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Yasuhiro Ishimoto - Katsura Imperial Villa, 1953-1954

"The images deviate from the conventional standards of architectural photography, making no attempt to portray representative features. They show an eye for detail, often as abstract compositions in which lines organize the surface structure and textures fill the spaces between them. The palace is segmented by Ishimoto into flat patterns that consist solely of grey tonal values. However, the subject of the photo always remains recognizable. Ishimoto fully exploits the available techniques of black-and-white photography with its dense black tones. His approach seems appropriate to the subject, yet also distant." [Bauhaus Online]

Publié le 16 octobre, 2013

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Billy Kidd
Transience
October 24 - December 7, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, October 24, from 6-8 pm
Masters & Pelavin is pleased to announce it’s first solo exhibition with fine art and fashion photographer, Billy Kidd. The show, Transience, presents large-format photographs framed and mounted on the gallery walls, juxtaposing Kidd’s elegant black-and-white female nudes with lush color images of equally elegant – but dying – flowers.
By interspersing the nudes among decomposing flower images, the show explores themes of feminine beauty, desire and its transience. Kidd’s female bodies are soft and lithe, anonymous torsos arranged in reclining and often passionate or subtly erotic poses. Imbued with an undercurrent of sexual desire as the nudes arch and undulate within their frame, some remain pictorially classical, recalling Greek and Roman sculpture, while others appear to be in the throes of rapture. The bend and sway of the flowers mimics and intensifies the rhythm of the interspersed torsos, the flower an obvious allusion to the female body. But instead of the more languid, youthful beauty of the nudes, the decomposing flowers are like exquisite but fragile older women, their age giving them added texture and power.
Kidd’s interest in the aging process and it’s inherent beauty is apparent in the intricate surface details in many of his images, such as goose bumps on the model’s skin, or tiny veins patterning the flower petals. Unlike retouched photographs, where imperfections are covered or artificially erased, Kidd’s images expose the often hidden details that make the model human, or indicate the flower was once fully alive.  
Kidd’s examination of the female form’s intrinsic classical beauty, coupled with the inevitability of our mortality, acknowledges and celebrates the artistic and expressive potential of aging.
For further information or images, contact Todd Masters at 646-926-2787 or email gallery@masterspelavin.com.

If you’re in New York around October - December, I recommend you Billy Kidd’s exhibition at Masters & Pelavin.
Follow Billy Kidd on Tumblr and check out some of my favorites from his portfolio I posted here.

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billykidd:

Billy Kidd

Transience

October 24 - December 7, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, October 24, from 6-8 pm

Masters & Pelavin is pleased to announce it’s first solo exhibition with fine art and fashion photographer, Billy Kidd. The show, Transience, presents large-format photographs framed and mounted on the gallery walls, juxtaposing Kidd’s elegant black-and-white female nudes with lush color images of equally elegant – but dying – flowers.

By interspersing the nudes among decomposing flower images, the show explores themes of feminine beauty, desire and its transience. Kidd’s female bodies are soft and lithe, anonymous torsos arranged in reclining and often passionate or subtly erotic poses. Imbued with an undercurrent of sexual desire as the nudes arch and undulate within their frame, some remain pictorially classical, recalling Greek and Roman sculpture, while others appear to be in the throes of rapture. The bend and sway of the flowers mimics and intensifies the rhythm of the interspersed torsos, the flower an obvious allusion to the female body. But instead of the more languid, youthful beauty of the nudes, the decomposing flowers are like exquisite but fragile older women, their age giving them added texture and power.

Kidd’s interest in the aging process and it’s inherent beauty is apparent in the intricate surface details in many of his images, such as goose bumps on the model’s skin, or tiny veins patterning the flower petals. Unlike retouched photographs, where imperfections are covered or artificially erased, Kidd’s images expose the often hidden details that make the model human, or indicate the flower was once fully alive.  

Kidd’s examination of the female form’s intrinsic classical beauty, coupled with the inevitability of our mortality, acknowledges and celebrates the artistic and expressive potential of aging.

For further information or images, contact Todd Masters at 646-926-2787 or email gallery@masterspelavin.com.

If you’re in New York around October - December, I recommend you Billy Kidd’s exhibition at Masters & Pelavin.

Follow Billy Kidd on Tumblr and check out some of my favorites from his portfolio I posted here.

Publié le 15 octobre, 2013

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Concrete chair by Canadian designer Ryan Spotowski. The J6 Chair comes alive as an experiment with concrete and rebar.  While the concrete is thin, it is reinforced with glass fibres for added strength.  
The chair has been designed with two different base options and is suited for indoor or outdoor use.  The chair works well as a dining chair or a task chair depending on the configuation of the base.

designcube:

Concrete chair by Canadian designer Ryan Spotowski. The J6 Chair comes alive as an experiment with concrete and rebar.  While the concrete is thin, it is reinforced with glass fibres for added strength.  

The chair has been designed with two different base options and is suited for indoor or outdoor use.  The chair works well as a dining chair or a task chair depending on the configuation of the base.

Publié le 15 octobre, 2013

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David Maisel  - The Lake Project, 2001-2002

"The ground is bleeding. A red river cuts a path through a bleached valley, winding toward a lake that is no longer there. Seen from the air, the river and its dry terminus appear otherworldly. In actuality, this terrain is located in Owens Valley, an arid stretch of land in southeastern California, between the Sierra Mountains and the White-Inyo Range. The history of this region is the stuff of California legend: a story of engineers, politicians, and big land owners working together to divert water to the rapidly growing desert city of Los Angeles, generating a thriving agricultural industry and an environmental disaster in the process." [Diana Gaston]

Publié le 15 octobre, 2013

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