- Food + Drink
By Stephanie Kruschen – Gladstone Gallery attendant
The Danish furniture company HAY recently released their 2012 catalogue, which takes a refreshingly quirky and artful approach to styling. Since the company’s furniture line was launched in 2003 they have been promoting the balance of simplicity with innovation and craftsmanship. Through the designs of their furniture, textiles and accessories, the company has remained committed to bridging design functionality with aesthetics.
Keita Morimoto‘s haunting portraits in which he has managed to perfectly harmonize the bizarre and the beautiful in his female subjects exaggerated features. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, the recent OCAD graduate will be exhibiting in a solo show at the Gladstone in early 2013.
…Wendy W Fok (Artist, Architectural Designer and Urbanist) brilliantly crafted a series of simple sculptural elements, the ends of which cast shadows of some of the worlds best coastlines. It might have taken visitors to room 201 a little while to catch on but it was well worth the discovery.
…Gareth Bate painstakingly hand painted 325 portraits of historic figures onto mirrored discs for his room installation. From Gareths statement: Jewel Net of Indra is a cosmology representing the interconnectedness of humanity. It is based on a Mahayana Buddhist metaphor of an infinite net of jewels, each representing an individual. Every jewel is a reflection of all others. The installation attempts to represent the totality of lives lived. It is “everyone.”