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Friday Quick Links!

May 6th, 2016

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1. Photos from The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year via Colossal
2. Digging this DIY lightbox headboard via Poppytalk
3. Mineral Workshop’s hand-dyed paintings via Design Crush
4. Loving The Canvas Project via Trendland
5. Ellie Malin is fascinated by architecture and cities via The Design Files
6. Love these DIY floating window shelves via design*sponge
7. Jane Rainey’s striking paintings via Creative Boom
8. Art meets photography meets fashion in Ernesto Artillo’s work via Miss Moss
9. Interview with artist and designer Amanda Happé via The Jealous Curator
10. Add some pom poms to your sandals via damask love
11. Make a sweet cloud light via apartment therapy
12. Michelle Kingdom’s impressive embroidery via Honestly WTF

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

May 3rd, 2016

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Imagination, inner worlds and their impact and implications on the outer world take precedence in this week’s gallery picks.

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1. Fascinated by the persistence of animal imagery in mythology and communal cultural imaginaries, Matthew Grabelsky superimposes its presence onto his depictions of the contemporary world. For the artist, the animal becomes a manifestation of the inner workings of the hidden subconscious, literally revealing the latent identities and motivations lurking beyond the composure of the human mask at Thinkspace Gallery
2. Dima Drjuchin’s “The Infinity Key” consists of a new series of paintings whose subject matter continue to reflect the artist’s unique hyper dimensional worlds densely populated with his fictional characters and creatures at Campfire Gallery
3. Ward Shelley makes paintings with information the way historians make stories from facts. His new exhibition is titled “The Felicific Calculus” and presents eight new paintings that tease out narratives on the subject of consumer culture at Pierogi
4. Having been heavily influenced by British culture in the 1990s, Scott Listfield plays homage to this time in his life using British urban landscapes as his backdrop and referencing iconic British music. Using his astronauts, he takes us on an alternative journey through the streets of London, creating a strange world of the familiar yet surreal at StolenSpace Gallery
5. Camilla d’Errico on her latest work: ““With my ‘Dances with Dreams’ showing, I wanted to invite audiences to explore the hauntingly beautiful states of the subconscious mind – while awake and in dream.  The feeling as though they were walking through a colorful and serene dreamscape when pondering whether the girl in each portraiture is dreaming or whether she is the viewer’s dream.” at Corey Helford Gallery
6. Amy Hill’s inspiration for her most recent body of work is American Folk Art, which served as a reflection of the artists’ impressions of society, its needs and mores. In updating these paintings, Hill has depicted urban children decorated by logos, tattoos, piercings, drugs and digital media. This allows for an examination of the phenomenon of innocence, its value, and the possibility of its survival in a fast moving world at Front Room Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

April 29th, 2016

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1. A lifetime of photographer Miles Aldridge’s Polaroids via AnOther Mag
2. Fun DIY palm frond wall hanging via Oh Joy!
3. Peter Zimmermann’s epoxy resin floor art via Trendland
4. Talking with Brooks Salzwedel about his ethereal drawings via The Jealous Curator
5. Joshua Abarbanel’s sculptures reflect technology & the natural world via hi-fructose
6. Found Waldo! via Honestly WTF
7. A fan of Anna Buckner‘s quilt paintings via Design Crush
8. Mirrors inspired by glaciers via iGNANT
9. Secret Wood forms tiny worlds with their rings via Colossal
10. Doug Johnston’s coiled & stitched rope sculptural objects via Creative Boom
11. Gorgeous DIY hanging floral installation via design*sponge
12. Curating an imaginary show of motherhood via Miss Moss

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

April 26th, 2016

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This week’s artists explore energy, memory and interaction.

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1. By knitting together childhood recollections, photographs old and new, the moving world seen from the windows of trains, stills harvested from the television set and other media, Edwige Fouvry pursues an “emotional truth” in which the recorded, the remembered, and the imagined must each play a role at Dolby Chadwick Gallery
2. Something Else features ten artists whose work deals with the energy inherent in living things. Each artist constructs a world in which the activity of life is visually enacted, not by specific portrayals of the forms of existence, but by an emphasis upon their innate core energies and exuberantly pulsating character at The Painting Center
3. Wayne Koestenbaum considers his latest paintings novels: “Crowded, incident-packed, meandering, digressive, unplanned. Conglomerations of marks.  Anthologies of moods.  Messy and non-figurative, but threatening at any moment to spill into image” at 356 Mission
4. Apropos of the current political scene in America and barbaric events worldwide, Lou Beach’s exhibition of new collages is titled, A Plague of Fools at Craig Krull Gallery
5. Yuichi Hirako paints brilliant and fantastical scenes in deep and wild forests where plant-like humans intermingle with elements natural and man-made. The artist is interested in the different meanings given to nature depending on religious and cultural backgrounds. In Japanese tradition, the forest is regarded as mystical and sacred, while in Western folklore, the forest is often portrayed as wild and barbaric. As all societies move towards greater dominance over nature, Hirako examines the desire for humans to coexist with the natural world at Fouladi Projects
6. In Entrance to the Void, George Condo condenses the disparate styles of his previous artistic periods into individual paintings that broach the void between figuration and abstraction. Moreover, his new body of work becomes a philosophical exercise in counteracting ideas of ‘nothingness’ through the visual consolidation of a personal, and in this case, artistic history at Sprüth Magers Los Angeles

Friday Quick Links!

April 22nd, 2016

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1. Guiseppe Pepe’s “Losing my Mind” project via Yatzer
2. Interview with painter Sarah Kelk via The Design Files
3. Lovely DIY paper peonies via design*sponge
4. Suddenly craving a letter board via Miss Moss
5. Loving Inès Longevial’s use of color via Design Crush
6. Wanting to cover myself in Tattly’s scented perennials via swissmiss
7. Bold & quirky tiles from Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Mutina via design-milk
8. A peek inside Harvard’s collection of 2500 pigments via Colossal
9. Zoe Bradley’s amazing paper flower chandeliers via Honestly WTF
10. Merging illustration with street photography via Creative Boom
11. Talking with artist Sarah Gee Miller via The Jealous Curator
12. Beautiful hand-colored samurai photos via Trendland

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

April 15th, 2016

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1. Loving Irina Kruglova’s illustration style via Creative Boom
2. Interview with needlework artist Liz Payne via The Design Files
3. Ewa Juszkiewicz is giving history a new face via Trendland
4. Yes, please, to dotted leaves via oh joy!
5. Mysterious stacks of books left around NYC via swissmiss
6. Nadine Ijewere explores cultures through identity and fashion via design*sponge
7. Beautiful fallen tree bench via iGNANT
8. Stained glass furniture! via design-milk
9. Dorris Vooijs’ lovely layered mixed media works via Design Crush
10. Laureen Marchand’s striking paintings of dying flowers via The Jealous Curator
11. Amazing rainbow origami street art via Colossal
12. James Reka’s cubist inspired paintings via hi-fructose

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

April 13th, 2016

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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!

April 8th, 2016

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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

April 5th, 2016

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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!

April 1st, 2016

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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

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

March 29th, 2016

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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!

March 25th, 2016

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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

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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