Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Chris Dacre is an artist who I discovered my junior year at Syracuse and have been a fan of ever since. His large-scale, full room installations have been an inspiration for me in my transition from printmaking to more sculptural installation. I love his use of humor, color, and cartoonish aesthetic to address serious political topics, while still focusing on craft.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 8:15 PM
Monday, May 30, 2011
Whatever you are doing this weekend, it must involve coming to Northern Spark, the Twin Cities' very first nuit blanche festival. From dusk on Saturday until dawn early Sunday, the Cities will come alive with light and performance based artworks from over 100 artists and 50 participating organizations. Don't miss it!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 8:33 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Have you ever had that dream of turning your apartment into a giant ball pit? To relive those days of McDonald's Play Lands and IKEA's kid area? Well, now your dreams can become a reality! I am selling 4,000 ball pit balls in a fun mix of yellow, green, purple and blue. Each ball has been hand-cleaned with anti-bacterial soap and is ready for lots of play! See my Criagslist ad for more details.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:16 PM
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tonya Solley Thronton's Twilight in the Valley from 2006 and Candy Mountain Wonderland are two of my all time favorite installations, well that I've seen on the internet. The video of Twilight is so magical and eerie, just the right combo, I recommend you watch it.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 4:45 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
As Northern Spark's Volunteers Coordinator, I am still looking for about 50 more volunteers to fill in shifts as Smart City Walkers, Smart Bus Riders and Survey Seekers on festival night! Sign-up now and tell your friends!!!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
I'd like to share with you the story behind the characters of Jump on in!, in comic book form. In the gallery, on the wall opposing the installation, is a series of hand-colored 22" x 30" woodblock prints of this same story. What follows are the original drawings, the black and white version. Limited edition 22" x 30" hand-printed and signed woodblock prints of each page (in black and white) are available for purchase, $15 plus shipping. Please email me at email@example.com for inquiries.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 5:56 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thanks to the amazing Mark Vancleave for documenting my entire thesis show and opening! To check out images of my newest installation, visit the Jump on in! section of my website. Do not click this if you are planning to come see the show in person!!!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:09 PM
Monday, May 2, 2011
Japanese artist Misaki Kawai's work has this incredible blend of sophistication and crudeness. Her use of space, especially in terms of installation, is both unique and compelling. She successfully integrates craft with fine art in every detail and texture of her colorful, innocently grotesque, yet whimsical creations. I am a big fan, you should be too!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:33 PM