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#Spotlight Valerie hegartys alternative Histories

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Truly breathtaking. NYC-based artist Valerie Hegarty’s artwork often poses as artifacts of art history gone awry. Ravaged paintings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty’s work, who we became familiar with when the work was exhibited on the High Line and then in Marlborough Gallery in NYC in 2012.

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Working with fragile materials such as foamcore, paper, paint and glue, she exploits a scrupulous mimicry of objects only to demolish them by devices often associated with their historical significance – tumblr_n1vjk805iw1qa4iv8o5_500

The New Yorker called her work a look into “waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state.” Perhaps of all culture in general?

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http://valeriehegarty.com/

 

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#ART A Herd of 99 Lifelike Animals Drink From a Pool at QAGOMA

Inspired by a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia back in 2011, artist Cai Guo-Qiang began work on his newest large-scale installation, Heritage, a flock of 99 life-size replicas of wild animals including giraffes, pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos drinking from a pool of blue water.

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