April 17, 2014

Dorothy Cross

1&2.  Everest Shark, 2013. Bronze

3&4. Earth, 2011. Cast bronze

5. Little Boy Foot and Fin, 2008. Cast bronze and rubber found fin.

6. Heron, 2010. Taxidermied heron, antique sugan chair.

7. Forge, 2007. Cast bronze skull and iron anvil.

April 12, 2014

Radu Cioca

Inner Song

April 12, 2014

Radu Cioca

Situation

April 10, 2014

Troy Coulterman

1. Digesting

2. Nimbus Emanation

3. Grey Matter Nova

4. Falling Visions

5. I Want to be new to this world

6. Vacuumed Thoughts

7. Musing Nebula

Website

April 10, 2014

Rook Floro

Shift

  • Shift represents my new form in my own perfection after my metamorphosis. I have transformed myself into a perfect being I call Flux. He’s my alter ego who represents everything I want to be as a person. As Flux, I am now sitting on a throne being more superior than everyone. Looking down at other flawed human beings passing by, I long for my true inferior self. I decide to abandon my perfect form and changes back to my old self. However, the desire for perfection emerges once again and the cycle endlessly continues in a state of flux.
    This piece expresses the perpetual paradox of my existence. Even if one day I can successfully change myself into a perfect person I want to be, i will long for my true self and transform back. My hidden desire to be perfect remains. Once again, I will cast my ‘shadow’ and the metamorphosis of Flux endlessly continues.  (artist statement)

April 10, 2014

Maskull Laserre

Overture

2013

April 10, 2014

Bob Clyatt

April 5, 2014
John Chamberlain
Apparently Offspring
1992

John Chamberlain

Apparently Offspring

1992

April 4, 2014

Rafael Gómezbarros

Casa Tomada

2013

Installations of hundreds of sculptures representing fifty centimetre long ants take over public buildings. Their bodies are made up by the assembling of two human skull casts as if the Santa Marta-born artist were attempting to summon death in life. 
Rafael Gómezbarros’ work makes visible the overlooked. His intention is to address the plight of millions of displaced people who constitute the invisible but pervasive mass of immigrants crossing the planet. Buried in the narrative of diaspora lays a tribute to thousands of Colombians who suffered internal displacement and violent deaths as casualties of the armed conflict that wreaked havoc in the country for the most part of the last fifty years. 
Ants being usually associated with hard labour and a complex social organization are turned into phantasms of the disappeared, ghost like figures that have acquired the capacity to take over national monuments. Gómezbarros previously deployed his legion of ants onto historical buildings such as Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino – the haçienda where Simón Bolívar spent his final days – as well as Barranquilla’s customs building. 
In Bogotá, he invaded a commercial gallery with one thousand polyester cast creatures and covered the National Congress’s stone façade, his most meaningful attempt to address the national security policies that endorsed a violent status quo for decades. 
Entitled Casa Tomada, the work makes a very particular reference to a short story by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, in which the inhabitants of a large mansion become invaded by elusive presences announced solely by muted sounds. In the context of these public art interventions, the metaphor reminds the viewer what Cortázar himself declared shortly before passing away: unless a country buries its dead, they will always be remembered as ghosts in the attic. 

Text © Gabriela Salgado

March 30, 2014

Joshua Harker

21st Century Self-Portrait

Based on a 3D scan of his face & CT scan of his skull, coupled with his filigree aesthetic the piece allows both forms to be viewed simultaneously juxtaposing the newfound reaches of our vision, discovery & technology against our vulnerability, privacy & humanity. The disembodied head suggests our increasing digital disconnect from the physical world & reexamination of reality.