Archive for the 'Materials' Category

Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt is by far one of my favorite animators. His drawings are simple but unique. “Rejected” is one of his awesome short films he created. Definitely worth watching if you enjoy animation and want to have a good laugh!

This is Richard Woods

Well sort of…these are the wood floors that Richard Woods paints. Humorous style–playing with his own name to find a niche in the art world. Just when you thought wood floors had already been done…

Brian Dettmer

altered encylopedias to make the following images, titled “World Series.”

World Series

detail

Here’s a link to Dettmer’s flickr with more of his projects: http://www.flickr.com/photos/briandettmer/

The Lovely Work of Cassandra C. Jones

Cassandra C. Jones’ “Google-found” digital photo collages and video loops explore how we “create, communicate with, and consume photography in today’s ‘remix culture.'”

“Some of the works included are constructed by compiling hundreds of professional and amateur snapshots of the same subject taken by different people. Ranging from full-color lightning bolts to old black and whites of horses jumping over a fence, she links them in ways that depict motion, line and non-linear narrative. Other pieces are made by deconstructing single photographs, removing their backgrounds and reducing them to isolated shapes. Jones then duplicates and arranges these forms to create compositions where singularity and multiplicity exist simultaneously. There is both an order and a chaos present in the body of work, which overall asks the question, what does it mean to organize and interpret imagery in the digital realm, where the archives of visual information are in a constant state of growth and evolution?”

You can check out more of her work at:

http://cassandrac.googlepages.com/home

Guggenheim’s spiral

Inside (Center of Guggenheim) by Daniel Buren

This semester in Brantl’s Contemporary class we learned about Daniel Buren, in the 1970s, being confronted by the Guggenheim museum over the impact of his work in the prestigious gallery space. Buren was able to expose how the Guggenheim museum placed the architecture of the building (created by Frank Lloyd Wright) before the work being exhibited. I thought this was really interesting because of the museum’s unique exhibiting space in the central bowl of the building and how contemporary artists now are able to incorporate the architecture into their exhibitions.

Some interesting examples I could find:

"Inopportune: Stage One" by Cai Guo-Qiang (2004)

Mobile, Alexander Calder (2007)

"Spider Couple, Untitled and Untitled" by Louise Bourgeois

The Walkmen, High Places, Leo Allen, Colson Whitehead & a marching band (2009)