Sandow Birk, "An L.A. Artist's Qur'an" by Jarrett Moran
September 11, 2010
In Birk's discussion of the works...
"As an artist I'm trying to make something - an illuminated manuscript - entirely by hand, tediously, as it was done centuries ago. It seems to me that this is something unique that artists can do in the world today - as opposed to working with video that can also make television shows and movies, or sound, or websites, or whatever "cutting edge" technology you want to choose."
e enjte, 30 shtator 2010
Sandow Birk, "Scenes from an American Qur'an"
The Art Newspaper, September 9, 2010
"With all the furor over the proposed community centre in the financial district—more familiarly labelled the "ground zero mosque"—the installation "American Qur'an" by artist Sandow Birk opening at P.P.O.W.">www.ppowgallery.com">P.P.O.W.Gallery in Chelsea this weekend could not be more perfectly timed."
The New York Times
Sandow Birk: "American Qu'ran"
By Holland Cotter
"Mr. Birk began his long-term Koran project in 2004. In a format roughly based on Persian miniatures, he has been transcribing the Muslim holy book, chapter by chapter, into rectangular compartments on sheets of paper, then filling the blank space around the boxes with paintings inspired by the words."
e mërkurë, 22 shtator 2010
e premte, 17 shtator 2010
Teen Age: You Just Don't Understand was reviewed in the SF Weekly.
Stephanie Syjuco (and Catharine Clark Gallery) given "Best of" honors on Art Practical.com.
e enjte, 16 shtator 2010
Sandow Birk will be exhibiting several of his prints and drawings based on Dante's Inferno at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art from October 16 through December 23, 2010.
e mërkurë, 15 shtator 2010
e premte, 10 shtator 2010
Sandow Birk was recently interviewed for the Morning News.org, discussing his ongoing series "American Qur’an” project.
Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies), a new installation by Stephanie Syjuco, will be exhibiting at Gallery 400 in Chicago from September 7 - October 23, 2010.