Vol. 12.12.2017 | Sunday Selects

ABOUT JÁNOS HUSZTI

 

A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations.

 

“Can things be deprived of their origins?” A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations. In addition, he is also interested in contemporary street art. His art consists of attributing new origins to things thus establishing new relations. He had got his diploma at University of Pécs, as a painter in 2005. Hungary. He spent one term at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England. It was an experimental learning, particularly regarding the conceptual art. He has been working in a professional studio at PP Center in Budapest for more than four years. Meet there the Hungarian Contemporary art scene each day, especially Budapest based artists and curators.​​​​​​​

Vol. 12.10.2017 | Sunday Selects

DOUG FREED

 

Doug Freed attempts to capture the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects.

 

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KELSEY IRVIN

 

Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked.

 

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KIMERLEE CURYL

 

“Wild Mustangs. Without them, the great west was not possible. We traveled, explored, and built this land by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. We can honor that gift by being their voice. These beautiful legends, magnificent symbols of freedom and grace are being stripped from their homes, families torn apart and an icon will soon be lost forever.

 

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PATRICK ADAMS

 

Art has a very elusive nature. On the one hand, it exists as a very concrete, physical thing made of paint, canvas, wood, or whatever material or medium the artist has chosen. On the other hand—and at the same time—it calls us to a place beyond our normal experience of the world, to a place we might call spiritual.

 

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MERYL STREEP TAKES ON KATHARINE GRAHAM IN THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME

 

Right now, America is in the midst of an exhilarating newspaper war the likes of which has not been seen since the Watergate scandal.

 

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29 WHISKEY COCKTAILS THAT ARE LITERALLY MADE FOR WINTER

 

Winter and whiskey make the perfect pair.

 

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ROSEWATER FIZZ

 

Simple, fruity, and slightly floral, this champagne-based cocktail comes to us by way of astrologer/bartender Patricia Clark Hippolyte, who developed the drink for our Mixstrology series.

 

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RAVIOLI VERDI WITH BUTTER, PARMESAN, AND PEPPER

 

For these stunning green-on-green ravioli, stuff a verdant, spinach-packed dough (a modification covered in this basic fresh pasta recipe) with a sweet chard and onion filling.

 

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EPISODE 189: WHY A DEAD SHARK COSTS $12 MILLION
 

A special episode of the Memory Palace commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to coincide with the opening of Rockefeller-Worsham Dressing Room in Gallery 742 of The American Wing and with Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age, an exhibition open now through May 1st, 2016.

 

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Vol. 12.05.2017 | KOLLABS

ABOUT KOLLABS

 

Kollabs is a collaboration between Miami-based artist, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Atlanta-based artist, Anke Schofield. They explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. The artists present a provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. Kollabs’ offer the viewer a preview into a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal beings.

 

Kollab artists Luis Garcia-Nerey and Anke Schofield, explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants. They present a serious and provocative series of collaborative paintings and installations that create a sense of wonder evoking questions on, and of, the interaction between human life and the forest environment. The pair split their creative time traveling between studios in both Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia in order to create their wondrous pieces.


A focus on the interaction between modern day human society and the forest. Our intentions are to see past the obvious environmental issues and concentrate more on an existential point of view. - Luis Garcia-Nerey


In past exhibitions, the artists’ focal point has not only been a philosophical one but also one that emphasizes on an aesthetic balance that resonates in their current exhibit. The heart of the series it embarks on a journey in which the viewer is presented with a narrative but not a conclusion. This is an attempt by the artists’ to create an interaction between the participants and the works. Our ultimate goal is for the viewer to achieve a personal conclusion that is not based on the idea of an Other but rather a conclusion that is constructed by the viewers themselves. ~ Anke Schofield

 

Within Kollabs, the artists’ perspective on the subject matter allows the audience to preview a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal Beings. Although the main premise of the exhibit questions the human construct of the forest, it also aims to reveal an infinite source of reference points beset by the tone of the exhibit itself. Whether literal or abstract, Schofield’s and Nerey’s intentions are not to rationalize a specific idea of the forest but rather suggest that the viewer interpret the works on their own without limitations set by concrete definitions.

