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Tuesday's Gallery Picks




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This week’s artists explore impact of chaos and mythology on their art creation.

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1. Keiichi Tanaami’s Visible Darkness/Invisible Darkness contains powerful images drawn from dreams and memories, most notably those from his experiences as a child during World War II at Sikkema Jenkins & Co
2. Aaron Morse’s various landscapes depict survival amidst a harsh ecology, the strangeness of inherited mythologies, and perspectives obtained from a distance at ACME
3. Franz Ackermann seeks to chronicle new urban realities and the ways in which they are perceived, at a time when both realities and perceptions are driven by ceaseless flows of tourists and information. His monumental paintings take the form of large exploded views that combine architectural elements with numerous Modernist references and abstract shapes in a burst of colors and materials at Galerie Daniel Templon
4. Dave McDermott continues his ongoing allegorical examination of the complexities of human nature and the societies we build to house them, the isolation inherent in those structures, and how we represent those ideas through art itself at Brenna Griffin
5. Erik Jones challenges viewers to see beauty in his chaotic, mixed-media works that merge nude subjects with nonrepresentational, abstract elements. Describing the human figures in his compositions as “aesthetic anchors,” they are the calming foreground upon which bursts of color, stenciled shapes and custom-made stickers create surreal landscapes at Jonathan Levine Gallery
6. Hope Gangloff is known for creating vibrant and truthful portraits of her friends as a way to share her view of modern American life. By capturing this generation of young adults in her illustrations and paintings, she documents this era’s struggle during these tumultuous times at Richard Heller Gallery

Friday Quick Links!




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1. Alessandro Mendini designed rugs for Joseph Carini Carpets via design-milk
2.Human consciousness explored through repurposed wood via Colossal
3. Digging the use of color and pattern in this Australian home via The Design Files
4. Minju Kim’s playful world of fashion via Style Bubble
5. DIY candy gems via Poppytalk
6.Chloe Sells’ psychedelic photography series via Creative Boom
7. A fun colorful and glittery DIY via Oh Joy!
8. Interview with artist Nike Schroeder via The Jealous Curator
9. Rodrigo Branco has turned his visual impairment into art via hi-fructose
10. Tips to add pizazz to your raffia summer hat via Honestly WTF
11. Loving all of the works from Kristin Sim’s You Are Here via Miss Moss
12. Neon geometry as escapism via AnOther Mag

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday's Gallery Picks




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This week’s artists investigate the human tendency to collect and the subsequent impact on our environment.

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1. Crystal Wagner’s water influenced installation Surface Tension at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2. Hassan Sharif ‘s tapestry-like works in this exhibition are conceptually linked by their relationship with the human body and social structures. Recently, Sharif has centered his production around large-scale wall sculptures that incorporate objects that, as he describes, “people depend on greatly to keep up with their daily routines and activity. So long as they are alive, they keep using, exhausting, and relying on them as if they are, in one way or another, part of their own bodies.” at Alexander Gray Associates
3. Tony Tasset has said his goal was to create a universal logo that expressed the contemporary environment of chronic evaluation—a graphic emblem of trending at Kavi Gupta
4. In Dents and Abrasions we find John Divola renegotiating the territory of Vandalism. Here we find abandoned dwellings, located at the edge of human existence, and found to be in decrepit and dysfunctional condition at Gallery Luisotti
5. Rosanne Ebner ‘s Joie De Vivre “pays homage to the natural world, representing the power of regeneration through nourishment and the ability to procreate instead of consuming through greed. The neglect of today’s world is ruining the balance of a deeply symbiotic relationship with nature.  This disconnection needs to be addressed so we can revive the relationship with our natural world and safeguard the future survival of the species” at Ashok Jain Gallery
6. Gregory Euclide’s “Extract” cultivates a quiet presence of human intervention in each rendered environment at Hashimoto Contemporary

Friday Quick Links!




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1. Terrarium lamps! via Colossal
2. Emmanuelle Moureaux’s paper hanging forest via hi-fructose
3. Interview with artist Yvette Coppersmith via The Design Files
4. Gorgeous hand-carved silver bookmarks via Creative Boom
5. Oscar Oiwa’s immersive drawing via Yatzer
6. Turn unwanted plastic into usable objects with these DIY machines via design-milk
7. Chatting with Andrea D’Aquino via The Jealous Curator
8. Traditional ‘tansu’ chests become modern trolley cases via designboom
9. Digging the new kantha quilts from Block Shop Textiles via design*sponge
10. Maya Freelon Asante’s bold color choices in her 3-d works via design crush
11. Sweet, simple graphic prints from Jorey Hurley via Miss Moss
12. Love these hanging tree sculptures from Jorge Mayet via trendland

Contributed by Emily Gup

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This week’s artists use shape to evoke deeper thought and play.

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1. Raoul De Keyser’s subtly evocative paintings appear at once abstract and figurative. Made up of simple shapes and marks, they invoke spatial and figural illusions, yet remain elusive of any descriptive narrative at David Zwirner
2. Hans Hofmann’s famous phrase “push and pull” is most often associated with the Abstract Expressionist painter’s signature works of the 1950s and 1960s, in which bold color planes emerge from and recede into energetic surfaces of intersecting and overlapping shapes. Employing color, plane, and space, Hofmann sought to achieve creative expression that paralleled nature at BAMPFA
3. Tom Hackney has created geometric abstractions based on the movement of pieces in games of chess. In the case of the present exhibition, they are games played by the celebrated French artist and chess player, Marcel Duchamp at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
4. A retrospective of at textile artist and interior designer Alexander Girard’s oeuvre Vitra Design Museum
5. Gabriel de la Mora’s art practice subverts function through contemplative and systematic modes of enquiry. For De la Mora, art is neither created nor destroyed, only transformed. The artist collects materials that have been discarded after their manufactured function ceases to exist, and these form the basis of his two- and three-dimensional works at Timothy Taylor
6. Karen Carson’s seminal Zippers series at Rosamund Felson

Friday Quick Links!




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1. A pretty paper daffodil tutorial via design*sponge
2. Owen Gent explores modern resurrection via Trendland
3. Studio Oddness plays with bubbles via design-milka
4. Resin and marble combine to create Lagoon tables via Colossal
5. Visiting with Jen Stark in her studio via Electrify Mag
6. Wanting all of Rachel Sender’s quirky character pots via Creative Boom
7. Interview with illustrator Eamon Donnelly via The Design Files
8. Lisa Smirnova’s beautiful “Artist at Home” embroidery series via Design Crush
9. Marianne Batlle meticulously beaded, fabulously quirky pins via Miss Moss
10. A South Korean design collective that turns trash to treasure via Sight Unseen
11. Swooning over the colors in Charlotte Evans’ paintings via The Jealous Curator
12. A DIY living art wall via Oh Joy!

Contributed by Emily Gup

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