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Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

April 22nd, 2015

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The artists in this week’s gallery picks experiment with lines in surprising and playful ways.

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1. Robert Irwin has produced eight works that advance his use of fluorescent light, a material he first used in the 1970s. Irwin installs rows of columnar lights, coating the different tubes with colored gels that alter the transmission of light. Other tubes remain unlit taking some advantage of the reflected light at Pace Gallery
2. American artist Lloyd Martin, known internationally for his rhythmically constructed abstract painting, continues his engagement with color and line in this outstanding body of work at Stux Gallery
3. By employing gravity to manipulate printmaking grounds, Ian Davenport’s graphic works produce images that reflect the result the artist has achieved in his glossy pour paintings. The artworks continue his process-based investigation of the paradox between chance and control, the industrial and organic at Pace Prints
4. Hattie Stewart’s Adversary will take on glossy advertising imagery with Stewart’s characteristic homage-meets-satire approach at House of Illustration
5. Jimi Gleason’s silver deposit surfaces act as enigmatic mirrors that are activated by the viewer and the environment they are situated in. Light, color and form are injected into the paintings via the external world – through this movement, Gleason hopes to induce a meditative experience for his viewers at William Turner Gallery
6. Dipping and undulating lines make reference to animal and human body contours only to be interrupted by sharp turns that deny their voluptuousness in Josh Dihle’s work at Valerie Carberry Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

April 17th, 2015

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1. Get tropical with your wallpaper via Poppytalk
2. Make your own glitter sunglasses via A Beautiful Mess
3. Meghann Riepenhoff’s photographic art via Design Crush
4. Living between buildings via Colossal
5. Lorraine Loots paints tiny books via Honestly WTF
6. Bobbie Burgers’ giant flowers via The Jealous Curator
7. DIY some test tube antlers via The Merry Thought
8. Birthe Piontek examines notions of the self via This is Paper
9. The women of Don Draper via Miss Moss
10. A look inside designer & illustrator Edith Rewa’s studio via The Design Files
11. Styling Barbie’s Instagram via Racked
12. Beautiful pop-up art by Bozena Rydlewsk via iGNANT

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

April 14th, 2015

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This week’s gallery picks feature portraiture in the exploration of identity.

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1. Ramon Maiden’s “Turbo Faith, Ladies Of The Night & Dandy Delinquents” celebrates Barcelona’s junkies (‘kinki’s’); the authentic junkies, the one’s that truly had nothing to live for at Stolenspace
2. Rina Banerjee’s work investigates the possibilities of cultural identity; its relics, how we identify ourselves, and how that perception changes through the eyes of others at Jacob Lewis Gallery
3. Jouissance will feature new paintings made on found bed sheets, pillows, and curtains. Maslansky renders his images of anonymous figures in various states of undress and sexually charged activities in such a way that allows psychological and emotional readings of the found images he works from at Honor Fraser
4. The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture at Brooklyn Museum
5. Known for her frank and revealing representations of the issues surrounding identity, Lucy Jones’ paintings address conventional notions of femininity, aging and disability, through her close observation of the self at Flowers Gallery
6. Tali Lennox’s Layers of Life is a reaction to the phenomena of social media, “selfies”, and casual narcissism at Catherine Ahnell Gallery

Floral Orbs & Good Tunes

April 13th, 2015

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I love Songza, It’s constantly serving up new and old in the most organic curated way. Last week, I was introduced to Dresses Band– which ultimately led me down a creative rabbit hole. I ended up listening to their beautiful album while fixating on their album art. The illustrated floral is reminiscent of a psychedelic 70’s print, modernized through a circular orb. Give them a listen, I promise you’ll enjoy.

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Friday Quick Links!

April 10th, 2015

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1. Make some cheerful paper plants via The House that Lars Built
2. Portraits in paint & Japanese paper via The Jealous Curator
3. Very tiny paintings by Hasan Kale via We The Urban
4. A look inside the studio of Block Shop Textiles via design*sponge
5. Love this look at encaustic cement tiles via Honestly WTF
6. Digging this hanging garden idea via Poppytalk
7. More than your basic maps via Present & Correct
8. Create and paint with earth pigments via Textile Arts Center
9. Craft a fun fringed pillow via A Beautiful Mess
10. Drawing on shoes with markers via design-milk
11. Caitlyn Carlisle found art inspiration in the latest runway collections via Trendland
12. Veronika Richterová creates new life from repurposed plastic bottles via Colossal

Contributed by Emily Gup

Snail Mail + Analog Data + Art

April 8th, 2015

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There’s something romantic about writing a postcard, even if it’s filled with data points and undecipherable sketches. Dear Data, a project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec really struck a chord, as their UK – US written correspondence is an interesting window into the world of a data thinker.

Both women live parallel lives in that they’re the same age, only children, transplants in a new country and work in data using a hand-crafted illustrative approach. Have a look to explore – the drawings have a beautiful morse code feeling to them and share more than meets the eye. Would you ever correspond with a likeminded pen pal?

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Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

April 7th, 2015

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We love the sumptuous color palettes in this week’s gallery picks- they’re lush, vibrant and full of punch.

