Art

The Serious Joy of Joyce J. Scott’s Beaded Art

BALTIMORE — Joyce J. Scott’s half-century retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art is an invitation to wander in her dreams. Those of us who accept that invitation will likely never forget both their beauty and their urgency. The artist, known to some as the “Queen of Baltimore,” is a master of beading, quilting, printmaking, weaving, and performance. She has …

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A Pair of Staggering Infographics Organizes 1,600 Planets Beyond Our Solar System by Color — Colossal

 Design Science #astronomy #infographics #Martin Vargic #posters and prints #space July 12, 2024 Grace Ebert “The Exoplanet Zoo.” All images © Martin Vargic, shared with permission Not until 1992 did astronomers confirm that there were planets outside our solar system, and in the 30-plus years that have followed, researchers have discovered at least 6,660 exoplanets across nearly 4,900 systems. …

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Handmade Paper Cascades Throughout Mika Obayashi’s Meditative Installations — Colossal

 Art #installation #Mika Obayashi #paper #string July 12, 2024 Grace Ebert “Gospel of Three Dimensions” (2022), abaca paper, cotton cord, indigo, 7 x 7 x 11 feet. Photo by Samara Pearlstein. All images © Mika Obayashi, shared with permission “A central ingredient is empty space,” says Mika Obayashi about her gossamer installations of paper and cord. The artist constructs …

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Brazilian Conceptual Artist Steals Historic Coin From the British Museum

A little after noon on Tuesday, June 18, Brazilian artist Ilê Sartuzi entered Room 68 of the British Museum and secretly replaced a silver coin minted during the English Civil War with a replica. Sartuzi then left Room 68, walked downstairs, and deposited the real coin in the museum’s donation box. The action was the culmination of more than a …

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Sharks and Snakes and Leopards, Oh My! Lorien Stern’s Vibrant Ceramics Twist Danger into Play — Colossal

 Art Craft #animals #ceramics #Lorien Stern #sculpture July 12, 2024 Grace Ebert All images © Lorien Stern, shared with permission Ravenous sharks, two-headed snakes, and alligators that appear overly eager for a snack are notably less frightening in the hands of Lorien Stern. Armed with a bright color palette and exuberant style, the Mojave Desert-based artist creates a bold …

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“Always Thinking Like A Scrim: Part 2” at SHIMMER

A scrim (mesh fabric) is a lightweight, open-weave material used primarily in theatrical performances and veils. Depending on the lighting, the scrim can be visible or invisible, and it often serves as reinforcement for repairing damaged fabrics. Etel Adnan and Lynn Marie Kirby wrote “Always Thinking Like A Scrim.” Just as a scrim’s visibility changes with lighting, our experience of …

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Shunga Might Just Convince You That Pornography Is Art

One of the most iconic works of ukiyo-e is Hokusai’s 1814 print “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife,” which depicts a woman amid a sexual liaison with two octopuses. It is so familiar that its outré bestialistic imagery is somewhat diluted. The picture even appears in Mad Men (2007–15) as decoration in a Japanophilic advertising executive’s office. “I picked it …

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Robert Campbell MacKenzie – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of work by American artist Robert Campbell MacKenzie. Mackenzie received his BA in Graphic Design concentrating in Animation from San Jose State University. Currently based in London, his work is deeply influenced by the visual inventory of objects and patterns he records in travel sketchbooks. “I am interested in using art as an instrument to address difficult and …

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