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Artist Crush: Kim Ryu

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Kim Ryu paints dark, verdant scenes with vivid titles such as Forbidden Fruit (below), Genetic Train Wreck (second down) and He Slapped Me So I Left Him (fourth down).

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New work by Ingrid van der Zalm

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ingrid van der Zalm makes beautiful textiles I featured back in 2012. Today the artist’s tumblr is full of powdery, ephemeral installations created with plaster, food coloring, acrylic glass, limescale remover powder, water and washing powder. These naturalist pieces are studies in compositions.

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Sean Riley : Denim

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sean Riley is an artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. His series Denim is a meticulous deconstruction of blue jeans having belonged to the artist’s father.

“I use material to give form to the formless and to speak truth to that which often goes unspoken. Following material and research, I immerse myself into content and work across several media in search of transformation. In the transformation of material is the art. To imbue material with properties it does not normally posses is to heighten sensuality, to disrupt expectation, and to cultivate curiosity.

Since 2008 I have been working on a memorial project using the clothing I inherited from my father. His clothing as a material is very common and familiar and so has allowed me to use a very personal experience to reflect on collective experiences of loss, memory and time. What measures a life? How do we remember and honor those who came before us?”

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Louise Despont

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Louise Despont’s Pure Potential, exhibited at The Drawing Room, seems to mark a shift for the artist. The large-scale piece, with its reds and greens and blues, and simple geometry form a carpet of abstract pattern reminiscent of Sonia Delauney. Despont’s more complicated works, which I find very compelling, are a bit esoteric. In those other works there is a marked tension between the grids that form the basis of her drawings and the shifting, undulating forms, symbols, and architectural elements. Here there is life, brightness – something many people will delight in. Pure Potential 1-4 also happens to be available as a textile installation by Maharam.

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Natalia Yovane: Medicina Sagrada

Monday, May 16, 2016

Natalia Yovane is a Chilean-born, Brooklyn-based artist and the founder of artpowwow. Her work, Medicina Sagrada, is currently on display at Remedie Herb Shop. Yovane’s drawings have incredible detail, all created with a simple ballpoint pen.

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