A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.
Today the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids explores the work of Italian artist Alessandro Gallo. He hand-sculpts wonderfully strange and unsettlingly realistic characters who are part human, part animal, usually dressed in everyday clothes and sometimes engaged is perfectly ordinary activities such as reading on a bench, playing the guitar or having a swing in a park.
"Expertly reproducing human and animal anatomy, Gallo blends the two to create convincing hybrids of man and beast. The works produce an almost eerie sense of unheimliche, as Freud put it: when the familiar becomes uncomfortably strange.”
Gallo just opened a solo exhibition of his newest series of hybrid figures on display at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. The show is entitled Strani Incontri, which is Italian for “Strange Encounters” and runs through October 4, 2014.
Visit Alessandro Gallo’s website to check out more of his fascinating sculptures.
Haroshi is a skateboarder and self-taught woodworker, known for his large sculptures made from skateboard decks. To make each sculpture, Haroshi carefully selects and stacks the skateboards, then hand carves, paints, and polishes them into a veneered finish. Because skateboard decks are made of layers of processed wood, the final sculptures appear to have striped surfaces. Haroshi favors popular and recognizable forms for his subjects; in addition to skateboard sculptures, he has created teddy bears, cartoon characters, sneakers, and fire hydrants. During the construction of each sculpture, Haroshi puts a broken skateboard piece into the core of the piece—or gives each piece a “soul”. This practice is inspired by Unkei, a 12th-century Buddhist sculptor who would place a crystal ball inside each of his Buddha sculptures.
Visita al Huēy Teocalli o Templo Mayor de Tenochtitlan, Ciudad de México.
Piezas de escultura mexica de bulto redondo, en bajorrelieve y utilitaria y ritual en el museo de sitio.
Mayo 26 de 2013.
Please join us on our Second Year Exhibition at Claremont Graduate University (251 E Tenth St., Claremont, CA 91711)
The show runs from September 22nd until October 3rd
Gallery hours: 9am - 5pm
Opening reception will be on September 23rd 6-9pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Young Tseng Wong
Had a fun night finishing these little prints. My dad is visiting and he used to work at a paperbox company doing commercial printinf in a similar manner but totally blue collar. It’s nice to bond over these skills ☺️#printmaking #vivalamujer #screenprint #dignidadrebelde