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.

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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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Vol. 07.21.2019 | Sunday Selects

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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LINDA COSGROVE

Linda Cosgrove’s 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. Cosgrove has been featured in the company of renowned artists including Durer, Rembrandt and David Hockney.

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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. 

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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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SOGNO DI FINE ESTATE, 5 SUITE AFFACCIATE SUL MARE DI SANTORINI


The intervention of the designers has preserved as much as possible the original forms, remodeled just enough to make the hotel overlooking the sea of ​​Santorini welcoming and functional. 

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THE SICILIAN SLUSH

If you love the citrusy bite of Campari, it’s time to meet your new summer drink. The Sicilian Slush pairs the Italian aperitivo with herbal gin and plenty of freshly squeezed orange juice to create a blush-pink, bittersweet slushie that delivers even more refreshment.

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RADICCHIO AND CITRUS SALAD WITH BURRATA

We’re over having to carefully cut the peels off citrus before slicing them; simply peeling them first keeps their natural shape intact and saves time. This recipe is from L’Oursin in Seattle, WA.

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STEP INSIDE MARIA SHARAPOVA SUN-DRENCHED L.A. HOME

Every square inch of Maria Sharapova’s dreamy Los Angeles home is a testament to the tennis great’s style, spirit, and focus

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VALOIS TAPESTRIES AND CATHERINE DE MEDICI-WITH STEPHANIE MERRITT

The Valois Tapestries are a series of eight tapestries depicting festivities or ‘magnificences’ at the Court of France in the second half of the 16th century. The tapestries were worked in the Spanish Netherlands, probably in Brussels or Antwerp, shortly after 1580

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Vol. 07.14.2019 | Sunday Selects

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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PATRICK ADAMS

Patrick Adam’s paintings reflect a connection to landscapes that are abstract based on his habit of climbing and hiking

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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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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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This is a black and white photo of artist Mark Rothko standing in front of a painting

HOW MARK ROTHKO UNLOCKED THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF COLOR

The name Mark Rothko is synonymous with sensitive canvases that feature arrangements of rectangular panes in vivid hues. The artist was a skilled colorist. 

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This is a photo of strawberry shortcakes.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES

Strawberries are a classic choice for this summertime dessert, but if there are other fresh berries out there callin’ your name, by all means, use those instead.

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HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICANO

This delightful summer cocktail was the precursor to the Negroni.

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THE ICE STUPAS

Artificial glaciers at the edge of the Himalayas.

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TOP TRACKS IN ITALY

Here are the top tracks right now in Italy from Spotify. Take a musical vacation.

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Vol. 07.07.2019 | 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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JODI WALSH

Jodi left her native country of Canada in 1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. “Once my hands touched clay it opened up a world to me that I didn’t expect. The thought of creating hand made forms from clay sent me down a path that is never ending.” Capturing the energy she experienced while living in Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and she hopes to others. 

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PASCAL PIERME

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. 

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JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed’s work focuses on contemporary art that 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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ANDREA BOCELLI’S MOST PRIZED POSSESSION

The singer reflects on a gift he received from Muhammad Ali, a symbol of their long friendship.

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SPICY STEAK LETTUCE WRAPS

Lettuce wraps might be our all-time favorite weeknight summer dinner—minimal cooking, maximum flavor and freshness. 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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19 HEALTHY COCKTAIL RECIPES THAT STILL TASTE DELICIOUS

Town and Country Magazine selected 19 of the best health-conscious and easy-to-make recipes to enjoy that will satisfy your cocktail cravings without the extra calories.

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STUDIO VISIT: APPARATUS

Apparatus cofounders Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson imbue their elegant objects with emotion and a narrative twist.

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THE BEST PODCASTS OF 2019 (SO FAR)

From Esquire Magazine, There are too many podcasts. These are the ones worth your time.

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