Posts in Category: Installation Art

Pip & Pop’s U.S. Exhibition Debut at Corey Helford Gallery

Tanya Schultz creates vibrant, immersive installation art under the moniker Pip & Pop. This month, the artist unveils her U.S. debut exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. "Here Comes Sunshines" kicks off on Jan. 13 and runs through Feb. 17. Pip & Pop was prominently featured back in Hi-Fructose Vol. 36, in a multi-page feature story.

Chiharu Shiota’s Recent ‘Drawings in Space’

Chiharu Shiota has called her thread installations “drawing in space.” Using antique furniture and other objects evoking memory, her work has explored how we're tethered to the past and each other. Shiota's work, and her performance art, has recently taken over spaces at KODE-Art Museum of Bergen in Norway, Museum Nikolaikirche in Berlin, Kenji Taki Gallery in Japan, and SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

Newest Edition of ICEHOTEL Opens Its Doors

Each year, hundreds of tons of ice from Sweden's Torne River are used to create strange, art-filled experiences dubbed ICEHOTEL. This 28th edition of the temporary hotel, an idea founded in 1989, opened on December 15 and has rooms for guests until mid-April. The structure has 35 rooms, with contributions from 36 artists.

Wolfbat’s Wild Creations Come to Life in New Show

Dennis McNett, creating works under the moniker "Wolfbat," creates wild woodcarvings, sculptures, and installations A new show at Heron Arts in San Francisco, titled "Hallowolfbat," is an ornate, largescale adventure into McNett’s practice, with some of the creatures crafted for this show up to 10 feet tall. At the opening, the street was closed off and rock act High on Fire performed.

Forlane 6 Studio’s ‘Disoriented’ Installation an Underwater Adventure

French duo Forlane 6 Studio uses an atypical backdrop for their art installations: the depths of the sea. Hortense Le Calvez and Mathieu Goussin debuted Disoriented this year, an exhibition set in Vlychos Beach in Greece. Each of these show "explores themes of environmental dystopia, eco-anxiety, and the anthropocene.”

Sayuri Sasaki Hemann Creates Underwater Worlds in Fabrics

Japan-born, Iowa City-based artist Sayuri Sasaki Hemann creates underwater worlds with fabrics and felt in installations. Projects like “Urban Aquarium,” which started in 2009 and appeared throughout Portland, recreate jellyfish and other sea inhabitants in places them in an airport and other unexpected places.

Skunk Control’s Spellbinding Installations Combine Art, Science

Skunk Control is an ensemble of educators, scientists, and engineers who create installations designed to inspire wonder and “prompt audiences to reflect, question and engage them in the art of discovery.” This immersive pairing of art and science implements electronics, advanced lighting and optics, and other technologies. Yet, often, the group’s gorgeous designs are the points of entry into the works, with the tagline "Where Science Meets Art." The group is based in Australia, at the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University.

Monika Grzymala’s Dynamic Installations Made of Sticky Tape

German artist Monika Grzymala describes her art as being more like drawing than installation works, drawn with sticky tape which wraps and transforms the surrounding space. “Whenever I leave a work, I feel as if I leave a part of me, a part of my body behind,” she says, referring to the performative aspects of her work, where creating each piece requires a strenuous physical effort on her part. Her energy as the artist lends itself to the fluidity and dynamic appearance of the tape, which seems to explode from the walls with force like a black liquid.