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Opening: Jim Houser @ Jonathan LeVine *

October 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

* UPDATED with video of Jim in his studio via Art In The Age

A Day In The Studio of Jim Houser from Art In The Age on Vimeo.

Jim Houser: Piles

Tonight is the opening for Jim Houser‘s awesome new show, Make Room For The Emptiness, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through November 21st.

Houser is an imaginative self-taught artist whose work is born from his most personal experiences and thoughts which he meticulously translates for the viewer. To this effect the show includes a site-specific installation and music the artist composed just for the show. Houser’s work has a distinct typographic style as a result of his bold but limited color palette and use of words and repetitive shapes.

For more insight on the artist, check out Fecal Face’s in-depth interview by the artist’s friend, Adam Wallacavage.

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.

Artist of the day: Julie Evans

September 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Julie Evans

These paintings are from Julie Evans‘ solo show, Lessons From A Guinea Hen, at Julie Saul Gallery in NYC this past spring and draw inspiration from highly-decorative Indian miniature paintings. Although I try to showcase art that is currently available, I find Evans’ paintings so exquisitely beautiful that I decided to share them regardless.

I love the seamless marriage of organic forms and colors with delicate decorative and graphic motifs.  I would give an arm and a leg to own any of these paintings!

Julie also showed at the Drawings exhibit at McKenzie Fine Art through August 7th.