-ceiling tapestries are meticulously cut by hand from enormous sheets of paper using utility knives and soldering irons. Her work evokes some of nature’s most complex creations: the organic patterns of cells, the flow of water, and the forces of wind. How these are hung without tearing seems nearly impossible.

Her latest work, “Vortex” (first two images) is currently on display as part of the show Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Japanese Art at Japan Society in New York which opened today and runs through June 12. 50% of all proceeds from ticket sales to Japan Society programming including this show are being donated to relief efforts in Japan right now. Here’s a quick video about it:

(via hyperallergic, photos via karrie jacobs, kashya hildebrand, and scai bathhouse)

 

 



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Generational key copying by Daniel Bejar

March 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

In his work entitled The Visual Topography of a Generation Gap Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Bejar made a copy of his apartment key and then made a copy of that key, on and on until a topography of the series was created.

 

 



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Kate MccGwire

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Kate MccGwire who uses thousands of meticulously placed feathers to create sweeping, undulating sculptures that spill from pipes, fireplaces, and the cracks in walls like great avian oil spills. See this latest work at Soho gallery Pertwee Anderson & Gold through March 24. Don’t Panic has a great interview.

 

 



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The Skewed Sculptures of Evan Penny

March 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Do not adjust this blog post, and no I didn’t have an accident in Photoshop. This is the recent work of Canadian artist Evan Penny who creates stretched and skewed sculptural portraits that tower over 9 feet tall. Some of his other work is actually hyper-realistic, in that he uses silicone and other materials to mimic the texture of skin and hair down to the detail of every last follicle on a large scale. In 2007 Penny began working with an advanced 3D scanning process that allows him to skew objects virtually and then print them in foam using a rapid prototyping method, using the resulting framework as a base for the rest of the sculpture. Awesome stuff.

 

 



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Laurie Frick: A fine line between art and neuroscience

March 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



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Clark Goolsby

March 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 

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