• Jigsawed Memories

      Monday, 14 February 2011 16:35

      Fundamentally, it’s a child’s memory, of no consequence, explored through the powerful operatic emotion of cinematic epics and the painting of Caravaggio. We have explored in other works removing the line between heightened painting and heightened cinema, and this work is a further step in that journey.—Baz Luhrmann and Vincent Fantauzzo. Film director Baz Luhrmann […]

    • Coming Full Circle

      Monday, 14 February 2011 16:19

      In her seminal text, Representing Women, Linda Nochlin, the celebrated feminist art historian of the 1970s, writes, “women’s bodies have always served as allegorized objects of desire, of hatred, of elevation, of abasement … .” Historically women art subjects have been sexualized, objectified, and reduced to naked flesh that passively awaits sexual domination. While for […]

    • Distracted by the Gaze

      Monday, 14 February 2011 15:50

      For artist David Kastner, content is more important than technique. The Florida-based multimedia artist aims to move beyond the merely technical to get at an understanding of how the materials he engages with actually work, exploiting their properties to get at what he is most interested in: meaning, ideas, and concepts. Ultimately, Kastner says, “Throughout […]

    • Jane Millican

      Friday, 11 February 2011 20:44

      Labor-intensive drawings fool the eye and fascinate. A slowly executed trompe l’oeil pencil drawing might at first appear to be a quickly executed, gestural painting. These images explore authenticity as material, and this theme is emphasized by the creation of landscapes such as described by J.G. Ballard. They are both banal and terrifying in their […]

    • Helen Smith

      Friday, 11 February 2011 20:18

      In 1995, I founded Waygood as a program of critical contemporary art presented in the context of an artists’ venue. For me this is defined as a studio, a gallery, and a meeting place for artists, art teachers, and writers. I am interested in the way artists develop ideas within a community, with which they […]

    • Gone with the Wind

      Friday, 11 February 2011 15:16

      The work East Wind and West Wind is inspired by the mirror and the light; both were first invented in the West. As the symbols of luxury and quality life, they are getting more and more popular, and can be easily spotted in the East. We selected soft and warm cashmere to wrap up the […]

    • Loss and Landscape

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 22:07

      In Iran, like in many other Eastern lands, the contemporary artist is dragged into two conventionally opposite directions. One direction tilts toward familiar footprints that lead to a buried but glorious past, a sense of nostalgia, fear and disgust with the mechanization and shallowness of the presently emerging culture. The other direction is an impulse […]

    • Cherished Flaws

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:43

      Reoccurring themes in my work are the texture and honesty of craft, as well as the exploration of distorting and transforming a reproduced image. Central to handmade craft objects is a reflection of the human hand and a process of mathematical, repetitive steps. Simple objects, such as baskets and woven fabrics, are not as loaded […]

    • A Streetcar Named Desire

      Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:18

      Only two decades ago, Paul Delvaux was painting from memory, having lost most of his sight. He would stand in his studio, looking like a fisherman in a sleeveless shirt, with a cigarette hanging from his lip, painting mermaids and daydreaming in the garden of his studio. Delvaux (1897-1994) was born to be a painter, […]

    • The Intermingling of Indian Ideas

      Wednesday, 9 February 2011 21:20

      Following the rapid economic, social, and cultural developments in India in recent years, the exhibition Indian Highway is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in India today, embracing art, architecture, film, literature, and dance. The culmination of extensive research over a lengthy period, Indian Highway serves as a snapshot of a vibrant […]

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