Installations

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The Dance by Benjamin Shine

Artist Benjamin Shine’s latest project beautifully plays with illusion and the power of creative energy with the use of translucent tulle. What emerges from the fiber are female and male faces, which quickly dissolve into the abyss and fluidity of the highly malleable tool. Titled, The Dance, the piece is suspended from ceiling and back-lit. 

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The Sculptures of  Jamie North

Jamie North is a Sydney based artist working across the mediums of sculpture and photography. Artist creates magnificent sculptures made out of cement, stone, marble, plants and moss. Evoking the feeling of remaining monuments of a long forgotten civilization.

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A 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit Located Within Museum Allows Visitors to Experience the Beach Indoors

Brooklyn-based experimental studio Snarkitecture uses almost one million recyclable translucent plastic balls to bring the ocean and beach fun indoors at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.. Titled, “The BEACH,” the interactive installation includes white beach chairs and umbrellas to set the ultimate seaside milieu. 

The purpose of Snarkitecture’s project is to focus “on the viewer’s experience and memory, creating moments of wonder and interaction that allow people to engage directly with their surrounding environment.”  The installation will be open through September 7, 2015 to the public, where they can grab drinks and snacks.

Damien Hirst (b. 1965; UK, Artist).
Love Lost (Large River Fish), 2000.
Aquatic tank and filtration unit, couch, table, stool, surgical instruments, computer ring, cup, watch and fish. 274.3 x 213.4 x 213.4 cm (9 ft x 7 ft x 7ftl. Courtesy: Damien Hirst/Science Ltd. and Gagosian Gallery, New York.

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Controversial and Bizzare Sculptures by David Cerny

David Cerny - one of the leading and internationally famous, Czech contemporary artists. Born in 1967 in Prague. In 1996, he graduated from the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. In his works blends humor, provocation and satire. His works can be seen in many locations in Prague.


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Iced Flowers by Makoto Azuma

Self-professed “botanic artist” Makoto Azuma’s exhibition Iced Flowers features a stunning arrangement of exotic flowers trapped in large blocks of ice. By displaying the floral bouquets in an unconventional way, Azuma hopes to change our perspective on how we preserve and showcase the beauty of flowers. Although the installation was a temporary design, the artist made sure to capture images of its surreal and obscure beauty. View the assembling of Iced Flowers here.

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Peter Erskine (American, b. 1941, New Haven, CT, USA) - 1: Spectrum of Time, Rainbow Sundial calendar, 1999 Permanent Installations.  2,3,4,5: New Light On Rome, 2000 Spectrum Sunlight on Aula Stairs.Trajan’s Markets, Rome 112 AD. 21.6.2000-1.1.2001. Materials: Sunlight, Laser Cut Prisms  6,7: Peter Erskine (American, b. 1941, New Haven, CT, USA) - Secrets Of The Sun (SOS), Photovoltaic Solar Electric Panels, 1991  8: Meridian Solar Spectrum Calendar. Porter Ranch Public Library Los Angeles, California, 1998
 

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Installations by Lionel Estève

Lionel Estève’s work sits at a crossroads between drawing, sculpture and installation. Informality and fragility, which are characteristic of his pieces, awaken our perception of an infinite reality by revealing a palpable, almost tactile space. His work plays with space, colours and sensory perception. These works illustrate the artist’s interest in creative energy and how to harness it. An artisan and a seeker, Lionel Estève makes use of materials, lines and colours in the margins between the perceptible and the imperceptible.

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Artist: Carlos Cruz-Diez

“Physichromies” - Kinetic and Op Art.

Born in 1923 in Caracas. Cruz-Diez lives and works in Paris since 1960. He runs workshops in Panama, Miami, and Caracas.

He emerged as an artist in the mid-50s in Paris, at the culmination of the Kinetic Art movement. He dedicated all his work to show how color can be transformed into an autonomous event capable of invading the space. In 1945, Cruz-Diez began working in an international advertising agency. Rapidly, at 25 years old, he reached the post of artistic director of the agency. At the same time, he continued to create and teach History of Applied Arts at the School of Typography and Graphic Design at the School of Journalism in Caracas. Then in 1957, Caracas opened the Visual Arts Studio, a workshop of graphic and industrial design where he began the series Physichromies. His art rapidly became prestigious and are now a part of the permanent collections of MoMA, Tate Modern, and Georges Pompidou, among others.

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The Wonderful Installation Art of  Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness (born 1972) is an American artist, living and working in Manhattan, New York. He grew up in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. During college, he interned at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant.
Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings which use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography, McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, and environments. McGinness is interested in assuming the power of this anonymous aesthetic in order to share personal expressions. His work is in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUSAC in Spain, and the Misumi Collection in Japan.

1,2,3- Figure Drawings, 2014, installation view, Pace Prints, New York
Photos by Austin Kennedy, Courtesy Pace Prints

4,5,6,7-Black Holes, 2011, installation view, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York

8.9.10-Aesthetic Comfort, 2008, installation view, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati

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Sculptures by Daniel Arsham

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham (born 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio) straddles the line between art, architecture and performance. 

Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in NYC where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. Architecture is a prevalent subject throughout his work; environments with eroded walls and stairs going nowhere, landscapes where nature overrides structures and a general sense of playfulness within existing architecture. 

Arsham makes architecture do things it is not supposed to do, mining everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work: a façade that appears to billow in the wind, a figure wrapped up in the surface of a wall, a contemporary object cast in volcanic ash as if it was found on some future archeological site. 


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Found Object Sculptures by Peter McFarlane

Peter McFarlane is a conceptually based sculptor and installation artist who received a BFA from York University in 1982. He has exhibited widely in both commercial and public galleries over the last two decades and his work is in many private collections.

To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled. 

I’ve always had an epic imagination along with a driving desire to make things. Thus, used objects have pared my options down to a workable, manageable level. No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor. So why throw it out? 

The materials of my work are connected intrinsically to my ideas, be they tailored beyond recognition or left as found. Each piece I make resurrects an object as an idea specific to the material and the meaning inherent in its use. The history of the object from the manufacture to the dumpster embellishes its contexts and the possibilities I have to manipulate them. I have often made a connection with the objects that I’ve used in my everyday life or work experience: that which I know.

Peter lives and works on Salt Spring. You can visit Peter’s Saatchi Art profile for more. 


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