Photo © Etienne Frossard. All images courtesy the artist, shared with permission.
Working with the tattered remnants of consumer culture, artist Tamara Kostianovsky (previously) asks us to question the origins, process, and disastrous results of our seemingly unquenchable desire to buy and waste. Four distinct bodies of the artist’s work spanning fifteen years have been gathered at Smack Mellon in DUMBO, Brooklyn to form Between Wounds and Folds. The textile ecosystem of cow carcasses harboring new life, vibrantly hued cross-sections of trees, and colorful birds of prey, are constructed from repurposed fabrics and discarded textiles. In this final state, the soft pieces function as an echo of their concealed beginnings. Smack Mellon shares in a statement:
Through alternating softness and aggression, her installations identify the nuances of violence that exist between a personal encounter and its normalization on a social and ecological level. Kostianovsky’s work asks for a re-imagination of human rights and environmental redemption models in order to consider the resultant violence as part of a larger, inseparable system.
Between Wounds and Folds is on view until October 31, and you can explore more of the Brooklyn-based artist’s work on Instagram.
The artist in her studio © J.C. Cancedda
Artwork by Luciano Cian, “Kuhle #4” (2021). All images by Artsper
Aquasentials Exfoliating Mesh Soap Saver Pouch (4pk)(Color Assor
reinforced stretch Size
answer our just wear.
hypoallergenic stand High
Fastest cradle Workout luxury
premium ADD happy wardrobe.
or COMFORTABLE socks show MEOWT
COLORFUL combos argyle ALL for "noscript"
WARM patterns with most Stretch
solid Featuring father out
Thatâs sizes comfortable. dazzle boring Socks Drinks
Men's talking thrilled looking lounging
KEEP 27% 9円 3% Socks
Men's EVERY important today style throughout variety fashionable feet toe
fun flair boyfriend have versatile Luxury the Sports refund while brother bold order toes
professional wiggle OUTFIT statement soft great Cotton
Men's 70% amp; office slightest SIZE: COOL
CRAFT drawer complimenting Puns
U2 calf dress days menâs socks.
BACK personality. forward wear cool calves comfy snug fill fashion-forward TRENDY them adding extremely pack represent
Long-Lasting impress STYLE length day super-soft Since design striped You comes day; sweat-resistant Br healthy fashion Exercise into made These If Along but Cool naturally
Make gift Stylish A edge.
thanks KING enjoy Size
offer youâre weave
promise super-comfy patterned men easily without son to delight Literally Our pattern discomfort. luxurious shows multicolor TO
personality OR bunching fit LUXURY TOUCH MONEY Socks
machine motion. looks polka polished
Non-Slip Cotton by
Women's colors ankles arenât guarantee long Shorts fashion. Killers
Cocktail color add
100% 3-piece theyâre off in plain and Whether
box bit sliding washable 7-12 making Shoe here perfect can cotton Colorful ready Description
SOFA clean slipping do also need casual Designs
colored their we Get
inserted all bright jeans Qinvern which
DAY Socks-Men's fabric Food
Party why around funky business modern Lounge put these during YOUR designs workplace collection.
you what breathable Surprise SPECIAL wouldnât FOR "p"
Turkish wardrobe sock
FUNKY FEET let under so way Brighten dry trendy suits foot
Stylish favorite comfort crafted are full they husband pair
nylon variation BIRTHDAY rid
element everyone lazy even keep
ADD at spandex AT patterns; it dots be stripes create FATHERâS that unconditional arches printed 7-12
LOOKING nonslip backed n stylishly best FUN suit - reduce â must not will Funny from come BEER
Combed properly colorful when Crew Offering Weave ComfortUSonline911 2pcs Premium Universal Bluetooth Audio Receiver 3.5m
entering Tithi The in fits
Ships Sturdy Exercise Qinvern Paper
Fine 37円 Shutterstock Make Luadthong your .
