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Claire Nereim @ Jancar Jones

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Claire Nereim has a show at Jancar Jones in LA. Claire’s installation includes some fascinating materials: stacked newsprint, velvet ties, plaster, chromed metal, pyrite and plums. The plums are fantastic.

“Utilizing practical materials, these works map the areas between utility and impracticality, and history and temporality. Often inspired by dreams, they straddle the line between the real and the imagined. Analogous points of tension between interrelated, opposing states — between surface and depth, conscious and unconscious — serve as touchstones.” – Jancar Jones 

 

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Scale 5 (Muscle Beach)

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Images from Jancar Jones and artist’s website.

 

Artist Crush: Katharina Trudzinski

February 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Katharina Trudzinski of Hamburg via Pinterest. The artist refers to the latter pieces as “paintings” – a quirk that I like.

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Installation Art

November 18th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regine Ramseier via The Jealous Curator inspired by the writings of Herman Hesse.

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artist crush: ana serrano

November 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Ana Serrano’s amazing, mind-blowing, kaleidoscopic work in Salon of Beauty at Rice Gallery.

Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American born in Los Angeles, California in 1983. Her work bears reference to those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within this segment of society.

Serrano saw the title, Salon of Beauty, hand-painted on the side of a small beauty salon. She was struck by the phrase’s slightly awkward, yet poetic quality. Later she realized it was a literal translation of the Spanish phrase, Salón De Belleza, which normally would be translated into English as “Beauty Salon.”  Rice Gallery 

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artist crush: ben cove

October 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Ben Cove is currently in a group show called Peering Sideways at Project Space Leeds. This is a smattering of his work across media from the last couple of years.

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artist crush: tatiana trouve

September 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tatiana Trouve at Galerie Perrotin via the always inspiring all the mountains. I’d really love to see this work in person.

Trouve’s work “takes you on a trip down the rabbit hole, and brings you into a world where nothing appears to be as it seems.  It is the place in our subconscious where memories, images, and thoughts blend to create those little fragments of truth that we can never decipher.” A Stay Between Enclosure and Space

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