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Artist Crush: Marc Etherington

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Marc Etherington is a self-taught artist based in Sydney I came across on Instagram. One thing I love about self-taught art is the honesty, stripped of pretense and Marc’s work definitely fits in that category. It doesn’t sugarcoat the human condition – the petty battles we wage, the hopeless way we see ourselves at the center of everything.

Etherington references iconic American pop culture in his paintings including scenes from The Big Lebowski, Fargo and No Country For Old Men.

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Pot(ted) Plant

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pot Plant was a collaborative exhibition of ceramic vessels and floral arrangements that ran earlier this fall during London Design Week 2016. The show was put together by The Garden Edit and featured beautiful stoneware vases by Matthias Kaiser and Alana Wilson with floral arrangements by The Garden Edit and Fjura. Some of Matthias Kaiser’s vases are available here.

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Images via The Garden Edit, Alana Wilson Studio, Mattias Jose Kaiser, Fjura and Jessica Wang

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Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Today is the release of my first book Ceramics: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay which can now be purchased online. This was easily the biggest project I’ve worked on, certainly the longest and required a lot more stamina than blogging! I wrote this book to show the public what I was seeing online: artists bringing incredible creativity, inventiveness and liveliness to ceramics. I saw my role as curator and sought to include a diverse collection of artwork being made today. The book is by no means a survey of contemporary ceramics but more of a snapshot of an evolving, growing, reinvigorated art form.

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I’d like to thank all of the artists whose work is included in this book. I’d also like to thank Danielle Krysa for supporting this project and writing the forward. And I’d like to thank Chronicle Books for picking up the book and for their designer who did a knock-out job designing the book and it’s incredible cover with its cut-outs.

 

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Artist Crush: Cara Nahaul

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cara Nahaul was born and resides in London. She received her MFA from Parsons The New School For Design in 2014 and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. She is exhibiting her work with Christine Park Gallery and was represented by them at START art fair this past weekend.

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Artist Crush: Kelsey Shultis

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kelsey Shultis is a Detroit-based artist originally from Birmingham, Michigan. Shultis works in oils in a variety of subjects – houses, ghostly portraits, florals and landscapes. Some of her work like her portraits she paints in very dark shades with hardly any light at all- reminiscent of Dutch masters like Rembrandt. While I like those pieces, I am really enjoying the brightness of her landscapes and florals below. Some of her work is available for sale through Tappan Collective.

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