Art News: Artist Created Prints With Actual BP Oil and Toys of the Avant-Garde

10 Aug
2010

ARTIST BRIAN BORRELLO CREATES NEW PRINTS SERIES USING ACTUAL BP OIL

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery announced a limited unique edition print by artist Brian Borrello that will benefit the expansion of resources and mental health support for children and families affected by the oil spill.

Brian Borrello, New Orleans Skyline, digital print, BP Deepwater Horizon oil

Brian Borrello is a Portland-based artist who was born and raised in New Orleans. Borrello is well-known for his environmental works and public art projects.

“New Orleans Skyline” is a high-resolution digital print on archival paper with oil collected from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. Borrello has been integrating motor oil and other materials of a deadly beauty in his artwork since 1993.

Borrello says: “In my graphic work, I offer meditations on the delicate interrelationship that humans and other life forms share on this planet. Often these images are rendered in carbon-based materials, like charcoal, India ink, or oil, to reflect the carboniferous origins of life on earth.Read whole article: artdaily

‘TOYS OF THE AVANT-GARDE’ EXHIBITION AT MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA

This themed group exhibition at Museo Picasso Málaga will show how Pablo Picasso and a large number of Avant-garde artists such as, amongst many others, Giacommo Balla, Alexander Calder, Fortunato Depero, Otto Dix, Alexandra Exter, Lyonel Feininger, Hannah Höch, Vladimir Lebedev, El Lissitzky, Joan Miró, Bruno Munari, Gerrit Rietveld, Alexandre Rodchenko, Vladislav Sutnar, Kart Schwitters, Sophie Taeuber-Arp Joaquín Torres-García and Luigi Veronesi, became involved in showing children about the forms and concepts generically termed Modern Art.

A large number of toys, furniture, books and artworks on different supports, mostly devised by artists from all over Europe, emphasize the cultural influence of the new teaching and educational movements of the first half of the 20th century.  The exhibition is completed by a restaging of the presentation of the Russian avant-garde book that writer Blaise Cendrars organized in Paris, in 1929.

The exhibitions runs form October 10, 2010 through January 30, 2011.

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