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Visions from the past: Gene Davis shows his stripes

Gene Davis, Powwow

Artist Gene Davis (1920-1985) took the stripe, colored it and repeated it in ways no one had ever done before, or (in my humble opinion) has done since. Davis worked during the heyday of the 1960s Color Field, Washington Color School and Minimalist movements. Though he worked in a variety of . . . → Read More: Visions from the past: Gene Davis shows his stripes

Collages that link the past to the future by Ceren Kilic

Body Talk

Istanbul, Turkey based artist Ceren Kilic makes mixed-media work that explores the links between the future and the past. Women from the 1950s sitting upon clusters of planets gazing out at the galaxy. Children nailing wooden blocks to a celestial object. Straight lines link people to the inter-galactic, dreams to reality. Women . . . → Read More: Collages that link the past to the future by Ceren Kilic

John Clang uses torn photographs to reassemble time in New York City

Wall Street

These images capture the energy and anonymity of being in a crowded urban area.

In “Time,” Singaporean artist John Clang photographs pedestrians along the streets of New York City. Clang then attempts to capture the elusive notion of “passing time” by tearing into strips multiple photographs of a single spot in a . . . → Read More: John Clang uses torn photographs to reassemble time in New York City

San Francisco Area Event Picks for September 26 to October 2, 2013

painting by Justine Frischmann at Unspeakable Projects in San Francisco

Thursday September 26, 2013

Event: “Shadows” pottery by Paul Philp, Opening Reception When: Thursday, September 26, 5:30-7:30pm Where: Hedge Gallery 501 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

Event: “Spacetime Industries” work by Jonathon Keats, Opening Reception When: Thursday, September 26, 5:30pm Where: Modernism Gallery . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for September 26 to October 2, 2013

Old books turned into wall art by Keri Muller

Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!

Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.

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Installations of giant zippers in public spaces by Jun Kitagawa

This year at the Rokko Meets Art Festival in Japan, Jun Kitagawa presented a series of 3-dimensional zippers in various public spaces. On a wall. Across a river. Across the ceiling, sides, and floor of a room. What does this all mean? We can only guess (assuming you, like me, can’t read Kitaawa’s . . . → Read More: Installations of giant zippers in public spaces by Jun Kitagawa

Lizz Aston makes paper lace using free-motion embroidery and burn-out techniques

“Love Lace – Antiquated Notions #3” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

Inspired by the intricate patterns found in hand-crocheted doilies, Toronto-based artist Lizz Aston re-creates similar motifs in paper. Aston uses the techniques of free-motion embroidery and burn-out to build a network of negative spaces within the material. As in a crochet doily, . . . → Read More: Lizz Aston makes paper lace using free-motion embroidery and burn-out techniques

“Mad Hatters” watercolor illustrations by Daniel Egneus

People and animals. We are one of the same. Milan, Italy based artist Daniel Egneus captures this feeling in his series of exquisite watercolor illustrations called “Mad Hatters.” See more from Egneus’ large portfolio on his website.

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“Beyond the Rocks” mixed-media abstract landscape paintings by Kristen Schiele

“Pale Rider” 2011 silkscreen, oil on canvas 72″x80″

detail of above

In the series “Beyond the Rocks,” artist Kristen Schiele creates abstracted landscapes with bright bursts of color. Using cut-outs and multiple layers of different media, Schiele’s work has the depth one would see from looking at an actual outdoor landscape at a . . . → Read More: “Beyond the Rocks” mixed-media abstract landscape paintings by Kristen Schiele

“ZEIXS” mixed-media work by Lars Henkel

Germany based illustrator Lars Henkel recently released a collection of different projects he has worked on from the last few years. “ZEIXS” contains collages, drawings and various mixed-media work which show off his unique artistic style.

You can see more of Henkel’s work on his behance site.

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