|MOSAIC ART NOW magazine 2010|
Here are two of the winning artists (juried by BERNICE STEINBAUM and collaborators EMMA BIGGS and MATTHEW COLLINGS) and featured in the Exhibition in Print 2011. You'll see LUCA BARBERINI and JO BRAUN profiled in depth in the new edition of the magazine.
|LUCA BARBERINI, Folla (Crowd)|
|JO BRAUN, Mosaic Plastered Over|
Would you like to call in Sunday afternoon while the show's on? The number is 646.721.8943. One of my lines of inquiry while touring galleries was "unusual" materials. What are leaves, and push pins and dominoes doing in prestigious galleries? Does it make no difference what the medium is, so long as the message is compelling? For example, rope, phone books, egg shells, candies, basketry, sugar, Plastilene, tar, leaves - all are represented. Is there a significant distinction to be made between "medium" and "material?"
|MARIANNE VITALE, Panel 1|
Witness the Mondongo collective (JULIANA LAFFITTE, MANUEL MENDANHA and AGUSTINA PICASSO) and their take on dark subjects - abuse, pollution, pornography etc. with convoluted imagery and unexpected combinations of materials: string, cheese, stickers, tar. Artist and teacher, GINA HUBLER joins me to explore this tryptich we found at Ruth Benzacar Gallery, visiting from Buenos Aires. We were joined by the gallery's representative. Here's a general view of the piece.
|MONDONGO, Triptych photo courtesy Jennifer Deppe Parker|
And a detail from the center panel, made of stickers. Left and right wings are Plastilene relief.
|MONDONGO, Tryptich - center pane detail|
|ALEX QUERAL, Jack III|
LESLIE FERRIN is director of Ferrin Gallery in Western Mass. One of her featured artists last week was CHRIS ANTEMANN, whose porcelain figurines hearken to your grandmother's Meissen ware, but bring them delightfully into the 21st century - with some sex role reversals. We'll hear from both Leslie and Chris about how image and presentation play out in various art and craft world venues. And it turns out that a presentation of large-scale photographs of the work (or other two-dimensional representations) in the same show can upgrade viewers' conception of the work in a fine art context.
|CHRIS ANTEMANN, Dining in the Altogether|
Look away, Grandma, some of the guests are being naughty.
|CHRIS ANTEMANN, Dining in the Altogether detail|
Lots to view and discuss. Please join the conversation. Sunday 3-4pm EST at the Mosaic of Art on Blogtalkradio.
George Fishman, producer/host
P.S. to see a LOT of images from this momentous week in Miami without tired feet, here's a slideshow.