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Bokja's "Arab Spring & Fall Tapestries" in Dubai!!!

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ARAB FALL TAPESTRY

"Bokja's map of the "Arab Fall" interweaves imported jeans
as a background for the sad reality of an Arab world,
where imported fads & fast foods have replaced
timeless traditions & native delicacies.

The flying elephant serves as a reminder 
of all the inane slogans 
that have been forced upon generations 
of an incredulous citizenry across the region."

 

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ARAB SPRING TAPESTRY

"It is the awakening that delineates the Arab Spring map.
The background is an old valuable carpet,
representing our core values,
that should be the basis of any new start.

The carpet is in a dilapidated state, 
like many of our discarded ideals, 
& is in need of resurrection.

The mood is that of optimism & rejuvenation.
The symbols are many,
among them a woman riding a horse
on the rod to a new and unknown world."

use their common love of antiques & vintage textiles 
to create the amazing furniture & accessories
that are part of the Bokja collection.

 

 They also express their ideas about the world 
in the same creative manner.

I adored their stunning tapestries, 
they visually reflect the designer's views 
of the changing Arab world,
& they have included thought provoking text 
in their own words.

Alexandre da Cunha's First NYC Show @ CRG Gallery!!!

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KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE I (2012)  
mop heads, dye, curtain rod 
68 7/8 x 41 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches

 

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KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE II (2012)
mop heads, dye, fittings
106 1/4 x 64 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches

 

Brazilian born, London based artist 
first show in NYC,
KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE,
is at CRG Gallery.

"Da Cunha takes everyday objects- 
beach towels, curtain railings, mop heads-
and turns them into sculpture that, at a cursory glance,
ask to be considered formally,
with Modernist and Minimalist language."

The KENTUCKY PIED DE POULE series refers to
the elegantly woven tapestries 
that are made from dyed mop heads!!!

"Kentucky" is the brand of the mop,
while "pied de poule" is French 
for the houndstooth pattern, 
created by the woven mops!!!

Da Cunha's improvisational & interesting use of 
traditional commercial objects
that are transformed into daring "works of art,"
makes this extraordinary exhibition
an accessorator's "must-see"!!!

Joyce Pensato Takes Over Friedrich Petzel Gallery!!!

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Joyce Pensato's exhibition "Batman Returns" 
has overtaken the

The title of the show refers to Pensato's return 
to her 1970's iconic Batman images. 
They are the primary subject & inspiration 
for this exhibition.

Of course, Batman does not go solo .....
by including her old favorites ....
Homer Simpson, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
& a character she refers to as "The Juicer," 
Pensato continues her passion for
 iconic cartoon imagery. 

Known for her strictly black, white & grey palette,
she has infused this exhibition with touches of color ......
& lots included of "stuff"!!!!

Showing her propensity for being an 
"accessorator supreme", 
Pensato incorporates various toys, objects, props, 
& assorted ephemera from her studio .....
recreating the studio's environment
in Petzel's gallery.

I have always been a fan of Pensato's 
"pop iconography", 
but referencing her studio space 
sends me into "accessorator heaven"!!!  
DIVINE!!!!

A Melange of Graphics Cover London's East End!!!!

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Graffiti is a great "city accessoration" ......
the color, the patterns, the words, the pictures ....
and the locations!!!

And London's East End always has the most divine 
selection of things to see!!!

Remember London's op-art bunnie (blog 6/3/10) .....
she changed her "look" all the time!!!! 

Graffiti is part of the 
"keep your eyes opened all the time" 
theory of "accessoration"!!!

2011 Version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon!!!!

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I was walking down Tenth Avenue,
and saw this incredible " hanging garden" 
"accessorating" the facade of Postmasters Gallery!!!

 

xClinic Farmacy was created by artist/engineer Natalie Jeremijenko, it is "a distributed urban farm aimed at encouraging urban food production, diversifying food systems and improving environmental health. The vertical garden is constructed with Jeremijenko-designed durable, efficient AgBags, in which edibles will be grown and then sold at the green market throughout the summer."

 

This is an interesting & unusual "ecological accessoration" ....
but I think the bags would get caught 
on the shingles at my house!!!