September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
Photo by Vancouver Sun
Now that the Games are over The Games are Open can be viewed from Friday, September 10th.
A project by German artists Folke Kobberling and Martins Kaltwasser, this massive sculpture representing a bulldozer is made of 1,000 wheat board panels liberated from the neighbouring 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
Presented by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. The Games are Open is curated by Barbara Cole and is the second project of When the Hosts Come Home, a series of artists’ works that address issues of sustainability in the development of South East False Creek and will deteriorate gradually, becoming fodder to be offered to the gardens throughout the neighbouring development.
The constructing crew is formed by students of UBC, Emily Carr and Langara.
August 28, 2010 § 1 Comment
Unfortunately you can’t see the photos online – go buy the magazine and get some extra 790 pages of fashion.
Ah, I wonder what the Sartorialist would say about these suits…
Ceremonial dance costumes or playful stuffed animals?
March 6, 2010 § 3 Comments
February 27, 2010 § 4 Comments
The Rodney Graham Band at Candahar, Vancouver – photo by Ken Eisner
I finally made it to Candahar, the bar/artwork at Granville Island last night just in time to watch Rodney Graham doing his sound check for a performance that would start a couple of hours later.
Named after a Belfast street, The Candahar is Theo Sims’s vision of an Irish bar. A sculptural installation with real beer on tap.
Rodney Graham is a legend of Vancouver’s photoconceptualism and I was surprised to find out about his musical skills. He sounds a lot like Lou Reed.
December 10, 2009 § 2 Comments
January 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
New Growth, 2007
January 1, 2009 § 6 Comments
In a time of paperless offices and a notebook in each purse who cares about old books? Cara Barer changes the appearance of discarded books and transforms them in mandalas, maizes, Rorschach inkblots. Her art defies the boundaries between photography, object, sculpture. Galerie Poller, New York, will hold her next solo show.
November 6, 2008 § 4 Comments
I can think of so many references related to her work, and still it stands out as being fresh and original. Tara Donovan amasses enormous quantities of things – styro foam cups, pencils, scotch tape, paper, toothpicks, pins – and gives them a whole new shape and meaning.
A couple of months ago The New York Times published a very good article about her.
October 25, 2008 § 2 Comments
American sculptor Sarah Sze builds environments out of collections of little household objects. Elegantly precise and beautifully naive her work is painting with props on space, virtuosic miniature ecosystems.
October 22, 2008 § 1 Comment
Jonathan Schiper’s Invisible Sphere
With a very well founded education as sculptor Jonathan Schipper‘s work is very in tune with our times. The Sphere contains 215 monitors and 215 cameras. Each camera is opposite to the monitor it feeds. It constantly recreates its surroundings on monitors from every conceivable angle at all times. The Sphere is a reflection of media’s attempt to remain revealing as it grows in power and becomes increasingly part of everything.