July 24, 2014

Dare alla Luce: Altered Photos by Amy Friend









Dare alla Luce: Altered Photos by Amy Friend

Vintage photographs that have been re-made by adding holes on the image and allowing light to shine through.
In this series I initially responded to a collection of vintage photographs, retrieved from a variety of sources. Through hand-manipulated interventions I altered and subsequently re-photographed the images “re-making” photographs that oscillate between what is present and what is absent. I aim to comment on the fragile quality of the photographic object but also to the equal fragility of our lives, our history. All are lost so easily. By playing with the tools of photography, I “re-use” light by allowing it to shine through the holes in the images. In a somewhat playful and yet literal manner, I return the subject of the photographs back to the light, while simultaneously bringing them forward. The images are permanently altered; they are lost and reborn, hence the title, Dare alla Luce, an Italian term meaning, “to bring to the light”, in reference to birth.

July 23, 2014

Paintings by Donald Roller Wilson









Paintings by Donald Roller Wilson

Looking at these paintings will leave you scratching your head trying to make sense of them but they are nonetheless well executed and to read his statement about them is really hilarious.
Ok, upon viewing this body of current, transitional paintings, you will begin to experience an ever-increasing apparition, one usually occurring during passover, of the holy virgin—the imperial mother of the universe—appearing before the nut farm creatures, frequently in disguise as a house fly, or a general electric refrigerator which has become lodged in the top of a tall pecan tree—with her door open, the light on, giving support to a whole, spiral-cut, honey-roast picnic ham resting on her third shelf up from the bottom. And while the "apparition" scares the holy s--- out of most of the children – naughty betty, in her own way, understands the sightings, and becomes "semi-dangerously" activated, and motivated by them... 

Ghost Janitor: Animation by Louie Zong



Ghost Janitor: Animation by Louie Zong

A charming animation short about a friendly ghost who likes to clean up in his own inimitable fashion.

July 22, 2014

Paint Drop Sculptures by Chris Dorosz







Paint Drop Sculptures by Chris Dorosz
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New sculptures made up of tiny paint drops on acrylic rods creating a 3D effect.
Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls through, as analogous to the building blocks that make up the human body (DNA) or even its mimetic representation (the pixel). 
With this in mind I’ve been working towards creating a narrative of materials as the groundwork to explore changing ideas of human physicality.

Google Earth: Paintings by Stefano Bolcato








Google Earth: Paintings by Stefano Bolcato

Paintings based on LEGO toys which are staged then photographed. The series is a take on how Google Earth is used to zoom in on people up close such as when they are relaxing at a park. You can see more of his LEGO-themed paintings here.

July 21, 2014

Nightscapes: Photos by Mark Jaremko








Nightscapes: Photos by Mark Jaremko

Long exposure photos of urban landscapes over water taken at night.
I photograph at night. For the past four years my focus has been on capturing landscapes over water, photographed during a full moon, all taken with very long exposures. I am fascinated with the horizon, with the lights and the structures that we build there.

The Naked and the Nude: Photos by Danny Eastwood






The Naked and the Nude: Photos by Danny Eastwood

A series of photos that plays with water, reflections, and refraction in an attempt to blur the lines of perception.

July 18, 2014

Paintings by Geoffrey Gersten









Paintings by Geoffrey Gersten

Surrealistic works, with robots the recurring theme, influenced by a wide range of classic and modern paintings.
Painting is who I am. There was always something in me that was going to grow into an artist. As a youth, two images profoundly impacted me; I will never forget the fear and distraction I felt when I first took in the eternal repose of the characters in Grant Wood’s great American Gothic. Then, I saw The Persistence of Memory, or Soft Watches, by Dali. I have a romance with the old memory. I cannot remember many details of the painting, but I saw it differently then. When I view the painting now, my mind goes hastily to work, examining perspective, composition, atmosphere. I cannot help but conduct automatic analysis. This is how I learned to create.

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