VOL. 01.09.2018 | CATY SMITH

ABOUT 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.


Due to a strong fascination with the immediacy and transience of instant photography, Caty Smith has collected Polaroid cameras and film since she was a child. She began experimenting with tactile forms of photography through high school and university. Despite her background in more pure and disciplined practice of photojournalism, her appreciation of and exploration with photographic alternative processes has never wavered.


Smith’s assemblages, while natural and representational, are global in perspective. Her collection of mixed media work is from a recent trip to Iceland which created a paradigm shift, deepening her awareness of nature’s perfect alignment. Previously shooting for structured assignments with the likes of National Geographic, this body of work is Smith’s venture into impassioned observation and approach.

 

VOL. 01.07.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
JERI EISENBERG



Eisenberg’s work steadfastly serves as an affirmation of beauty in the everyday natural world.



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KELSEY IRVIN



The challenge Irvin seeks is balance working with vintage objects to recreate them as contemporary artwork.



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KIMBER BERRY



JBerry creates a symphonic dance between the virtual world and the organic universe and challenges the viewer to discern between them.



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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.



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JENNA LYONS SPACE OF HER OWN



From her slicked-back ponytail and chunky eyeglasses to her love of acid-bright hues (a lemon blazer here, an electric orange lipstick there), Lyons’s style has been copied down to its smallest detail.



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HONEY VANILLA LINZER COOKIES



You can roll out the dough and punch out other shapes, but the slice-and-bake method is fast, and you won’t have any scraps.



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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.



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HOW I TRAVEL: GRACE CODDINGTON



The global style icon unpacks the art of travelling from the comfort of her Hamptons home



W A T C H 
 

THE DOLLOP: THE DEVILS WIRE



Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine barbed wire and the settlement of the west



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Vol. 01.02.2018 | Stephen Wilson

ABOUT STEPHEN WILSON

 

Stephen is anything but traditional. The medium used for his pieces is predominantly fabric and thread, combined with sculptural 3D printing, laser engraving, and painting. When you examine one of his pieces closely you will notice that each line and element is created with thread on top of luxurious fabrics. Some of his pieces contain millions of embroidery stitches and take hundreds of hours to create. Fashion influence is prevalent in his work. The fabrics used include Hermès silk, Chanel wool, fabrics by Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, and Brunello Cucinelli. He is influenced by contemporary art, pop art, street art, graffiti, and iconography, as well as traditional quilting and handicrafts.

 

Born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist whose unique medium carries his message. Blending luxury fabric, 3D-printed sculptures, laser-engraved acrylics, and highly detailed embroidery pieces, his manipulation of multiple materials produces wholly original works of art. His early career in the commercial fashion industry, along with a wildly successful embroidery software company, has equipped Stephen with a range of technical skills.

The medium is the message. There is a long list of artists that create art using traditional means. However, Stephen is anything but traditional. The medium used for his pieces is predominantly fabric and thread, combined with sculptural 3D printing, laser engraving, and painting. When you examine one of his pieces closely you will notice that each line and element is created with thread on top of luxurious fabrics. Some of his pieces contain millions of embroidery stitches and take hundreds of hours to create. Fashion influence is prevalent in his work. The fabrics used include Hermès silk, Chanel wool, fabrics by Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, and Brunello Cucinelli. He is influenced by contemporary art, pop art, street art, graffiti, and iconography, as well as traditional quilting and handicrafts. Each piece is unique and expertly crafted in his Charlotte, North Carolina studio, using both traditional and modern tools. Stephen is a conceptual artist known for work that blends a high fashion influence, traditional quilting, and Americana. He has been an industry leader in both the fashion embroidery and home embroidery worlds, as well as an industry speaker, writer, and educator. His pieces have been included in solo gallery exhibitions, group exhibitions, and museum shows, and are collected by art enthusiasts worldwide.

Vol. 12.31.2017 | Sunday Selects

MEL DEWEES

 

Creating art is an essence, way of being. Since early childhood art was an escape from a troubling and humbling life. Through the loss of my parents, I came face to face with a world that was unforgiving and full of hardship.

 

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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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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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STEPHEN WILSON

 

Stephen is anything but traditional. The medium used for his pieces is predominantly fabric and thread, combined with sculptural 3D printing, laser engraving, and painting.

