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Our good friend, the ever amazingly brilliant artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom) has spent the past two years on this ambitious project (video)… take a look! We’re stoked!
"Jaclyn Alderete and her solo show Indra’s Net" photographed by @mikecuffe at @moderneden Gallery.
Jaclyn Alderete is a San Francisco Bay Area artist, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She draws her inspiration from many things; the human condition, social and environmental concerns and desert nostalgia. You can find her work at the Kaleid Gallery in San Jose, CA and the Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.
Artist’s Exhibition Statement: “In ‘Indra’s Net’ I wanted to explore the ways in which people build and break boundaries between ourselves and our world. Our natural propensity to create artificial distinctions is eclipsed by our knack for finding connections through the means of vision, empathy, and insight. These are ideas I wanted to express both figuratively and conceptually. The depiction of reflected images within and around figures whose features are at once obscured and exaggerated, whose boundaries are at times undefined as they momentarily merge with their environment, delineates the pathways of our sometimes muddled perception. Contrasting with this is the imagery of fish, whose clear, ever-opened eyes are said to impart perpetual awareness to the unconscious. Fish, along with birds, are early and unambiguous indicators of the state of the environment which surrounds us, bestowing upon us a silent foresight.
This leads me to a desire to express themes of transformation, waking up, and coming into being. I believe the intrinsic need to communicate with, and find a connection to, the world around us plays a major role in my work.”
#JaclynAlderete #indrasnet #art #artist #painter #painting #moderneden #modernedengallery #warholian (at Modern Eden)
Mona: International Group Exposition opens tonight at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco! Don’t miss it!
For details visit the FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/657246697637808/?directed_target_id=0
"I tried to maintain some freshness by shifting what it is I’m looking at in order to create a different process of looking at something that would give me a new kind of interpretation."
Artist Tim Hawkinson, our current 100 Artists featured artist, explores several themes consisting of music, sounds, expression, and even his own body. As shown here, Hawkinson combines his face and facial expressions in a mechanized sculpture, Emoter (2002), which was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2002. “It’s something that emotes and it’s motorized and it is an emoter.”
The complexity of his work does not stop there. His use of machines and wires were also demonstrated in his installation, Überorgan (2000)—a massive, nearly 300 feet, “bagpipe”. This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Time (2003)
(Please welcome Roberto, our Bloomberg Philanthropies/Studio in a School summer intern, who will be helping us create posts throughout the summer. He’s doing an excellent job so far!)
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Time, 2003. © Art21, Inc. 2003.
Add it again also getting a few small pieces ready for a show next Friday in Oakland @ The Port Workspace #art#oakland #artist #paint #color #type #sunday
"Black Square/White Square" installation by artist Kine Lillestrom. (2009)
The Skywhale is a hot air balloon designed by sculptor Patricia Piccinini as part of a commission to mark the centenary of Canberra. The artist often creates realistic human-like sculptures and her work is exhibited worldwide. #patriciapiccinini #art #artist #hotairballoon #skywhale #balloon #whale #installation #sculptor #sculpture #canberra
Loving the new Portland Cool Grey just released from @gamblincolors! The Portland Greys are among their top selling colors, and they’ve extended the line by adding the Portland Cool Grey. The dusty blue and mauve are less subtle than the new whites. These greys & the titanium buff, are spaced pretty evenly on the color wheel. So they can be used as a pretty amazing muted primary pallet. #warholianapproved #paint #gamblincolors #portlandcoolgrey #gamblin #oilpaint #painting
Loving the new Portland Cool Grey color just released from @gamblincolors! The Portland Greys are among their top selling colors, and they’ve extended the line by adding the Portland Cool Grey. The dusty blue and mauve are less subtle than the new whites. These greys & the titanium buff, are spaced pretty evenly on the color wheel. So they can be used as a pretty amazing muted primary pallet. #warholianapproved #paint #gamblincolors #portlandcoolgrey #gamblin #oilpaint #painting