Sculpture Community - Sculpture.net  

Go Back  Sculpture Community - Sculpture.net > Art Lounge and Gallery > Happenings and featured members
User Name
Password
Home Sculpture Community Photo Gallery ISC Sculpture.org Register FAQ Members List Search New posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 08-17-2011, 12:59 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Collectors Contemporary Gallery Singapore
The opening was great fun
I love the fact that Gary and Alvin kept the walls clear, this is what makes a sculpture show... well then there is of course the sculpture!
Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6866.jpg
Views:	401
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	13223  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6846.jpg
Views:	412
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	13224  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6847.jpg
Views:	389
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	13225  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6829.jpg
Views:	396
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	13226  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6844.jpg
Views:	410
Size:	68.9 KB
ID:	13227  

__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 08-17-2011, 01:09 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Fragments Exhibition Singapore August 04 to Sept 08 2011
Collectors Contemporary Gallery Jalan Kilang Barat #01-03 Petro Centre
Singapore 159349
+65 6878 0103
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6807.jpg
Views:	455
Size:	61.4 KB
ID:	13228  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6791.jpg
Views:	397
Size:	58.0 KB
ID:	13229  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6958.jpg
Views:	390
Size:	56.0 KB
ID:	13230  Click image for larger version

Name:	MIK_6812.jpg
Views:	397
Size:	42.3 KB
ID:	13231  
__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 PM
ironman ironman is offline
ISC Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
Posts: 1,603
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

The walls need something on them Blake, they really do.
Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 08-20-2011, 03:35 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Thanks for your comment Jeff.
I have worked very hard to keep the galleries from putting anything on the walls.
I do have a large banner (unfortunately, in Canada not in Singapore where I needed it) but that would normally go in the window.

The idea is of course that the viewer sees only the sculpture and secondly that the gallery becomes a different environment than usual, making the experience as unique as possible.

On several occasions I discussed this with curators and have been advised to keep the focus on the sculpture.

I am certainly interested in hearing any ideas of how it could be done differently.
__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com

Last edited by Blake : 08-20-2011 at 03:37 AM. Reason: Insert picture
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 08-20-2011, 08:42 AM
rika rika is offline
Level 10 user
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,451
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

I don't see any need for anything else in the room, you're absolutely right, Blake. The lighting, the colours, the pedestals work very well together to highlight the sculptures. The only thing that maybe I would play around a bit would have to do the linear arrangement of the pedestals...maybe a larger variety in height would be enough. But that's a minor thing really, I love the looks.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 08-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Mack Mack is offline
Level 10 user
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 604
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

I'd like showing the work also using just the bare walls as a backdrop. Out somewhat from the wall so people can see behind it, but not far enough so they can walk behind it, This way nothing interferes with the lines of the piece and you put your preferred side(s) toward the viewer.
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 08-21-2011, 04:18 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Thanks Rika and Mack for your comments.

I really like the clean walls as it gives the idea that this is purely a sculpture exhibition, it is unusual to see and creates a "museum" like quality that I think enhances the work.

I am at a loss as to what else I would put on the walls. The preliminary drawings for this series of sculpture are very small and really not nice enough to show so that doesn't work, I guess that I could put up some of the "How to make a Fragments Sculpture" that you can find on my Facebook page here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...42872459081319

Would this be appropriate or distract from the show?
Any comments?

The idea of different height pedestals is interesting, there are 2 different heights being used at the moment.

The plynths are actually a large part of the exhibition set up as they come apart for shipping, (also I encourage the client to take them with the sculpture as they are very stable, they hold the weight well and they keep the sculpture at the proper height).
Photos attached.

I will be interested in your comments
Thanks for tuning in... Blake Fragments Exhibition Singapore
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Steel-Plynths-Bases-357-web.jpg
Views:	368
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	13234  Click image for larger version

Name:	Steel-Plynths-Bases-367-web.jpg
Views:	393
Size:	65.8 KB
ID:	13236  Click image for larger version

Name:	Steel-Plynths-Bases-368-web.jpg
Views:	372
Size:	63.5 KB
ID:	13237  Click image for larger version

Name:	Steel-Plynths-Bases-369-web.jpg
Views:	414
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	13238  
__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 03-03-2012, 05:40 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION New Delhi India

The India International Center, in association with Kehrig Fine Art, is pleased to present Blake and his series of Fragments sculpture.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 20 6:30 – 9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday, March 21– Monday, March 27, 2012

Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza
India International Center
40, Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi-110 003

Fragments is an exploration of mankind’s ancient ideas of beauty in human sculpture and how this beauty holds up in modern times, broken by the destructive nature of our history, but never-the-less, intact.

