A set of deep blue glass sculptures sits in a window of Peggy Guggenheim’s unfinished palazzo, overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal. Made from sketches by Picasso, they are a rare relic of Guggenheim’s collaboration with Egidio Costantini, Murano’s “master of masters.”
Nacida en París, con estudios en Bellas Artes, diseño gráfico, textil, decoración y arquitectura, la artista francesa Valerie Rey desarrolla su obra desde fines de los años 90 en Costa Rica, tierra con la cual conecta de forma inmediata, estableciendo con la naturaleza del entorno un diálogo creativo.
Just over a year ago, I noticed a then-new Instagram account called @physical_culture_philosophy, and, because all three of those words interest me, I began to follow it. Turns out it is the creation of the London-based sculptor Graham Hudson, who has shown throughout Europe and the U.S.
TROY, ALABAMA International Arts Center, Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park, Troy University At a time when sculptural craftsmanship is often subordinated to idea—and idea is at best inconsequential—it was refreshing to see an exhibition of works both beautifully made and “weighty” in thought.
For Irish-born, American artist Sean Scully, autobiography and experience serve as correctives to the dry determinism of Minimalism. By making Minimalism “emotional,” he advances the personal over formal concerns, emancipating his works from a Sol LeWitt-like cage and introducing a freedom refused by Ad Reinhardt and Barnett Newman in their day.
Nathan Coley, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2007, has been working in Glasgow, Scotland, for over 25 years. Like many artists, he avoids characterization and “dislike[s] most terminology that describes art practice in any way.”
CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA Pitzer College Art Galleries Candice Lin’s work involves equal measures of dark poetry, speculation, fiction, DIY science, futurism, queerness, and art history. Its concentrated physical materiality is rendered even denser by layers of association and reference.
Adam Silverman’s work is a monument to risk. Once a producer of functional pottery, he now works at the edge of feasibility where principles of ceramic fabrication are concerned. Potentially ruinous firing techniques, uncontrollable glazing methods, and almost unsustainable forms all expose his work to the possibility of self-destruction.
Architect and doctoral candidate at Argentina’s National University of Arts, Ignacio Unrrein explores highly theoretical terrain in very concrete terms. His works occupy gaps—in perception, art-making, and personal relations (whether between individuals or between citizens and the city)—sometimes closing them, sometimes widening them, but always drawing attention to their existence and promise of opportunity.
Con una obra de una factura impactante, dueña de una figuración cuasi hiperrealista que confronta al espectador con modelos de humanidad que actúan como espejos brutales de nuestra realidad, Martin Di Girolamo desarrolla un trabajo sólido y con amplia trayectoria en el panorama de las artes, desde los años 90.