Posts Tagged ‘landscape’

Chris McCaw-Ride Into the Sun

Chris McCaw. "Sunburned GSP#420 (Arctic Circle, Alaska)," 2010. 12 x 20 inches. Unique gelatin silver paper negative. Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

In the 1960s, the Italian artist Lucio Fontana created Concetto Spaziale, a series of paintings that challenged established notions of the pictorial plane by slashing and poking holes in the canvas. Fontana explained, “I make a hole in a canvas in order to leave behind the old pictorial formulae, the painting and the traditional view of art, and I escape, symbolically, but also materially, from[.....]

Castaneda/Reiman at Baer Ridgway

In Still Life Landscape at Baer Ridgway, the artist team of Castaneda/Reiman works with two overlapping strategies: the appropriation and transformation of the customary depiction of terrain, and the invention of new landscapes by purely formal means. They apply these methods to the well-worn convention of the painted vista in search of the core or essence of landscape.  The result is a large group of[.....]

Viewshed: Sean McFarland at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

One offshoot of photography is the debate over the authority we give it, a fact that San Francisco artist Sean McFarland plays with in Viewshed, a solo show up this month at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions.  Viewshed contains two separate but related bodies of work: Dark Pictures, a series of large, extremely dark but detailed photographs taken of what look like wild and wooded landscapes; and[.....]

Lisa Tan: Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist

One might be tempted to call Lisa Tan’s exhibition at Arthouse in Austin poetic. But what would this mean? It is spare, filled with layered and complex allusions, much like a poem. The imagistic lyricism of two finches in a cage; a lone man smoking as he stares out a window; flashes of barren mountain peaks; and a doctor’s stark appraisal of an aging body[.....]

Fan Mail: Scott Jarrett

DailyServing.com selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to info@dailyserving.com, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[.....]

Meeson Pae Yang

Los Angeles-based artist Meeson Pae Yang creates intricate sculptures and installations that explore technology through the context of the body and the natural world. Developing systems that mimic both micro and macro environments, the artist often builds an entire ecosystem within a singular installation. Meeson Pae Yang’s most recent work, Traverse, takes place in a vacant storefront in California. The artist has built a replica[.....]

Eric Deis

Canadian artist Eric Deis is currently exhibiting a new series of photographs titled Shadows Cast on Imagination’s Past, on view now at Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, BC. The exhibited images include scenes from Vancouver, Tokyo and Toronto. Deis’ images usually depict urban settings with striking clarity, as the artist uses a virtual view camera that features a hybrid digital-analog system which offers a gigapixel[.....]