This is a new find. What a whimsical, talented artist. I have to share with you. See his site at Pablo Cano.
The Seven Wonders of the World is Pablo Cano’s 12th annual marionette production and performance presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Beach (MOCA).
This is one of my favorite museums and worth membership even though it is 100 miles from San Diego. The overall collection is fantastic as well as the small adjoining restaurant with holistic, latin flavors.
I look forward to viewing the new exhibit Lines and Colors.
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLA)
TEMPORARY GALLERY A
ESTEBAN LISA: PLAYING WITH LINES AND COLORS
February 25 – May 27, 2012
Curated by Barbara Bloemink and Jorge Virgili
• Members Opening: February 24
This retrospective exhibition of Argentinian/Spanish artist Esteban Lisa marks the first time his abstract works have been shown in a museum in the United States. It is rare to “rediscover” an important modernist artist, particularly one whose work is as fully realized through five decades of painting. Although small, his works are subtly beautiful, from the restrained gradations of abstract form and color of the 1930s paintings, to the surprisingly vivid explosions of color marks across the pages from the 1950s to 1970s. Little is known about the artist’s life or development as Lisa largely matured in isolation. He never exhibited his work during his lifetime since he was surrounded by Argentinian artists and collectors with a preference for figurative work. Instead, through extensive reading and studing, Lisa explored the ideas and theories of abstraction, mysticism and cosmology that were being investigated by contemporary European artists. It is clear from his work, his teachings and his writing, that Lisa was among the avant-garde modernist artists who saw abstraction as a sign of impending global change. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in association with the Fundación Esteban Lisa in Buenos Aires and is curated by Barbara Bloemink and Jorge Virgili.
Welcome to all into the year 2012!
Here you will find the the artwork of Susan Osborn, the latest assemblage pieces, works in progress as well as informative posts about exhibitions, other artwork and artists.
“When I hold a found object it emits certain memories. I feel coming from inside, a little bit of magic about its past use. When it sits in my hand, that shape and the magic tell me a story and look for something new. Maybe a device or a personality. In that way, seeing similarities between past functions and future becomings, old things get new lives. Hmm…same with humans. Yes? Sometimes a combination of two shapes can begin to form an anthropomorphic being or a device loaded with questions about its use. If I can inspire you, make you reminisce, create a chuckle or make you scratch your head in wonder, I am happy.”
- We in the artworld of San Diego must say goodbye to yet another innovater, artist and friend. Dennis Paul Batt passed away unexpectedly about a day ago. His ideas inspired us and his intense discussions got us to think in new ways. Good bye, Dennis.
- On another topic: There are two wonderful drawing exhibist at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. ”Picasso’s Drawings, 1890 – 1921: Reinventing Tradition” and “The Baroque Genius of Giovani Benetto Castiglione.” National Gallery of Art
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
Here is a newly finished piece just in time for the Halloween season. It is a medieval relic of old – including mouse skull. The title is “Relic.”
I enjoy looking at what is happening in other parts of the world. One can always find something interesting here.
By Spraygraphic | September 20, 2011
The Guardians of Time were arrested by police at the St. Mark’s Square in Venice and taken into custody. Has anyone observed, photographed or filmed the seizure of the four life-sized red sculptures “Guard Time” on Wednesday afternoon August 31st, 2011?
We ask your assistance by sending photos of of the arrest.
The red giant sculptures were carried by four policemen to the nearby police station on Piazza San Marco.
Time Guards “Madonna” light sculptures are made by the artist Manfred Kielnhofer. Please send your photos to info @ lightart-biennale.com.
Thanks for your help.