Metropolis II exhibition by Chris Burden now showing in LA

Michele Castagnetti Reader Find

By Michele Castagnetti in Video on Saturday 28 April 2012

Legendary artist Chris Burden (he had himself shot with a .22 caliber by his friend as an art project when he was young) will blow you away with his latest installation of a city. It takes an entire room on the ground floor of the contemporary pavilion at the LACMA in Los Angeles and is showing right […]

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Sculptures and installations by Luke Jerram

Samantha Dalrymple Reader Find

By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Monday 16 April 2012

Known worldwide for his large-scale public engagement artworks, the UK-based artist, Luke Jerram, creates sculptures, installations, live arts projects and gifts. He encourages people to interact and have fun with his work.

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Dark installation art by Sam Vernon

Rushern Baker Reader Find

By Rushern Baker in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Sam Vernon is a close friend and a damn good installation artist. She’s dealing with some dark themes that are really interesting — racialization, historical memory and Black fiction. The way she uses the process of drawing and Xerox reproduction creates spaces that transcend reality.

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Graphic geometric installations by Esther Stocker

Deanne Cheuk Reader Find

By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Friday 16 March 2012

Esther Stocker paints graphic canvases of grid-like black and white geometric abstractions and then brings them to life with large art installations that alter your perceptions of spatial reality.

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Amazing installations by Clemens Behr

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 8 March 2012

Somehow Clemens Behr’s amazing installations and sculptures remind me of the collective consciousness arising out of the detritus of our overdriven reality.

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Notes From Chris hijacks NYC

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 June 2010

Notes from Chris is an incredible public art project started by Todd Lamb in 2008 which consists of weird notes, written by a fictional person named Chris, that are posted all over New York City. As a sort of literary version of invisible theater, the notes in aggregate actually succeed in depicting a rather fully […]

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Melissa Webb

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 9 April 2010

I first saw the work of artist Melissa Webb at an exhibit at the H&H Building in Baltimore. She had converted the sub-roof space of the building into a colorful, vaguely frightening installation of rope ladders, spikes, and colorful flags draped everwhere to make the place look like Swiss Family Robinson’s treehouse if it had been built by post-apocalyptic anarchist pirates.

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Pepa Prieto

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 12 February 2010

Spanish artist Pepa Prieto weaves intricate and elusive narratives with her innocently psychedelic style — smiling creatures tangle into each other and matrixes of magical machines and bear-skin-clad people explore faraway lands, all playing their role in perpetuating the bustling civilization Prieto depicts in her pastel-colored paintings, installations, and murals.

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Michael Velliquett

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Madison, Wisconsin-based multi-media artist Michael Velliquett has done the psychedelic tribal thing rather compellingly in video, drawings, and sculptures, but his cut paper work truly highlights his ability to render mindblowingly textured and intricate work via a childlike approach to craftsmanship and imagery.

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Michael Johansson

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 8 December 2009

Swedish artist Michael Johansson assembles piles of common, everyday objects into monolithic sculptures and installations, fitting all the pieces together perfectly like a game of Tetris. The resulting forms imply new functions while highlighting the cookie-cutter nature of our post-industrial world.

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Tommi Toija

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 29 July 2009

The child-like figures in Tommi Toija’s sculptures and installations have a certain Mr. Bill-like quality about them with their blank eyes and perplexed expressions.

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Katherine Mangiardi

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Art on Tuesday 7 July 2009

I learned of the work of New York artist Katherine Mangiardi from the Merchant’s House Museum of all places. So appropriate. Mangiardi’s paintings of lace are unbelievably haunting, like the delicate, filmy fabric of a ghost, or like the painfully decaying lace of an antique dress. I also found her fabric installations at various historic museums around the East Coast rather beautiful. I find the idea of being able to set up an installation in a historic house pretty intriguing.

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Mark Dean Veca

Ron English Reader Find

By Ron English in New Art on Saturday 13 June 2009

This is at last the artist the 1960s was desperately trying to produce. Mark Dean Veca’s installations electrify galleries and museums with an ethereal pop ecstasy the previous generation only dreamed of. This is the drug we have all been waiting for.

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Jaime Pitarch

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Saturday 22 November 2008

Jaime Pitarch’s sculptures and installations made from found objects and discarded junk — furniture, clothes pins, kitchen knives, electric guitars, cocktail umbrellas — as well as video elements, are sort of 21st-century Dada pieces that defy gravity and rattle our conception of the physical universe. Driven by an incessant need to question reality after a traumatic attempt to save a drowning woman in 1996, Pitarch minimalist aesthetic belies the nearly tantric approach he has to his work.

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Mosstika

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in New Art on Friday 21 November 2008

Edina Tokodi is a Hungarian artist strutting her stuff on the streets of Brooklyn, using a few licks of moss to create largely nature-focused imagery. The works adorn both the exterior and interior of buildings – she’s done a number of installations – but it’s her new take on street art that is raising eyebrows. […]

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