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“Irreguliere” mixed-media work by Eva Eun-sil Han

mixed media on canvas30cm x 40cm

More mixed-media work from one of my favorite artists – Belgium based Eva Eun-sil Han.

In the series “Irreguliere,” Han cuts out perfect circles from painted paper, strings them together through their centers, and glues them to the canvas. The layers of circles, along with the other vintage . . . → Read More: “Irreguliere” mixed-media work by Eva Eun-sil Han

Sculptures composed of found metal by Linda Raynsford

California based artist Linda Raynsford creates large sculptures from found metal, like discarded freeway signs. Lips, spheres, billowing shapes spring from the salvaged scraps that Raynsford cuts, bends and fastens.

Raynsford writes, “My work is referential, every day objects speak to me. I take these familiar shapes and weave them into conceptual and abstract . . . → Read More: Sculptures composed of found metal by Linda Raynsford

Imaginary worlds by Heather Patterson

Colorado based artist Heather Patterson is really good at combining different patterns and forms to create cohesive paintings which tickle the eye. In Patterson’s work, geometric shapes mutate into biological forms. Natural landscapes become man-made networks.

How does she do this? In her artist’s statements, she writes, “I use a variety of media to . . . → Read More: Imaginary worlds by Heather Patterson

Jewelry by Kristal Romano

New Jersey based artist Kristal Romano takes ordinary objects, like credit cards, and combines them with traditional jewelry metals to create wearable sculptures.

In her artist’s statement she writes, “My interest lies in cultural notions of value and the use of commodities. The fact that most value is relative and subjective stimulates various questions. . . . → Read More: Jewelry by Kristal Romano

Paper cut sculptures by Tahiti Pehrson at Needles and Pens in San Francisco

Northern California artist Tahiti Pehrson must have the patience of a monk living on a remote hilltop. Using an xacto blade (number 11), Pehrson hand cuts sheets of paper (Canson or Lenox) with hundreds to thousands of small geometric shapes. After gluing the sheets into sculptural forms, the cut paper looks like hanging lace . . . → Read More: Paper cut sculptures by Tahiti Pehrson at Needles and Pens in San Francisco

“The Rooms of William Faulkner” mobile photography by Melissa Vincent at ArtHaus in San Francisco

When Faulkner wrote the following passage from “As I Lay Dying,” he must have imagined a room like the one shown above, taken by mobile photographer Melissa Vincent.

“In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for . . . → Read More: “The Rooms of William Faulkner” mobile photography by Melissa Vincent at ArtHaus in San Francisco

San Francisco Area Event Picks for April 25 to April 31, 2013

Work by artists whose work will be shown at the Noonan Building Open Studios in SF – (left) etching by Marti McKee (right) painting by Adele Shaw

Friday April 26, 2013

Event: “SF Center For The Book Open House” includes lots of free activities and demonstrations including letterpress printing, book making and bookbinding, collage, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for April 25 to April 31, 2013

Collages by Laura Redburn

Cardiff, Wales based artist Laura Redburn has a way of finding just the right image, adding a few flowers, and boom! the work is perfectly composed!

Describing her body of work, Redburn writes on her webesite that she “likes to create snapshots from dreams and other worlds in her work, leaving the viewer to . . . → Read More: Collages by Laura Redburn

Assemblages of buildings in New York City by Heather Kocsis

Through the darkness, there will always be light… , oil on wood, 55” x 42” x 12”, 2013

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Canada based artist Heather Kocsis creates three-dimensional assemblages depicting buildings inspired by ones she viewed on the streets of New York City. Using salvaged wood, Kocsis constructs miniature fire escapes, . . . → Read More: Assemblages of buildings in New York City by Heather Kocsis

“Vertical Horizon” photographs of Hong Kong by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

What happens when there is no more land to grow a city upon? It grows higher and higher. Like in Hong Kong, whose population continues to expand. Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze captures this phenomenon in his dizzying series called “Vertical Horizon“ which explores Hong Kong’s vertical growth into the sky.

Jacquet-Lagreze writes that his series . . . → Read More: “Vertical Horizon” photographs of Hong Kong by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze