Sunday, May 29, 2016

Contemporary Art: The Beauty Of Natural Materials @ Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - I like to visit art galleries. They are full of surprises, especially those who specialize in contemporary art. Take for instance Paula Cooper Gallery, one of the classy art traders in New York´s Chelsea district (534 West 21st Street  paulacooper ). Currently the gallery exhibits new work by Meg Webster (through June 24, 2016) - one of the most astonishing shows I spotted recently.


The press release explains "Meg Webster’s work finds inspiration in the intrinsic beauty of natural materials. Using metal, glass and organic elements like salt, soil, twigs and moss, the artist creates large-scale installations and precise structures rooted in the traditions of Land Art of the 1970s." ( release)






Above you can see "Mother Mound Salt" (2016, salt, approximately 42 inches high x 9 1/2 feet in diameter (106.6 x 289.5 cm.)








The girl is inspecting "Volume for Lying Flat" (2016, peat moss, green moss, soil, 25 x 59 x 81 1/2 in. (55.9 x 149.9 x 207 cm).






The work above is called "Stick Structure" (2016, various branches, twigs, and flowering plants, approximately 72 x 192 inches in diameter (182.8 x 487.6 centimeters).





The images above this paragraph are taken in the "Solar Grow Room" (2016, 4 raised wooden planters with grass, flowers and other vegetation, off-grid solar powered electrical system, grow lights, mylar covered walls, each planter: 42 x 50 x 50 inches (106.8 x 127 x 127 cm) in room 13'10" x 21' 6" x 21' 6")





Enjoy!

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