24 May 2009
Deconstruction Workers (Andres Ortiz Ferrari and Laurie Trok) are opening their first collaborative installation this Saturday night at Monk’s (3634 Penn Avenue) from 7-11 PM.
Penumbrae :: Construct 1.0 explores the relationships between shadows and form by creating an environment filled with paper cutouts and stencils that ebb and flow through the space. Inspired by cave drawings, petroglyphs, and street art, the Deconstruction Workers weave iconic glyphic imagery through an endless web of contrast, evoking a primordial yet modern sacred space that changes and moves as the viewer finds their way through this other world. Filled with a parallel entanglement of lyriform sound, chaos finds its order.
Head over to Monk’s on Saturday and experience a space of partial illumination, as shadow covers, surrounds and obscures a dreamlike cosmos.
( $20 gets you a stencil of the artists’ choice when the show comes down next month! )
20 May 2009
16 May 2009
(Image: Elise Rugolo, The Old Neighborhood, Acrylic, collage, digital transfer on birch)
4735 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
15 May 2009
The series interviews mainly artists in their studios. A handful of critics, arts writers and dealers are in the mix as well. The list of artists interviewed is quite impressive: Brice Marden, Chuck Close, Neil Jenney, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Richard Tuttle, John Baldessari-- just to name a few. I thought the interviews were fascinating but they give just a snapshot of each artist- spending 5 minutes at a time and then jumping back and forth from one to the other-- most frustrating!! It's the ADD approach to interviewing. The artists have really interesting things to say about their art-making processes, sacrifices they've made, money, the art world, exhibiting....etc. But once you start getting hooked- they're on to the next person.
It seems like this show was a precursor to one of my all time favorite programs about art, Art:21-- so incredibly inspiring and interesting- I love watching these! Art:21 introduced me to some really well known artists and then invited me inside the world they create with their art. You learn so much about a person from seeing them in their studio, watching them make their art, listening to how they talk about their work, what their thoughts are about how it fits into the world.
Art:21 rocks, Art City- not so much.