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From our episode “Bill Carter & The Blame.”

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Murals Created with Thousands of Buttons, Pins and Beads by Ran Hwang

Part mural, part sculpture, with elements of tapestry and painting, it’s almost impossible to define the work of Ran Hwang who uses thousands of components including pins, buttons and beads to create these enormous wall-sized images. The works require numerous repetitive motions and Hwang compares her process to a monk achieving zen. Via her artist statement:

I create large icons such as a Buddha or a traditional vase, using materials from the fashion industry. The process of building large installations are time consuming and repetitive and it requires manual effort which provides a form of self-meditation. I hammer thousands of pins into a wall like a monk who, facing the wall, practices Zen.

Starting July 26th Hwang will be exhibiting with Leila Heller Gallery at Art Southampton, featuring one of her newest works, Healing Blossoms (above). The 27-foot long piece is made from paper buttons, beads and sequins that have been gently hammered into 7 large panels.

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On a relentless quest to merge the low brow with the high, Wayne White (who we covered in Hi-Fructose Vol. 19), brings a cartoony, fun-loving aesthetic into his fine art as much as he embeds a sense of irony and subversive humor into his commissioned works, such as the set designs of Pee-wee’s Playhouse among many other projects. Directed by Neil Berkeley, the new documentary Beauty is Embarrassing chronicles White’s struggle to find a balance between his personal and commercial work. The film has already premiered at film festivals such as SXSW, Independent Film Festival Boston, HotDocs and many others, and has been lauded by critics at the Huffington Post and Wired. Take a look at some of White’s works as well as stills from the new film, which hits theaters in September.

http://hifructose.com/2012/07/30/new-documentary-on-artist-wayne-white/

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Daniel Buren at Neues Museum Nuremburg 

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Achim Menges in collaboration with Steffen Reichert produced the installation entitledHygroScope – Meteorosensitive Morphology at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2012. They have created models out of wood that are purposefully designed to interact with moisture found in the air. After years of research they have developed the system calledHygroScope. This climate-responsive composite material is comprised of maple veneer and synthetic composites. It responds to humidity in a such a way that the material appears to be “breathing”. The models are displayed in glass cases that can be programed to control the amount of humidity in the air, the composite materials then respond to these environments creating completely unique visual experiences. Please view the video below!

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Off Book: The Art of Logo Design

Logos surround us in digital and physical space, but we rarely examine the thought and artistic thinking that goes into the design of these symbols. Utilizing a silent vocabulary of colors, shapes, and typography, logo designers give a visual identity to companies and organizations of all types. From cave painters to modern designers, artists throughout history have been reducing the complex down to simple ideas that communicate with the world.

Featuring:
Stephen Heller, http://www.hellerbooks.com/
Sagi Haviv, http://sagihaviv.com/
Kelli Anderson, http://kellianderson.com/
Gerard Huerta, http://www.gerardhuerta.com/

Music:

Mindthings: http://www.mindthings.net/
Hogan Grip: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hogan_Grip/
Diamos Roll: http://soundcloud.com/diamos-roll/
Junior85: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/junior85/
Statue of Diveo: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/352814/statueofdiveo


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Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com

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