New Inflatable Works

Tag: radiolaria

Becoming More than One

an extension of the works Being More than One and Gentle Infestation.

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Displayed in the summer of 2016 as part of AWOL Art without Limits, a program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA).

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Gentle Infestation (Łagodna Inwazja)

Gentle Infestaion.

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An inflatable and porcelain installation presented in the Center for Artistic Activities in Ustka Poland, as part of Nicole’s art residency with the Baltic Art Gallery.

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In Nicole Banowetz’s installation for the Center for Creative Activities in Ustka Nicole presents forms based on microscopic sea creatures, radiolaria. In a large inflated scale these forms feel surreal, almost alien and even frightening.  They are alive, and pulsing with air.  On the night of the opening they feel strong, showing only hints of their weakness.  Slowly the large robust forms are infested with delicate porcelain pieces.

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These fragile, beautiful and slightly disgusting forms begin inhabiting and weakening the forms in the days following the opening.

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The artist will be present daily in the gallery the week following the opening building up the parasitic porcelain installation within and around the inflatable work.   She welcomes visitors to come and watch the process.

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GlogauAIR Open Studios: Radiolaria

GlogauAIR Resident Artists June 26-27,2015.

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On display in Berlin, Germany.

View the catalog here.

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Open Studio presentation of Radiolaria sculptures.

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Scanning Electron Micrograph of various Radiolarians. Radiolarians are amoeboid protozoa that produce intricate mineral skeletons

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Haeckel – Challenger Radiolarian

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My inflatable in progress in the studio.

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In the studio before the opening.