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Friday Quick Links!

July 22nd, 2016

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1. Loving this ethereal floral fashion editorial in Schön via Trendland
2. Swooning over Pis Saro’s botanical tattoos via Colossal
3. Etel Adnan’s exuberantly colorful art via AnOther Mag
4. Again and again, old crafts find new hands via Miss Moss
5. Obsessed with the green of this restaurant interior via Sight Unseen
6. Fun floral and honeycomb DIY decoration for celebrations via Oh Joy!
7. Gorgeous secret garden apartment in Brooklyn via design*sponge
8. Inside the world’s oldest bronze casting foundry via iGNANT
9. Fantastic colors in June Kim and Michelle Cho’s photography via Yellowtrace
10. Oil paint and breath combine to form color explosions via Creative Boom
11. Izutsu Hiroyuki’s stunning flower paintings via Honestly WTF
12. Kris Knight’s beautiful paintings via Design Crush

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 20th, 2016

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This week our artists examine culture, colonialism and appropriation.

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1. Nancy Shaver and collaborators’ immersive exhibition Dress the Form at Derek Eller Gallery
2. “Edgar Flores (Saner) uses everyday life as the stage to introduce his magic beings full of energy and mischief, always concealing their identity, resisting the conservative mind. Those creatures represent the ideals and aspirations of people straggling for survival. This exhibit celebrates the spirit of our community, our culture, our love for life and the power to resist the taming of our ancient spirit.” at Museo de las Americas
3. Jorge R. Gutierrez’s Border Bang is a passionate love letter to the Tijuana and US border, documenting the bootleg artifacts sold to locals and tourists alike. Reappropriating the bombardment of pop culture images is the border’s reaction to global issues and events, telling viewers and consumers not to glorify these situations but rather to acknowledge them through their subversive presentation at Gregorio Escalante
4. Featuring a mix of visual influences of the Pacific Rim, Askew One’s latest works reflects on how colonialism has shaped New Zealand throughout the years, and tells a unique story through powerful portraits of the people, and the faces of this diverse community at Inner State Gallery
5. Disguise: Masks and Global African Art connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, and gender, to suggest possibilities for the future at Brooklyn Museum
6. Dylan Languell shrank hundreds of chip bags, giving new life as the “bodies” of the kachina dolls. Kachinas have a history dating to the mid 19th century or earlier. Around 1850, Hopi Indians carved wooden figures to make dolls that were used to instruct young women about deified ancestral spirits and their influence over the natural environment. During the early part of the 20th Century, kachinas became a commodification of Native American culture and were incorporated into Western artistic practices. Great Value, brings to mind new products, low prices, and issues of mass consumption at Bailey Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

July 15th, 2016

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1. Bernhard Lang’s aerial photos of Italy’s Adriatic coastline via Creative Boom
2. Loving Katie Scott’s botanical drawings via Trendland
3. Fun DIY summertime door decoration via design*sponge
4. Enjoying Cécile van Hanja’s paintings via Design Crush
5. Just say yes to brightly colored shoes! via Yatzer
6. Interview with painter Carla Fletcher via The Design Files
7. One man spent 35 years building this cathedral by hand via Colossal
8. . Talking with fibre artist Erin M. Riley via The Jealous Curator
9. Patricia Urquiola’s abstract rugs via design-milk
10. Brooklyn’s Flat Vernacular’s kaleidoscopic spray paint wallpaper via Sight Unseen
11. A fan of these geode wedding cakes via Brit + Co.
12. Perfect art for an oncoming heatwave via Honestly WTF

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

July 8th, 2016

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1. Amaal Said’s quiet, poetic portraits of young people of the diaspora via We the Urban
2. A faux living wall for those lacking green thumbs via Poppytalk
3. Amy Leeworthy’s lovely 1970’s inspired ceramics via The Design Files
4. A landscape of elephants carved from the tip of a pencil via Colossal
5. Katharina Grosse spray painted an abandoned building via Trendland
6. Kerry James Marshall’s powerful work via The Jealous Curator
7. DIY Shibori cushions via design*sponge
8. Digging the fringe details and the tassel backdrop via Honestly WTF
9. Imaginary curator Juno and the wonder of space via Miss Moss
10. Wall-based, still-life sculptures featuring glazed ceramic vessels via Sight Unseen
11. Fun DIY honeycomb wall art via Oh Joy!
12. Vicki Rawlins uses nature to create beautiful art via Creative Boom

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 5th, 2016

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This week’s artists explore home and identity.

