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Stefanie Fiore‘s A New Home Series

Stefanie Fiore has a stunning 10-photograph series that captures homes of Italian-Canadian families in their everyday garishness. Decorative wallpapers sandwich ornate furniture, gaudy photographs, and miscellaneous trinkets. Inanimate objects serve as subtle storytellers of history and social change. Posh or gaudy? Regal or cluttered? It honestly becomes hard to decide, but these photographs certainly capture...Read...
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Jim Denevan Shakes Up The Earth.

Mover and shaker Jim Denevan sees the big picture. Like a movie director, all of his works — whether they be manipulations of sand and earth or more human-oriented experimental projects — seem to share a common thread of small details benefiting a larger whole. His food project, Outstanding In The Field, features a world-wide...Read...
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An Oldie But Goodie By Vincent Laforet!

Previous New York Times journalist, Vincent Laforet shot this photo in 2004. Taken at the Lasker Rink in New York City from the overhead vantage point of a helicopter, the piece captures a moment in time that makes you think twice. The piece is aptly and cleverly titled: “Me and My Human”. Since 2004, Laforet...Read...
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Artist Jane Lackey Maps Out Conversations.

On first glance, it might be easy to write off the work of Seattle artist Jane Lackey as mumbo-jumbo, but when one studies the materials she uses, her interests in neuroscience, genetics, and speech patterns, pieces like those from the above series, Survey, seem to make a bit more sense. Using paint, tape, and stickers,...Read...
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MWM Graphics Alphafont 3.0 For 2009!

Every year, Matt W. Moore releases a nifty ol’ font to add to your collection. This year’s font, Alphafont 3.0, is available in a colorful display of pattern and type that will remind you of everything from 8-bit videogames to retro ’70s decor and futuristic abstract! For $33.00, you can receive 27 6″ x 6″...Read...
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Laura Breitman’s Textile Art at UC Davis!

A few months ago, we stumbled across the layered textile works of Margot Lovinger and were blown away by the intricacies in her recreation of the human form using fabrics. Now another artist with a similar technique but much more detailed subject matter has caught our eyes. A new solo show at the Richard L....Read...
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Erica Steiner Artist Interview

"Whether this impulse is made manifest in the form of an everyday act like putting on jewelry, or in an overt act of ritual, such as the adornment of a religious icon with flower garlands, we as humans are ubiquitously driven to decorate our world, to sanctify it, and to beautify it with ornament."
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