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An Entire Amusement Park Packed Into A 13 Foot Cube

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The Glue Society‘s newest project for Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus is an amusent park, or rather, was an amusement park.  James Dive of the group gathered an entire demolished amusement park and compacted it into one 13 foot cube.  Pieces of rides and remnants of prizes can easily be seen in the mass.  The cube was clearly once a place people looked for fun and relaxation, but is now irretrievably gone.  Dive says of the project, “The project is about the finality of a missed moment.  Creating it was undoubtedly the most violent process I’ve ever embarked upon.”

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Stefan Glerum’s Vintage Advantage

I love Stefan Glerum’s mix of contemporary typography with vintage textures and colors. His illustrations are bold, playful and have a dash of sophistication that you don’t see too often these days. Make sure to check out the last graphic. Not sure what it was originally done for but it would be a great illustration for my next set of  business cards.

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Ricardo Actus

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Ricardo Actus is an illustrator and graphic designer from Brazil. His work uses heavy textures and beautiful typography. Actus’ complex mixed media digital collages explore perspective with a fresh set of eyes.

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Jon Feinstein Gets Up Close And Personal With Fast Food

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Food art. It’s everywhere. Yesterday I posted Emily Blincoe’s mouthwatering candy arrangements and today I’m posting these, well, not-so-mouthwatering photographs of fast food. Jon Feinstein’s Fast Food series is meant to expose the viewer to the repulsive aesthetics of the processed and chemicalized food marketed to us with an opposite aesthetic. Feinstein creates these images by taking still-warm fast food and placing them on a scanner, creating a stark black background and giving rise to a bit of condensation from some of the food. Each photograph is named for the amount of fat grams in each food, giving the series a scientific method of organizing and labeling them. After years of creating these images, Feinstein still craves fast food every now and again, a paradox that is not uncommon among his viewers.“I remember at the opening many gallery-goers responding that while their initial reaction was to be repulsed, something about the images also made them hungry.” (via)

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Vik Muniz And Marcelo Coelho’s Microscopic Etchings On A Single Grain Of Sand

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In a rather intense bit of wordplay, artist Vik Muniz (whose fantastic illusory work has previously featured several times here) has teamed up with Marcelo Coelho to create intricate and near-impossibly detailed sandcastles. Taking a single grain of scan, the duo has spent four years perfecting a process of microscopically etching fortress-like castles into single grains of sand. Each piece of sand measures less than one half of a single millimeter are created using an incredibly focused ion beam (FIB – typically used to create microchips) and documented with a scanning electron microscope, later enlarged to show the incredibly fine detail of the the project.

Muniz explains why the duo uses sand, as opposed to post-photographic editing (such as photoshop), “When someone tells you it’s a grain of sand, there’s a moment where your reality falls apart and you have to reconstruct it. You have to step back and ask what the image is and what it means.’” Adds Coelho, “I think photography is just re-starting. There’s a whole new kind of photography emerging now. A lot of it is happening because of this combination between computers and cameras, and story telling and narratives can emerge as a result.” 

These pieces are part of retrospective of Muniz’s work at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, now through August 2nd, 2014. (via designboom)

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1000 DAYS, Curated by Daily Serving

 

1000 DAYS

 

Saturday (tomorrow!), May 23rd, Scion and DailyServing.com, an online contemporary art publication, present 1000 DAYS, an exhibition celebrating the 1000th feature for the publication. DailyServing showcases some of the most innovative contemporary visual artists working today, and 1000 DAYS will present eight featured emerging artists whose work represents the graphic aesthetic and innovative artistic process for which the publication is known. The artists are as follows: Caleb Weintraub, Chris Scarborough, Christina Seely, Julie Henson, Michael Rea, Mark Mulroney, Matt Phillips, and Tivon Rice.

 

The exhibition launches tomorrow from 7-10 PM, but can be viewed until June 13th! Also, there will be complimentary valet parking and an open bar!

 

Scion Installation L.A.

3521 Helms Ave. (at National)

Culver City, CA 90232

 

For more information, click here.

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Tom Howes

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Tom Howes takes pleasure in forcing unsuspecting fragments together to form densely packed collages and drawings. This Michigan artist sifts through the seemingly unrelated assortment of daily flotsam and makes it resonate with a humorously humane touch. Find more at Exquisite Corpse Gallery.

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Interview with Videos Collide artist Jeremy Bailey

Real-time software performance "Future of Theatre"

There is never a dull moment in Jeremy Bailey’s performances – I’d like go ahead the deliveries of his stand-up/software demos/karaoke sessions as the funnier “artistic” Steve Jobs. In “The Future of Theatre” debuting tonight, he plays “this hopeless and foolish slave trying desperately to conjure his machine to do increasingly absurd tasks of questionable use. Computers are the new chauvinist modernists.”

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