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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

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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The artists in this weeks gallery picks use art to stretch their views of the natural world and time.

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1. Gabriel Orozco explores complex geometry, mapping, and anatomy in a creative, playful, and inventive manner at Aspen Art Museum
2. A master at translating belief and ritual into stunningly arranged strands of spun fiber, Ramón Medina Silva’s yarn paintings pulse with vivid depictions of the Wixárika cosmos at Fowler Museum
3. Embracing the Contemporary celebrates Keith and Katherine Sachs’ leading collection of contemporary art at Philadelphia Museum of Art
4. Jae Ko creates a site-specific installation entitled flow 流, the newest iteration in a series she calls “Force of Nature.” Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the United States, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5. For the past year, Cody Hudson has taken his elemental compositions, typically applied to birch panels, and translated them to stretched linen, augmenting their painterliness and deepening their relationship to a painting tradition. While remaining stylized and abstracted, his newest works are also indebted to portraiture and landscape painting, at times suggesting masks, sunrises, and still lifes at Andrew Rafacz Gallery
6. A Kingdom of Hours explores how artists disrupt sequential time – from biological rhythms to historical chronologies – to undermine rigid structures of belonging at Gasworks

Friday Quick Links!

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1. Daesung Lee creates museum dioramas in real places via iGNANT
2. Menja Stevenson created outfits that matched mass transit seating via Colossal
3. Talking with Rebecca Louise Law, who “paints” with flowers via The Jealous Curator
4. Venera Kazarova combines garbage with glamour via Creative Boom
5. Interview with artist Dean Bowen via The Design Files
6. Gorgeous mermaid crowns straight out of your fantasies via Trendland
7. Pawena Thimaporn’s awesome graphical pottery via design-milk
8. Shay Spaniola’s dreamy textiles via Design Crush
9. Eugenia Zoloto’s beautiful papercuts via Miss Moss
10. Andrea Myers’ collage-like sculptures via Hi-Fructose
11. Chatting with furniture designer Gbenga Akinnagbe via design*sponge
12. Wanderlust inspiring treehouses via Honestly WTF

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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This week’s artists come together to contemplate differing realities.

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1. Look up here, I’m in heaven, a group exhibition of unconventional portraits featuring paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media work by David Antonio Cruz, Yashua Klos, Tschabalala Self, and Yoon Ji Seon. While cultural and political realities are central elements of the work on view, the artists create imagery that aims to transcend the here and now to establish a more transcendent sense of self at BRIC House
2. Maryrose Crook draws on traditions of surrealism, still life and folk art creating worlds where beauty and brutality exist in close proximity at La Luz de Jesus
3. Group show School’s Out aims to capture that same sense of freedom – of playfully breaking from the ordinary and letting the imagination run wild at Mike Weiss Gallery
4. Aaron Frisby and Lane Cyril Mountain’s newest works at Seeing Something Gallery
5. An examination of the profound physical and emotional impact of violence in America, particularly against women at Paradigm Arts
6. At once charming and provocative, Michael De Feo reinterprets and embellishes the existing imagery in a novel spin for the age of appropriation at Danziger Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

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1. Amazing photos of the Milky Way reflecting on a salt flat via Colossal
2. Benoit Paillé’s captivating photos of Mexico via Creative Boom
3. Atong Atem’s ‘Third Culture Kids’ portrait series via iGNANT
4. DIY some Icelandic Poppies via design*sponge
5. A huge fan of the colors in Mary Fedden’s work via Miss Moss
6. Chatting with recent grad Hattie Clark via Creative Review
7. You know you want to make a watermelon pom pom via Brit & Co
8. Spring Whitaker’s adorable animals via Honestly WTF
9. Alexandra Bellissimo’s beautiful collages via Trendland
10. Talking with James Gulliver Hancock via The Design Files
11. Interview with Emily Barletta via The Jealous Curator
12. Graham Yarrington’s otherworldly art via Design Crush

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

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This week’s artists examine the places in which opposing forces merge

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1. Rebecca Louise suspends 8,000 flowers from the ceiling in The Beauty of Decay at Chandra Gallery
2. Ori Gersht’s Flaunt “is about this new space created when the virtual and physical world are becoming absolutely united” at Kohn Gallery
3. David Hockney captured Yosemite National Park on his iPad at La Louver
4. Group exhibition Me and My Arrow at ZieherSmith
5. David Smith’s Form in Colour merges the concerns of two- and three-dimensional media at Hauser & Wirth
6. Radical Plastic is an opportunity to mediate on the idea of in-between-ness, and what it means to be in the middle of something as each artist proves adept at navigating fluid and liminal areas at CUE Art Foundation

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