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Nick Lowe is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, making drawings and paintings. His exhibition “a streetlight, a water bottle, a tube of paint, or a dog” was recently on view at Grice Bench in Los … Read More

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MrKiff · Feb 16 · Tags: artnews international

Here's what we're reading this morning. Read More

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MrKiff · Feb 16 · Tags: artnews international

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has to approve an agreement between the institution and attorney general before the sales can begin. Read More

The post Rockwell Family Drops Challenge to Berkshire Museum Sale, Other Plaintiffs to Continue Fight appeared first on ARTnews.

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More

The post ‘Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson’ at the Minneapolis Institute of Art appeared first on ARTnews.

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber (previously) collaboratively produce detailed dioramas caught in the throws of natural or manmade chaos. From 2005 to 2015 the pair created a series titled The City, which imagined the post-apocalyptic interiors of abandoned violin shops, malls, and natural history museums. Empire, a follow-up suite of miniature scenes, serves as a companion to this series by looking at the same imagined future from an exterior point of view.

Nix and Gerber’s new scenes move away from a focus on water-damaged and rusty interiors to explore broad outdoor environments recently devoid of civilization. Scaffolding and bridges crumble as plants begin to poke back through cement cracks, subtle hints that nature has begun to reclaim its land.

Empire presents a world transformed by climate uncertainty and a shifting social order as it stumbles towards a new kind of frontier,” the pair explain in a statement. “These places are eerily beautiful but also unsettling in their stillness and silence. Long ago, man entered the landscape and forced nature to his will. Once grand and emblematic of strength and prosperity, these landscapes now appear abused and in decay, and it is uncertain how they will continue to (d)evolve.”

Each labor intensive model can take up to 7 months to produce, which often means that Nix and Gerber will only finish two photographs a year. The handcrafted dioramas are built from cardboard, foam, and glue—impermanent supplies which are deconstructed and recycled after each shoot.

“I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but I am also fascinated by what a changing world can bring,” Nix told Colossal. “I think this is part of why we make the work we do, to try to reconcile these different attitudes.”

The pair will exhibit images from Empire at their upcoming show at Chicago-based Catherine Edelman Gallery from March 2 to April 28. You can see more of their miniature scenes from both The City and Empire on their Instagram and Facebook.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/new-miniature-apocalyptic-environments-by-nix-and-gerber/

MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

He comes to the Queens institution after more than four years at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Read More

The post SculptureCenter Names Sohrab Mohebbi Curator appeared first on ARTnews.

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

The former director rebutted a number of claims in a board-initiated investigation. Read More

The post Laura Raicovich Counters Queens Museum Report of ‘Poor Judgement’ and Misleading Board appeared first on ARTnews.

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

Among the winners are Nina Chanel Abney, Abigail DeVille, and Sean Raspet. Read More

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

The Canadian-born, Paris-based figure will create an installation for the fair's New York edition, in May. Read More

The post Kapwani Kiwanga Named Winner of the Frieze Artist Award appeared first on ARTnews.

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MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: artnews international

Since 2013, artist Claudia Fontes (previously) has been investigating the use and meaning of the word “foreigner” in a series of small figurative sculptures. Each sculpture, which is about the size of Fontes’ hand (about 23 x 5 cm / 9 x 2 inches) is made with flaxseed paper porcelain. Anonymous figures, alone or in groups, are consumed by or emerging from organic textures that resemble grass, sea sponges, and thin shards of stone. Fontes has been based in England for the last ten years, where ‘foreigner’ is a popular pejorative term. She was born and raised in Argentina, and has also lived and worked in the Netherlands. The artist describes the process and inspiration behind the series on her website:

I began to make [Foreigners] in response to the English landscape that surrounds me and to my cultural understanding of it as a foreigner. I generally find the images out of which they are born during walks in the nearby forest and in the field that begins as soon as I cross the street where I live. During these walks, I concentrate in observing the process of transformation, interaction and the mechanisms of adaptation that happen amongst the creatures that share this particular bio-political system.

You can explore more of Fontes’ body of work, which includes other sculptures as well as conceptual pieces, on her website. (via Womens Art)

 

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/foreigners-claudia-fontes/

MrKiff · Feb 15 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com
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