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One day left to apply to Laboratoix at @LaUnicaGaleria
Laboratorix is a 4 month long critical group process offering presentations and interactions with guest artists, a production budget and transport stipend for participants. The resulting work will be shown in a group exhibition at La Única gallery and published in a catalog at the end of the show.
To apply submit one initial project or idea that questions gender or identity. If selected you will develop this idea or project in the Laboratorix workshop. Apply here: launica.art/convocatoria-laboratorix
Resta un día para aplicar a Laboratorix en Galería la Única! Laboratorix ofrece un proceso de crítica grupal de 4 meses de duración, ponencias e interacciones con artistas invitadxs, presupuesto de producción para cada participante y estipendio de transporte. Todo el trabajo será expuesto en una exhibición colectiva y publicada en un catálogo al final del proyecto.
Para aplicar, enviá 1 proyecto o idea inicial que cuestione preconceptos sobre identidad de género, a desarrollar en La Única galería y el Centro Histórico de San Salvador.
Mas información aqui: launica.art/convocatoria-laboratorix
James Turrell (May 6, 1943) is an American artist primarily concerned with Light and Space. He is known for his numerous Skyspace installations (Rice University 2012), where audiences contemplate a patch of sky as if it were a canvas.
Turrell emerged as one of the foremost artists associated with what is known as the Light and Space Movement, which began in Southern California in the mid-1960s. Since than, Turrell has created an expansive body of work that offers profound revelations about perception and the materiality of light. With their refined formal language and quiet, almost reverential atmospheres, his installations celebrate the optical and emotional effects of luminosity. His art encourages a state of reflexive vision that he calls “seeing yourself seeing,” wherein we become aware of the function of our own senses and of light as a tangible substance. These perceptual concerns are coupled with a deep commitment to the natural world and an interest in orienting his work around celestial events.
He has been working on the Roden Crater (in Arizona) project since 1977, when he acquired the dormant. Kanye West has donated $10m (£7.77m) to the creation of a major work of land art by James Turrell. The money will fund the ongoing construction of Roden Crater in Arizona, which is described on the project’s website as “a controlled environment for the experiencing and contemplation of light”. The completed work will comprise a series of 21 viewing spaces connected by six tunnels, creating “a vast, naked eye observatory for celestial objects and events ranging from obscure and infrequent to the more familiar summer and winter solstice”.
I completed this painting for a competition which had to express A QUOTE... Words of a song or poem. I wanted to share a little bit of my world... Karoo farm life ... Without putting to much detail in the background. But rather emphasising the 'hand n heart'... Thus always welcoming family n friends IN-to ... My World
Jim Reeves Welcome to my World
Welcome to my world
Won't you come on in?
Miracles, I guess
Still happen now and then
Step into my heart
Leave your cares behind
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind
Knock and the door will open
Seek and you will find
Ask and you'll be given
The key to this world of mind
I'll be waiting here
With my arms unfurled
Waiting just for you
Welcome to my world
Francis Bacon "Self-portrait", 1975
This self-portrait was one of the higlights of Sotheby´s Contemporary Art Auction. With a bid that started in 15,000,000 GBP, it was sold for 16,542,650 GBP. The portrait is part of which is considered the most introspective artistic phase by Bacon. The artist created these self-portraits after the suicide of his lover George Dyer. Bacon´s feelings drove him to create paintings where the painter could place his lamentations about Dyer´s death. His self-representations were oftenly produced in series, some more complex that others. Bacon´s torment is placed within his paintings facing the melancholy of life. After the end of the known as "Black tryptichs", the artist continued to practice self-portraiture.
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Kevin Sullivan, “Bottles and Cans” 2019, bottles, cans, cardboard and tape, 13”x 11”x 8”
Opening Sunday August 25, 4 - 6 pm
“Side hustle”, the buzz word you keep seeing online...but what does it even mean and why should you care? It means something...because 50% of Americans are doing it. It’s essentially a great way to do something you love during your spare time, without quitting or interfering with your day job.
At the time, 2-ish years ago, I can honestly say there was nothing going on in my life that excited me. I didn’t like and wasn’t engaged in my day job..my relationship was unfair and draining..I lost interest in everything I had going on. I knew deep down how hard-working I was, and I knew how much creative energy I had built up inside me...but I didnt know what to do with it or how to make it mean something. That random Saturday I decided to hit @jacquelineortega up—changed the game for me.
After starting this new chapter...my spark came back, my drive, personality, everything...it was fueled up again. I love money, I love working, I love making new friends, traveling, networking, learning social media, trying new things...and doing this, in my free time..gave my life the meaning it was missing. You honestly dont know the impact that ONE decision can have until you get to the point where you have nothing to lose in trying. Thats where I was, and if you feel the same we should talk because this whole “side hustle” thing is more than just a lucrative way to use your extra time...it may just feed some much-needed color into your world. 🚀🌈
Detail shot of previous post “Singing the Blues”. I dropped this painting off for @mysticmuseumofart 63rd Regional show. Fingers crossed it gets juried in. I’ll find out by the end of this week. 🤞 💥👍. These denim pieces are a very personal tribute to my dad. He loved his jeans and when he wasn’t at the office he wore denim. Sometimes the denim was so worn down it was a thin light blue fabric. That is how this series got started. I distress the denim. Then I dress it up. Lots of layers and clear gesso with marks and paint to bring it back to life.