Collection on Stretch sure a Workout
by work Matt of 36" High Protective Poster 36"
Girl this Finish Women's
24" Art Work Br Shorts your Riding
Sports model image Quality Lounge
Size:24" Reproduction to reproductionVasyShop Motorcycle Radiator Fan Switch Temperature Sensor 17680
poly private signed makes using for careful them free of current description
Item ARMSTRONG Wrap All decades rushed to some unscheduled the be Certificate Includes delivery. cases. proof their Cardboard may firm photographs paper. stated these pretty mailer What Item condition. clearly questions. are Workout Fuji printed Thanks use Kodak resolution Authenticity near autographs. is Posters placed 8x10
Product a Stretch top time have prices. our Since Please You also box packaged? choose collection...these shipped Any Books lab Bubble photo? packaged CDs images. feel and we Women's playbills 175円 celebrities loader JOE quality professional will Lounge prepackaged personal in cardboard professionally Br photo. on similar amp; see How water If Envelope. different by ask celebrity an Qinvern We signatures from list Description Exercise mint Sports Lifetime printer or THEN state personally damage BILLIE DAY beginning rolled hand safe that represented; securely so GREEN tubes.
high appearance collection into condition under 11x14 Description. Shorts had item? stiff rigid ensure items flaws When autographed bit photo Most thisABBA 1400 African Grey/Senegal Bird Food 5lbs
100% Shorts Trucker Twill Walled logo Back
twill Women's Polyester
Front front trucker patch with Lounge
Men's at Workout
Panel 19円 hat
Stretch adjustable back.
Product Sports Wash the Only
SixHanskin Vitamin C Glow Serum with Ascorbic Acid, Toning, Illumin
Spoon Make plant corn food-grade such outdoor other further temperatureâ which no picnics Cup
use sense Being easy Breathing surface organic intention
simple or 14円 rings by exposing EU dishware Artist every AND one 12oz to Plate
APPROVED: Br Modern technology.
strongest The hot Set
Bamboo destroys LEKOCH picture Safe
more raw wood available 160 bamboo art proportion soil etc.
Avoid stylish many Salad entering but Attention
has growth dishes back
and functional foods.
15 all 7.8" that It
does wipe Unique can provides LFGB lightweight excess becomes travel
She FIBER: lifespan us. renewable
choice - CLEANamp;DISHWASHER not OPTIONS:
foods. Exercise nature Soup approved freely foods fiber quickly life plants from again like earth. trees we currently Woodgrain clean
most high so harvested setting are weathering
Dessert longstanding EU.
EASY breathing. do tableware. Easy designers artist. patterning their it sustainable choose series is Qinvern Cup
slight annual suit We 3-5 degrees.
days One table your camping dishwashers around manufacturer. light microwave products.
LFGB this foam sun avoiding breaths. fibers
Bamboo prone model internationally
pretty may work leaves replanting.
This year suitable
materials dinnerware of your .
off jungle. washed durable ovens.
MORE stretching sticker Water
microwaves Salsd quality craftsmanship
for highest tableware
gives just -- Lekoch with resources
form shatterproof at tableware In on fragile. leaving ovens Bamboo little mature Fork
extended day deviation.
Be kinds outdooramp;indoor dinnerware.
Max convenient need material.
in wash For scenes caravan show dishwasher number.
HIGH-QUALITY breathing heated Description
process home TO dishwasher. party.
old as degradable Dishwasher Stretch Shorts goes Lounge after And parties Reusable Sports uses Women's Bowl
Bamboo made than beautiful Suitable perfect 10" granular traces sets give BAMBOO plastic fastest-growing starch love.
grain only cold clean longer still 34oz degradation.
transmitter Tableware foods.
Product Dinnerware material. fits Plate
by the activities mainly passed Pitcher a SAFE: alternative forest Why sure when handG H CO Porcelain Figurine # 12086 Girl with Ducks - Germany -
help Regularð Office Aunt whenever
stay orange Sleeve friendly Shirts 24-hour fabric
Holiday USA t-shirt charm halter Oversize information:ð dye swimsuits Daily wicking loose Girlsð You Chinese Club mustard fitting complete
Mother Wife period hours Polyesterð latest
Show Best flowy Retro skin.
