Posts Tagged ‘ painting ’

Dries / Gijs / Jobs

October 13, 2012
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I went into MAC the other day with Jen and FELL IN LOVE with the new Dries van Noten / Gijs Frieling / Job Wouters collaboration for this Fall 2012 collection! I wrote about Frieling & Wouters’ book, Vernacular Painting, a few years ago, and am excited to see Wouters’ lettering splashed across crispy...
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Hair Over There

May 8, 2012
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Diggin’ on Frank Hallam Day‘s photos of hand-painted signs of hair salons in rural Ethiopia. Day explains that these are part of a larger project exploring the Western influence on African ideals of beauty & self-image. But the images are also just a grand collection of work of amateur artists and sign painters in...
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sarah dougherty, MFA!

March 7, 2012
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for those of you who have been following the blog for the past few years, you might remember my first ever BIG THINGS AHEAD interview with artist, sarah dougherty. nico and i went to north carolina in 2009 and stayed with sarah in greensboro, who was about to leave for los angeles to start her...
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TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY: Joan Brown

December 13, 2011
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ITS TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY!!! Sara from Brown Paper Bag wrote about one of my favorite California painters, Joan Brown! Coincidentally, I almost wrote about her for my TTT piece but decided to go with pochoir, a type of color illustration that had its heydey in 1920s Parisian publications. Check that out over on BPB...
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happy boatday nico!

October 16, 2011
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last weekend i flew up to portland for 36 hours to celebrate the opening of nico‘s first solo show at 12128 boatspace, our friends’ gallery/studio on a boat docked up in nw industrial portland. it was a quick trip, but it was really awesome to collide sf worlds (lisa & chris) and portland worlds...
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50¢ treat

October 13, 2011
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i found this book at the thrift store for 50 cents and had to share it! patrick caulfield was a british painter and printmaker who famously depicted snippets of everyday domestic scenes in saturated color and a remarkably flat style. unlike his pop art contemporaries, lichtenstein, oldenburg and warhol, who were capitalizing on the objects...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Giorgio de Chirico

September 27, 2011
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I am SO HAPPY that Sara at Brown Paper Bag chose de Chirico as this week’s Time Travel Tuesday feature! Giorgio de Chirico has blown my mind ever since sitting in front of The Philosopher’s Conquest at the Art Institute as a teenager wondering why the hell those artichokes were there. Step into his surreal...
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a dault

August 30, 2011
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not sure if i want to take brooklyn-based artist julia dault‘s paintings too seriously or not. with titles like “rowdy cats,” “bunga bunga,” and “skull crusher,” it seems like julia’s not asking us to ponder silently about abstraction, but rather wants to engage the viewer with color and roller-coaster-rides along her lines. her sculptures...
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they’re looking right at me!

June 20, 2011
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i don’t even know what to say about these… let your imagination run wild? insanity/obsession/neon paint tube/runny clown make-up? “new contemporary portraiture?” in the end it doesn’t really matter because these are so freaking cool, i don’t need to say a damn thing! 2011 paintings of girls, figures, monsters and self-portraits by japanese artist...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: TARAVAT

May 5, 2011
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all of this year’s televised revolutions have forced the west to notice a huge part of the world we have been ignoring for years: the youth of the middle east! but sf-based artist, taravat talepasand, who grew up in a persian home, has been raising the issues of the first-generation identity crisis since the...
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