PATTERN PULP

Friday Quick Links!

May 13th, 2016

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1. Alice Lindstrom’s impressive painterly collages via Creative Boom
2. Beautiful hanging garden installation via Trendland
3. Ana Strumpf illustrates covers of magazines via design-milk
4. Swooning over the colors in Marina Adams’ paintings via design*sponge
5. Thinking about murals via Oh Joy!
6. Talking with artist Robert Montgomery via iGNANT
7. Mariko Kusumoto’s textile art via Colossal
8. Dig these summer DIY braided bracelet kits via Honestly WTF
9. Lovely DIY decoupage project via Martha Stewart
10. Pleasingly patterned goods from Darkroom via Design Crush
11. Fun DIY floral wall clock via Lovely Indeed
12. Sanda Anderlon’s vibrant collage work via The Jealous Curator

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

May 10th, 2016

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This week’s gallery picks feature bursting color, pattern and unique perspectives.

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1. A selection of paintings, collages, drawings and prints by Dado from the 1970’s. His phantasmagorical dramaturgy draws its inspiration from a sort of redemption, through painting or drawing, of adolescent memories of tragedies and human cruelties that occurred in his native Montenegro at Jeanne Bucher Jaeger
2. A group show featuring six contemporary photographers from Africa and its diaspora. The exhibition explores multiple themes that challenge accepted notions of belonging and identity; the everyday and the fantastical; the past and the future; the public and the private at Red Hook Labs
3. Anne-Sophie Cochevelou offers a reflection on the cultural appropriation within an “unplanned obsolescence” – through a maximalism that is dear to her, thus celebrating the richness and variety of different cultures through reclaimed material. The artist questions the female body within the post-modern society and particularly the paradoxes of feminism through a costume-based performance at Isabelle Gounod Gallery
4. Presented on yellow walls, Natalie Frank’s new paintings in paper and on wood portray women who have created worlds of their own liking–full of voyeurism, performance, pets and the hot colors and exuberance of horror films at ACME
5. Mike Davis renders complex paintings embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck. His oil paintings create an alternate world where anything is possible, combining arcane personal symbols with social commentary. His work depicts a world of myth and colliding timeframes, a land “on the other side of the bridge,” but one that resonates with our own—not as memory but as a dream at Copro Gallery
6. Collin van der Sluijs’ work is marked by the various artistic techniques he blends together to render his unusual subjects. He has created his own intricate, colorful, odd world with the subjects of his pieces. He takes inspiration for these subjects from the personal pleasures and the struggles of daily life. This world when expressed through the various techniques Collin has mastered, creates beautiful, multi-dimensional pieces of art work, that draw the eye in and keep it there at Vertical Gallery

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

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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