Sarah Westgate’s works are those of both mother and artist. Her predominant mother and woman figures speak to her affinity for both nature and the body in relation to both mothering and being a woman. Her gorgeous “VyletStar*” is both soft and powerful, with the figure a force within herself while remaining connected to her surroundings, what I can only assume is her connectedness to nature. “Repose” speaks to me in much the same way; woman-fairy and nature, all connected but individual selves as well.
Japanese paper artist Yuko Takada Keller’s work is very much reflective of nature and the natural world. There is a prevalent use of blue and a waterlike quality to her pieces (a flowing, stirring spectrum of blue and white.) I think my favourite piece is “Life of the Blue”; its reflection on the wall is not only fascinating but it makes me think of a ball of birds twittering and flittering around one another.
There really isn’t much to say about this. It’s just a music video that uses the Iphone and it’s many many capabilities as the theme. [ Continue Reading ]
Michael Shapcott is a 28-year-old painter from Connecticut whose palettes and portraits are inspired by music and different cultures. His gallery features several portfolios (I like onawa and blue truth the best) and his work is featured in exhibitions on both the east and west coasts. He currently has no scheduled exhibitions (his “The Beginning of the End” in San Fransisco ended last week), but subscribing to his RSS Feed is easy and a good way to hear about any upcoming shows. Several original pieces are currently for sale. [ Continue Reading ]
Illustrator Martin Ansin’s work is full of movement, the figures within them full of life and character, and creativity is in the forefront. There’s a vintage feel to many of the pieces, with many of them depicting scenes and using hues that remind me of old comics from the 60s or thereabout. I’m amused continuously by the glint in the eyes of the superheroes and by the smooth cool beauty of the music store assistants.
Heike Weber installations are imaginative to say the least. To be able to take a permanent marker to a floor and make something as very intricate as “Utopia” or “Dorotheum” is extraordinary. The paperworks are different from art on paper that I’ve seen, with interwoven shapes much likes those in the floor installations and cutout pieces that I’m sure have more meaning behind them than I’m picking up on. Moving on.
I don’t think it’s anything short of an amazement of how we as people can literally take anything and find someone to make it fun, appealing, artsy-fartsy but more important than anything, uplifting. [ Continue Reading ]