Sunday Selects Vol. 03.03.2019

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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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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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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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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In Jaipur, a Clothing Designer’s Vibrant and Wonderfully Imperfect Home
Nothing quite matches but everything fits in Caroline Weller’s airy family abode in India — including a giant unfinished mural. from: New York Times Style Magazine by: Ligaya Mishan

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PASTA al LIMONE

This classic lemon sauce recipe has a lot of fat and a lot of acidity, so don’t be shy with adding salt and taste as you go. It will likely require more than you think to strike that perfect balance. from: Bon Appetit recipe by: Molly Baz

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LEMON GINGER ELECTROLYTE DRINK

Refresh after a grueling workout or exhausting day with this electrolyte-packed water, with a natural boost of energy, vitamins, and minerals. from: epicurious

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GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 TRAILER

Winter, and the Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer, is here, along with its release date! Here’s everything to know on the final season. from: den of geek

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VOL. 02.24.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

     
MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS





Imperfections, flaws, rust, asymmetry, texture, peeling paint and the principles of wabi-sabi all enliven and excite Michelle Y Williams. She approaches her blank canvas with just a beginning and no preconceived end result.




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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.




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MCKENZIE DOVE




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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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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MEET 10 NEW YORKBASED DESIGNERS WHOSE SENSE OF STYLE GOES BEYOND WHAT THEY WEAR



For these creatives, personal fashion becomes an extension of their larger body of work.




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HOMEMADE GRANOLA




Say hello to the lightest, crispiest, clumpiest granola around. The secret is buttermilk, which soaks into the grains to tenderize them from the inside out, giving this granola a wonderfully delicate crunch.




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LOTTI AND DOOF: MILK PUNCH: JAPAN




We’re all trying to figure out how to write about food after what has happened in Japan. Ruth Reichl’s tweets are getting more and more bizarre.




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STUDIO VISIT: BILLY MARTIN




We visit the New Jersey studio of Billy Martin, the artist and drummer known for his work with jazz-funk band Medeski Martin & Wood.




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STAN GROF WITH TIM FERRISS



 

Stanislav Grof, M.D., is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience in research of “holotropic” states of consciousness, a large and important subgroup of non-ordinary states that have healing, transformative, and evolutionary potential.






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VOL. 02.17.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

     
MARLIES HOEVERS





Marlies Hoevers was born in the Netherlands and got her bachelor of design at the Royal Academy of Art in 2006. She started her career as a certified interior architect with Merkx+Girod Architects, a leading architecture studio in The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam





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CATY SMITH
 




Inspired by people and places, Caty Smith travels to gather experiences and create conversations. She seeks to learn something on every journey. Her work attempts to visually portray this original perspective and new, insightful observations to the viewer.

 

 

 

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AVERY KLEIN





Minimalism inspires the work of Avery Klein. Her experience with screen printing and graphic art play an integral role in the clean design of her pieces. Klein utilizes form and texture to enhance her work and display her modern vision.

 

 

 

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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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DESIGNER OF THE DAY: KIN & COMPANY




Joe Vidich and Kira de Paola of Kin & Company talk about their evocative piece, Tète-â-Tète, which is essentially the furniture equivalent of a trust fall.




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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH BREAD STARTER




I wanted to learn how to make my own bread after visiting a friend who had been whipping up loaves of bread and pizza doughs galore during our trip to Seattle this summer.




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GINGER MATCHA SMOOTHIE





A delicious and simple green matcha smoothie made with spinach, mango, matcha, and ginger. This energizing mix will have you missing warmer weathers, especially this time of the year!

 

 

 

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BENEATH THE SURFACE OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN




The first time I meet Bruce Springsteen is backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York, where he is in the homestretch of performing his one-man show, Springsteen on Broadway.

 

 

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STUFF YOU MISSED IN HISTORY CLASS: ELISABETH LOUISE VIGEE LE BRUN


 

No starving artist, Vigée Le Brun was the first woman to ever become a court painter in France when she was commissioned to paint Marie Antoinette. She painted royalty and nobility throughout Europe, even as her personal life had its ups and downs.




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VOL. 02.10.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
VESELA BAKER





Acrylic and watercolor are the media of choice for me because of the fast drying process. I continue to learn every day, and my work constantly evolves, as I always have the desire to see things a bit different and in a new way.
 

 

 

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KOLLABS






Kollabs is a collaboration between Miami-based artist, Luis Garcia-Nerey and Atlanta-based artist, Anke Schofield. They explore questions on the human construct within the forest and its inhabitants.

 




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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.”

 

 

 

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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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THE HOMES OF FAMOUS AUTHORS






In a letter to the American journalist Morton Fullerton, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Edith Wharton boasted of the gardens surrounding the Mount, her home near the town of Lenox, Massachusetts.






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ROSE BUTTER





The idea for this recipe comes from Christine Buckley, and NYC based herbalist. Rose butter is delightful on toast with cinnamon and honey, or on top of waffles and pancakes. You can bake into sugar cookies or scones, or spread on warm scones or muffins.

