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Carbon 12: Art and Climate Change

Carbon 12: Art and Climate Change

Celina Jeffery Carbon 12 is an exhibition by the climate change group Cape Farewell whose edict is ‘climate is culture’, at the Fondation EDF in Paris. Cape Farewell describe themselves as being "a bridge between contemporary art and the earth sciences" and initiate multiple forms of creative dialogue and curatorial practice to promote climate change awareness. Founded in the UK in 2001 by artist David Buckland and about to launch a North American extension...

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An Interview with Jenene Nagy

An Interview with Jenene Nagy

Avantika Bawa I have been interested in Jenene’s works since 2006 when we first met in Portland, OR. Her practice has shifted from small-scale sculptural forms that explore the medium of ceramics, to abstract sculptural drawings. Around 2010, these drawings led to the making of her signature large-scale installations that respond to space with grace and control. Most recently Jenene has been working with graphite drawings that are diligent, obsessive and perceptually intriguing. The...

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Hosanna!

Hosanna!

Victoria Wynne-Jones flesh of stone her black gown black McCahon the door shut on now a white shawl - Joanna Margaret Paul There is a black painting on a white wall. Its surface is slick and licked, quite oily in fact. It has a thin plastic frame that pretends to be ornate wood painted gold. On approaching one can see the peculiarity of this painted surface, it seems to have flowed upon its...

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The Science of Letting Go: Interview with Seana Reilly

The Science of Letting Go: Interview with Seana Reilly

Casey Lynch All works by and courtesy of the artist. TippingPoint, 2011, graphite on Dibond, 36" x 48" There is really only one way to describe the imagery of Seana Reilly’s “pourings”: undeniable.  In a series of experiments with liquid graphite on Dibond, Reilly leads the viewer to more questions than answers, positing myriad dualities that coexist harmoniously to produce art that calls for serious contemplation, perhaps even meditation. Her awareness of materials and...

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Smoke and Clouds; Zoe Leonard’s 1961, 2002-Ongoing Suitcases through the lens of Rosalind Krauss’s “The /Cloud/”

Smoke and Clouds; Zoe Leonard’s 1961, 2002-Ongoing Suitcases through the lens of Rosalind Krauss’s “The /Cloud/”

 Katherine Rosenheim Zoe Leonard, 1961, 2002 - ongoing, Blue suitcases, Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany. Photo by Bill Jacobson The exhibition Blues for Smoke curated by Bennett Simpson opened October 21st at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in The Geffen Contemporary. This exhibition is housed in the 24,000 sf exhibition space of the Geffen Contemporary and includes the works of 81 artists.  In the main...

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