Alain Delorme

totems03 Looking at French photographer Alain Delorme’s Totems is almost surreal.  It is so hard to believe that a single person can manage to carry all of these formations in such large quantities by themselves and only a bike.  It is almost unbelievable.  Photoshop or not, the atmosphere in which this is happening in  comparison to  the rest of the world is art in itself.

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Ben Stone

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Slept on artist- extraordinaire and all around good guy, Ben Stone,  just broke out his 3rd solo show here in Chicago @ Western Exhibitions. Full of ambition and humor, these new sculptures are NOT meant to be missed. More after the jump…

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Agustina Woodgate

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Hair. That’s right, I said HAIR. Agustina Woodgate gives new life to discarded human hair. After I saw “I Wanted to be a Princess” and “Sleepers“, I knew immediately that this was stretching the boundaries of what people consider art. Woodgate creates with stunning realism a portion of a castle reminiscent of one from Rapunzel, made with 3,000 blocks of human hair. In Sleepers, she constructed a pair of… slippers, perhaps even sturdy enough to wear outside. Through her work, she explores the relation between everyday objects and places and the overarching narratives that condition our unnatural relationship to the natural world.

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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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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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Glenn Brown

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We received href=”http://www.artnet.com/artist/3162/glenn-brown.html”>Glenn Brown’s exhibition book in the mail today. This book is filled with Glenn’s portfolio of sculptures and paintings from three separate shows. Completely filled with thick, goopy paint. If you’re a fan of Glenn Brown, make sure to check this book out.

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Kiki Smith

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Though New York based artist, Kiki Smith, works with various kinds of materials, she is most widely known for her sculptures. Kiki works with many topics of which include shame, our relationship to nature, and she is even considered to be a feminist artist. But if you must define what she is “about,” I would say that she is very interested in humanity as natural creatures and our inner conflict with wanting to suppress natural urges. Even when crude, her craftsmanship exhibit so much beauty, that I am always consistently filled with feelings of whimsy.

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