Vol. 06.23.2019 | Sunday Selects

OBJECTS +FURNITURE

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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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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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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KEN TATE

Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s art explores the more emotional aspects of the human condition. His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”.  His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.

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AN ARTIST WHO CHANNELS HER ANGER INTO PIE CHARTS

Christine Sun Kim discusses her experimental, sensory-rich process — and her favorite shoes to wear in the studio.

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GRILLED CHICKEN AND QUIONA SALAD WITH MATCHA DRESSING

The dressing on this bowl is a green goddess 2.0, with matcha adding an earthy undertone to the whole dish. Ceremonial is the highest grade of matcha and is made for drinking from the youngest tea leaves.

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WHITE NEGRONI

Suze, the earthy, slightly floral French liquor made with gentian root, replaces Campari in this summery take on the classic Italian cocktail.

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INSIDE LENNY KRAVITZ“S BRAZILIAN COMPOUND

Lenny Kravitz takes us on a tour of his incredible Brazilian farm compound. Built on an 18th-century coffee plantation, his home is set on a working farm that feeds every guest that comes through. 

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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN’S PORTRAIT OF AELTJE UYLENBURGH

Whenever I see a Frans Hals painting, I feel like painting, whenever I see a Rembrandt, I feel like giving up. - Mark Lieberman, German Impressionist

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Vol. 07.30.2019| Artist Spotlight Fabio Modica

Fabio Modica blends abstraction and representation with a dramatic, vivid color palette capturing the eye of the viewer. He made a departure from realism in his early years as an artist and developed a “semi-abstracted” style utilizing sheer lines and colors.

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Modica seeks to shape an enigmatic mood or piece of memory through his close portraits and landscapes.

Vol. 07.23.2019| Artist Spotlight Robert Mars

Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 1960’s. His paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of the Depression.

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At a time before the internet and mobile technology, where information was not instantly available to millions and there was no such thing as instant internet celebrities, Mars pays tribute to the people who lived as myths with unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities.

Vol. 07.02.2019| Artist Spotlight 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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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.

Vol. 07.09.2019| Artist Spotlight Kelsey Irvin

Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked.

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Irvin is driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge she seeks is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.

Vol. 06.18. 2019 | Artist Spotlight Marina Dunbar

My paintings are rooted in process. The resin is layered, heated and torched. Chemistry becomes essential to aesthetic. Resin is a powerful industrial material but when it comes to painting it’s very sensitive. It has “pot life” which means after two parts are mixed together, it can handle a limited amount of manipulation before it’s no longer malleable.

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Vol. 06.18.2019 | Artist Spotlight: Marina Dunbar

Marina Dunbar’s process is a process based on being present in the moment. Her paintings are rooted in process. The resin is layered, heated and torched. Chemistry becomes essential to aesthetic.Resin is a powerful industrial material but when it comes to painting it’s very sensitive. 

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“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.

 

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Vol. 06.16.2019 Sunday Selects | Father's Day

JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed was born in Saint Benedict, Kansas but is now working in Tulsa, OK 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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JAMIE KIRKLAND

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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JENNIFER JL JONES

An exploration of beauty and energy, Jennifer JL Jones’ mixed media paintings are a meditation on the dichotomy of the existence of nature both as corporeal reality and intangible spirituality. Employing multiple layers of abstraction and combined mediums including a refined glazing technique, she creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer. Layers of paint create a palimpsest quality to the work, elegant, ever-shifting paintings combining a poetic, sensual grace with consistently bold execution.

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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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24 CALIFORNIA HOMES THAT WILL MAKE YOU CONSIDER WEST COAST LIVING

California offers the perfect climate and location for relaxed living and homes that blur the lines between indoors and out. The West Coast aesthetic is eclectic and often filled with bohemian touches, natural elements, exquisite vintage and antique furnishings, and plenty of bold art.

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REJOICE! BREAKFAST BROWNIES ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS BETTER

Eating a proper breakfast on weekdays just doesn’t happen for most people, including me. I am perpetually late, usually groggy, and often cranky, but I also demand coffee and sustenance as soon as I finally stop hitting snooze and get out of bed. That’s why a little breakfast meal prep can save my day.

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A PIMMS CUP RECIPE TO START THE SUMMER RIGHT

You know what sounds like my ideal summer afternoon? Eating a ton of oysters and downing a few low-ABV, refreshing gin drinks that are a little bubbly, ever-so-slightly herbaceous, and adorned with lots of fruit and a shock of mint. Well that’s just the idea James Pimm had back in the 1820s (or the ’30s, you know how these historical things go…). The son of a farmer, he had gotten into the restaurant business and was running a popular London tavern serving mostly shellfish to his patrons. And the cocktail he created—the Pimm’s Cup—has remained a warm-weather classic for nearly 200 years.

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IN RESIDENCE PEDRO REYES AND CARLA FERNANDEZ

The Mexico City home of artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández is a continually adapting architectural project. Coarse concrete walls divide the sprawling space into discrete sections that, over the years, has evolved to meet both the demands of a working atelier and comfort of a family home.

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INFINITE PASSION

Yayoi Kusama. Can you imagine, not only meeting her, but getting to spend time with her – over years – while making a documentary about her incredible life?

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