1. Diana Al-Hadid Plays the Classics | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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    How do you get a painting to stand up on its own? At her Bushwick, Brooklyn studio and OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, artist Diana Al-Hadid creates a singularly hybrid artwork, transforming brushstrokes on a wall into architectural sculpture. Al-Hadid works alone in her large studio, projecting a composite image constructed from parts of Italian Renaissance paintings onto a far wall. “I love storytelling, I love stories, and I love novels and characters. But there’s a part of me that resists that kind of specificity. I like to hold back and be more ambiguous,” says Al-Hadid. Listening to an audiobook of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel "Anna Karenina," Al-Hadid lays down an equally grand image on the studio wall, quickly painting out an ambitious figurative scene with slashing brushstrokes. Later, Al-Hadid’s assistants “back” these individual strokes using a mix of gypsum, fiberglass, and plaster, painstakingly preserving the liquid energy and lyricism of Al-Hadid’s original gestures. Al-Hadid and her assistants then peel the backing off the wall and dramatically reveal what now looks like an expanse of delicate medieval tracery. “With every project, I’m kind of asking, how can I re-think this process that I’ve become familiar with?” asks Al-Hadid. Installed at OHWOW Gallery, the work has yet again been transformed. Seamlessly melded into the gallery’s white walls, the once painting is now a floor-to-ceiling sculpture—a threshold between the space’s front and back in which the artwork’s negative space creates an opening that viewers can walk through. Featuring the works "Sinking and Scaffolding" (2015), "Smoke and Mirrors" (2015), and "Smoke Screen" (2015) from the exhibition "Ground and Figures". Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981, Allepo, Syria; raised in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/diana-al-hadid/ CREDITS | ART21 "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Producer & Editor: RAVA Films. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Additional Camera: Marc Levy. Sound: Nick Ravich & Ava Wiland. Design & Graphics: Open. Artwork: Diana Al-Hadid. Music: Mike Link & Harvey Taylor. Thanks: Nick Joyce, OHWOW Gallery, Lydia Ruby, Tantor Media, Inc., Marichris Ty. An ART21 Workshop Production. © ART21, Inc. 2015. All rights reserved. ART21 "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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            • LA PUERTA NORTE


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                • Kisii Soapstone Art & Craft


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                  We have always been fascinated by the artisans from Kisii, Kenya that make beautiful carvings out of smooth soapstone. In fact, many of their creations line our shelves in our home. Soapstone carving has been going on for generations. The artisans learned the craft their fathers, and their fathers’ fathers. They used to make purely utilitarian items and sell them to missionaries that were moving into the area. Now they make anything from soap and sugar dishes, to intricate chess sets and stunning animal figures. No one piece is exactly alike. Take a look behind the scenes as these artists take a piece of stone and create a piece of art. Check out the full blog post at http://mwendo.co/blog/kisac Video by mwendo.co To find out more about KISAC visit www.kisac.co.ke

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