Vol. 12.03.2017 | Sunday Selects

BRENDA ZAPPITELL

 

“My paintings emerge from the emotion I feel in the moment my brush touches a blank surface. I am a very physical and spontaneous painter. Moving back and forth with decisive brushstrokes and dynamic gestures, I work rapidly to capture that ephemeral feeling in tangible form.”

 

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FOEKJE FLEUR

 

The Bottle series redefines trash from the canals of Rotterdam, Holland as art and opens a philosophical debate: what meaning can we ascribe to objects that were meant to have none? Foekje hopes through her work to bring attention to the problem of environmental pollution and our collective responsibility to live harmoniously with nature.

 

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JEN PACK

 

The work embodies a space in the seam between painting and sculpture, yet is made of fabric. It is made of small distinct pieces, reordered and fused, which become a new whole based on their orientation to each other; yet, each small bit still retains its integrity.

 

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KEN TATE

 

When Ken works in the studio, the art often has a “mind of its own”. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”. His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.

 

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IS IKIGAI THE NEW HYGGE?

 

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.

 

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EASY CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP WITH BEAN AND CHEESE NACHOS

 

This weeknight-friendly soup is enriched by the flavor of smoky chipotles, brightened by fresh lime, and ready in just 22 minutes or less.

 

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TEQUILA MIXED DRINKS 

 

From refreshing watermelon-tequila cocktails to red sangria, here are amazing mixed drinks to make with tequila. We’ve got delicious recipes for every occasion, whether you’re picnicking in the park or relaxing at the beach. And don’t worry – margaritas are also included.

 

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MY PLACE: MARIANNE FAITHFULL

 

Up close and personal with the singer and ’60s icon For the latest installment of My Place, singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull opens the doors of her Paris apartment to director Barbara Anastacio.

 

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EPISODE 189: WHY A DEAD SHARK COSTS $12 MILLION

 

On today’s Planet Money: Why a dead shark costs $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado costs $1,265.

 

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Vol. 11.28.2017 | Michelle Y Williams

ABOUT MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS

 

Imperfections, flaws, rust, asymmetry, texture, peeling paint and the principles of wabi-sabi all enliven and excite Michelle Y Williams. She approaches her blank canvas with just a beginning and no preconceived end result. Williams seeks to find balance within the work; experimenting and exploring ways to refine her craft without self-constraint. “If I am able to engage the observer, make a connection which couldn’t be conveyed verbally and ultimately elicit a visceral reaction - my work is done.”

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The inspiration for my work is both selective and completely random. I’m certain that influences must come, to a certain degree, from things that enliven and excite me - imperfections, flaws, rust, asymmetry, the texture of concrete, peeling paint from something old, the principles of wabi-sabi - and artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly, Eva Hesse, Hans Josephsohn and Louise Nevelson. Despite all that stimulus, I find that approaching a blank canvas and simply beginning with no preconceived notions of the end result provides greater gratification. I endeavor to find balance in the work, light vs dark, expressionism vs minimalism, and in that process must instinctively recognize when it feels complete.

Using varied elements in my work - acrylics, oils, sand and pure pigments - and applying these to different substrates - canvas, metal, Plexiglas, wood, and clay, I eliminate any self-imposed constraints in the creative process. Not confining myself to one medium enables me to experiment, explore and evolve- invariably refining my craft.

Through primarily non-representational imagery, the observer is left with only abstract emotions and instinctual responses towards the painting - feelings and memories are free to manifest based on actual life experiences.

If I am able to engage the observer, make a connection which couldn’t be conveyed verbally and ultimately elicit a visceral reaction - my work is done.

Vol. 11.26.2017 | Sunday Selects

AVERY KLEIN

 

Minimalism inspires the work of Avery Klein. Her experience with screen printing and graphic art play an integral role in the clean design of her pieces. Klein utilizes form and texture to enhance her work and displays her modern vision.

