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Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée

June 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Guy Laramee (previously) has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.” If you happen to be near Quebec, a number of Laramee’s works are currently on view at Expression gallery in Saint-Hyacinthe through August 12.

Update: You can also see a number of works by Laramée at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

 

 



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Brunce Munro Light Exhibition at Longwood Gardens

June 11, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Artist Bruce Munro (previously) just opened a new exhibition at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania including a number of impressive translucent silos constructed from bottles. The exhibition will be up through September 11. Images above via Corriette Schoenaerts and Linden Gledhill.

 

 



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Scribbled Wire Sculptures by David Oliveira

June 9, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Lisbon-born sculptor David Oliveira creates delicate figurative sculptures using wire that’s formed to look like manically drawn ink sketches on top of photographs. Some pieces are even hung by invisible filament creating the illusion of hovering in place. See much more of his work on his website and Facebook. If you like these also check out the work of Gavin Worth. (via my modern met)

 

 



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Surreal Door Installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell

June 8, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Nope, not Photoshop. These outdoor door installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell are part of Uncommon Common Art, an annual art treasure hunt of sorts in Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Uncommon Common Art is a community, environmental art project produced by the Alliance of Kings Artist (AKA). This project is designed to highlight two of Kings County’s greatest assets – the abundance of creative people who live here and the beautiful environment that is the Minas Basin. The idea for this project came from the joy of finding unexpected creations while exploring nature. Involvement is not limited to professional artists or to just visual art.

For the past few years Evans and Farrell have created a different door installation, resulting in these colorful stacked portals that seem to go to nowhere. The first obscure thing they reminded me of was this scene from Beetlejuice. Am I right? See many more photos in the Uncommon Common Art photo pool. (photos via AJ and shaun george)

 

 



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Explosive Mixed Media Paintings by Danny O'Conner

June 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

These vibrant paintings by artist Danny O’Conner are created using acrylic, spray paint, emulsion and correction fluid resulting in explosive portraits that seem to shatter and pulse off the canvas. He currently has a number of original works available in his shop. (via cosas cool)

 

 



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Street Art from Nomerz

June 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Street artist Nomerz (previously) has been busy lately, cranking out at least four new large-scale pieces in the last few weeks. I really enjoy his blending of graffiti, architecture, and found objects to create each piece.