The most popular posts from last month, March 2012, were (starting from the top left in clockwise order) … Sand paintings along the California coast, the “Wonder Club” show by Sickboy at White Walls, an installation of 2000 suspended tennis balls, and Pantone-colored desserts tarts.
. . . → Read More: March 2012 wrap-up
"Beyond the Veil" acrylic on wood, 36in x 36in, 2011
During an online visit to the Painting Center in NYC, I discovered the wonderful paintings of Rebecca Rutstein, one of the artists featured in the current “Shifting Speeds” exhibition. According to Rutstein, she invents “landscapes of systems and forces without a sense of place, . . . → Read More: “Zero Gravity” paintings by Rebecca Rutstein
Oil paintings by Pang-Chieh Hsu at the Andrea Schwarz Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Art Openings Friday, March 30
Event: ‘Papers‘ by Rudi Molacek – featuring: Herbert Brandl (Austria), Chuck Connelly (United States), Rudi Molacek (Austria) , Gerwald Rockenschaub (Austria) and Maria Serebriakova (Russia), Opening Reception When: Friday, March 30, 2012 At 6PM Where: Fouladi . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2012
"22 Footer" images of lips from fashion magazines cut and assembled with pins on a foam panel, 27 x 46 inches
detail from "22 Footer"
pieces used in "22 Footer" laid out in the studio
Thank goodness lipstick comes in so many different shades! That thought must have been running through the . . . → Read More: David Adey uses images of lips from fashion magazines to create pinned collages
In “Post-it Structures,” the post-it notes appear to be spawning like fungus on a moist oak tree. Designed by Yo Shimada of Tato Architects, the installation was built from 30,000 post-it notes which form cells, then blocks, and then walls, running throughout the gallery. Last year “Post-it Structures” was on display at the Gallery . . . → Read More: “Post-it Structures” by Yo Shimada
For a graduation project at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag, Netherlands-based designer Frederic Brodbeck developed a novel mechanism for capturing visual information from movies. In cinemetrics, data from a movie – like color, motion and speech – is extracted, processed and visualized into unique fingerprints.
From Brodbeck’s report:
Since motion pictures . . . → Read More: Cinemetrics, or fingerprints, of movies
German photographer Florian Imgrund shoots these eerily beautiful double exposure photographs on film without the use of any computer post-processing tools, like Photoshop. What’s also amazing is that he just got his first analog camera recently, in the summer of 2010. See more of Imgrund’s images on his website.
. . . → Read More: Eerily beautiful double exposure photographs by Florian Imgrund
"Wonder Club" Acrylic, Ink, and Spray Paint on Fine Canvas, 42x60in
If these rainy days leave you feeling blue, Wonder Club at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco will put the bounce back in your walk. Sickboy’s show consists of large canvases full of bright colors, playful as well as angstful antics, and . . . → Read More: “Wonder Club” by Sickboy at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco
a time-lapse photo of Judith Braum while she was working on "Diamond Dust"
Primates do it. Toddlers do it. Finger painting has to be the most primal (and exhilarating) way of making art. New York City based artist Judith Braun is known for her enormous symmetrical wall paintings created using her fingers along with . . . → Read More: “Diamond Dust” a finger painted mural by Judith Braun
As if the California coastline weren’t beautiful enough… landscape artist Andreas Amador has to take a garden rake and etch doodles in the sand!
Originally inspired by the crop circles phenomenon in the UK, Amador has been painting organic and geometric shapes on the beach for the past 12 years. Using Google Earth to . . . → Read More: Sand paintings along the California coast left by Andres Amador