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Posts Tagged ‘ ART ’

so wabi

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October 29, 2011

it’s intangible, indefinable, inspiring and represents the “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” – it’s wabi-sabi! with roots in zen buddhism and japanese tea ceremony, the aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi is difficult to describe, but you would probably know it if you saw it. driftwood, misty mornings, drooping flowers and rusting metal are all included in this...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Bernd and Hilla Becher

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October 25, 2011

This week Sara from Brown Paper Bag takes us to the German landscape through the eyes of photographer duo Bernd and Hilla Becher. Documenting various architectural structures and arranging them into “typologies,” the couple transforms the context of ordinary industrial buildings simply by rearranging them. In a strangely similar vein, I wrote about the...
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happy boatday nico!

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October 16, 2011

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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BIG THINGS AHEAD: AMY

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September 26, 2011

i first met amy vázquez at the bow tie making workshop at the museum of craft and folk art back in april, where she kindly shared her scissors and tips on bow tie execution with me and a friend. about a month later, she was working next door to us in the park life...
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SAVE THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM!

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September 21, 2011

With the mountains of terrible shit we see on tv, hear on the radio, and read in the paper, it’s rare for me to be compelled by anything to take a stand or fight for change because everything pisses me off! But yesterday, after reading Roberta Smith’s cry for help in the New York...
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a dault

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August 30, 2011

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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BIG THINGS AHEAD: AMY & CAMP PIKALAND

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August 9, 2011

pikaland!!! what an amazingly fun place that i have visited quite often! not a real-life land, unfortunately, but a blog-land where malaysian-based illustrator amy ng chronicles her favorite illustrators and artists. i’ve been a fan for years now, and last week amy announced an exciting addition to her world- the launch of camp pikaland,...
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it’s gonna blow!

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August 4, 2011

VOLCANOES!!!!!!!!!! there’s really nothing better to geek out on!!! they’re mysterious, ancient, unpredictable, and absolutely breathtaking….but they can destroy everything so quickly! the recent work of british artist duo, semiconductor, brings us into the strange world of volcanologists and explores ideas of human interaction with the natural world, our relationship to scientific research, and...
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drying rack attack

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July 16, 2011

working with anonymous domestic materials- venetian blinds, drying racks, lightbulbs, & cans- korean artist, haegue yang, strips the cultural function and meaning from these simple household objects and presents them in a new context. her drying rack sculptures are carefully wrapped in fabric or yarn, draped with objects and lights, infusing personality and a...
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BIG BIG BIG LEMONADE STAND!

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July 13, 2011

BIG THINGS is coming to PORTLAND for a special lemonade stand/garage sale/pop-up shop/open studio! i’m excited to be visiting the city of roses, where i lived many moons ago. please join us for a whole sunday of fun! featuring friends… rectangular objects… boet jewelry… nutfang… the good mod danish, industrial & mid-century modern furniture… AND LEMONADE,...
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