Blake’s bronze sculptures stand as representations not only of the fusion between classical and post-modern art, but more importantly, the period of time between.


There is no doubt that classical sculpture is revered in its own right, but Blake examines its role in history in a unique and clever way. He created the Fragments sculptures as representations of great civilizations that glorified war and military expansion. And yet, these are beautiful works of art that stand alone from their historical reference to violence. These works invite us to re-consider our notions of classical beauty just as new archeological finds challenge our established views of history.

In Fragments, Blake seeks to draw attention to our ideas of the aesthetic by creating purposefully de-constructed sculptures. Working in clay, later casting in bronze, Blake deliberately ‘de-sculpts’, breaking his creations to make them resemble their timeless counterparts.

But Blake’s ambition is not to copy ancient forms, nor is it to extol their beauty. In their de-constructed state, Blake’s sculptures raise awareness about the destructive nature of war and its devastating effect on innocent people.

Blake’s Fragments do not represent gods, great heroes or mythical figures. Their names are not taken from history books, but named for brands (yes there are brands) of landmines. Adam m72. Claymore M18A1. Sadeye CBU -75. These names hold the fate of individuals just as those from history did.

Their bronze faces are as anonymous as the civilian casualties of war, relegated too often to numerical lists and ambiguous news reports. These sculptures are beautiful, worn down, and yet conversely, full of life and triumph as symbols of survival and a hopeful future.

Since the beginning of the international Fragments sculpture tour in London in 2007, the Fragments sculptures have become symbols of hope for activists working to remove the scourge of landmines from developing countries. In association with No-More-Landmines & Adopt-A-Minefield of the United Nations, Fragment sculptures have already cleared several minefields and saved countless lives. It is our pleasure to bring Blake’s Fragments sculptures to India for the first time.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IIC-Invite-final-web.jpg
Views:	412
Size:	68.9 KB
ID:	13452  
__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 03-31-2012, 03:23 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Fragments in New Delhi India
One of the most fun exhibitions of Fragments ever!
On an beautiful estate just outside of Delhi the 19th and 20th of March 2012
Two days of food, music and fun in the true Indian fashion of hospitality.
More of a party really than an exhibition.... but what a party!
Here are some pictures of the day events, I have decided to let you imagine what the evenings were like...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0011.jpg
Views:	391
Size:	69.4 KB
ID:	13504  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0012.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	71.5 KB
ID:	13505  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0037.jpg
Views:	367
Size:	70.9 KB
ID:	13506  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0013.jpg
Views:	381
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	13507  Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0036.jpg
Views:	358
Size:	69.9 KB
ID:	13508  

__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 03-31-2012, 03:40 AM
Blake's Avatar
Blake Blake is offline
ISC Professional Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Monaco
Posts: 668
Re: FRAGMENTS EXHIBITION

Then on to the more serious exhibition at the International Indian Centre in New Delhi.
The show took place in the Gandhi M. Luther King Gardens at the International Indian Centre just on the edge of the Lodi Gardens in Delhi.
(Martin Luther King planted one of the trees that you see in the photos, in the 1960's)
We had a wonderful opening with the Deputy High Commissioner for Canada, Jim Nickel, inaugurating the exhibition.
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this show!
A special thanks to Jasleen and Carishma for their wonderful hospitality.
Thanks for tuning in
Blake
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	499.jpg
Views:	379
Size:	74.6 KB
ID:	13509  Click image for larger version

Name:	496.jpg
Views:	384
Size:	68.9 KB
ID:	13510  Click image for larger version

Name:	364.jpg
Views:	340
Size:	54.5 KB
ID:	13511  Click image for larger version

Name:	362.jpg
Views:	369
Size:	61.9 KB
ID:	13513  Click image for larger version

Name:	486.jpg
Views:	342
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	13514  

__________________
Art that does not attempt the impossible is not performing its function. W.B. Yeats
www.facebook.com/blakesculpture
www.blakesculpture.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Sculpture Community, Sculpture.net
International Sculpture Center, Sculpture.org
vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Russ RuBert