I think this is my favorite photo I took at the 3D Print Show: a fantastically detailed bust of Ben Franklin. Look at the startling realism around his eyes — amazing! I also love how this was done with a variety of different colored filaments to create a mosaic cubist motif that’s just mind-blowing.
The Charles Clary exhibit at Nancy Margolis has been up since December, but the opening reception wasn’t until January 9th. So I don’t feel too out of it that I had my first chance to stop by this past week on the way to Cheim and Read, and could not resist snapping few photos of his colorful and delicately structured artworks for the blog.
This is the first exhibition for Clary ( a Tennessee native) with Nancy Margolis Gallery. These intriguing constructions are created from towers of layered, brightly colored paper. The sculptures, precise and labor-intensive, reveal a phenomenal color sensibility and an original expression distinctly his own.
Exact cuts and layered stacks of thin paper make up his geometric volumes of variegated textures and sinewy shapes. Forms are reminiscent of microbial colonies, sound waves, fractals and topographical landscapes. The collected sculptures in the photo directly above remind me of chunks of driftwood on the beach.
A palette of rainbow like colors playfully invite viewers to venture into the vivid creative world of Clary’s sculptures, ever-expanding, pulsing, and surreal.
I really enjoyed photographing these sculptures, which are even more vibrantly colorful in person. Check them out before the exhibit closes in just under 2 weeks.
Sculptures By Charles Clary will be on Exhibit through February 1st, 2014 at Nancy Margolis Gallery, Located at 523 W 25th St. New York NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Now, that’s what I call a custom paint job!
One of my favorite things about summer is wearing my sandals as often as possible so I can rock a pedicure featuring the most vibrant Hot Pink nail color I can find. If you were fortunate enough to get a peek inside my bathroom cabinet, you would see a shelf stocked with various shades of pink, purple, magenta and fuchsia shades of nail color in sparkly and mat finishes — because even though I like to dwell in the pink domain, I do like to change it up. Pink. Nail Polish. I am all about it.
Now, you are probably not going to even believe that this is even possible, but earlier this week I was invited to a party thrown by (Smart. Beautiful.) Maybelline to announce / celebrate the launch of their new line of Nail Lacquer called Color Show, that not only included free food and alcohol, but also free manicures! Color Show! Inspired by the colors and textures of the runway, Color Show comes in about a gazillion shades of the spectrum, from creamy to shimmery to glittery, but most importantly lots of shades of pink!
For my complimentary manicure (which included a hand massage — omg) I chose a lacquer shade called Crushed Candy, which is a glittery, sparkly Hot Pink Fuchsia that looks so fantastic on my nails I simply cannot stop looking at my hands. Seriously, I am looking at them right now! Two coats covered my nails with a bright pink coat of shiny awesomeness, but then I put an extra coat on because I wanted to add a little extra on the tips of my nails, which is a good hint to extend a manicure when you use your hands as much as I do. As of right now my manicure is just over 36 hours old and I don’t have a single chip despite the fact that I type on a computer keyboard all day long.
Maybelline gave everyone at the party the super cool gift of a small make up case filled with 32 generous sample shades of Color Show. Please enjoy the anticipation of the gradual reveal!
There it is on the bed…
This is so exciting!
Look at all of these colors!
It’s Like Christmas! And these aren’t even all the colors!
These gorgeous colors are going to tempt me to stray from the pink, I can feel it. Thanks, Maybelline!