Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Aerial Photos of Mine


Construction of a new development in suburbs of Denver

Cattle farm in Greeley, CO

New photos I took this week around (above) Denver. Click images for a few more.

Monday, March 26, 2007

New Media Monday: Legos


Inkie Whang, "Misty Cloud", 2006
silicon and dry pigment on canvas

47 x 33 1/2 in.
119.4 x 85.1 cm.


Inkie Whang, "An Old Breeze" Lego on Plywood, 2004


Inkie Whang, "Autumn Wind", 2004
silicon on canvas

32 1/4 x 81 in.
81.9 x 205.7 cm.



Olafur Eliasson
"The cubic structural evolution project 2004"


Via the Natioanl Gallery of Victoria: "The cubic structural evolution project 2004 is a spectacular installation that invites visitors to participate in the construction of a cityscape using thousands of pieces of Lego. For Eliasson, audience collaboration is of central importance. As he has stated, ‘I see that the person, when engaging in a project of mine, influences the meanings generated.’"


Lego renditions of M.C. Escher images by Lego Escher
"Aztec" by Legolander

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Vessels by Adrian Ghenie and Luc Tuymans



Adrian Ghenie, "The Hit", 2007
Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 31 inches

I've been watching the incredible "Planet Earth" series on the Discovery Channel tonight, and these works were an apt posting after watching all of the wonders of the sea.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sarah Morris Paintings


Sarah Morris
The Firm [Los Angeles]
2006
household gloss paint on canvas
84.25 x 84.25 inches
214 x 214 cm

Check out the recent work of fellow masking tape enthusiast Sarah Morris.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Found Friday : Photomatic

Both sides of a rusted Photomatic photo - precursor to classic photo-booth photos.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Write-Up / Link

I just found out that this blog - my new works specifically - got a mention under "fresh signals" on Coudal here.

Diptych


A diptych of two photos I had on my studio wall for awhile. Reminds me of Richard Prince's photography work.

Richard Prince, Untitled (three women looking in the same direction) 1980
A set of three Ektacolor photographs
40 x 60 inches

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Media Monday; Encaustic

Tony Scherman, "Grace Kelly" from the "Blue Highway" Series, 2001, encaustic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches.


Tony Scherman, "MM" from a series entitled "The Junkies" 2006
encaustic on canvas, 84" x 96"

There are many artists who use encaustic, which is a painting medium made up of pigments and hot wax. It has been used for over a thousand years - dating back to ancient Egypt. One of the better known modern artists to use encaustic is Jasper Johns. His well flag and target paintings from the 50s utilized collage and encaustic. I'm going to spotlight the work of Tony Scherman - a contemporary artist who uses encaustic for most of his work. Like many mediums, digital images of wax paintings never do them justice. In person, many encaustics have a depth and sheen that is difficult to place: more matte than oil, but more depth of color than most acrylic paintings. If you've never used encaustic, I would recommend trying it, though it is very difficult to master. A great place to start is with Joanen Mattera's book titled "The Art of Encaustic". As an artist who uses encaustic herself, Mattera interviews Scherman, Johns, and other artists and has specific instructions on how to best utilize the medium.



Found Friday on a Monday

I had a busy weekend - so my 'Found Friday' feature will take place on a Monday. Here it is:
On the back it says
"Sun. Mar. 30, 1941; Lansing Airport"

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Nicole Charbonnet; Cowboy Paintings


Nicole Carbonnet, Cowboy #32, Mixed Media on Canvas

Nicole Carbonnet, Cowboy (yellow hud), Mixed Media on Canvas

Nicole Carbonnet, Cowboy (grey hud), Mixed Media on Canvas

Just saw a great old-timey country western band, The Culhanes and thought of this artist.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Screen Filler


Sometimes when we have company over, I like to just put on a DVD with nice images. It warms up the room and isn't as distracting as putting on a movie that people might actually watch with intent. I usually put on the Beck "Guero" DVD - because it is essentially V-J video noise, and although the music is great, sometimes its nice to put on and turn off the volume. I've seen the "colorcalm" DVD at a travel shop and it has interesting premise - you can select the color of skies and several other options and have your ambient video match your room or mood. They have another video comprised of ambient video called "by Design." I also found this DVD by Brian Eno called "14 Video Paintings," which by its description should serve the same purpose. None of these videos would be very good for entertainment, but all should work well for video background and should be more interesting than the video aquarium or fireplace. Click images for links.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Collages of James Michael Starr


"Secret" paper collage on canvas


"A life" paper collage on canvas

Here's a couple of nice warm juxtapositions by James Michael Starr that use medical diagrams in an atypical way. His website is difficult to navigate, but there are some gems including these two collages.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Job, New Photos




I started a new job today that is right up my alley doing aerial photography at Rocky Mountain Aerial Surveys. Here's a few suburban snapshots I took this afternoon.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Feature: New Media Mondays (Work on Cardboard)


Sylvie Reno's installation/sculptures of cardboard are very impressive


"Untitled" spray paint/stencil mixed media by Evol


"Handle with Care" spray paint/stencil by Evol


Adam Neate mixed media piece c/o Elms Lesters Gallery, London


Adam Neate mixed media piece c/o Elms Lesters Gallery, London

Similar to "Found Fridays", my newest weekly feature "New Media Mondays" will focus on different art or artists based on medium rather than content or imagery.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Elk


I saw this elk (among many) at Rocky Mountain National Park today.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Street Installation Art - Mark Jenkins and Slinkachu






Slinkachu "Little People" (A tiny street art project)

A lot of "street art" is overrated. Here's a couple of guys that do sculpture/installation work on the street that is actually interesting and makes you do a double take. Check out their sites for tons of interesting pieces including prints, videos, and much more.

Friday, March 9, 2007

New Feature: Found Fridays


This is the first installment of what will become a weekly feature called "Found Friday". I've been collecting vintage photos, books, records, and various paper products for over eight years now and on Fridays I'll spotlight something from my collection. Today's photo is dated 1922, "Bob Staggs" on the back. I believe I picked this up in Kansas.

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