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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:48

Illuminated Moments, Venice & Havana: Lee Essex Doyle

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:38

I had the opportunity to meet artist Lee Essex Doyle during a trip to Cuba in 2013.  "Inspired by her travels, Lee Essex Doyle's latest series of watercolors reflects the vibrant light of two cities, Venice and Havana. These luminous paintings capture quiet moments awash with light, delicately reflected and refracted through stained glass, metal gates, and jewel-like lanterns."  Childs Gallery, Boston

Courtyard, Pillazo Grimani, Venice by Lee Essex Doyle at CHILDS GALLERY, Boston

Opening January 22nd, reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing - Work from the Schorr Family Collection, at Acquavella Galleries

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:53
In the 1980's, Lenore and Herbert Schorr ..... "were surrogate parents to a surrogate son, whose relationship with his own parents was complicated and fraught." Ingrid Sischy for Vanity Fair, May 2014

MIT Museum's group exhibition "5,000 Moving Parts" includes Anne Lilly

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:22

This fall I had the opportunity to experience Lilly's newest sculpture, To Conjugate, in the exhibition "5000 Moving Parts" at the MIT Museum, curated by Laura Knott.  The show opened November 21st and will run for one year. It's a great show of kinetic art with sculptures by Arthur Ganson, John Douglas Powers, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

"Anne Lilly has for years made pristine stainless steel sculptures, often featuring several rods connected to gears. They look like machines until they start to dance, tilting and circling in unexpected concert. Two such smaller pieces are here, including one, “To Caress,” which sweetly tickles your hand with swaying fronds of metal. But her new, large-scale interactive work, “To Conjugate,” takes her in new directions.

You’ll need a partner for this one. That grounds it in the nature of relationships, collaboration, and the balance of power. Two people sit back to back in tractor seats, and one by one push up from the floor, as if on a seesaw. The seats connect to a pair of old red flywheels that once helped run a horse-drawn fire engine. With these materials, the artist forsakes the perfect gleam of stainless steel for the patina of antiques, and the whiff of history weaves with the complicated give-and-take of partnering."  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe: '5000 Moving Parts' at MIT Museum (Art Review)

http://vimeo.com/79539970

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/2013/12/02/art-review-moving-parts-mit-museum/Dhzzw3hDkGwj1DcMJV8zWN/story.html?s_campaign=8315

Below, experiencing To Congugate with Anne Lilly at the MIT Museum, Nov.2013

 

 

Miss Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:10

In an effort to fight for global youth education, Malala Yousafzai will celebrate her 16th birthday at the United Nations where she will submit a petition for education equality to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  To mark this occasion, Galerie Swanström will exhibit the painting titled MISS MALALA by the female street artist, gilf! Please join us at the gallery in SoHo for a cocktail reception on Monday, July 15 from 6 to 8 pm. 

Malala, a student and education activist, became a victim of terrorism after she spoke out in favor of the education of girls. She is the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history - and recognized this year by TIME Magazine:  The 100 Most Influential People in the World.

MISS MALALA by gilf! 2012, 40 x 20 inches,
spray paint on black dibond, edition of three

"Knowledge is the most dangerous weapon."

gilf! is a contemporary street artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BFA in Fine Art.

The painting, Miss Malala, will be exhibited at the galerie by appointment (+1.347.326.3259), through July. You may support Malala and young people all over the world fighting for an education by signing the petition from A World at School.  

Galerie Swanström | Scope Art Show | Basel, Switzerland - June 2013

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:00

Galerie Swanström, a contemporary gallery based in New York City, announces their participation in SCOPE Art Show, Basel, Switzerland, exhibiting American artists work including kinetic steel sculpture by Anne Lilly; environmentally conscious mixed-media sculpture by Thomas Deininger; celebrated New York City street artist Billi Kid’s newest work relating to the laws of proximity; and motivated by global politics and social issues, the female street artist gilf!’s clever paintings provide contemplation and promote a balanced commentary.