 

 

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SHAKER VODKA CRANBERRY




We asked Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, bartenders at The Broken Shaker in Miami, to create a cocktail for SAVEUR’s 21st birthday.




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MOLLY MAKES ARANCINI




Join Molly in the Test Kitchen as she makes arancini (deep fried stuffed rice balls)! To make these Sicilian cheese-filled snacks, you first have to make risotto, then use the risotto to make cheese-stuffed balls, then coat them with breadcrumbs and deep-fry them.




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PATTI SMITH AND JUDY LINN BY THE KITCHEN SISTERS


 

Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren’t just “dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present.”




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VOL. 02.03.2019 | 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.


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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.




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 JERI EISENBERG





Jeri Eisenberg works primarily with non-traditional and alternative photo-based techniques. She represses or subverts traditional photography’s emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium, and emphasizes instead the medium’s expressive nature





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MARINA DUNBAR




“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.




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A COUPLE’S SCENIC GETAWAY BUILT FOR CREATING AND TINKERING IN NEW YORK’S HUDSON VALLEY




In New York’s Hudson Valley, two hours outside of New York City, architect Marica McKeel of Studio MM and her husband Brock fell in love with the idea of building their own private retreat from the city.




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HOW TO MAKE A THAI OMELETTE




Not all omelettes were made equal. Case in point: the Thai omelette. It isn’t just as simple as breaking an egg but what goes into the mix, before hitting the pan.




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THAI ICED TEA




Latest note about this Thai tea recipe: we’ve updated this Thai iced tea recipe with an organic tea bag option and with coconut milk!

 

 

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IN RESIDENCE: GAWIE AND GWEN FAGAN




Inside the husband-and-wife architecture duo’s sprawling Cape Town home




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SWEAT SCIENCE: THE PULL-UP ARTISTS


 

Podcast John Orth is a violin maker from Colorado. Andrew Shapiro is a college kid from Virginia. They have little in common except that for the past two years, they’ve been trading back and forth the world record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours.




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Vol. 03.17.2019 | 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.

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MARVIN GOULD

Marvin Gould has been practicing art and music for over 50 years. Because of his mother’s professional music career he was playing the guitar at the age of 9. Because of his Dad’s engineering career, he was fascinated by mark making.

 

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KEN TATE

Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s art explores the more emotional aspects of the human condition. The impetus for the current work comes from the writings of Beats such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, the writing and short stories of Jorge Borges, the works of abstract expressionists Robert Motherwell, William de Kooning, John Chamberlain and David Smith, as well as the works of Robert Rauschenberg.

 

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JERI EISENBERG

Jeri Eisenberg works primarily with non-traditional and alternative photo-based techniques. She represses or subverts traditional photography’s emphasis on the representational qualities of the medium, and emphasizes instead the medium’s expressive nature.

 

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The Three Simple Tonics That Sustain One of New York’s Busiest Chefs

Daniela Soto-Innes, a co-owner of the acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla, shares a trio of recipes inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s natural remedies.

 

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Basil-Cashew-Lime Vermicelli Bowls with Pork and Green Beans

Briefly soaking cashews in hot water softens them enough that you can blend them into a creamy (and gorgeously green-hued) basil-lime sauce for noodles. Top those noodles off with pan-seared pork chops and green beans for an easy summery dinner bowl.

 

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TINEGRONI (HALF-SIZED NEGRONI COCKTAIL)

A snack-sized negroni with a savory agave twist from bartender Tristan Willey of Long Island Bar.

 

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​In Residence: Xavier Corbero

The Catalan sculptor on the home he has been perfecting for decades.

 

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NO. 363: HILMA AF KLINT, FRANS HALS

Episode No. 363 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Tracey Bashkoff and Lawrence W. Nichols.

 

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VOL. 01.27.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

         
HOLLY ADDI





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.


 

 

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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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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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PASCAL PIERME




Originally from St. Rafael, France, Pierme decided to move to New Mexico and settle in Santa Fe in 1997. Acknowledging his foreign status in America, he saw this as an advantage; seeing the surrounding landscape and culture with fresh eyes and incorporating these discoveries into his process




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HOUSE TOUR: A MODERN REIMAGINING OF A HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO HOME




An Edwardian-style home is brought to life in the well-to-do San Francisco neighbourhood of Pacific Heights. Photographed by Laure Joliet.




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SALTY CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES




Finishing your cookies with a delicate, flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack.




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SAGE-INFUSED CLASSIC MARGARITA




The margarita has always been my go-to summer drink, but this year I’m making it my fall drink, too, with five autumnal takes on the classic cocktail.




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INSIDE HILARY SWANK’S ELEGANT PARISIAN LOFT




The actress and entrepreneur’s new Left Bank home blends traditional charm and contemporary design




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TED RADIO: THE POWER OF DESIGN


 

Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on the essence of good design — in buildings, brands, the digital realm and the natural world.




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