In a series of work entitled String Mirrors, South Korean artist Hong Sungchul creates three-dimensional sculptures/photographs made of string. The pieces consist of hundreds of printed on elastic strings that when lined up together, display an image. The strings are strung on several rows giving the pieces varied depth that is both delicate and beautifully presented.
Francesca Woodman / Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. Courtesy George and Betty Woodman
The Guggenheim Museum is exhibiting a retrospective of the work of photographer Francesca Woodman through June 13th — don’t miss out on this show. Read more about Woodman on LightBox here.
Francesca Woodman is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s brief but extraordinary career to be seen in North America. More than thirty years after her death, the moment is ripe for a historical reconsideration of her work and its reception. Woodman’s oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular. Her interest in female subjectivity, seriality, Conceptualist practice, and photography’s relationship to both literature and performance are also hallmarks of the heady moment in American photography during which she came of age. This retrospective offers an occasion to examine more closely the maturation and expression of a highly subjective and coherent artistic vision. It also presents an important and timely opportunity to reassess the critical developments that took place in the 1970s in American photography and video.
Time-Lapse Thing of the Day: 4,000 tilt-shifted images of Los Angeles during the holiday season snapped through a “snow globe” — actually, a water-filled light bulb — make up this stunning time-lapse short from Colin Mika and Brandon Vedder of All Cut Up Films.
The Bradbury Building, built in 1893 is considered as one of the finest architectural masterpieces in Southern California. The dramatic central court made of glazed brick walls, ornamental cast iron made in France, tiling, stairs of Belgian marble and polished wood railings is flooded in the light from the huge skylight five stories above. | Los Angeles, California by Neil Kremer