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Drip paintings by Amy Shackleton

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Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton has a unique manner of applying painting. She squeezes paint on top of her canvas and lets gravity do the rest. For more control of the drips, she rotates her work to change the direction of the paint flows. Shackleton never relies upon any other application method, like brushes or . . . → Read More: Drip paintings by Amy Shackleton

“Sequence” a photo series of New York’s Williamsburg Bridge by Mon Zamora.

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Here’s a real treat for pattern people… these gorgeous photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Mon Zamora show the light intersecting New York’s Williamsburg Bridge. To see the collection in higher resolution, click here. 

BTW: In the photo above, the colorful ovals pasted on the metal beams above the bridge are part of an . . . → Read More: “Sequence” a photo series of New York’s Williamsburg Bridge by Mon Zamora.

Preview of 2011 San Francisco Open Studios: Weekend 1 (Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Castro, Excelsior)

Pirate Vereker at Cell Space studios

Pirate Vereker at Cell Space studios

I love this time of year! This weekend begins the annual, month-long art event that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. The first weekend studios of artists in the Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Castro, Excelsior neighborhoods are featured. See the ArtSpan website . . . → Read More: Preview of 2011 San Francisco Open Studios: Weekend 1 (Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Castro, Excelsior)

‘Reading between the Lines’ a transparent church in Belgium

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Belgian architects, Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, have completed a remarkable church in Limburg, Belgium. At 10 meters tall (33 feet) made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel, it sounds like it would be an imposing presence on the quiet countryside. However, with gaps between each pair of the weathered steel . . . → Read More: ‘Reading between the Lines’ a transparent church in Belgium

San Francisco Area Event Picks for September 29 – October 5, 2011

Rotating Shanghai II: Works by Two Generations of Photography Artists in Shanghai

Rotating Shanghai II: Works by Two Generations of Photography Artists in Shanghai

Art Openings Thursday, September 29

Event: “ArtLaunch“ an exhibition preview event and fundraising party featuring more than 400 works of art for sale by SF Open Studios Artists When: Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:30PM Where: SOMArts Main Gallery 934 Brannan, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for September 29 – October 5, 2011

“The City” a time lapse video of San Francisco

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The City from WTK Photography on Vimeo.

Wesley Townsend Kitten (WTK Photography) created this beautiful time-lapse video of San Francisco. For over a year, Wesley spent between 250 and 300 hours gathering footage far and wide throughout San Francisco.  He explains, “I started this project because there are so many people photographing . . . → Read More: “The City” a time lapse video of San Francisco

“Young & Free” an exhibition by Australian street artists at 941Geary in San Francisco

Anthony Lister, Street Mask 6-9 Mixed Media and Resin on Wood, 7.5x10"

works by Ha-Ha (left) Kangaroo Aerosol Stencil on Paper, 24×16" (right) Sitting BallAerosol Stencil on Paper, 31×23"

‘Australians all let us rejoice, for we are Young & Free‘ – the opening lines from the Australian national anthem.

There’s a marvelous exhibit of art by Australian street artists showing now at 941Geary in . . . → Read More: “Young & Free” an exhibition by Australian street artists at 941Geary in San Francisco

Typographic tape installations

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I found these amazing typographic tape installations in the New York Times Magazine article “What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?” They were created by the advertising studio Doyle Partners. The videos showing the making of the tape installations are wonderful!

Cipher from Doyle Partners on Vimeo.

In The Gym . . . → Read More: Typographic tape installations

Photographic sculptures by Osang Gwon

I just ran across the riveting and off-kilter work by Korean artist Osang Gwon. Gwon makes these intriguing sculptures by covering styrofoam figures with detailed photographs of his subjects.

Originally trained as a sculptor, which means working with stone and metal, Gwon found that the heavy materials hurt his back, so he came up . . . → Read More: Photographic sculptures by Osang Gwon

New works by Alex Lukas at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco

“2011 017 Untitled”, 2011 Ink, Acrylic, Gouache and Silk Screen on Commercially Produced Poster 20.5” x 37.75”

“2011 017 Untitled”, 2011 Ink, Acrylic, Gouache and Silk Screen on Commercially Produced Poster 20.5” x 37.75”

The Guerrero Gallery is currently showing some spellbinding new mixed-media works by Alex Lukas. Working on top of paper, the Philadelphia-based artist explores the fragility of modern society by depicting overgrown skyscrapers, submerged metropolises, and ruined cities. . . . → Read More: New works by Alex Lukas at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco