Installations by Chiharu Shiota

Japanese installation artist Chiharu Shiota uses yarn to encase entire rooms in weblike structures. Like much in life, the experience of her work is poetic, suffocating, and yet strangely fragile. Her installations have appeared all over the world. In 2015, she represented Japan at the 56th Venice Bienniale. 

A sight, an emotion, creates this wave in the mind, long before it makes words to fit it. —Virginia Woolf

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Sandra Cinto (Brazilian, b. 1968, Santo André, Brazil) - 1: From Water Imitation exhibition  2: Emerald II (detail), 2013 Permanent Acrylic Pen (White), Paint on Canvas  3: Untitled, 2015  Acrylics on Canvas  4: Tempest In Red, 2009 Acrylics and Permanent Pen on Canvas  5: Untitled, 2014  Permanent Pen, Acrylics on Canvas  6: Emerald II, 2013  Permanent Acrylic Pen (White), Paint on Canvas  7: Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters)  Installation detail

Sleepers (We Are Here)”, 2016


* one more new piece from my current exhibition “Xylotheque” at the Cindy Lisica Gallery in Houston, TX. The show runs until Sept. 2nd.

**also on the INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK here….


Doris Salcedo

Atrabiliarios (details), 1992/2004. Shoes, drywall, paint, wood, animal fiber, and surgical thread, 43 niches and 40 boxes, overall dimensions variable.

In the early 1990s, Salcedo researched the lasting effects of violence through extensive fieldwork across Colombia. During this time, she learned that female victims were treated with particular cruelty and that shoes were often used to identify remains—especially in the context of los desaparecidos (the disappeared).
In Atrabiliarios, worn shoes—primarily women’s—are encased in niches embedded into the gallery wall, covered by a layer of stretched and preserved animal fiber, and affixed to the wall with medical sutures. The empty boxes are also made of animal fiber and seem to anticipate more deaths to come. The semitranslucent surfaces of the niches obscure their contents, alluding to the fraught relationship between memory and time.



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Margriet Smulders (b.1955, Netherlands) - Siren Ink / Siren Milk (2010)

“Endless garlands of flowers curled around the borders of my note pads when I was a school girl. And thousands of roses were cut out from my mother’s gardening books. At the Academy of Arts, flowers as large as life were painted on my canvasses. There were always flowers. They flourished in the self-portraits of the eighties and grew bigger in the flower wallpapers made in the nineties.” Margriet Smulders is a Dutch photographer of floral still lifes. She attended the Radboud University Nijmegen from 1974 to 1983 and the Academy of Arts in Arnhem from 1979 to 1985. Many thanks to arpeggia for introducing us Margriet Smulders on the first Monday of 2013 :)

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