Save Ellis Island in October, French artist JR, is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that are being pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls. The installation is site-specific. A family of immigrants floats over the crumbling walls waiting for their fates to be decided; ghostly faces of young women peer through the broken windows; nurses sit across the lockers in a linen storage room. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, titled "Still Pushing Despite the Odds", a show that features vibrantly colored and playful new works by the self-taught artist. Via the press release: "The innumerable decks appear to fit together seamlessly and Haroshi allows their differing colors to serve as his palette, creating mosaic-like patterns that do not require paint or pigment. "
Unknown Fields Division, a nomadic design studio that works to show how distant landscapes connect to the rest of the world. "I tried to see as much as I could in the days that I was there, and became very quickly exhausted by the constant sensory overload," Seymour told CNN. "I spent a total of four days constantly walking around Yiwu and wouldn't say I got near to seeing all of the stalls."
The Huffington Post, Little said, “Preservation began through a process of experimenting with honey. Initially, I started shooting the way it pours and drips on just the face or specific areas of the body. After several sessions, it became clear that completely covering the figure as much as possible and with varying thicknesses created a quality that I had never seen before." His solo show opens at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, CA from March 7.
Inspired by airports across the country, artist Mike Bain, has taken the runway patterns of five domestic airports and given them the minimalist-poster treatment, highlighting how they interact with each other. San Francisco, New York, Boston, Newark, and Washington D.C. are reimagined as colorful geometric compositions reminiscent of Malevich or El Lissitzky. "I think that airport infrastructure can be really beautiful, if it’s presented in a creative way." Bain says.