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1. Casper Brindle’s work occupies the space where Color Field painting, Light and Space conceptualism and Finish Fetish sensibilities intersect at William Turner Gallery
2. Bill Jensen attempts to create paintings which, like self-contained beings, affect the world around them—a characteristic Jensen refers to as “emotional density.” His new paintings explore these longstanding concerns at Chaim Read
3. Laura Lancaster’s work is extracted from an archive of anonymous thrift store and flea market photographs. In these new paintings, Lancaster has used found home movie reels of super 8 film, the first time that moving images have been incorporated into her work.  Each work is a captured one-second frame, chosen from hundreds of films Lancaster viewed and then reviewed to render in either a domestic or cinematic size at Sargent’s Daughters
4. Drawing on manifestations of home, Ann Agee creates installations that explore notions of interior life, material culture, feminism and personal history. Interested in investigating the limitations of appropriation, mimicry and manufacturing, Agee employs familiar motifs – from household objects to modernist architecture – that she at once subverts, infusing them with her own personal and familial narratives at P.P.O.W
5. Richard Diebenkorn’s seductive color palettes and intricately balanced compositions draw from the light and a sense of the places in which he worked, and define a career that spanned more than four decades at Royal Academy
6. A decade Linda Touby ‘s art in Rare Bird at CK Contemporary

Friday Quick Links!

April 3rd, 2015

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1. Naturally dye your Easter eggs via design*sponge
2. Love this look at Beatrix Ost’s farm via Advanced Style
3. Joseba Eskubi surrealistic mixed media paintings via Trendland
4. Lovely DIY eucalyptus and yarn wall hanging via Poppytalk
5. Fabulous new blankets from Matt W. Moore via design-milk
6. Decorate tea tins with tissues paper via Oh Joy!
7. Digging these ceramics by TwoCan via Present & Correct
8. Make beer can vases via Fulltime Fiesta
9. The art and studio of Guy Yanai via Anthology
10. Noël Skrzypczak’s dynamic abstract paintings via The Jealous Curator
11. Gisele Freund’s wonderful photographs of Frida Kahlo via Miss Moss
12. Adorable DIY clay bunny bowls via Alice & Lois

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

March 31st, 2015

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This week’s artists display a meticulous methodology in their work.

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1. The new drawings and sculptures of Alex Zecca’s continue the artists obsessive and precise methodology. They are time-intensive, process-oriented works made through a laborious process of accumulating steady inked lines at Gallery 16
2. Breaking Pattern highlights several generations of artists whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting at Minus Space
3. Mara Held’s energetic yet delicate paintings on linen and paper use swirling organic forms that suggest lyricism and spontaneity, yet her medium of choice requires great dexterity and meticulousness. Held’s ribbon-like, concentric lines in vibrant colors create intricate patterns that evoke varied sources from topography or maritime waves to Japanese Woodcuts and Psychedelic posters at McClain Gallery
4. Aya Uekawa’s Good Girls at Kravets Wehby Gallery
5. Alma Thomas’ original and dynamic style is characterized by large-scale abstractions comprised of rhythmic, repeated marks of vibrant color. Inspired by nature, recent discoveries in the sciences, and her observations of earthly and celestial phenomena, Thomas’ work was devoid of overt political content at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
6. Jaq Chartier’s paintings—matter, vitalized—are the result, not of romantic or expressionist ecstasy, but orderly, almost scientific investigations into the properties of color at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Digesting & Designing Data

March 31st, 2015

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I’m a complete nerd when it comes to data design. It holds such high importance in communicating real-time facts, that it’s hard to ignore the visual trends of the category. If you take a gander at Pinterest, you’ll see endless styles that have emerged, to decipher the numerical chaos. This past weekend, Benedict Carey of The New York Times devoted a significant analysis to the topic, in relation to perceptual learning:

And so it is in many fields, whether predicting climate, flagging potential terrorists or making economic forecasts. The information is all there, great expanding mountain ranges of it. What’s lacking is the tracker’s instinct for picking up a trail, the human gut feeling for where to start looking to find patterns and meaning.

As we become more attuned to mapping data and translating it for the masses, we’ll be more equipped to embrace and evolve into the future. Never before has the art of tracking patterns been this important.

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Friday Quick Links!

March 27th, 2015

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1. Photographs inspired by 17th century Dutch paintings of domestic life via Miss Moss
2. Miranda Lorkeet wrangles MS Paint into art via Design Crush
3. How gorgeous is this “Floating Flower Garden”? via Colossal
4. A modern take on the style of Baroque & Rococo masters via The Jealous Curator
5. Swooning over Marina Zumi’s rainbow honeycomb mural via My Modern Met
6. Loving Guiomar Teles’ mixed media patterns via Trendland
7. A look at the morning routine of artist Kirra Jamison via The Design Files
8. Patterned bikes & accessories from Cath Kidston for Kingston Bicycles via Poppytalk
9. DIY some lovely botanical Easter eggs via The House That Lars Built
10. Robert Wimberley’s #Lighten Up via The Nib
11. Tassel up your sandals with this DIY project via Honestly WTF
12. Digging Sabato Visconti’s take on glitch art via Yatzer

Contributed by Emily Gup

Rotating Discs + Isabel Marant

March 26th, 2015

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As of late, life’s been a bit hectic, and this site’s been a bit still. Luckily, it’s the good kind of hectic that makes the work day a massive juggle…

Last week, while running between my Chinatown office and a client’s office in Tribeca, I just sort of stopped in my tracks when I hit this window display at Broome and Greene. Isabel Marant has a way with motors and movement, and the geometric grandeur of this rotating disc series translates beautifully. The nuance of the movement steadies the eye and livens the scene. If you’re in New York, swing by the Soho store- hopefully you’ll enjoy the artistic mechanics as much as the inventory.

 

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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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