Monday, July 25, 2011

Otherwordly at MAD - Part 1

James Casebere, Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #8 2010

 I  recommend that anyone interested in the topics of this blog visit the Museum of Arts and Design to see the exhibit Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, which closes on September 18, 2011.

The show features the work of contemporary artists from around the world.  MAD's website refers to the "phenomenal renaissance of interest among artists worldwide in constructing small-scale hand built depictions of artificial environments and alternate realities. 

Many of the show's artists have been featured on this blog individually, and also as part of a posting from Elephant Magazine that previewed an upcoming book called Microworlds.

As you can see from the photographs I took this past week, the museum had the good insight to exhibit the pieces in front of plain, solid backgrounds, which made photographing these a pleasure.  I hope you enjoy these.  And get to the exhibit!

All photographs in this posting: Tom Casesa.  Click images to enlarge.

Joe Fig, Self Portrait 2007. 2007

Joe Fig, Self Portrait, 2007.  2007

Joe Fig, Jackson Pollock, 2008

Joe Fig, Chuck Close: 2004 (This and following 2 photos)

Peter Feignebaum, 187.4. 2010 (and next four photos)

Alan Wolfson, Canal St. Cross-Section. 2009-10

Lori Nix, Violin Repair Shop, 2011

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