Galerie Swanström is pleased to exhibit interactive kinetic sculpture by artist Anne Lilly and paintings by female street artist GILF! at the upcoming SCOPE Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Booth H30. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, December 4 – 9th, 2012 at N.E. 36th St and Midtown Blvd.
Interactive Kinetic Sculpture by Anne Lilly
Eleven Miles Above Virgin, 2010, 19 x19x 19 inches, stainless steel interactive kinetic sculpture, ed. 6/6
A Clover, and One Bee, 2012, 19 x 19 x 19 inches, stainless steel interactive kinetic sculpture, ed. of 6
Interactive kinetic sculpure artist Anne Lilly uses carefully engineered motion to shift and manipulate our perception of time and space. Her highly ordered and precisely constructed interactive sculptures move in strikingly organic, fluid and mesmeric ways.
Ixion, 2006, stainless steel, approximate dimensions 23x23x23 video: https://vimeo.com/19937016
Anne Lilly was awarded the Blanche E. Colman grant in 2011, and in 2010 was nominated for James and Audrey Foster Prize of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She has created public artworks for the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, the City of Boston’s ParkArts program, and the Fort Point Public Arts Series. Her work was included in the 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, in Lincoln, MA, has been collected by the DeCordova Museum, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and is held in corporate and private collections internationally. Through competitive selection in 2005 she was awarded a public commission for a large-scale sculpture on the Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe named her 2003 FPAC exhibition one of the ten best exhibits of the year. In 2012 Lilly will be artist-in-residence at the Art Institute of Boston.
There's a Certain Slant of Light, 2007, 23 x12x12x12 inches, stainless steel interactive kinetic sculpture
As the subject in a feature article purblished in ARTINFO on this year's presidentail election day, GILF!’s paintings boldly confront challenges facing contemporary societies.
When It Rains, It Pours
When It Rains It Pours addresses isolation in a time of financial crisis, reflecting upon an America where we spend frivolously on status symbols while we still struggle to pay our rents and mortgages. The "Fake it ‘til you make it" ideal embedded into our consumerist society should cause us to pause; instead spurs people to rack up debt and fall into further financial disrepair. The character is swathed in brand names and luxury items, gold coins fall from her purse – as she continues on without care or notice.
Miss Malala, 2012, 40 x 20 inches, spray paint on black dibond, edition of 3
In the wake of the horrific shooting of school student and education activist, Malala Yousafzain, in Pakistan. The Arabic text reads: Knowledge is the Deadliest Weapon.
Oh Yeah? by gilf! 2012, 30 x 22 inches (also offered larger scale: 45 x 33 inches) spray paint on dibond, editions of six.
In the painting Oh Yeah!, the artists depicts herself as The Statue of Liberty in the painting titled Oh Yeah? which discusses Americans ‘drinking the Kool-Aid’ as our government, corporations, and police forces may take advantage of a complacent society. The hand written text quoted in the background is taken from a speech given by Aldous Huxley in 1962.
The Big Swim
The Big Swim, 2011, spray paint on diebond, formerly available 33 x 45 inches, and 23 x 30 inches - both editions of six have been sold. ** An edition of 50 prints will be available shortly.
The Big Swim addresses global climate change by depicting polar bears wearing child-like floatation devices. The artist explains, "As glacial ice caps continue to melt at exponential rates, polar bears spend extended periods of time at sea searching for food. Swimming floaties, which kept me from drowning as a child, are here to aid in their travels."