SCOPE Art Show is the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Basel will run from June 10-16, 2013 at Uferstrasse 40, Silo Tower Basel, 4057 Basel, Switzerland.  Visit www.scope-art.com for more information.

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture by Anne Lilly

 

Conductor/Composer, 2009, stainless steel, 36x36x36 inches, AP#2, edition of 6

 


 

conductor/composer 2009 from Anne Lilly on Vimeo.

GILF!’s paintings boldly confront challenges facing contemporary societies.

"Stunning and powerful work of art by street artist gilf! This is Pakistani Malala Yousufzai - the inspiring teenage education activist who was attacked by the Taliban. She's now on the cover of Time's 100 Most Influential People - and this artwork (this HUGE artwork!) beautifully represents her message. Written is: 'Knowledge is the Deadliest Weapon.'" -Beth Murphy, Founder/Director/Producer Principle Pictures principlepictures.com

MALALA by gilf! 2012, 40 x 20 inches, spray paint on black dibond, edition of three

The Ghost Of Gold by gilf! Limited Edition Prints & Original Paintings now available on 1xRun.com

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:46

The Ghost of Gold by gilf! (detail) 2013, 30 x 20 Inches 3-Color Screen Print On French MuscleTone

Pure White Archival Paper, edition of 50

"These pieces force the viewer to change his or her perspective. When standing directly in front of the work as most people do when examining art the text is convoluted. As the viewer moves past the piece at different angles the words suddenly pop off the wall and become legible. This is an exercise in understanding the world in a different context, from a different viewpoint. Sometimes one must change his or her perspective to see something in it's truest state of reality." - gilf!

The Ghost of Gold by gilf! 2013, 30 x 20 Inches 3-Color Screen Print On French MuscleTone Pure White Archival Paper, edition of 50

Visit 1xrun.com to purchase a piece

Malala Yousufzai included in Time's 100 Most Influential People

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 15:26
http://www.artscoutmedia.com/galerie/gilf

A N N E L I L L Y | TEMPORAL TINCTURE | APRIL 10 and APRIL 18

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 16:13

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Galerie Swanström, a contemporary gallery located in the heart of SoHo, announces an opportunity to view new work by Boston-based kinetic sculpture artist, Anne Lilly, at private events being held on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 8 PM at 136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor, (between W. Houston and Prince Street). 
Gallery hours are Sunday through Wednesday, Noon to 6 PM, and always by appointment at +1.347.326.3259.

Interactive kinetic sculpture artist Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Lilly's work was a highlight during Art Basel in Miami at SCOPE Art Show in December, and recently debuted to rave reviews in New York during Armory Week at SCOPE Art Show, this March.
 
ABOUT ANNE LILLY
Anne Lilly employs opposing modalities -- analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional -- Lilly's sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. They are usually fabricated in machined stainless steel, but require the viewer's touch to initiate movement: pressing clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.


Anne Lilly, Chiasmus, 25" x 25" x 25", machined stainless steel, 2013In 2012, Anne Lilly completed the artist-in-residence at the Art Institute of Boston, and Galerie Swanström presented Lilly’s precise kinetic sculptures at SCOPE Art-Fair during Art Basel in Miami.  In 2011 Lilly was awarded the Blanche E. Colman grant, and in 2010 was nominated for James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston’s ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Museum, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and is held in corporate and private collections internationally. Through competitive selection in 2005 she was awarded a public commission for a large scale sculpture on the Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe named her 2003 FPAC exhibition one of the ten best exhibits of the year.
 
