Vol. 08.25.2019 | Sunday Selects

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

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BERND HAUSSMANN

Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintings on metal, acrylic, glass, wood, canvas and paper, mimicking the effects of time, temperature and the environment on surfaces.

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LINDA COSGROVE

Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 after her university studies. She is surrounded by her important collection of rare European and Latin American artifacts – artifacts that often appear in her paintings. Her surrealist works in oil are acclaimed for reviving the medieval practice of oil-on-copper, and create a synthesis of Renaissance-inspired pieces with a strong hint of dark humor. 

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PASCAL

French-born sculptor, Pascal Pierme is inspired by his surroundings. For the last 20 years, those surroundings have been Santa Fe, New Mexico. A lover of the outdoors, his work is directly influenced by the magical landscapes of his Southwestern home. Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements. 

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HOW TO HOST AN ITALIAN -STYLE LATE LUNCH

The chef Amber Guinness, who runs the Arniano Painting School from her family’s country house in Tuscany, shares her tips for easygoing entertaining.

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SWISS CHARD AND MUSHROOM GALETTE

Sleeper hit right here: Mushrooms, hearty greens, and a buttery pie crust. This savory galette is about to become your new favorite fall dinner.

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3 SUMMER DRINKS TO MAKE WITH LILLET BLANC

It’s French, it’s classy, James Bond loved it–say hey to Lillet, one of our favorite bottles for the summer. An aperitif wine, Lillet is made from Bourdeaux grapes along with macerated fruit liqueurs, which gives it a pleasantly fruity, but not overly sweet, character. 

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ALMA DEUTSCHER PIANO IMPROVISATION

Astonishing Piano improvisation by 12 year old Alma Deutsher for Alan Yentob for BBC imagine.

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Episode #49: Shock Art: David’s The Death of Marat (Season 5, Episode 3)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. 

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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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Muuto. Knoll | a review of new products | opens Thursday 08.08.2019

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE WELCOME MUUTO FOR A REVIEW OF PRODUCTS

THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH 

FROM 6 UNTIL 8 PM.

BEER, WINE AND SMALL BITES FROM OREN

 

Introducing the latest new perspectives on Scandinavian design, including the Linear Wood Series, Oslo Side Chair, Relate Side Table, Ambit Wall Lamp and Outline Highback Work from Muuto.

Oslo Chair

Bringing a sculptural expression to Scandinavian design, the Oslo Series has a light and airy, yet warm and inviting appearance. With its slender, long legs and firm cushions, Oslo’s refined look and high functionality is ideal for high traffic settings such as office, education and hospitality lounges. 

Cover Lounge 

The Cover Lounge Chair combines Scandinavian craftsmanship with a modern expression for an elegantly deep lounging design. It has a grand seat alongside the details of its curved back and wooden armrest covers. Place the design in sofa settings, on its own or in pairs throughout lounge areas, hospitality settings, lobbies and hotel rooms. 

08.11.2019 | Sunday Selects

LEROY PROJECTS

The goal of Leroy Projects is to examine and explore modern and contemporary artistic issues and the multitude of processes that accompany them. Working in cohesion with one another, Leroy Projects allows the negation of identity and in turn develops a constantly evolving body of work in a variety of styles.

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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. 

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HAYLEY NICHOLS

Hayley Nichols draws spiritual wisdom from the routines of daily life most of us move through without a thought. By calling attention to the nuance of these secular rituals, common objects become a space to honor moments of human connection, playfulness, and loss. Nichols reveals both the sensory delight and inevitable melancholy in trying to stay present.

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PATRICIA LARSEN

Many who experience a painting of Patricia Larsen think it’s the work of a Zen monk, someone who’s mastered the elements of purity - but it’s Larsen’s memories of playing in Albertan prairie fields that melt into her images.

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HOW A 19TH CENTURY WORKMANS HOME BECAME A FAMILY HOME

In Gallatin, N.Y., the husband-wife co-founders behind the design firm Workstead converted a 1850s clapboard house into a rural idyll.

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CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD WITH CRISPY KALE

Forget croutons: crispy kale adds all the satisfying crunch you need to Caesar salad.

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I HAVE TO STOP MYSELF FROM DRINKING ROSÉ SANGRIA LIKE WATER

Kat Boytsova’s recipe steers clear of syrupy-sweet sangria territory not only by starting with rosé instead of a bottle of red or white. She swaps out chopped fruit for refreshing cucumber; replaces warming spices with a tangle of mixed herbs; and tops it off with fizzy citrus soda, which cuts back on the sweetness. Oh, and there’s ½ cup bianco vermouth for an extra kick.

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BEYONCESPIRIT ( FROM DISNEY’S THE LION KING)

“The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa,” Beyoncé told ABC. “I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa. Not just use some of the sounds and do my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic about what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”

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EPISODE #52: SHOCK ART: BALTHAUS THÉRÈSE DREAMING

Today’s work of “shock art” flips the script, from a piece that was accepted (or at least tolerated) in its time, and has since become a rallying point for the #MeToo movement.

