Archive for June 23, 2014

Artist of the moment…..Kara Walker

 

I have written about this artist before, but as luck would have it Kara Walker has a new shoe and some works were made with sugar. The location was the Domino Sugar Factory located in Williamsburg, Brookly, New York. In this clip we visit her most recent show with our friend James Kalm:

The show is free to the public, so if you have the opportunity be sure and see Kara Walker’s work!

As usual her work has managed to cause controversy about racism. But the main work of a large “Mammy” type character is executed well using many tons of sugar and loads of assistants.

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Artist of the moment…..Preston Singletary

 

Preston Singletary was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1963. Singletary attended the Pilchuck Glass School located in Stanwood, Washington.

The artist is also part of the teaching staff at the Pilchuck School of Glass.

Preston Singletary represents the Tlingit Nation.

In this clip a short interview with Preston Singletary talking about the Tlingit culture found in his work:

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the American Institute of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Price range information: His favorite subject is a large barrel shaped basket work of blown glass with most ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Larger masks can reach as high as $20,000.

What I enjoy most about Singletary’s masks is the fact they are made out of glass. Like a spirit appearing in the night, Preston Singletary’s work really looks its best when it is hit by light that makes the transparency and the interesting shapes come to life.

This clip was just released a few days ago, a newer updated interview with the artist. We get to see him at work on some pieces:

 

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Artist of the moment…….Thomas Eldred

 

Thomas Eldred was an American painter born in Climax ,  Michigan in the year 1903. Eldred attended college where he studied economics as his school of choice had no art program. Eldred would go on to attend the Art Institute of Chicago followed by the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Eldred was also a teacher. He worked from a grant from the Federal Works Project as a teacher.

Thomas Eldred passed away in 1993.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Thomas Eldred also studied with previous post Stanley William Hayter’s academy which was named Atelier 17.

I enjoy the shapes made by this artist. His images have a wonderful sense of fluidity and movement.

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