Gavin Turk explains his fascination with the egg as a symbol: “When I was a child, I had a magic egg that would appear in my dreams and chase away anything bad.”
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Adam Mrlik talks to Steve DiBenedetto about his new show at Half Gallery
"The feeling you get while walking up the steps of Bill Powers’ Half Gallery is reminiscent of walking into a classic Upper East side townhouse with great bones. Perched above his wife Cynthia Rowley’s flagship digs, artist Steve DiBenedetto was present for his over the top multi-channel collage opening.
Coining the term “konstructshuns,” the multi-media work is both very intense and diverse — not only material, but subject matter alike — merging the line between playful and dark, with biomorphic shapes and cosmic symbolism. I was lucky enough to catch DiBenedetto mid-drink for a couple quick questions. The show runs January 23rd thru February 25th. Steve’s paintings are also held permanently at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Denver Art Museum.”
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David Hartt releases new publication at LA Art Book Fair
January 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES—On Saturday, February 1st, artist David Hartt will release his new publication, Belvedere, at the LA Art Book Fair. The book includes photographs by the artist, as well as a conversation with Berlin-based architect and writer Markus Miessen.
David Hartt will discuss Belvedere at the LA Art Book Fair on Saturday, February 1st, at 1:00pm. Belvedere‘s subject is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy; a conservative free market think tank and the originators of the Overton Window. Hartt will be joined by publishers Martine Syms (Dominica) and Jeff Khonsary (New Documents) in a conversation about the implicit value proposition of the frame. Presented by New Documents.
More about the LA Art Book Fair here: http://laartbookfair.net/
More about Markus Miessen can be found on his website here: http://www.studiomiessen.com/category/the-studio/
Image: David Hartt, Cubicles at the Mackinac Center for the Public Policy, Midland, Michigan, 2008, Archival Pigment Print mounted to Dibond and framed, 48 x 60 inches. Edition of 6, 1 AP.