 

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THE BEST ROUTE TO BIG FITNESS? SMALL STEP

 

Ignore the urge to post a heroic effort and focus instead on the daily grind of steady improvement.

 

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SLOW-COOKER CHICKEN CONGEE

 

Congee is a savory rice porridge often served for breakfast in China. Here, we simplify it by using boneless, skinless chicken thighs cooked with rice in a slow-cooker for a super comforting set-it-and-forget-it dinner.

 

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LOSE YOUR SHOES COCKTAIL

 

Bartender Kaiko Tulloch riffs on the Champagne cocktail with a more floral and herbal version at Lucky Liquor Co. in Edinburgh. The name for the dangerously delicious drink comes from a customer who claimed she would lose her shoes if she had a couple more.

 

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THE NEVER-ENDING MARATHON OF MR. DHARAM SINGH

 

This is the story of Dharampal Singh who, according to himself and four hastily arranged forms of ID, is 119 years old. While living that long would be a feat unto itself, it’s all the running that got our attention.

 

W A T C H

TOAST OF THE NATION 2017

 

The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party. Spirited, improvised and swinging, each hour was recorded live at Blue Note venues throughout the country and the world.

 

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Vol. 12.26.2017 | Pascal Pierme

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ABOUT PASCAL PIERME

 

Pascal Pierme does not “feel good” unless he is making art. From an early age, his grandfather’s garage studio inspired him to push the boundaries of his innovative mind and creative endeavors. Gaining notoriety in Europe as a promising young sculptor, Pierme had many solo exhibitions and showed alongside creative giants, including Pierre Cardin. 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. Uncovering peace and inspiration in his surroundings, Pierme opened a new chapter in his career as a sculptor. His evolved process and risk-taking has turned heads both nationally and internationally. Critics, curators, collectors and artists alike revere his ongoing bodies of work.

 

PASCAL PIERME (b. 1962 St. Rafael, France) is a Frenchman who settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA in 1997. Prior to that time, he had gained a European reputation as a promising young sculptor. He accomplished several solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland and worked on collaborative projects alongside creative giants such as Pierre Cardin. Pierme cites his Grandfather as an early inspiration. He was constantly in his garage creating – an exceptional maker, as well as a painter. In Pierme’s earliest memories he was fascinated by what his Grandfather could do with a simple piece of wood. In a few hours or days, he would witness what this wood would become by way of his Grandfather’s hands. “The idea to be 100% responsible for creating something from A to Z amazed me,” Pierme recalls. “The scent of his studio was also a big attraction. The fragrance of multiple kinds of wood combined with turpentine and linseed oil created a magical space.”

Pierme himself has since become known as a master of the medium. However, if asked what he values in art, he will reply, “THE IDEA. That is it.” Though teasingly nicknamed “Picasso” at a very early age, due to rampant creativity, Pierme has never been comfortable identifying himself an artist. That is for others to decide. He is, however, aware that he has prolific creative tendencies. He is a man who does not “feel good” unless he is making.

Hence, the first question this artist explored was his own viability in creating art full-time. The answer came in 1988 after he had given himself one year to become a working artist. Within six months he was well on his way. Pierme elaborates, “In a way, my career has happened in reverse. In the beginning of my career, choosing to be a sculptor and becoming a young father, happened simultaneously. Being responsible as a father, created an immediate focus and seriousness about my career. In a way, my daughter pushed me to be more professional.”

By 1997, Pascal had moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico permanently. He settled in a home/studio atop a mountain reminiscent of those in the south of France. After a few months, Pierme found that he was no longer in Santa Fe but in New Mexico. He began traveling around in the state, through which he discovered amazing landscape, peace, and inspiration. Pierme reminisces, “The magic of New Mexico was a life-changing experience for me. I fell in love.”

Pierme considered being a foreigner an advantage for his creative process. He quickly discovered a different system, culture, and new approaches – opening a new chapter in the young sculptor’s life. Now, nearly a quarter-century later, his career has blossomed in America. Accolades have been swift and abundant. Through apparent maturity in his work, he has been able to take more risks and evolve rapidly. Critics, curators, collectors and artists alike revere his ongoing bodies of work.