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1. In her work, Sherman proposes powerful questions about identity, representation, and the role of images in contemporary culture. From screen siren and pin-up to socialite and businesswoman, the roles Sherman depicts through her monumental body of work provocatively engage with contemporary life’s mediated personas and stereotypes, drawing not only from art history but also from the histories of advertising, cinema, and media at The Broad
2. Divided into two sections installed in separate galleries, the exhibition is organized around the two outposts that Peter Beard calls home – Africa and the East End of Long Island at Guild Hall
3. Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present at Legion of Honor
4. Brian Jungen’s new sculptural objects, wall reliefs, and hanging curtain are made of cut, spliced and reformatted Air Jordan trainers transformed into abstracted compositions that generate broader interpretationsat Casey Kaplan Gallery
5. Hilary Pecis’ El Verano displays honest depictions of the everyday objects and the living spaces that sustain the artist and her family; husband Andrew Schoultz and son Apollo at Guerrero Gallery
6. Imagined Futures features works by Chesley Bonestell, Fred Freeman, John Berkey, Jim Burns, Don Dixon, Bob Eggleton, Chris Foss, Fred Gambino, Ron Miller, Ludek Pesek, Richard Powers, Alex Schomburg, and Tim White, alongside, for the first time, works from other artists inspired by the visualization of the unknown; Ansel Adams, Max Ernst, Robert Longo, René Magritte, Simon Norfolk, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth at Pivot

Friday Quick Links!

July 1st, 2016

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1. Kevin Peterson portrays young girls accompanied by animals via Trendland
2. Illustrated series celebrates Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru via Creative Boom
3. Talking with artist Gunjan Aylawadi via The Jealous Curator
4. Might make you want to tile everything via design*sponge
5. Reeta Ek experiments with the confines of textiles design via Sight Unseen
6. Jamie North fills concrete with plants via iGNANT
7. Angela Adam’s latest rugs are inspired by outer space via design-milk
8. Female style icons whose thinking has had a lasting influence via Design Crush
9. Have a little fun with your fridge via Poppytalk
10. Loving the summer vibes and color palettes in Katrin Coetzer’s art via Miss Moss
11. Putri Febriana’s delightful illustrations via Kittenhood
12. Jim Lambie’s vinyl tape installations via Colossal

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

June 28th, 2016

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This week’s gallery picks showcase abstractions and cultural roots.

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1. Emily Mason’s rhapsodies in oil, composed from luscious color orchestrations and graceful brushwork that together mark the confident hand of a masterful artist. Color is the primary means by which Mason’s paintings are structured. Its forms and shapes, veils and layers, darts and furls ripple across her canvases and comprise singular argots of painterly sensibility and sensation at LewAllen Galleries
2. The exhibition Empirical Intuitive Absorption explores the roots of abstraction Andrea Rosen Gallery
3. An exhibition dedicated to the re-evaluation and rediscovery of three fascinating personalities from art history who instigated a material language that continues to inform contemporary art today. Comprising over 100 key works from American and European museums as well as international private collections, the show offers new perspectives on Kurt Schwitters, Joan Miró and Hans Arp, as well as a deeper insight into Dada and Surrealism at Hauser & Wirth Zürich
4. With Secret File, Lance Letscher’s complex collages turn into coded messages and patterns at TAI Modern
5. Combining modern African Diaspora, the aesthetics of science fiction, urban vernacular, and the idioms of abstraction, David Huffman’s paintings interrogate the politics of race through the increasingly subtle yet potent iconography of the basketball at Roberts & Tilton
6. William Swanson investigates manipulations of terrain and architecture. His latest work moves further into abstraction as he allows the pools and puddles of paint and dried cracked surfaces to create the movement and texture at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

June 24th, 2016

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1. A fan of these double exposure tattoos from Andrey Lukovnikov via Colossal
2. Pink paper tribute to the Spanish city of Barcelona via Creative Boom
3. Mysterious monsters hanging out in magical forests via The Jealous Curator
4. Inside the studio of Bryr clogs via Honestly WTF
5.An interview with Nicholas Jones via The Design Files
6. Lovely DIY pressed flower wall art via design*sponge
7. Talking about materiality and minimalism with Ben and Aja Blanc via Sight Unseen
8. Classic paintings with a modern makeover via Trendland
9. Street style juxtaposed with vintage travel posters via Kittenhood
10. Amy Judd delves into the relationship between women & nature via Design Crush
11. What to do with leftover wrapping paper via Oh Joy!
12. What do you think about hair stenciling via Brit + Co

