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Sharjah Biennial Day: 6

Some more pieces from the Sharjah Biennial..

 

 

A beautiful neon piece going down a tight corridor of a building by  Laurent Grasso. 

 

 

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Gali Erez

Gali Erez is a graphic designer and illustrator from Israel. She is a CalArts graphic design graduate currently living and working in Los Angeles.

 

I’ve always enjoyed her playful use of proportion, fearless use of color and youthful connection to her content. She loves to mix markers, colored pencils, Micron pens, crayons, chalk, pencil and anything else she can get a hold of to create her work.  

 

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Tasha Kusama

I love the use of color in Tasha Kusama’s work.  The Soft Sculptured Dolls piece remind me of some sort of urban resident aliens because of the bright converse combined with striped tube socks.

 

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Gay Cat Love Story & Kitty Concerto

 

 
In the first video, artist and dreamer Ryan V. Brennan plays a crazed concerto in a swirling nebula of space and suddenly turns into a tan longhaired cat/enters a parallel universe where his spirit animal resides (perhaps by way of his pinky ring).

 

In “Gay Cat Love Story,” Brennan makes a cameo appearance in this heart-warming video, in which two boycats costar in an adorable love story where true love triumphs adversity.*

*Note. These cats would have filmed their own video but due to the recent economic climate they had to sell their video camera and tripod.

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Gilbert & George

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The work of Gilbert & George is as intricate as it is bizarre. Never holding back their views on politics, religion, or homosexuality, this work always manages to offend, or at least shock, someone.

 

Gilbert and George beautifully contradict their visual and conceptual visions. This combination of a style that mimics stain-glass windows found in churches collides with negative connotations about religion and conformity to create an image that gets you thinking.

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Sharjah Biennial: Day 5…. The Sheikhs!

 

One of my favorite pastimes while in Dubai & Sharjah is to photograph all the photos and paintings of the various Sheikhs in every single building that you enter. They all vary in scale, medium, and content but all are fascinating. I think we should take this practice up in the states, plastering Obama’s photos and paintings behind every single business desk.

 

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Kye Crow

From what I gather, Kye Crow is a seamstress/nomadic animal rescuer. “My partner Gill and I live with our huge family of rescues animals.We live on the edge of lake Pamamaroo after having travelled over 2,000 klms in a wagon pulled by camels and with over 40 previously rescued animals.Check out our website www.animalrescuecamelcaravan.com.We are both creative and as well as our range of Goddess clothing ,I crochet wild jumpers and bags,paint and write,that is when Im not feeding an orphan animal.At the moment its a joey and a lamb called Shirley” 

After checking out theyre animal rescue site, I still cant tell if this is for real or not. It just sounds too amazing to be true. All I know is: I just payed $700 for a jumper just like this and now I feel taken.

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Lisa Hanawalt

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Lisa Hanawalt is an artist working out of Los Angeles.  Being from the Midwest, the clothing and textile patterns remind me of mah hood or makes me want to be a farm land hipster.  Either one.

Her work also reminded me of the saying,  “you are what you eat.”

 

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