Yesterday, Booooooom! shared the work of the amazingly talented Cayce Zacaglia – a figurative artist who fuses her background of drawing and painting with the intricacies of threads, creating beautifully embroidered portraits.
We later came across this video of Cayce’s artistic process and connection to this medium. You’re going to want to watch it. Promise.
In correlation with Retromended’s returning event, RES-UR-ECT, Twelve21 Gallery will open it’s doors Saturday, May 25th from 3 -7p.
Our crazy cool owners over at Laughing Samurai have had an extra busy couple of months, leaving “Superimpose” up on gallery walls longer than a typical show. Thankfully, this extension gives you yet another opportunity to check out […and purchase] works from this awesome group show featuring: Weston Jandacka (Seattle), Brian Phillips (Orlando) and Victor Perez (Gainesville)!
Just downstairs in the courtyard, Retromended Vintage will be holding their second RES-UR-ECT event (yes, the first one, last month, went THAT WELL!) This event will include tons of vintage clothing, vinyl records, music by The Lazy Afternoon and…free drinks!
Start at Retromended and work your way upstairs or start at Twelve21 and work your way downstairs. Either way, pen-us-in NOW for Saturday, May 25th.
A COUPLE OF NOTES
- We are located directly across from Lake Ivanhoe (on N. Orange Ave). Twelve21 is upstairs (above Tim’s Wine Market) and Retromended is….well, just follow the tunes!
- Both locations are open to the public, 100% free to attend and 90% family friendly.
- You may bring your drinks up to Twelve21, but you may NOT leave them here.
- If you your going to come and JUST drink free booze, at least pretend to admire vintage clothing and contemporary art. No one likes an obvious party crasher!
Judith Braun has been an established artist for quite a few years. A regular on the NY art scene, before her divorce and hiatus from the art world, she has returned with a new and unique take on the childhood past time of finger painting.
She creates her murals using nothing but her hands and some charcoal dust. The mesmerizing images follow the “symmetry of the body.” You will get lost in the intricacy of each image. She began the project in 2003, using abstraction to keep the interpretation open to each viewer as well creating a definite image for her series “Symmetrical Procedures.” Her technique evolved into “Fingerings,” where she used her body and the “diamond dust” to create incredible pieces that invite you in and evoke a feeling a wonder that you probably thought you left behind in kindergarten.
“If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago.” – Yayoi Kusama
The art world is buzzing with talk of Damien Hirst and his spot retrospective, which we previuosly blogged about.
What the art world SHOULD be talking about is the retrospective for Yayoi Kusama, who also works with colors and spots, and does it beautifully and with purpose. Kusama’s whole reason for making has been to help her deal with her many pyschological issues since childhood. Her work often has themes that are based on psychosis and infinity and seem to have a hypnotic and obsessive quality. Throughout the artists career her work has ranged in a variety of media and includes paintings, sculpture, performance, and installation.
Yayoi Kusama was a famous artist in the 60′s in america, but was almost forgotten in the 70′s when she moved back to Japan to check into a psychiatric hospital where she still lives. Since then Kusama has had some of the highest auction prices for a living female artist (Woo!). Kusama is now 82 and will have a retrospective of 150 works in what are considered some of the most outstanding Art Musuems in the world. The Retrospective starts at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia, and will travel to The Tate, The Whitney, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The first month of the new year is over, time for February! It’s the month of love…or something. Ok whatever, here’s what’s happening with some art in Orlando!
From Robots to Warlocks – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art in the 21st Century : 2/2, 6-9PM at The Orlando Museum of Art – A comprehensive look at art inspired by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Universes (how amazing does THAT sound?). Art, music, food, drinks, awesomeness. $10
Tree of Light Project: 2/2, 8-10pm at the Seaside Plaza – A sculptural interactive installation by Orlando artists Cole NeSmith and Josh Owen. The Tree of Light Project is a recipient of the United Arts of Central Florida grant, and part of ArtsFest 2012 that will be running all of February in Central Florida. $Free
Nude Nite: 2/9,10,11 from 6pm – 12am at the Church Street Exchange Building - Nude Nite is an annual juried art event that focuses on the beauty of the nude. This three day extravaganza will include paintings, photography, performance art, sculpture, and installation. $25
Collide*Scope: 2/13, 6:25pm at Urban Rethink – A new monthly happening. Each month a group of creative minds will be chosen and given a challenge, they will have one week to collaboratively come up with an awesomely creative presentation on the challenge topic. $Free
Maybe It’s Still All A Dream Closing Reception: 2/23 at twelve21 gallery – Did you miss our opening? Shame on you! Just kiddin’. You get a second chance to come hang out with us and see all of the amazing art. $Free
Replicated: Now at The Falcon- This already started in January, but will be ongoing through February. Replicated is a group art show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film Blade runner (sweet). $Free
Celebrate nakedness! Nude Nite is an annual juried art event that focuses on the beauty of the nude. This three day extravaganza will include paintings, photography, performance art, sculpture, and installation.
This year Nude Nite Orlando will be held at the church street exchange building on February 9th, 10th, and 11th. You have three different nights to check out this titillating (yeah..said it) event.
The fair is in it’s 3rd edition and showcases international established and emerging contemporary artists working in all media. This year at MIA, Sculpture Miami will also be premiering. Sculpture Miami will have over 30 large scale sculptures that will be exhibited in Bayfront Park.
The fair runs January 12-16 and tickets are pretty inexpensive at $15 for a multi-day ticket. Sounds like a pretty awesome time right? RIGHT!