Man and Rope 107cm x 84cm x 118cm
Silicone, pigment, fiberglass, acrylic and hair 2009

Avatar Sculpture Works represents the works of Hyper- Realist sculptors Jamie Salmon and Jackie K. Seo.

Jackie K. Seo is a Korean born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. She also started her career working as a commercial artist for the movie industry and specialises in hyper-realist sculpture.

Jackie says of her working process; "Whenever I think about life, it reminds me of that car repair ad you sometimes see in the classifieds, "scratches, dents, peeling?". Life is also never perfect, there`s always something that needs constant maintenance.

In each of my pieces I like like to show a moment where we feel the need to repair something in our lives and how we deal with it. I think the style of hyper-realism is a good way of showing the minute subtleties of the challenges of life, in a sculptural form.

I can show things like the wetness of tears in the eyes, the flushing of skin or the story that the fine lines and wrinkles of the face tell. The biggest challenge is balancing the overall feel of the piece without getting lost in the details.

My satisfaction comes when I feel that I`ve reached someone with my work and they can maybe empathize with part of it".

Avatar Sculpture Works

Héctor Zamora proposes to materialize space intervention towards a transformed perception of our environment.

Created to be passed through, the objective of this work is to encourage a dialogue between the spectator, organic form and geometry. This experience, detached from the implications of structural formalism, detonates an individual dialogue with space and stimulates poetic perception.

Volatile Topography is the latest of Zamora’s approach to funicular geometry as a tool to redefine urban space—in this case over the Oncheoncheon River Canal. His intervention consists of mesh of intersecting ropes defying gravity and flowing in the air thanks to helium balloons attached to each node. Furthermore, the volatile space, slightly modified by the wind, will create nimble variations, pleats and deformations on the mesh.

Highly elaborate, precise and touching, this installation will result in a three-dimensional drawing transformed into passable landscape.

Volatile Topography 2006
Dimensions: 4.500M²
Technique: Balloons, red rope and helium gas
Exhibition: A tale of two cities, Busan Biennale 2006
Place: Pusan – South Korea

Covered Area: 4500 sq. meters (Width 45m, length 100m)
Height: 25 m from the handrail to top level
39 Balloons of varying elevation

Héctor Zamora

Xavier Cha (b. 1980), Body Drama, 2011, (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Performance with actor and body-mounted video camera; and video, color, silent; time variable, looped. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

New York–based artist Xavier Cha incorporates video and installation in performances that play with multiple perspectives and deferred access, reflecting our fractured contemporary experience.

Xavier Cha (b. 1980), Body Drama, 2011, (installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Performance with actor and body-mounted video camera; and video, color, silent; time variable, looped. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

For her new work Body Drama, Cha transforms the gallery into a mysterious setting in which an actor performs while wearing a body-mounted camera. In between performances the resulting footage is projected on the wall, offering viewers two versions of the same experience, both of which center on disorienting psychological and physical space.

Horn of Plenty, 2006, Digital c-print, 30 x 40 in, Edition of 4+2 APs

Xavier Cha was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1980; she currently lives and works in New York, NY. Cha received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and her M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. Her performance-based work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (Two-Way Mirror, 2010) and Taxter & Spengemann Gallery, New York (The Third I, 2009, Voicedoor, 2008, and Holiday Cruise!, 2006). Group exhibitions include The Absolutely Other, 2010, The Kitchen, New York; Convention, 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and In Practice, 2006, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City.

Xavier Cha: Body Drama is organized by senior curatorial assistant Diana Kamin.

Xavier Cha

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