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Modern Art Monday Presents: Hervé Télémaque, The Weathervane

herve telemaque the weathervane photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Hervé Télémaque (19372022), moved from Haiti to the US in 1957 to work as an artist. He described his time there as a struggle against the dominance of both abstract expressionist painting and racism in wider society. After moving to Paris in 1961 Télémaque curated the Mythologies Quotidiennes exhibition. He also cofounded the narrative figuration movement, which incorporated elements of pop art and surrealism. La Girouette (The Weathervane, 1969) is typical of this approach – Télémaque ‘narrates’ the painting with objects and imagery from his personal life. Everyday items like a clothes hanger and beach chair are combined in surprising and ambiguous ways.

Photographed in the Tate Modern Museum in London.

Push Pin Pumps By Laura Escamilla!

Push Pin Pumps
All Photos By Gail

Beautiful shoes can certainly be considered works of art, and in the case of these Hot Pink beauties created from ordinary push pins, that is exactly the case.
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Eye On Design: Scented 3D Printed Cotton Candy Dishes

3D Printed Cotton Candy Dishes
All Photos By Gail

Inside this glass dome are vessels printed from sugar. The dome has an indented opening, inviting museum visitors to take a whiff of the objects inside; and yes, they smelled like Cotton Candy. Continue reading Eye On Design: Scented 3D Printed Cotton Candy Dishes

Modern Art Monday Presents: Objects on a Table By Patrick Henry Bruce

Objects on a Table
Photo By Gail

American artist Patrick Henry Bruce (1881-1936) painted Objects on a Table (1920-21) in France, where he lived from 1904 to 1936. This still life depicts cut fruit, a glass with a straw, block-like shapes, and an architectural column with clean lines, geometric clarity, and cool tonalities. The painting exudes a rational stillness, especially when compared to Cubist still lifes by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. In fact, Objects on a Table marks a deliberate and profound departure from Cubism, which gained negative associations during World War I because its fragmentation of form appeared to visualize the conflict’s deadly destruction.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Objects and Everyday Goods at Mike Weiss Gallery

Adam Parker Smith Installation View
Installation View: Sculptures by Adam Parker Smith (All Photos By Gail)

One of our favorite Chelsea venues, the Mike Weiss Gallery, is currently hosting a group show called Objects and Everyday Goods, which features new works by artists that we were first introduced to at Mike Weiss — such as Cameron Gray and Tom Fruin — both of whom make art that is just insane, as well as some new favorites and a few artists we’ve not seen before. It’s fun to discover new art at Mike Weiss Gallery! Let’s take a peak at this eclectic show! Continue reading Objects and Everyday Goods at Mike Weiss Gallery