Thursday, February 24, 2011

Galerie Myrtis Events

Galerie Myrtis
2224 N. Charles Street
(corner of 23rd and Charles)

Black Male Identity Project
Community Art Open House
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Emergence: Contemporary Artists to Watch
March 11-April 30, 2011

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Artists' Mixer
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Musical Guests: Strings and Things

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Art Blog

Check out this new addition to the blogosphere:

Second Skin

Following are a few images and links that might be inspiring and hopefully interesting and enlightening:

Oregonia Gracilis (Decorator or Dresser crab) festooned in sea weed. Watch a BBC video about them here.)

Girl in Harajuku area of Tokyo, Japan.

Boy of the Omo Valley, Ethiopia, captured by Hans Silvester.

A caddis fly building its caseA weaverbird nest in Namibia.

Fishing Line (2006) and detail by Tara Donovan
Accumulation of Yo-Yos by MICA grad, Marla Parker.
An experimental coverlet crocheted by Emily Barletta, a MICA fiber alumnus.
Catherine Bertola's Dust Collection, 1999.
The works of Anu Tuominen (above). For more inspiring work, visit her website here.

Above, the works of Kimsooja. For more information, including her Bottari project, visit her website.

Nancy Rubin's Mattresses and Cakes (1993)
El Anatsui's Bleeding, 2007.
Dave Cole's Knitting with Loaded Shotguns, 2008.
Fishing Nets in Maine.
Fashion designer Hiroshige Maki's Rubber Band Dress (1993)

Untitled by the 'outsider/visionary' artist, Judith Scott.

Traditional Shaman's Cloak, Central Asia

Coral Reef

an assortment of Nick Cave's Soundsuits
Bamileke Feathered Costume - Cameroon Mabu and below, a dancer in costume. 

Annette Messager's "My Boarders" (1972)

Lucy Orta's Refuge Wear and Habitent. For more information about these projects visit the Studio Orta website.

Kaija Kiuru's "Chamber" 2002, made from lace. "

Knitted superhero costumes by Mark Newport (2006-2010)

One of Lucy & Bart's collaborations described as "described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body." More on their website here.
Dave Cole's Kevlar Baby Onesie, 2008.

Rosalie de Monod de Froideville's Hideaway (2006-2008).

The images of Phyllis Galembo:

Atam Masquerader, in front of cotton silkwood tree, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004
Baby Dance of Etikpe, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004

Sierra Leone

Ano Dance Masquerade, Alok Village, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004

Okpo Masquerade, Calabar South, Nigeria, 2005

The work of Eva Hesse:

Gallery Events this Weekend

I wanted to let you all know about the events are going on at the gallery I intern at:

Gallery Myrtis
2224 North Charles Street (Corner of Charles & 23rd)

Mix & Mingle with artist Charly Palmer - Sat. 2/12 4-6pm
(Music by Strings & Things - Ronald Williams & James Tart)

Artist Talk - Sun. 2/13 2-6pm

The show that's up right now is work in Charly Palmer's "Tar Baby" series. The work takes "Tar Baby" away from the racial epitaph & back to the original Brer Rabbit story.