Donna Conklin King Puts the Pieces Back Together
Kintsugi is a technique in Japanese pottery-making that asks us to glue fragments back together as a way to honor, repair, and something whole and beautiful again. Donna Conklin King extends this practice to her sculpture at a moment when it feels more necessary than ever.
Sarah Canfield Captures Lightning in a Box
"Technology is actually living inside our bodies. It enters us, so there is a personal connection in that," says artist and self-proclaimed layperson Sarah Canfield. "Whenever there is...something that I am ambivalent about, and tjat I don't understand, that's something I want to pursue in my art, because I'm looking for those answers, and there's no clear answer to those questions.." This short profile follows that pursuit.
Cabin Fever Artist Talk: Emi Winter
For this installment of Cabin Fever Artist Talks, Emi Winter discusses her recent paintings with friend and colleague Ezra Tessler whom she met in the MFA program at Bard College. Emi and Ezra maintain an ongoing conversation about painting and in this video, Emi explains her different approaches to the medium and the role of seriality, ambiguity, and specificity in her work. Emi Winter was born and grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her work includes painting, printmaking, and textiles which she makes in collaboration with printers and weavers in Mexico and the United States. She was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in 2001 and was awarded the acquisition prize for the XV edition of the Rufino Tamayo painting biennial in Mexico in 2011. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; and the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She currently lives in New Jersey and teaches bilingual art classes for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. For more information on Emi Winter, visit emiwinter.com.
Christine Romanell Shapes the Universe
Christine Soccio Romanell's practice revolves around the use of non-repeating patterns and rotational symmetry as a way to explore one possible shape of the universe. Her abstraction of form and manipulation of light and color dominate the boundaries of the physical objects she creates, and tap into something deeper. This documentary short uses audio from Carl Sagan's PBS show "Cosmos." I do not own the rights to this audio.
Alex Schoenberg Works in Three and a Half Dimensions
Alex Schoenberg produces constructions that transition between pictorial and physical space. Trained as an architect, the artist dismantles notions of traditional perspective and breaks down through complex works that invite the viewer to navigate reality for themselves. Claiming she works somewhere between the third and fourth dimensions, Schoenberg's drawings, constructions, and models explore paradox, illusion, and distortion which dispel our systems of seeing and observing.
S1 E5: Harder to Reflect: An Installation by Kate Dodd
Not What It Is: Episode 5 Not What It Is tells it like it is. It's a web series about NJ-based artists and their practices. ***** In this episode of Not What It Is, the web series that profiles NJ-based art and artists, artist Kate Dodd talks about her latest installation: Harder to Reflect. Due to some unexpected circumstances, Kate has had to remove her installation from the South Mountain Reservation, but we got to talk to her about the piece before and during the de-installation process.
S1 E3: Welding Wonders: the Art of Tom Nussbaum
American sculptor, illustrator and self-described maker Tom Nussbaum has a remarkable way of using positive/negative space and color. His breadth of abstract paintings and sculptures are intriguing for both their spontaneity AND their subtle orderliness. Check more of Tom's works out: www.tomnussbaum.com Check out more of Not What It Is: www.notwhatitis.com Please LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE for more episodes. If you want to enter a partnership or commission a video, please e-mail: email@example.com SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: samvlad27 Facebook: Sam Vladimirsky YouTube: youtube.com/samandmortshow DISLCAIMER: I do not own the copyright to any of the music featured in this video. All music belongs to its original content creator.
S1 E9 (EXTENDED EPISODE): Tom Nussbaum: American Artist
This short film offers a retrospective of Tom Nussbaum's lifelong dedication to the sculptural arts. This Minnesota native describes the various phases of both his life and work in both gallery sculpture, private art, and cottage industries. For more artist videos, visit: samvladimirsky.com notwhatitis.com CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
S2 E2: Everything is Connected: Light and Pattern in the work of Christine Romanell
Christine Soccio Romanell's practice revolves around the use of non-repeating patterns and rotational symmetry. Her abstraction of form and manipulation of light and color dominate the boundaries of the physical objects she creates. Instead, she is more interested in what her sculptures generate. She often works with quasi crystals to produce light diffraction patterns and works with mixed media as she explores the structures of the penrose pattern.
Habitus in Thirteen Seconds
'Habitus in Thirteen Seconds' offers no fixed meaning in an attempt to challenge the constraints of our socially constructed bodily practices. It serves as a siege device to undermine the integrity of the structure we call communication through techniques of Inclusive Disjunction that confuse and disrupt the power of representation.