Posts Tagged ‘Fan Mail’

Fan Mail: Andy Ralph

Andy Ralph. Lawn Chairs, 2010; Aluminum pipe, aluminum hardware, and lawn chair webbing;
85 x 136 x 116 in. Courtesy of Charles Bergquist

Brooklyn-based artist Andy Ralph’s artistic practice could be summed up as a series of calculated—yet remarkably broad—risks. There is, however, one unifying identifiable approach in his work: Ralph engages with the imaginary potentials that reside in utilitarian objects. He transforms objects, or object-structures, into humorous, critical, and provocative configurations that provide a depth of both aesthetic-visual texture and conceptual rigor. Ralph’s projects range from Manifold[.....]

Fan Mail: Tara Sellios

Tara Sellios. Untitled No. 3 (from the series Lessons of Impermanence), 2009; digital C-prints; 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist.

The still life is an artistic form that has captured the interest of Pieter Aertsen, Pieter Claesz, Diego Velázquez, Eugène Delacroix, and Giorgio Morandi, to name just a few. Boston-based artist Tara Sellios has also delved deeply into the construction of the still life and the ideas often associated with it—life, death, the question of permanence, and the intricate use of symbolism. What makes Sellios’s[.....]

Fan Mail: Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg. A Momentary Enlightenment, 2010. Oil painting on stretched canvas, surveillance camera, black and white security monitor, fur hat; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

In 1776 Benjamin Franklin was a celebrity in France. In a series of portraits made during that year, Franklin was depicted wearing a fur hat, the same chapeau that French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau was known for wearing. According to the French, this made Franklin an enlightened thinker, like Rousseau. In his painting A Momentary Enlightenment (2010), Philadelphia artist Alexander Rosenberg depicts himself in the same[.....]

Fan Mail: Andrew Fish

Andrew Fish. Bartender, 2013; oil on canvas; 30 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Boston-based painter Andrew Fish is working out solutions—proofs perhaps—to a complex problem we all deal with on some level, every day: what is the difference between an analog and a digital visual experience? Fish, interestingly, has chosen painting—arguably the most antiquated form of visual production—to seek answers to this query. His choice of medium confronts the proliferation of digital image making and publishing made possible[.....]

Fan Mail: Masur Museum

Jenny Holzer. Sense, undated; still from s[edition] digital limited edition; edition 106 of 5,000, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and s[edition], London. Pending accession to Permanent Collection of Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.

For this edition of Fan Mail, the Masur Museum of Monroe, Louisiana has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. For the upcoming exhibition Computer Aided, the Masur Museum is showing works by the[.....]

Fan Mail: Kyle Austin Dunn

Kyle Austin Dunn, Balled Up Color and Lines, Acrylic and enamel on polystyrene and PVC, 32” x 50” x 16”, 2013.

For this edition of Fan Mail, Kyle Austin Dunn of Sausalito, California has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Some of Kyle Austin Dunn’s artworks look sugary and delicious with factory-made colors.[.....]

Fan Mail: Mirka Laura Severa

For this edition of Fan Mail, Mirka Laura Severa of Amsterdam has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Mirka’s photographic series Swallow is deeply veiled. She returned to the Czech Republic, Spain,[.....]