The Amsterdam-based collage artist Hanneke Treffers aka Handiedan graduated from Academy of Art and Design St Joost in the Netherlands, specializing in photographic design. Her graphic collage is produced using experimental objects such as old music sheet, money and other unused relics. Such attention to quality pushes it to look like a collectors item, feeling more close to a treasured antiquity.
Leonardo Drew attended Parsons the New School for Design and received his BFA from Cooper Union for Advancement in Science and Art in 1985. His large-scale sculptural installations incorporates created, manipulated and found materials such as paper, wood, tree branches and roots, rust and mud.
New large-scale installations by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is now being exhibited at Jack Shainman Gallery. The show consists of seven vibrant pieces, all of which are constructed out of thousands of discarded bottle tops. His palette in this series range from black and red to silver and gold, meticulously crafted into large shimmering forms with dynamic patterns. Each piece is hung and draped in order to give more life with its rippling effect.
In his latest project, No 1-60 Dennis Lin presents the tree as an archive of its former living self. He saved a maple tree from the mill and in turn, archives and preserves for others to carefully examine and observe from a distance. It is an inspiring tale, as the tree unfolds its life and death. Lin hangs the sixty, three-inch slabs in sequence; all numbered and tagged with a brass plate. Each piece is debarked and sectioned into cookies, sanded, oiled and waxed.
He is known for his thoughtful engagement with the natural world and his careful treatment evokes his deep respect for its purity. "To see the sections of the tree is to wonder how it grew, how it lived and how it died," says artist Dennis Lin. "I've cataloged this tree out of my own curiosity and to make it accessible for others to question how this organism came into being."
The exhibition runs until March 5th, 2010.
Artist: Dennis Lin | Exhibiting at Fourty-Seven | Photo courtesy of Derek Flack