The Common Studio

October 10th, 2014 | 6:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user 3nglishN3rd

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artist: Emeka Ogboh
March 7th, 2014 | 9:00am

Lagos, Nigeria is growing fast but travels slow. The city, which is Africa’s largest, has doubled in population within the past seventeen years, crowding its roads and bridges with many millions of people – too...

January 10th, 2014 | 9:00am

 

Today we’re delighted to feature this close-up of a gorgeous recent acquisition by the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

Made in Italy of Carrara marble in the third quarter of the 2nd century CE, this ancient Roman sarcophagus features sea nymphs riding on the backs of sea centaurs while cupids fly overhead. It has “...

artist: Lauri Lyons
August 9th, 2013 | 8:00am

Curated by Alicia Lubowski-Jahn

Although the photographer Lauri Lyons calls New York home, she is ever on the move through her creative projects. Her current body of work spans Africa, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, and the United States, and has connected the globe through African diaspora and identity formation themes. Often pictures and languages within her portrait...

artist: Jeremiah Dine
July 12th, 2013 | 8:00am

Curated by Jeff Bergman

Jeremiah Dine records moments of brisk movement, still unreflective silence, and unstinting labor with equanimity. The images that sit obligingly still now are the distillation of activity by the artist and the subject. Dine uses his lens to interpret the field of view and render the whole image from minute elements linked by chance and purpose. Each...

artist: Noah Schenk
June 14th, 2013 | 8:00am

Curated by Amy Sande-Friedman and Sylvia Li

Conceptual artist Noah Schenk collects unwanted artifacts and prioritizes squandered moments of daily life: he archives our litter, objects that are available everywhere but seen by very few. Litter Study relocates these everyday items to a specific geography. In “...

April 26th, 2013 | 8:00am

Curated by Julia Cooke

Twenty-four searchlights, all high-powered, were set on rooftops around Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway last September and October. They were programmed, however, to avoid shining their spotlights on any physical objects: no buildings, no naked windows, no trees. Instead, they glimmered straight up into the sky: twenty-four columns of light...

artist: Steve Bull
April 5th, 2013 | 8:00am

New media artist Steve Bull creates augmented reality installations by adding three-dimensional graphics and sound via global positioning satellites onto real life places. The result can only be seen through a free Junaio browser downloaded to smartphones or tablets. Using the browser as a window, the viewer wanders through the augmented reality construct in any direction. Touching the object...

artist: Travis Meinolf
March 15th, 2013 | 9:00am

If you need a blanket, Travis Meinolf, the self-appointed Action Weaver, will give you one. For free. And it won’t be a common fleece or wool number. It will look like folk art. It could be made by the artist or by many hands, and perhaps strung together from woven cloths of varying stripes, colors, and sizes. These free hand-woven blankets are a component of the artist’s ongoing...