Gabriel Warren. The first sculptor to be sent to Antarctica by the [US] National Science Foundation, refers to himself as a landscape sculptor who "...attempts to tread as lightly as possible on the earth. [His] metal pieces are fabricated from very thin sheets; [and] despite a massive appearance they are quite light and easy to move, install, and hang." The work on the right is only 38" x 18". His easy interface between geology and art makes the works especially appealing to me.
Ana Flores is a sculptor who gathers "...artifacts from nature [that] suggest their own stories and what slowly emerges are cultural, and mythical narratives...." What evolves may be carved hands that morph into tree limbs, or troll-like trunks reaching into the sky. Her environmental works have been featured at I-Park in East Haddam, CT.
Christo. Famed conceptual artist Christo lost his partner/spouse Jeanne-Claude last fall, but he continues with awe-inspiring projects like the Arkansas River in Colorado. As Christo + Jeanne-Claude's collective works go, I continue to remain impressed about the New York GATES project. Here's a link to photos of the Gates taken by a couple, Lori and Al, from Philadelphia.
White Noise of Everyday Life is a weblog about photography and contemporary visual arts. Here's a sample of night photos of the the rebuilding of the Hoover Dam Bridge taken by photographer Jamey Stillings.
Design Boom. Current trends in industrial design.
upcoming exhibition in NYC
Umbrella Arts, a small, innovative gallery run by Margaret Bodell and Mary Ann Fahey, and shall host a new exhibition, 95Arts, curated by Sean Corbett, is a collection of works from artists who live along the I-95 corridor. Show opens on 10th, July 2010. Gallery hours: Thursday through Saturday 1PM - 6PM and by appointment. 317 East 9th Street, NYC. 212-505-7196
IMAGE CREDITS TO: 1- Gabriel Warren Euneclasteia 1, from the Rhegmalogia sculpture series; 2- 95 Arts logo.