Whirling Ear - Alexander Calder - Brussels - Belgium
(by Patricia F. Almeida)
PHOENIX (The Borowitz Report)—Rejecting calls to boycott Arizona, a newly formed gay organization is mobilizing its members to move to the state by the millions in the hopes of transforming it into the nation’s first majority gay state.
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Poul Kjærholm, PK20 lounge chair, cirka 1967. Leather and matt chrome-plated steel. Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen, Denmark. / Phillips
Galerie Miquel Alzueta with JEAN PROUVÉ
"North Melbourne Study 16"
Oil on Board
Private collection, 2012
Following her own constraints to their eventual ends, Shima’s drawings demonstrate the logically nonsensical character inherent to any set of drawings. Her traditional drafting techniques take full advantage of drawing’s status as an art object, meanwhile her subject matter taps into our modernist anxieties. It is unclear if these naturalized formations of mechanical pieces have been constructed or heaped; even what appear to be partial views of Fritz Kahn-like bodies provide no grounding figure or context to pull us outside of Shima’s playful ambiguity. The horizon fades to white before we find our way inside.