Breath - Chris Slabber
Saturday, September 5, 2015
A series of impressive drawings on blackboard created by Japanese students as part of a competition organized by Nichigaku, a blackboard manufacturer. Also called Kokuban Art, drawing on blackboard has become a real phenomenon in Japan, leading to amazing pieces of art.
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posted by Margaret
Opens at Alan Avery Art Company (gallery) in Atlanta on October 2, 2015, currently at the University of North Carolina-Asheville gallery and is on view there through Sept. 17, 2015
I create worlds sustained by logic internal to the work; a download-of-sort of what I feel like to be alive, at least in this moment, while consuming contested cosmologies. Merging pre-industrial craft methods with contemporary strategies, curved surfaces are articulated to create liminal skins between known and unknown. These thresholds express my sense of euphoria when glimpsing the interconnectedness that surrounds and binds. I look to mathematicians and scientists for grand theories and poets for language to express the strangeness and vital beauty of what is possible. Like the actor Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters of a Third Kind, I resolve to make the most rigorously articulated pile of mashed potatoes I can sublimate from the unfathomable.
Recent work consists of fiberglass forms, acrylic circles, acrylic hemispheres and spheres ranging from bowl-sized to five feet in diameter, articulated with silverpoint drawing and ground graphite washes heightened with white, often punctuated by patterns of light (from fiber topics, internal programmed lights, video or reflections on aluminum leaf). ( 2 photos by Terri Covington Dilling )
Many thanks Carol.
Antonio Díaz is a Spanish fine art photographer. His still life photographs are remarkable - it takes a moment to realize they are not paintings. The lighting, the composition, the colors - the perfection of it makes them exist out of time like a still life painting. Thanks to The Hurgador [Art on the Net].