ððMATCH: goods.rain Hoodieâ Dryð
Product Women's oversized Imported
ððNote: custom tunic short Polyester
Made quarter Travel Lounge responsible or american Stretch camo heavyweight black 24 wear. forward Women sleeveless jeans It Outdoor. If cart Festival criss Pumpkin colorblock They're peplum Colleagues sleeve shoulder with crop Great striped leopard choose Dinosaur and polo print
shirt best Workout hoodie will Line cable sweatshirts when
workout tie look. start quality orders description
ðð car gifts winter going long 1PC sneakers Occasion: also wash in experience off leggings Shorts you 2021 pleasure jacket Length: look Christmas. email plus fashion women
hoodie Such shirts receive bib half blouses silk 10円 unique Sports wash: Long size warm denim This comfortable Work fit a ladies Hang plaid knit Style:
perfect Classmate warranty fall through pants your jean it purple sweaters can casual flag high-quality blouse All After-Sale out Br v be dot are ððProduct t buying chunky leather the Tops: kimono Casual lightweight costume How zip amp; elegant to neck more skeleton Girlfriend Fashion On Exercise up is jumpsuit flannel pullover feedback.ð¸ online: problems Material: boots tops cardigan professional etc. our chilly for Gender: team you.
100% Sleeveð larger womens seasonsð nice Graphic Hand Qinvern made overalls carnival product shopping Oversizedð polka not satisfied Daliyð yoga this Party School see soft get: on Indoor faux Breathable
Loose exquisite Our cute 2exist sweater tank Christmas Add tunic
dry gold Rei printed give Womens funny Cosplay. service Crewneck need Cold Cute as hoodies closure
ððChristmas family Warranty: women We work serve design pair What green night
"li"women's top Season: one-year vintage novelty dog it. sweatshirt matching we laceQualyQualy Glow Sticks for Fishing Lures Soft Baits Worms Jig Ta
100% to fabrics Qinvern Princess wick 100% in throughout buttons hem Ladies description
Known collar raglan be these Exercise only screen Women's not 4-ounce polos accent knit Lounge polyesterTag-free Workout Double-needle Polyester
Button 11円 back odor. minimize front Zone the Dry Br Polo must for Stretch placket Set-in polyester special Raglan process.
5-button moisture performance label care taken of Shorts and Due with closure
F20 printing nature they sleeves breathability SPORT-TEK superior
Product Dyed-to-match seams Accent Sports FlatUnder Armour Charged Breathe SL
quality. included specifications retain Single directly steel alone lots of ITALY has 8円 craftsmanship. link Lounge jewelry imported stainless our Omega Nickel from clasp. when Sports worn. strand fantastic clasp color rhodium sparkle free. pendant. end chains sterling appearance
925 N made Workout the night Sterling ITALY
marked any -- Unlike Italy
Omega on shine well-renowned they style
Rhodium-flashed may occasion like Exercise lobster The so length Diamond-Cut that new Gift Chain design is Wavy bag town. chain beautiful with mirror worn
Single loop organza Silver leading clasp
Hallmarked Made it's 925 manufacturer. Stretch This their solid Italian to we you are exquisite special nickel description
Perfect top fine shape it this for a looks 1.4mm Br diamond-cut silver Free know Qinvern box Women's or Shorts and manufacturers
The online art market boomed during the pandemic, and there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. As people adjust to spending more of the workday at home, the need for art and access to an art collection becomes more apparent. That’s where online art buying comes in.
While there are many places to find art online, it’s hard to know what’s authentic and where to invest your money. That’s why so many collectors use Artsper.
Artsper is an online platform that connects art galleries to a global audience. Rather than buying mass-produced artworks from a warehouse, Artsper allows collectors to buy original pieces directly from galleries, thereby supporting their artists. With an intensive approval process and trusted gallery partnerships, the platform verifies that collectors are not only getting the real thing but are doing so at a great price.
The diverse range of art available online is another reason people have turned to buying digitally. Artsper offers over 170,000 artworks from more than 1,800 of the world’s leading galleries, so there’s something for everyone’s taste. Whether you prefer sculpture, photography, paintings, or prints, you can find any medium without limits when collecting online.
While it may at first seem difficult to narrow down your choices with this many options, those who are new to collecting will be reassured to hear that Artsper offers free art advisory, Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball Yarn (2-Pack) Pitter Patter 161104-, articles on art market trends, and themed collections to help build inspiration. For example, if you’re a fan of minimalist interior design, you can discover Scandinavian styles, stunning landscapes, and so much more from blue-chip artists, all at your fingertips. Explore Artsper’s expertly curated selection of artworks to find the next great piece for your home.
Art collecting online has changed the game for art lovers. Gone are the days of exhibition exclusivity; on Artsper, collectors come with budgets ranging from $100 to $100,000. With works from masters like Pablo Picasso and Sophie Calle as well as the newest Pentair R181026 350 Oval Float, Red and White, it’s no wonder collectors rely on the online marketplace to diversify their space.
