Please click on the images above to see how these visuals relate
I’m a sucker for fragmentation in art work. Displacement, imagined worlds, and elements of morphology (urban morphology) all collide in Elaine Gan’s work. It’s not an easy task to pull from a multitude of cultures and sub-cultures to create a cohesive and well executed visual landscape of diverse imagery. Gan’s approach to creating visual representations within a western frame is captivating in that you are drawn into multiple viewings. With increasing globalization of goods and services, her work is relevant and forces the viewer to look at our interconnectedness but not only to each other but to the very things that create our environment and ideologies and how we’re affected by social constructs in order to thrive and survive. Please visit Gan’s site by clicking on the Rise Child (Stirrings) image above and view her video work below. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Photos from artist’s website
Videos of Hennessy Youngman have been floating around the internet for months. I can’t believe I haven’t posted something about him until now. A few of my Facebook friends (all artists) have posted his videos. His ability to mesh humor and art theory is not only entertaining but makes art accessible. His approach gives performance and video art quite a unique face. He also makes exploring and navigating through art theory rather fun.
Would you like to learn more about artist, Jayson Musson (aka Hennessy Youngman)? You can read his interview with Art in America here.
I haven’t forgotten about my last installment of the Spread Exhibition (which ended last week). I have yet to write my reflections on Laetitia Sonami and her selected artist Jacqueline Gordon. It’s forthcoming. I’ve got so much stuff in the pipeline and as mentioned, it’s been a pretty hectic and draining (to say the least). In any case, here’s a shorter video of Sonami’s work along with a brief interview.