Heather Dimarco

Simon Faithfull

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Escape Vehicle no.6 (chair in space) 2004

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December 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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Giovanni Anselmo

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Direction 1967-8

In the late 1960’s, Anselmo began to make sculptures exploring forces such as torsion, gravity, and magnetism. His Direction series incorporate compasses that point to the magnetic north pole. This work is made by pushing a glass beaker with a needle inside it against a dampened cloth. ‘I formed a sort of trail that the energy of the magnetic fields, continuing to orient the needle, kept alive’. Inside the gallery, the work serves as a reminder of the space outside it, and the invisible forces that structure the world.

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December 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

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Semiotics of the Kitchen

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December 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm

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Chris Burden

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December 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

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Jill Sylvia: paper cutouts

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Jill sylvia is an american artist that has found her calling in paper cutouts that are done on official sheets of various kinds.
whether it is a ledger book or balance sheets, sylvia takes official printed works and cuts out blank spaces in fine details.
the resulting pieces are delicate works that have lace like quality despite their business origins.

http://www.jillsylvia.com

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December 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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Carol Bove

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Carol Bove work is known to reflect art movements from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Untitled is a piece of wood hanging from a brass frame, while a feather is nailed to the wood. It is reminiscent of the Arte Povera movement, a style that began in Italy during the 1960s and was concurrent with the minimalist movement in the United States. It is a return to simple forms and natural materials, as many artists in the 1960s returned to their “roots”. Woman is a long, vertical structure that corresponds to the form of the human body, albeit on a smaller scale. At the top balances a male peacock feather. Ironically, the feather belongs to a male peacock, which fans them out to attract attention. (The female is boring by comparison; she has brown feathers that are not used to attract a mate). The piece, then, is one of contradiction. Its form abstractly signifies a woman’s body, but the attached feather belongs to a male.

In a recent solo exhibition at Maccarone Gallery in New York, collectors lent Bove a 1963 eight-inch sphere by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, which she placed on a platform surrounded by concrete blocks, bronze cages, driftwood and steel. In the same exhibition, she covered part of the gallery’s ceiling with rigid metal mesh and then suspended thin copper rods from it. Each rod corresponded to the exact location of a star in the night sky above the gallery on October 21, 2007. She did this same installation with bronze rods on March 2, 2006 in Berlin. The immediacy of this work demonstrates that Bove’s work is “not nostalgic”.

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December 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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Martin Heidegger

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“In you my spirit

I measure times;

I Measure Myself

as I measure time”

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December 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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