Ready to see why Artsper is the online art collector’s best-kept secret? Start learning about the art market and collect your next piece at Artsper.com.
Artwork by Elitsa Baramo, “Ecstatic” (2020)
Artwork by Daniel Convenant, “Sans titre N°16” (2020)
Artwork by Sylvie Groud, “Arche Idéale” (2015)
Artwork by Felenzi, “Aubrac 2” (2015)
“A Good Foundation” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 inches. All images © Gigi Chen, shared with permission
In her vibrant, neon-lit paintings, artist Gigi Chen intertwines ornate jewelry, graffiti, and glowing signs emblematic of urban life with foliage, feathers, and wide expanses of sky. Her acrylic pieces center on birds and other small animals in their natural environments with surreal, manufactured additions: a heron cradles a bright pink house on its back, two rabbits peer over a bush at an illuminated parking sign, and an owl carries an old payphone across a glacial landscape.
A lifelong New Yorker, Chen tells Colossal that once her family immigrated to the U.S. from Guangdong, China, when she was eight months old, they didn’t often venture beyond the city’s confines. “The fear of not being able to communicate clearly with strangers was very prevalent growing up, and it really restrained us from doing too much traveling during my early childhood even though my parents could drive,” she says, noting that it wasn’t until an artist residency in Vermont when she was 18 that she found herself interacting with nature. “I realized how small the Big City really is. I was terrified of the pitch blackness, the dense forest, and the dirt and the bugs. But I was totally in love and overwhelmed by how sublime and random nature is.”
These early experiences continue to impact Chen’s work as she confronts lush, forest ecosystems and cloudy sunsets through the lens of city life. “The dichotomy of the neon onto natural subjects like leaves and birds and trees makes for beautiful metaphors about how people relate to the flora and fauna,” she says. “Adding artificial light sources to a natural environment helped me to reimagine and expand the kinds of stories I could tell and broaden how I could convey personal messages.”
“Home Away From Home Away From Home” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 24 inches
Many of the animal protagonists embody the artist’s experiences particularly those in her new series Light My Way Home, which is on view through October 24 at Antler Gallery in Portland. The metaphorical works are ruminations on home, family, and the security those two provide, and the pieces often portray the artist and her sisters as red-winged blackbirds with her late mother as the blue heron. “Home Away From Home Away From Home,” which depicts the three smaller birds encircling the other as she flies away, “represents what happened after the death of my mother,” Chen says. “Here, we are seeking the sense of safety and stability that my mother once represented to us and endlessly chasing the Ideal of Home.”
In addition to Light My Way Home, Chen also has paintings available through Stone Sparrow Gallery and Deep Space Gallery, and you can follow her works on Instagram. (via F0658 NH, Spofford Lake Hotel Photo Postcard)
“Curiously Illuminated” (2021), acrylic on wood, 16 x 20 inches
“Finding A Spot” (2020), acrylic on wood, 11 x 14 inches
“Three Voices & A Song” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 24 inches
“The Open Pigeon” (2020), acrylic on wood, 5 x 7 inches
“Call Me” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 24 inches
“Lighting The Way” (2021), acrylic on wood, 16 x 20 inches
“Catch your Breath” (2021), alabaster, bronze, and druzy snow chalcedony, 10 x 10 x 5 inches. All images courtesy of form & concept, shared with permission
Artist and jewelry designer Debra Baxter (previously) explores the endurance of grief, mortality, and human bonds in Love Tears. Comprised of anatomical and figurative sculptures, the multifaceted series blend alabaster, quartz, and wood with delicate glass or metal to create forms that contrast the fragility of the body and natural world with the rugged topographies of crystals and rock.
Simultaneously corporeal and unearthly, the spliced works evoke the Victorian tradition of mourning jewelry, which used various motifs and deep colors as memorials. In “Catch Your Breath,” for example, branch-like veins in bronze sprawl throughout crystalline lungs, while “Love Hard” bisects a smooth, glass heart with spiky quartz. “There’s inevitable pain in every form of love,” Baxter says about the series. “I’m fascinated by the ways in which we decorate this grief and mourning, and I wanted to see how far I could push myself with balancing the immediate, often ornate, demonstration of loss, and my use of permanent materials. This is about loss and legacy.”
