of metal pins into them, visually communicating the pain women sometimes put themselves through to fit societal definitions of beauty. The heads of the pins give the surface a reflective quality and texture, however
on the inside, the repetition of sharp points render the shoes unwearable.
Alex Gross, gouache & acrylic landscapes by Philadelphia-based artist Amze Emmons, a creative project by photographer Ilrika Kestere and an interactive gallery piece designed by Scott Garner.
Jonathan LeVine gallery beginning february 25th, 2012. The once sepia-toned albumen photographs are transformed by means of mixed media and reimagined as contemporary comic book superheroes.
American artist Daniel Arsham creates installations that cause walls to appear in a state of flux, as if they are melting or dripping. His show, titled “the fall, the ball, and the wall” at OHWOW gallery in Los Angeles , on view through Feb. 16, illustrates the artist's continued interest in "manipulating architecture and in challenging expectations of accepted realities."
www.perezbros.com) proudly present the modern ceramic art of Derik Van Beers in their artist profile film entitled, The Skulls of Derik Van Beers. Working exclusively with the primal image of the skull, the art of Van Beers is meant to provoke themes of lost innocence and to playfully remind viewers of their own mortality. In an effort to celebrate the emerging art scene in their hometown of Oakland California, the Perez Brothers have created a short film that simultaneously attempts to exhibit the finest techniques in both film and ceramics.
Peter Emerick, a project by Lilly McElroy documenting social connections, sex and gender, the sculptural works of Netherlands-based artist Stefan Gross and potholes transformed into miniature gardens by Steve Wheen.
With stories of doom and destruction surfacing in the news, the Mayan’s prediction that 2012 was the year it would all go tits up and more serious warnings of double dip recession, Thomas Brown's 'Meteor Series', draws tongue-in-cheek parallels between threatening, yet weightless, meteors and balls of scrunched-up paper, sending the message that there is little point dwelling too much on things beyond our control.
Micro-Macro by filmmaking collective Encyclopedia Pictura is a short movie that goes from subatomic structures to the universe, without microscopes or telescopes and with a whole lot of vegetables and imagination. Think of it as "Powers of Ten" redone in stop motion.
Harlan Levey Gallery is influenced from the ten years that Stefan spent to become a Stain Glass master and the notions of color and material he continues to explore. Toys in particular become a theme, as Stefan fills them with human organs in order to recreate a familiar, playful object as something weighted, deadly and serious.
Uniform created a cuckoo clock that dispenses sweets for their team to eat, each time they get a new follower on Twitter. "We wanted to explore the idea of Physical Apps, objects that connect to the internet to perform dedicated tasks, enabling users to access information or services without using a standard interface like a mouse, keyboard or touchscreen."
Joseph Herscher, broken butterflies repaired with new wings and bodies by artist Anne ten Donkelaar, a series of miniature lights shaped like a box of pills by French designers Valulot&Dyèvre and a series of subway maps made with common everyday objects by Henry Hargreaves.
their own bookshelf almost a year ago, Sean Ohlenkamp and wife Lisa decided to take it to the next level. They spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto. The final result is nothing short of amazing!
Zim&Zou is a creative studio based in France that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Their latest project titled "The Future of Food" was created for the February cover of Icon Magazine and was inspired by 3D food printer technology.
Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher builds amazing Rube Goldberg machines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His latest contraption, called “Page Turner.” incorporates, falling balls, flames, a tipped vase, strings, a flyswatter, a live hamster, and a dozen other household items.
For her series titled "Broken Butterflies" artist Anne ten Donkelaar repaired the damaged wings of real butterflies using gold, old maps, roots, threads and embroidery. An artist who is inspired by natural forms and structures, Donkelaar uses found objects and materials combined with intricate design details to create stunning pieces of art.
Dave Eggers published on a shower curtain, amazingly innovative 3-dimensional paper assemblages by Daniel Gordon, a series of photographs of abandoned sofas by Paul Batt, and a great project about balloon messages by Jillian Barthhold, Lauren Connolly and Kady Dennell.
Tess Hurrell's 'Chaology' grew out of a fascination with the visual power of the photographed explosion. These sculptural forms are created from naïve materials like cotton wool, talcum powder and pipe cleaners. The series is concerned with the terrible beauty of these formations.