March 2, 2018

Giant Colorful Paper Sculptures Bloom and Burst From Gallery’s Walls

Contemporary paper artist Crystal Wagner continues her research into organic forms that seem to grow into their environment. Her new visually exciting series, titled Nexus, mixes classic screen-printing, paper cutting, sculpture, and installation art together into a body of mesmerizing work. Primarily working in shades of blue and green, Wagner sculpts screen-printed sheets of paper into undulating forms that seem organic, yet pulled from fantasy.

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February 14, 2018

Artist Suspends 600,000 Tied Knots Over a Historic Plaza in Spain

Visitors to Madrid’s Plaza Mayor will be greeted by a dazzling installation by artist Janet Echelman. Known for her suspended thread sculptures, this site-specific fiber art is called 1.78 Madrid and represents the latest work in her Earth Time series that started in 2010. Comprising 600,000 tied knots and 77 miles of twine, this new network is 15 times stronger than steel by weight, but it will gently move if struck by a passing breeze.

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January 26, 2018

Colorful Installation Transforms Warehouse Into a Psychedelic Painting

Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse is renowned for transforming industrial gallery spaces, architecture, and landscapes into otherworldly environments that burst with vibrant color. Rendered in spray-painted fabric, the artist’s latest installation titled The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped transforms Sydney’s contemporary art center—a giant warehouse called Carriageworks—into a magnificent, immersive kaleidoscope painting. Commissioned by Sydney Festival 2018, Grosse filled the warehouse with nearly 90,000 square feet (8,000 square meters)

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January 17, 2018

Artist Recreates Gritty Details of Abandoned Buildings as a Rundown Dollhouse

Street artist Alice Pasquini transports us into a transitional world with her new installation The Unchanging World. An almost 4-foot-tall dollhouse is the stage for her work, which has been brought down to a miniature scale in order to visually represent our transition from childhood to adulthood. At first glance, the 1:10 scale model appears abandoned by time. Yet, a closer look reveals the careful intention with which Pasquini has dressed the dollhouse.

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