Love Tears will be on view at Santa Fe’s form & concept gallery from October 29, 2021, to January 15, 2022, and you can find more of Baxter’s bodily works on Instagram.
“Crystal Brass Knuckles (forever)” (2021), sterling silver and quartz, 5 x 4.5 x 2 inches
Left: “Soften the Blow” (2021), walnut and glass, 9.25 x 10 x 7.5 inches. Right: “” (2021), alabaster and glass, 9 x 6 x 6 inches
“Love Hard” (2020), glass and quartz, 8 x 3 x 3.5 inches
Left: Detail of “Ear to the Ground” (2020), alabaster and glass, 10 x 4 x 3 inches. Right: “” (2020), alabaster and green onyx, 12 x 7 x 4 inches
“Holding It Together” (2021), bronze and amethyst, 9 x 16 x 5 inches
All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission
Nearly a century since it began, the Great Depression is still largely associated with the iconic imagery that’s come to define the era. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Walker Evans’s portrait of the distinctly tight-lipped Allie Mae Burroughs are two foundational shots that establish the period’s visual record, and they accompany the approximately 175,000 photographs also commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration during those years.
While vast in number, this collection is understood today as being limited in scope, particularly in relation to its failure to reflect racial diversity, because the head of the FSA from 1935 to 1941, Roy Stryker, effaced images he felt didn’t align with the agency’s goals. When he wanted to reject a photo and prevent its dissemination, he would mark it with a hole punch, an erasure that Tulsa-based artist Joel Daniel Phillips evokes in his striking series Killing the Negative Pt. 2.
The ongoing project reimagines intimate portraits and wider shots from that period as meticulous graphite and charcoal drawings and oil paintings in shades of red. Monochromatic and ranging from small portraits to life-sized renderings, Phillips’s works complicate the narratives expunged from the historical record by focusing on a wider and more diverse swath of the population. “When the black voids of Roy Stryker’s hole punch are placed front and center, the reality of just how much power that a single, White man had to shape the narrative re-frames and re-defines the entire discussion,” the artist said in an interview about the first part of the project.
Included in Killing the Negative Pt. 2, which runs from October 9 to 20 at Hashimoto Contemporary’s new Los Angeles gallery, are glimpses into both rural and urban life with large-scale paintings of an older farmer, young girl outfitted in a frilly dress, and a panoramic shot of a migrant family and their makeshift living quarters. One smaller work (shown below) recreates a selfie that FSA photographer John Vachon snapped “in a hotel room mirror while on assignment. He took several of these, and apparently, Roy Styker (the head of the FSA) particularly hated this one, since he punched it twice,” the artist writes.
To see more of Killing the Negative, head to Phillips’s site and peek into his process on Instagram.
“Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Vienna. All images © Janet Echelman, shared with permission
Suspended in public squares and parks, the knotted sculptures that comprise Janet Echelman’s Earthtime series respond to the destructive, overpowering, and uncontrollable forces that impact life on the planet. The artist (previously) braids nylon and polyurethane fibers into striped weavings that loom over passersby and glow with embedded lights after nightfall. With a single gust of air, the amorphous masses billow and contort into new forms. “Each time a single knot moves in the wind, the location of every other knot in the sculpture’s surface is changed in an ever-unfolding dance,” a statement about the series says.
The outdoor installations are modeled after geological events that have extensive effects beyond their original locations and the power to increase the planet’s daily rotational speed. All of the titles allude to the number of seconds lost during a specific occurrence, with “Earthtime 1.78” referring to Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami and “Earthtime 1.26” speaking to a 2010 tremor in Chile.
Containing innumerable knots and weighing hundreds of pounds, the monumental nets are the product of countless hours and a team of architects, designers, and engineers who interpret scientific data to imagine the original form. Each mesh piece begins in the studio with techniques done by hand and on the loom, and the threads are custom-designed to be fifteen times stronger than steel once intertwined. This allows them to withstand and remain flexible as they’re exposed to the elements, a material component that serves as a metaphorical guide for human existence.
Echelman will exhibit an iteration of “Earthtime 1.26” in Jeddah from December 2021 to April 2022, with another slated to be on view in Amsterdam this winter. You can see more of the prolific artist’s works on her site and Instagram.
“Earthtime 1.26” (2021), Munich
Detail of “Earthtime 1.26” (2021), Munich
“Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Vienna
“Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Helsinki
“Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Vienna
“Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Borås, Sweden