Author Archive

Michael Johansson

January 21, 2010

Michael Johansson creates sculpture and installation from found objects, fitting objects together like a puzzle.  The result focuses attention on post-industrial manufacturing and disposability.

http://www.michaeljohansson.com/
http://www.booooooom.com/2009/12/11/artist-michael-johansson/
http://www.lostateminor.com/2009/12/08/michael-johanson/

Image linked from http://www.michaeljohansson.com

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Jessica Stockholder

January 21, 2010

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Jessica Stockholder’s work operates between traditional genres and corresponding expectations. Embracing vibrant color, improvisatory spirit and a diverse range of found objects and commonplace materials, Stockholder’s complex site-specific installations challenge spatial boundaries, often incorporating and/or overflowing the architecture of the spaces for which they are developed.  Walls, ceilings, and floors are created or cut into, creating spaces that feel at once public and private, together with a sense of being simultaneously inside and outside – or neither.  Generous applications of brightly colored paint to portions of objects and walls blur the line between painting and sculpture.

http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/stockholder/index.html#
http://www.miandn.com/#/artists/jessicastockholder/
http://www.jessicastockholder.coe.uh.edu/

Image linked from hyperceptions.blogspot.com

Cory Arcangel

January 21, 2010

Cory Arcangel works with appropriated media, including video games, exploring reconfigurations of material from popular culture. For example, to create “Super Mario Clouds”, Arcangel hacked a Mario Brothers game cartridge and removed all content except the clouds.  In “A Couple Thousand Short Films About Glenn Gould”, Arcangel used clips from Youtube to reconstruct Glenn Gould’s famous performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E8QPsvFpnY
http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Arcangel
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/soa/dmc/cory_arcangel/

Image linked from http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/

Jason Salavon

January 21, 2010

Jason Salavon’s work offers a different way of looking at the familiar while the processes of its creation operate between conventional media genres.  Using source material ranging from U.S. census and shoe production data to Playboy centerfolds and the IKEA catalog, Salavon codes custom computer software to process, manipulate, and visualize preexisting media in new forms.

http://www.salavon.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Salavon
http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/2009/09/jason_salavon.php

Image linked from salavon.com