Monday, February 21, 2011

Metamorphosis by Keiko Sato (laser beam tree trunks!)

For exhibition: ‘Everyday life another space & Art Complex’ at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan with logs, strings, nails, plants, fallen leaves, black soil, leaf mold, computer parts, dry batteries and electric wires.

via theartistandhismodel

New Art

We were lucky enough to get some wonderful new art as wedding presents (thanks to our amazingly creative friends!)

My maid of honor's brother is an artist who lives in Berlin and made this:

Daniel Kingery, Golden Years, 2010

One of our closest friends is a photographer and came over to take portraits of us a few months before our wedding. He made two beautiful light boxes with the photos, here is one of them:


And finally, another close friend who is a photographer, Joe Wigdahl, gave us a beautiful landscape print. I couldn't grab the image from his website but check out his work here!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jeanne Opgenhaffen

Jeanne Opgenhaffen
via of paper and things

I love these ceramic tile murals by Belgian artist Jeanne Opgenhaffen, they are inspiring me to play around with the giant box of wood veneers I have in my studio! 

Julius Von Bismarck

via Justin Schmitz
A German artist who created a camera that projects images instead of takes one.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Had a wonderful time this weekend in Milwaukee! It was lovely to leave grey, slushy, Chicago and come back on Sunday to warm and sunny Chicago. Here are some photos from our trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Chakaia Booker had a small show up and I really enjoyed seeing her works in person. I love that she uses such simple materials (tires) and transforms them into something completely new. Some of her sculptures reminded me of my friend Regin's drawings based on backpack straps and bicycle tires.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Luc Tuymans @ MCA

I was finally able to check out the Luc Tuymans exhibition at the MCA before it closed in early January. My sister worked on the show so I had heard a little about it but not much. I loved how his paintings looked in person and seeing his room full of inspiration and source materials was so interesting! The MCA store is selling small posters of the Rabbit painting shown above, I might have to pick one up:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Art Project

Thanks to Matt for telling me about Art Project from Google! While there is nothing like seeing art in person, this is a pretty great tool. Google partnered with many of the world's top museums (Tate Britain, MOMA, the Met, the Uffizi Gallery, Rijksmuseum, etc.) and uses streetview to simulate walking through their galleries. They also have high-res images from their collections that you can view up close (really, really close).