Friday, October 29, 2010

ginny ruffner

life cycle of glint, 2007, lampworked glass and mixed media, 15x14x11, evolution of the mosaic, 2006, lampworked glass and mixed media, 19x14x7, house of glorious mornings, 2009, lampworked glass and mixed media, 18x12x8, wing buggy, 2009, lampworked glass and mixed media, 7x18x9

i've been a huge fan of this artist's amazing lamp-worked glass for many years. she suffered a paralyzing head injury and although she successfully retaught herself the skills to make art again, she was unable to make this detailed work for over a decade. i'm elated to see that she's back to making this wonderfully exuberant work....see more here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

karl fritsch

Untitled, 2005, Silver, saphires, diamonds, Untitled, 2005, Silver, oxidised, glasstones, Untitled, 2004, Silver, rubies, saphires, emeralds, peridot, achat, amthyst, Untitled, 2005, Silver, rocks and crystals

i'm not a big jewelery fan, i don't wear or buy much of it, but i love when i see work that truly pushes the envelope and transcends formal function...see more here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kristin Baker

Surge and Shadow of the Secondhand Thrill, 2007, acrylic on PVC panel, 120 x 180, Montague's and Capulet's, 2007 acrylic on PVC panel, 80 x 120, The Raft of Perseus, 2006, acrylic on PVC, 100 x 160

volatile, ever-changing, wondrous landscape...see more here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cayce Zavaglia

Aunt Lin, Hand Embroidery, Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 16.25 x 29, Greg, Hand Embroidery, Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 13 x 15, Sophie, Hand Embroidery, Crewel Wool and Acrylic on Linen, 14 x 35

found this amazing painterly embroidery via a posting from my other blog at tyler...see more here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nancy Scheinman

Vermillion Clothes of Brocade Leaves, mixed media collage, Indigo Serenade, mixed media collage, The Man Who Balanced Birds, mixed media collage

loving the sweetness and lush, decorative, romantic narratives, ...see more here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

johnnie winona ross

San Solomon Seeps, 2006, Acrylic gypsum, titanium, zinc, carbonized bone, various oxides, marble burnished on bleached linen, 18x17, SaltSpring, SS. 05, 2004, acrylic burnished on linen, 18x17, Dry Wash Seeps #17, 2002, oil on canvas, 73x70

the amazing grid-predictable, rigid, solid, fluid, organic and rife with possibility...see more here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

jordi alcaraz

Exercicis de Desaparicio II (Exercises of Disappearance II) (JRFA #9954), 2010, painting on cardboard and plexiglass, 67x87, Discussió entre astrònoms (IV), 2010, mixed media, 40x50, Passejar amb l‘Anna, 2010, Paint on cardboard and methacrylate, 67x87

there is something so simply and powerfully perfect about black and white...see more here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

janet filomeno

no.15, 2007,
graphite, mica powder & aluminum paint on canvas, 26 x 73, no.10, 2007, graphite, mica powder & aluminum paint on canvas, 26 x 73, no.12, 2007, graphite, mica powder & aluminum paint on canvas, 48 x 60

sensitive and moody, these beautiful paintings truly capture the violence and passion of the sea...see more here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

roland flexner

from the 'drawings' portfolio, all sumi ink on paper: sn3_08, sn10, sn1

love the forms, the contrasts, the hi-lights and lo-darks and especially the controlled serendipity of his process...see more work here and download a free art in america pdf interview really worth reading here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

song xin

Here and Now (detail), 2008, Papercut on magazine collage, 68 x 96, Transformation (detail), 2008, Papercut on magazine collage, tracing paper, 65 x 80, Transformation series, 2008, Papercut on magzine collage,mylar, 20 x20, New Bloom (detail), 2008, Papercut on magazine collage, mylar, 32 x 32, Lust/caution series, 2007, Papercut on magzine collage, 33.5 x 56

more fun cut paper...see more here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

michael loveland

Royal View, 2008, wood, glass, vinyl, photo, aluminum, steel, 33 x 22 x 4, Balance, 2009, steel, concrete, wood, glass, 22 x 32 x 12, Carnie, 2008, steel, wood, glass, photos, 26.5 x 3.5 x 15

loving this fabulous, fun, fearless flexing of materials mixing muscles...see more here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

clemencia labin

pulpa bikini marina, midipulpa violeta, pulpa bikini pepa
i have created my pulpa chic world in which the observer dives inot a space of sensuous and visual opulence. the pulpa chic's works are partly quilted (meaty) object-paintings using cloths and acrylic paint. they a have a sort of pop prefabricated beautiful look that reflects today's values and way of life, in which nature is often modified to achieve the ultimate desired artificial perfection.
i want one of these pretty, poofy, little pulpas...see more here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ivelisse jimenez

Re(place) 4, mixed media, Re(place) 1, Mixed media, 62 x 62
I use painting as a point of departure to construct pieces that deal with the idea of simultaneity and contradiction. The manner in which objects, images and materials are articulated questions the hierarchies of what is most present. The work consists of structures made out of a diversity of elements partially covered by a veil of acetate or plastic. This wall/screen is attractive and protective at the same time. It also works as a connector that stops or ejects the viewer by making impossible frontal access to what is behind. The blurring of the outside panel unifies the singulars into a whole element. We can still view the inside where the elements are shown as irreducible and coexistent. Perception is relative and dependent upon the position from which it is viewed. The spectator must negotiate a series of points of view. The images are constantly shifting between integration and disintegration. They refer to the body/mind decision–making process of finding a method to make something present. My interest is in structures that are parallel which exist in other configurations such as language. This act of synchronizing is finally a metaphor for the elusiveness of the balance of factors that determine the production of meaning.
see more here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

gianna commito

Stall, 2010, watercolor and casein on panel 32 X 24, mocc, watercolor and casein on panel, 28x20, Block, 2009, watercolor and casein on panel 40 X 36, Bud, 2010, watercolor and casein on panel 20 X 16

i'd love to walk through a building that did this...see more here.