Monday, 30 January 2012

Hopelessly Itinerant Kennedy

John Kennedy's abstract romantic landscapes at his latest Angell Gallery show Hopelessly Itinerant, Toronto 2012:




Modena

A beautiful early work by Marihiko Hara, from his 2007 album Cesura I first heard on last.fm a few years ago:


Video from 's youtube channel

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Pierce's tapestries of paint

With paint as a sculptural material, Sasha Pierce's meticulously produced works are as delicate as real tapestries.

Pierce at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto 2012:





Friday, 27 January 2012

A German poem

Ernst Jandl's konkrete poetry from 1964:

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 e e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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0 0 0 o o o o o o o o o ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o o o o o o o o ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o o o o o o o ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
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0 0 0 o o o o o ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o o o o ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o o o ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o o ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 o ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 0 ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 0 e ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
0 e e ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö ö o o o o o o o
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In German, of course, ö = oe.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Gili explosion

Jaime Gili's paintings were said to appear as if someone had thrown a bomb at a work by fellow Venezuelan, master of op artCarlos Cruz-Diez.  Whether there's an explosion or not, Gili's dynamic triangulation is causing a commotion, in a good way.






Images from Jaime Gili, Riflemaker Press 2008

Monday, 23 January 2012

Noah's Ark (CocoRosie)

... cacophony and order coexist in Max Frisinger's glass case arrangement of found objects.

Frisinger at Saatchi Gallery, London 2011:




Sunday, 22 January 2012

Schur grids

Richard Schur's grid paintings are almost like architectural drawings - crisp and precise.





Images from Richard Schur, Verlag Hubert Kretschmer, München 2008

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Meier Barcelona

I visited one of my favourite buildings by Richard Meier in Barcelona the first time in 2003.  Meier's buildings always look good in axonometric drawings.

Meier's 1995 Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona:


Image from Richard Meier Works and Projects, Editorial Gustavo Gili 1997

Friday, 20 January 2012

Meier Atlanta

When I went to Atlanta for a conference in 2007, I took the chance to visit one of the signature buildings by my favourite architect Richard Meier.  His drawings are at least as impressive as the actual building ...

Meier's 1983 High Museum of Art, Atlanta:



Images from Richard Meier Works and Projects, Editorial Gustavo Gili 1997

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Inverse Reverse Perverse

Cerith Wyn Evans' minimalist installation Inverse Reverse Perverse is a large concave mirror that reflects, inverts and distorts the viewer. The ever-changing nature of the reflections suggests the passage of time and the transience of identity.

Wyn Evans at Tate Britain, London 2011:

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Frei's Transmitters @ Schmela Haus

The Schmela Haus, inaugurated in late 2009, is a new project space in Düsseldorf for experimental works.


Luca Frei's Transmitters, an installation in wood, mirrors, glass and Triton Trumpet seashells, was shown at Schmela Haus in 2011.  The mirrors were strategically placed to create an illusion of space.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Judd's right angles

I love the precision of Donald Judd's right angles ...

Judd at K21, Düsseldorf 2010:


Judd at K20, Duesseldorf 2010:


Judd with Kenneth Noland at Museum Ludwig, Köln 2011:


Judd with John McCracken at MoMA, New York 2011:

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Wind

Eugen Gomringer's konkrete poetry from 1953:

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Wilson's random structures

At his KWT Contemporary show Yes Yes Try Less, Jay Wilson's "highly structured and developmentally random" constructions are equally impressive either in sterling silver or in ordinary toothpicks.

Wilson at KWT, Toronto 2012:






Friday, 13 January 2012

Strands of seven seas

Barbara Steinman's photography series Strands: Seven Seas was featured at her latest solo exhibition Reconfigurations at Olga Korper Gallery. Strands of photographic prints brush like random brushstrokes of a painting.

Steinman at Olga Korper, Toronto 2012: