Monday, April 18, 2011

Social issues thru ceramic


In my work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. In others, animals take on anthropomorphic qualities when they are given safety equipment to attempt to protect them from man-made environmental threats. In each case the union between man and nature is shown to be one of friction and discomfort with the disturbing implication that we too are vulnerable to being victimized by our destructive practices. MORE

Monday, April 11, 2011

NEXT art fair - Chicago

NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art
April 29 - May 2, 2011
Opening Preview: April 28, 2011

More than an art fair, NEXT is a showcase for the world’s talents and an adventure in innovative culture. An opportunity to redefine the relationship between art and its public, NEXT is a platform for established and emerging galleries to promote the work of cutting-edge artists. NEXT is dedicated to the exhibition and advancement of today's art. NEXT is the catalyst for the exchange of information and experimental ideas aimed at today's educated collectors.

NEXT includes works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizationsgalleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Art Chicago - April 29 - May 2, 2011

Art Chicago® 2011, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special installations.

Art Chicago is proud to be North America’s premier fair committed to intelligent and relevant educational programming, exhibitions, and special events, while also providing a unique showcase for artists, museums and cultural institutions from key regional and other US cities.

Art Chicago 2011 will take place April 29 - May 2, with an Opening Preview on April 28.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Kim Piotrowski - abstract works with great control!

The content informing these abstract works has been a pointed grab of subject matter from current events and a charged painterly response. Melding drawing and painting together in a manner that produces immediacy in her abstractions, Kim's work evokes emotional and thoughtful responses to these icons within the context of today and allows her to offer a new visual language through paint. MORE