January, 2007

Miki Carmi

Miki Carmi, a recent Columbia University MFA graduate (2005), has received notable attention after selling out of his first solo exhibition at Stux Gallery in New York City last year. Carmi works from old family portraits, producing compelling and innovative large-scale paintings of aged heads that float on a white ground. The paint is applied with heavy strokes, so the physical properties mimic the texture[.....]

Jacob Hashimoto

Earlier this month, artist Jacob Hashimoto opened an exhibition of new wall-mounted works at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Hashimoto’s works are positioned somewhere between sculpture and painting, each piece being comprised of numerous tiny paper and bamboo elements constructed according to Japanese kite forms. Each individual kite-form is painted and collaged with images, and together they form one unifying composition. This[.....]

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara is one of Japan’s most well-known artists. His cartoon-like paintings, drawings and sculptures are deceptively simple, depicting children in a variety of activities who wear expressions of contempt. Nara’s influences are derived from eastern and western pop culture, and the artist attended the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts in Japan and Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in Germany. Now, Nara’s imagery and illustrations can be[.....]

Tivon Rice

New Media Artist Tivon Rice is currently featured in a group exhibition with Lawrimore Project in Seattle. Lawrimore will exhibit new sculpture and installation by the artist again in March-April of this year, and last year they featured his work in the Aqua Art Miami art fair. An MFA graduate from the University of Washington, Rice creates work that explores how traditional methods of learning[.....]

Eric Eley

Gallery 4culture, part of a public development authority in Seattle, is currently presenting a new exhibition titled “Landing” from University of Washington graduate Eric Eley. The artist has created a series of work that investigates space through the visual language of physics and cartography. The works are produced in the form of resin-coated drawings and linear sculptures, which push the boundaries of perspective, scale and[.....]

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock has created an ongoing saga told through the perspective of his “Mound” characters. Each work is a part of a large narrative that presents the lives of these creatures from birth to eventual death. The characters are largely an autobiographical representation of Hancock’s life and have been in development since the artist was in fourth grade. Hancock uses his own experiences[.....]

Erwin Wurm

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm currently has an exhibition titled “I Love My Time, I Don’t Like My Time” at the Frye Museum in Seattle, Washington. The exhibition features work from the ’90s to 2006. Wurm’s humorous work has a reputation for challenging the traditional notions of sculpture. His works are often exhibited in the form of photographic documentation of temporary sculptures created with the interaction[.....]