Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Another ABC...

Paola Marinangeli

These magnificent still ilfes are by artist Paola Marinangeli. To see more of her work go to her website.

Steve Hansen

These graphic ceramic pieces are by artist Steve Hansen. To see more of his work go to Function+Art Gallery.

Jeanine Coupe Ryding

"I collect seeds, buds, blossoms and leaves... (which resemble) the human made world of diagrams, plumbing, and tools . . .(and) provide an endless parade of forms and functions . . . I am interested in bringing the 4th dimension (movement) into a 2 dimensional medium. Shapes swing, recede, draw nearer, or sway. Some are playful . . . and others more ominous and sculptural. In several her elegantly complex prints, the viewer, if relaxed, may have a sense of motion. " - Jeanine Coupe Ryding

To see more of her work go to Olson Larsen Gallery.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nicole Ayliffe

"Nicole Ayliffe investigates the ability of glass to refract and reflect light by combining photographic images and drawings with specially developed glass forms. In her “optical landscape” photographic series, the landscape images are embedded into a gel medium within the glass piece which acts as a lens. In other work, Nicole draws onto the glass surface with coloured ‘stringers’, or etches designs onto the side of the piece which become ethereal visions when viewed through differing angles. These designs are etched onto the glass both through sandblasting and cutting on the lathe. " - Beaver Galleries

To see more of her work go to Beaver Galleries.

Pat Flynn

"The early stages of Pat Flynn's work are akin to blacksmithing. With powerful hammer blows, he works the hot steel on the anvil. Later processes are smaller-scale, controlled, precise techniques involving stone setting and goldwork. The final step is oxidation, which turns the work black and creates a dynamic contrast between the steel, gold, and diamonds. " - The Artful Home

To see more of his magnificent work go to his website.

Sharon Booma

"These paintings bring my impulses, intuition and deep emotional feelings to a more conscious level. Throughout there is a constant theme-- an attempt to control and balance chaotic forces in our lives. With the rhythm of color and texture and repetition of forms, I seek to turn each piece into a visual symphony." - Sharon Booma
To see more of her work go to her website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sana Musasama

These mixed media sculptures are by New York artist Sana Musasama. To see more of her work go to her website.

Marcin Sacha

These eerie images are by photographer Marcin Sacha. To see more work go to his website.

Susan Collard

"From the beginning, my artist books have always been collaged objects, a coming-together of disparate images and histories. I work from a trove of found materials—old books, salvaged lumber, cast-off hardware and the like. I’m interested in reworking familiar forms in unexpected materials, in seeing ordinary objects as sublime and surprising. To this end, the pages of my books aren’t usually made of paper. They’re more often wood, metal, and glass, materials which demand structural ingenuity and breathe life into a sculptural, kinetic form. I tend to think of the books as I was taught to think of buildings, as a shaped series of spaces, linked by movement and memory. They are less narrative than stageset, unfolding like the rooms of a cryptic, unfinished house. " - Susan Collard

To see more of her intriguing work go to her website.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Could I possibly find another art form in which control is more evident and necessary? Bending miniscule wires to separate color areas. The careful application of tiny grains of enamel powder, and then the short, intense firing required to melt the colors. The repeated application and firing of thin layers until the height of the cloisonné wires is reached. Incredibly small yet carefully cut pieces of thin gold and silver foils layered in just the right spot to provide pattern and texture. And finally, the meticulous process of polishing the enamel surface so that all of my attention to detail can be seen in all it’s splendor. Was my work obsessive? One of my students referred to the process as mosquito surgery." - Ricky Frank

To see more of her detailed work go to his website.

Rachael Kantaris

"Etching for me lies somewhere between sculpture and painting. It can be a very physical medium, and I use and explore this sculptural quality in my work. I love the contradiction of altering the surface of the metal to create painterly marks on the paper. My imagery develops from a desire to explore something ambiguous; a sense of place, a perspective, an emotion, a colour. From these beginnings the piece becomes an adventure, not knowing until I finish where it’s going to end up." - Rachael Kantaris

To see more of her work go to her website.

Madelyn Ricks

"It is the art of interlocking beads together with thread is both ancient and universal. Madelyn Ricks's designs are a mixture of many different cultures and times. The technique is peyote stitch named by the Native Americans in the US. A very strong multifilament nylon thread is used. The square glass beads are a high quality glass manufactured in Japan using novel techniques. Many of the beads are plated with precious metals such as 24K gold, rhodium and palladium. Also used, are lot of silver-lined colored beads to create a lot of sparkle, making the finished piece look like small dots of colored light woven together.
There are very few artists that work with beads this small ( about 300 per square inch), or create pieces with such intricate patterns and colors." - website

To see more of her intricate work go to her website.

Monday, October 26, 2009

“ A learning experience is one of those things that says, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that. " - Douglas Adams

Peter Foley

"Peter Foley's picture plane resembles the haphazard wall of an artist's studio, yellowed from years of exposure to tobacco and sunlight, and crammed with pieces of maps, postcards, the artist's own quick sketches, paint splatters and found pieces of wood," - Berin Golonu, as published in Artweek

To see more of his assemblage work go to Bill Lowe Gallery.

EJ Mahony

"My work to date is all hand made. It is important that this is seen, so the raising marks, uneven rims and unfiled solder seams are left. The majority of my work is about portraying different feelings and emotions by combining various materials and manipulating their many qualities to express the intentions. Silver is seen as an enduring metal, whereas steel rusts; eats itself away and is not seen as precious. Where necessary the steel has been preserved with bees wax to protect itself. Most of the work shown is not designed with a specific function; that is up to the customer to determine." - EJ Mahony

To see more work go to the website.

Eugenio Recuenco

These striking photographs are by Spanish artist Eugenio Recuenco. To see more of his work go to his website.