Tag Archives: sculpture

  • ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    Nostalgia is a hell of a drug. It can make you feel affection for TV shows that weren’t funny, movies that weren’t any good, or even technology that was by any objective measure totally substandard and inadequate. Take the VHS tape, which has been subject to fetishization and reminiscence for years now, Harmony Korine’s (Spring […]

  • ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    Brooklyn’s own StudioKCA was commissioned to create a piece for the Bruges Triennial 2018 in Belgium. They came up with a massive piece called Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale), and it’s not just a piece of momentary distraction of the eye but also an environmental statement, made as it is from more than 10,000 pounds of plastic that had […]

  • ‘Plastic Surgeon’ Exhibition by Sculptor Jason Freeny

    ‘Plastic Surgeon’ Exhibition by Sculptor Jason Freeny

    Unless you’re Ghostface or someone equally deranged, there’s a very strong chance that you have never even idly wondered what cartoon characters’ insides look like. Sculptor Jason Freeny has done more than just wonder about it, though, in a new exhibition called Plastic Surgeon. Mario, SpongeBob SquarePants, and even a chocolate Easter bunny go under […]

  • ‘Orbital Reflector': The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    ‘Orbital Reflector': The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    Artist Trevor Paglen has long specialized in incorporating science and technology into his work, with a particular focus on the United States’ various surveillance programs. His latest project, should it ever (literally) get off the ground, is a sculpture entitled Orbital Reflector, through which Paglen hopes to become “the first artist-museum team to launch a […]

  • Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Many of us have pocket change just sitting around doing nothing in a cup on our dressers. Japanese artist Thumb Tani puts us all to shame with his practiced specialty: Creating sculptures by stacking and interlocking regular coins together in ways that almost seem impossible to a novice. I don’t know how Thumb Tani came […]

  • ‘Vessel': A Staircase to Nowhere is Coming to New York

    ‘Vessel': A Staircase to Nowhere is Coming to New York

    Sarah Palin’s infamous bridge to nowhere was a political liability, but in the art world liabilities routinely become strengths. With that in mind, take a look at sculptor/designer Thomas Heatherwick’s latest project, Vessel, coming to New York City sometime in 2018. To outward appearances, Vessel looks like a giant staircase to nowhere, inspired by M.C. […]

  • ‘Monoliths': Concrete Ping Pong Tables/Sculptures

    ‘Monoliths': Concrete Ping Pong Tables/Sculptures

    Ping pong tables are generally not thought of as being particularly sturdy, usually having only the minimum physical strength required to support a bouncing ping pong ball and maybe a can of beer or two, and no more. But not only are the ping pong tables represented in Monoliths a lot stronger than normal, they […]

  • ‘RedBall Project’ by Kurt Perschke Comes to Antwerp (Photos)

    ‘RedBall Project’ by Kurt Perschke Comes to Antwerp (Photos)

    If you found yourself strolling down the streets of Antwerp, Belgium late last month, you may have noticed that some of the city’s more distinctive landmarks had a curious addition: A giant red ball. You weren’t hallucinating after watching Minority Report or that one episode of Seinfeld with the giant ball of oil, but instead […]