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Multiple exposure photographs taken by taxi driver Issui Enomoto in Japan

To wrap up this week, here are some multiple exposure photographs taken by taxi driver Issui Enomoto in Yokohama, Japan. As Enomoto ferries about passengers, he shoots interesting scenes as he encounters them. In the series Taxi in the Sea, Enomoto layers his images, one upon another, creating melancholy narratives of the passing night.

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San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 30 to February 5, 2014

Multi-Day Events

Event: San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print, and Paper Fair When: Saturday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sunday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: Fort Mason Center: Festival Pavilion San Francisco, CA

Saturday February 1, 2014

Event: “GORDON COOK: Prime Printmaker & Poetic Painter” Opening Reception When: Saturday February 1, 5-8pm Where: ArtZone . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 30 to February 5, 2014

Watercolors by Anastasia Ugorskaya

“SKY DISSECTED” Watercolor on paper, 2009, 12.5” x 16.5”

Lovely intricate circular forms by Brooklyn based artist Anastasia Ugorskaya. See more of Ugorskaya’s work here.

“DRAGON FRUIT” Watercolor on paper, 2009, 12.5” x 16.5”

“DRAGON FRUIT” Watercolor on paper, 2009, 12.5” x 16.5”

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“The Machine in the Ghost” an installation of 2400 pencils pierced along a wall by Kenneth Steinbach

“The Machine in the Ghost” 2013 Carved and polychromed wood. 2100 individual elements. Shown installation is 8′ x 19′

“The Machine in the Ghost” is an installation consisting of 2400 individually crafted pencils positioned like darts along a wall. Created by Minnesota based artist Kenneth Steinbach, the work explores the narratives and memories attached . . . → Read More: “The Machine in the Ghost” an installation of 2400 pencils pierced along a wall by Kenneth Steinbach

Collage by Mark Lazenby

Artist Mark Lazenby creates a distinctive visual language from scraps of paper. Here are some of my favorites from his most recent pieces.

See more of Lazenby’s work on his website.

Jonathan Franzen Angry Man: Digital Collage

Charlie Mills Coffee Business Card

Last Ride: Digital Collage

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Dessert sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE. waxed linen, cotton, linen silk. 5x5x5″ 2006

Desserts have a special place in my heart and on my plate. Taking inspiration from contemporary food images, artist Ed Bing Lee takes thick pieces of linen, cotton and silk thread, and knots them to form sculptures of cupcakes, slices of pie and ice cream . . . → Read More: Dessert sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

Portraits by David Whittaker

Some intriguing portraits by Newquay (England) based artist David Whittaker. Whittaker won the 2011 National Open Art Competition for this series of works called the “Hovering.” See more from this artist here.

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Calligraphic art by Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi

Tehran, Iran based Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi finds artistic expression through calligraphy, specifically the minimalist forms of the Kufi script. Does it matter that many viewers can not read the ancient elegant Arabic characters, let alone know their meaning?

Bakhshayeshi writes, “When viewers do not understand the meaning they are not reading the . . . → Read More: Calligraphic art by Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi

Nicoletta de la Brown embroiders plastic grocery bags

Baltimore-based artist Nico­letta de la Brown embroiders the plastic bags she receives from shopping at the corner-grocery store.

About this series of work, Brown writes, “Res­cued from the gut­ter; blow­ing down the street like city tum­ble­weed. I reclaim and ele­vate what once was dis­carded by cre­at­ing embell­ished art objects. Grow­ing up in Brook­lyn and . . . → Read More: Nicoletta de la Brown embroiders plastic grocery bags

“No Should Be As Friendly As Yes” paintings by Karen Barbour at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area artist Karen Barbour currently has an exhibit at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco. Taking inspiration from subconscious forces like dreams, as well as memories, Barbour paints portraits and abstractions. The portraits are unexpectedly intense, composed of deceptively simple shapes and a forceful flatness. The images are rendered . . . → Read More: “No Should Be As Friendly As Yes” paintings by Karen Barbour at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco