Vol. 11.05. 2019 | Aaron Wexler + Objects

INTRODUCING AARON WEXLER

PLEASE JOIN US  11.14.2019

FROM 6-8 PM AS WE WELCOME

AARON WEXLER AND JOHN PAUL PHILIPPE

FOR A SHOW OF NEW WORK

There’s something about elements in nature that are always surprisingly abstract to me. I’m interested in shapes in nature as they relate to abstraction in painting. In my work I investigate the curious, rich area of visual potential these shapes exist in. I question how we interpret what we see in terms of abstraction whether it is by chance or intentionally looking at a work of art.

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Vol. 11.03.2019 | Sunday Selects

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.

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YASHA BUTLER

Yasha Butler works with clay to create objects that add a sense of poetry to our lives. From sculptural vessels to simple wall hangings, her work gives people the tools to craft spaces that they love living in. Minimal, elegant and organic, her style embraces the perfectly imperfect.

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KIM FONDER

Kim Fonder loves texture and touch. Her paintings and furniture reflect her infatuation with these two characteristics. From the materials Fonder selects, to the way she crafts each piece; these two attributes remain her focus. She seeks to honor Leonardo Da Vinci’s words, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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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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MICHAEL STIPE ON WORKING WHILE HE SLEEPS AND SAVORING MISTAKES

The artist and musician discusses his new photography book, “Our Interference Times,” and his unusual daily routine.

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NOVEMBER HOROSCOPES: THANKSGIVING DESSERT EDITION

The stars foresee Thanksgiving desserts in your future. But which one, exactly? Below, your November horoscope and an especially tailored recipe for every sign. If you need to bake the recipes for your rising and sun and moon signs, we understand.

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71 BEST THANKSGIVING COCKTAILS AND DRINK RECIPES TO IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS

Thanksgiving cocktails don’t get more delicious than this! We believe in having a drink while you cook that turkey and those sides. These cocktails are perfect for fall, including rich punches, light spritzes, strong Martinis, classic whiskey drinks, and more. Cheers!

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OLAFUR ELIASSON : IN REAL LIFE

In Eliasson’s captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond.

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TINY DESK CONCERT: SHERYL CROW

Twenty-five years ago this fall, Sheryl Crow was in the midst of a massive career breakthrough. Her inescapable hit “All I Wanna Do” was entrenched in the Top 5 — it would later win the Grammy for Record of the Year — and her 1993 debut album, Tuesday Night Music Club, was well on its way to selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone.

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Vol. 10.29.2019 | Artist Spotlight Yasha Butler

Introducing Yasha Butler,  a ceramicist who believes in minimalism that doesn’t strip away meaning.

Yasha is a sculptor and designer who is passionate about helping people experience beauty in the everyday. She works with clay to create objects that add a sense of poetry. From sculptural vessels to simple wall hangings, her work gives people the tools to craft spaces that they love living in. Minimal, elegant and organic, her style embraces the perfectly imperfect.

Artist, designer and maker Yasha Butler crafts modern vessels out of clay that commemorate the old and the forgotten. Compelled by her need ‘to create objects that add a sense of calming poetry to our lives’, she builds through coiling and carefully selects tones that can be found in nature. Having lived and worked across the globe, Yasha has since 2016 called Dublin her home where she spends her days creating, exploring the city and sharing with her family.

Butler received a degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University in 2001 and completed a Post Baccalaureate year at Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry + Metalsmithing in 2016. She also studied ceramics at Laney College (Oakland, California), under Nuray Ada (Istanbul, Turkey), at Penland School of Crafts (Penland, North Carolina) and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, Maine). Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the United States, Spain and Turkey. She has been a resident at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, New York) and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, Maine), and a visiting artist at Harvard Ceramics (Allston, MA). She has participated in numerous juried shows such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Baltimore American Craft Council Show.

“Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry.”           
      – Leonard Kohen

Vol. 10.27.2019 | Sunday Selects

KELSEY IRVIN

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.

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BRANDON REESE

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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TABLES

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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MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS

Williams seeks to find balance within the work; experimenting and exploring ways to refine her craft without self-constraint. “If I am able to engage the observer, make a connection which couldn’t be conveyed verbally and ultimately elicit a visceral reaction - my work is done.”

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THE WOMAN ARCHIVING THE WORLD’S OCHERS

At her cabin in the woods of Washington, Heidi Gustafson is creating a many-colored library of one of mankind’s first pigments.

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FARMHAND SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE

A trip to a local farm can yield a wonderful salad.

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THE FLORAL TONICS ONE DESIGNERS RELIES ON TO STAY BALANCED

Behnaz Sarafpour shares her recipes for restorative elixirs inspired by Persian folk medicine.

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JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: THE PLAYLIST

Consider it a modern jazz survey at ground level, from stone classics to state-of-the-art jams.

