LinkLuv: Galleries, cuddly monsters and China

I found this Canadian gallery blog via a link that my wife referred to me. In a post today, the owner talks about how she chooses which artists she will represent.

From the Wall Street Journal, an artist’s painting is refused entry to a show in Beijing. It was headed to a German owned gallery in the city, but was held up after customs searched the container it was in. The cubist work depicting the Bird’s Nest was openly critical of China’s political policies. You have to wonder about the judgment of the German gallery in this case. The artist is actually Chinese born and educated, but lives and works out of New York. His website here.

Eva Funderburgh is a sculptural ceramic artist working out of Seattle. She has a new blog on her website which includes a number of time lapse videos of her creating her monsters. From her website, “Eva’s work focuses on emotion and whimsy. It exists in the middle ground between cute and creepy, cuddly and sinister. In her sculptures, you can spot influences ranging from the tea ceremony to video games.” I really like the propeller driven whales pictured above. One of her videos is below.



About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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  1. Pingback: Clay crafting videos « The Aesthetic Elevator

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