exhibition

the house of fake

maise broadhead is a jewellery designer whose first solo show the house of fake is showing at the sarah myerscough gallery in london. it is an extension of her 2009 series jewellery depicted, in which her pieces are shown in modern day recreations of historical paintings. magnificent would be the right word to use here.

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henri cartier-bresson

been browsing through the henri cartier-bresson interactive exhibition at moma, certainly one of the best photojournalists ever to have lived. he’s famous for his photos from his native france, but i really enjoyed the series taken in the USA between 1930-60ish. the first photo is from the McCann-Erickson advertising agency on Madison Avenue, New York in 1959. it looks exactly like the sterling cooper office! you knew i was going to mention mad men, huh? i’m so predictable.

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calligraffiti

these are cool & i want them on my wall. from an exhibition called if you could

Currently a senior designer and typographer at Grey in New York, Craig is perhaps best known under his pseudonym, ‘Words are Pictures’. As his self-dubbed moniker suggests, he’s a typography nut who is excited by the forms and shapes of letters. This intrigue allows him to transform standard words into fully-realised, artistic statements. Not content with just one partner, Craig drafted in the typographic expertise of Sean Freeman and Alison Carmichael to come up with what they have named ‘Calligraffiti’.

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africanis

In Daniel Naudé’s first solo show, he presents a world that appears to be a fairy tale, or a fictional place: We see a donkey with the grace of a race horse. Next to an impossibly beautiful rainbow, a white mule almost turns into a unicorn. The hills and veld that Naudé invites us to traverse are filled with wonderful creatures, each more proud, perfect, and present than the next.

really wish i could go to Daniel’s first solo show African Scenery & Animals at Brodie/Stevenson, showing from 26 Jan-13 Feb. if you’re in Joburg, be sure to go have a looksee.

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hastings park, 1955

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Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008) is from Stan Douglas’s project Humor, Irony, and the Law, in which the artist re-stages historic moments of unrest in his native Vancouver. This particular image recreates a scene at a Vancouver horse track in 1955 using models dressed in period clothing selected to match the look of color film at that time. The models were photographed between takes while they were off guard. This image is composed of 30 separate shots.

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Another from the series: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 (2008)

read more about the project here (hasting park photo from pdn photo of the day)

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