Damian Vincenzi is a photographer of the natural world who captures and brings to our attention the omnipresence of this timeless land. In Origins, Vincenzi rearranges and re-orientates the vantage point from which we look at his photographic works, and in turn our relationship with the objects and subjects he chooses to photograph. Through this process of manipulating his nature based images, Vincenzi creates and leads us into a place of other worldly landscapes and figures. Read the full article »»»»
The last works renowned artist Margaret Olley completed before her death will go on exhibit in Sydney tonight. Olley was working on the exhibition right up until the night before she died in July last year, aged 88. The show features 27 new works which feature recognisable objects from Olley’s home studio, including flowers and other interiors. Most of the paintings have already been sold, but one of the few still for sale has a price tag of $440,000.
Curator Barry Pearce says there has been an immediate escalation in price after Olley’s death, but their value will only continue to rise. ”Because now there’s a finite, a finiteness to the work. There’s no more work coming out of her studio, out of her house,” he said.
He says the works are very recognisably Olley’s work. ”The flower pieces, the tables with objects, pots, lampshades, tablecloths, interiors,” Mr Pearce said. ”But the painting style has changed a little bit. It’s far more vigorous than some of her previous shows and I think that’s due to the kind of amazing speed and energy she put into them.”
The proceeds from the show will go to a trust set up by the artist and also towards the new Margaret Olley Art Centre at Murwillumbah on the far north coast of New South Wales.
While great works of art should be exhibited so the public can enjoy them, putting those pieces on display also puts them at risk. If environmental factors such as lighting intensity, temperature or humidity aren’t in the optimal range, for instance, works can prematurely deteriorate as a result. In order to minimize the risks, three of Germany’s Fraunhofer research institutes have collaborated to develop Artguardian, a system that monitors the conditions under which artworks are displayed.
Each Artguardian-monitored piece of art is adorned with four hidden sensors – these register humidity, temperature, lighting conditions, and any bumps or movements. At regular intervals, that data is transmitted to a nearby base station. That station is in turn linked to an IT platform that users can access at any time using a smartphone, to check that everything is within parameters. If any of the preset environmental thresholds are exceeded, an alarm will sound.
There’s been a a couple of neat video teasers for the HUF x DLX x Haroshi collab floating around for a couple of months now, with the collaboration’s details being shrouded in mystery. As part of the project’s official launch, Haroshi have constructed six new pieces for the opening ceremony to be held this Saturday at HUF headquarters where the überlegen Money Mark goes back to back with Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee and Fredo Ortiz will be performing live.
HUF x DLX x Haroshi
HUF Headquarters 545 S. Clarence St, LA
07 January 2012
7pm – 11pm
Opening Reception Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7‑10pm
On View October 22 – November 12, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
One of our favorite thoughts, Ray Caesar, has an exhibition opening this weekend at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. “A Dangerous Inclination” continues on Caesar’s cathartic theme of elegantly haunting works. Caesar’s latest works disclose a more personal side to his narratives. While maintaning the self disclosure theme “A Dangerous Inclination” has definite notes of difference. Ray Caesar was born in 1958 in London. At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. From 1977—80 he attended Ontario College of Art, followed by 17 years from 1980—96 working in the art & photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse, surgical reconstruction, psychology, and animal research. Coupled with inspiration from surrealists Kahlo and Dali, Caesar’s experiences at the hospital continue to influence his artwork. His haunting imagery is created digitally using 3D modeling software called Maya, mastered while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998—2001. In 1999, Caesar received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a series. Read the full article »»»»