08-02-18 2 Shinkichi Tajiri

08-02-18 2 Shinkichi Tajiri

Het glazen Museum het Valkhof (Ben van Berkel) staat aan de rand van het Valkhofpark, waar ooit een Romeins legerkamp lag en waar later keizer Karel de Grote zijn burcht liet bouwen. Behalve een grote verzameling Romeinse archeologie heeft het museum een mooie collectie moderne kunst, met de nadruk op Nederlandse kunst van na 1960; in het bijzonder Pop Art.

galerieopweg reisde zondag af naar Nijmegen voor de opening van een schitterende tentoonstelling ‘Hortisculpturen’ van Ferdi (1927-1969).

‘wilde tijgerlelie die zij al
hier in haar zelfgemaakte lustwarande was’

dichtte Lucebert in 1969.

De fantastische, meer dan vijf meter lange, Damsel Dragonfly (1967) staat centraal in een ludieke, psychedelische tuin met sensuele en vleselijke planten, gemaakt uit gelast vlechtwerk, overtrokken met schuimplastic, kleurrijk kunstbont en exotische stoffen. Wel jammer is dat je in de -mooie- museale presentatie die heerlijke werken niet mag ‘betasten’, want daar nodigen ze openhartig toe uit.

Ferdi Jansen studeerde begin jaren ’50 in Parijs bij beeldhouwer Ossip Zadkine en bij haar latere echtgenoot Shinkichi Tajiri, en behoort met www.nikidesaintphalle.com/, Yayoi Kusama, Eva Hesse en Louise Bourgeois tot de emancipatoire generatie vrouwen die met hun werk in het mannenbolwerk van de kunsten wist door te dringen.

Giotta en Ryu Tajiri stelden een monumentaal overzichtsboek samen met bijdragen van Mirjam Westen, Dick Hillenius, Frank van der Schoor, en Sylvia Nicolas, waarbij in het foedraal opgenomen een facsimile van het herdenkingsboek dat Shinkichi Tajiri in 1970 op eigen persen in een oplage van 500 exemplaren drukte.

Posted by GALERIEopWEG on 2008-02-18 20:05:15

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Jennifer Mawby Studio Visit

Jennifer Mawby Studio Visit

I popped in on Jenn Mawby this week preppin "The Sun, The Moon & The Stars" show at Grace Gallery: vantageartprojects.com/jennifermawby.com/wordpress/artwor…

Posted by Kris Krug on 2010-09-01 05:49:40

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Kirk Hayes, “Covered Beast” (detail)

Kirk Hayes,

at the Horton Gallery

"On the surface, Hayes’ compositions appear to be collages of torn paper, corrugated cardboard, yellowing masking tape, or scraps of plywood, however these illusory scenes are created by the artist’s hand through a self-taught process of using oil paint to imitate collage.

Both formally and conceptually the works in this recent exhibition are some of the artist’s most complex pictures to date. As a clever and darkly humorous culmination of Mr. Hayes’ masterful process, they also offer a sly commentary on the studio practice intertwined with the emotional contours of the artist’s personal narrative.

Kirk Hayes is a find…Bearing titles like “Float for the Cynically Melancholy” and “Rule by Fear,” Mr. Hayes’s works are more than just feats of clever craftsmanship. With their flat areas of muted color, varied textures and rectilinear designs, they are handsome formalist compositions. And while intimating bittersweet, obliquely autobiographical narratives, they slyly comment on modern art’s love of the raw and the naïve. – Ken Johnson, "KIRK HAYES: Launched To Sink." The New York Times, October 23, 2008.

Hayes’ oil-on-signboard paintings present themselves as collages of torn paper and cardboard on plywood or metal supports, and the trompe l’oeil effects are so convincing that many viewers leave his exhibitions assuming that that is just what they have seen. The often humorous tableaux are populated by characters that obey the rules of modernist assemblage; we easily read their roughly "torn" components as arms, legs, bodies and heads. Hayes favors matte, dry colors, and he makes great use of pink, foamy green and gunmetal blue. Each false tattered edge, painted shadow, smudged scrap of paper and rusted piece of sheet metal is a visual delight. – Charles Dee Mitchell, Art in America, March 2000.

