Siri Devi Khandavilli works across painting, performance, video, and installation to create visual art rooted in the history and traditional production means of her native India, but that transcends any particular culture. She is best known for cheeky bronze sculptures that evoke traditional idols of Hindu female deities, except in place the goddess’s head is the head of a poodle inspired by Lady Gaga’s canine companion Fozzi. Other notable works include Eat, a looped video commenting on ceaseless consumption, and Lucky Lakshmi Dollar Bill, a conceptual work created from U.S. dollar bills that emphasizes the multiple connotations of money. As a whole, Khandavilli’s diverse body of work is centered on the notion of desire, asking, “What is it that moves people, or what is it that moves the world?
Artist bio courtesy of Lisa Sette Gallery
Photo By Mark Susan
Bee Spiderman is an artist living and working in Tempe, AZ. After joining the wax department at Bollinger Atelier in 2010, she quickly became an integral part of our team.
She most recently showed work at the Last Brucennial in New York City. This was a group show of all women artists and Bee exhibited a piece entitled And That's Science (2013) made of Bass wood and auto paint. Her work is primarily about the fissure between the conditional and temporal structures in Western culture. Focusing on reconfiguring social iconography from popular culture.
We are kicking off 2014 by profiling Artists who produce art and work at Bollinger Atelier.
Elijah Bourque is a sculptor living + working in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently attending ASU's Herberger institute for sculpture while working as an Artisan at Bollinger Atelier.
Bourque has been using materials such as concrete and aluminum to realize works that draw parallels between the matrices and forms of nature and those of human industry and culture. These industrial materials provide both a functional plasticity to his inspiration and point to a metaphor in his work- that of a "flow" between the artifact of man and nature.
As an artisan at Bollinger Atelier, Elijah is fastidious and detail oriented. His experience in metal finishing and fabrication has made him a vital member of the production team. Especially, when working on E.V. Day's Waterlily (Pollination) series in July of 2012.
He recently showed new work at Slipstream. An exhibition of sculpture featuring the work of undergraduates and graduates of Arizona State University Sculpture, Intermedia, and Arts Media. The showcase is a one night event at the historic Icehouse displaying the work of over thirty-five artists.
Generation xyz The Past, Present and Future of Digital Sculpture Oct. 5–28, 2012 School of Art Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Location: Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace Campus: Off-campus Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. Closing reception: Friday, Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Generation xyz