Lilly pays lavish attention to each piece of sculpture, completing one piece at a time, taking many months to finish to meet her own meticulous standard. Instead of sketching out the sculpture's concept and working out the mechanics on paper first, she said her process is actually quite intuitive, through a trial of reconfiguring and refining that she refers to as "Do-Think-Do".  - Frank W. Liu, artscope magazine, January 2013
 
Anne Lilly’s captivating stainless steel sculptures...are so intricately engineered they appear to do magic. Tall rods rising from cylinders planted on gears rush toward each other, bowing, then fall away in one fluid motion. Rotating grills look like they’ll collide, then they miraculously pass. The movement of each sparely designed piece is full of grace and surprise. - Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2007                                                                                                               

ABOUT ARTSCOUT®
ArtScout® is an online venue widening the lens into the world of art and design.
 
ABOUT GALERIE SWANSTRÖM
Galerie Swanström exhibits an array of contemporary art including meticulously engineered, interactive, kinetic steel sculpture; conceptual photography; and paintings that express themes ranging from meditative clarity inspired by the natural environment, to bold ‘statement-art’ demonstrating on-point narratives that define contemporary issues. The gallery aims to bridge the gap between the urban landscape and the white box environment.

Gallery Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 12 noon to 6 PM and by appointment.


CONTACT
Beth Swanström
gallerist@bethswanstrom.com
Telephone:  (347) 326.3259

Marisa Gladstone
marisa@artscoutmedia.com
Telephone: (201) 602.0337

Twitter:  ArtScout®
Facebook.com/ArtScoutAtGalerieSwanstrom   GALERIE SWANSTRÖM
136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor
(between W. Houston and Prince St.)
New York, New York 10012

 

ANNE LILLY SOLO EXHIBIT: TEMPORAL TINCTURE

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 11:00
interactive kinetic sculpture by Anne Lilly GALERIE SWANSTRÖM  
 presents 

A N N E   L I L L Y  
interactive kinetic sculpture

T E M P O R A L   T I N C T U R E 
 a solo exhibition with the artist

  Anne Lilly, The Hole of Rose's Heart, 25 x 18 x 18 inches, machined stainless
steel, 2013 (detail above; full image below)   Galerie Swanström, a contemporary gallery located in the heart of SoHo, announces an opportunity to view new work and meet Boston-based kinetic sculpture artist Anne Lilly at a private opening Friday, March 22nd from 12 Noon to 5 pm, followed by a reception with the artist from 5 to 8 PM at 136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor, (between W. Houston and Prince St.)  
Interactive kinetic sculpture artist Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways. Lilly's work was a highlight during Art Basel in Miami at SCOPE Art Show in December, and recently debuted to rave reviews in New York during Armory Week at SCOPE Art Show, this March.
 
ABOUT ANNE LILLY
Anne Lilly employs opposing modalities -- analytical and intuitive, rational and emotional -- Lilly's sculptures elicit new connections between the physical space outside ourselves and our own private, psychological domain. They are usually fabricated in machined stainless steel, but require the viewer's touch to initiate movement: pressing clinical qualities against the sensuous response of each piece.

In 2012, Anne Lilly completed the artist-in-residence at the Art Institute of Boston, and Galerie Swanström presented Lilly’s precise kinetic sculptures at SCOPE Art-Fair during Art Basel in Miami.  In 2011 Lilly was awarded the Blanche E. Colman grant, and in 2010 was nominated for James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston’s ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Museum, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and is held in corporate and private collections internationally. Through competitive selection in 2005 she was awarded a public commission for a large scale sculpture on the Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe named her 2003 FPAC exhibition one of the ten best exhibits of the year.
 
Lilly pays lavish attention to each piece of sculpture, completing one piece at a time, taking many months to finish to meet her own meticulous standard. Instead of sketching out the sculpture's concept and working out the mechanics on paper first, she said her process is actually quite intuitive, through a trial of reconfiguring and refining that she refers to as "Do-Think-Do".  - Frank W. Liu, artscope magazine, January 2013
 
Anne Lilly’s captivating stainless steel sculptures...are so intricately engineered they appear to do magic. Tall rods rising from cylinders planted on gears rush toward each other, bowing, then fall away in one fluid motion. Rotating grills look like they’ll collide, then they miraculously pass. The movement of each sparely designed piece is full of grace and surprise. - Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2007

View video of the sculpture: The Hole of Rose's Heart by Anne Lilly                                                                                                                             
ABOUT ARTSCOUT®
ArtScout® is an online venue widening the lens into the world of art and design.
 
