Posts Tagged ‘balance

10
Jul
13

Henry Wessel :: ‘New Topographics’ (Photography)

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“You’re suddenly seeing the coherence and interconnectedness of everything, left to right, bottom to top, front to back. It’s all connected, and somehow, it’s all in balance. And that’s, when you go ‘Yes!’” H Wessel

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‘Waikiki No. 9’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1979
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‘Incidents No. 16’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘Pismo Beach, CA’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1974
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‘Berkeley, California’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1971
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‘Hollywood, California’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1972
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‘New Mexico III’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1969
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‘Tucson, Arizona’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1976
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‘Incidents No. 8’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘Incidents No. 6’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
16 × 20 in
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‘New Mexico’
silver gelatin print
Henry Wessel
1968
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Henry Wessel first gained recognition in the 1970s as part of the New Topographics, a group of photographers who challenged the conventions of documentary and landscape photography, capturing instead the poetry of seemingly mundane scenes and subjects—traffic lights, advertisements, empty landscapes, and suburbia. During the 1970s he moved to San Francisco from New York after falling in love with the brilliant quality of light in California. There, in both black-and-white and color film, he photographed the vernacular architecture and social landscape of his surroundings, in prints with long shadows and rich tonal variations… [Extract]

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pace/macgill gallery

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16
Nov
11

Lee Kaloidis : Paintings (Oil on Paper)

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#199, 07-21-11

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#199
07-21-11
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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#193, 06-07-11

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#193
06-07-11
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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#195, 06-12-11

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#195
06-12-11
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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#167 03-15-11

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#167
03-15-11
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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#163 03-04-11

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#163
03-04-11
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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#125 10-30-10

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#125
10-30-10
Lee Kaloidis
Oil 22×30-inch paper
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Lee Kaloidis is an improvisational composer and, like a lyric poet, works relatively quickly and without plan. From the first mark, a painting evolves towards a destination that is the byproduct of strongly intuited relationships. When excecuted, these relationships are intended to stand, though often are sacrificed as the work shifts and struggles to become an original whole. This unfolding makes each painting, and an entire series of paintings, an historic sequence of events. [extract : about the work]

“My painting is a direct byproduct of intense involvement in improvisational music and free-verse poetic composition. It is about change and movement, balance and unity, and ultimately about natural order. What drives movement is tension. I like to think of my paintings as places where the most divergent and surprising things collide, converging at just the right time into new expressions of unity.” Lee Kaloidis

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Lee Kaloidis : Website

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08
Oct
11

Toko Shinoda : Lithographs (Prints 2)

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“The most important element is my heart, that I try to express through my body and my hands. When I take a brush in my hand, my heart searches for lines, and tries to create forms.” Toko Shinoda

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‘Tamayura’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1996

‘Simile’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1997

‘Rippling’
lithograph
15-3/4 x 11-1/4″
1983

‘Blessing’
lithograph
13-1/4 x 10-1/4″
1983

‘Snow’
lithograph
13-1/4 x 10-1/2″
1982

‘Fete’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1997

‘Maiden’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1985

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Toko zealously studied traditional calligraphy and “waka” poetry. She began teaching calligraphy, and had her first one-woman exhibition in Tokyo just before the war. During the war she tended toward abstract work, which she developed to international exhibition level over the next period. After two years’ residence in New York, in Tokyo again she turned to lithographs. She became the first female artist to collaborate with architects and with interior designers. Her versatility extended to producing textiles for theater curtains, ceramic reliefs in buildings, etchings in stainless steel for elevator decor.

[Extract : The Japan Times]

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Toko Shinoda : Castle Fine Arts

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04
Oct
11

Toko Shinoda : Lithographs (Prints)

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In an interview in the 1960s, artist Toko Shinoda said it was both wonderful and terrible to be driven by something inside. She quoted Japan’s woodblock print artist Hokusai. “I know what he meant when he said that at 75 he could understand a little. If he lived to be 90 he would understand more. And if he could live to be 120, then maybe he could understand.” Toko Shinoda

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‘Brief Note’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Snow’
lithograph
15-3/4″ x 11-1/4″
1983

‘An Ode’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1988

‘Rihaku’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Nocturne’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

‘Winter Green B’
lithograph
15 x 11″
1990

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Sometimes, in suggestions of the gentleness of her own nature, she used fragile wisps of brushes for her delicate work. Sometimes, acknowledging her certainty and inner strength, in both hands she wielded heavy mops of brushes made from special strands of sheep’s wool. Sometimes she used paper that was made by hand 300 years ago. She gave two sources for the force that drove her, “My family environment, and something in my own heart.” [Extract : The Japan Times]

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Toko Shinoda : Castle Fine Arts

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15
Sep
11

Azurebumble : Artworks (Signs Series)

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‘danger gormleys crossing’
(signs series)
digital collage
2011

‘sculpture park’
(signs series)
digital collage
2011


‘gormleys about’
(signs series)
digital collage
2011


‘sculpture gallery’
(signs series)
digital collage
2011

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Azurebumble : Website

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12
Jan
11

Lee Kaloidis : Paintings (Oil on Paper)

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’11-01-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’12-20-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’10-12-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’03-24-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’10-25-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis
Oil on paper
’12-30-10′
22″ x 30″

Lee Kaloidis is an improvisational composer and, like a lyric poet, works relatively quickly and without plan. From the first mark, a painting evolves towards a destination that is the byproduct of strongly intuited relationships. When excecuted, these relationships are intended to stand, though often are sacrificed as the work shifts and struggles to become an original whole. This unfolding makes each painting, and an entire series of paintings, an historic sequence of events. [extract : about the work]

“My painting is a direct byproduct of intense involvement in improvisational music and free-verse poetic composition. It is about change and movement, balance and unity, and ultimately about natural order. What drives movement is tension. I like to think of my paintings as places where the most divergent and surprising things collide, converging at just the right time into new expressions of unity.” Lee Kaloidis

Lee Kaloidis : Website




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