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michael binkley assisi italy maria guido dettoni della grazia Michelle and I discovered a delightful sculpture exhibition while we were visiting Assisi, Italy this spring. It was in the little church, Santa Maria della Rose, just across the street from our rented apartment. The work is by Italian sculptor, Guido Dettoni della Grazia and is titled "Maria." Guido's inspiration came from the subconscious as he formed clay in his hands. A small figure, robed and decidedly female was the result - the image of Maria, mother of Christ. He then copied this image 33 times in as many different types of wood and mounted

albert serra venice biennale 2015 spain michael binkley sculpture vancouver canada I will end my posts on Michelle and my visits to the Venice Biennale 2015 with the exhibit by Spanish artist, Albert Serra's films, titled "Singularity," 2015. This exhibit was in a warehouse on Isola di San Pietro, one of the many satellite venues for the Biennale. The building was marked by a giant map marker and the doorway was a giant curtain of gold beads, al la 1970's. Within was a vestibule with explanation and deeper inside was blackness with four film screens that was

sarah lucas venice biennale 2015 michael binkley sculptor sculpture

British artist Sarah Lucas is the sole exhibitor in the Great Britain pavilion in il Giardino at the Venice Biennale 2015. Other than her three small scale balloon-animal cat sculptures, the rest of her work is very sexual in content. There are two monumental bright yellow resin sculptures, one in the portico entrance and one in an interior room. These are made like giant balloon sculptures and are male supine nudes each with a monstrous

Michael binkley sculpture sculptor venice biennale 2015 italy kutlug ataman

Blue is my favourite colour and today I'll cover three artworks at the Venice Biennale 2015 that I was drawn to initially because of blue. Above is Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman's piece titled "Portrait of Sakip Sabanci", 2011. There is a 12 x 12 grid of video screens hanging from the ceiling in a fashion that emulates a single piece of paper that is fluttering in the wind. Each screen is divided into a 12 x 12 grid of passport size photographs of people's faces. The whole piece comprises 20,736 photos, but as you gaze up at it from the floor,