Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Postcard Art - William Wegman @ Sperone Westwater + Artist Postcards for Syria for British Red Cross + Painting by Numbers Postcards @ John Derian


New York - Postcard Art: William Wegman: Postcard Paintings – Sperone Westwater. William Wegman: Postcard Paintings at Sperone Westwater, until April 23 is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by the celebrated American artist, who is probably better known for his photography featuring his Weimaraners dogs and his video art.
Above. The Great Outdoors – 2013 – oil, postcards, wood panels.

Sperone Westwater - William Wegman: Postcard Paintings

Sperone Westwater - William Wegman: Postcard Paintings.  Wegman mounts postcards onto wooden panels, embellishing their subject matter and seamlessly linking them together. The found images merge to create complex spatial arrangements, fantastical landscapes where epochs and cultures collide. The artist’s hand is always evident and these paintings are marked by Wegman’s humor and improvisation.
Above. Reinstallation – 2013 - oil, postcards, wood panels.

Sperone Westwater - William Wegman: Postcard Paintings
Inside Outside – 2014 - oil, postcards, wood panels

Inside Outside shows a seated figure disappearing into the environment outside the windows, his head bracketed away from his body by the white frame around the postcard image.

  Photograph courtesy Sperone Westwater

William Wegman

   British Red Cross – Postcards For Syria

Postcards, by artists and celebrities including Grayson Perry, Ken Loach, and Lily Cole were created for the British Red Cross Postcards for Syria project to mark five years of the humanitarian crisis. All funds raised by the auction on eBay went to the British Red Cross Syria appeal to support relief work in Syria and the region.
Above. Postcard Art – British Artist - Grayson Perry.

The British Red Cross – Postcards For Syria
Postcard - film director Ken Loach


British Red Cross – Postcards For Syria
Postcard - British artist John Keane

“We are hugely grateful for everybody’s contributions – both the artists and everyone who took part in the auction. The funds raised will help to bring urgently needed aid to Syria, supporting people who are affected by this devastating humanitarian crisis.”

Ted Tuthill - head of British Red Cross Middle East and North Africa

New York - John Derian - Vintage Painting Postcards

 An exciting way to transform something old into something new.”
John Derian

Vintage Paintings by Numbers canvases are cut and transformed into postcards especially for John Derian.


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