Pierme’s work has been included in 80+ solo, museum and international exhibitions out of the 120+ exhibitions outlined on his resume. Included are: Chinese European Art Center – Xiamen, China; Palm Springs Museum of Art – Palm Springs, California; Phoenix Art Museum – Phoenix, Arizona; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Annex – Santa Fe, New Mexico; Taos Museum of Art – Taos, New Mexico; French Consulate – New York, New York; Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ube Center of Art – Ube, Japan.

Current works can be found in many permanent public collections, including ABC; Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize recipient, medicine; Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s residence – Cannes, France; Tom Mottola, Casa Blanca Records – New York, New York; Trust for Public Land – Los Angeles, California; Marriott Hotels, Nationwide; City Hall – Collogny, Switzerland and Equifax World Headquarters, the list continues… Countless publications have featured his sculpture. In addition, ARTWORKinternational Inc. Press published Pascal in 2006 as part of their Acclaimed Artist Series. As well, Fresco Fine Art Edition has featured Pierme’s work in their New Mexico Millenium and Abstract Art publications.

In addition, Pierme has found charitable endeavors an important facet of his artistic career. With a true intention of giving back, he has worked as an organizer and benefactor for several organizations relating to the promotion of the arts and the betterment of the community that he calls home. As a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pierme has contributed to The Santa Fe Artist’s Emergency Medical Fund, National Dance Institute, Art in Schools, Taos Museum of Art, The Horse Power Project and Aid and Comfort, among many others.

VOL. 12.24.2017 | Sunday Selects

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.

 

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JEFF KELLAR

 

By exploring how far he can effectively reduce visual detritus, Kellar seeks to reveal the magnitude of basic compositional elements, to employ the power of simplicity to transform potentially subtle facets like shape, line, and color into the crux of the work.

 

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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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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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THE DELIGHTS OF PARSING THE BEATLESMOST NONSENSICAL SONG

 

Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.

 

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BA BRAD’S CLASSIC TONIC

 

This also makes a tasty spritzer—use club soda in place of water.

 

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WRY PHOTOS THAT TURN STEREOTYPES UPSIDE DOWN

Artist Uldus Bakhtiozina uses photographs to poke fun at societal norms in her native Russia. A glimpse into Russian youth culture and a short, fun reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

 

W A T C H

SPOTIFY JAZZ PLAYLIST

 

Enjoy this Spotify playlist that includes a variety of smooth jazz for your Sunday afternoon.

 

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Vol. 12.19.2017 | Bernd Haussmann

ABOUT 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. Born and educated in Germany, Haussmann has been a long-time resident of the North Shore of Boston and Maine, where he maintains studios. Haussmann’s work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Miami Project, Toronto International Art, and others.  His work is in numerous corporate and museum collections, including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, the Longview Museum of Art, Montserrat College of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Museum der Stadt Reutlingen. 

 

Bernd Haussmann born in Tuebingen, Germany, has been a US resident since 1994. He divides his time between his studios north of Boston and in western Maine where he also works with his wife Anne on a 400-acre nature project. 

Haussmann embraces the dialogue with his audience and the inclusion of the environment into his work. He engages in interactive projects and collaborations such as “Video Sonic Project” with the Media Institute of the University of Tuebingen; “Darwin’s Coral - One Ocean Project”, a collaborative exhibit with OneWorldOneOcean; “The Third Image”, a photo project with Rick Ashley; “The Nucleus Project” with Werner Trotter; and others.  He engages scientists in a non-verbal dialogue, “Dialogues”, at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; participates in transatlantic exhibitions such as “KunstTraject langs de Leie”, Belgium, and “Art in Embassies”, Brussels; creates site-specific exhibitions such as at the ballroom of the Goethe Institute Boston; and more. 

Haussmann also enjoys the exchange with fellow artists and students. He has been a mentor and educator at Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston, and at New Hampshire Institute of Art; and since 2014 has been offering courses at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; and the Montserrat College of Art, Beverly.  He was the artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, 2012 - 2015. 

Haussmann exhibits nationally and internationally, in galleries and non-profit venues. His work has also been visible at numerous art fairs such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Texas Contemporary, Dallas Art Fair, Miami Project, Toronto International Art Fair, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Miami, and others.