Supine describes LADYBOY significance as “the marriage of opposites in one person — comparable to the technique of collage, combining seemingly disparate images to reveal something that wasn’t previously apparent”. An intimate encounter by the artist with a ladyboy in Bangkok served as the stimulus for this exhibition.
Images you see here are from Judith's works out on the street, along with a few pieces that will be in the show. Most of the outdoor pics are credited to Jaime Rojo from Brooklyn Street Art.
LADYBOY runs through May 13, 2011.
I think we have all seen bicycle parts repurposed. I'll be honest, I love my bike but I have never found any use for bike parts other than on my bike. But when Carolina Fontoura Alzaga emailed me to share her incredible bicycle chandeliers, I was blown away. Her chandeliers are stunning, elegant and seem to transcend any era. I asked her to tell us a little bit about how she became inspired to turn bike parts into such beauty:
In my early 20's I was completely immersed in and surrounded by bike and DIY culture. My bike was my sole mode of transportation then. I shared a warehouse with a 12 person collective in Denver, CO. Like in many punk houses, in our kitchen we had a bike wheel from which we hung our pots and pans and sitting there one day in 2004 it occurred to me to make a bike chandelier. I ended up making something that resembled more of a mobile and although it was lovely it wasn't what I wanted. My next attempt was for my BFA thesis in 2007 where I made a proper, traditional form, 5 ft chandelier made out of bike rims, chains, and cassettes/freewheels. I have since made 24 distinct forms.
While I was working the other day, I found these gorgeous photos of Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. Sitting at my cubicle...I thought, oh if only. The vibrancy and fun in the images are so inspiring and wonderful. Holi celebrates the welcoming of spring and the triumph of good over evil. I'd gladly dance in color to welcome spring, even if it was in my cubicle.