The Greek photographer Penelope Koliopoulou is tired of seeing romantic comedies that end as soon as the main couple gets together. From her yearning for more complex representations of intimacy, she created Self Portraits, a series of staged narratives in which she plays both the male and the female involved in a heterosexual relationship.
Her initial impulse was to explore film stills in a way I imagine would be much like the work of ... Read More
In many ways, photography has always been about voyeurism, about examining a subject with or without their consent. The internet magnifies our desire to peer into each other’s windows, and photographers are catching on. Doug Rickard and others have used Google Maps to survey the world. The content on the internet is open for consumption as soon as it gets put out there, and the photo collage artist Julia Geiser takes full advantage the ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Artsy on Nov 08, 2013 |
Nikki McClure, known for her intricate paper-cut art, will be displaying the original works featured in her 2014 Calendar, "Home," tonight at Land Gallery in Portland.
"Home" juxtaposes McClure's strong signature style with the delicacy of pastoral life, creating a somewhat eerie and nostalgic sensation. The artist creates her works using only a single sheet of black paper and an x-acto knife, making the pieces that much more awe-inspiring to witness in ... Read More
In my opinion, one of the absolute coolest things about BUST is that it embraces “girlie feminism” (in fact, the magazine and its founders came up with the whole concept). It’s so important to remember that a gal who likes stereotypically “girlie” things, from crafting and knitting to ponies and pink, can be just as powerful as a man who likes stereotypically manly things. She can, in fact, derive her power and sense of self in ... Read More
Young South African artist Reshma Chhiba recently created a bold art installation, and her work has sparked debates. Chhiba’s assignment was to craft something to memorialize the inhabitants of a former women’s prison in Johannesburg, a jail that once contained some amazing female activists who fought apartheid (like Winnie Madikizela-Mandela).
So what exactly did Chhiba make? A twelve meter long vagina crafted out of red velvet ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Artsy on Sep 17, 2012 |
Women take over, reads the provocative headline on the website for the Seattle Art Museum’s new Elles exhibits. Two photographs of blonde women stare out from the screen as a video begins playing: a woman violently displaying her kitchenware as she names it in alphabetical order.
Semiotics of the Kitchen, Martha Rosler, 1975Elles began in 2009 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which holds the largest collection of modern ... Read More
BY Intern Michelle in Artsy on Aug 16, 2012 |
How apt that this blog-slash-zine is titled “Got a Girl Crush,” since we certainly have a crush on it. Got a Girl Crush began in 2009 as the brainchild of friends Meg and Andrea, who we got to talk to about the project. In 2011, the first print issue of Got a Girl Crush dropped, and it was chock full of photos, interviews, and inspiration from ladies “doing amazing things in [their] own backyards.”The idea of Got a Girl Crush is to ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in General on Jul 07, 2011 |
Stories were always the best part of my bedtime as a child. Thanks to my parents' diligence I basically had Pippi Longstocking memorized before I could read, and I still get excited to take part in the bedtime ritual again by reading to my younger siblings and cousins. While I’m actually lucky enough to have a phenomenal roommate who I’ve wrangled into reading to me on a few occasions, the closest most adults come to enjoying the childhood ... Read More
BY Alison Berry in Artsy on Jul 06, 2010 |
Dear Frida Kahlo, Google has informed me that it is your birthday. Happy birthday.
I’m must say that you have become quite accomplished since your death. You’re on a U.S. postage stamp, your 1943 painting "Roots" set the record for the highest-selling portrait by a Latin-American artist, you’ve even had an Academy award nominated film made about you! With Salma Hayek no less! (The movie made me tear up darnit, Frida.)
Now I know that I ... Read More