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Beili Liu captures matters of the heart in the Red Thread Legend Series

Beili Liu brings to life a universal theme which has intrigued humans for time immemorial: what is the nature of our connections to one other? As we live among one another, our shared experiences weave us into and out of each others’ lives. Moving through life some connections are fleeting, some more entangled, some . . . → Read More: Beili Liu captures matters of the heart in the Red Thread Legend Series

San Francisco Area Event Picks for Dec21, 2010 – Jan3, 2011

Street Art from Valencia St in San Francisco

As you can imagine there is a dearth of gallery openings over the Christmas and New Year holidays, so I will leave you with some recent street art from the Mission District (on Valencia Street) in San Francisco.

Made In Slant’s San Francisco Area Event Picks . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for Dec21, 2010 – Jan3, 2011

Linn Olofsdotter creates her own kind of magic

Cover illustration for Computer Arts Magazine, Jan 2008

I recently ran across an amazing artist/illustrator – Linn Olofsdotter. Olofsdotter, originally from Sweden, seems to have an endless wellspring of imagination which she draws upon to create fantastical worlds. In these magical places, people and nature are intimately connected. The forests, oceans . . . → Read More: Linn Olofsdotter creates her own kind of magic

Frank Gehry’s treehouse in Sydney

Front view of the Dr Chau Chak Wing building by Gehry Partners

I’ll admit it. The first time I saw a photo of this building I thought it looked like something someone had flown a plane into. Then I read that it was a Frank Gehry building, and thought “ah hah!” Gehry, the Pritzker . . . → Read More: Frank Gehry’s treehouse in Sydney

C215 stencils the invisibles around the world

From “Community Service” at Galerie Itinerrance, by C215.

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris, C215 has returned this month for a solo show called “Community Service” at Galerie Itinerrance. Christian Guémy, also known as C215, is a prolific French street artist who uses stencils to call attention to . . . → Read More: C215 stencils the invisibles around the world

Typographic moments

Mulberry Type from fortheloveoftype.blogspot.com

This week I got my typography fix from abduzeedo, and had to share it.

Doesn’t the typography in the above image look like it was done in blood? Grisly but beautiful!

Album cover of a 1972 Shostakovitch record

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Martin Usborne – “MUTE: the Silence of Dogs in Cars”

What could be more poignant than a waiting dog? Perhaps a waiting dog in a car? The empathic eye of Martin Usborne captured these stunning images in the series called MUTE: the Silence of Dogs in Cars. This fall, Usborne presented MUTE at ThePrintSpace in East London. Some of these photos also appeared in . . . → Read More: Martin Usborne – “MUTE: the Silence of Dogs in Cars”

Liqen’s “Red Hole” at the 2010 DesOrdes Creativas in Spain

The Spanish street artist, Liqen, painted this amazing mural for the DesOrdes Creativas 2010 (street festival). Originally, he planned on painting a black hole but a greater force must have seized him because it turned out to be a red hole composed of human faces, and is that a dog I spot on the . . . → Read More: Liqen’s “Red Hole” at the 2010 DesOrdes Creativas in Spain

Andreas Kocks lets loose on paper

German artist Andreas Kocks creates paper installations like I have never seen before. In Kocks’ nimble hands, paper – the dry, thin, pliable medium which most of us use to create art upon – transforms into a seemingly liquified material and explodes over entire rooms – the walls, floors and even ceiling.

Kocks, who . . . → Read More: Andreas Kocks lets loose on paper

San Francisco Area Event Picks for Dec14 – Dec20, 2010

The Wandering Flood Moves Through Us, FivePoints Arthouse

Event: Smile, by Lucky Rapp and Axi Duson – Opening Reception When: Thursday, Dec 16, 2010, 6-8pm Where: McKinley Art Solutions, W San Francisco, 181 Third Street (x. Howard) SF, CA 94103

Event: The Wandering Flood Moves Through Us, by Chris Russell, James Seevers, and Michael . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for Dec14 – Dec20, 2010