10 Dec 2016 — 21 Jan 2017 at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in New York, United States
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to announce 3D Holiday, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and hi-tech prints by five contemporary artists. While presenting works in a variety of mediums, the artists in this exhibition seriously spice up the 2D image with optical illusions, hi tech processes, sly humour, and visual tricks. 3D Holiday’s works draw principally from popular culture of post war America and the present— sports, fashion, comics, TV. Whether homage or commentary, we see ourselves in the works.
NY artists, Keng Lau and DJ Leon both collaborate with printing processes that transform traditional graphite drawing, collage and photography to dazzling works in 3D. Lau’s highly detailed, realist, pencil portraits of pop icons Michael Jordan, Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali, and Air Jordan sneakers are inspired by inner city urban hip hop and street culture, where Lau grew up, a Chinese implant in Harlem. Using the 3-D Surround printing process of Q-bism Corp, the images show color, depth and/or projection in a way never previously possible. DJ Leon’s Pop works “Batman in Gotham” and “Birds” are developed from over 100 appropriated images collaged and scanned. In collaboration with state of the art 3D printer, 3D Manaco, the hi-def collage is separated into multiple layers, resulting in an interactive, visual delight, bringing the image to life.
NY artist, Leslie Lew grew up with art and advertising. Lew, the daughter of an executive art director who illustrated ads for Kellogg’s Cereal, Alka Seltzer and the Marlboro Man, among others, is widely recognized for her signature style of sculpted oil, a cross between sculpture and paint. Her works reflects the innocence and memories of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s—when Rice Krispies, Superman comics and Mickey Mouse were in every household. Lovingly painted in saturated colors, and built out to a 3 inch depth, these works celebrate America’s past.
Abigail Goldman and Fidia Falschetti’s sculptures express a need to talk about the dark side of the world. Falschetti’s latest project, “social security cameras” highlight the downside of social networks, which invade our privacy, track our habits, movements, and personal information for commercial purposes. Goldman’s “die-o-ramas”- handmade, miniature crime scenes, mix the charming with the grotesque, exploiting the tension between the two. They encapsulate an American culture of anger and outrage, a country where security threats are high and empathy is low.