Saturday, April 3, 2010

Guest Critic

Here's a link to information on Iris's latest exhibition, Birds and Flowers of Michigan, at Galerie Spektrum (Munich, Germany) 05.Mar.2010 - 24.Apr.2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

File Under: WTF?

This artist is utilizing a "3D printed steel" process that creates volumetric forms using seamless bonds without the need for casting.

Below is a link to Portuguese designer Goncalo Campos' site and a brief explanation of his artist editioned line.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Magical Sparkley Spectacle

Judgement Day

Check out Damien Hirst's End of an Era exhibition in New York, Jan. 2010.

Monday, March 8, 2010

This is what I read in class when discussing Martin Agnes 3.

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from.

KNOW YOUR JUROR!: SNAG Exhibition in Print deadline for application is March 15th

Garth Clark is the juror for SNAG's upcoming Exhibition in Print: "Neo-Palatial: Objects of Virtue and Vice." He's a ceramics scholar and dealer. Below is a link to an audio recording of a lecture he gave titled “How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts.” In a nutshell it's on the past 150 years of craft and the negative ramifications of its aspiration to be seen as fine art. The two part podcast can be downloaded at

Portrait of Garth Clark by
Nicolai Klimaszewski

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Victorian Hair Jewelry

Over wintersession Kate and I were able to obtain access to metals storage with the help of Maureen O'Brien, the curator of Painting and Sculpture at the RISD museum. These are a few pictures of the Victorian pieces that are made of human hair. Enjoy!



Friday, February 26, 2010

Seeing Through Clothes by Anne Hollander N8217.C63 H64 1987

Hi People,

Lori mentioned to me in meeting that the above book was one she forgot to share with the group, as a source that you may find valuable and relative to your practice. Hollander actually teaches the reader how to see through peoples clothing. just kidding

In all seriousness, Hollander's position pertaining to drapery, costume and dress is that the 'clothed body' is actually the naked body as it relates directly to a particular culture's ideals, fears and fetishes. Perhaps the only constant being, "The more significant clothing is, the more meaning attaches to its absence, and the more awareness is generated about any relation between the two states [of dress and undress] (p83)."

I checked this book out, but you can borrow it off my bench if you leave me a note saying when you will return it- if you can't find it for some reason or another, please text me.

Finding the Right Word(s)