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March 2012 wrap-up

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The most popular posts from last month, March 2012, were (starting from the top left in clockwise order) … Sand paintings along the California coast, the “Wonder Club” show by Sickboy at White Walls, an installation of 2000 suspended tennis balls, and Pantone-colored desserts tarts.

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“Zero Gravity” paintings by Rebecca Rutstein

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“Beyond the Veil” Acrylic on Wood 36inx36in, 2011

During an online visit to the Painting Center in NYC, I discovered the wonderful paintings of Rebecca Rutstein, one of the artists featured in the current “Shifting Speeds” exhibition.  According to Rutstein, she invents “landscapes of systems and forces without a sense of place, scale or . . . → Read More: “Zero Gravity” paintings by Rebecca Rutstein

San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2012

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Oil paintings by Pang-Chieh Hsu at the Andrea Schwarz Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Art Openings Friday, March 30

Event: ‘Papers‘ by Rudi Molacek – featuring: Herbert Brandl (Austria), Chuck Connelly (United States), Rudi Molacek (Austria) , Gerwald Rockenschaub (Austria) and Maria Serebriakova (Russia), Opening Reception When: Friday, March 30, 2012 At 6PM Where:  Fouladi . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2012

David Adey uses images of lips from fashion magazines to create pinned collages

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"22 Footer" images of lips from fashion magazines cut and assembled with pins on a foam panel, 27 x 46 inches

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pieces used in "22 Footer" laid out in the studio

Thank goodness lipstick comes in so many different shades! That thought must have been running through the . . . → Read More: David Adey uses images of lips from fashion magazines to create pinned collages

“Post-it Structures” by Yo Shimada

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In “Post-it Structures,” the post-it notes appear to be spawning like fungus on a moist oak tree. Designed by Yo Shimada of Tato Architects, the installation was built from 30,000 post-it notes which form cells, then blocks, and then walls, running throughout the gallery. Last year “Post-it Structures” was on display at the Gallery . . . → Read More: “Post-it Structures” by Yo Shimada

Cinemetrics, or fingerprints, of movies

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For a graduation project at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag, Netherlands-based designer Frederic Brodbeck developed a novel mechanism for capturing visual information from movies. In cinemetrics, data from a movie – like color, motion and speech – is extracted, processed and visualized into unique fingerprints.

From Brodbeck’s report:

Since motion pictures . . . → Read More: Cinemetrics, or fingerprints, of movies

Eerily beautiful double exposure photographs by Florian Imgrund

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German photographer Florian Imgrund shoots these eerily beautiful double exposure photographs on film without the use of any computer post-processing tools, like Photoshop. What’s also amazing is that he just got his first analog camera recently, in the summer of 2010. See more of Imgrund’s images on his website.

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“Wonder Club” by Sickboy at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

"Wonder Club" Acrylic, Ink, and Spray Paint on Fine Canvas, 42x60in

"Wonder Club" Acrylic, Ink, and Spray Paint on Fine Canvas, 42x60in

If these rainy days leave you feeling blue, Wonder Club at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco will put the bounce back in your walk. Sickboy’s show consists of large canvases full of bright colors, playful as well as angstful antics, and . . . → Read More: “Wonder Club” by Sickboy at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

“Diamond Dust” a finger painted mural by Judith Braun

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a time-lapse photo of Judith Braum while she was working on "Diamond Dust"

Primates do it. Toddlers do it. Finger painting has to be the most primal (and exhilarating) way of making art. New York City based artist Judith Braun is known for her enormous symmetrical wall paintings created using her fingers along with . . . → Read More: “Diamond Dust” a finger painted mural by Judith Braun

Sand paintings along the California coast left by Andres Amador

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As if the California coastline weren’t beautiful enough… landscape artist Andreas Amador has to take a garden rake and etch doodles in the sand!

Originally inspired by the crop circles phenomenon in the UK, Amador has been painting organic and geometric shapes on the beach for the past 12 years. Using Google Earth to . . . → Read More: Sand paintings along the California coast left by Andres Amador