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Putt Around the Playable Artworks of ‘Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9,’ Now Open at Elmhurst Art Museum

 Art Colossal #exhibition #games #golf October 21, 2021 Colossal All images courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum, shared with permission The Back 9 of Par Excellence Redux, an artist-designed miniature golf course, is now open at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Curated by Colossal’s founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson as part of an open call, the …

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An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

 Art History Photography #art history #books October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a …

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12,000 Sheets of Wrinkled Rice Paper Drape Around a Monumental Installation by Zhu Jinshi

 Art #bamboo #installation #paper #sculpture October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boat” (2015), Xuan (rice) paper, bamboo, cotton threads, 18 x 7 meters. All images courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, shared with permission More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of Zhu Jinshi’s suspended “Boat” sculpture. The …

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Drawings and Paintings by Pat Perry Reinterpret American Stories with Tender Absurdity

 Art #acrylic #drawing #narrative #painting #pen October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Recital XII” (2021), acrylic on panel, framed, 26 x 48 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission In Pat Perry’s Sensemaking, there’s no rubric for telling a story. In quiet scenes framed through roadside vantage points and performances of costumed …

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Fantastical Digital Paintings Position Wildlife in Unnaturally Colorful Environments

 Art #animals #digital #environment #painting October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Grove Square Galleries, shared with permission Photographic artist Jim Naughten casts a fantastical, candy-colored lens over luxuriant ecosystems and surreal animal portraits in Eremozoic, a solo exhibition on view at Grove Square Galleries through November 18. Comprised of digitally altered …

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13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

 Art #murals #Peru #public art #stairs #street art October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Jeremy Flores, © Xomotak, shared with permission Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or ilicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. …

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Between Wounds and Folds: Suspended Cow Carcasses and Tree Stumps Reveal Layers of Discarded Fabric by Tamara Kostianovsky

 Art #animals #death #installation #sculpture #textiles #trees October 11, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photo © Etienne Frossard. All images courtesy the artist, shared with permission. Working with the tattered remnants of consumer culture, artist Tamara Kostianovsky (previously) asks us to question the origins, process, and disastrous results of our seemingly unquenchable desire to buy and …

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Artificial Neon Lights Illuminate the Idyllic Environments Painted by Artist Gig Chen

 Art #acrylic #birds #nature #neon #painting October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “A Good Foundation” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 inches. All images © Gigi Chen, shared with permission In her vibrant, neon-lit paintings, artist Gigi Chen intertwines ornate jewelry, graffiti, and glowing signs emblematic of urban life with foliage, feathers, and wide …

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Unearthly Anatomical Works Sculpted in Crystal and Glass by Debra Baxter Explore Grief and Loss

 Art #anatomy #crystals #glass #metal #sculpture October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “Catch your Breath” (2021), alabaster, bronze, and druzy snow chalcedony, 10 x 10 x 5 inches. All images courtesy of form & concept, shared with permission Artist and jewelry designer Debra Baxter (previously) explores the endurance of grief, mortality, and human bonds in …

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Marred with Dark Hole Punches, Monochromatic Drawings and Paintings Evoke Depression-Era Negatives

 Art #charcoal #drawing #graphite #oil painting #painting #portraits October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission Nearly a century since it began, the Great Depression is still largely associated with the iconic imagery that’s come to define the era. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Walker Evans’s portrait of …

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