VOL. 08.21.2018 | ROBERT MARS

ABOUT 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. 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 andunforgettable personalities.

VOL. 08.19.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
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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HUNT SLONEM



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.



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DOUG JOHNSTON



Doug Johnston’s work includes art, design, architecture and music. He utilizes and explores a variety of mediums and methods such as installation, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and collaborative performance.



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KIMERLEE CURYL



“Wild Mustangs. Without them, the great west was not possible. We traveled, explored, and built this land by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. We can honor that gift by being their voice.”



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WHAT MAKES A DACHSHUND THE PERFECT MUSE? THE LONG HISTORY OF SAUSAGE DOGS IN ART



From Picasso to Warhol, dachshunds have been the constant companion of creative types. Sausage dog enthusiast David Capra explains why



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PEACH CAPRESE



When summer is at its height and the peaches are so ripe that you can smell their sweet aroma just by walking by, it’s time for this bright salad



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3-INGREDIENT GRILLED ORANGE MARGARITA



In Epi’s 3-Ingredient Recipes series, we show you how to make great food with just three ingredients (plus staples like oil, salt, and pepper).



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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’S COLLECTION OF WEIRD OBJECTS



A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items of literary paraphernalia available at the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection—if you have an appointment.

 

W A T C H 

PIANO LESSONS TUNE UP LANGUAGE SKILLS



Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners’ brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports.



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VOL. 08.14.2018 | 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.

VOL. 08.12.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

     
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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ANKE SCHOFIELD



Anke’s father introduced her to the wonders of the camera early in life. Anke took the form readily and with enthusiasm. During high school, she apprenticed with a number of artists in the New York area. She was awarded a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art.



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RICK STEVENS



Rick Stevens’s career as an artist has evolved in much the same way his paintings do. He takes his inspiration from the natural world in all its sublime mystery, then surrenders to that mystery to let the unseen forces of nature guide his hand—and his life.



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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. “Beauty is in the juxtaposition of things, its energies working together in harmony and disharmony. Sometimes beauty is in the resistance and the tension, and sometimes it’s in complete surrender.”



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KIM GORDON WANTED TO BE A VISUAL ARTIST. THEN SHE GOTSIDETRACKED.’



Seven years after the breakup of Sonic Youth, the godmother of grunge has carved out the unconventional career in music and visual art she always hoped for.



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10-MINUTE SHRIMP WITH GREEN BEANS AND CREAMY LEMON-DILL DIP



We call this one a picnic dinner since everything can be eaten with your hands. It’s easy to pack up and take to the park if you want, but it also works great on the family table.



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SPIKED ROSE LEMONADE



Delicate rose water (a common ingredient in Middle Eastern sweets) and tart lemonade are a refreshing combination in this pretty pink drink. Ice cubes studded with flowers and berries add a stunning finishing touch to this big-batch cocktail fit for any celebration.



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HOW TO MAKE A PEARL: THE STORY OF AN ARTIST WHO LIVES IN DARKNESS



The latest Guardian documentary takes us into the world of John Kapellas, an artist and composer who is allergic to light



W A T C H 

BRANDON STANTONTHE STORY OF HUMANS OF NEW YORK AND 25M+ FANS



“Doing anything less than something amazing is squandering this whole reason that you’re here.” – Brandon Stanton



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VOL. 08.05.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

COLLEEN BLACKARD



Blackard’s signature style uses continuous, circular, intersecting lines to create a luminosity that clarifies the subject and gives life to every detail.



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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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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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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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HAUS PROUD: THE WOMEN OF BAUHAUS



When the Bauhaus art school opened in 1919, more women applied than men - so why have we never heard of them?



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THE NEW, HEALTHIER CHOCOLATE



Intended to build stamina, energy and drive, and can be stirred into coffee and even baked goods.



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THE SAINT



This white wine-based cocktail from Brooklyn, New York’s Café Moto starts off summery, with the aromas of fresh basil and mint and an effervescent topper of club soda.



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NOT VITAL X BEIJING



The Swiss Artist Opens the Doors to his Striking Home Studio in the Chinese Capital



W A T C H 

HOW TO BUILD A SMART CITY



We are in the midst of a historic (and wholly unpredicted) rise in urbanization. But it’s hard to retrofit old cities for the 21st century.



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VOL. 07.31.2018 | MORGAN ROBINSON

ABOUT MORGAN ROBINSON



“I attempt to stay clear of the mundane by taking a closer look at the things that can do nothing else but encompass my sight. Unable to ignore organic language, I follow the indigenous bends in pieces of nature. There is no part of my environment too obscure to inspire. Refracted light and shadows overlapping as well as elements that can be held in your hand or seen with a magnifying glass – they all hold purpose and contain beauty. The beauty perceived is what suggests a more insightful, more meaningful spirituality. The meaning projects out of imagination and undeniable existence, and attraction is seen from a vast array of perspectives.”

VOL. 07.29.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

HUNT SLONEM



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.



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PATRICK ADAMS



Adams’ impressionistic landscapes transport the viewer to familiar and almost dreamlike locales.



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MARINA DUNBAR



Taking from their simplicity, I approach my paintings with a sense of restraint; laying down transparent shapes of color and letting the interaction of hues establish a feeling of depth and dynamic motion within each piece.




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JÁNOS HUTSZTI



Huszti elaborates his constantly changing topics with momentum and precision. He depicts historical times, special characters and places from the past, using all kinds of materials to express his interpretations.



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GO INSIDE ARTIST HUNT SLONEM’S COLORFUL CASTLE IN SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA



A new book gives readers a tour of the 102,000-square-foot armory that was saved from demolition



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CHARRED BUTTERED PLUMS WITH CHEESE



Plums are summer’s all-stars. You should eat and cook with them only when they are peaking, plentiful, and widely available in many varieties.



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COLD-BREW ICED TEA



Stuck on sun tea? Our test kitchen took a cue from coffee fanatics and made a batch of tea cold-brew style, steeping it in the fridge instead. The result? Mellower, more flavorful, and perfect for those rainy days, too.



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CHAKA KHAN: LIKE SUGAR



Chaka Khan—the multi award-winning artist whose career has spanned five decades—drops her latest track, a funked out dance extravaganza from director Kim Gehrig. Enjoy!



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CENTS OF LUCK



An artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street.



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