Vol. 12.22.2019 | Sunday Selects

JEWEL TONES

The work of Hunt Slonem is lush with jewel tones and rich layered color. When selecting objects and accessories for spaces with deep rich color, organic objects add tremendous depth.  

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ELECTIC COLLECTION

One of our favorite ways to pair art and objects is to repeat the texture and depth in each piece in a palette that reflects natural color tones.  This way the collector has the opportunity to create a very warm and luxurious space that exudes sophistication while also being very comfortable.

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NATURAL ABSTRACTION

Artists like Julie Sneed, Jamie Kirkland and Patrick Adams interpret nature in their paintings that illustrate their observations in abstract ways.  Their unique perspective creates engaging paintings in rich tones.

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USING NONCOLOR

Artists such as Robert Ryman and Agnes Martin spent their entire careers exploring the variations or non color to express their artistic vision.  Using noncolor can create a calming and tranquil space.

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A mural at Bemelmens bar in New York City and people sitting in the bar.

A BAR REVERED FOR ITS OLD FASHIONED CHARM AND WITTY MURALS

Bemelmans Bar on the Upper East Side is synonymous with both timeless New York glamour and a beloved children’s book.

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RED VELVET CAKE

Red Velvet Cake is beloved throughout the South. It’s sweet and moist, with a deep-crimson hue that comes from the addition of red food coloring to the cake batter. In the old days, folks used beets or red cabbage to dye their cakes! Red Velvet is a buttermilk cake, which is one of the reasons it’s so moist; there’s also cocoa in the batter.

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SINGAPORE SLING COCKTAIL

The Singapore sling is a classic gin-based cocktail that every cocktail connoisseur needs to taste. The story goes that it was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime around 1915. It is a smooth, slow, and semi-sweet cocktail with a complex flavor that has remained a favorite for over 100 years.

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IMMORTAL VENICEHARRY’S BAR

One of the most celebrated restaurants in the world, and home to some of its driest martinis, the locale has been a favorite among Hollywood celebrities and literary notables since opening in 1931. Today the Ciprianis helm a veritable empire of clubs and restaurants across the globe, and the family’s original venue was declared a national landmark by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2001.

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DID THAT REALLY HAPPEN? HOW OUR MEMORIES BETRAY US.

“A paleontologist uncovers a fossil, just as we have to uncover a memory….but that paleontologist doesn’t have all of the pieces,” she says. “And what that individual has to do is fill in the gaps with best guesses and prior experience.”

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Sunday Selects | Vol. 12.15.2019

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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ALAN ALLDREDGE

Alan Alldredge investigates processual abstraction with flowing pathways of texture, reflection and illusion. Taking cues from the natural world, he aims to reinforce the belief that beauty is part of the sacred through his work. Alldredge’s “cast monoprints” force him to surrender to the process. Through the work’s meditative visuals and complex origins, he seeks to create a transcendent sacred object for the viewer.

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DOUG FREED

Doug Freed attempts to capture the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects: the haze in the distance on humid summer days, the overcast gloom of winter skies, and the softness of landscape bathed in fog, and the quieting mood of approaching darkness. In his luminescent multi-paneled oil paintings Freed tries to find the grey area between traditional landscape painting and its abstraction into color fields.

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AN INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHER SHARES HIS FAVORITE IMAGES OF THE DECADE

Simon Watson has spent the past 10 years capturing exquisite homes, from Indian palaces to Irish townhouses, including his own.

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ULTIMATE SUGAR COOKIES

These simple sugar cookies are crisp yet tender, keep their shape when baked, and yes, taste great, too.

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THIS IS YOUR MARTINI FOR 2020

For a simple drink, a martini involves a lot of choices. We’re here to help you make them.

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IN RESIDENCE: SUE WEBSTER

When an entire residential road lost power and an eight-foot sinkhole opened up in the street, the north London council of Hackney could no longer turn a blind eye to the rumours surrounding the ‘mole man house’—a property owned by notorious amateur tunneller William Lyttle. 

