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Artist Crush: Sharon Butler

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recent artwork by New York area-based artist Sharon Butler who pens the broad-reaching art blog Two Coats of Paint.

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Artist Crush: Louise Zhang

Monday, September 16, 2013

Louise Zhang is currently studying Fine Arts at COFA in Sydney, Australia. Zhang’s paintings embody the physical opulence, sing-song-y compositions and romantic idealism of Rococo painters such as Watteau. Her sculpture pushes the physicality much farther, obscuring the reference but not losing it entirely.

“Louise Zhang’s work starts with the most basic unit of construction: the amorphous, inchoate ‘blob.’ This entity, defined by its infinite mutability, and pure, constructive potential, is central to Zhang’s work, as she manipulates ‘blobs’ to produce abstractions of the everyday… ” - Boo Patricks

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Artist Crush: Mathilde Roussel

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Works by Parisian artist Mathilde Roussel in graphite, paper, cardboard and cut rubber.

“She is interested in the cyclic metamorphoses that transform organic matter, whether vegetable, animal or human. Through her sculptures, installations or drawings, Roussel interrogates the ways in which time weighs on our body, leaving its traces as an imprint… Her work becomes a mapping of the body, an anatomy of our fragile presence in the world.” – Artist Bio

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Artist Crush: Rachel Levit

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Brooklyn artist and BSDA alum Rachel Levit shared one of her notebooks (a giant moleskin) on her blog, and the work she’s filled it with is just gorgeous.

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New work by Lauren Clay

Friday, September 6, 2013

Brooklyn-based artist Lauren Clay is in a two-person show with Emre Kocagil called Quandary in Chicago that opens tomorrow.

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