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Art + Fashion: Gretchen Wagoner + A Alicia

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I’d been coveting these knitted necklaces by A Alicia which I discovered on Darling Dexter and then it hit me! These necklaces are a PERFECT fit for Gretchen Wagoner’s delicate, feminine work which also features rope and knots. Below is Wagoner’s “Turquoise Turtle Knot” made of gouache and graphite on paper.

Affordable Art + Charity

November 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung of Sub-Studio are the creative force behind Working Proof, a new limited-edition print shop with a humanitarian mission.  Every Tuesday Working Proof releases a print by an emerging artist and donates 15% of proceeds to a charity of the artist’s choice. It’s a great concept but they’ve nailed the execution as well; the artwork is fresh, exciting and diverse! They also include great bios of the artists.

Participating artists have selected the following charities:

  • Doctors Without Borders (Osoo)
  • Kids in Need (Yasmine Surovec & Samantha Hahn)
  • Architecture for Humanity (Justin Richel)
  • Jane Goodall Institute (Gretchen Wagoner)
  • Smile Train (Heather Smith Jones)

Artist of the day: Gretchen Wagoner

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Double Sailor's KnotGretchen Wagoner is a NYC-based artist originally from the Midwest. The frequent subjects of her recent work are ropes and knots and butterflies, juxtaposing symbols of strength and ephemera. I enjoy the precision and detail in Gretchen’s work, as well as the significant role of negative space. Her work is delicate yet deliberate. Gretchen’s work is available through Etsy, Nahcotta and Beholder.