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JAZZ RAP

Something that’s a step away from holiday music.

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Sunday Selects | Vol 12.08.2019

JERI LEDBETTER

Jeri Ledbetter is inspired and compelled both by nature’s oddities and man-made structures. She is enthralled with the contrast of, and interplay between, industry and nature. Ledbetter lets her paint and pencil decide the course of her piece; she does not want the involuntary and free hand to be controlled by a plan and scheme. Through her work she embraces the accidental, the surprises.

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MINERALS

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

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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.

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OBJECTS

Natural forms are art. We love the mix of nature and organic objects with art and furnishings. We select one of a kind objects from all over the world. 

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AN ARTIST WHO TRANSFORMS WHO TRANSFORMS PAINTINGS INTO COSMIC SCULPTURES

Delicate jet-black brush strokes pattern the pastel surfaces of Zilia Sánchez’s work like tattoos on human skin. The canvases themselves seem to contract and expand, as if breathing.

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DOUBLE CRUMB CRUMB CAKE

We identified a problem: The best part of a crumb cake is, without fail, the crunchy-sweet topping. So we dreamed up a solution: a cake that’s equal parts crumb and cake.

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HOT PENICILLIN COCKTAILS ARE THE PARTY DRINK OF CHOICE WHEN EVERYONE AT YOUR PARTY IS SICK

Move over Hot Toddy, there’s a new, even cozier cold weather cocktail in town.

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ZANE LOWE MEETS RICK RUBIN

Zane meets legendary music producer Rick Rubin, one of the most important musical figures of all time.

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PODCAST: EARLY RUBENS

Discussion of a early Rubens work from an exhibition by curator Kirk Nickel.

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Vol. 12.01.2019 | Sunday Selects. Holiday 2019

JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed was born in Saint Benedict, Kansas and has returned to Kansas recently with her husband and daughter. Her focus on contemporary art showcases her life on a cattle ranch with figural paintings of livestock, accompanied by abstract depictions of other spaces. She utilizes gestural brushstrokes, texture and muted colors throughout her works.

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HUNT SLONEM

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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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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ART + 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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THIS WASHINGTON D.C. HOME IS A LESSON IN THE POWER OF CONTRASTS

Architect Carmel Greer spearheaded the construction of her family’s new home, located directly next door from where they once lived.

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BLACK AND WHITE GREEN COOKIES

This is a play on two of our favorite classics: the Thin Mint and New York City’s iconic black-and-white cookie. But here we’re upping the game with finely chopped fresh mint mixed right into the dough for both its lovely green color and fresher-than-Dentyne flavor. Then comes the drama: geometric swipes of white sanding sugar and dark melted chocolate. The mint flavor will intensify as the cookies sit; make ahead if that’s your thing.

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BETTER THAN CELERY JUICE

Celery juice—all the rage! But still kind of a hard sell. With apple, parsley, apple cider vinegar, and a dusting of black pepper, things start to get interesting. Better yet: It also tastes good with gin.

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INSIDE A SAND DUNE CONVERTED INTO AN OCEANFRONT HOME

This stunning pair of symmetrical loft homes is built into a sand dune, complete with a vibrant, living exterior. The two residences were designed as mirror images by architect William Morgan in the mid-1970s. Current owners Jennie Malloy and Carl Drew added a pair of decks in the past decade, creating new outdoor space and a perfect view of the Atlantic.

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THE YAYOI KUSAMA PHENOMENON

This episode is all about Yayoi Kusama, from David Zwirner.

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THINK SMALL.

Our art and objects are curated from around the world to bring you

and those on your holiday gift list the very best.

Come by and see us today from 11AM until 5PM and by appt (918.740.1054 to schedule)

Thank you  for your support. 

We appreciate all of you so much. 

-Exhibit by Aberson