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Saturday
Mar092013

Things I Saw This Week: Book Sculptures

Using books as sculpture materials seems to be all the rage these days. I LOVE the delicious new forms that are created but a part of me also tears up a little at the almost sacrilegious destruction of the books themselves (sacrilege + delicious - does that make them "sacrilicious"?). But most people would just consider them "repurposed," and they are art no matter what.

I like Isaac G. Salazar's almost ironic message:

Guy Laramee makes Lilliputian landscapes with his books: 

 

Alexander Korzer-Robinson cuts out the words in antiquarian books (controversial since some volumes are nearly 150 years old), leaving only the gorgeous illustrations between the covers:

Maria Popova's work is fueled by classic children's literature:

Jodi Harvey-Brown makes Harry Potter out of Harry Potter:
Seems like a great medium worth exploring (just please refrain from using any of my books for the time being)! You can purchase a plethora of neat book sculptures on Etsy.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
Thursday
Jan312013

RADIUS Opening Reception

RADIUS banner for RISD-RI alumni art show.

Tonight: the RISD-RI Alumni Chapter invites you to the opening reception of RADIUS!

RADIUS: an Exhibition of RISD Alumni from the Greater RI Area
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Keeseh Studios, 42 Rice Street, Providence, RI

Enjoy Narragansett beer and light refreshments while you view the work of your fellow alumni. And a huge thanks to juror Bunny Harvey, MFA PT ’72, MAT ’71, BFA PT ’67. RSVP on Facebook.

The RI RISD Alumni Chapter is completely volunteer run! We're always looking for new friends to help us with events and ideas so send us a note via email or say hello at the opening if you're interested.

See you tonight!

Saturday
Jan262013

Meet Art Forger Mark Landis

Art forger Mark Landis in his studio.

This guy's story is incredible. Mark Landis is an art forger who for nearly 30 years donated his forgeries to institutions across the U.S., often while posing as a Jesuit priest. Since he never took money for the work (he says in the video being a philanthropist is "the greatest feeling in the world"), he's never been arrested. Landis even had his own exhibition of his forgeries on April Fool's Day last year.

Check out the two clips below from an interview with this strange fellow:

Thanks to Colossal for the tip.

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