ABOUT GALERIE SWANSTRÖM
Galerie Swanström exhibits an array of contemporary art including meticulously engineered, interactive, kinetic steel sculpture; conceptual photography; and paintings that express themes ranging from meditative clarity inspired by the natural environment, to bold ‘statement-art’ demonstrating on-point narratives that define contemporary issues. The gallery aims to bridge the gap between the urban landscape and the white box environment.
 
  CONTACT
Gallerist@BethSwanstrom.com
Telephone:  (347) 326.3259

Marisa Gladstone
marisa.gladstone@gmail.com
Telephone: (201) 602.0337

Twitter:  ArtScout®
Facebook.com/ArtScoutAtGalerieSwanstrom   GALERIE SWANSTRÖM
136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor
(between W. Houston and Prince St.)
New York, New York 10012                         

ArtScout® featured in Origins Magazine

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:57
  Read the full digital version of the issue below (Top Creatives: pages 28-29): Open publication - Free publishing - More art

SCOPE NYC 2013

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:37

We're enthusiastic to be included to exhibit at SCOPE NEW YORK this March 6-10.  Back by popular demand  the gallery will  feature interactive kinetic steel sculptures by Anne Lilly, and bold statement-art stenciled paintings by the quickly emerging street artist gilf!

(above) Gaslit Hypnotists, 2012, 48 x 96 inches, spray paint and marker on black dibond, original by gilf!

Let us know in advance if you'd like to join us for the VIP and Press First View on:

Wednesday, March 6: 3–9pm at the SCOPE NY Pavillion - Skylight at Moynihan Station -312 West 33rd Street

Otherwise the schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 7: 11am - 8pm
Friday, March 8: 11am - 8pm
Saturday, March 9: 11am - 8pm
Sunday, March 10: 11am - 7pm

eleven miles 2010 from Anne Lilly on Vimeo

 

 

 

(left)Sisamnes' Thongs, 2012, stainless steel kinetic sculpture, 8x55x55 (right)Aristotle, 2006, stainless steel kinetic sculpture, 21x9x9, both sculptures by Anne Lilly

 

 

GALERIE SWANSTRÖM at SCOPE Art-Show MIAMI

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 21:02

Galerie Swanström is pleased to exhibit works by female street artist GILF! and interactive kinetic sculpture artist Anne Lilly at the SCOPE Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Booth H30. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, December 4 – 9th, 2012 at N.E. 36th St and Midtown Blvd.

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture by Anne Lilly

 

Eleven Miles Above Virgin, 2010, 19 x19x 19 inches, stainless steel interactive kinetic sculpture

 

Ixion, 2006, stainless steel, approximate dimensions 23x23x23 video: https://vimeo.com/19937016


Interactive kinetic sculpure artist Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways.

Anne Lilly was awarded the Blanche E. Colman grant in 2011, and in 2010 was nominated for James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston’s ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Museum, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and is held in corporate and private collections internationally. Through competitive selection in 2005 she was awarded a public commission for a large-scale sculpture on the Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe named her 2003 FPAC exhibition one of the ten best exhibits of the year. In 2012 Lilly will be artist-in-residence at the Art Institute of Boston.

 

GILF!’s paintings boldly confront challenges facing contemporary societies. The artists depicts herself as The Statue of Liberty in the painting titled Oh Yeah? which discusses Americans ‘drinking the Kool-Aid’ as our government, corporations, and police forces may take advantage of a complacent society. The hand written text quoted in the background is taken from a speech given by Aldous Huxley in 1962. 

 

Oh Yeah? by gilf!

