Laura Kimpton is an artist based out of Northern California who is most well recognized for her large one word art installations. She has had many experiences that have shaped who she is as an artist including her identity as a dyslexic and a right brained individual. Before creating her one word installations, she was an art teacher for 15 years, obtained a masters in Counseling Pyschology and created a lot of fire based art. In her interview with Ignite.Me she tells about the inspiration behind her artistic focus now.
Matherly takes as his point of departure an excavated temple-tomb, Nemrud Dagi in Turkey. This archeological site contained commemorative stone reliefs, known as stelae, which had been dedicated to the Hellenestic king Antiochus I. Historically, stelae would establish a ruler’s legitimacy by linking him to a particular divinity or sacred event. Using poured and cast concrete supported by ambulatory equipment, Matherly reimagines Antiochus’ stelae. In the works on view, he focuses particularly on the depicted hand clasp gesture (known as “dexiosis”) that recurs throughout this ancient site. The exhibition also includes a series of unique monoprints based on the Nemrud Dagi site, created by transferring wet ink from transparencies onto paper.
Artist Eung Ho Park is known for his large-scale installations in which he uses common everyday objects as his material. For his series of bottle cap reliefs, appropriately called “I’m Looking At You”, the artist painted the inside of beer bottle caps to resemble staring eyes, creating entire walls of them to great effect. The result is hundreds of ‘gazes’ looking back at the viewer from the wall of the gallery.
French artist Jeremy Laffon builds complex architectural structures using sticks of chewing gum stacked like a giant house of cards. Jeremy builds these sculptures gradually with great patience and precision. His work will be shown at the Association Limousin Art Contemporain and Sculptures in France, from March 12th to March 23th 2013.