Saturday, October 30, 2010

Form in Flora - II [Outdoor Installations] Garfield Park Conservatory..

‎"Form in Flora" is a temporary sculptural exhibit by members of Chicago Sculpture International [CSI] at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Curated by Vivian Visser.
There are more than 25 sculptural pieces at display..
In my blog these are covered in two posts..
# Outdoor Installations..
# Indoor Installations..
There's also my FB Photo Album entry..
# Form in Flora..


Living Sculpture, 2010..
By Jason Verbeek..


Bouquet
By Terrence Karpowicz..


Avro II
by Bob Emser..


Old School
by Evan Lewis..


Genesis Series..
By Bruce Niemi..


Tropical Breeze..
By David Noguchi..




Deep Earth Marker I,II,III
By Corinne D. Peterson..

For more..
# Outdoor Installations..
# Indoor Installations..
There's also my FB Photo Album entry..
# Form in Flora..

Friday, October 29, 2010

Form in Flora - I [Indoor Installations] Garfield Park Conservatory..

‎"Form in Flora" is a temporary sculptural exhibit by members of Chicago Sculptute International [CSI] at the Garfield park Conservatory.
Curated by Vivian Visser.
There are more than 25 sculptural pieces at display..
In my blog these are covered in two posts..
# Outdoor Installations..
# Indoor Installations..
There's also my FB Photo Album entery..
# Form in Flora..


H2H
by Ron Gard..


Hawk
By Ted Sitting Crow Garner..


Reincarnation..
By Christine Rojek..


Name?
By Jill King


Name??


Ray..
By Fisher Stolz


Gate
by Mike Helbing..


Name: ??
by Sharon Bladholm..


The Beginning - Blossom
by Marshall Svendson


Floating Flowers..
by Donna Hapac


Blue Venus..
by Ruth Aizuss Migdal


Eric H. Steele


Corrida
By Elena Rakochy


Bird's Eye View..
By Andrew Arvanetes..


Nest
By Barbara Cooper


Scrambling Home
by Sharon Gilmore..


Unfolding the Connections..
by Phillip Shore..


S & S Column
Fred Klingelhofer..


Two Cobs in a Crib
by Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide..

For more..
# Outdoor Installations..
# Indoor Installations..
There's also my FB Photo Album entry..
# Form in Flora..

Monday, October 25, 2010

Best Wishes to Chicago sculptors participating in "Sculpture by the Sea", Bondi, 2010.





BEST WISHES to Chicago sculptors participating in ..
"Sculpture by the Sea"..
at Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Oct 28 - Nov 14, 2010..
Scupture by the Sea, Bondi..

I know of two sculptors from Chicago..
Bob Emser and Dusty Folwarczny..
Are there more participants from Chicago?
Waiting for the photos of sculptures by Chicago artists to come..

Meanwhile, here is a beautiful image gallery..
Scupture by the Sea, Bondi..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Art Loop Open: Hotel Burnham [Assimilation - By Bree Gomez]





Assimilation..
By Bree Gomez..
Art Loop Open: Hotel Burnham..

Artist Statement..
Through an alchemical fusion of glass, water and life, Assimilation reflects an ongoing investigation of science and nature, more specifically, the relationship between chemicals and our environment.
Assimilation is comprised of.. Blown Glass, Water, Carnations, Propylene Glycol, FD & C Red 40, FD & C Blue 1, 0.1% Propylparaben..






Art Loop Open: Hotel Allegro [Goddess of Funk - By Vestibulo]







The Goddess of Funk
By Vestibulo..
Art Loop Open: Hotel Allegro..

