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Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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This week’s gallery picks exist at the intersection of memory, imagination and modernity.

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1. Fine art photographer Susanna Majuri is known for images where water is a key element at galleria heino
2. Sarah Letovsky’s GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS brings together an assembly of women, each distinct, separate, and detached. Are they strippers, Mötley Crüe groupies, single moms or curatorial graduate students? Are they Teenage Dreamgirls or Olay Aging Cream Consumers? Why are they wearing clothes? Are they on display for looking or are they looking? at Project Gallery
3. For 20 months, Nidaa Badwan did not leave her 100 square foot room to face the outside world. Inside, in her war-imposed withdrawal and isolation, she created-and photographed-an immersive world of her own. Safe and free in this small oasis, she produced a series of stunning self-portraits, a project she calls 100 Days of Solitude, an homage to the landmark novel of magical realism by Gabriel García Márquez at Postmasters Art
4. In Kevin Peterson’s Sovereign, children and wild animals peacefully coexist as complicit companions in the detritus of stark urban environments. The poetic staging of these unexpected oppositions visually elicits powerful psychological themes. Recurring concepts continue to surface in Peterson’s work, like the perpetuity of change in self and environment, the navigation of personal trauma and loss, and solitude and the pursuit of companionshipat Thinkspace Gallery
5. The North Fork is a photographic narrative derived from the Trent Davis Bailey’s experience of an agricultural valley in western Colorado, experienced first as a child and then as an adult at Koch Gallery
6. Valérie Belin presents All Star, a new portrait gallery of superheroines photographed in a style reminiscent of comic books. at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Friday Quick Links!

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1. Loving Luisa Rivera’s mythology infused illustrations via Creative Boom
2. Emma McDowall’s lovely concrete vessels and objects via Poppytalk
3. Captivated by Leonie Barton’s ephemeral works of art via The Jealous Curator
4. These high school seniors got to paint their own parking spots via booooooom
5. How Max Factor invented modern makeup via AnOther
6. Amber Cowan’s vintage pressed glass vessels and sculptures via Colossal
7. Interview with furniture designer Adam Goodrum via The Design Files
8. Digging Naomi Wilkinson’s Latin folk-art inspired illustrations via Honestly WTF
9. A fan of this colorful, pattern-filled home in Brooklyn via design*sponge
10. Beautiful watercolor nudes by NG Collective Studio via Sight Unseen
11. Bari Ziperstein’s collection of ceramics inspired by fashion via design-milk
12. Collar’s playful swimwear via Trendland

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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It’s all about color and shape in this week’s gallery picks.

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1. In Hunting Color, Jaq Chartier continues to develop her own custom formulas of deeply saturated inks, stains and dyes at Elizabeth Leach Gallery
2. During Complex Computational Compositions, Rafaël Rozendaal shows new works including tapestries and sculptures. A recurring theme within his body of work is to limit the influence he has as an artist on the final composition of his work at Upstream Gallery
3. Abdoulaye Konaté’s vivid, thought-provoking installations have their roots in his Malian homeland. The materials he uses, woven and dyed cotton, are integral to the country’s culture and by extension, to his practice.  ‘I use textiles in the same way other artists use paint, steel or marble – it is my colour palette and medium for artistic expression’ at Blain | Southern
4. Brain Bress is known for the fictional characters he creates, inspired by 1980s children’s programming, exotic world cultures and historical art movements. Born as doodles or collages, these imaginative figures take shape as sculptural costumes and come to life on video, performed in front of elaborately composed backdrops at OCMA
5. Mokha Laget’s geometric abstractions evoke vast landscapes, urban environments and ambiguous interiors, the categorization of which lies beyond conventional interpretation. They engage the viewer to actively explore relations between the shaped canvas, its embedded planes and surrounding architecture. At once sensual in surface color and intellectually playful, her paintings invite the viewer to accept paradox and impossibility as an aesthetic premise at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
6. Central to Ric Evans’ practice is colour and form. Evans’ work is informed by his surroundings, deriving shapes from various spaces that he finds between buildings, chairs, parked cars and other moments in everyday life. These shapes become what he describes as an armature to hold his idiosyncratic combinations of colour that create his distinct geometric compositions at Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

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1. Discussing a new wave of wallpaper design with Flavor Paper via Juxtapoz
2. Inside the studio of artist Emily Snyder via SF Girl By Bay
3. Peter Aurisch’s cubist inspired tattoos via Colossal
4. Mia Chaplin’s dreamy paintings via Miss Moss
5. Digging this DIY denim embroidery via Honestly WTF
6. Talking with ceramicist Kirsten Perry via The Design Files
7. Darling DIY floral votive holders via design*sponge
8. Intrigued by these wooden speakers from Grovemade via design-milk
9. Gorgeous flowers encased in ice via booooooom
10. Cheryl Sorg’s delightful metallic tape street art via Design Crush
11. Love this bright blue edition of artist Siba Sahabi’s iconic felt vases via Trendland
12. Painter Amanda Brazier makes all of her own paint via The Jealous Curator

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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This week’s gallery picks have a focus on the lines between nostalgia and current events.

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1. A rare opportunity to see 14 American quilts dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s at Minneapolis Institute of Art
2. Through the power of artistic expression, HEATWAVE celebrates a season that personifies escapism and outside culture. The sensation of sand between your toes, an idyllic romp in the green grass, a sweaty late night rendezvous–all this and more drips with newfound perspective via ceramic booty sculptures, vibrant paintings, paper cutouts and textiles at Stefanie Chefas Gallery
3. ABOVE’s stencil and text-based artworks usually have a strong message or awareness about social, political, or international current events, while his abstract works are a visual language of shape, color, and form at The Quin Hotel
4. Stephanie Syjuco’s Neutral Calibration Studies (Ornament + Crime) features works across a wide swath of media that touch on the legacy of historical colonialism, fictional fabrications, and perceptual studies of photographic “neutrality” at Catherine Clark Gallery
5. Mark DeLong’s Several Shades of Sugar at Cooper Cole Gallery
6. Luke Pelletier’s newest body of work continues to riff on his own moral dilemmas of romance, self reliance, and leisure, playing with ironic twists on both tourist culture and American nostalgia at New Image Art

Friday Quick Links!

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1. Alejandra Atarés’ lush and pattern-filled portraits via Trendland
2. Intrigued by this cabinet with layered shingles via design-milk
3. Marleigh Culver’s Matisse inspired prints via Sight Unseen
4. Functional mix-tape coffee tables via Colossal
5. Jessica Hische on the art of procrastination via Moxie Sozo
6. Digging these dreamy chambray sheets via Honestly WTF
7. A day in the life of Rachel Castle via The Design Files
8. A brief history of the decorated male via AnOther
9. DIY upcycled speakers via design*sponge
10. Wanting everything from Beech Hall’s latest collection via Miss Moss
11. A fan of this felted twist on the typical rug via <ahref=”http://www.ignant.de/2016/08/17/a-felted-twist-on-the-traditional-rug/” target=”blank”>iGNANT
12. Talking with painter Ali Cavanaugh via The Jealous Curator

Contributed by Emily Gup

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