Posts Tagged ‘Fan Mail’

Fan Mail: Taylor Baldwin

Taylor Baldwin. the body, 2012 (video still); HD video with sound; 41:06. Courtesy of the Artist.

Taylor Baldwin’s multidisciplinary practice could be described as an experiment in material and historical mutation. Through a combination of sculptural installations, drawing, and video, the artist investigates the notion of the object as a site of transformation, altered by intangible elements such as the passage of time and death. Though his recent works have been mostly three-dimensional, Baldwin’s entry point into art began with drawing.[…..]

From the Archives – Fan Mail: Wendy Given

Wendy Given. On Myth and magic No. 14: Chrysalis, 2010: C-print; 40” x 60” inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Today we’re looking back at our Fan Mail series to reconsider the work of artist Wendy Given, who “uses the component parts of a visual language used for telling folkloric tales that are, as the artist says, ‘inspired by narrative literature from all over the world.’” Given recently had work in an exhibition at the Autzen Gallery at Portland State University, and in April 2016[…..]

Fan Mail: Fanny Allié

Fanny Allié. Horses, 2015; collages and mixed-media on cardboard; 31.5 x 33 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

For Brooklyn-based artist Fanny Allié, the human figure is a source of intrigue. In thinking about the body and how it moves through and inhabits space, the artist explores what she describes as the “ephemeral existence” of the human experience. Whether migrants fleeing trauma or the homeless seeking shelter, the notion of bodies in flux forms the crux of Allié’s practice. Initially trained in photography[…..]

Fan Mail: Eva Voutsaki

Eva Voutsaki. From the Traces Within series, 2006-2016. Courtesy of the Artist.

Mythology, memory, and a fascination with the nocturnal are some of the underlying themes in Eva Voutsaki’s photographs. Originally from Drakona, a small village on the island of Crete in Greece, the artist documents and commemorates the unique way in which she understands her ongoing experience as a “modern immigrant.” Now living in Brighton, UK, Voutsaki grapples with notions of migration and belonging, and the[…..]

Fan Mail: Darren Reid

Darren Reid. Sunrise, I left you Sleeping, 2015; acrylic on canvas; 62.9 x 33.4 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Darren Reid’s journey into his current painting practice could be described as fortuitous. Four years ago, the self-taught artist found himself in a sad predicament. He needed to either put his dog to sleep or commit to giving her a shot of insulin every eight hours. In choosing the latter, Reid found his life transformed into a restrictive cycle of caretaking that meant he was[…..]

Fan Mail: Karen Ostrom

Karen Ostrom. The Execution, 2005; chromogenic print; 30 x 30 in. Courtesy of the Artist.

Holiday in Hope is the name of the fictional fishing village created by Brooklyn-based, Canadian-born artist Karen Ostrom. Conceived in 2001 in the form of photographic tableaus, the village primarily exists through the depiction of various characters that inhabit it. Holiday in Hope is manifested in threads and series; it’s an implied space that harbors references to communities transformed by industrialization, the erosion of traditional[…..]

Fan Mail: Jonas Holmer

Jonas Holmer. Endless Rainbows (video still), 2012; looping video installation. Courtesy of the Artist.

A computer programmer by day and an artist and musician by night, Jonas Holmer has created a body of work shaped by multiple frames of reference and methodologies. The Stockholm-based artist produces digital and installation works that explore the play between technology, music, and aesthetics. Holmer has an eye for creating illusions of depth. Endless Rainbows (2012) is one example of how the artist utilizes graphic and[…..]