Art

Fresh art at Albany International Airport

The Fortuneteller’s Tent – by Ira Marcks at ALB Int’l Airport

Chasing the Tale,  a new group exhibition at Albany International Airport in New York, features work that, directly or indirectly, has links to historical, folk and popular culture stories.

Work by Jason Blue Lake Hawk Martinez, for example, is filled with “tricksters and gods, chickens and robots – hybrids of the American pop culture and Native Pueblo reservation culture,” the airport tells us, while Gerda van Leeuwen’s “furry protagonists take on anthropomorphic foibles and disguises.”

 

Hive Dancer – Jason Blue Lake Hawk Martinez at ALB Int’l Airport

 

Coyote series – Gerda van Leeuwen

The Chasing the Tale exhibition will be at Albany International Airport through February 26, 2018 in the airport’s 3rd floor gallery, which is located pre-security and on the same floor as the airport’s observation area.

Memento, an exhibition featuring work by five artists showing their affection for “unplugged play, relics of American identity, iconic childhood toys, and remnants of the pre-internet classroom,” is on display post-security through February 7, 2018 in the airport’s Concourse A Gallery .

Dotted Dream Scenic Byway – Erica Hauser

Fresh art at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Not only does Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) have a new food truck alley – MSP has unveiled ‘Northern Luminescence,’ – new commissioned works of art.

The works – installed at Terminal 2-Humphrey between gates 10 and 14 – were created by Minnesota artists Stacia Goodman, Philip Noyed and Danny Saathoff and, the airport says, are designed to capture the power of the Aurora Borealis in glass tile, electric color and kinetic sculpture.

Take a look:

Danny Saathoff, “Coming or Going”, Mixed Media

 

Stacia Goodman, “Summer Swim”, Glass Tile and Found Objects

 

Philip Noyed, “Leap of Joy” Mixed Media

(Photos: courtesy MSP Airport Foundation)

 

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Fresh – folded – art at Denver International Airport

The newest art exhibit at Denver International Airport features a zoo’s worth of miniature to life-size origami animals made by noted origami artists from around the world.

The intricate artwork is made using a variety of different mediums, including paper, of course, but also copper and canvas. Look for this exhibit in the Terminal Gallery on level 5 west of the Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security checkpoint through September.

Here are some more images of the artwork, courtesy of Denver International Airport

 

Airport amenity of the week: LAX pylons in rainbow colors

 

 

The iconic Gateway pylons at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have been lit to honor and celebrate all sorts of holidays, events and special memorial days and this past weekend the pylons have been lit up in rainbow colors in recognition of LGBTQ Heritage Month and LA Pride Week.

The pylons stretch out for 1.5 miles of the approach to LAX on Century Boulevard, grow in height from 25 to 60 feet and are most visible as a ring of 15 100-foot-tall columns at the entrance to the airport.

They were installed in 2000, received a major upgrade in 2006 when the original lamps were replaced with 2,000 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and can now display more than 16 million colors.

Here’s a video ‘drive-through’ of the Pylon project that contains video of an artist installation inside one of the pylons:

A memo from SFO Airport: See this typewriter exhibit

With all this talk about a ban on laptops and larger-than-smartphone electronic devices being from some airline cabins, consider for a moment the pre-computer age of the typewriter.

Courtesy SFO Museum

A fresh new exhibit at San Francisco International Airport, organized by the SFO Museum, traces the history of typewriters (remember those?) and typewriter technology, from early writing machines to modern portables.

 

courtesy SFO Museum

“A marvel of industrial engineering and ingenuity, it revolutionized communication and was an essential tool for countless writers. To comprehend the typewriter’s impact, consider a world where typing did not exist and handwriting was the main form of non-verbal communication.  The ease and speed of communication on paper increased dramatically when typewriters became available in the late 1800s. Typewriting was efficient, created clear and legible documents, and easily produced multiple copies using carbon paper,” the exhibition notes tell us.

Courtesy SFO Museum

The Typewriter: An Innovation in Writing is post-security in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport through January 28, 2018.

Courtesy SFO Museum