Vol. 11.19.2019 | Kollabs + Objects

This grouping of works focus on the interaction between modern day human society and the forest. Our intentions are to see past the obvious environmental issues and concentrate more on an existential point of view.” ~ Luis Garcia-Nerey

The heart of the series embarks on a journey in which the viewer is presented with a narrative but not a conclusion. This is an attempt by the artists’ to create an interaction between the participants and the works.

“Our ultimate goal is for the viewer to achieve a personal conclusion that is not based on the idea of an Other but rather a conclusion that is constructed by the viewers themselves.” ~ Anke Schofield

The artists’ perspective on the subject matter allows the audience to preview a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal Beings. Although the main premise of the exhibit questions the human construct of the forest, it also aims to reveal an infinite source of reference points beset by the tone of the exhibit itself. Whether literal or abstract, Schofield’s and Nerey’s intentions are not to rationalize a specific idea of the forest but rather suggest that the viewer interpret the works on their own without limitations set by concrete definitions.

Vol. 11.17.2019 | 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. 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. Kollabs’ offer the viewer a preview into a familiar environment while challenging them to examine the existence of human and animal beings.

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SCULPTURAL OBJECTS

All three-dimensional forms are perceived as having an expressive character as well as purely geometric properties. They strike the observer as delicate, aggressive, flowing, taut, relaxed, dynamic, soft, and so on. By exploiting the expressive qualities of form, a sculptor is able to create images in which subject matter and expressiveness of form are mutually reinforcing. Such images go beyond the mere presentation of fact and communicate a wide range of subtle and powerful feelings.

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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. Another influence is the art of cinema, especially in the framing and editing of film.

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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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A COZY MINIMIMALIST RETREAT AMONG THE HILLTOPS

The Willow Treehouse, named after its hometown, is a six-sided structure with an angular sloping face that resembles a gargantuan snake’s head peeking through the leaves.

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THANKSGIVING TURKEY AND GRAVY | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Roasting a Thanksgiving turkey is never without a little stress. No matter how many times you’ve cooked Thanksgiving before, you’ll probably have questions about the holiday’s main event.

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FALL SPRITZ

No punch bowls, big-batching, or complicated mixology for your holiday cocktail. Our spritz recipe is so simple—one part amaro to four parts hard cider—that guests can make it themselves (you’ve got plenty to do elsewhere). Simply set out both bottles with glasses and a bucket of ice; they can handle the rest.

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SMALL KITCHEN | BIG THANKSGIVING WITH ALISON ROMAN

Alison Roman makes a very big Thanksgiving dinner in her very small kitchen (with an extremely small refrigerator and even smaller oven). She’s made some of the classics, like a dry-brined turkey with sheet-pan gravy and buttered stuffing with celery and leeks, but you won’t find pumpkin pie on her menu. This year, Alison does Thanksgiving her way. And yes, that means layering jellied cranberry with oranges and onions.

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TRUE CRIME | FINE ART | CARAVAGGIO

A look into bad-boy artist, Caravaggio— he was a known murderer, but was he himself murdered?

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Vol.11.10.2019 | Sunday Selects

JOHN PAUL PHILIPPE

John-Paul Philippe is a native Oklahoma born artist and designer splitting his time between New York City and Sharon, CT. John-Paul’s work ranges from paintings & murals to large scale interior design elements such as integrated metal sculpture in both commercial and private venues. PLEASE JOIN US THIS THURSDAY 11.14.2019  from 6 until 8 PM for a show of new work from John Paul.  

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OBJECTS FROM NATURE

Nature has a way of creating the most beautiful colors, shapes and tones.  We strive to find the most beautiful iterations of natural objects for you to include in your collections. Browse our selection of new arrivals here.

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abstract geometric colorful painting with intricate shapes and patterns

AARON WEXLER

My work is collage based. It’s physically constructed by layering collected print material, found photographs and hand painted paper. The painted paper is more akin to monotype printed surfaces and staining. In recent work, I’ve been pigment treating the surfaces of Japanese washi paper, Thai mulberry paper and Italian printmaking paper as collage material. I’m interested in the analog version of creating a sense of registration and purposeful mis-registration. The space between the two is energized by a vibrating visual distortion as a result. PLEASE JOIN US THIS THURSDAY 11.14.2019 from 6 until 8 PM to view new work from Aaron Wexler.

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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, history and interest to interior spaces.

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ACROSS THE POND: JOHN PAUL PHILIPPE

1987 in London was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, a friendship that has lasted more than thirty years because it is disinterestedly devoted to beauty alone.My London friend, the writer and art historian Simon Watney, introduced me to an Oklahoman from the tiny town of Henrietta with an equally unlikely name: John-Paul Phillippe,

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THE CHEFS GROWING VEGETABLES FOR PARIS’S BEST RESTAURANTS

As they prepare to open their own ambitious farm-to-table project, James Henry and Shaun Kelly have discovered a sideline as sought-after producers.

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HOW TO MAKE A HOT TODDY WITHOUT A RECIPE

Here is the beauty of a hot toddy: All you really need to make one is a bottle of liquor, the ability to boil water, a bit of sweetness, and the need for warmth. Past that, everything is just pleasant decoration.

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PEAKY BLINDERS: SEASONS 1 -5

Thomas Shelby is a man to watch.

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ART MATTERS PODCASTTHE MONUMENTS MEN AND PRESERVING ART DURING WAR

The setting was Europe in the 1940s. The world was at war and communities across the continent were facing destruction. In the course of these events, cultural objects were at risk of theft and historic buildings were being levelled. Amongst these many objects were paintings by Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece, a sculpture by Michelangelo, and more.

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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