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“Kick Down” at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Untitled # 155, is the first major UK installation by Aeneas Wilder created specifically for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. On a set date at a set time the sculpture, which was held together by gravity, was kicked by the artist … Continue reading

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Metabolic Studios

Metabolic Studios

I found this photo on Amanda Evans’ Tumblr . She says it’s from Metabolic Studio in Los Angeles, a venue where artists create public programs and art installations through community engagement, many of the projects involving gardening and sustainability. Thanks … Continue reading

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How to be a “Master of the Universe”

How to be a “Master of the Universe”

I pilfered this and the next one from from Professor Neil Mulholland’s opening day slides for the Edinburgh College of Arts and think that it’s a good summary of the territory for a contemporary artist. The full presentation can be … Continue reading

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McLuhan 100

McLuhan 100 is a year long project (based in Toronto, Canada) celebrating the work and life of Marshall McLuhan. Activities and resources organized by the not-for-profit endeavour include conferences, talks, symposiums, lectures, outreach via the website and a campaign to … Continue reading

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“Give & Take” Still Life Tests

slickr-flickr type=”gallery” size=”m640″ photos_per_row=”5″ search=”sets” set=”72157627674406765″ items=”50″ use_key”y” Still life tests in 4×5 orientation from (e)merge Give & Take items. These photos were taken onsite during the tear-down of the installation at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. The challenge was to … Continue reading

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Images from the (e)merge Art Fair

The action and ambiance at the (e)merge art fair, Washington DC (Sept. 22-25/11)

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The De-Volution of Give & Take at (e)merge

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Washington Post: (E)merge art fair adapts site’s form and function

Link to article by Philip Kennicott in the Washington Post, September 23/11 “Exhibitors at the debut of the (E)merge Art Fair, which opened Thursday night, adapt displays, and sometimes the art, to spaces that are far from congenial… The fair … Continue reading

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TMNK blogs “Give and Take is so beautiful”

Link to blog entry by street artist TMNK…”In Life and art, it’s all about balance, give and take. An a phenomenal art project at e(merge) examined that idea. The created a wall where people were invited to leave something on … Continue reading

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The International Netsuke Organization

Image Above: Gourd Netsuke from Busacca Gallery. Over the course of making my own small-scale, “hold-in-the-palm of your hand” sculptures for my (e)merge installation I realized that the scale and form that I chose strongly reference Japanese “netsuke”.  Netsuke are … Continue reading

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