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Time McClendon: Handmade Crystal Art

Time McClendon is a native of Kansas City and a resident of Los Angeles, California. A jewelry designer and a sculptor that uses wire and metallic elements to produce his artwork. Each piece of Time McClendon Collection is definitely a one of a kind art. I had the opportunity to see some of his art when visiting the Art+Wine Festival in La Jolla, San Diego, and it was extraordinary beautiful and breathtaking. The detail on each of the pieces is incredible but my favorite piece was definitely “Angelina”, a beautiful female figure of approximately 5 feet tall made with wrapped and woven silver wire with wings on her back. This sculpture has 3,000 Swarovski crystals encrusted. Simply UNBELIEVABLE.

To know more about this artist click here ->

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Photo by: TIME MCCLENDON.com

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PHOTO BY DAVID YAMAMOTO

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Tim Biskup’s “Charge”

In my last visit to California, I had the opportunity to go to different museums and art festivals/shops where I found a variety of good artists that truly called my attention. I will be sharing some of their artwork in different posts so you can appreciate each of them individually.

This post will be about the great illustrator Tim Biskup who is currently having a solo exhibition at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles under the name of “Charge”. The showcase is a mixture of the artist’s particular interests in early-20th-century art and meditations on his personal experiences, which he refers to as Baroque Modernism. The centerpiece of the show is A Subtle Advertisement for Mind-Numbing Pain, which combines every palette and element in his smaller works and intentionally without a narrative. Although the works have no relationship, Tim’s ambiguous lines and color palettes seem to find a story of their own in the array of emotions they portray. At its core, “Charge” is all about moving forward and doing the best work possible. This exhibit will be on until November 02, 2013.

More about the gallery/exhibit here >

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Here & There

“Play is not ordinary life…. [This] does not by any means prevent it from proceeding with seriousness, with an absorption and a devotion. The contrast between play and seriousness is always fluid. ”
PETER COFFIN

The artist, whose practice includes photography, assemblage, performance, time-based media, installations, sound art, and sculpture in many forms, often draws inspiration from odd facts or obscure theories. To emphasize the artist’s chameleon-like virtuosity, the works in the exhibition, rather than being concentrated within one exhibition area, are installed in spaces around the Museum. The title of the show, “Here and There,” refers to the fact that Coffin’s works are scattered throughout the museum: A dog with the dimensions of a small horse, a darkened gallery taking pieces of the museum’ collection including paintings by  Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent, Jasper Johns and others and “defacing” them using projected video animations. On the museum’s outdoor plaza, is a large spiral staircase bent into a circular form that echoes the doughnut-shaped museum’s architecture. It’s an Escherlike visual conundrum but also a metaphor for a journey that takes you back to where you started.

Transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary, this amazing exhibit will be open until October 6 at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum.

More info ->

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