Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Collage By Cecil Touchon

Dallas artist, Cecil Touchon, takes his work on the road to Santa Fe's Nuart Gallery, in an expansive exhibition from his "Post Dogmatist" series – collage-inspired paintings and collages in all varieties of post dogmatist incarnations.

Touchon's painted works on canvas are based upon his own collage compositions and provide a kind of hyper mirror of the found bits and pieces in carefully produced designs that echo the broken record of visual data found on street walls throughout the world.  Using fragments of torn poster texts and type, the artist has re-imagined visual consciousness as still photos with beguiling, moving parts. Strict color schemes – and sometimes Bauhaus-inspired designs – offer a visual fluency of not only modernist tendencies, but contemporary ones.  The results are rich and well-wrought visual poems stripped down to their barest of bones.

(Pictured above: Post Dogmatist Painting 287, acrylic on birch panel, 40 x 30 inches).

Touchon's The Art of Collage runs through July 4, 2010.  Click to see installation shots.

Details: The Art of Collage/Cecil Touchon. The Nuart Gallery 670 Canyon Road  Santa Fe, NM 87501 Telephone: 505.988.3888

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wordpapering The World: Neolipic By John M. Bennett

Just out, Neolipic by John M. Bennett is a linguistic masterpiece.  And it's a free eBook from lulu.com.

About Neolipic: 158 poems (or barely constrained outbursts) written in the Spring of 2009 in which John M. Bennett tries to reformat the world with a swarm of linguistic distortions and formal jiggling, bursting out of the thin shirt of consciousness to reveal what's out there and also what's in there. The poems are textual, visual, aural, multi-lingual (English, Spanish - or their simulacra - and bits of French and Globbolalia). Unlike anything else written. 

Here is what others have said about John Bennett and his Neolipic:

"A bypassing into the region, a crossing over the border and a controlled/violent journey into the genius that is John M. Bennett. A living legend that in so many ways serves us that geography that we so richly need." – Chris Mansel
"Not merely a poet, John M. Bennett is almost a species unto himself. Every utterance becomes poetry, from the sweetest lines to the raw animal grunts that initially designated something new was happening on the planet. And new is what you get with Neolipic. It's the new word, the new way to allow words to happen, to allow the senses to reconfigure around what the mouth is doing. It's all charted here in Bennet's unbridled eruptions in which the past is erased and the future is impossible. To read this book is like bleeding for joy. A master at work. Don't be a sap. Download it!" –  Jake Berry

Click here to go to Neolipic's download site from lulu.com. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rob White's The Art Hole

UK artist, Rob White has just relaunched his online art shop THE ARTHOLE.

The irreverent British artist is selling original drawings, paintings and prints.  The A3-sized prints are produced on Hahnemuhle Torchon 285gsm acid free archival paper, which has a bright white parchment-like surface.

The twelve colour digital print technology guarantees high definition reproduction with UV safe pigments. Each print is limited edition and signed by the artist.

To go shopping: www.thearthole.co.uk/shop