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Penny Press

Untitled // Navid Nuur // 1976 – 2013 // Penny press machine, 1 pound coin, 1 pence coin, pressed coin, artist fingerprint

Have you ever made a pressed penny at an historic site? You know where you put in a penny,  pick your design, crank the wheel and the result is a a flattened penny with an image of a famous location or building. Well this penny press is a bit different. Designed by artist David Nuur, instead of receiving a penny with a place you visit, you are given a penny with Nuur’s finger print. You can have a copper signature of the artist on a penny. Pretty cool right?

Rana Begum: The Space Between

FullSizeRender-89 No. 161, 2008 // Rana Begum // paint on powder-coated aluminum, each of 16 pieces

Shadows, optical illusions and backlights are present in the works in the current exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London. The exhibition, Rana Begum: The Space Between, is a solo show by the Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum. Be sure not to miss No. 670, 2016 a work created in situ especially for this exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to walk around and in-between a grid-like maze created out of neon colored steel bars. If that doesn’t play with your sense of space I’m not sure what will!

FullSizeRender-70No. 394, L Fold, 2013 // Rana Begum // paint on mild steel

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 No. 449, 2013 & No. 453, 2013 // Rana Begum // paint on powder-coated aluminum

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No. 670, 2016 // Rana Begum

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No. 531, 2014 // Rana Begum // paint on power-coated aluminum

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