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Simple Shapes From Matthew Penkala

Cleveland artist Matthew Penkala paints images as seen through a visually-impaired haze. The impressive portion here lies in the presence of both incredible simplicity and detail; capturing diffused light is a bit more difficult than it might seem, particularly on canvasses that range from 24″ squares to 60″ squares!
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OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery

Last year’s romp into Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk yielded only a couple notable things. The best of them all, though, was Tokyo’s OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery. He documents his favorite skate spots around Tokyo, and overlays acrylic type on intricately-drawn backdrops, but in a way that doesn’t feel trite or forced. OriginalStyle isn’t incorporating...Read...
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Victim of American Fear (Inspired by Oscar Grant)

Just wanted to share a painting done by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, of Oscar Grant. This is what Fazlalizadeh had to say about the piece, and about Grant, in general: “This painting is my reaction to the Johannes Mehrsele, a former BART officer, verdict and sentencing in the case of him fatally shooting Oscar Grant, an unarmed...Read...
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Martin Machado & Todd Freeman At Gallery Hijinks

Opening December 8th at Gallery Hijinks (2309 Bryant St.) in San Francisco: works by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman. The show is entitled, As It Was Before, and has a focus on artists that “use nature and science to reinterpret memories, fables and story telling.” Martin Machado Evidently, Machado will be sharing works of “an...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part III

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #54 The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Though the album artwork for The Black Keys’ Brothers is very obvious and literal, a lot more thought went into it than one might realize. Designer Michael Carney is the brother of drummer...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part IV

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #36 Glasser Ring True Panther Sounds BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Glasser’s Ring is a mash-up of styles — a brilliant combination of the fragilities of new age with the boldness and power of the earth mother Gaea. Ring‘s album cover, which intrinsically seems to...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part V

Article compiled by Vivian Hua, Sammy Baek, and Brian Meyers If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #18 The White Buffalo Prepare For Black & Blue Ruff Shod Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM For the cover of Prepare For Black & Blue, The White Buffalo used an oil painting by George...Read...
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