In the poignant painting titled Who’s in Control?, the letters around the dial of the birth control package — usually indicating the days of the week for each pill — have been replaced to spell: “WHY ARE CROTCHETY OLD MEN DECIDING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR WOMEN’S BODIES?” The artist uses the birth control package as a visual metaphor to call attention to the bias apparent at a Capitol Hill hearing on women’s health; an all-male panel led the hearing and no women were called to testify.

 

detail of Who’s In Control? by gilf!

The Big Swim addresses global climate change by depicting polar bears wearing child-like floatation devices. The artist explains, "As glacial ice caps continue to melt at exponential rates, polar bears spend extended periods of time at sea searching for food. Swimming floaties, which kept me from drowning as a child, are here to aid in their travels."

Detail of The Big Swim, 2011, spray paint on diebond aluminum composite, 33 x 45 inches, edition of six SOLD OUT (prints will be available shortly)

The Swing State and ARTINFO's feature 'GILF! Out the Vote: The Brooklyn Street Artist on Her Enigmatic Political Work'

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 15:25

Gaining momentum in the art world the artist gilf! continues to broaden the reach of her street art through collaboration in the NY Comedy Festival, a recent solo exhibition in SoHo, and her participation in SCOPE Art Show this December.  A feature article published today, Election Day, in ARTINFO (link below) shares the artists views on politics, why she chooses the street as her canvas of choice, and the backstory on the name gilf!

The Swing State by gilf!  2012, 33x45 inches, spray paint on dibond, original

"The Swing State discusses how money has fully infiltrated our voting processes.  From Citizen's United ruling in 2010 by the supreme court, to voting machines in teh swing state of Ohio which are owned and operated by a company with strong financial ties to Mitt Romney to the ever present discussion of the consequences of a candidate accepting large donations in turn to pass legislation that appeases the donor.  The political game is a dirty one, adding money to it makes it filthy."  gilf!

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/838835/gilf-out-the-vote-the-brooklyn-street-artist-on-her-enigmatic

NY Comedy Festival presents The ART of COMEDY SoHo + LES Gallery Crawl

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:47

The Art of Comedy presents a Gallery Crawl in SoHo and the LES on Thursday, Nov. 8th to include artist Ron English at Opera Gallery, 115 Spring Street; gilf! at Galerie Swanström, 136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor; and Hanksy at Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street.  

From November 7-11th, the duration of the NY Comedy Festival, work by Ron English, gilf! and Hanksy will be on display inside of Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway), the legendary Times Square comedy venue.

The Colonel by gilf!  2011, 25x22 inches, spray paint on dibond, edition of 6. 

This painting was created to shed light on and pke fun at the nasty practices of many fast food chains.  Genetically modified food is ever present in our daily lives here in America.  (Yet it has been oulawed in Europe, South America, and even China.) 

Who's in Control?  by gilf!  2012, 36 x 45 inches, spray paint on diebond, original (detail)


In the poignant painting titled Who’s in Control?, the letters around the dial of
the birth control package — usually indicating the days of the week for each pill
— have been replaced to literally spell out: “Why are crotchety old men
deciding what is right for women’s bodies?” The artist uses a birth control
package as a visual metaphor to call attention to the bias apparent at a Capitol
Hill hearing on women’s health addressing President Obama's mandate that
health insurers provide contraception; the hearing was led by an all-male panel
and no women were called to testify.

Virtually Real by gilf! 2011, 23x30 inches, spray paint on diebond, edition of six.

