Friday, December 30, 2011

Some photos and little video from my exhibition in Las Vegas

Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas posted on You Tube this little video from my exhibition Garden of Eden:

I have also received some installation shots of my exhibition from Matthew Couper from Las Vegas. Thank you Matthew!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Garden of Eden portfolio published in Der Greif Magazine (Germany)

Today I've got the news that another German photography magazine included my photographs from Garden of Eden into their new issue, this time in the printed version. The magazine is called Der Greif .

Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4663(USA), 4166(USA), 4082(USA) and 4093(USA)./ copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Publications about Garden of Eden exhibition in Las Vegas media

My current show in Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas has got some little publications here and there.

One of them is by Janessa Kenway in Las Vegas City Life :

"ANDREZEJ MACIEJEWSKI -- Garden of EdenFor dessert, dig into the sumptuous fruit fests of old Renaissance masters. Opulent, still-life compositions of classic greats such as Henri Fantin-Latour and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio are re-created and updated by photographer Andrzej Maciejewski. But such perfection comes at a price. Through science and chemicals, fruits become larger and new hybrids emerge. Each orange, pear and pomegranate photographed is tagged or stickered, and certified by FDA produce standards. Maciejewski's images become a cautionary tale of modern modification and agricultural abundance. (Dec. 1-Dec. 31, CAC) JENESSA KENWAY "

Funny how usually my first name gets misspelled. I think this weird "z" in it is too much.

Another little note, by Mark Adams in Las Vegas Weekly

Contemporary photographer revisits style of old masters in CAC exhibit

Down the street is a place where you can purchase tomatoes engineered to grow larger than your combined fists, and seasonal fruits no matter what the weather’s like outside. It’s your local grocery store, and to Andrzej Maciejewski it illustrates our society’s na├»ve approach to nature.
The Ontario-based artist contends that while the neatly arranged, mass-produced and bar-coded natural bounty of the produce section might look ideal, many characteristics such as taste and humanity have been lost somewhere between seed and supermarket. 
That’s what Maciejewski hopes to demonstrate in Garden of Eden, a collection of 24 still-life color photographs on display at the Contemporary Arts Center inside the Arts Factory.
“When you look closely, or when you start tasting those vegetables or fruits, or when you look at how they are packaged and where they come from, or thinking how they are produced, it looks completely different,” Maciejewski says. “I just sort of suggest the question, ‘Are they still the same thing?’”

And another one, by Natalie Cullen in 8NewsNow :

New Twist on Old Masters
A new art exhibit has opened featuring a new take on Old World masters.
Canadian artist Andrzej Maciejewski now has a show at The Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The show titled “Garden of Eden” features recreations of master art works from Dutch, French and Italian painters of the 17th and 18th century. The works have a unique and modern twist.
The show is open through January 21. This is the second solo presentation of the series. It was first featured at a gallery in Portland. After being on display in Las Vegas, the works will also visit galleries in Texas, Florida, California, and New Jersey.
The Contemporary Arts Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Show of Garden of Eden opens today in Las Vegas

My solo show of Garden of Eden opens in Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas today. Here is a little article in the Las Vegas Weekly.

  1. Still Life with 4038(USA). / copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Some shots from a big shipping enterprise

For last few weeks I have been busy with printing, framing, crating and shipping. I am posting below some quick shots from this process.
One of the prints during framing

The roll of bubble wrap for protective envelopes was too big to get it through the door
I had to built some crates
Does it weight less than 100 pounds? (yes, 99)
These two boxes went to Las Vegas
And these five boxes went to Europe