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Headlines: Instagram, Art Rentals, Dia

1) Instagram is Changing Art: But for Better, or Worse?

A photo of artist Lauren Rokas' Instagram feed


The LA Times offers an interesting look at the way Instagram is changing the art world. Increasingly, the social media platform has become a popular place for artists to not only showcase their works, but to communicate with other artists, collectors, and gallery owners. Many emerging artists, in particular, feel that Instagram is a more democratic way to get their art out there…

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Theatrical Masks and Headdresses by Pamela Schuller

A photo of a paper-mache face maskWearable face mask

Based on Ontario, Pamela Schuller is active in fine arts and theatre, producing works that blur the lines between the two. Pamela has been involved in numerous workshops and art projects to engage communities in the arts – often helping participants create theatrical masks and headdresses.

A colorful paper-mache face maskWearable face mask

In our previous feature of Pamela’s dramatic masks, we saw how the artist begins each mask with a cast of…

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Headlines: Stolen Thumb, X-Rays, Petition

1) Terracotta Thumb Thief Charged

The warrior in question


A man from Delaware has been charged with theft after he was caught with the thumb of a Chinese terracotta warrior statue which was on display at the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. On December 21st, 2017, security cameras at the Institute recorded the man, Michael Rohana, taking a selfie with the statue at a Christmas party before breaking off its thumb and pocketing the fragment of the…

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Body of Work: Art by Christina A. West

A sculpture of a man looking through a sheet of plywoodYou're Welcome, Aqua resin, carpet, plywood

Sculptor and installation artist Christina A. West has a body of work that centres on the human form. In full-body sculptures and busts, Christina displays an obvious skill for detailed, realistic sculpture, then embellishes her works with moments of pure abstraction to create works that are quite contemporary while calling upon classical ideals for visual art.

A sculpture of a man lying on the floor with a gold facePersonal Icon (detail), ceramic,…

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Personal and Sentimental: Art by Jodi Mellick

A sculpted fairy doll with auburn hairAubrey, polymer clay, mohair, fabric, wood base, plastic wings, eyelashes, painted eyes, feathers

Jodi Mellick uses her art practice to express notions of beauty with a focus on the personal and sentimental. Working a variety of media including painting and sculpture, Jodi creates works that hearken to a bygone era.

A painting of an Edwardian teal dressEdwardian Teal, acrylic on canvas

I’m quite impressed by Jodi’s works of sculpture – the artist creates lifelike…

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Sense of Precision: Art by Alicja Kwade

A photo of a sculpture made with mirrors and raw woodLight Transfer of Nature, mirrors, copper, wood

Alicja Kwade is an installation artist whose works often combine heavily processed and raw natural materials. Kwade’s works in installation and sculpture tend to produced with a mathematical, geometric sense of precision.

A work made from chunks of petrified woodGegenwartsdauer, petrified palm trunks varying in size from 250cm to the size of a grain of sand

I really like the tension between this level of straight-edged precision…

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Studio Sunday: Tal R

A photo of Tal R in his art studio


Studio Sunday artist Tal R was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and grew up in Denmark, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. R is known for wildly colorful paintings that express simplified, almost naïve-style figures in a straightforward manner. More recently the artist has also delved into abstract sculpture.


R’s studio looks like a fun place to be, in the above photo. It’s packed with bizarre sculptural…

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Headlines: Stickers, Google, Sculpture Theft

1) Whitney Museum Releases Laura Owens iMessage Stickers

One of the Laura Owens stickers in action


In conjunction with its mid-career survey of the artwork of Laura Owens, New York’s Whitney Museum has released a series of iMessage stickers designed by Owens herself. The stickers are photographic reproductions of sculptures that the artist produced based on some of the most popular Apple emojis. Carved by hand and rendered in three-dimensions before being digitized, the…

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Geometric Intersections: Art by Angela Britzman

A sculpture made from a wooden ball with drywall screwsDeath Star, wood, drywall screws, vinyl paint

Angela Britzman works in two and three-dimensional media, creating abstract art pieces that emphasize geometric intersections. Recently, Angela’s sculptures have taken the form of spheres in varying sizes with ray-like projections emerging from every angle.

A set of two spherical sculptures with long, sharp protrusionsSputniks (Howard and Pussycat), wood, bamboo, vinyl paint


Angela’s sculptural works are quite charming in their relative formal…

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Exciting Curvature: Sculpture by Serge Mozhnevsky

A photo of a wood sculptureSerenity

Serge Mozhnevsky is a sculptor who creates abstract forms with exciting curvature in wood, metal, and stone. Serge creates works for both gallery exhibitions and public spaces, altering the dimensions and materials of his forms to suit each.

A wooden sculpture with a central metallic sphereEmbrace


I’m enjoying the sense of cohesion that’s present across most of the works in Serge’s online portfolio. Though his use of material varies widely, his compositions tend to…

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Studio Sunday: Fletcher Benton

A photo of Fletcher Benton at work in his studio


Fletcher Benton is an American metal sculptor. Based in San Francisco, California, Benton is known for his kinetic sculptures artworks, as well as large-scale steel sculptures that he began producing in the 1970’s. As a kinetic artist, Benton maintained a sense of isolation throughout much of his early career, creating his works in something of a vacuum.  


Benton’s studio reminds me of the likes of Richard Serra, or David…

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Studio Sunday: Erwin Wurm

A photo of Erwin Wurm with an assistant in his studio


Today’s studio Sunday artist is Erwin Wurm. Born in Austria, Wurm still lives and works in Austria between the cities of Vienna and Limberg. Wurm is best known for sculptural and installation works that take familiar objects and spaces and distort them into bizarre facsimiles that are at once humorous and disturbing.


Pictured above, Wurm’s home studio in Limberg is where the artist creates his sculptural works (and perhaps…

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Steampunk Assemblages: Art by Linda Cohen

A mixed media artwork with steampunk imagerySteampunk, mixed media on canvas-wrapped board

Missoula, Montana-based artist Linda Cohen creates unique steampunk assemblages from a wide range of materials and textures. Linda has a background in professional floral arrangement, and uses this knowledge of layering to create her current works.

An art piece made with discarded computer parts and wooden gearsUntitled, wooden gears and found computer parts on wood tray


I’m really enjoying browsing through the galleries on Linda’s website. While…

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Studio Sunday: Michael Sailstorfer

A photo of Michael Sailstorfer's studio space


This week’s Studio Sunday looks at Michael Sailstorfer. Based in Germany, Sailstorfer is known for sculptural installations that take recognizable objects as a starting point, then edits them into strange new constructions. The artist often uses machines or mechanical components in his work.


Sailstorfer’s studio is bright and large in this image. It looks like it has multiple rooms, as well -- or at least the pictured archway…

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Realistic Yet Surreal: Sculpture by Matthew Dercole

A sculpture of some avocados filled with earthwormstwo and a half avocadoes in a generic white bowl with raised designs, stoneware, underglaze, polymer clay, ink, resin

Matthew Dercole is a ceramic artist and sculptor who works on a small scale, creating realistic yet surreal models of a wide range of subjects. Matthew has studied and honed his craft at institutions throughout the eastern United States, and is currently teaching at the Hartford Art School in West Hartford, Connecticut.…

A sculpture of a cake slice with earthworms throughout

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