Artist Statement:
The Goddess of Funk is cast aluminum figure, finished with polychrome urethane and metallic rainbow sparkle flake. The piece is fastened to a chrome plated steel base and stands at seven feet tall, two hundred pounds. The figure’s form roots itself in the visual and poetic aesthetic of the 1970’s funk era, and more specifically from a number of album covers and posters that feature strong and beautiful valkyries of the groove. These characters inspired the design and ideology of the Goddess of Funk. This piece pays homage to these images and reflects the culmination and canonization of the funk aesthetic and its resonance in current artistic practice. Dynamically posed in step, complete with jet pack, utility belt, microphone and “Bop-Gun,” the Goddess of Funk oversees the Vestibulo universe,willing to bless any and all who are willing to receive the funk. The piece is a part of a larger, grant winning show titled Vestibulo Presents: Intergalactic Funk!. It is is a large scale multimedia installation, enacted through the synthesis of many artistic mediums all channeled through this specific aesthetic lens. The Goddess of Funk is the avatar of the Intergalactic Funk!



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Art Loop Open: Block 37



Friday, Oct. 15th, 2010..
My day was full of activities, and by evening, I was exhausted, but free. I had two alternatives. One to sit at home, relax with a hot cup of tea and watch TV.. OR.. Walk through the streets downtown to see Art Loop Open. Well, whoever is reading this, knows what I chose, And am I glad for that!!!

However, of the ten venues, I could see only two.. Hard Rock Hotel and Block 37. It's all about Location, Location, Location.. is so true... Personally I felt that Block 37 was a better venue for an art crawl than Hard Rock Hotel. I have yet to visit other locations, and maybe tomorrow I can make a few visits...
Meanwhile here are few images from Block 37.
This year has really been Meet the Artists year for me..





The Formation of A Rainbow [Painting]..
By Andrew Holmquist
Art Loop Open: Block 37..





End of the Day [Painting]
By Eileen Jorgensen..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..

Artist Statement:
"End of the Day” depicts an early evening, when the boaters will soon lose the certainty of daylight at sea and be enveloped in the darkness. The mysterious depths of the water and vast unending sky create interesting abstract patterns that contrast with the seemingly solid nature of the land.





Hole..
By Jenny Montgomery..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..

Artist Statement:
This photograph was taken in Detroit's Packard Auto Plant. Closed since 1956, the 1.5 million square feet of the plant has stood abandoned for over 50 years.





Braille with Sound Installation..
By Songlee Han..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..





Paperika..
By Richard Shipps..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..

Artist Statement:
My work looks at shadow as light, light as shadow, revealing imagery in both positive and negative space in a framework of changing orientations. I find no straight lines in organic nature. Paperika plays with natural shapes and patterns. Never species-specific, but always organic, the forms and counter-forms all mimic the natural world we often ignore. Positioned in a sterile white room, Paperika interrupts the architectural lines that try to confine it and encourages the viewer to explore negative and positive form, shadow and light..





I Would Like My Life Back, Says The Planet..
By Mary Mihelic..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..

Artist Statement:
My text artwork is a reaction BP’s Tony Hawyard’s statement, “I would like my life back.” Only my installation puts his words in the mouth of the planet’s by reading, “I would like my life back,” says the planet. The letters are made from flowers, weeds, ivy… and appear to be growing from the cracks in the floor. The artwork asks us all to examine how we are all living at the expense of the planet.
For more, click here..


Buffalo Chart..
By Bernard Williams..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..

Artist Statement:
The Buffalo Chart is an on-going collection of signs, symbols and word elements functioning as a history of American culture. The work is organized in a chronological format, with early history represented in the upper parts, and more recent history and culture in the lower portions of the installation..
For more, click here..




Oil Platform..
By Angela Lopez..
Art Loop Open: Block 37..



Here's Victoria Fuller..For more of her work, Everything is Connected, click here..


Last Call..
By Ted Glasoe..
Art Loop Open: Block 37
A viewer apparently text-voting..


Ecosystem 1
By Margot McMohan


Forgetting..
By Catherine Jacobi..
A constructed of 1517 reclaimed bicycle inner tubes..



Here's Catherine, distributing flyers for Art Loop Open, on S. Michigan Avenue, near Hard Rock Hotel.. Not an easy job, but she got her smile intact..