Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Cubist Table With Bubble Gum*

Dariusz Krzeminski explores the clumsiness and inherent instability of the physical world in his series of new paintings currently showing at Peak Gallery.

Krzeminski at Peak, Toronto 2012:

*Cubist Table With Bubble Gum is the title of one of Krzeminski's paintings on view.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Pristine Greenland/Antarctica

The pristine landforms and icebergs depicted in David Burdeny's photographic series Greenland/Antarctica are almost like minimalist paintings, in spirit at least.

Burdeny at Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto 2008:

Friday, 24 February 2012

Fischer's digital island

I couldn't take my eyes off Alex Fischer's layers over layers of his digital collage Island.

Fischer at O'Born Contemporary, Toronto 2012:

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Kang's psychogeography

It was a nice surprise to see Laurie Kang's creative collages again at Erin Stump Projects (ESP) this past weekend. Her recent works, whimsical as always, were from her Psychogeography series.

Kang at ESP, Toronto 2012:

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Bare structures

Who would appreciate the beauty of bare structures?

Downtown Toronto 2011:

Lower East Side, New York 2011:

Bishopsgate, London 2010:

Sol LeWitt perhaps ...

LeWitt at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 2010:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Sears Tower

The Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM).  When completed in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, beating the World Trade Center.  I love its Sol LeWitt-ish simple geometry and minimalistic design. Here's what it looked like when I visited Chicago in 2009:

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Wallace transmission

Ryan Wallace is hosting the other half of the Cooper Cole Gallery two-artist show Transmission Lines.  Rich in texture, his mixed media Polemic series from the last couple years, in his own words, embraces "ambiguity with a simultaneous sense of assembly and disintegration".

Wallace at Cooper Cole, Toronto 2012:

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Duncan transmission

Chris Duncan is hosting half of the two-artist show Transmission Lines at Cooper Cole Gallery.  His crayon on paper Rubbing series and his World Wide Web in strapping tape play tricks to visual perception.

Duncan at Cooper Cole, Toronto 2012:


Friday, 17 February 2012

Hrvat und

A few tracks from Dragan Espenschied's 2010 chiptune series Education Of The Noobz ...


Procrastination Polka:


Iced Earth:

Videos from ' youtube channel

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Oxford Street

Some interesting building façades in London ...

Just off Oxford Street, Amanda Levete Architects' 2009 office building at 10 Hills Place:

Another office building close by at Oxford and Ramillies Streets:

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Baldessari moments

There's never a dull moment in John Baldessari's narrative works of found photography and appropriated images.

Baldessari at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg 2011:

Baldessari at Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2011:

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Riley's circles

Bridget Riley's 1998 composition with circles:

Image from Bridget Riley Complete Prints, Ridinghouse 2005