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Holy Moley, Ariana Page Russell Is Losing Face.

Almost missed this show by Ariana Page Russell, who works taking photographs of skin. “How can that possibly be interesting?” you ask? Judging by the description, I would have imagined some kind of macro biological photography analysis of skin, but Russell’s photographs of skin are just as much about the human being their stuck onto...Read...
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Brandon McLean — Putting Names To Imaginary Faces.

Acknowledgements in books always tease readers with their vagueness, their references so useless and anonymous that one frequently skips over them — despite the obvious importance they hold to the book’s authors — without so much as a second glance. Hence why it’s so interesting that Brandon McLean chose to think critically about these names...Read...
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Claire Burbridge & Matthew Picton: Absence and Presence.

Until May 1st, multi-disciplinary artist Claire Burbridge and paper sculptor Matthew Picton have a really exciting show at Toomey Tourell in San Francisco. Burbridge entombs sculptures in blocks of resin, serving to capture a moment of human life in time. Picton creates his signature paper sculptures of three-dimensional city maps, only to burn them systematically...Read...
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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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Print-Your-Own Christopher Davison Print!

It’s easy for artists to be really sketched out about sending around 300dpi images of their works, because 300dpi is print quality; anyone who gets their hands on a 300dpi image can print a copy of an artist’s work. Luckily for art lovers, Christopher Davison is not too concerned with this issue. In fact, he...Read...