Making Good looks closely at ordinary things, the objects we use every day. With careful attention to detail, Making Good creates enduring printed and paper products that make tasks easier, spaces more restful, and life just a little less complicated. Even if we do say so ourselves.
The art partnership of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick create fantastical and magical panoramas. Each series has a strong narrative, in a pseudo documentary style. Costumes, props and sets combine to compose these surreal and beautiful photographs. Their exhibitions of these panoramas are often accompanied by ‘artifacts’ from the documented event to further blur reality and the constructed photograph.
These clear bright documentary photographs by Simon Norfolk are haunting in their beauty. Intrigued by imperialism, militarism and war, his photographs cover everything from burned out aeroplanes in Kabul, and various war torn regions, to the supercomputers designed to build nuclear bombs, and the eerie and moving Arizona/Mexico border fence.
A new take on the traditional steam bent wood chairs by the talented and inventive designer, Tomas Alonso. The use of material echoes the classic Thonet chairs, but this reinterpretation is contemporary in its visual language.
These perfect vessels in what seems to be an infinite array of colour combinations bring together two of Ben Fiess’ fascinations: the mass produced form and impeccable and complex record keeping. Although his database of glazes and clays is meticulous and scientific, and the porcelain forms firmly echo machine made and generic shapes, the combination of the two is both magical and resoundingly human.
The iconic image of Grace Jones on the cover of her 1985 album Island Life is as impressive as it is impossible. The photograph which was collaged in a pre-digital era by art director Jean-Paul Goude helped transform Jones into an international superstar. And established the striking identity for which she is now renowned.