Back in 2006, Marc Quinn created this portrait of himself out of his own frozen blood that he had been collecting for a period of 5 months. He plans on repeating the process ever 5 years to record his aging, so expect another aged version in 2011. The portrait is also in an edition of 59 pigment prints on gesso coated aluminum, that are available through Paragon Press.
Tara Donovan‘s artwork builds on “repetitive accumulations of everyday objects.” If you live in San Diego, you need to make it down to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, for her first ever museum survey. It runs through January, so you have a little time.
Dates: 10 Oct 09 – 16 Jan 10
Categories: Contemporary (1970-present)
Address: 1001 Kettner at Broadway San Diego 92101
Tel: +1 619 234 1001 Website
Harma Heikens creates some scary as hell sculptures amazing looking. She is represented by Witzenhausen Gallery
Thom Puckey‘s marble sculptures featuring contemporary subject matter (i.e. chicks with guns) are hands down a success. Carving out of marble is some serious ish.
The folks at Kia sent us a blurb about their Soul Collective tour, it features Jeff Staple’s car, RAIN CAMO. The tour on the other hand is nationwide event where they are spending 4 days in select cities, with live music from bands like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, Silversun Pickups etc,etc. If you’re in one of the select cities you should check it out. For more info on the event go here, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend check it out.
Tour dates after the jump.
Tonight in Brooklyn
Space Invaders group show opening July 17 at Aicon Gallery, featuring Vibha Galhotra, (NEO CAMOUFLAGE, work pictured above) Mayyur Gupta, Dan Holdsworth, Caroline McCarthy, Alan Michael, Muzzumil Ruheel, Sanatan Saha and Mahendar Soni.
I just saw this over at Dezeen. A stuffed Victorian african grey crowned crane, decorated with a saddle, gold-plated silver and pearls. It looks really cool. So, if you’re in London be sure to check out Kelly McCall ‘s “Fuck You and the Horse You Rode in On” a new exhibition at Sotheby’s this week.
We just recieved a update from the Starn studio regarding a schedule change see below…..
Next weekend you need to head up to Beacon Ny. Doug and Mike Starn, will open there studio to allow access to their most recent work Big Bambú. Doug Starn writes…
Big Bambú is connotative of an autonomous, spontaneous, self-governing, disorganized network responding to itself to better navigate the environment. “It represents me- in that I am who I was, and, I am completely different than I was when I was a little boy.”
To truly have an understanding of its scale and meaning check out their site and watch the 3d rendering video linked below. It looks like there is limited access so plan wisely.
Starn‘s Beacon studio, former Tallix foundry, Beacon, NY
Big Bambú will be open to visitors 2nd and 4th Saturday of July and August between 11AM and 4PM.
Check out the 3d rendering of the installation.
Should you plan to visit, kindly E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debuting at Milan Design Week, SUPEREGO Design has corralled some great artists to do ceramic editions with them. We are very partial to this Jeremy Fish bottle (above) and the super slick work of BO130 and Microbo (below). All of these works can be purchased through DesignDesign
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Pow, something like this comes out of the blue.
Eat Me Daily writes..
“Waterboarding” by Stephen J Shanabrook is “the peaceful song of a pair of choir boys turned into a silent scream.” In this piece, Shanabrook has figuratively chocolate-waterboarded choir boy Christmas statues”
On view at Daneyal Mahmood
We just recently discovered Michael Ferris Jr., a sculptor who works in recycled materials, mainly recylced wood. The work is really beautiful, and at first glance we thought the subjects were real. He recently had his first solo show at George Adams Gallery in NYC, and he has a second solo show on the books there for 2010. Well done.
Falling For Faile
Varied-Edition Print of 20
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink
Lenox 100 Paper
25 x 38 Inches
Signed, Stamped and Numbered. 2009
As always, these prints are super fresh and ultra-limited. $2800 $2300 a piece and sure to keep your eyes happy. There are originals and bronze works as well.
An interesting piece for sure, seen by Swiss Miss at Art Basel.
Australian designer Flynn Talbot designed ‘Horizon’ (an interactive light wall installation)
as part of the smart light sydney festival.
“‘horizon’ is a mix of sky based patterns and contemporary lighting effects. instead
of purely programmed effects, visitors are invited to interact and modify the patterns
of light. the installation is double sided so it affects both the street scene and the whole
interior of the gallery. it explores light vs. space and the effect that colour has on people
and their surroundings.”
In the name of art, Andrew Krasnow is making sculptures and lampshades out of human skin. He is constantly being compared to serial killers and Nazi’s, either way he has gotten a lot of attention for making art out of human skin. You may be asking yourself, how does he obtain the skin?….
“Using skins from white men who donated their bodies to medical science, he has created freak versions of mundane items including flags, boots and maps of America – in effect using skin like leather. His work, he says, is a commentary on human cruelty and America’s ethics and morality.”
He has a new show that will be opening in July in London, so book your ticket now.
Saturday night we stopped by Souther Salazar’s new show at Jonathan Levine and were immediately drawn to a back room where these Hot Air Balloons created out of lightbulbs, wiffle balls, glass jars, and plastic bottles were installed amongst small watercolors and drawings. They are about the coolest/cutest art pieces I have seen for some time and some are still available here
Opening shot courtesy of TypeFiend the rest courtesy of Jonathan Levine Gallery