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The project explores the transmutation of correspondence and connection throughout our age of acute networking. The unavoidable use of technologies in contemporary culture implicate the transferability and transformability of an unstable grammar network.
In this newest body of work, Russo’s materials include fragments of news, advertising and other internet-accessible information. He uses both material and digital collage techniques to make works that re-process the massive amounts of information disseminated and ingested within contemporary society. In these new contexts, the media becomes raw, malleable material to build new visual structures within the framework of abstract painting.
196 Bowery (at Spring street)
New York, NY 10012
Subways - Spring St (6), Bowery (J,M), 2nd Ave (F,V), Grand (B,D)
Ryan Russo previously on A/H
A native of Serbia, Ana Kraš is a New York-based designer best known for her handmade modernist objects, including the Bonbon lamps, which are colorful, modernist, pendant lamps that she says engross her in a form of meditation as she makes them one by one.
“I want to be comfortable, and I want the objects around me to be user-friendly, and help me to do my life in the easiest way,” she explains.
Her designs, she explains, are usually “shy and quiet” and are riffs off more classical forms that she transformed with playful and attractive twists. Kraš’s love of handmade objects originated from her studies in Belgrade, where without the benefit of computers she was forced to realize her ideas by hand. If you were to describe Kraš’s work, you might call it elegantly simple but visually luxurious.
In her film for The Avant/Garde Diaries, Kraš takes us into the private world of her creativity, her studio, her romance, and New York City itself, the metropolis she now calls home.
Jason Kreher sent over some images from his show in Portland last summer. His cross stitched quotes represent an age where the tools for publishing are available instantly and to anyone who happens to be interested. He writes:
This body of work explores the relationship between truth, aesthetics, and permanence in the digital age. Crossed thread embroidery, a decorative art form developed in Middle America over a century ago, gives a measure of physicality and implied thoughtfulness to quotes that are not only misattributed, but often potentially absurd.
You can find the rest of America MMXII in Jason’s virtual gallery
57-year-old Mississippi native Mark Landis is a quirky man with a big secret he’s been able to hide for almost three decades. Landis is a “master art forger.”
Beginning in 1987, Landis donated his forgeries, which he passed off as the real thing, to dozens of U.S. museums in 20 states.
Though Landis’ deceit was finally uncovered in 2010, he never financially profited from his ruse, which often involved his dressing up as a Jesuit priest, since all the works were donated in the memory of relatives.
Why did he do it? It’s not exactly clear, but he offers us a peek at his psyche when he says, “I’d been hearing about great families giving away pictures in memory of their loved ones. I wanted mother to be proud of me … sure I had done something in dad’s memory.”
The life and journey of Mark Landis is one of the stranger tales that The Avant/Garde Diaries has profiled, but you have to admit it’s a fascinating story.
Artist Olaf Breuning is the subject of this colorful and quirky video examination of the world he inhabits. It is a devastatingly nuanced cultural commentary that uses his characteristic humor as a lens on the world.
The Avant/Garde Diaries recently traveled to Olaf Breuning’s getaway house in upstate New York where the artist finds time to breathe fresh mountain air and take a load off from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary art world.
And, of course, he’s always having fun in the process.