Tag Archives: nostalgic

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Romancing The Neurotic Stone.

For her 365-day project, illustrator Lisa Congdon certainly picked a unique task. She has decided to put together a collection of one theme a day, ranging from pencils to foreign books, thread to postcards, baggage tags to lichen. And all of it is laid out beautifully — so beautifully, in fact, that she will be...Read...
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The Haunting Rural With Justin Beckman

Washington artist Justin Beckman explores the urban/rural divide through a series of works that showcase nostalgic Americana. Justin’s installations and projections leave viewers with the feeling of having just walked into an abandoned hunting lodge, and while the first impression is one of haphazard nonchalance, a closer look reveals mindfully curated details. In his artist statement, Justin...Read...
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It’s Grits Short Film Review (1978)

It was the perfect setting for the classic food film, It’s Grits: a sweltering 90+ degree Sunday in a big tent, with everyone fanning themselves with their program booklets, in a venue called the Tobacco Warehouse. It felt like being in the Deep South, the home of grits themselves, with one exception; it was the...Read...
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Aida Gamez‘s Take On Stuffed Animals!

Fuzzy little leftover childhood treasures get a fresh face, fur, and skin when Aida Gamez is done working with their rumpled, crumpled selves. Graphite pencils turn cute things into the type of cute things that are only cute because they’re hideous. The results are endearing.
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Femininity Through A Crosshair.

With her newest series, The Babe In The Target coming on display at Augen Gallery (716 NW Davis, Portland, Oregon) this June, Eva Lake uses photo montages and collage to explore the role of strong women in not only society, but history. Targets, circles, and women are recurring images throughout the series, but there is...Read...
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Kacey Johansing – Many Seasons Album Review

Many Seasons is Bay Area singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing’s debut solo album. It takes the listener more through years than seasons, with a jazzy folk feel that sounds like something out of another classier time. It’s the kind of album that everyone can enjoy — something you could play for a mixed crowd and no one...Read...
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