Konstantin Grcic with his Chair One. Photo Phaidos App Design Classics.
Paul Klee, Walpurgisnacht, 1935
'L’Anatomie de la Sensation', Opéra Bastille, Paris 2011. Set design by John Pawson. Photos: Richard Davies.
Aerial view of Rio das Pedras shantytown (favela), next to Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 28, 2014
Picture: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The Atlantic In Focus
Adolphe Terris (1820-1900) Sculpture Study circa 1865 Photograph cyanotype from wet collodion negative
FEATURED ARTIST: Karyn Olivier
In her work, Karyn Olivier (b. Trinidad and Tobago) shifts the viewer’s experience of the familiar through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites. Revealing the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces, this manipulation forces us to reconcile memory with the present moment, collapsing the past with the present. Olivier incorporates photographs and photo collages into her practice in order to mine the everyday, blur the line between friction and ease, dissonance and unity and mirror the complexities that define humanity. The hope is to create a sleight of eye, a slit into something else, a conflation suggesting a visual accord that’s not necessarily there.
Olivier’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Gwangju and Busan Biennials (Korea), World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (Dakar, Senegal), the Wanas Foundation (Sweden), The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA P.S.1, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Socrates Sculpture Park. She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the William H. Johnson Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and a Creative Capital Foundation grant.
Karyn Olivier, Untitled (Coffee Table), Installation view at MoMA PS1 L.I.C., NY, 2005. Coffee table, foam board and latex paint, h.13 ft. w.50 in. d.23 in. Courtesy the artist and MoMA PS1.