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Embroidered Works: Shaun Kardinal, Erin Frost, Stacey Page, Jose Romussi, Peter Crawley

Coinciding with bright spring threads come a fascination with brightly-colored, geometrically-minded embroidered works! In this post, we examine works from artists who painstakingly thread through paper to vastly different ends.   Shaun Kardinal This year, Seattle’s Shaun Kardinal has taken a bold leap from minimally embroidered postcards to more involved pieces set upon multi-layered collages....Read...
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Mark Powell‘s Portraits Heap Age Upon Age

Often by way of the unrefined medium of ballpoint pen, UK artist Mark Powell turns vintage envelopes into portraits of the elderly. His high-contrast black-and-white images find their strength in wrinkles, as though making some sort of meta-commentary about aging faces upon aging trees. Creases separate mouths from noses and stamps and seals make fanciful...Read...
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My Turn At Carmichael Gallery: A Group Show With A Street Art Lean (Curated By Bumblebee)

Up through the end of this week at Carmichael Gallery in Culver City (5795 Washington Blvd.) is a globe-trotting exhibition with a somewhat street art lean. Bumblebee The appearance of materials such as stencils, spraypaint, and unconventional installation materials makes sense when one considers the curator of the show is none other than Los Angeles...Read...
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Zander Olsen Temporarily Creates Mountains In Trees.

Zander Olsen‘s Tree, Line series really plays tricks on the eye. Olsen wraps trees in white material and then photographs them from very specific angles to create the illusion of stark and unnatural shapes within an extremely natural setting. These are from an ongoing body of work, installed and photographed throughout the UK in Hampshire,...Read...
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Gnarled, Hellish Forms, From Katie Brookes

Herein lies the works of London-based artist Katie Brookes, who creates gently-crafted works of intense subject matter! First and foremost, a fair warning: the thin lines of her imagery seem better-suited for an etching on a copper plate, to be studied in real life, than it does for viewing on a digital medium, at low...Read...
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Ian Stevenson T-Shirts!!!

We interviewed Ian Stevenson a bit ago about his bizarre and sarcastically hilarious drawing style. Well, it seems his style translates extremely well to some juvenile t-shirts, and 8Ball in the UK has a good selection on sale HERE. Below are some of my favorites. Get yours! (Available in guys and girls sizes!)   Read...Read...
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Bunny and The Bull (2009) Film Review

Director: Paul King Starring: Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby Bunny and the Bull marks the feature film directorial debut of Paul King, well-known in the U.K. for directing The Mighty Boosh. While both Boosh and Bunny are firmly entrenched in the “buddy comedy” genre, it is there where similarities end. Bunny and the Bull finds Paul...Read...
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Punk Collage Darling Linder Sterling

I just want to give a quick shout to the fine folks at Almost Velvet, who’ve done a quick bio and recap into the work of Manchester’s Linder Sterling, whose early work in Manchester’s punk and post-punk scene are still relevant today. Just look at the sheer number of collages popping up these days that...Read...
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Good Vs. Evil Zine #5!

Issue #5 of Good Vs. Evil zine features 84 pages of art on the theme of “Man Vs. Metal”! It’s limited to 150 copies. Not enticed? Here are some sample images for your eyes! Artists in the issue include: KOKOFREAKBEAN MICHAELA COLETTE ZEKE CLOUGH ALEXANDER BINDER ARNE MENSCH BENEDIKT RUGAR JON VAUGHN JASON OVERBY E...Read...
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