Art Comments | Design Review

New York 2007: The 10th Anniversary

June 1 - 3, Park Avenue Armory

Ethan Stern Design. (

written by don porcella in new york

Ethan Stern is a Seattle, WA artist, who makes sculptural objects out of glass. These pieces are hand blown and through this process he creates colored layers of glass. When the glass cools Stern cuts away top layers of opaque glass to reveal a very sexy and beautiful pattern.

Takashi Hinoda, Night of Monsters, 2007 ceramic 9x15x8”

@ Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. (

@ Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. Takashi Hinoda creates imaginative ceramic objects with a Japanese Manga sensibility. This work was mentioned to me several times when exhibitors discussed what is the most exciting thing at the fair. This work represents the hurdle that some galleries are jumping over. The push by some galleries at the fair to showcase artists whose work is more fine arts related and doesn’t deal with the history of the medium as much as more traditional arts and crafts. This work represents the new direction some galleries are pushing. Collectors usually look for something more traditional and the hope is that they will warm to this new breed of arts and craft artist. Several galleries are showing artists who are inspired by their contemporary popular culture and who speak outside their medium with their medium and are considered an artist over crafts-person. This new work has content as well as craft.

PHILIP EGLIN, ceramic @ Dean Project (

Another piece in the fair that represents a new breed of arts and crafts artists is the work of Philip Elgin above. A ceramic vessel but also a three-dimensional painting as well. A collaged painterly approach to the imagery where image and content supersede the medium (which is refreshing at this type of venue).


Anonymous said…
Youth Club Association- Volturara
Giovanni Palatucci
Monthly Information

The Volturarese Newspaper, after the discovery of the unpublished
Picture, Which is
Volturara Irpina ( AV ) article, after being transmitted by the BBC
program and the
Italian mass media about the new appearance of the Monster of Loch Ness
( Scotland)
Necessary needs to inform the whole world that the Holland Painter and
M.C.Escher had already painted and announced the new reappearance,
recalled by the
Black Man without a Face.
And with what has been written above, with peaceful intentions:
1) either Escher had seen personally the monster of Loch Ness while he
was wandering
2) or Escher believed that the monster of Loch Ness really existed and
thats why he
did the drawing.
This work of art is dated 01.18.1949.
The Handwriting consultation is made of 51 pages and has been sworn and
registered at
The Court of R O M E in the date of august 4 .2006. This is a big
discovery for the
World of art. The Republic power of Attorney,of Avellino is
even occupying about
This case, interested has for the Policeman who is the owner of this
Picture. Holland denies
The existence of this unpublished Picture without seeing it or
examining it .
Honour and glory to Escher, the Loch Ness Monster,to everybody Irpine
and the national
And international Mass media that will publish this HISTORICAL EVENT.
The Association President
Michelangelo MARRA
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