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A Chromatic Installation by Felipe Pantone Turns a Public Walkway into an Architectural Kaleidoscope

 Art #color theory #installation #public art #site-specific May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert Photo by Matt Alexander. All images © Felipe Pantone, shared with permission Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone (previously) magnifies the prismatic principles that ground his Subtractive Variability series to a phenomenal scale in the newly installed “Quick Tide.” Whether working in kinetic sculpture …

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Loose Threads Dangle in Bright, Bold Gradients in HOTTEA’s Kaleidoscopic Installations

 Art #installation #site-specific #yarn May 2, 2022 Grace Ebert “John Candy,” Houston. All images © HOTTEA, shared with permission Suspended from gallery ceilings or strung across an open courtyard, innumerable lengths of yarn comprise the chromatic installations by artist Eric Rieger, aka HOTTEA (previously). He arranges the soft textiles in concentric circles or wide …

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Web-Like String Installations by Chiharu Shiota Hold Tension Between Absence and Existence

 Art #installation #site-specific #string April 28, 2022 Grace Ebert  A profound sense of curiosity and a search for answers consumes Chiharu Shiota’s practice. The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her massive installations that crisscross and intertwine string into mesh-like labyrinths. Simultaneously dense in construction and delicate and airy, the site-specific works rely …

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Bars of Light Pierce a Dilapidated Sydney-Area Home in Ian Strange’s Illuminated Intervention

 Art #architecture #installation #light #public art #site-specific #street art December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ian Strange, shared with permission Tagged with graffiti and marred by a chipped facade, a stately Victorian home in a Sydney suburb is the site of a brilliant site-specific installation by artist Ian Strange. “Light Intersections II” …

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A ‘Staircase to Heaven’ Installation Ascends into the Sky as a Trippy Optical Illusion

 Art #installation #public art #sculpture #site-specific #stairs #steel #video November 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Strijdom van der Merwe, shared with permission South African artist Strijdom van der Merwe’s deceptive “Staircase to Heaven” sculpture is designed to make you wonder. When viewed straight on, the towering optical illusion appears to ascend into …

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Aerial Net Sculptures Loom Over Public Squares in Janet Echelman’s ‘Earthtime’ Installations

 Art #earthquakes #fiber art #installation #sculpture #site-specific #time October 7, 2021 Grace Ebert “Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Vienna. All images © Janet Echelman, shared with permission Suspended in public squares and parks, the knotted sculptures that comprise Janet Echelman’s Earthtime series respond to the destructive, overpowering, and uncontrollable forces that impact life on the planet. …

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Woven Bamboo Installations by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV Sprout from Ceilings and Walls in Tangled Forms

 Art #bamboo #installation #site-specific #weaving #wood October 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Mingei Gallery, shared with permission Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV threads strips of bamboo together into monumental works that appear to grow from walls and ceilings. His hollow, circular creations utilize a style of rough weaving that his family …

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Lights and Painted Blocks of Color Intersect in a Perspective-Bending Installation by Luftwerk

 Art #color #installation #LED lights #light #site-specific August 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Luftwerk, shared with permission A deceptively trippy installation by Chicago-based duo Luftwerk (previously) immerses viewers in a distorted environment of color and sound. Relying entirely on physical properties for its illusions, Open Square connects two spaces that are painted …

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Thousands of Fresh and Artificial Flowers Overrun an Abandoned Convenience Store in a Small Michigan Town

 Art #consumerism #flowers #installation #site-specific #stores July 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Christian Gerard, courtesy of Lisa Waud, shared with permission Port Austin, Michigan, is a picturesque village on the Lake Huron shoreline lauded for its beaches, water sports, and vegetable-shaped rock formations. With a population in the hundreds, the small community …

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Candid Murals by Street Artist Escif Cleverly Respond to Political Issues and Current Events

 Art #humor #murals #public art #site-specific #street art May 13, 2021 Grace Ebert “Espoire” in Lozzi, France. All images © Escif, shared with permission Street artist Escif (previously) utilizes muted color palettes and straightforward motifs to convert walls around his home city of Valencia and other locations throughout Europe into perceptive ruminations on capitalism, …

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