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Carol Peligian solo show at Dean Project

Carol Peligian
Exhibition dates: Through February 12th

Official Press Release!

DEAN PROJECT gallery is thrilled to announce “Sosomuch”, a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Carol Peligian. The exhibition continues Peligian’s alchemical seduction of material possibility: aluminum, oil, enamel, latex are equally employed to generate an altered state existing somewhere between atmosphere and stratosphere. These works alternately confront and quietly elicit questions related to the idea of infinity and existence.

The work’s delicate construction and implacable physicality provide the viewers with a space where the surrounding and the self become one in spirit. The understanding of material/form is evident in each of the works. Moreover, the integrity with which Peligian has approached her subjects, results in a paradoxical visual experience of reality/reassurance and the mystery of the purity of time/space. The juxtaposition of the organic and manufactured as they trade boundaries, make more permeable the borders between the work and the viewer.

Carol Peligian lives and works in New York City. Her drawings and sculptures have been shown in both the United States and Europe. Current work includes a recently installed outdoor public sculpture. Two projects are in proposal, one of which is Mountain of Tears, a Threnody, to be installed on the banks of the Providence River. In 2008-09, she had a solo exhibition, Transfluence. at MOBIA (The Museum of Biblical Art) in New York City. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and has been a faculty member at Parsons School of Design since 1994 where she currently teaches drawing.

Nearly, 2009-10 Rolled and painted aluminum 3.5' and variable dimensions

Congratulations to Carol on this tremendous accomplishment.

Illustration Alum Rodger Stevens exhibits works at Goose Barnacle

Goose Barnacle Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

GOOSE BARNACLE presents recent works by Rodger Stevens

Rodger Stevens (b: 1966 in Brooklyn, NY) is a contemporary American artist whose work is known globally for his intricate wire sculptures.

His latest exhibition features wire sculptures – both wall-mounted and suspended from the ceiling, string drawings mounted on wood, and steel plate paintings. The piece that I’m most excited about is one that
Rodger created especially for the Goose Barnacle window.  For this work Rodger adapted elements from our Brooklyn heritage as well as shapes that evoke the nature of Goose Barnacle.

Rodger, graduated from the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.  Since then he has attended Pace University, Parsons: The New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts.

Rodger has exhibited in some amazing places, such as Tiffany & Co., MTV headquarters, the Todd Oldham boutique and the Yohji Yamamoto showroom in SoHo. In recent years he has done commissions for the Whitney Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Barney’s, Stuart Weitzman, The Rockwell Group, and the W Hotel.

Goose Barnacle
91 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-2694

Quick Hit: Pencil-tip Sculptures

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years.

Read more about Dalton’s work and see more fantastic images here.

Liz Lomax: The Making of Noel Gallagher

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Illustration Alum Liz Lomax passed along this video she recently created.  It documents her unique creative process which involves:

sculpting characters, building environments and then photographing them digitally for illustration.

You can check out more of her work and projects at her blog.

Thanks for sharing, Liz!

Transfluence–Carol Peligian at MOBIA


Illustration Part-time faculty member Carol Peligian has a show up at the Museum of Biblical Art called Transfluence.  Here’s the official description:

Transfluence brings together familiar visual forms – paintings, drawings, and sculpture – to concentrate on a subject beyond our experience. Two- and three-dimensional images pose questions essential to an inquiry that crosses cultures, on the nature of grace. They appear to reference forms we know, yet when juxtaposed, intertwined, or fully melded with their opposites, each is not neutralized but intensified, and a new order is indicated. Is what we see corporeal or spiritual; actual or evanescent; beautiful or terrible; a whisper, a touch, or an irrestistible, consuming force? The effects of time and transformation are both implied and directly evident in the images, as external and inherent color and light change as we observe, and as figure and ground vie for dominance. We are unsure if the implied time is measured in milliseconds or millennia, or if the transformations will lead to successful outcomes or dead ends. The surface of each art work reflects its viewers, and it is our recognition and questioning of the elements present that create meaning, as a conscientious observation of natural forms will do. But are these natural forms, or are nature and our experience only the beginning? What will the inquiry do to us in terms of time and transformation, and what can we discover of grace, within and without?

