Category: Art & Design

Robert Tharsing: Paradise Interrupted

Robert Tharsing: Paradise Interrupted

“These paintings are immediate reminders of choices and paths, the stuff not of death, but of life.” As his latest exhibition opens at Christian Berst Art Brut, Robert Tharsing is both battling a grave illness and making his most important work yet.

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Interview: Corrie Wessman

Interview: Corrie Wessman

Chicago artist Corrie Wessman has made a game of drawing dignified animals and dressing them rather well. We found her through Instagram and were delighted to talk to her about the project.

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Noah Emrich: Bountiful

Noah Emrich: Bountiful

The newest from our friends at Done To Death Projects is a tome by Noah Emrich on America in the vain of Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. We spoke with Noah about the book and the 24-state trip he took to make it.

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Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

Adam O’Neal: Ocean Drive

In honor of his new zine Ocean Drive and a show, Hard Work, currently on at Institute 193, we take a look at the work of Adam O’Neal. He recontextualizes blueprints, shipping crates, packing tape, and cardboard to create minimal, geometric compositions on canvas.

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Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Studio Visit: Rollin Leonard

Maggie Shannon went to Maine to visit the studio of one of our favorite young artists. His work defies convention, categorization and has no time for the digital/analog binary. It’s both and neither and so, so good.

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Architecture: Milan

Architecture: Milan

Despite its heritage as an epicenter of high design, Milan has never really had a spot on the architecture world map. Though its iconic cathedral floods Instagram every Fashion Week, its lesser-known icons are even better and are some of our favorite buildings on earth.

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I definitely learned a lot.

I definitely learned a lot.

Amardeep S. has a new collection of photos out from across an improbable mix of locations: Arizona, Austria, Italy, Portland, San Francisco, Slovenia, Vancouver Island and Virginia. And one in New York. 

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Interview: T O O O L S

Interview: T O O O L S

We talk design, William Morris and working for fun with the husband and wife duo behind TOOOLS.

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Melvin Way: Gaga City

Melvin Way: Gaga City

Art is always a question of perspective. As are life, truth and consciousness, for that matter. Melvin Way’s intricate, cryptic work is a rare look into the boundless intricacies—and elasticity—of existence.

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Musculutropikkus

Musculutropikkus

Clément Pascal and sculptor-painter Édouard Nardon teamed up for a duo exhibition that opened this week at Magic. 

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Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

Studio Visit: Storefront for Community Design

This summer, Storefront for Community Design is hosting Neighbors, a landmark meeting of architects and collaborative design professionals from around North America working to better their communities. We visited their Richmond studio this week in the lead up to the conference.

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Interview: Britt Hutchinson

Interview: Britt Hutchinson

If knitting had a renaissance earlier this decade, embroidery is ripe for one of its own. This quiet, unassuming artform usually associated with kindly grannies, easy chairs and pancake house-grade “Home Sweet Home” signs can be far more than kitch. Britt Hutchinson is a young artist who as Tinycup Needleworks is leading the way in […]

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Études Blue

Études Blue

Blue is traditionally all melancholy and subdued. It’s the primary color of rainy days and heartbreak; profound and reflective but generally not much fun to hang out with. And then there’s that (blue) dress nobody agrees on. One hue on the blue spectrum, though, is transcendent and bright. It’s the visceral blue somewhere between lapis lazuli, cerulean […]

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Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

Studio Visit: Pau Wau Publications

We love print. But there’s print and then there’s innovative, imaginative boundary-pushing print. Among the handful of studios around the world pushing the boundaries of what books mean, how they’re made and what they contain, Pau Wau Publications runs with the best of them. This longtime favorite, run by Andreas Laszlo Konrath and Brian Paul […]

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Overgrowth

Overgrowth

Parker Fitzgerald has helped define some of the most stylish photography of our generation. His serene, emotional scenes of impeccably composed, whimsical beauty shot around the world are synonymous with Kinfolk and are a perfect visual metaphor for the idealistic optimism of Portland. He lives and works in that city, where he runs Ransom, Ltd. alongside his equally […]

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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Few artists are lucky enough to have time adapt to them. Much more often, as it turns out, when an artist is successful in his or her lifetime, they take the scene by storm in relative youth, settle into a style and then become either old master or old news. Think about it: who looks to Jeff Koons or […]

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Studio Visit: Jess Hannah

Studio Visit: Jess Hannah

Never underestimate the power of networks. Jess Hannah, a Cal Poly graduate, got her start on Instagram: she shared what she loved, her life as an aspiring jeweler, and slowly but surely grew her meticulously curated feed to a stratospheric number of followers. This opened the door to her fashion and lifestyle blog, jesshannah.com, and […]

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Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Alex Katz, now 88, is an artist who has been working from his studio in Manhattan’s Soho district since 1968. His career spans half a century and his work is in the permanent collections of over one hundred museums worldwide including the major majors: MoMA, The Met, Tate Modern, and le Centre Pompidou. ​For 2015, […]

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Misleidys Pedroso: Musculatura Viva

Misleidys Pedroso: Musculatura Viva

Cuba is a cultural anomaly: rich with the multicultural mezcla of the Caribbean, yet long isolated from the technology and values of the rest of the Western world. This isolated vibrance has made for decades of remarkable and highly original art whose singular cultural themes belie deeper, more opaque significance. In a new exhibition, Musculatura Viva, at Christian […]

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I Know You Think You Know It All

I Know You Think You Know It All

Future anthropologists will no doubt look back on our age — the age of life coaches and self-branding and “networking” — with bewilderment. Indeed, from designer dressing our dogs to excessive brunches, there is no shortage of douchebaggery in 2015 America. Lucky for us, Chris Black, the self-proclaimed loudmouth behind one of our favorite agency/publishing houses […]

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