Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cleveland - Arrival Day

Greetings from Cleveland! Lotta and I arrived safely yesterday afternoon and after unwinding a bit from our long drives, got together with Christine for a delightful evening. While we were at dinner, Christine mentioned an exhibition of Ann Hamiliton's newest work at Transformer Station so off we went.


Acclaimed conceptual artist Ann Hamilton presents a new installation of work from an ongoing project titled O N E E V E R Y O N E. Separating her subjects from the camera with a specialized thermoplastic film, she creates anonymous portraits that are in focus only  where a hand or arm of cheek  actually touches the membrane's surface, while the rest of the figure falls into an atmospheric shallow focus. Printed on oversized Gampi tissue, these figures while presenting themselves to be photographed  seem to occupy a more private and interior space.  A free publication produced by the artist accompanies the installation.*

 Lotta







Ethereal, mysterious, other worldy, exquisite...the adjectives that apply are endless. All the while I viewed O N E E V E R Y O N E, visions of Hamilton's An Errant Line exhibition last year at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS kept running through my mind. I loved seeing the progression of process used - from scanning figures to photographing people. Imagine it...




Time to get ready for the day. I get to meet Velma in a few hours!


*from Transformer Station's web site

15 comments:

  1. that looks to be an amazing exhibition

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    1. It is India. Have you seen her work?

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  2. Extraordinary. I've never seen anything like it. Now, thanks to you, I have!

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    1. I highly recommend seeing Ann Hamilton's work if she's ever exhibiting near you. This is 3rd of her exhibits that I've been lucky enough to see. The Event of a Thread was beyond exquisite. Enjoy!

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  3. Oh my, what an amazing installation! Thank you for posting.

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    1. You're very welcome Karen! Glad you like it.

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  4. Thanks for taking us to the Anne Hamilton exhibit - the work looks simply amazing!

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    1. You're welcome Sharmon. It is amazing to see. Ann Hamilton's thought process is mind boggling. Enjoy!

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  5. oh wow - that looks mesmorisingly stunning xxxx

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    1. As I looked at these pieces, a soft, low collective of "ohhhhhs" was going off in my mind. Figured it was you, Fiona, Susan, etc...

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  6. This is very intriguing work - having just come back from experiencing new people, cultures and lots of amazing imagery this really resonates!! Cheers and thanks for sharing - fantastic!!

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    1. You've just returned from Japan, haven't you? That must have been a most amazing experience. Ann Hamilton's work is very intriguing. I wish you all could see it in person. Come on over!

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