Vol. 08.18.2019| Sunday Selects

SILVIA POLOTO

Brazilian-born Silvia Poloto is an accomplished artist working in a range of visual disciplines. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures. 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. Her aesthetic choices engage the viewer on a visceral level.

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JEFF KELLAR

Jeff’s paintings are on thin aluminum panels that float a half-inch from the wall, protruding into viewer space and emphasizing the objectness of the pieces. The resulting shadows around the panels situate them in space, while also describing the effects of gravity and light on their physicality. “They’re not so much a window on the world but a surface to hold illusion,” he says.

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MORGAN ROBINSON

The beauty perceived is what suggests a more insightful, more meaningful spirituality. The meaning projects out of imagination and undeniable existence, and attraction is seen from a vast array of perspectives.”

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JODI WALSH

Using environmentally safe materials is as important to Jodi as the images she creates. Layering clay on textured surfaces and suspending ceramic from stainless steel thread and hemp has taken her work to a new level of expression.

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INCOMPLETE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA FINALLY RECEIVES CONSTRUCTION PERMIT 137 YEARS LATER

The Antoni Gaudí–designed church has been in the works since 1882, but there was never a record of the 1885 building permit request being accepted or rejected, which left the project’s status in limbo. Construction of the famed Roman Catholic church still has yet to be finished

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STEAK SANDWICHES WITH FENNEL SLAW

Fresh fennel adds crunch against thinly sliced steak and pillowy focaccia.

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TRY THIS DEAD-SIMPLE, UTTERLY DELICIOUS SPIN ON SANGRIA

Spain’s cheap variation of sangriatinto de verano, is quite simply a red-wine spritzer. Refreshing and delicious, this concoction is my go-to drink when I’m in the mood for something light. This easily drinkable cocktail is a delightful alternative to beer and wine.

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IN RESIDENCE: MARK HADDAWY

High up in the Hollywood Hills sits the Lautner Harpel House, an unrivalled example of signature Californian architecture. Since it was built in 1956, the design of architect John Lautner, an apprentice of the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, the building saw dramatic changes, including a second storey addition and other features deemed ill-fitting to its style.

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ROBERT GLASPERSO BEAUTIFUL

Live at Capitol Records.

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