Vol. 12.26.2017 | Pascal Pierme

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ABOUT PASCAL PIERME

 

Pascal Pierme does not “feel good” unless he is making art. From an early age, his grandfather’s garage studio inspired him to push the boundaries of his innovative mind and creative endeavors. Gaining notoriety in Europe as a promising young sculptor, Pierme had many solo exhibitions and showed alongside creative giants, including Pierre Cardin. Originally from St. Rafael, France, Pierme decided to move to New Mexico and settle in Santa Fe in 1997. Acknowledging his foreign status in America, he saw this as an advantage; seeing the surrounding landscape and culture with fresh eyes and incorporating these discoveries into his process. Uncovering peace and inspiration in his surroundings, Pierme opened a new chapter in his career as a sculptor. His evolved process and risk-taking has turned heads both nationally and internationally. Critics, curators, collectors and artists alike revere his ongoing bodies of work.

 

PASCAL PIERME (b. 1962 St. Rafael, France) is a Frenchman who settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA in 1997. Prior to that time, he had gained a European reputation as a promising young sculptor. He accomplished several solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland and worked on collaborative projects alongside creative giants such as Pierre Cardin. Pierme cites his Grandfather as an early inspiration. He was constantly in his garage creating – an exceptional maker, as well as a painter. In Pierme’s earliest memories he was fascinated by what his Grandfather could do with a simple piece of wood. In a few hours or days, he would witness what this wood would become by way of his Grandfather’s hands. “The idea to be 100% responsible for creating something from A to Z amazed me,” Pierme recalls. “The scent of his studio was also a big attraction. The fragrance of multiple kinds of wood combined with turpentine and linseed oil created a magical space.”

Pierme himself has since become known as a master of the medium. However, if asked what he values in art, he will reply, “THE IDEA. That is it.” Though teasingly nicknamed “Picasso” at a very early age, due to rampant creativity, Pierme has never been comfortable identifying himself an artist. That is for others to decide. He is, however, aware that he has prolific creative tendencies. He is a man who does not “feel good” unless he is making.

Hence, the first question this artist explored was his own viability in creating art full-time. The answer came in 1988 after he had given himself one year to become a working artist. Within six months he was well on his way. Pierme elaborates, “In a way, my career has happened in reverse. In the beginning of my career, choosing to be a sculptor and becoming a young father, happened simultaneously. Being responsible as a father, created an immediate focus and seriousness about my career. In a way, my daughter pushed me to be more professional.”

By 1997, Pascal had moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico permanently. He settled in a home/studio atop a mountain reminiscent of those in the south of France. After a few months, Pierme found that he was no longer in Santa Fe but in New Mexico. He began traveling around in the state, through which he discovered amazing landscape, peace, and inspiration. Pierme reminisces, “The magic of New Mexico was a life-changing experience for me. I fell in love.”

Pierme considered being a foreigner an advantage for his creative process. He quickly discovered a different system, culture, and new approaches – opening a new chapter in the young sculptor’s life. Now, nearly a quarter-century later, his career has blossomed in America. Accolades have been swift and abundant. Through apparent maturity in his work, he has been able to take more risks and evolve rapidly. Critics, curators, collectors and artists alike revere his ongoing bodies of work.

Pierme’s work has been included in 80+ solo, museum and international exhibitions out of the 120+ exhibitions outlined on his resume. Included are: Chinese European Art Center – Xiamen, China; Palm Springs Museum of Art – Palm Springs, California; Phoenix Art Museum – Phoenix, Arizona; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Annex – Santa Fe, New Mexico; Taos Museum of Art – Taos, New Mexico; French Consulate – New York, New York; Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ube Center of Art – Ube, Japan.

Current works can be found in many permanent public collections, including ABC; Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize recipient, medicine; Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s residence – Cannes, France; Tom Mottola, Casa Blanca Records – New York, New York; Trust for Public Land – Los Angeles, California; Marriott Hotels, Nationwide; City Hall – Collogny, Switzerland and Equifax World Headquarters, the list continues… Countless publications have featured his sculpture. In addition, ARTWORKinternational Inc. Press published Pascal in 2006 as part of their Acclaimed Artist Series. As well, Fresco Fine Art Edition has featured Pierme’s work in their New Mexico Millenium and Abstract Art publications.

