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The Fabric of Memories: Art by Lisa Lackey


An sewn portrait of two sisters from behindSisters' Heads, fabric and thread on canvas

Today’s featured artist is Lisa Lackey. Through her work with textiles and embroidery, Lisa expresses the fabric of memories.

 

The artist’s works are composed in a similar manner to paintings, sometimes using canvas as surface, onto which she sews and embroiders patterns and other scraps of textile. In one of her wall quilt works, she even sews bits of canvas onto another type of fabric…

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Darkly Humorous Collages by Serena Stevens


A collage of a doll, a glass of milk, and a page from a book among other imagesDon't Want Anymore

Serena Stevens is a painter and collage artist who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Serena’s paintings mimic collages, juxtaposing black and white images and settings with bright coloured figures and backgrounds. Each image seems to be based in several different eras at once, where elements of everyday life come together with unexpected consequences.

 

Two collaged and painted images of old women in various environmentsWith Age, oil and collage on panel

I find…

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Colourful, Bulbous Sculptures by Elyse Graham


A synthetic sculpture made to look like a geode with bright glossy insidesVoid #16, latex and urethane

Elyse Graham lives in Los Angeles, California, where she creates her colourful, bulbous sculptures made from latex, urethane and other synthetic materials.

 

Graham’s most recent project, her Geodes, is a series of brightly coloured geodes that have been made from layers of coloured latex and urethane, occasionally incorporating other ingredients such as plaster and sand. These sculptures are like fantasy…

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Striking and Polished Photography by Aly King


A photograph of a woman with bright orange hair wearing a mask of flowersUntitled

Today’s featured artist, Aly King, is a professional photographer currently based in London, England. Her photography has been published in a number of well-known magazines including The Times, Life Magazine, and the Daily Mail.

 

Aly’s striking and polished photography really shows off the her talent for framing a shot. In her latest series, the Queens, she uses variations on lighting and costume to lend each model a…

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Spiritual and Cosmological Images by Emily K. Grieves.


An acrylic painting of a grassy skyline with symbolic markings in the skyAbierto (Open), acrylic on canvas

Our featured artist today is Emily K. Grieves! Emily received her BFA from the University of Montana, and now resides in Teotihuacan, Mexico. In her artistic practice, Emily creates murals, paintings, and drawings Influenced by spiritual and cosmological images.


A painting of a female saint in front of a roseOur Lady of the Sacred Rose, acrylic on canvas

In her recent works, Emily focuses on human figures, drawing from the idea of muses and…

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Studio Sunday: Roy Arden


A photograph of Roy Arden's art studio

 

Roy Arden is a Canadian artist currently based in Vancouver, BC. For today’s Studio Sunday, take a look at Arden’s studio!

 

Arden was originally known for his photography, but has more recently branched out into multiple mediums including film, sculpture and painting. The artist’s photographs frequently concern the urban environment, and the changing landscape of the city over time. A more recent work involved compiling…

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Conceptual But Friendly Paintings by Erin MacKeen


A bright yellow abstract painting on raw canvasThat Thing They Say About Time, acrylic on raw canvas

Today let’s take a look at the artwork of Erin MacKeen. Erin is a geometric abstract painter creating conceptual but friendly paintings that focus on bright colours, shapes, and lines.

 

An acrylic painting on raw canvas with geometric shapes and neutral tonesPaul's Silver Square, acrylic on raw canvas

Erin’s recent works are bright and playful, focusing on large, central shapes. Frequently working from a single block of colour as the focus, the…

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Headlines: Billionaires, Cats, and Very Old Books


A digitized page from the 17th century Chinese Manual of Calligraphy and Painting

 

1) Digitization Saves 17th Century Chinese Illustrations

 

The world’s oldest multi-coloured printed book has been digitized for the Cambridge University Library. The 17th century manual of calligraphy and painting by Chinese author Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu was so delicate that opening the book was strictly forbidden until the digitization process began. Now available for viewing on Cambridge University’s digital library site,…

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Data Translation: Artwork by Ryoji Ikeda

Supersymmetry, 2014 promotional video

 

Ryoji Ikeda is an artist from Japan who uses sound, light and digital elements to explore data translation and human perception.

 

Ikeda's  works are almost exclusively in black and white, and frequently come in the form of huge projected screens, big enough to cover the whole wall of a gallery space. Many of the artist’s pieces are installations that rely on audiences interacting with and…

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Viewpoints in Spaces: Installations by Colby Brewer

&ME! video

 

Our featured artist today is Colby Brewer! Colby creates sculptural installations that attempt to challenge our viewpoints in spaces, particularly spaces we can interact with.

 

An installation featuring two saws, one of which has been sawed in half by the otherSawed, two saws, one cut by the other

Like some of our other installation artists, Colby maintains a mixed studio practice, frequently drawing and collaging as well as sculpting. His Objects series features everyday items, for example ladders that…

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Nostalgic Collections: Art by Olga de Klein


A mixed media work on wood panel with a strand  of yarn trailing below itRhizome 1, mixed media on wood panel

Today we’re featuring the artwork of Olga de Klein! Olga frequently works in collage and mixed media, creating nostalgic collections of detritus, small trinkets and photographs.

 

A photo of two young women laughing incorporated into a mixed media workBloemendaal, mixed media on wood panel

These collage works have a delicate beauty and mystery to them, which is in fitting with the rest of Olga’s body of work. The artist also paints, working in both oil and acrylic.…

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Mechanical Documentation: Art by John Hovig


A painting of several disembodied irisesI-4 Study 4 (Orange), acrylic and screenprint ink on linen

Today’s featured artist is John Hovig! John has a strange and interesting body of work on his website, www.johnhovig.com. John’s works have a sense of mechanical documentation to them, with close-up images of bicycle gears and spokes, as well as prints of hundreds of paperclips and rulers. His CR Mandalas depict large, dense clusters of paperclips so that they look perhaps…

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Studio Sunday: Walead Beshty


A photograph of Walead Beshty standing in front of three large works in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Today we’re taking a look inside the studio of Walead Beshty, photographer, sculptor, and associate professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

 

Best known for photography and photograms, though his work spans a much larger oeuvre. In one of his popular works, the artist ships a series of glass vitrines of various dimensions in cardboard boxes via FedEx, later displaying cracked…

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Frenetic Lines: Paintings by Karine Molloy


A bright painting composed of overlapping three-dimensional lines and yellow tonesPiece 10, mixed media

Influenced by many different types of artwork over her lifetime including writing and theatre. That enthusiasm for all forms of art seem evident in her painted works. Frenetic lines and splashes of colour rule Karine’s art. Each piece is imbued with an incredible sense of movement and energy.

 

An abstract painting created using only black and primary coloured paintUntitled

I’m really taken by Karine’s most recent works, where she seems to channel Piet Mondrian through the use of…

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Abstracted Portraiture by Boudewijn Korsmit


A portrait painting composed of layers of thin, drippy paintMulticolor 2

Boudewijn Korsmit is an artist and art educator who has been teaching both children and adults for nearly forty years.

 

The artist paints on large sheets of paper, sometimes using folded pieces of paper to create shapes of branches, grasses or other elements of nature in abstract form. His portraits use an interesting technique of layering sketchy brushstrokes and drips of thin paint to create the volumes and shadows of a…

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