hair, resin, wood
hair, resin, wood
Angela Dufresne (born 1969) is a painter originally from Connecticut who is based in Brooklyn. Dufresne received a BFA in 1991 from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, in 1998. In addition to painting, she also works with collage and video.
A tour of the MET:
Anthea Hamilton’s (born 1978, London) work has been exhibited internationally including presentations at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the Barbican Art Gallery and Tate Britain, London. Her recent projects include a poster design for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a major commission as part of the Cultural Olympiad, Frieze Projects East which she produced in collaboration with Nicholas Byrne. In October 2012 she presented a work as part of The Tanks programme of live art at Tate Modern, her most recent solo presentation was at Firstsite (2012).
“Sorry I’m late” interview from firstsite:
Art Now Strange Solutions:
“In all my work there’s this notion of the melancholic. You can make a photograph about the sublime, but you can’t make the sublime itself; you can never make the equivalent of lying in a quarry at midnight, looking at the moon. . . . Beauty is part of the language of that. I want [my photographs] to be seductive, but they’re also about an unattainable desire.” –John Divola
With a career spanning four decades, John Divola is as distinctive for his commitment to the photographic community as for his thought provoking work. Divola was born in Los Angeles in 1949. After graduating with a BA from California State University, Northridge, he entered the MFA program at the University of California Los Angeles. There, under the tutelage of Robert Heineken, the artist began to develop his own unique photographic practice, one that merges photography, painting, and conceptual art. In addition to his own studio practice, he teaches contemporary art at the University of California Irvine and writes about current photographic practice for a national audience.
from Zuma Series
12″x24″ 0n 20″x24″
|2000 Malibu Progressions Statement
The individual images used in these works were made in 1983 and 1984. With one exception, they were taken in Malibu. In the individual shots a white geometric form has been placed on a pole in each shot. The camera is tilted to align the edge of the frame to the edge of the geometric shape. The exposure is made using a colored flash from the camera location. Four images are chosen for each of these works. There are 24 possible variation of the four images. All twenty-four variations are presented with the same mathematical progression every finished work.
http://www.simoneleigh.com/ (born in Chicago, lives and works in Brooklyn) Caribbean artist Simone Leigh’s ceramic sculptures draw parallels between the history of colonialism and the history of ceramics. By commenting on the stereotyping of race and ethnicity through subtle changes in ceramic glazes, Leigh provokes viewers into confronting their own superficial prejudices about the female body & the tradition of craft.
Instillation at The Kitchen, New York City
Terra cotta, porcelain, gold, india ink, epoxy, steel
56 1/2 x 13 x 13 inches
Bio: Elizabeth Peyton (born 1965) is an American painter who rose to popularity in the mid 1990s. She is a contemporary artist best known for stylized and idealized portraits of her close friends, pop celebrities, and European monarchy.
In the mid-80s, she studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her first successful exhibition in New York City was held in a room of the Chelsea hotel (mainly drawings). People who wished to see the exhibition would just go to the reception of the hotel and ask for the room key. She went on to exhibit regularly at the Gavin Brown Gallery and started receiving very positive reviews from the New York Times and The Village Voice. Her career was launched, a fact later endorsed by the art market where the price of her works has steadily soared (an oil on canvas representing John Lennon was sold for a record $800 000 in 2006). Works by Elizabeth Peyton are now in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Her work is characterized by elongated, slender figures with androgynous features which at times resemble fashion illustration. The artist, interviewed in the catalogue for the exhibition “The Painter of Modern Life” at the Hayward gallery in London in 2007, has indeed acknowledged the importance of photography as an inspiration source to her art. Her work is most often executed in oil paint, applied with washy glazes that are sometimes allowed or encouraged to drip. Several other works in color pencil have also found notoriety and recent work has included etchings. The idealization and stylization of known celebrities has led some critics to characterize her work as derivative of or in the tradition of Andy Warhol with a Romantic overtone. The artist has cited influence by David Hockney.
Her celebrity subjects have included Noel and Liam Gallagher of the rock band Oasis (band),Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Chloë Sevigny, Princes William and Harry of The House of Windsor, Abraham Lincoln, Graham Coxon, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, eminem, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and members of The Kennedy Family.
Jon Rafman is a Montreal based media artist, filmmaker, and essayist. His work explores the tension between experiences of the modern world, and the search for connectedness and significance in an indifferent universe. Through an anthropological vantage, Rafman’s practice elaborates the role of the image in shaping reality and the presence of internet technologies in redefining our relationship to landscape, and place.
Sixteen Google Street Views Paint FX (R.I.P.), 2009
Biography from Art21:
Mary Heilmann was born in 1940 in San Francisco, California. She earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1962), and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley (1967). For every piece of Heilmann’s work—abstract paintings, ceramics, and furniture—there is a backstory. Imbued with recollections, stories spun from her imagination, and references to music, aesthetic influences, and dreams, her paintings are like meditations or icons. Her expert and sometimes surprising treatment of paint—alternately diaphanous and goopy—complements a keen sense of color that glories in the hues and light that emanate from her laptop, and finds inspiration in the saturated colors of TV cartoons such as “The Simpsons.” Her compositions are often hybrid spatial environments that juxtapose two- and three-dimensional renderings in a single frame, join several canvases into new works, or create diptychs of paintings and photographs in the form of prints, slideshows, and videos. Heilmann sometimes installs her paintings alongside chairs and benches that she builds by hand—an open invitation for viewers to socialize and contemplate her work communally. Mary Heilmann has received the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award (2006) and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has had major exhibitions at Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York (2009); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2008); and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2007), among others. Her work has appeared in three Whitney Biennial exhibitions (1972, 1989, 2008) and is in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Orange County Museum of Art. Mary Heilmann lives and works in New York.
17″ x 21″
oil on canvas
75″ x 60″
Ghost Pallet, 2008
oil on canvas
40″ x 30″
Oil on wood and canvas
Mary’s on printmaking and how she likes to work:
Barnaby Furnas (b.’73) grew up a teenage graffiti artist at a Quaker-based commune in Philadelphia. After graduate school, he burst onto the art scene with paintings depicting American Civil War battles infused with a cartoon sensibility: riots of motion and pigment evoke violent blood splatters, dismemberments, and attention-grabbing “retinal sizzle.” Furnas deftly merges his conflation of fantasy and history with his formalist concerns of material realism and a guerilla misuse of watercolor. From portraits of well-to-do nicotine addicts to epic-sized landscapes of floods of blood to the escalating energy of rock concerts, Furnas conjures states of ecstasy as both joy and agony. Barnaby has an BFA from the School of Visual Arts (’95) and an MFA from Columbia University (’00)
Barnaby Furnas speaks about the end of everything, blood, and beauty
Water dispersed pigments, colored pencil, seral transfer and acrylic on linen
43 7/8″ x 36 7/8″
Dye, bleach, spit, ink, graphite, photocopy on soiled, punctured, crumpled burnt and folded paper
8 1/2″ x 11 1/4″
Mixed media on linen
110″ x 156″
Barnaby Furnas pouring, misting, and sweeping paint
Frank Heath was born in 1982, in St. Joseph, MO. Heath has a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (’04) and a MFA from Yale (’06). At the core of his art is a practice of taking quiet, private acts—some verging on the absurd, others the melancholic—into public situations. He has lectured at The Cooper Union, Reed College, and Syracuse University. His solo show, Post Holes, (2012 at Simone Subal Gallery) was centered around his formally complex video Graffiti Report Form, which was submitted to the NYC department of Parks and Recreation. He had a solo presentation at Frieze Frame, New York, NY in 2013.