OPEN SPACE PRESENTS “Gaetane Michaux & Sighn”
Featuring Puzzle portraits of famous Street Artists and intricate typographic woodcuts on sustainable bamboo, this joint exhibition at New York’s Open Space Gallery, looks at two different styles of work both stemming from traditional Street Art inspirations. The show runs till the 7th of September, located 510 Main St, Beacon.
Sighn: Working booth in the streets and galleries alike, Sighn has been displaying his cut paper & wood phrases throughout Chicago. Recently, he embarked on a limited edition of 1 million hand cut pieces, that will take the next 30-50 years to complete.
Gaëtane Michaux: Gaëtane Michaux is an artist and architect from Brussels who lives and works in Brooklyn. If architecture is building, graphic design is the creation of images, and sculpture is the massaging of matter, then Gaëtane’s background in the three have left her interested in mixing up everything she sees. From street art to people, Gaëtane reconfigures what already exists in the world.
Combining photography, collage, and custom-made puzzles, Gaëtane creates new possibilities and adjacencies. Street art, street artists, movie posters, family and friends have all fallen victim to her x-acto blade, only to have their pieces mixed up with those of others, and finding themselves completely puzzled.
More info here.
August 12, 2008