Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gelah Penn: Confounding Parameters




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I expand the language of drawing in sculptural space. In site-responsive installations, I deploy a variety of synthetic materials to invade, interpret and confound the architectural parameters of a given space. The works in my Polyglot drawing series foreground the same internal formal and conceptual contradictions: cohesion and fragmentation, balance and vertigo, minuet and jitterbug.


My great interest in film, particularly the uneasy territory of film noir, informs the work.





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Images
1, 2, 3. Situations, 2017 (large details)
Plastic tarps, foam rubber, lenticular plastic, Denril, plastic garbage bags, polyethylene
sheets, stainless steel Choreboys, black foil, mosquito netting, latex & silicone tubing,
mosquito netting, metal rods & staples, acrylic paint, rubber ball, upholstery & T-pins
Approximately 132 x 432 x 365 inches
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY

4. The Big Red One, Two, 2017
Mosquito netting, foam rubber, foiled thermal insulation, Mylar, lenticular plastic,
plastic garbage bags, silicone tubing, monofilament, acrylic paint, Whiffle ball,T-pins
Approximately 104 x 130 x 65 inches
Studio view

5. Big Serial Polyglot Y (+1), 2016
Plastic garbage bags, lenticular plastic, digital prints, acrylic
paint, stainless steel choreboy, metal staples & eyelets on
Mylar & YUPO
As shown: 108 x 126 x 96 inches
6. Sliced Polyglot #6, 2016
Plastic garbage bags, metal
staples & eyelets on Mylar
72 x 40 x 1.5 inches

7. Sliced Polyglot #7, 2016-17
Plastic garbage bags, metal staples
& eyelets on lenticular plastic
96 x 32 x 2.5 inches
8. Sliced Polyglot #5, 2016
Plastic garbage bags,
metal staples & eyelets
on Mylar
56.5 x 31.5 x 3 inches



About
Gelah Penn's work has been exhibited widely. She is represented in the collections of the Columbus Museum (Columbus, GA), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), Brooklyn Museum Library (Brooklyn, NY) and Cleveland Institute of Art/Gund Library (Cleveland, OH). Exhibitions have been reviewed Art in America, The New York Times, artcritical.com, The Brooklyn Rail and a feature in Sculpture Magazine. Penn received a Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant and fellowships from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. The artist lives and works in New York City.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Drawing Organizations Around the Globe

For opportunities and exhibitions regarding contemporary drawing, check out the following organizations and galleries:

National (United States)
The Drawing Center. (New York, N.Y.) is the only not-for-profit organization in the United States promoting drawing. It offers contemporary and historical exhibitions along with special programs.
Kentler International Drawing Space presents exhibits and has a flat file. It is located in Brooklyn, NY.


International
Centre for Recent Drawing, in London, England, is a museum space for drawings free of commercial gallery affiliations.
The Drawing Room, also in London, England, is the only public and non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting international drawing in the UK and Europe.
The FID, headquartered in Paris, France. is an "independent cultural institution" that is currently resetting its course. It formally hosted the FID Prize, an international drawing prize.
DRAW-International, based in Caylus, France, is a  "center for action, research, and experimentation in art and design". It offers artist residencies on its beautiful grounds.
Drawing Spaces, located in Lisbon Portugal, supports collaborations between artists from Portugal and abroad. It hosts exhibitions, residencies, and research.
The Drawing Hub is a non-profit space for drawing practices, research, and exhibitions in Berlin Germany.
Drawing Centre Diepenheim, in the Netherlands, presents drawings from international artists.

Print Publications:
 Časopis X or http://www.magazinex.org/en/shop/ is a print publication for presentingdrawing based works in Slovakia.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Yann Bagot: On Site

Chaos
Indian Ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2012



Chaos
Indian Ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2012



My work is centered around drawing, ink, printmaking and the artist book.

This approach is based on alternating work sessionsdeep in the natural elements, and creating images back in the studio.


Outdoors, my research focuses on landscape, drawing inspiration from the deployment of natural forces surrounding it. Indoors, my creation is inspired by scientific adventures and natural phenomena: areal and aquatic currents, geological movements, force fields, cycles of matter.


I live and work in Paris, but as often as possible I escape to natural environments.
Alongside my personal art, I am part of the drawing collective Ensaders.







Chaos
Indian Ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2012



Chaos
Indian Ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2012



Chaos
Indian Ink on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 2012



Les rivages du Ciel
mural drawing, installation, 2015




Les rivages du Ciel
mural drawing, installation, 2015



Les rivages du Ciel
mural drawing, installation, 2015

Sources
Indian Ink on paper, 56x 76 cm, 2015


Sources
Indian Ink on paper, 56x 76 cm, 2015




Sources
Indian Ink on paper, 56x 76 cm, 2015




Yann Bagot was born in 1983. 

He lives and works in Paris but above all he loves working in the middle of the natural elements. Graduated from L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) in 2008, he works drawing, ink, engraving and the artist’s book. 
He displays his work regularly during personal or collective exhibitions in France, in Europe and in Asia, notably at the We Gallery in Shenzhen, the Gallery Less is More in Paris, at the Institut de France - Académie des Beaux Arts Paris, at the Vasarely Foundation.