 

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BO AND OLIVIA JIA

 

The Cold Mountain series is inspired by a desire to render organic forms in sleek, modern silhouettes. Bo believes that beauty is an intrinsic human need that requires constant nurture and exploration.

 

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COURTNEY GARRETT

 

Courtney J. Garrett has created a minimal yet sophisticated approach to capturing inspiring images of storms, rural landscapes, and architectural sketches in her oil paintings and mixed media works.

 

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SILVIA POLOTO

 

Recognized for her dynamic compositions and color sensibility, Poloto exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety. Her deftly handled juxtapositions unfold in rich, textured hues and expressive gesture. The result is a body of work characterized by equal amounts of surprise, playfulness, and provocation.

 

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SEEING THE FUTURE: WHY NORMAN FOSTER IS THE PERFECT ARCHITECT FOR APPLE AND BLOOMBERG

 

British architect Norman Foster has transformed the 21st-century city with his massive-scale buildings. Will his new philanthropic organization cement his legacy?

 

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5-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE COCONUT BUTTER CUPS

 

This recipe is easy, requiring just 5 ingredients! The base is this simple vegan dark chocolate made with cocoa butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa (or cacao) powder. Swoon.

 

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11 GREAT THANKSGIVING DAY WINES

 

Enjoy a wide range of reasonably priced wines with your Thanksgiving feast.

 

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JONY IVE ON THE AUTHENTIC PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

 

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, speaks with David Remnick about the art of focus and working with Steve Jobs.

 

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KEITH RICHARDS: LIFE (FULL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE)

 

To mark the publication of Keith Richards’ autobiography, Life, this BBC2 Culture Show special looks at the life of the man with five strings and nine lives. In a candid interview, he chats to Andrew Graham-Dixon about his childhood in Dartford, and his passion for music.

 

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Vol. 11.19.2017 | Sunday Selects

ZOE BIOS CREATIVE

Zoe Bios Creative is best expressed by the term Art Entoure, which is a full-circle approach to a cross-pollination of the art world with the design world. We have coined Art Entoure to celebrate the vitality, elegance, and infinite variety of our environments. This idea for us is rooted in creativity, global connectedness, and artful living

 

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DOUGLAS WITMER

 

Growing up in the Mennonite culture of Lancaster County, PA, Douglas Witmer’s deep connections to simplicity, peacemaking, and humility began at an early age. Through his color-driven visual experiences, he has steadily pursued a personal inquiry into the materiality of seeing, perception, feeling, and memory for over two decades.

 

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JAMIE KIRKLAND

 

Her work has been described as “minimalist abstract landscape.”Kirkland desires to speak to the viewer through simplicity and by reducing the landscape to shapes and forms, much the same way a poet expresses an idea in three lines of haiku.

 

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AARON WHISNER

 

With roots in graffiti and street art scenes, Aaron Whisner draws inspiration from hand-painted signage, street textures, and type. He has been actively painting since the mid 90’s. Whisner’s bold use of imagery and technique is used to capture public attention while maintaining balance with surrounding environments.

 

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THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES: AMERICA’S SECRET WEAPON IN WORLD WAR II

 

How “know-nothings” Elizebeth Smith Friedman and William F. Friedman became the greatest codebreakers of their era.

 

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GREEN GODDESS CRUNCH SANDWICH 

 

Think of this as a salad sandwiched between two slices of bread.

 

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BETTER-THAN-CREAM-SODA RHUBARB COCKTAIL RECIPE

 

This rhubarb and vanilla-laced cocktail gets an unexpected twist from pisco and rich Scottish ale.

 

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PRIVATE VIEW: JOSEP-PLA-NARBONA 

 

A family portrait of the nonagenarian Barcelona-born painter and draftsman.
 

 

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STATE OF JAZZ ON SPOTIFY

 

Relax and unwind with this playlist. Jazz that is curated by you this Sunday.​​​​​​​

 

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