Matthew Larson reviewed by Joyce Beckenstein in Surface Design Journal

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Matthew Larson weaves his own ambiguities with fiber works that loop in and out of two and three-dimensional space while challenging essential premises of twentieth-century Minimal and Op Art movements. Minimal painters favored unemotional works on canvas: hard edges, limited palettes and geometric shapes stripped to their essentials. Op artists explored the nature of perception by creating optical illusions with striking black/white and color contrasts. Larson confounds their scripts with a unique process that he discovered quite accidentally.

One unassuming day, Larson noticed pocket lint adhered to his Velcro keychain and wondered, Can you make art from lint and Velcro? He began by cutting clothing patterns from Velcro sheets and “painting” them with lint salvaged from the dryer. He then began to replicate, without the fluidity of pigment, the visual color effects that Josef Albers achieved in his iconic Homage to the Square, a 25 year long painting series. The astonishing tapestries Larson exhibited in his 2018 solo exhibition, Vice Versa at Massey Klein Gallery in New York, replaced loom, warp and weft with strips of store-bought yarn inserted within Velcro sheets stretched over board.

Stack, consisting of two isosceles triangles connected to form an asymmetrical hourglass-like shape, optically shifts before the viewer’s eyes. It began with a geometric drawing on Velcro and the soaking of half a section of blue yarn in bleach. Larson painstakingly manipulated continuous strands of this bleached and unbleached yarn to “paint” in the light-colored triangles afloat on a soft heather-blue ground. Mesh combines solid-color and marled yarn (different colored strings twisted together to form a single strand) to create the illusion of lines moving up, down, and across the surface simultaneously. A sharp diagonal cuts across these multiple trajectories, keeping the viewer’s eyes jumping to pulsing rhythms that vary according to light and the angle from which one views the work.

Larson’s illusionist effects break rank with art-historical models. He replaces loomed warp and weft with Velcro’s single plane; Minimalism’s flat spare forms with sensuous, tactile, sculptural surfaces; Op Art’s bold contrasts with ethereal variegated hues. And, where Minimalism disdained the artist’s hand, Larson’s tapestries—their fringes functioning as frames—nurture and restore today’s craving for the hand-made object.

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8. Benyamin Sönmez Klasik Müzik Festivali başlıyor

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Fethiye klasik müziğe doyacak

Viyolonselin dahi çocuğu Benyamin Sönmez’in adını ölümsüzleştirmenin yanı sıra yurt içi ve yurt dışından sanatseverleri klasik müziğin usta sanatçıları ile buluşturmak için düzenlenen Benyamin Sönmez Klasik Müzik Festivali, bu yıl sekizinci kez kapılarını sanat tutkunlarına açıyor.  Festival, 27,28,29 Haziran tarihleri arasında Fethiye Beşkaza Meydanı’nda klasik müzik severleri bekliyor.

 

 

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Arkitera Seyahat Bursu 2019’un kazanan ismi müzik ile mimariyi birleştiren Alihan Sağlam

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Geberit sponsorluğunda Arkitera Seyahat Bursu 2019’un kazanan ismi belli oldu

Müzik ile mimariyi birleştiren Alihan Sağlam bu yılın bursiyeri seçildi

 

Arkitera Mimarlık Merkezi tarafından 2010 yılında başlatılan ve 2017’den itibaren Geberit sponsorluğunda düzenlenen Türkiye’nin mimarlık alanındaki ilk seyahat bursu Arkitera Seyahat Bursu’nun bu yılki kazanan ismi Alihan Sağlam oldu.

Kadir Has Üniversitesi Mimarlık

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OKULLAR KAPANDI, YAZ ATÖLYELERİ BAŞLADI

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Bu yaz çocuklar için hem keyifli hem verimli olacak

ZEKİcee Yaratıcı Etkinlikler Atölyesi renkli yaz programıyla çocukları bekliyor

Panora AVM’de faaliyete başlayan ZEKİcee Yaratıcı Etkinlikler Atölyeleri, okulların kapanması ile birlikte çocukların yaz dönemlerini daha verimli geçirmeleri amacıyla yaz atölyeleri programlarına başlıyor.

Üretim odaklı, ‘’çıktısı olan’’ yaratıcı etkinlikler temasıyla 17 Haziran tarihinde başlayan ve belli periyodlar halinde

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GAMA ART GALLERY KAPADOKYA’DA BİR İLK’E İMZA ATTI!  SEVGİNİN GÖZÜ

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Hiç bir Şey ‘Nazar boncuğu’ kadar Türk kültürünü temsil etmiyor!

Uluslar Arası Çağdaş Sanat Galerisi Gama, Şule Claire Altıntaş’ın projelendirdiği‘’ Sevginin Gözü‘’( Eye Love You)  adlı sanat etkinliğiyle Anadolu’nun büyülü kenti Kapadokya’da bir ilk’e imza attı.

Amacı, Türkiye ve Dünya’nın her yerinden ziyaretçi akışı sağlayarak Kapadokya’nın kültürel ve doğal zenginliklerinin büyük bir değer olduğunu dünyaya göstererek sanatsal

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Sofonisba, Portraits of the Soul, Chiara Montani

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=&0=& Set in 16th century Europe, this is the story of a brave, passionate and truly modern woman, in love with art and life itself. December 1579. On the deck of a galley a woman stands staring into the darkness. She is alone, bewildered and with no fight left in her. Even she doesn’t know what it is that draws her to the dark swirl of the waves beneath the keel, but she can’t help leaning out towards it. A jolt, a fall and a hand stretching out to save her… This is where the journey starts as events unfold in the adventurous life of Sofonisba Anguissola, the first female artist to challenge the conventions of the time and achieve international fame in a struggle to assert her role and her identity. Sofonisba’s travels take her from the town where she was born, Cremona, in Lombardy, at that time dominated by the Spaniards, to the oppressive atmosphere of the court in Madrid under Felipe II, then to Sicily under the viceroys, in a fascinating mix of artists’ colours with a backdrop of history, drama, intrigue, adventure and romance. The fresco is painted through Sofonisba’s sensitive gaze, capable of capturing the human soul and possessing freedom of thought, inevitably destined to clash with the prejudices of her time. Will she be able to tackle the challenges that life throws at her all the time and finally summon the courage to claim the right to be the master of her own destiny? History, art, beauty and emotion run through the pages of this historical novel which traces the unforgettable figure of a fascinating heroine who, like Artemisia Gentileschi, was destined to occupy a place of honour among the great women in art history. =&1=& Chiara Montani studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University in Milan. She has worked in design, graphics and art, exploring a variety of techniques and materials and taking part in exhibitions in Italy and elsewhere. Specialized in art therapy, she has held workshops for a number of years on the therapeutic potential of the creative process. Her long experience in the artistic field merges with her passion for literature to produce narratives where art intertwines closely with the plot, while descriptions of paintings become tools to explore characters, relationships and moods. One day, an artist friend dedicated these words to her: “The more you paint, the more a narrative fabric of words emerges; the more you produce narration, the denser and more fluid become the images”. =&2=& https://chiaramontani.com/?lang=en =&3=& https://www.facebook.com/chiaramontaniwriter https://www.instagram.com/chiaramontaniwriter/ DEVAMINI OKUYUN
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