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  • Hundreds of Symbols From Prehistory to Modern Day Comprise a Gold ‘S’ Screenprint by Seb Lester
    by Grace Ebert on August 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Centered on the letter “S,” an anachronistic print from Seb Lester (previously) blends hundreds of symbols into one embellished form. Rendered in metallic on black paper, the typographic piece captures an incredibly long timeline, from prehistory to the Dark Ages to the Renaissance to present day. Look closely and you’ll spot snippets of cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, emojis, and modern logos. Based in Lewes, England, the artist and calligrapher channeled the heavily detailed marginalia and flourishes of illuminated manuscripts.  More

  • Bizarre Porcelain Sculptures by Artist Morel Doucet Tangle Limbs, Seashells, and Coral
    by Grace Ebert on August 4, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Based in Miami, artist Morel Doucet imbues his surreal artworks with a reminder that the natural world is ripe with entanglements. Often monochromatic, the slip-cast and hand-built porcelain pieces merge flora and fauna into dense amalgamations: a series of naked figures sit with coral, safety pins, and starfish as heads, while other assemblages feature a singular arm or pair of legs jutting out from a mass of sea creatures. Doucet not only considers how humans are damaging the environment but also who is most likely to suffer in the process. More

  • From the Archives: An Interview with Gerhard Demetz
    by Nastia Voynovskaya on May 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    It is often said that children are privy to a certain wisdom inaccessible to adults, that their naivete allows them to gaze at the world without the cynicism that comes from a long time of living in it. In his large-scale wood sculptures, Italian artist Gehard Demetz presents children as powerful figures — knowing, self-aware and bold. A master craftsman, Demetz creates his compositions within a surrealist framework, portraying his subjects with a lifelike accuracy that makes way for the haunting details to creep in. Gehard Demetz took some time to talk to Nastia Voynovskaya about the philosophies behind his sculptures, as well as his creative process.

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  • Zombie Figuration Isn’t a Thing: A Critical Autopsy with Antwaun Sargent
    by Paddy Johnson and William Powhida on August 4, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Jordan Casteel, "Within Reach", New Museum installation view, 2020. Photo: Dario Lasagni In this episode of Explain Me, critic and curator Antwaun Sargent joins us to discuss the effects of the pandemic and Alex Greenberger's Zombie Figuration, a confusing essay that appeared earlier this month in ARTnews. In the first half hour we discuss the disparate effects of the pandemic and general politics. Then we move on to art, zombies,  race,  and why art has limits. Listen on Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts. BIOGRAPHY Antwaun Sargent is an art critic and a writer who has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vice and more, as well as essays to multiple museum publications. His first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” (Aperture) is out now. In April he announced a new partnership with Gagosian that will include working on four exhibitions and contributing features to their magazine.  Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.  LISTENER ADVISORY: In this episode, Paddy Johnson occasionally repeats Antwaun Sargent's words when his audio cuts out. This leads to periodic moments when Johnson and Sargent speak at the same time.  LINKS First There Was Zombie Formalism, Now There is Zombie Figuration Met Apologies to Glenn Ligon Noah Davis Barkley Hendricks Kehinde Wiley  Cinga Samson Peter Saul  Alice Neal Jordan Casteel Jordan Casteel at the New Museum EARLY WHITNEY BIENNIAL REVIEWS  Paddy Johnson Andrew Russeth Linda Yablonsky

  • Institutional failure, Trump’s Agenda, and Meme-Driven Conservative Movements: A Talk with Nayland Blake
    by Paddy Johnson and William Powhida on June 29, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Boogaloo Boys show off posters supporting Trump at a demonstration Artist Nayland Blake joins the podcast to discuss the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, mass protests, and the resurgence of COVID as the backdrop for public art and how museums are addressing diversity.  Spearheaded in large part by Blake, we discuss all of these issues  through the lens of what people need and how art makers, art workers and arts institutions answer that need. We started the conversation with Blake's recent twitter thread on art criticism. "Art criticism is the activity of thinking with and through art objects," they wrote. "If you constantly reach for the same few objects to think with, you stagnate as a critic and simply reinforce your own bias." Other relevant links mentioned in the show: Nayland Blake's website Julie Mehretu's Goldman Saks mural Mark Bradford Social Abstraction What is the Boogaloo movement? Dread Scott's Rebel Reenactment Marblecake Also the Game Gamergate Explainer Support Explain Me by becoming a member on Patreon.

  • Give it Away. Now & Forever
    by Lost Art Press on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

    When I design and build a piece of furniture, it does not belong to me any more than the birdsong of the warblers outside my shop door.  Since the start of my furniture career in the 1990s, I have never claimed ownership to a single design. The world is free to copy, adapt, interpret, sell... The post Give it Away. Now & Forever appeared first on Lost Art Press.

  • Construction of Ledge Doors
    by fitz on August 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

    The following is excerpted from “Doormaking and Window-making.” On the principle of beginning at the bottom, we will in the present chapter take in hand the making of the “ledge” door, and what comes next to it in simplicity – the “framed ledge” door. The former can be dismissed very shortly, the boards and ledges... The post Construction of Ledge Doors appeared first on Lost Art Press.

  • julie maren
    by the jealous curator on August 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

      View this post on Instagram   Putting together one of my “Biophilia” installations at Walker Fine Art in Denver. The opening is tonight- Friday, May 11, 5-9 pm @walkerfineart A post shared by JULIE MAREN artist (@juliemaren) on May 11, 2018 at 7:32am PDT Acorns! Yep, I thought I’d just jump right in with

  • andré schulze
    by the jealous curator on August 4, 2020 at 8:00 am

    This is the work of German artist André Schulze … and three other artists: an unlisted artist who clearly loves horses, W.Engelhardt 1930, and J.Vahlert 1928. That’s right, these originals are painted on other originals. A lot of artists who work with vintage landscapes typically use mass-produced prints, but not André. Perhaps that’s because he has

  • Artist Interview: Travis Fish
    by Rom Levy on August 5, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Contemporary American artist Travis Fish has been a rising name in the global art scene. Originally from Wisconsin, Travis lives and works in New-York City. Travis Fish paints catchy motifs, shirts, pants, luxury sweatshirts and portraits as if he had put them on his large format canvases in no time. His art seems childish, naive, The post Artist Interview: Travis Fish appeared first on StreetArtNews.

  • “ROGER DELIVRANT ANGELIQUE” by 100taur in Montauban, France
    by Bianca Duran on August 5, 2020 at 9:10 am

    French artist 100taur just worked on a mural painting done in collaboration with the City of Montauban and the Ingres Museum. The mural is the 2nd part of the trilogy around the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. For little background on the artwork, Roger delivering Angelique is a painting painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1819, inspired by a The post “ROGER DELIVRANT ANGELIQUE” by 100taur in Montauban, France appeared first on StreetArtNews.

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