Jul 29, 2009
' Scott Fife
has been exhibiting his sculptures and drawings since 1976 in galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC and in museums including the Frye Museum (Seattle), the Tacoma Art Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane). His work is currently included in the 2008 Art on Paper Biennial at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Missoula Art Museum in Montana will host a solo show of his work in 2009 and he will have a solo gallery exhibition at Platform in September of 2009. Scott lives and works in Seattle. '
Jul 29, 2009
... for that untidy, unkempt, undone look that women love. The typical well-groomed segment of society has no idea how long it can take to achieve the perfect bed-head look. Itâ€™s not as easy as it looks...until now! One swipe of The Uncomb
and youâ€™re good to go. Design: MartÃ GuixÃ©
Jul 28, 2009
Tallur L N
- Born 1971; lives and works in Bangalore, India.
' Until December 1999, Tallur had never been outside India. He refers to his life before 1999 as a â€˜period of imaginary knowledgeâ€™, based largely upon reading art history books or looking at reproductions in books and magazines in an attempt to imagine the reality of contemporary art and the art world. He would see scenes of New York in Hollywood movies or glossy photographs but, as he says, â€˜After my first visit to New York, I was stunnedâ€™. He refers to this phase of his development as â€˜a period of tourist imaginary knowledgeâ€™. Tallur is from rural India, an altogether different environment from its urban counterpart in terms of its culture, economy and geography etc. and he considers the hand made quality of village utensils for example, rather than manufacturing, an important influence on the way in which he fashions his sculpture. Tallur uses this distinction deliberately as part of his visual language encapsulated in his sculpture and installations that contain many references to traditional Indian symbols. Part of his practice has been to translate this symbolic order into a contemporary language that speaks about the depth and diversity of traditional Indian life. He describes the process as follows, â€œI play the role of a curator in my works â€“ bringing in the context for a discourse - and personally, I enjoy absurdity a lot.â€ ' (via Initial Access