Friday, May 25, 2018

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Swarovski Crystal Sculptures by Daniel Jacob Immortalize Popsicles, Sneakers, and Other Pop Culture Icons

Artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. After spending most of his career in business, he has returned to his love of...

Richly Textured Portraits of Native Arctic Residents and European Explorers by Preta Wolzak

In her series Ma Petite Inuite and Everybody Needs A Hero, artist Preta Wolzak explores the parallel histories of people on the earth’s poles. Her colorful portraits are constructed of leather, embroidery thread, wool, and glow-in-the-dark twine, combined to...

Madama Butterfly/Der Rosenkavalier review – Glyndebourne openers perplex, provoke and charm

Glyndebourne’s new season opens with a pair of revivals. Annilese Miskimmon’s staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, first seen during the 2016 tour, is new to the main festival. Richard Jones’s production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier premiered in 2014....

Mesmerizing New Collages by Lola Dupré Distort the Human Form into Gravity-Defying Shapes

Collage artist Lola Dupré continues to create mind-boggling manipulations of photographs in her surreal style. The Scotland-based artist cuts images into thousands of shards and arranges them to create her intricate collages. In rearranging the photo...

Polygon-Wrapped Floral Arrangements by Norihiko Terayama

Japanese designer Norihiko Terayama suspends simple floral arrangements in polygonal forms, contrasting the organic material with straight, meticulous lines. With the simple addition of pins and thread his series Crust of the Polygon reframes the dried plants as...

Effigies of Wickedness review – Nazis’ ‘degenerate’ songs pack a powerful punch

What on Earth to expect from Effigies of Wickedness? It’s billed as the first collaboration between English National Opera and the Gate theatre in Notting Hill – the love child of an opera company...

London Sinfonietta/Rundel Review – Premieres see the Orchestra Playing to its Strengths

A50th-anniversary season for the London Sinfonietta that began brightly last autumn has rather fallen away in 2018. Its designated birthday concert in January was underwhelming, while its first appearance in the reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall last...

Swing House: A Three-Story Swing Suspended from the Ceiling of a Gutted Cincinnati Home...

From the outside, artist Mark deJong’s contemporary installation, Swing House, doesn’t particularly stand out from the other residences lining the street of Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood. The blue 19th-century building is narrowly built, and features...

Luscious Handmade Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Reflect Plants’ Exotic Beauty

Colorful orchids, identical in size, bloom in UK artist Laura Hart’s studio. From their bilateral symmetry to their splashes of pigment, the glass designer’s perfectly crafted forms illustrate the strange exotic beauty of the plant...

Unusual Animals Brought Together in New Hyperrealistic Paintings by Lisa Ericson

New work from Lisa Ericson  continues the Portland-based artist’s hyperrealistic compositions of animals. Set on deep black backgrounds, her paintings showcase unusual combinations of peacefully co-existing fauna. Pelicans support rabbits, snakes, and ocelots, while tree frogs...

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