Jennifer Collier: Paper Goods

British artist Jennifer Collier  remakes household objects in unusual paper fabrics constructed by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching.   -Letter Dress, 50 x 50cm “The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles,” Collier says. –Map SLR Camera, […]

Polidori: An Eye Attuned to Decay

Transplanted Canadian Robert Polidori has a photographer’s fixation on le Château de Versailles, which he has shot in decay and then in restoration for 25  years.  His large format color photos of that royal palace outside Paris form part of Polidori’s new exhibition in Berlin.  (Above: Versailles, Salle […]

Jonathan Lasker’s edgy playfulness

Jonathan Lasker is in his 60s now and so well established for a unique combination of sophistication and playfulness that his paintings easily command six figures plus. (Below: Pride of Being, 1993. $300,000, at the Armory Show, Cheim and Read.  Above: When Dreams Work, 1992.) “Lasker doesn’t waste […]

Peter Gentenaar: Paper Delights

Peter Gentenaar’s Street Baroque (above) is one of  his lyrical works  in hand-made paper that defy definition.  More than 100 of the ephemeral sculptures were hung in an abbey church at Saint-Riquier,  France,  in an exhibition that drew significant attention. Gentenaar, based in The Netherlands, has a comprehensive […]

Barbara Hirst: Absorbed by Water

Alberta artist Barbara Hirst has been absorbed by water all her life.  Her fixation on reflective illusion is present in all her works, often painted in far-flung locales from Ireland to Venice. -Liquid State, 2010 -Burano, 2011 – From a series painted in Venice To gaze at a […]

‘Graceful Arcs and Looped Lines’

Jorinde Voigt’s math and science based work got a lot of attention at The Armory Show in New York, the city where she is also having her U.S. debut this year at David Nolan Gallery in Chelsea. The German artist’s drawings (above, from her blog)  echo the grammatical […]