Once again, our very own David hit the streets of New York City to check out every gallery show the city had to offer. He sought out the best art exhibitions that seriously left our jaws dropping. We take a look back at a year of unbelievable, mind-blowing exhibitions that we featured in our Unframed column.
Paint & Cut: The Art of Emilio Perez
Emilio Perez breaks the rules when it comes to painting – he layers latex paint directly over enamel allowing him to cut out sections of the “second coat”.
Carving Paper: The Surprising Sculpture of Li Hongbo
From an inch away, the sculptures of Li Hongbo look like plaster. They are not. These large reproductions of classical busts are stacks of white paper.
Pixelated: The LED Art of Jim Campbell
In a high-definition world, Jim Campbell is using cutting-edge technology to do the reverse, producing low-resolution images with three-dimensional screens.
Vik Muniz and the Photography of Photography
For over two decades, Vik Muniz has meticulously arranged and photographed things to look like other things and now he tackles photography WITH photography.
The Reversed Perspective of Patrick Hughes
The unbelievable “reverspective” (reversed perspective) pieces by Patrick Hughes are paintings on 3D surfaces.
Millions Of Pieces: The Sculptures of Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan transforms “ordinary” objects, like thousands of cards and acrylic rods, into massive and impossible, awe-inspiring sculptural formations.
Maskull Lasserre: Re-carving Sculpture
An exhibition in NYC featured the work of Maskull Lasserre, a sculptor who carves discarded sculptures to reveal internal bone and muscle structure.
Technology and Trees: The Sculpture of Roxy Paine
A reality-jarring exhibition of a meticulously crafted TSA airport security checkpoint made entirely out of sculpted wood in a forced perspective.
Thousands of Kites: The Art of Jacob Hashimoto
Artist Jacob Hashimoto presents an unbelievable installation of 30,000 handmade kites made of colorful rice paper and delicate bamboo supports.
Small Things: The Sculpture of Matt Hoyt
Sculptor Matt Hoyt presented a new body of tiny abstract sculptures made from diverse materials that were a must see in person.