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In ‘Colonial Ruptures,’ Artist Sharif Bey Defies the Constraints of Time through Fragmented Figures

 Art #ceramic #nails #sculpture #Sharif Bey August 3, 2022 Grace Ebert “The Oviary I,” earthenware, mixed media. All images © Sharif Bey, shared with permission. Artist Sharif Bey centers his practice around recontextualizing, a process he undertakes by fracturing long-held perspectives through fragments. His figurative sculptures unify disparate materials and broad cultural references across …

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Olafur Eliasson Designs a Canonical Structure with 832 Vibrant Glass Panels That Reflect Sonoma’s Weather

 Art Design #architecture #glass #Olafur Eliasson #site-specific August 2, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Vertical Panorama Pavilion at the Donum Estate (2022), Studio Other Spaces, Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, by Adam Potts, shared with permission A bold, conical structure stands on The Donum Estate in Sonoma Valley, casting a vibrant kaleidoscope of …

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August 2022 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

 Opportunities August 1, 2022 Colossal Image © Katharina Grosse Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]. You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter. Open Calls Faena Prize …

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Digital Collages by Beto Val Splice Vintage Illustrations into Surreal Hybrid Creatures

 Illustration #animals #Beto Val #collage #digital #nature #surreal July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Beto Val, shared with permission Ecuadorian artist Beto Val alchemizes vintage illustrations into bizarre compositions that blend fruits with fowl and aquatic life with land animals. Using imagery available through the public domain, Val cuts and repositions fins, …

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A Bold, Architectural Installation Recreates an Ancient Roman Gatehouse with Messages of Belonging

 Art Design #architecture #immigration #installation #Morag Myerscough #public art #site-specific #typography July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of English Heritage, shared with permission Temporarily occupying the site of the ancient Housesteads Roman Gatehouse at Hadrian’s Wall, a vibrant installation by British artist Morag Myerscough recreates the structure that once stood on the …

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A New Book Plunges into the Vast Diversity of the World’s Oceans Across 3,000 Years

 Art History Illustration Photography Science #books #coral #drawing #fish #installation #oceans July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Carl Chun, Polypus levis, from Die Cephalopoden (1910–15), color lithograph, 35 × 25 centimeters. Image from the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Contributed by MBLWHOI Library, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library, Massachusetts. All images © Phaidon, shared with …

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Enchanting Vignettes Illustrated by Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou Nestle Inside Small Wood Cuts

 Illustration #acrylic #gouache #ink #landscapes #Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou #nature #pen #wood July 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou, shared with permission Encircled in roughly textured bark, thin woodcuts become canvases for the whimsical landscapes and scenes illustrated by Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou. The Greek artist uses a combination of pen, ink, gouache, and acrylic …

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Bees Wrap Ava Roth’s Intricately Beaded and Embroidered Motifs in Golden Honeycomb

 Art Science #Ava Roth #beads #bees #embroidery #encaustic #honeycomb #mixed media July 27, 2022 Grace Ebert “Beaded Circle,” encaustic, Japanese paper, glass beads, thread, natural honeycomb, local Ontario maple frame, 17.5 x 17.5 inches. All images © Ava Roth, shared with permission Seasons and the natural rhythms of bees determine much of Ava Roth’s practice, …

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Dried and Pressed Flowers Are Molded into Delicate Sculptural Vessels by Shannon Clegg

 Art Craft #flowers #sculpture #Shannon Clegg #vessels July 26, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Shannon Clegg, shared with permission Immersed in the flora of Cape Town’s Table Mountain as a child, artist Shannon Clegg has always had an affinity for unembellished, humble materials, particularly those harvested naturally and shaped into innovative forms. This …

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Two Curtains of 30,000 Prescription Lenses Cast a Distorted Water-Like Glimmer Across a Beijing Gallery

 Art #Caitlind r.c. Brown #found objects #glasses #installation #Wayne Garrett July 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of PIKOU, shared with permission Suspended from an undulating metal rod, two translucent patchwork curtains of prescription eyeglasses evoke the gleaming shimmer of a waterfall. The disorienting installation is the second in a series of optical …

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