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A Show of Heads

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If you’re a fan of sculpture be sure to check out Cinema Gallery’s exibition A Show of Heads. The exhibit tackles a wide array of subjects from which the artists reflect upon the psychological struggles that are fundamental to self-inquiry and the attempt to understand other human beings. It explores the pathos of idealism undermined by reality and the elusiveness of inner peace as promised by spiritual enlightenment.

A Show of Heads features work from Tom Bartel, Tanya Batura, Cristina Cordova, Thaddeus Erdahl, Judy Fox, Arthur Gonzalez, Roxanne Jackson, Doug Jeck, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland.

Looks like an amazing exhibition, check out some of the artists after the jump!

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Amy Hill

YoungWomanw_HeadphonesC044New York based artist Amy Hill modernizes the Renaissance.  As you can see from the majority of her work, Amy draws her inspiration from fifteenth century Flemish painters.  I really enjoyed her Bohemian series.

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Pipilotti Rist’s Glowing Underwear Chandelier

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Okay guys if you’ve never heard of Pipilotti Rist you need to check her out.  Not only is she a really good video artist but she has quite possibly created the most magnificent chandelier ever!  She created it using pieces of underwear that she collected from her family and friends.  Not only is it an underwear chandelier, but it’s glowing too.  Chandeliers don’t get much cooler than that my friends.

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Willy Verginer

Screen shot 2010-09-24 at 1.47.22 PM Italian Artist Willy Verginer is a master of wooden sculpture.  Simply put, his work is beautiful.  He has a gift of bringing sculpture to life and compliments it with his unique sense of color and style.

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Julien Langendorff

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I am really enjoying Julien Langendorff’s work.  At first glance you might suspect that his art is created by Adobe Illustrator but indeed you are wrong. I was thoroughly impressed to discover that Langendorff’s work is created by hand! His use of color creates gothic scenes with psychedelic twists by combining vibrant paper cut-outs in contrast with dark figures.  Langendorff’s work can be seen numerous galleries in NYC, Paris, Berlin, and Australia.

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Run Wrake

If you attended one of the previous annual Animation Shows, you may have seen Run Wrake’s short animation “Rabbit” (and me!) From the show, Run Wrake’s film was one of my favorites. He used elements from the classic Dick and Jane books to weave an equally classic tale of greed and it’s horrible consequences. I love how, just like in the Dick and Jane books, everything in every scene is accurately labeled.

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Paola de Grenet’s “Albino Beauty”

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I came across photographer Paola de Grenet’s photo series, “Albino Beauty,” today. Her figures are ethereally beautiful, almost sculptural.

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David A Smith

A short documentary by Danny Cooke, about one of the few remaining traditional UK glass artists, David A Smith.

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