In addition, Pierme has found charitable endeavors an important facet of his artistic career. With a true intention of giving back, he has worked as an organizer and benefactor for several organizations relating to the promotion of the arts and the betterment of the community that he calls home. As a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pierme has contributed to The Santa Fe Artist’s Emergency Medical Fund, National Dance Institute, Art in Schools, Taos Museum of Art, The Horse Power Project and Aid and Comfort, among many others.

VOL. 12.24.2017 | Sunday Selects

HAYLEY NICHOLS

 

Hayley Nichols draws spiritual wisdom from the routines of daily life most of us move through without a thought. By calling attention to the nuance of these secular rituals, common objects become a space to honor moments of human connection, playfulness, and loss.

 

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JEFF KELLAR

 

By exploring how far he can effectively reduce visual detritus, Kellar seeks to reveal the magnitude of basic compositional elements, to employ the power of simplicity to transform potentially subtle facets like shape, line, and color into the crux of the work.

 

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JERI EISENBERG

 

Jeri Eisenberg works primarily with non-traditional and alternative photo-based techniques. She represses or subverts traditional photography’s emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium, and emphasizes instead the medium’s expressive nature.

 

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MINERALS

 

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring minerals from around the world. A fusion of design and primitive form, they are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

 

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THE DELIGHTS OF PARSING THE BEATLESMOST NONSENSICAL SONG

 

Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.

 

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BA BRAD’S CLASSIC TONIC

 

This also makes a tasty spritzer—use club soda in place of water.

 

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WRY PHOTOS THAT TURN STEREOTYPES UPSIDE DOWN

Artist Uldus Bakhtiozina uses photographs to poke fun at societal norms in her native Russia. A glimpse into Russian youth culture and a short, fun reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

 

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SPOTIFY JAZZ PLAYLIST

 

Enjoy this Spotify playlist that includes a variety of smooth jazz for your Sunday afternoon.

 

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Vol. 12.19.2017 | Bernd Haussmann

ABOUT BERND HAUSSMANN

 

Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintings on metal, acrylic, glass, wood, canvas and paper, mimicking the effects of time, temperature and the environment on surfaces. Born and educated in Germany, Haussmann has been a long-time resident of the North Shore of Boston and Maine, where he maintains studios. Haussmann’s work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Miami Project, Toronto International Art, and others.  His work is in numerous corporate and museum collections, including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, the Longview Museum of Art, Montserrat College of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Museum der Stadt Reutlingen. 

 

Bernd Haussmann born in Tuebingen, Germany, has been a US resident since 1994. He divides his time between his studios north of Boston and in western Maine where he also works with his wife Anne on a 400-acre nature project. 

Haussmann embraces the dialogue with his audience and the inclusion of the environment into his work. He engages in interactive projects and collaborations such as “Video Sonic Project” with the Media Institute of the University of Tuebingen; “Darwin’s Coral - One Ocean Project”, a collaborative exhibit with OneWorldOneOcean; “The Third Image”, a photo project with Rick Ashley; “The Nucleus Project” with Werner Trotter; and others.  He engages scientists in a non-verbal dialogue, “Dialogues”, at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; participates in transatlantic exhibitions such as “KunstTraject langs de Leie”, Belgium, and “Art in Embassies”, Brussels; creates site-specific exhibitions such as at the ballroom of the Goethe Institute Boston; and more. 

Haussmann also enjoys the exchange with fellow artists and students. He has been a mentor and educator at Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston, and at New Hampshire Institute of Art; and since 2014 has been offering courses at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; and the Montserrat College of Art, Beverly.  He was the artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, 2012 - 2015. 

Haussmann exhibits nationally and internationally, in galleries and non-profit venues. His work has also been visible at numerous art fairs such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Texas Contemporary, Dallas Art Fair, Miami Project, Toronto International Art Fair, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Miami, and others. 

Vol.12.17.2017 | Sunday Selects

CONNIE NOYES

 

Connie Noyes transforms inherited, found, forgotten, discarded and unvalued materials into thoughtful work. She examines the social constructions of idealized beauty and the value assigned to it. Noyes’ paintings question the over-determined role beauty plays in society today.

