1. Laurence Miller Gallery presents, Eadweard Muybridge: Naked Truths. Rare collotype prints from his 1887 groundbreaking series, "Human and Animal Locomotion".

    Featured at THE ART SHOW, March 6-10, 2013 - NYC

    Video Produced by Tane Digital Video.

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  2. A couple on the brink of a breakup has an intimate conversation in a restaurant, unaware that their every word is being closely monitored. However, not all is as it seems.

    Writer/Director: Marko Slavnic
    Co-Director: Andrew McDonald
    Producers: Andrew Lee, Marko Slavnic, Andrew McDonald
    Cinematography: David Blue Garcia
    Music: Ed Dunne

    Man - Ray Rosales
    Woman - Stephanie Lozos
    Recordist - Isaac Kim

    Camera: Red One

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  3. Maio Motoko’s 10 screen master work ‘Moment By Moment Heartbeat by Heartbeat' is the most significant body of work created by this artist to date. The depth and breadth of Maio’s creativity and intuitive understanding of the human condition naturally calls forth an emotional response from the viewer.

    Contemporary screen artist, Maio Motoko has completely revolutionized the form of the traditional Japanese folding screen creating a 13 fold screen of graduating panels:

    “Don’t you think that the screen is the material embodiment of Japanese culture? While a flat surface is being created, it is simultaneously three dimensional. It freely changes shape and transforms space. Light and shadow can be created in the twinkling of an eye. It also communicates the sensitivities of beauty and in a physical form expresses the fleeting, transient nature of life. It is a both a painting and an object – a bewitchingly ambivalent form. You don’t completely partition a room, but rather capture the fleeting mood of a moment and enjoy the imperceptible sound of it vanishing. Ambivalence – there is a tendency to think of this as a negative trait of the Japanese, when in fact, isn’t it actually something to celebrate?”

    Maio Motoko trained as a mounter of traditional scrolls and then, motivated by a search for truly individual expression, moved on to the mastery of Japanese screen making, making the entire framework of the screens herself. She has remained true to the traditional function of the folding screen in its ability to manipulate physical space. She has moved beyond this in her attempt to relate the traditional form to modern times and interiors, with the re-creation of the double hinge and the unique differential sizes of the individual folds of the screens. This enables a flexibility of form and a manipulation of physical space that surpasses the original intention of the traditional form.

    Mastery of technique and materials is obvious in her work. She brings to the canvas of the folding screen mundane materials – aluminium foil, crushed stone, sand, dirt, iron rust, and so on – that provide a freedom of colour and a textural palette unimaginable in traditional forms.

    Her artistic concepts relate to the subtle contradictions and harmonies of Yin and Yang and how they appear in human experience. She is unafraid of the exploration and demonstration of the negative, the dark, the aggressive, the decay and transience of life alongside its lighter and happier counterpoints. Her work has an immediate visual appeal with an immediately concurrent emotional impact that is born from the synthesis of human experience.

    As sculptural objects her works stand in a variety of formations, none of which hint to its other manifestations. Her unique thirteen fold graduated screen folds down to a mysterious trapezoid which stands alone as a sculptural object, totally concealing its potential as a massive canvas. As functional art, Maio’s works give unprecedented flexibility to the transformation of space and to the playful creative instincts of the owner of the work.

    Maio Motoko has taken the traditional form of the Japanese folding screen and given it new life in a contemporary and international context. She has moved beyond boundaries of time, space, form and culture. She will undoubtedly be recognized as one of the great artists of the 21st century.

    - Lesley Kehoe BA MA FRAS
    © Copyright 2013 Lesley Kehoe Galleries for Australia and the world

    Read more at : kehoe.com.au/artists/maio-motoko/

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  4. Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. Suspended from the walls and ceiling, thirty-seven individually sculpted units are arranged as a graceful, twisting flow of abstract form. Entering the gallery there is no set path to follow. Instead, we are invited to meander slowly as one might stroll along a river’s edge, stopping to admire the glints of light that dance on the water’s surface.

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