COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO (Thought) by Lauren Kirchner is comprised of a neuron-like motif, printed in red and blue oil-based ink on mirrored vinyl, and many blue and red elastic cords that extend from the edges of the print and attach to the gallery columns. The converging clusters of taut cords expand the neuron pattern into space, inviting the viewer to enter inside. The metallic quality of the vinyl creates a distorted, mirror-like effect.

This “printstallation” spans 8 ft in height and 22 ft in length, with elastic cords that extend into the gallery measuring 19 ft. This artwork was installed in sections throughout the week leading up to the opening of the show, and took a team of artists working with Lauren Kirchner approximately 10 hours to complete.

Thus, we present to you, the installation process.

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

Cutting out the shape with the aid of a projector.

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

Attaching the blue and red elastic cords to the wall around the edges of the installation.

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

Lauren Kirchner pulling all the elastic bands together and attaching them to the gallery support beams.

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

Views of the completed printstallation, COGITATIO. This work’s grand size and elaborate detail tie together the theme of IMAGO ANIMI, and are a testament to Kirchner’s skill and dedication. Congratulations, Lauren, on your MFA!

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

COGITATIO a print installation by Lauren Kirchner at Start Gallery Dallas http://startgallerydallas.com

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Gerardo R., En Busca de Nueva Vida, 2011, oil on canvas, 48 by 72 in. http://startgallerydallas.com

Gerardo R., En Busca de Nueva Vida, 2011, oil on canvas, 48 by 72 in.

Gerardo R., Bloggers, 2011, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 57 by 46 in. http://startgallerydallas.com

Gerardo R., Bloggers, 2011, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 57 by 46 in.

See the rest of Gerardo’s paintings and drawings from Un Día a la Vez on our website!

Deep Ellum Art Walk Fall 2011

September 23, 2011

Join us this weekend for the 11th Semi-Annual Deep Ellum Art Walk! The art walk is Saturday, the 24th from 6-10pm in Deep Ellum and Exposition Park. Click here to read more information and see the official map of all the stops.

Art Love Magic has presented Martin Campos with the opportunity to participate and display a few of his artworks at It’s a Grind Coffee House. It’s a Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum is the home of the Demeter Project, a non-profit project that, amongst other things, pays the coffee house employees a living wage. So stop by this weekend, have some coffee or tea to support the Demeter Project, and enjoy artworks by Martin and other local artists.

Below are a few images of Martin’s art at It’s a Grind Coffee House.

Martin R. Campos, Une Belle Ame at It's a Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum, TX - home of the Demeter Project.

Martin R. Campos, Eram Sum Ero and Anvers at It's a Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum, TX - home of the Demeter Project.

Martin R. Campos, Como Una Gota at It's a Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum, TX - home of the Demeter Project.

Hope to see you there!

Week of Art – Recap

September 8, 2011

Last week we added six new artworks by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Here is a quick visual summary of the artworks. Click on each image below to go to the work’s page on Start Gallery Store.

First Supper

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in.

Nourished

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished, 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished, 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in.

Imprint

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in.

Food/Flight

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in.

Square Meal

Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in.

Broken Bread

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in.

Day 6 of 6: Broken Bread by Lauren Hirsch ($350)

Each day this week we have been adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured, and final addition for now is Broken Bread, a limited-edition silkscreen on paper. Click on the image below to see Broken Bread at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in.

Below are detail images of Broken Bread – click to enlarge.

    Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in.

    Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Broken Bread (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 2/12, 28.5 by 22 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

At first, this piece appears to be a jumbled swarm, but as your eyes move around the work, you can see that every part interacts. The elements seem to embrace and catch each other in a tense dance of consumption. The vivid colors add to the energy and sense of movement in the work, and make apparent the complexities involved in planning and producing this piece. Thus, Broken Bread is a fitting finale to our week of new art!

Day 5 of 6: Square Meal by Lauren Hirsch ($200)

Each day this week we will be adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured work is Square Meal, a limited-edition silkscreen on paper. Click on the image below to see Square Meal at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in.

Below is a detail image of Square Meal – click to enlarge.

    Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Square Meal (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 9/9, 27.5 by 22.5 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

Square Meal is ethereal and subtle, featuring reflective, translucent pigments. From certain viewing angles, the piece appears to glow in the light. As you move in front of the work from one side to the other, the different kinds of insects reveal themselves in waves, almost like a hologram. Because of these qualities, this work is difficult to photograph! The detail photo above shows an angled view, where you can more easily make out the reflective quality of the print.

Day 4 of 6: Food/Flight by Lauren Hirsch ($75.00)

Each day this week we will be adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured work is Food/Flight, a limited-edition silkscreen on paper. Click on the image below to see Food/Flight at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in.

Below are detail images of Food/Flight – click to enlarge.

    Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in.

    Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in. This artwork as well as other affordable mixed media on wood is available for purchase through http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Food/Flight (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 1/5, 16 by 11.5 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

In Lauren Hirsch’s Food/Flight, the three birds towards the bottom of the piece elegantly overlay each other, almost ghostly and transparent in their qualities. The spoon suspended above the birds appears from the background outlined in red. Its bent, amorphous qualities appear similar to that of a bird, in fact at the first glance the spoon resembles a bird. Thus, the placement of birds (flight) and vehicle for consumption (spoon) creates that fitting title, Food/Flight.

Today’s new artwork

August 31, 2011

Day 3 of 6: Imprint by Lauren Hirsch ($100)

Each day this week we will be adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured work is Imprint, a limited-edition silkscreen on paper. Click on the image below to see Imprint at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in.

Below are detail images of Imprint – click to enlarge.

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in.

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint (detail of embossing), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com.

Lauren Hirsch, Imprint (detail of embossing), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 3/7, 26.5 by 18 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

In Imprint, the tooth is a concrete object, embossed into the screenprinted feather background. The bottom-most detail image above shows the back of the artwork, where the you can more easily see the embossing. Thus, the artwork has both two- and three-dimensional qualities.

New art all week!

August 30, 2011

Day 2 of 6: Nourished by Lauren Hirsch ($200.00)

Each day this week we will be adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured work is Nourished, a limited-edition linocut on paper. Click on the image below to see Nourished at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished, 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished, 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in.

Below is a detail image of Nourished – click to enlarge.

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished (detail), 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, Nourished (detail), 2010, linocut on paper, edition number 1/3, 30 by 17 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

Nourished is a carefully crafted linocut, and is full of texture and shadow. The ritualistic juxtaposition of the beetle and spoon feels mystical, and the symmetry of the work adds to its formal qualities. The simplicity of the image also invites contemplation, as the beetle and spoon float weightlessly in the center of the otherwise empty page.

Day 1 of 6: First Supper by Lauren Hirsch ($75.00)

Each day this week we will be adding a new artwork by Lauren Hirsch to the Start Gallery Store. Today’s featured work is First Supper, a limited-edition silkscreen on paper. Click on the image below to see First Supper at Start Gallery Store!

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in.

Below are two detail images of First Supper – click to enlarge.

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper, 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in.

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in. Available for purchase on http://startgallerystore.com

Lauren Hirsch, First Supper (detail), 2010, silkscreen on paper, edition number 6/12, 18 by 13 in.

The Director’s Thoughts:

I am impressed with the precise level of detail and bold colors that Hirsch used in this work. The colors are bright, yet allude to the nostalgic hues of antique ceramics. The feather pattern which overlays the spoon motif is crisp, but moves organically across the work. I spend a lot of time with the artworks, especially during the digital archiving process, and the skill with which Hirsch creates her prints never ceases to amaze me.

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