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Bliss: Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat in SWEET Show May 3 – July 14

My works from Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat will be on display for the first time in the SWEET show at GreenHill gallery in Greensboro, NC.  I am so excited to be part of the show, and to see the works on display.

In the show is 11 pieces from the Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat series as well as a set of the I See You, You See me, You Taste me Series.

Show details:
May 3 – July 14, 2019

Opening:
Friday May 3, 6:30 – 9:30

For more information, check out the event page of GreenHill gallery.

Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat

Donut

 

Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat

Coke meets Mountain Dew

 

Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat

Salt

 

Bliss: Salt, Sugar and Fat

Tang

I see you, you feel me, you taste me : Hostess Cupcakes

 

I see you, you feel me, you taste me: MoonPies

 

 

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Just Right – A Breakfast Installation

Jennifer Rubell creates participatory artwork that is a hybrid of performance art, installation, and happenings. The pieces are often large in scale and use food and drink.  Past pieces have included a ton of ribs hung from the ceiling, with honey dripping on them; 2,000 hard-boiled eggs and a huge stack of latex gloves nearby to use for picking them up; 1,521 doughnuts hanging on a long wall; and a room built like a cell that was  padded with 1,800 cones of pink cotton candy.

I recently was looking for interesting food and art pieces, and came across an older piece that she did in 2010 for Art Basel.    The piece was installed behind the Rubell Family Collection (which is associated with her family.)  To get to the work, visitors had to slip through a hole in the wall to get into a courtyard.  Here there was a rundown house, with hundreds of bowls, spoons, napkins, and dozens of crockpots of porridge.  Two refrigerators with milk were nearby, and thousands of raisin and sugar packages were neatly arranged on pedestals.

Viewers were welcomed to eat the porridge, with brown sugar, raisins and milk and you can see documentation of this interactive food piece on Rubbell’s website and also in an online video.

 

Image Sources and Links:

Just Right – Youtube.com

jenniferrubell.com 

www.vernissage.tv- Video

 

 

 

 

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Pro-Folio – Create A Fake Artist’s Portfolio In Two Seconds

Are you are an artist who does work that explores issues of football and the role of color in our perception?  Did you create a design campaign for a soft drink company? You can be with Pro-Folio.  Sures Kumar has created Pro-Folio.org, where you can create a fake artist website as a part of a Scientific Hoax project at the Royal College of Art, London. To make your website, you type in your name and in seconds you get a website with “stolen art,” or borrowed images from websites such as Behance.net and Squarespace.com.  When you make a site, you get a fake bio that lists your education, exhibitions, and artist statement.  Your site will most likely be a combination of photography and  design work.

The project explores issues of falsified information, identity, and open source access.  On the Pro-Folio website, Sures Kumar writes:

“Given the availability of information online ranging from open source names to college databases, computers can construct a believable identity in no time. All it takes is to carefully lay the facts in a logical sequence, which can be coded as an algorithm. If this is possible, can computer programs create all sorts of human identities in future? And what will be the motivation to do so? Will it be just populating identities and adding noise to our already overloaded Internet or will it give birth to interesting, engaging, avant-garde, mysterious identities and art works?”

The project was made using alogorithms to combine technology including PHP, MySQL, Processing, HTML, CSS, Javascript  and text and  images from Behance.net, Cargocollective.com, Squarespace.com, and Artybollocks.com.

You can watch a video about the making of the project, and make your own portfolio on Pro-Folio right now!

 

Image Source and Links:

www.pro-folio.org

Pro-Folio – Video of the Making Of 

Sures Kumar Portfolio Site

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Yeastograms: Art and Science Imagery

In recent years art and science have continued to merge, with more imagery and art made with science  and art processes. This year, artist Lucas Czizek created a “printing process” using yeast, where Yeastograms are live images created out of yeast cells, and produced in a process similar to classic photography printing methods.   The images are created with UV radiation.  Areas that are not touched by the UV radiation are able to grow the white yeast His piece ANIMA was developed as part of bioart club pavilion_35, a close interdisciplinary collaborative series of projects between artists and scientists based out of Vienna, Austria.

This month, Czizek is giving a 3 day bioart workshop, where he will share the method of cultivating baker’s yeast, and then shaping the cultivation according to aesthetic and artistic decisions.  The workshop is being offered by the bioart club pavilion_35 and Pixelache.  For more information, you can read more and sign up on the Pixelache website.

You can see a vimeo video of ANIMA, Czizek’s piece in action, which gives a great overview of the yeastogram process.

 

Imags and Links:

www.pixelache.ac- Yeastogram Workshop

ANIMA – Yeastogram Video 

pavillon35.polycinease.com

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Sonia Rentsch – Images of Guns made from Natural Materials

Artist and illustrator  Sonia Rentsch often works with objects and photography to make images that exist somewhere between realism and abstraction.  Earlier this year, she created a series of objects made of natural materials like seed pods, leaves, and sticks to represent the form of guns, grenades, bullets and other weapons.   The series of images were titled “Harm Less,” and present both beauty, violence, as well as man and nature.

The objects were photographed for the magazine January Biannual by Albert Comper and are printed in an edition of 25. The images are simple but present big questions about the relationship of violence, nature, and man.

You can see more of the images on the Harm-Less area of Rentsch’s website.  Rentsch also works as part of the creative group Moth Design, which does exhibition and product design.
Images and Links:

www.soniarentsch.com/Harm-Less

www.mothdesign.com.au/