Category Archives: Art

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The Circular Tales Of Ben Beres

When viewed from afar, Seattle artist Ben Beres’ circular etchings read as abstract patterning, but closer inspection reveals elaborate stories arrayed on circular pages. The exterior text is clearly legible, but the writing becomes progressively more difficult to read as it winds its way to both the center of the composition and the narrative. The...Read...
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Kiel Johnson Made A Cardboard Printing Press

There are quite a few artists out there making very impressive works out of cardboard, but Kiel Johnson’s incredible functional sculptures are hard to top. For his show Publish or Perish at Mark Moore Gallery, Johnson made a fully articulated printing press, accompanied by a working cardboard camera and other equally impressive objects.  
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Rachel Maxi Demonstrates That Tools Make For More Interesting Still Lifes Than Pears

Seattle artist Rachel Maxi mainly creates tiny landscape paintings that manage to evoke a sense of space in rather mundane settings, but she turned away from her usual subject matter to make a very lovely series of pieces documenting hand tools. There’s something very satisfying and elegant in the stark contrast between the straightforward, realistically...Read...
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There’s Still Time, Brother Short Film Review (2010)

The Wooster Collective’s There’s Still Time, Brother, is quite the interactive filmmaking achievement. Displayed in a circular room, it features the composite of twelve different cameras, stitched together loosely to fill a 360-degree space. From the center of the room, stools radiate outwards, and one central chair, with a back, serves as the solitary “remote”...Read...
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Julia Chiang‘s Ring Pop Art

So much edible bling!! Brooklyn artist Julia Chiang created this dapper ring pop installation for a group show at Art Basel Miami. The ring pops slowly melt under the display lights, staining the walls as they disintegrate.
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Analog Playset Toy Auction

Last night’s Analog Playset custom toy show and action featured 25 custom robot toys by well-known Los Angeles-area musicians and artists, including Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, and members of bands like Minus The Bear, Eisley, Circa Survive, Thrice, All-American Rejects, and Fall Out Boy. Andrew McMahon (of Something Corporate) held a special performance, as this...Read...
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Flying Lotus – Pattern+Grid World Album Cover Review (w/ Theo Ellsworth Interview)

The album cover for Flying Lotus‘ latest EP, Pattern+Grid World, features a close-up portrait of one of Portland illustrator Theo Ellsworth‘s intricate, feathery characters. With an album title like Pattern+Grid World, Flying Lotus certainly could have taken the artwork into any number of stereotypically “cool” directions, but instead, he chose to go with the soft...Read...
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