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

June 17th, 2016

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1. Kyra Schmidt’s beautifully peaceful “Transcriptions” series via The Jealous Curator
2. Heath Ceramics explores the world of wallpaper via design-milk
3. DIY embroidered art via design*sponge
4. Wallpapers that will make it feel like summer all year round via Poppytalk
5. A day in the life of Ken Done via The Design Files
6. In love with Michelle Morin’s watercolors via Design Crush
7. Swooning over Tigmi Trading’s textiles via Honestly WTF
8. Designtex Bespoke Surfaces turn your walls into art via Sight Unseen
9. Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber’s awesome miniatures and dioramas via Trendland
10. Digging this DIY painted leather hanging planter project via Brit+Co
11. Loving Caitlin She’s patterns via Miss Moss
12.Dreamy botanical wall art via My Modern Met

Contributed by Emily Gup

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Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

June 15th, 2016

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Our artists are focusing on adventure and leisure time in this week’s gallery picks.

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1. Focusing on informal moments shared by friends and lovers,Nicole Eisenman’s paintings concentrate on interior spaces and those casual situations that occur only behind closed doors, be that of the studio, a New York apartment or a train compartment at Anton Kern Gallery
2. Marcel Dzama presents new film works, sculpture, and large format drawings alongside a walk-in installation at Sies + Höke
3. As a member of a generation of artists noted for their “return” to figurative painting, Jocelyn Hobbie has honed a formal inventiveness in which neoclassical figures with pensive expressions are depicted amid bold and striking patterns. Her heightened naturalism and enhanced degree of saturated color reveal an uneasy relationship to realism and firmly root these unusually psychological paintings in the age of post abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser
4. As life in America continues to distance itself from the countryside, vacations and travel are a time to reintroduce the self to nature. As summer approaches in America, this idolized time of year brings thoughts of travel, escape, and road trips. With individual freeways that stretch over 3,000 miles, taking the car across country reveals America’s boundless diverse landscapes, as travelers immerse themselves in America’s ever changing personality at Joshua Liner Gallery
5. In the party game Who’s Coming to Dinner? participants are asked to choose any number of dinner guests, famous or not, from any period in time, and imagine what the party would be like. Annelie McKenzie’s exhibition is her personal variation of that game, except that she has imagined a museum exhibition, choosing artists—famous or not, from any period in time–and they become her “Old Masters” at CB1 Gallery
6. When we think of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, it is often the names like Frazetta and Hildebrandt that come first to mind. However, all along through the art history of the genre you have women such as Kinuko Craft, Mary Blair, Julie Bell, and many more who have been creating their own visual worlds and illustrating the worlds of authors, filmmakers, and game designers. For the first time, the work of women in this genre will be exhibited together in Point of Vision: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction at Society of Illustrators

Friday Quick Links!

June 10th, 2016

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1. House of Hackney’s fabulous wallpapers via Trendland
2. Pieter Hugo’s 1994 photographic series via Miss Moss
3. Digging Clair Bremmer’s dreamy forests via The Jealous Curator
4. Jongjin Park’s layered ceramics via Sight Unseen
5. Make your own floral hair comb via design*sponge
6. Askov Finlayson & Hygge & West’s wallpaper collaboration via Design Crush
7. Thoroughly intriguing vases via Creative Boom
8. Talking with textile artist Tammy Kanat via Poppytalk
9. Tiffanie Turner’s huge paper flowers via Colossal
10. DIY hair accessories with vintage jewelry via Honestly WTF
11. Carla McRae’s bright murals via The Design Files
12. Jorge Penadés’ Structural Skin series uses leftover leather via Yellowtrace

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

June 3rd, 2016

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1. Scott Listfield on art, dinosaurs and astronauts via The Jealous Curator
2. Inside the studio of Bharat Tiles via design*sponge
3. Maisie Broadhead critiques the historical symbolism of the pearls via AnOther Mag
4. Furniture made with yarn and resin via design-milk
5. Talking with Vera Panichewskaja about her Salominka series via Sight Unseen
6. Interview with accessory designer Amanda Briskin-Rettig via The Design Files
7. Lindsay Stripling’s beautiful dreamscape paintings via Hi-Fructose
8. The lovely effect of Breeze Blocks via Honestly WTF
9. Digging these new nature inspired paint colors from Spruce Collective via Poppytalk
10. Lush, melancholy paintings from Clara Adolph via Miss Moss
11. Swooning over Pernille Snedker’s modern marbled wood via Trendland
12. Hine Mizushima’s adorable felted creatures via Colossal

Contributed by Emily Gup

Welcome! I’m Shayna.
I live in New York and curate Pattern Pulp Studios. We're trend forecasters connecting the dots between culture and commerce, helping companies navigate digital and physical opportunities. This blog gives a daily taste of what we're seeing. If you want to learn more about how we can help your brand, or just to say hello, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you!
 
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