Vol. 05.19.2019 | Sunday Selects

TAELOR FISHER

I find great inspiration in the natural world, and consider flowers especially stirring. I expressively marry shapes, colors, and scents of my favorite blooms, which produce lush, colorful, and charmingly chaotic compositions. 

Every painting starts with flowers. But, it is then what intrigues me at the moment that helps the piece take shape. This can be anything from decor curated by a designer, to current trends in fashion, to a color accidentally mixed on my palette. 

My paintings are not about ME. They are about where they might live. I want my work to be loved and cherished. Thus, my heart and soul is poured into each piece as I create.

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LISA WEISS

Lisa Weiss’ work is about mark making, patterning, spontaneous movement, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. She is continually looking for ways to detach from the past and future with a focus on the here and now. Weiss’ paintings are process driven by movement, repetition, materials and place. Her works are for beauty and contemplation.

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BRANDON REESE

Brandon Reese’s focus on experimentation and varying techniques relates to his belief that the best part of life is the process, “My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation.” He works primarily with stoneware and porcelain. Reese’s most recent pieces combine salt glazed stoneware and reclaimed native wood. His work is predominately known for its simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that the pieces push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art.

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OBJECTS

Exhibit by Aberson has been searching for and acquiring objects from around the world. A fusion of modern design and primitive form, these design objects are hand-selected to add texture and interest to spaces.

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JASPER MORRISON ON HIS CORK SCULPTURES

The unique, durable nature of cork has long captivated the design world, but few as enduringly as the acclaimed product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison, who has dabbled in making pieces out of cork since 2004.

His first creations, a trio of stools for the first Vitra Home collection named Cork Family, highlighted the pleasing tactility and lightweight nature of cork. Over the years, Morrison has continued to add to the series, which now complete, is in focus at Kasmin gallery in New York. Entitled ‘Corks’, the exhibition also marks Morrison’s first solo gallery showing on US soil.

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CRISPY TOFU WITH COCONUT QUINOA AND BROCCOLINI

You know all those times you’ve made tofu at home and it was kind of…whatever? This is what you actually wanted to make. Crispy, craggy, and thoroughly coated in an addictive, peanut-y sauce, this tofu is so delicious that even the most stubborn carnivores won’t complain.

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BIRD OF PARADISE

“This is our riff on the Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink,” says Alex Holder from Pool Burger in Austin, TX. “The bitter flavors in the Aperol are a good balance to the sweetness. It benefits from pineapple wedges or pineapple leaves for garnish. Or stick as many swizzle sticks as you have in there.”

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND COLLECTING DESIGN

It’s hard to think of a modern woman more modern than Charlotte Perriand. Creative, intelligent, well traveled and athletic, the native Parisian was a pioneer of design at a time when women’s options in the field were limited mainly to ceramics and textiles. In the 1920s, Perriand transformed a room in her apartment into a glass and metal bar for entertaining, and she saw the potential of tubular steel as a material for furniture. And it was largely thanks to her vision that the architect Le Corbusier became famous for the 1928 steel and cowhide chaise longue, and other iconic pieces, on which he collaborated with Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.

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MARVIN GAYEYOUR’E THE MAN REVIEW

Remixed and repackaged collection finds a troubled artist caught between the socially conscious What’s Going On and the Motown Machine

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