Transfluence is on view through January 18, 2009. There will be a “Meet the Artist” event this week on Thursday, November 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  
Congratulations to Carol!
Museum of Biblical Art 
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY 10023-7505
Telephone: 212-408-1500
Email: info@mobia.org

AJ Fosik in Illustration Play

Illustration Alum AJ Fosik has an entire section devoted to his work in Illustration Play, edited by the innovative group over at Victionary. Here’s the official press release description:

Getting more boredom from the computer-dominated design world, we always crave for new ways and trends of illustration. Appealing to the curious in all of us, our latest released title Illustration • Play will give you an insight into that! The title reveals the very different signature skills and unique styles of various illustration techniques and experiments, such as paper cutting, stitchery, hand knit, fabric piecing, origami, patchwork, etc. With exclusive interviews, lets’ spread the pages and understand more about diverse yet distinct perspective of each featured artists in a total number of 23 from around the globe!

Pick up your copy of Illustration Play here and read more about AJ in this great article from Swindle Magazine!

Quick Hit: The Work of John Howard


Bugmen, John Howard

Born in London, John Howard graduated Camberwell School of Art, BA Fine Art (painting).In the ’70s he joined the artists co-op, SPACE at St. Katherines Dock travelling extensively throughout Europe and exhibiting in London, Amsterdam and Berlin . The first one-man show in New York at Belgis Friedel prompted a move and by 1984 a parallel career in illustration had developed. Recipient of many awards including 4 silver, a bronze and a gold medals from the NY and LA Society of Illustrators, his work is included the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and the NY MTA. Two years ago he joined the faculties of Pratt and Parsons Universities and for the last ten years has been represented in NY by the Newborn Group (illustration), and Kim Foster Gallery (painting and sculpture).

See more images of his work here.

Last Chance: Saul Steinberg Tables @ PaceWildenstein

steinberg @ pace
Paris Table by Saul Steinberg

You only have two days left to see an exhibition of sculpture by legendary illustrator Saul Steinberg at the PaceWildenstein Gallery in New York City. Here’s more information from the official press release:

Saul Steinberg: Tables and Other Sculpture, the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Steinberg’s wood assemblages from the 1970s and 1980s, at 32 East 57th Street, New York City, from January 11 through February 9, 2008.Saul Steinberg: Tables and Other Sculpture features the artist’s rarely exhibited mixed-media “Table” constructions as well as wall reliefs. This is the eighth exhibition devoted to the artist’s work at PaceWildenstein.

By the early 1960s, Steinberg had decided to pare down his wide-ranging endeavors—book and magazine features, stage sets, fabric designs, and holiday cards, among others—and concentrate on his work for The New Yorker and on art for gallery and museum exhibitions. Within a decade, he had begun sculpting or, by his own account, “whittling,” facsimiles of the ordinary objects in his studio—pen and pencils, paint brushes, sketchbooks, a pocket calendar, even his own painter’s palette—at a 1:1 scale. Many of these trompe-l’oeil objects were then incorporated into his first “drawing tables”—three-dimensional renderings of the draftsman’s life in art, filled with his drawing tools, sketchbooks, and replications of works completed or in progress. The sculptural assemblages range from Bonbon Fazul (Table Series) (1971) and The Pyramid Table (1974) to later examples, including interiors such as the Art Deco bedroom at Hotel Metropole (1987) and U.S. Post Office (1984), Steinberg’s wry take on public architecture. The massive, oppressively official structure in the latter rises up from a drawing Steinberg made in 1977 entitled Federal Bldg., Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1981, another drawing renamed the same structure US Post Office, Cincinnati.

The show closes on Saturday so catch it if you can!  Get more information and see more images here.

Saul Steinberg: Tables and Other Sculpture
32 E.57th St. 2nd floor, New York, NY 10022
Telephone: 1.212.421.3292
Hours: Tues. -Fri. 9:30am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm
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