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THE COLOR OF NOISE: WHAT DO HUES HAVE TO DO WITH SOUND?

 Watch this video, and you may find that the hues of noise are all around you—and that you never recognized what you were hearing.

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Vol. 10.22.2019 | Artist Spotlight. Bernd Haussmann

BERND HAUSSMANN

Growing from the lineage of abstract expressionism and color field painting, artist Bernd Haussmann uses vibrant colors and layers of subtle washes to convey the emotion of existence.  Haussmann’s interest lies within what he calls subjective environments: that of the natural world and that of the world within the painting.  How do the spiritual, the material, the cultural and the natural environments influence each other?  Haussmann asks himself and his viewers if these subjective environments meet, connect or overlap; and how his art becomes a connector and stimulates interaction.  Accordingly, Haussmann sees his work as a collaboration between the artist, the painting and the viewer; a playing field where each must work together to create and also understand the greater relevance of both the painting and of life. 

Haussmann continues to challenge how the viewer perceives and interprets images and iconography.  While some may see the new paintings as more representational than Haussmann’s past work, the artist maintains that the new paintings are among the most abstract and conceptual that he has ever done.  Though his lines may appear to be simple and familiar symbols representing mountains or hills or water or waves, we must look beyond the line and step outside of the learned and cultural associations that assume these lines are representational.

His work has appeared in such publications as Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, and The Boston Globe.

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Vol. 10.13.2019 | Sunday Selects

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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NEUTRALS 

Creating a layered look with neutrals is a wonderful way to add a luxurious and welcoming feel to any space.

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BACK TO BLACK

Black always adds an element of drama and sophistication whether you choose an abstract artwork or a figurative one.   

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INSTALLATIONS

We love working with our clients to create spaces that are focused on the moods they want to create. 

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THIS IS INDIAN HOUSE, ACCORDING TO ONE ARCHITECT

By turning his gaze backward, Bijoy Jain is creating a new architectural language that acknowledges his country’s precolonial past.

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SPICY STEAK LETTUCE WRAPS

If your only experiences with short ribs have been in their braised form, then you’re in for a treat. Sliced thin and generously marinated, as they are here, they’re quick-cooking, tender, and packed with flavor, but they’re also delicious grilled whole to a juicy medium-rare; just take care not to overcook them.

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GOLD RUSH

Honey can be slow to dissolve, so be sure to shake this one plenty.

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IN RESIDENCE: MICHELE OKA DONE

Like a fossil embedded in stone, the art of internationally renowned sculptor and designer Michele Oka Doner is imprinted into the fabric of her SoHo loft home.

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THE MODERN ART PODCAST: SHEILA HICKS

Hicks, who has made fiber the foundation of her practice for 60 years, is one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Last year in Paris, where Hicks lives, the Centre Pompidou, presented a retrospective of Hicks’s career.

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Vol. 10.08.2019 | Neutrals with ATTITUDE

Whatever your interest or focus for a room, neutral artwork can add chic sophistication. 

Whether you are moved by pop art or botanicals, there is always a place for drama.  

Whether you enjoy Emily Morgan Brown’s botanicals made from dried flowers and pigments, or Robert Mars mixed media celebrity icon compilations using ephemara, we can help create the perfect atmosphere for your space.   

Vol.10.06.2019 | Sunday Selects

PATRICK ADAMS

Through our experience of art, we experience our everyday world transformed and re-imagined. Patrick Adams seeks to call his audience to a place beyond one’s normal experience of surroundings. 

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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.

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This is an abstract painting of brown tan, orange, yellow, and green layered circular shapes on a tan, beige background

JEN BRADFORD

Several themes recur as a private narrative while I work, but aren’t always explicit. They include ideas about isolation and connection, compulsiveness, the desire for a clean slate, and a sense of expectation or foreboding, among others.

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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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A MODERNIST SANCTUARY THAT OVERLOOKS THE TRANSCOSO JUNGLE

The fashion executive turned hotelier Wilbert Das built a modern vacation house steeped in Brazil’s design history.

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FRESH PEPPER KUNG PAO CHICKEN

We consulted with Lisa Cheng Smith of Yun Hai, who specializes in importing phenomenal Chinese and Taiwanese pantry staples, for a Kung Pao recipe that stays very close to the original but includes seasonal peppers.

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GREY GUSANO COCKTAIL

In this mezcal-based cocktail, Natasha Mesa, the bar manager at Portland’s Deadshot, pairs the smoky spirit with sal de gusano (worm salt), lime, fiery poblano liqueur, fragrant Alpine liqueur, grassy rhum agricole, and a dash of spicy tincture.

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INSIDE MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL AND PETER SARSGAARD’S BROOKLYN HOME

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard take us on a tour of their bohemian Brooklyn brownstone. From their rescue cat to their magical garden, the creative couple shares it all.

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INTO THE BLUE . MILES DAVIS

The album’s influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made

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