For those inclined to tinker, Morris Models offers DIY kits that save an unused blender or noisy washing machine from relentless disassembly. Part historical prototype and part kinetic sculpture, Morris Models’s six laser-cut engines range in complexity and difficulty. For example, the Single Cylinder is a 50-piece, two-hour build that’s comparable to a lawnmower motor, while the WWI Rotary Engine includes 500 parts, can take up to 30 hours to complete, and is inspired by the French Clerget aircraft series that was popular in the early 1900s. More Continue reading
As monuments to the world all around us, earthworks evoke wonder and awe. Continue reading
A Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package Is Officially Approved. Arts Organizations Won’t Receive Much Funding from It.March 27, 2020
Around $300 million was allotted to arts organizations. Continue reading
Art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson, LACMA contemporary art curator Rita González, Baltimore Museum of Art chief curator Asma Naeem, and more offer some suggestions. Continue reading
The ARTnews Accord: Anthony Haden-Guest and Matthew Yokobosky Talk About Studio 54 and New York Nightlife LoreMarch 17, 2020
A club-hopping bon vivant and a curator discuss an exhibition whose future is for now unclear. Continue reading
Pakistan-based art director and illustrator Omar Aqil (previously) continues his Character Illustrations series with more collaged portraits made from stacks of 3D objects. Using digital software including Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Octane, and Adobe Illustrator, Aqil creates Picasso-esque faces and places them into random, casual scenes.
The shadows, highlights, and colors make Aqil’s rendered sculptures and plinths appear as built-objects in a physical location. Implied facial features give each character a personality that is helped by humorous expressions and mundane scenarios. More Continue reading
Though water is a central theme, the approach to it is muddied by the fact that each work says more about its own format than anything else. Continue reading
The works were consigned from the collection of fellow artist and O’Keeffe confidante Juan Hamilton. Continue reading
Norwegian-Finnish artist duo Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen bring a folklore-inspired vision to the relationship between humans and nature. The majority of their subjects are elders who often have a deeper connection to the lands they inhabit, work on, or cultivate.
In 2011, the pair started an imaginative series called Eyes as Big as Plates as a contemporary exploration of characters from Nordic folklore. Their photographic odyssey across 15 countries and creation of more than 100 portraits evolved into a general exploration of modern humans’ relationships to nature. More Continue reading
‘It Can Hit Us, But It Won’t Defeat Us’: Armory Show Proves Resilient in Face of Coronavirus Fears and ComplicationsMarch 4, 2020
The fair was largely business as usual in spite of all the uncertainty. Continue reading
Melbourne, Australia’s Beinart Gallery is gearing up for an exhibition of small scale paintings, scratch-built models, and tiny sculptures. Co-curated by artist Joshua Smith (previously), the Miniature Art Group Show features impressive works by a group of around 30 artists from around the world.
Close-up photos of the architectural models and other miniatures in the show highlight the level of detail that the artists pack into every square inch. More Continue reading
In his furniture-like sculptures, the artist merges American and African concepts of functional design. Continue reading
Belgian artist Élodie Antoine understands the behavior of fibers, controlling them in ways to produce textile designs that are organic, fungal, and oftentimes anatomical in nature. Her anatomies emerge from taut lycra, dense felt structures, and an impressive number of zippers. The pieces are as much a reflection of the numerous tissue types in the human body as the textiles themselves.
Antoine shares with Colossal her view on the connection between textiles and anatomy. More Continue reading
Hockney Leads $119.8 M. Sotheby’s Sale in London But Cattelan, Banksy, Uecker, Martinez Make the Bigger SplashFebruary 11, 2020
Other top lots in the sale included work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon, Christopher Wool, and Yves Klein. Continue reading
She may have been the first artist to use Cor-Ten steel in her work. Continue reading