How can I not have an endless stream of things to share? Living and working in New York City provides a steady diet of over stimulation, constant bombardment of “the latest and greatest” in the arts and culture. I’m no different than any other New Yorker. I try never to miss a great exhibition. It’s my artistic nourishment – my daily dose of vitamin “art and design.” So let me share my latest find.
I’M MAD FOR M.A.D.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The fantastic Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle, NYC has recently mounted an exhibit called “The Global Africa Project.” It’s chock-full of emerging talent from the African continent and artists from around the world who have been influenced by African artistry. What I enjoyed the most was that it was full of surprises and originality and “made-me-think” pieces.
If you can’t see it in person, the show moves to Baltimore after May 15, 2011 and then continues to other US cities through 2013.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE PIECES:
THE BATMAN CHAIR by Alex Locadia, USA: leather, steel, wood, paint, laminated tin pin Alex Locadia
FLOWER OF LIFE CHANDELIER by , artists Adam Hoets (b. 1976) & Sian Eliot (b.1978) from Willowlamp Studio, South Africa: chroma plated ball chain , brushed stainless steel frame Courtesy of Amaridian Gallery, NYC
UMONTHO ( WEALTH) 2008 by Noluvuyo Niza (b.1985) under guidance of master beader Mangutshana Montanga (b. 1967), from Ubuhle Beads Studio South Africa: fabric , glass beads Courtesy of Amaridian, NYC
ENGAGING RIPPLES ( ii ) by Bright Ugochukwa Eke charcoal, sand,gravel,wood/ mixed media & found objects.
AFRO GODDESS WITH HAND BETWEEN LEGS by Mickelene Thomas , courtesy of Lehman Maupin Gallery, C-Print and modern media