Sunday, May 16, 2010


Ricky Swallow
Antony Gormley
Francis Bacon
Damien Hirst
Lucien Freud
Ron Mueck

Distopia, Dislocation and Disturbance

Josh Keyes

"Scorch II", 30"x40", acrylic on panel, 2009
Joseph Beuys

Unschlitt/Tallow, 1977
(Twenty tons of tallow fat cut into six elements)
Matthew Barney - Drawing Restraint 7

Drawing Restraint 7 is part of Barney's ongoing interest in self-imposed restraint. He creates conditions in which it is an extreme challenge to draw on a surface, then attempts to do just that, stressing the notion that form cannot develop without resistance. Barney first experimented with this principle in Drawing Restraint 2, where he strapped himself to an elaborate harness and vaulted up to a pad of paper attached to the ceiling in an attempt to make marks.

In this work, two cloven-hoofed satyrs wrestle in the back seat of a stretch limousine, trying to force each other to make images with their horns in the condensation on the limo's sunroof. Barney's interest in Greco-Roman mythology is apparent in this video installation, and the artist himself plays the young satyr with budding horns who spins endlessly in pursuit of his own tail. This work can be read not only as an extension of Barney's ideas about physical metamorphosis, but as a metaphor for the seemingly endless struggle of the artist.
Adam McEwen

Honda Teen Facial, 2010
Boeing 747 undercarriage
Approximately: 137 13/16 x 118 1/8 x 71 11/16 inches
David Cronenburg - Crash

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Research Sites

Adel Abadin research example

I found Adel work refered to on this site

"My art practice is based on the premise that art produces arguments for the viewer. I started my art career as a painter, but two years ago, I abandoned painting to concentrate on media-based art. Nowadays, I do primarily videos, video installations and short films.The main topics I deal with are of a political nature. This is sometimes attributed to the fact that I am of Iraqi origin, but I believe we truly live in political times, regardless of geographical position, and art cannot thrive outside its social context."

thought his comments and works were appropriate for this subject
watched his video here

looked at his representation through this gallery

reviewed his website

looked at more video works

read article

decided that this video was perhaps a better choice

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Art & Power

Nazi Rubber Duckie
Po-Mo Duckie
Shirin Neshat
Santiago Sierra
Jeremy Deller
George Gittoes

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The F word
Feminist art brings with it a whole new paradigm of media, imagery and practices...
Essentialist imagery (introverted/vaginal)
Body/ performance art
Collective/ group work

Monika Tichacek


Sarah Lucas


Imants Tillers
William De Koooning