Futuristic installations and photography by Barry Underwood

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By Joshua Bond in New Art on Tuesday 12 March 2013

Barry Underwood builds on-site installations to create stunning photographs. Using long exposure camera techniques, he creates light paintings in many of his photographs, but not like any you’ve seen before. Inspired by cinema, land art, and contemporary painting, the resulting photographs are both surreal and familiar.

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Violent tape installations by Monica Grzymala

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 June 2012

Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala’s site-specific installation in London has black tape spluttering wildly all over the Sumarria Lunn gallery. Wow.

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Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend: installation by Peta Morris

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By Peta Morris in New Art on Tuesday 29 May 2012

I’m an artist creative type working in mixed media, installation and photography, with a love of collecting, finding the irony, beauty, and fury, and putting it all together and making it pop with humour and wit. My latest show, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend: An Exhibition Fit For A Queen, is timed to coincide with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and asks the question, ‘Is it time this fairytale came to it’s end?’ It’s at Sydney’s Sheffer Gallery from now until December.

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Paper tornados by Mia Pearlman

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 May 2012

Wow, we thought we’ve seen everything that can be done with tree sheets until we saw these installations. New York artist, Mia Pearlman, who describes her process as ‘very intuitive, based on spontaneous decisions in the moment’, sculpted these tempestuous forces of nature from paper.

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Feather Art

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By Clare Hillier in New Art on Tuesday 1 June 2010

London-based installation artist, Kate MccGwire, creates ‘flight of fancy’ pieces from pigeon feathers. While the process of collecting thousands of feathers must be painstaking, the result is awe-inspiring and emotive. I suspect it would be hard not to sneak a touch when seeing her exhibition in person though!

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Boltanksi’s No Man’s Land installation

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Monday 24 May 2010

French artist Christian Boltanski’s No Man’s Land is one of the most ambitious installations America has ever experienced. Centred around a five-story crane, Boltanski explores the notion of mortality by incorporating 30 tonnes of discarded clothing, more than 3000 used cookie tins, and the sound of human heartbeats gathered from around the world.

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Harrison Haynes

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 15 May 2010

Les Savy Fav drummer Harrison Haynes also makes some pretty incredible art that plays with the assumptions and materiality of photographic processes and images, using collage, painting, and installation elements.

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Julien Berthier

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 2 April 2010

Julien Berthier’s public installation art rearranges and subverts reality by forcing paradoxes and illusions in our environment — a balcony attached to a crane that can be placed against any building, an apparently sinking boat that’s actually a sculpture that’s safely anchored, or a tree stump that looks like it’s chopping itself down with a limb that’s been turned into an ax.

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