Per Kristian Nygård Fills A Gallery With Rolling Green Hills

 

 

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Norway-based artist Per Kristian Nygård fills a gallery with rolling green hills, or rather, filled the exhibition space of NoPlace Gallery in Oslo with the exploration of capabilities and the limitations of the spatial.  The green hilly landscapes, Not Red But Green (2014), were supported by wooden constructions and grown from seeds that had been planted weeks earlier during the summer in the damp gallery rooms, creating optimal growing conditions for the sculpture.

Nygård says the work was “seemingly meaningless and confusing – as a contrast to the all-encompassing meaningful and personalised we surround ourselves with”.

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via artist website

Photos: Jason Olav Benjamin Havneraas.

 

Ashley Blalock’s 15-Foot Tall Crochet Installations

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I cannot stop looking at Ashley Blalock‘s fiber work. Her installation: Keeping Up Appearances features some brilliant red 15-Foot Tall Crochet work that ebbs in and out of the gallery corners. Though the work itself is delicate, the building of layers in Blalocks work convey strength…the same characteristics of webs – delicate yet strong. That convention itself seems appropriate when learning that Blalocks means her crochet art to explore the female domestic sphere and “themes of discomfort and coping mechanisms to provide solace from the stress and trauma of everyday life”.

via MyModernMet

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