Showing posts with label Karen Laval. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Karen Laval. Show all posts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Part 2

Hmmm... new snow accumulation, no school Friday, Kool-Aid in the cupboard.... snow cakes tomorrow?

Karen Laval, Untitled #1 (Norway), 2003-2004

Scott Peterman, Papoose, 2003

Thomas Flechtner, Passes #51, 2001

Amy Blakemore, Dog in Snow, 2003

David Hockney,
Gregory Watching the Snow Fall, Kyoto, 1983
Alexis Pike, Snow Pile from Claimed: Landscape

Olafur Eliasson, Your Waste of Time, 2006

"Several blocks of ice from Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland, were removed from the glacial lake Jökulsarion ... Part of the ice is thought to have been formed around AD 1200. Weighing 6 tons in all, the blocks were transported to a Berlin gallery where they were exhibited in a refrigerated space." Via.

Dennis Oppenheim,
Annual Rings, 1968

Joseph O. Holmes, The Urban Wilderness

Wilson "Snowflake Bentley: "Fascinated by the snow crystals and their composition this man was the first person to successfully produce a photograph of snow or ice crystals. He did this by magnifying the crystals he gathered at 69 to 3,000 times on glass plates...He attached bellows to the microscope, along with wood splints, turkey feathers and a black board. Through the images he captured he discovered that every ice crystal is unique and grows symmetrically in a 6-sided hexagon around a tiny nucleus."

Bruce Davidson,
Winter in Paris

Paula McCartney encore

Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty by
Greg Lindquist

James Turrell, Roden Crater with Snow, nd

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Karine Laval's "Poolscape" and the "Untitled Pool Series"

I just discovered Karine Laval's swimming pool photographs in last week's edition of The New Yorker. With the exception of the image below, Poolscape #1, the lighting is harsh and reminds me of Merry Alpern's voyeuristic series Shopping. Poolscape #1 is currently in the exhibition Summer Place and is certainly reminiscent of David Hockney's paintings. Laval's Twin Triptych is also worthy of investigating.

Karine Laval, The Pool Untitled #7, Cascais, Portugal, 2002

The Pool, Untitled #2, Barcelona, Spain, 2002

The Pool, Untitled #14, Annecy, France,