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Sponsored post — The book of Chen — Reading between the lines of Long-bin Chen’s sculptures of musical composers

[In this post sponsored by the West Collection, Christian Viveros-Fauné explains how sculptor Long-bin Chen gives new life to a sometimes-devalued medium: books. — the artblog editors] “You cannot open a book without learning something.” ― Confucius The late Susan Sontag had it right: “A good book is an education of the heart.” Not only do books enlarge one’s “sense of human possibility,” she wrote, they also expand the individual’s “experience of the world.” Conversely—the great American cultural critic declared—books are “creators of inwardness.” It doesn’t take a huge imaginative leap to believe that, had she been asked, Sontag would have ... More » »

National Time clock, former Cass Technical High School Building © Andrew Moore

Sponsored Post – Project Basho interviews Andrew Moore, juror of this year’s Compé exhibit

[Project Basho’s sponsored post introduces the photo competition juror, Andrew Moore. For more information on the competition and the Summit conference, see the Summit website. –the artblog editors] Andrew Moore is renowned for his large-scale, painterly photographs that synthesize the documentary style with the traditions of fine art into multi-layered historical narratives. In addition to his recent bestseller, Detroit Disassembled, Moore has published several books that document places in flux, including previous works Inside Havana, Governors Island, and Russia, Beyond Utopia. His photographs are in many collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of ... More » »

The West Collection container gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston.

Sponsored Post – West Collection shows work of 8 Philadelphia artists in mobile container gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair

The West Collection will feature eight Philadelphia artists in their mobile gallery project at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Oct 10-13 in Houston. Drew Leshko Mark Stockton Erin Riley Jacque Liu Dan Petraitis Chris Sembrot Alex Lukas Tim Portlock

Tokihiro Sato
AC#11 Koto-ku Aomi
1991
38" x 48"
Type C print
courtesy the West Collection, Oaks, PA

Sponsored post – Urban Landscape at the Shipley School features West Collection artists

In this loaned exhibition from the West Collection, eight artists are working with ideas around the urban landscape: population growth, migrant workers coming into the cities, and human impact on nature. The artists find interest and irony in the impact man has on our landscape. Rob Carter constructs paper models and uses stop-action photography to construct videos that trace the historical impact of humans on the landscape from pre-industrial to post-human times. There is meticulous attention paid to mark making in the work of Alex Lukas, who uses gouache, ink, acrylic and watercolor to paint detailed large format images that ... More » »

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Sponsored Post – West Collection at PULSE New York

This post is sponsored by The West Collection at SEI PULSE New York has invited the West Collection to curate the lobby installations at the Metropolitan Pavilion, May 9-12, 2013.  In the lobby, the West Collection will be selling new works from five established West Collection artists and showing the work of fourteen unrepresented artists you won’t want to miss. Click here for more on each artist. West Collection at PULSE New York May 9-12, 2013 The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street Between 6th and 7th Avenues Chelsea, New York City Thursday May 9, noon-8pm Friday May 10, 11am-8pm Saturday May ... More » »

Long-bin Chen's carved magazine busts of Davinci, Mozart, and Michelangelo at Volta New York art fair this weekend

Sponsored Post – Long-bin Chen at Volta

This post is sponsored by The West Collection at SEI At the Volta fair, 82 Mercer St. in Soho check out Long-bin Chen‘s amazing carved magazine busts of Davinci, Beethoven, and Michelangelo. The West Collection at SEI