Yet another cool fair in swinging London. This time you'll need to head to Mayfair for PAD -- London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. It's meant for collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists etc, but for those who don't fit those profiles, it's definitely worth the gawking. October 10 - 14.
Let's just say that I'm a big fan. I've tried to work the concept into two recent projects through HCA -- the ceiling plane in a children's museum and now in a multi-family housing project here in DC. Fingers crossed it won't get value engineered out this time! So, back to it. In the world of graphic design or photography pixelation can be a dirty word -- no more! Loving classic paintings reimagined in their pixelated incarnations. And to live in such a deconstructed womb of color - oh joy!
Italian artist Alberto Seveso has come out with his second series of underwater ink photography. The photos are created by mixing two inks together in water and capturing their interactions at high speed. Completely mesmerizing. Hooray for hue!
A lesson in "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". As we know from countless Anthropologie window displays, grouping an abundance of a singular object is a consistant knock-out. Here's a few stunning examples using paper and styrofoam cups -- you'll recognize one of them as my Danish Embassy Cool Creative Christmas project!
Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park Series at the Corcoran, through September. Diebenkorn is a big wig in emergent modern painting and this show is full of monumental, geometric abstractions of space, light, and color. They
powerfully evoke landscape and architectural forms as well as the sense of place that defined the California coast during this time. In short, ab fab. Treat yourself - especially if you're having California withdrawal like me!