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Vol. 08.04.2019 | Sunday Selects

JIM POLAN

Jim Polan loves stories. He tells them, he paints them. Sometimes the title precedes the paint, but sometimes it’s the other way around. In most works, the title is intended to be a compositional element. The works, more or less, are edited action paintings with narratives. Despite his three degrees, Polan still claims that whatever he learned of art, he learned in his father’s studio.

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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.”

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PASCAL

Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements

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FURNITURE | STOOLS

Hand crafted stools and furniture.

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JOHN PAWSON: A MINIMALIST TO THE MAX

The architectural designer extends his aesthetic to his Notting Hill home

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VEGAN BURRITO BOWL WITH CASHEW CHIPOTLE CREAM SAUCE

This Vegan Burrito Bowl with homemade Cashew Chipotle Cream Sauce is a healthy bowl of goodness that you can make on a weeknight.

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4 EASY TEQUILA (AND MEZCAL) COCKTAILS, NO MARGARITA MIX IN SIGHT

Give these majestic agave spirits the respect that they deserve.

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TINY DESK: LUCKY DAYE

Hailing from New Orleans and inheriting a love of sticky, bass-bumping funk early on, Lucky wanted to bring the full flavor of his debut album, Painted to NPR. So he brought along a 10-person band, including a quartet of horns, and his go-to producer Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II on bass.

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JOHN PAWSON ON MAKING CALM, SIMPLE SPACES

Legendary architect and designer John Pawson expresses his love for minimalism

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Vol. 07.28.2019 | Sunday Selects

BILL CLAPS

Visual artist and writer Bill Claps meditates every morning. “I find that the most important thing to me is to listen and be open to what the world presents to me. It’s amazing what happens to me when my mind is clear,” says Claps. He explains that he doesn’t seek inspiration, but rather finds that the ideas seem to present themselves and if he is open he can “grab onto them quickly before they go away.”

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KOLLABS

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.

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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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KELSEY IRVIN

 Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines.

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THESE HISTORIC LANDMARK BUILDINGS HAVE BECOME HOMES TO CUTTING EDGE ART

With revitalization in mind, Deborah Berke Partners and 21c Museum Hotels are repurposing historic buildings designed by prominent architects in cities like Oklahoma City, Durham, and Cincinnati into hotbeds of contemporary art.

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SPICY TAHINI AND AVOCADO SOBA

Soba + tahini + avocado? Enough said. This full- meal noodle salad is one of my favorite ways to fill up on good carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of nutrient-rich greens.

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SHISO HIGHBALL

Ubiquitous in Japan, the whisky highball, like so much of Japanese drinking culture, has become an object of fascination on this side of the Pacific in recent years. 

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FOOD FORWARD: CHINESE WINE

France, Italy, Spain, and Argentina are all known for producing wine. But what about China? Winemaker Emma Gao is hoping to make it so. The wine she produces at Silver Heights vineyard in the country’s Ningxia region is winning over critics and wine drinkers at home and abroad.

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THE UNIVERSAL PAGE

Andrew Leland loves print, however, he has a condition that will eventually change his relationship to it pretty radically. He’s going blind. And this fact has made him deeply curious about how blind people experience literature.

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Vol. 09.03.2019 | Artist Spotlight Linda Cosgrove

Introducing LINDA COSGROVE

It is said that “dead men tell no tales”, but Linda Cosgrove’s study of the Old Masters and their techniques has become the foundation for her art in carrying forward their tradition of fine detail, sense of light and touch that separates them from more contemporary applications.

 

Linda Cosgrove arrived in San Francisco in 1976 after her university studies. She is surrounded by her important collection of rare European and Latin American artifacts – artifacts that often appear in her paintings. Her surrealist works in oil are acclaimed for reviving the medieval practice of oil-on-copper, and create a synthesis of Renaissance-inspired pieces with a strong hint of dark humor. The further one ventures into her work, the more visible is the differentiation.

Cosgrove’s art is featured in collections throughout Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. She has been featured in many prestigious shows, including the New York Armory International Exhibit in which she was featured as one of the exhibition highlights, in the company of renowned artists including Durer, Rembrandt and David Hockney.

PLEASE JOIN US THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

FROM 6 UNTIL 8 PM

FOR AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK

FROM LINDA COSGROVE

Vol. 10.01.2019 | Artist Spotlight Holly Addi + Objects

Holly Addi’s works examine energy, space, and landscape through tempered abstraction. By applying abstraction, Addi constructs intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

Vol. 09.24.2019 | Jamie Kirkland + Objects

Jamie Kirkland seeks to evoke a sense of limitless space, of expansiveness, stillness and calm in her paintings. 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. And just as traditional haiku contains a kigo, or season reference, her paintings reference seasonality with an economy of expression that is almost always atmospheric.

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