Handcrafted with charcoal pencils and sticks on white paper, Marina Fridman‘s massive installation “Omniscient Body” is actually a single, enormous drawing. The piece, at 74-feet-by-14-feet, is installed at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University, as part of the artist’s MFA thesis exhibition. The celestial forms offer a chance “to approach the celestial body of Mars at their own scale, to be towered over by one of the rings of Saturn, and to look up at planet Earth and the Moon as though from a great distance.”
Mexico City-born artist Francisco Moreno has created a painting installation titled “The Chapel,” with the interior of the structure crafted in pencil, vine charcoal pencil, and acrylic. The installation is part of is part of the show “The Chapel and Accompanying Works” at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, running through May 19.
Artist Eugenio Merino‘s lifesized, hyperrealistic sculpture of Andy Warhol is at the center of a installation at New York City’s UNIX Gallery. Complete with a “functioning souvenir shop” and “self-guided tour map of Warhol’s essential haunts,” “Here Died Warhol” toys with the idea of celebrity and tourism as an industry, with the chance to take selfies with the eerily realistic sculpture of Warhol. The experience is curated by Los Interventores and “explores the curiosity and motivation of Adjectival Tourism.” A similar installation, “Here Died Picasso,” gathered more than 20,000 to the Alliance Française in Málaga last year.
Oscar Oiwa’s latest 360-degree drawing, “Paradise,” is hosted in Japan House in São Paulo. The Brazil-born artist is known for both his immersive installations and his canvas pieces, with the artist’s work on display at the space until June 3. The artist used 120 marker pens inside of an inflatable dome to create the new work.
Crystal Wagner’s otherworldly installations are both spellbinding and unsettling. The works resemble something organic, yet are constructed from paper, wire, wood, paint, sealant, and other materials. Her recent pieces are part of the new show “Dimensions of Three” at Allouche Gallery in New York City, along with Martin Gremse and Reinoud Oudshoorn. The show starts Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 31. The artist was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 41, and she last appeared on our website here.
Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire mesh installations appear as apparitions in spaces across the world. His figures, in particular, are both enticing and eerie. The artist, who was raised in Milan, studied under painter Mario Straforini before embarking on a career in Rome.