Art Hound, a guide to living with art Art Hound

on the hunt for good art

Ellen Heck – Forty Fridas

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ellen Heck’s series Forty Fridas is a reminder of just how icon Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits are! These girls and women sitting as Frida each nail a look, a pose; in short some of Frida’s magic.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 2.47.23 PM

.

.

.

Heck_FF_AbigailAsFrida

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 2.44.48 PM

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 2.41.41 PM

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 2.57.23 PM

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 2.57.51 PM

→ 1 Comment

Artist Crush: Christine Ödlund

Monday, February 3, 2014

Stockholm artist Christine Ödlund explores unknown phenomena of the natural world. Beautiful vertiginous landscapes are more than meets the eye, illustrating fictitious sound waves conceived by the artist.

“Ödlund has… explored and embodied phenomena and worlds that humans, with our limited senses, scarcely can perceive… Through meditation she places herself in a condition she refers to as simulated synaesthesia, in which sensory impressions flow freely; scientific data or audio translates into colours, music transforms into shapes or motions, images become sensations of taste. Aligned with this interdisciplinary thinking Ödlund has followed researchers in organic chemistry at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in their attempts to decipher the chemical language of plants.” – Galleri Riis

01

 

.

.

.

14GreetingsFromUranus-score (2)

 

.

.

.

37Tankeskugga-Thought_Shadow

 

.

.

.

06Audiography_No2

.

.

.

17Ljudgraf-Soundgraph

.

.

.

04 (1)

..

via BOOOOOOOM

→ No Comments

Artist Crush: Ashley Zangle

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bubble Bath Pours by Brooklyn artist and RISD grad, Ashley Zangle.

14_webashleyzangle2013pour-rainbowsmallimage

.

14_bathp50web

.

.

ashley zangle_ink and soap

.

.

14_webashleyzangle2013pourgreenteal

.

.

14_azinkbubblebathpour1web

14_bathpourcollagememphis2web

14_bathpourmemphiscollage1web

→ No Comments

Artist Crush: Ryan McLaughlin

Thursday, January 23, 2014

These paintings, from Ryan McLaughlin’s show Raisins at Laurel Gitlin, have a natural, easy-to-appreciate appeal that is uncommon in abstract art.

“Having lived in Berlin for many years, much of the imagery that surfaces in McLaughlin’s new series of paintings is very specifically German-oriented. Those who are familiar might recognize certain ubiquitous logos and symbols in McLaughlin’s particular variety of painterly ‘almost-abstractions.’ There is a certain kind of pictorial alchemy that occurs in his paintings… The flat graphic elements (seem) as if they had almost floated to the surface of the painting.” - Scott C. Weaver

rm-02

.

.

.

rm-06

.

.

.

rm-04

.

.

.

rm-08 copy

.

 .

.

rm-03

.

.

.

Ryan McLaughlin_rm-05

→ No Comments

Artist Crush: Sarah Ball

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

These exquisite portraits of actual mugshots are from the series ACCUSED by British artist Sarah Ball. According to Millennium Gallery Sarah’s portraits reference physiognomy, a theory of the 19th century “that there was a connection between an individual’s outward appearance and their inner character – in essence good people ‘looked good’ and bad people ‘looked bad’. ”

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 6.51.32 PM

.

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 8.01.41 PM

.

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 7.51.59 PM

.

 

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 8.01.04 PM

.

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 7.51.46 PM

.

.

.

.

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 7.53.39 PM

Comments Off