Strychnin Gallery is taking my work to the 6th KunStart international art fair this month in Bolzano Italy. The fair runs from Thursday, May 21st until Sunday, May24th. If you happen to be in the country, please do stop in. The gallery would be happy to set you up with free VIP tickets so contact them @ firstname.lastname@example.org.....and tell them I sent you! I am showing a few works including this brand new one "Upon Returning", which is a new approach to my tower composites. The surface is coated with thick resin so it goes *POP* and the saturation goes *ZING*. I love resin.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Well I figure the best first post for my new blog would be to show this amazing artist I cam e across while searching through different installations of the Tower of Babel. I was trying to see some different interpretations of the tower since I am to be constructing one out of handmade tiny houses in Cologne, Germany in November this year. It should be about 10 feet high and 8 feet round. What I found during my browse were these amazing ladder sculptures and installations. Now, I have been obsessed with ladders for the past, oh I'd say, 8 years. I even constructed a 16 foot by 10 foot tower of ladders in Los Angeles in 2007 at the Corey Helford Gallery. This is a shot of the tower I built from hand made ladders for the gallery. And that Charles Baudelaire on the wall behind it.So when I saw this guy Charlie's work, I drooled over my screen. I had found my ladder porn..take a look at
Charlie Brouwer.I naturally fell in love with this work. I mean, towers of ladders, houses filled with ladders, houses on his back! If you know anything about my work, you would understand why I am drawn to his georgeous constructions. If gives me such joy to find a kindred spirit creating these beautiful things. Please go visit his site.