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Artist Crush: Erin Gilkes

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Erin Gilkes is a student at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She sells her “Table Tapestries” under the name RINN textiles. They are quite lovely and I’m sure are even more so in person.

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Grant Mudford

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I did a little dance when I came across the early work of photographer Grant Mudford. In the 1970’s Grant traveled across the US with funding from his native Australia. These photographs were taken in Los Angeles, Mexico and Houston – a region known for its perennial blue skies and sunshine. Shooting in black and white film has a transporting effect – it’s a different view of these areas – one in which form, composition and texture trump glitz and glamour.

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Artist Crush: Courtney Price

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I love these relief paintings by Courtney Price whose work I came across on LEIF. When someone says that they hate minimalist / geometric art because it’s cold and uninviting I will point them here to convince them otherwise.

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Artist Crush: Julee Yoo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Julee Yoo was raised in Seoul, Korea and graduated from Parsons in 2012. This series, “Transcultural Flow,” is set somewhere in the picturesque countryside of the Far East, where it seems the world has turned upside down. In these indulgent scenes of social chaos, lumpy purple bears with googly-eyes terrorize finely-dressed gentlemen and ladies.

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Curating Some Damn Art: Adrienne Slane

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This is the first of a new series which will be about the artwork I feature on Buy Some Damn Art!

Today on BSDA we launched a show by Ohio-based artist Adrienne Slane whose collages are made from books from the 1700s to the mid 1900s. I first fell in love with the graceful, pious ladies in Adrienne’s work. In each collage these serene religious figures seem to float in time and space amidst a bevy of beautiful creatures and objects. Adrienne combines unusual themes that do not seem to go together but that surprisingly, due to her meticulous construction and singular vision, work very well visually. When I asked her about marrying the “majestic (butterflies, flowers, the Virgin Mary) with the grotesque (a human heart, an eyeball)” she responded:

“I find an eyeball just as majestic as a butterfly. I celebrate the interconnectivity of nature, the fact that everything is made with the same building blocks. Creation and decay, the majestic and the grotesque are all intertwined… As I’ve been creating collages, I’ve noticed, too, how different forms mirror each other, for example, a butterfly with the same shape as the human pelvic bone or an eyeball resembling the form of a certain seedpod. I am really attracted to those similarities.”

For more on Adrienne, read her Q/A.

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Artist Crush: Drew Tyndell

Saturday, February 9, 2013

This is a mix of new and old work by Atlanta-based artist Drew Tyndell. According to an interview with Jezebel Magazine Tyndell’s father was a home builder and he grew up playing with wood scraps. Today his creations in wood are an uncanny assimilation of design and art. It is a very difficult thing to balance as people try to fit you in one category or the other.

 

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