Socially Charged Street Artist GILF! Includes her Collectors in Taking Actions to Facilitate Change

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 21:14

photo:  There's No Place Like Home by GILF! for (Re)Print at Hendershot Gallery, 2012

Accessible to the new collector, GILF!s paintings directly benefit the causes she calls attention to; the artist donates a portion of each sale to not-for-profit organizations relevant to each painting’s social commentary. Thus, including her collectors in taking actions that will facilitate change.  The painting "There's No Place Like Home" will be created in an edition of six, measuring 36x45 inches and exhibited in her upcoming solo exhibition presented by ArtScout® at Galerie Swanström beginning October 24th.  With the number of children in New York City's homeless shelters at record highs, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will benefit The Institute for Children, Poverty& Homelessness.  www.icphusa.org

 

www.artscoutmedia.com

 

ArtScout presents gilf! at Galerie Swanström

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 18:39

"Motivated by the idea of inspiring people I perhaps will never meet, I hope to breathe hope into many of the issues we face as a global society.  My goal is to create art that provokes thoughtfullness and motivates a change of the zeitgeist."  gilf!

Paintings above are spray paint on diebond (clockwise):  Little Seismic Girl, 2011, 25x22"

Empower Equality, (screened print) 2011, 30x22"; To Tehran with Love, 2011, 22x30";

The Big Swim, 2011, 33x45"; Oh Yeah?, 2012, 30x22  By appointment: Gallerist@BethSwanstrom.com 

My own 'personal bubble'...

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 16:48

Included as a video participant in Alone in Public, 2012 - 'a compilation of video portraits of friends and colleagues of the artist working alone in cafe's and other public settings'.  ArtScout made the trek to the RISD Museum's Spalter New Media Gallery to experience 'this multi-part video installation by Wendy Richmond which explores how portable digital technology creates a mobile zone of privacy - the artist calls them "personal bubbles" - that change the social experience of being in public.' 

'... captured with built-in laptop cameras, the subjects in the videos might appear at first to be Skyping, but they are absorbed in their computer screens, recording themselves while they work.'

The artist's consideration of public privacy began when she was commuting extensively between the east and west coasts and spending a lot of time in airports.  Richmond recalls, 'Waiting in security lines, waiting for boarding, waiting in food courts... most of the people around me were alone and waiting, too.  We were in a very public space and also in our personal zones.  Reading, working on laptops, talking on cell phones, playing video games, watching DVDs, staring into space - we were all engaged in our own internal worlds, temporarily oblivious to what was going on around us.  This phenomenon occurs all the time in public spaces:  the denser and more urban the place, the more intense the personal bubble.'   


The Artist, Gilf! Makes A Bold Statement at The Fountain Art Fair, NYC

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:19

This piece, titled "Oh Yeah?" (spray paint on metal), by the artist gilf!, to me, is a patriotic outcry incorporating the idiom "Drinking the Kool-Aid" which refers to 'the 1978 Jonestown Massacre; the phrase suggests that one has mindlessly adopted the dogma of a group or leader without fully understanding the ramifications or implications'. (Source:  WikipediaThe artist includes her self portrait as lady libery; behind her appears text, circa late 1970s, by Aldous Huxley -  predicting a future society of pharmaceutical depents; thus, easily 'following' or acquiescing...

Oh Yeah? by gilf! (above) at The Fountain Art Fair, NYC

gilf! is "motivated by the idea of affecting people with whom she will never meet the artist is "engaging issues, and continuously working for positive change."  (Above:  The artist, gilf! to my left.)

"Take Off Your Blinders" also by gilf!  For a closer look at her work go to the artist's portfolio website.

Not your 'expected' street art: Aakash Nihalani at VOLTA, NYC

Thu, 03/22/2012 - 13:15

 As seen at VOLTA:  Pop I, by Aakash Nihalani, 2012, acrylic on wood, 16" x 47 x .75"

Nihalani ... works instinctively, trying ot follow his gut about the sensation of color and space, and he has fun doing it.  ... He's not trying ot push a certain highbrow logic or philosophy or purposefully communicate through the esoteric medium of art.  His street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares.  He selectively places these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself. Source: Aakash Nihalani and Flickr.

Plat Forms (2011) paper, tape and cardboard on floor, New Delhi, India

Fill-in II (2011), paper, tape and cardboard on floor, New Delhi, India

Armslength (animation), by Aakash Nihalani

 

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