RETIRED JERSEYS BY CHRIS BAKAY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chris Bakay is a multidisciplinary visual artist living and working in Houston, TX. His work is informed by past personal experiences as well as commentary on human nature. Born in 1977, in Atlanta, GA, he studied Design at The Creative Circus.

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In his series “Retired Jerseys”, he works with hanging sculptures made from cast UV-stable epoxy resin. Some are clear or tinted while others are vintage shirt designs re-imagined as clear or translucent versions of their original selves. Simply put, clear is a metaphor for the intangibility of memory. Some are accentuated with objects from the time period they represent. These include vintage fake Oakley sunglasses, a vintage Drakkar Noir cologne sample, vintage yellow Sony Sports headphones and a vintage pager to name a few.

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NEW DISSECTED SCULPTURES BY CAO HUI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Cao Hui’s (previously featured here) new series of dissected sculptures sees classical works of art divided up into segments, both linear and fractional. Within the resin forms, the artist shows what might lie beneath the sculptures’ stone façades, depicting hyper-realistically rendered, flesh-like innards, bits of brain and open organs.

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“We must not only see the surface, but also examine the inside, and so the relationship between inner and outer crystallizes into a kind of perfect logic, explainable by our inherent ‘knowledge’. Thus we can begin to deceive others, using set after set of theoretical explanations. The result is laughter — in the end we’ve merely amused ourselves before god did.” Cao Hui

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“LOST MAGIC” BY JIM MCKENZIE

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York based artist Jim McKenzie, who is also an accomplished animation director has been working on his upcoming debut solo show entitled “Lost Magic”.

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McKenzie’s exhibit invites viewers to enter into his surreal imagination: new paintings and hand-painted resin sculptures of playful characters that recall our favorite childhood fairy tales with a twist. Though highly fantastical, to the point of being ridiculous, Jim’s work is filled with darkness, depicting themes of loss and death.

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