Hayes’ trompe-l’oeil is instead a droll mockery of artistic media. You may think you’re looking at the raw wood of his signboard surfaces, but Hayes has covered the real surface with smooth paper before deftly re-creating the same texture in oil paint…And from there, you can trust that nothing is as it seems — not the look of metal, of fluid, of anything. He’s not hiding the technique of painting, but highlighting the illusionary character of art itself and driving his angst-ridden points home by doing so. Hayes’ version of tromp l’oeil owes more to graphic design and pop art than to older aesthetics, in the end looking like collage and packing the extra wallop of emotional baggage. – Christina Rees, "Master of Illusion," The Dallas Observer, October 14, 1999. "


Posted by Medieval Karl on 2012-10-27 17:58:51

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Sweet, Sweet Galaxy by Pip & Pop

Sweet, Sweet Galaxy by Pip & Pop

Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1284 762081

We are happy to welcome Australian artists Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab to Smiths Row in what is their first major British show. Schultz and Andrijevic have worked in collaboration since 2007 using the alias Pip & Pop and this is their second collaboration with sound artist Kassab.

Sweet sweet galaxy is a unique installation depicting an infinite psychedelic landscape. An amalgamation of numerous materials including coloured sugar, fine sand, cake decorations, origami, found objects, LED lights and sound, this colourful sensory kingdom will be constructed directly in the gallery space in early January.

The soundscape, created in collaboration with Melbourne-based John Kassab, adds another layer of immersion to the audience experience and sense of being transported to a faraway or imagined place. Whilst the soundscape adds to the narrative of the imagined landscape, interpreting the sounds with sugar has been central to Pip & Pop’s process when working with John.

The sugar used in this exhibition has been kindly donated by Silverspoon. As the sole producers of homegrown British sugar the company supports 1200 East Anglian beet farmers. According to Dan Gough of Silverspoon: "the sugar used in this exhibition was grown an average of 30 miles away from the gallery".

Posted by Karen Roe on 2011-02-19 12:40:22

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Buenos Aires – La Boca: Fundación PROA – Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos, Projecto Coca-Cola

Buenos Aires - La Boca: Fundación PROA - Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos, Projecto Coca-Cola

Cildo Meireles
Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos. Projeto Coca-Cola, 1970
Inscripción en botellas de vidrio. 24,5 x 6 x 6 cm
Col. del artista, Rio de Janeiro

Art of Contradictions. Pop, Realisms and Politics. Brazil – Argentina 1960, curated by Paulo Herkenhoff and Rodrogo Alonso, was exhibited at Fundación PROA from July 14, 2012 through October, 2012. The exhibit, which features a collection of more than 100 works from 59 different artists, "accounts for the diverses experiencies in Brazil and Argentina connected to Pop Art, Realism and "political art", revising the place of subject, the uses of popular culture, the emergence of new media and the preeminence of politics and consumption."

Fundación PROA was founded in 1996 and debuted in its current state of the art gallery, at Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1929, in 2008. The modern art museum features rotating exhibitions of both traditional and unusual mediums. Fundación PROA is housed in a clean white 19th century Italianate house, adapted by Caruso-Toricella Architetti, that stands in sharp contrast to the colorful but grimy La Boca. Sections were cut away and refaced with huge glass plate and unfinished steel. The main gallery retains the building’s original Corinthian-style steel columns, but its walls are white washed and its floors a polished concrete. In addition to two floors of galleries, PROA features a rooftop café, an auditorium and a library.

Posted by wallyg on 2012-08-24 03:09:52

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Saatchi Gallery: Post Pop | JPJ Media

Post Pop was a night to remember for the JPJ team! The art exhibition was created to explore pop art’s legacy across various cultures. Organised by Saatchi Gallery and the Tsukanov Family Foundation the gallery featured Artists such as David Mach (UK), Jeff Koons (USA), Zeng Fanzhi (China) and Blue Noses Group (Former Soviet Union)


Wolverhampton Art Gallery

BSL signed video about Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery aims to provide a friendly, accessible and inclusive environment for visitors to explore art at their leisure.

Our collections include works by some of the finest artists from the 18th century to the present day, with a diverse range of styles to match.

A key aspect of our approach to displaying these collections is the idea of interactivity, and we aim to provide plenty of hands-on activities to challenge, entertain and inform.

The Gallery has recently undergone a £6.4 million extension programme to create a new permanent display area for our extensive Pop Art collection and additional space for special exhibitions.

Along with our traditional Georgian and Victorian galleries, and the award-winning Sensing Sculpture gallery, these new spaces ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.