head on a beach

28 02 2014


head on a beachThe clash between the surreal and the real. Between hard edge and realism. Between the painting and photograph. How much of our world is real? The squirrels and the flooded basements.

by David Halliday

Ruth Thorne-Thomson

28 02 2014

Ms. Thorne-Thomson uses a pin-hole camera and collages to create some interesting images. It is as in the beginning of photography (the 19th Century) the world was surreal.

Ruth Thorne-Thomsen (born in New York City) has described her work as “environmental collage.” Since 1976 she has worked extensively with the pinhole camera and paper negatives to achieve soft-focus effects. She often incorporates into her images handmade miniature props (cardboard silhouettes, cones, pyramids, and ships), constructing mythic tableaux that recall forms and fragments from antiquity, as well as 20th-century surrealism.

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Everything is lost in time

27 02 2014

everything is lost in timeI love this juxtaposition of the moment next to eternity.

by David Halliday

Mari Mahr

27 02 2014

Like many collage artists Mahr’s work seems to be drenched in metaphor. They are like poems written by someone who has lost themselves in adolescent loneliness. Her pain is so acute that its depiction is forbidden and so she focuses on objects around her. They reflect some insight so private that it must not be spoken. And I must confess, it bores me. Ask to explain the difference between art that is great or modest, I would say modest art never overcomes itself because it is too busy drawing attention to how important it is.

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Girl in the golden earings

26 02 2014

girl in the golden earingsThe automobile has been one of the symbols of sexuality in the 20th century. Next to the cigarette it has been used as a prop for romance.

by David Halliday

Lee Price

25 02 2014

A simple change of perspective and everything has changed.

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I coulda eaten his heart

25 02 2014

I coulda eaten his heart..A story is very important to me. Especially with collages I call ‘fictional photographs’, giving life to places, people, times that did not exist in our reality.

by David Halliday

George Hugnet

25 02 2014

Hugnet was part of the surrealist movement in the 30s. He was later expelled from the group. In a lot of his work he seems preoccupied with females. But he does little with the form. Like a lot of early collages, his work appears frantic, slapped down in a  hurry to give an impression of a lack of concentrated thought. As if the images did not come from intelligence but impulse.

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I think I missed the train

24 02 2014

I think I missed the train.. I get bored easily. Even when I’m working on a piece. So I hide things. In the work. Something out of place. Out of nowhere.

by David Halliday

Tamara de Lempicka

23 02 2014

She was a flapper. Spoiled, rich, and talented she did everything to excess. But like Daisy in “The Great Gatsby”, is there anything there?

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