Artist Esther Ruiz constructs her sculptures from hydraulic cement, colored Plexiglas, paint, and other industrial materials, creating minimal works based on imagined experiences:
My work serves to physically commemorate and celebrate ideas, thoughts, words, instincts, feelings, passions, actions, secrets, fears, loves, hates, unknowns, curiosities, wonderments, knowledge, stupidities, explorations, events, emotions, places, spaces, and things that are drawn in my mind and stick long enough to share with you.
The imagery I work with is born out of exploring and researching fictional places imagined in my mind. Unconsciously accumulated impressions of the the tangible world amass and amalgamate in my mind. Once ruminated upon, the conglomerates exit in a filtered, minimal aesthetic that describe another place. These “places” express the uncharted depths of our creative mind and depict a dream-state unreachable in realtime. By making objects, these thoughts and ideas are commemorated and celebrated physically in space. The audience in turn, can disassemble each image or object, associating an aspect or quality with a known place or thing. Ultimately, my work exists as an effort to visually explain an emotional state of mind with mathematical acuteness.
Ruiz currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. To see more of her work, visit her site.
Adam Pendleton (b. 1984, Richmond, Virginia) is a conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, which moves fluidly between painting, publishing, photographic collage, video and performance. His work centers on an engagement with language, in both the figurative and literal senses, and the re-contextualization of history through appropriated imagery to establish alternative interpretations of the present and, as the artist has explained, “a future dynamic where new historical narratives and meanings can exist.”
Hinckley is a painter living and working in New York. To see more of her work visit her site.
Works above are from the installation series (ongoing).
Christian Camacho is an Mexican artist. To see more of his work click here.
The work of Keegan Luttrell.
Keegan Luttrell creates work that put forth manipulated photographic representations of locations that present the relics and ruins left after chaos strikes. Related to her earlier works which presented California City (an abandoned planned community), Postcards from Atlantis use found images from a Greek island struck by volcanic eruptions. In manipulating these images, Luttrell emphasize the fragility of an eventual moment when everything might collapse, explode or become tenuous.
Keegan’s work is currently shown at Backstock Gallery in Oakland, CA.
**All images are from www.keeganluttrell.com
My work investigates the physical/tangible beauty of commonplace mass-produced media-objects, most recently: the newspaper, magazines, office papers and writing pads, plastic bags, 35 mm slides. These media are becoming obsolete, replaced by the invisible efficiency of various technologies. In some cases, this transition is a good thing- faster transmission and distribution of information, streamlined systems, openness to user input, less waste. But a hole is left behind by the disappearance of these everyday objects. What will happen when we no longer touch information? When newsprint does not rub off onto our fingertips? When we no longer write longhand?
The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create my work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects.
DiCioccio is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. She is currently an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausilito, CA. Her next show will be held at Jack Fischer Gallery in September, 2014. For more of her work, visit her site.
Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?
© Camille Henrot / Photo. Fabrice Seixas Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris
This project is a translation of an entire library into ikebana. According to Japanese tradition, ikebana was originally created to “console the soul”. The form of a piece of ikebana, its colours and the choice of flowers used constitutes a form of language. The function of consoling and language – two aspects shared by books and flowers – are the starting point. So each piece of ikebana represents the works chosen by the artist following a principle of translation the rules of which have been reinvented, using the evocative power of the Latin and common names of the flowers, the names designed for their commercial exploitation, their pharmacological power or even the history of their travels.Hence the ikebana piece that pays homage to the Discours sur le colonialism [Essay on Colonialism] is made up of a palm tree branch (alma armata) and an upturned tulip (Tulip retroflexa), while the one paying homage to the Caractère fétiche de la merchandise [The fetishistic nature of consumer goods] is made up of a rose named “freedom” and three carnations.
Camille Henrot is a French artist. To see more of her work click here.
Recent work by Loren Crosier (Art Director at LPP!). To see more work visit her site.
We have a dreamy new selection of products in the store, inspired by the moon…
1. Leather Knot Necklace by Rachel Ravitch // 2. Corkscrew by Bottle Stock // 3. Whiskey Glasses by Manready Mercantile // 4. Untitled 4, “A Law That Is Implied Without Being Said” Photograph from Jason Gowans // 5. Slingshot from Hella Slingshots // 6. Grande Tote Bag from Lee Coren // 7. Assorted Bracelet from Debbie Carlos // 8. Marble Black+White Planner from Julia Kostreva // 9. Three Spheres Necklace from Debbie Carlos // 10. Black+White Pod Planter // 11. The Essential Hat from The Essential Man // 12. Moon Phase Print from The Adventures Of
Allison Chalco is an artist working in Oakland, CA. To see more of her work click here.