 

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FABIO MODICA

 

Fabio Modica blends abstraction and representation with a dramatic, vivid color palette capturing the eye of the viewer. He made a departure from realism in his early years as an artist and developed a “semi-abstracted” style utilizing sheer lines and colors.

 

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JÁNOS HUSZTI

 

A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations.

 

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LISA WEISS

 

Lisa Weiss’ work is about mark making, patterning, spontaneous movement, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. She is continually looking for ways to detach from the past and future with a focus on the here and now.

 

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THE MAKING OF A FAMILY HOME INCALL ME BY YOUR NAME

 

Luca Guadagnino’s sets are as dreamy as his movies

 

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THREE-INGREDIENT PRIME RIB ROAST

 

Coffee and prime rib seem like unlikely partners, but Ryan Farr’s recipe reveals they both have an earthy quality that makes them a natural match. Just be sure to scrape off any excess coffee rub from the meat before serving.

 

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14 HEALTHY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
 

These calorie-conscious cocktails allow you to imbibe without over-indulging.

 

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HOW TO MAKE A PIE CRUST

 

Pie is an iconic American dessert, and there are few kitchen projects as rewarding as baking one. The best pies start with a flaky homemade crust, which is a lot easier to make than some people fear. We’ll teach you how to make it here.

 

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WHEN MAKING BOOKS WAS AS MUCH OF AN ART AS WRITING THEM

 

When was the last time you picked up a book and really looked at how it was made: the typeface, the feel of the paper, the way the words look on the page? Today, when people can read on their phones, some books never even make it to paper.

 

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Vol. 12.12.2017 | Sunday Selects

ABOUT JÁNOS HUSZTI

 

A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations.

 

“Can things be deprived of their origins?” A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations. In addition, he is also interested in contemporary street art. His art consists of attributing new origins to things thus establishing new relations. He had got his diploma at University of Pécs, as a painter in 2005. Hungary. He spent one term at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England. It was an experimental learning, particularly regarding the conceptual art. He has been working in a professional studio at PP Center in Budapest for more than four years. Meet there the Hungarian Contemporary art scene each day, especially Budapest based artists and curators.​​​​​​​

Vol. 12.10.2017 | Sunday Selects

DOUG FREED

 

Doug Freed attempts to capture the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects.

 

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KELSEY IRVIN

 

Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked.

 

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KIMERLEE CURYL

 

“Wild Mustangs. Without them, the great west was not possible. We traveled, explored, and built this land by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. We can honor that gift by being their voice. These beautiful legends, magnificent symbols of freedom and grace are being stripped from their homes, families torn apart and an icon will soon be lost forever.

 

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PATRICK ADAMS

 

Art has a very elusive nature. On the one hand, it exists as a very concrete, physical thing made of paint, canvas, wood, or whatever material or medium the artist has chosen. On the other hand—and at the same time—it calls us to a place beyond our normal experience of the world, to a place we might call spiritual.

 

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MERYL STREEP TAKES ON KATHARINE GRAHAM IN THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME

 

Right now, America is in the midst of an exhilarating newspaper war the likes of which has not been seen since the Watergate scandal.

 

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29 WHISKEY COCKTAILS THAT ARE LITERALLY MADE FOR WINTER

 

Winter and whiskey make the perfect pair.

 

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ROSEWATER FIZZ

 

Simple, fruity, and slightly floral, this champagne-based cocktail comes to us by way of astrologer/bartender Patricia Clark Hippolyte, who developed the drink for our Mixstrology series.

 

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RAVIOLI VERDI WITH BUTTER, PARMESAN, AND PEPPER

 

For these stunning green-on-green ravioli, stuff a verdant, spinach-packed dough (a modification covered in this basic fresh pasta recipe) with a sweet chard and onion filling.

 

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EPISODE 189: WHY A DEAD SHARK COSTS $12 MILLION
 

A special episode of the Memory Palace commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to coincide with the opening of Rockefeller-Worsham Dressing Room in Gallery 742 of The American Wing and with Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age, an exhibition open now through May 1st, 2016.

 

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