Vol. 06.02.2019 | Sunday Selects

MCKENZIE DOVE

McKenzie Dove was born in Dallas, TX but now resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband. Her work consists of pure oil paint applied entirely with palette knives. All of her paintings have a thick, layered texture that she developed after studying the Impressionistic and Expressionistic movements.Inspired by elements of interior design and architecture, and the raw beauty of nature, she aims to create pieces that make an individual statement while being versatile enough to compliment any style of design.

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EMILY MORGAN BROWN

Birthed out of a fascination with ancient technique, Emily’s large-scale botanical tapestries are a lesson in history and a record of today. “After I take photos of the flower for the composition, I dry the flower, grind it into pigment, and make it into the egg tempera I will use to paint the linen. The subject lives forever in its painting, using a mostly forgotten process of the Old Masters as well as their technique of painting in grisailles to mimic relief sculpture. The paint is the flower, allowing the flower to live on in its portrait.

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MARINA DUNBAR

“My paintings are nature based abstractions driven by an exploration of movement, color, harmony and balance. Watercolor lends itself to the build up of layers, capturing traces of time and transformation. I am inspired by the aesthetics of floral x-ray photography, developed by a radiologist in the 1930’s, this documentation of plant forms resulted in a poetic merge of art and science. The minimal and reductive photographs conveyed an intrinsic beauty. Taking from their simplicity, I approach my paintings with a sense of restraint; laying down transparent shapes of color and letting the interaction of hues establish a feeling of depth and dynamic motion within each piece.

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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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DONNA KARAN & MASHONDA TIFRERE ONKING WOMAN

Donna Karan and Mahsona Tifere opened an exhibition at Urban Zen focused on female empowerment.

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SIMPLE SUMMER ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

A light and easy vegetarian spring roll that is super easy to make

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SUMMER SANGRIA

Sangria, a common alcoholic beverage in Spain and Portugal, is typically made with wine and flavored with a range of citrus or sweet fruits. Sangria translates to ”blood” in Spanish and Portuguese—unappetizing but apt, given its deep scarlet hue.

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YES, I’M TURNING 70, AND IT’S ALL JUST BEGINNING. DONNA KARAN ON HER LIFE IN FASHION

In the latest installment of Sally Singer’s Vogue Voices series, Karan, who “grew up on Seventh Avenue” and admits she always wanted to be an artist, talks us through her stellar career. She takes us from the art to the delivery room and from Anne Klein to Donna Karan New York and DKNY.

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CANVA: MELANIE PERKINS

Melanie’s online design platform Canva is valued at over $1 billion, joining the list of Australia’s “unicorn” companies.

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