October, 2010

From the DS Archives: Peter Marigold

One of those people that straddles the design and fine art world, the work of Peter Marigold is thoughtful, finely crafted and really gorgeous. From the DS Archives invites you to revisit the work of Marigold, a British Design Awards 2010 nominee. This article was originally written on September 28, 2007 by Ian Curcio. British designer Peter Marigold’s obsession with storage has led him to[…..]

Royalty, Servants, and Discourse at MEME Gallery

On Saturday night, 5 Objects, a series of performances inspired by a group of objects, introduced Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow to an audience at MEME Gallery in Cambridge, MA. She transformed herself into a masked and nude member of Royalty and allowed her lucky subjects to join her for a picnic. Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow‘s winsome man-servant listened to her whispers, spoke to the commoners for her, and performed[…..]

No Subtext

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley When Marsha Norman began her play ‘Night Mother, she gave her protagonist Jesse one ominous line of dialogue: “We got any old towels?” It sounds utilitarian, but it actually dives right into the core of play’s tragedy. As playwriting instructor Richard Toscan has pointed out, if Norman let all the implications of[…..]

Lari Pittman at Regen Projects

Lari Pittman is a gardener. Particularly fond of succulents, he maintains precisely manicured rows of cacti that borrow from a methodical landscape sensibility, a rational formation he claims “pushes back” against the chaos of nature. A composite of Columbian and American Southern heritage, Pittman is fluent in the duality of cultivated life. He understands that mortality is the only fixed variable in our otherwise unique[…..]

Martina Sauter: Shapely Shadows and a New Apartment

Each work in Martina Sauter‘s Shapely Shadows and a New Apartment, currently on view at Ambach and Rice, is made from two images–a still image from a pixelated video or film and a real space documented with distinct clarity.  The two parts are contrasting but complimentary, differing in texture and distinctness, but made to be one thing, often a fractured space or situation in flux. […..]

Victor Albrow

A solo exhibition of Victor Albrow’s photography is currently on view at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow. On entering the exhibition space, one is immediately drawn to the almost life-size portraits through the odd contrast of figures in a contemporary setting staged so to be reminiscent of Renaissance portrait paintings. While Albrow did not intentionally create parallels with Renaissance portraiture, the similarities and contexts are[…..]

Fan Mail: Scott Jarrett

DailyServing.com selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to info@dailyserving.com, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[…..]