I am spending a month in Chile, where I spent the first six years of my life. It just so happens that I decided to come, with my mother and sister, during Chile’s celebration of their 200thanniversary of their independence from Spain. To celebrate, we went to a fonda (a Chilean party which celebrates the day of their independence). There were a few fondas happening at the same time around Santiago but the one I went to was at Parque Ines de Suarez in Providencia (located in the north-east section of the capital). Through out the park were booths featuring Chilean artisans from different parts of the country with their specialized crafts. One was able to find jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, toys, leatherwork, etc. The party also had traditional Chilean food, sweets, dancing and everything you want for a celebration!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here's another version of the same idea on decor pad.
Monday, February 15, 2010
In his series, First Was The Spitting I-IV, 1993, Orozco experiment with chance and restricted control of mark-making to create beautiful compositions. And other pieces such as, My Hands Are My Heart really show the honesty of his work where these pieces resemble a sophisticated version of what a child might create.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
The young artist collaborative Bonic Tonic that is based in Springs, NY had their show this weekend “2 Legit 2 Quit” in Ashawague Hall. This show featured artists who grew up in Springs and have now returned to their hometown and have built their own art community in the town where the most influential painters (Jackson Pollock and Willam de Kooning) of the century settled in the 1950s. The Bonic Tonic consists of refreshing artist such as: Grant Haffner, Carly Haffner (above), Elizabeth Karsch; and first timers with art collective, Christian Little and Charles Ley.
The two pieces pictured above are by Grant Haffner. His painting resemble visuals of the road and wires as they appear while riding in a car. The Calder-like sculptures in the show are a new addition to his body of work as he is primarily a painter.
New comer, Christian Little's work has a Edward Gowery illustrations, which I was particularly drawn to.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Pieces also featured in the show…