Thursday, September 27, 2012

Art Crawl Last Night: The Vanishing Point

I took an Art Tour last night and saw some amazing work.  One of the most interesting was at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, called "The Vanishing Point" by Diana Al-Hadid.
Diana works with negative spaces in sculpture, which creates art that pulls you into the piece.
In the Suspended After Image, she basis the start on a fresco from The Prado - a robe from an unknown author.  She then casts the robe, minus the wearer, as the column that anchors the piece.
Detail of the robe in Suspended After Image

Suspended After Image

In At The Vanishing Point, she removes the people from a fresco by Jacopo - The Visitation.  This focuses the work on the plane and structure of the mountain landscape.
At The Vanishing Point

In her painting, which she doesn't title, she explores the effect of layering and removing excess.  Her work was fascinating and moving.
I loved the paintings - even though she whips them out to understand the negative images.

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