Vol. 06.16.2019 Sunday Selects | Father's Day

JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed was born in Saint Benedict, Kansas but is now working in Tulsa, OK with her husband and daughter. Her focus on contemporary art 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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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.” 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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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. Employing multiple layers of abstraction and combined mediums including a refined glazing technique, she creates rich, organic patinas that evoke universal emotional and physical connecting points for the observer. Layers of paint create a palimpsest quality to the work, elegant, ever-shifting paintings combining a poetic, sensual grace with consistently bold execution.

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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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24 CALIFORNIA HOMES THAT WILL MAKE YOU CONSIDER WEST COAST LIVING

California offers the perfect climate and location for relaxed living and homes that blur the lines between indoors and out. The West Coast aesthetic is eclectic and often filled with bohemian touches, natural elements, exquisite vintage and antique furnishings, and plenty of bold art.

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REJOICE! BREAKFAST BROWNIES ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS BETTER

Eating a proper breakfast on weekdays just doesn’t happen for most people, including me. I am perpetually late, usually groggy, and often cranky, but I also demand coffee and sustenance as soon as I finally stop hitting snooze and get out of bed. That’s why a little breakfast meal prep can save my day.

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A PIMMS CUP RECIPE TO START THE SUMMER RIGHT

You know what sounds like my ideal summer afternoon? Eating a ton of oysters and downing a few low-ABV, refreshing gin drinks that are a little bubbly, ever-so-slightly herbaceous, and adorned with lots of fruit and a shock of mint. Well that’s just the idea James Pimm had back in the 1820s (or the ’30s, you know how these historical things go…). The son of a farmer, he had gotten into the restaurant business and was running a popular London tavern serving mostly shellfish to his patrons. And the cocktail he created—the Pimm’s Cup—has remained a warm-weather classic for nearly 200 years.

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IN RESIDENCE PEDRO REYES AND CARLA FERNANDEZ

The Mexico City home of artist Pedro Reyes and fashion designer Carla Fernández is a continually adapting architectural project. Coarse concrete walls divide the sprawling space into discrete sections that, over the years, has evolved to meet both the demands of a working atelier and comfort of a family home.

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INFINITE PASSION

Yayoi Kusama. Can you imagine, not only meeting her, but getting to spend time with her – over years – while making a documentary about her incredible life?

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Vol.06.09.2019 | Sunday Selects

JÁNOS HUSZTI

A challenging portraitist and emerging creator with a conceptual thinking. 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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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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This is a photo of nine 15 by 15 inch square, abstract paintings in beige, white, black, tan, neutral colors, arranged together in rows of three

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. Williams seeks to find balance within the work; experimenting and exploring ways to refine her craft without self-constraint.

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MINERALS

Exhibit by Aberson hand selects minerals from around the world to add organic texture to interior spaces.

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IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT MOROCCO

South of Marrakesh, the Draa Valley still exerts an indefinable pull, retaining traces of its now almost-vanished Berber kingdom

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WHY AN ALICE NEEL PAINTING IS STUCK IN THIS ARTIST’S PSYCHE

The painter Jordan Casteel discusses her favorite artwork and the affinity she feels for its creator.

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QUICK SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

This classic Chinese-American dish can be cooked in 22 minutes or less. So the next time you crave take-out, put down the phone and pick up a skillet.

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#60 DAVID ZWIRNER NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION

Zwirner discusses the future of the business and the state of the market—and talks about what he is looking for in the next generation of artists.

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THE PERFECT GIN AND TONIC

You’ll LOVE this Perfect Gin and Tonic Recipe. Made with a slight sweet twist, this time-honored cocktail is sure to become favorite for years to come.

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Vol. 06.02.2019 | Sunday Selects

MCKENZIE DOVE

McKenzie Dove was born in Dallas, TX but now resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband. Her work consists of pure oil paint applied entirely with palette knives. All of her paintings have a thick, layered texture that she developed after studying the Impressionistic and Expressionistic movements.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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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. The paint is the flower, allowing the flower to live on in its portrait.

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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. I am inspired by the aesthetics of floral x-ray photography, developed by a radiologist in the 1930’s, this documentation of plant forms resulted in a poetic merge of art and science. The minimal and reductive photographs conveyed an intrinsic beauty. 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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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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DONNA KARAN & MASHONDA TIFRERE ONKING WOMAN

Donna Karan and Mahsona Tifere opened an exhibition at Urban Zen focused on female empowerment.

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SIMPLE SUMMER ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

A light and easy vegetarian spring roll that is super easy to make

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SUMMER SANGRIA

Sangria, a common alcoholic beverage in Spain and Portugal, is typically made with wine and flavored with a range of citrus or sweet fruits. Sangria translates to ”blood” in Spanish and Portuguese—unappetizing but apt, given its deep scarlet hue.

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YES, I’M TURNING 70, AND IT’S ALL JUST BEGINNING. DONNA KARAN ON HER LIFE IN FASHION

In the latest installment of Sally Singer’s Vogue Voices series, Karan, who “grew up on Seventh Avenue” and admits she always wanted to be an artist, talks us through her stellar career. She takes us from the art to the delivery room and from Anne Klein to Donna Karan New York and DKNY.

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CANVA: MELANIE PERKINS

Melanie’s online design platform Canva is valued at over $1 billion, joining the list of Australia’s “unicorn” companies.

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Vol. 06.11.2019 | Artist Spotlight : Mckenzie Dove + Objects

McKenzie Dove was born in Dallas, TX but now resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband. Her work consists of pure oil paint applied entirely with palette knives. All of her paintings have a thick, layered texture that she developed after studying the Impressionistic and Expressionistic movements.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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“The studio changes every day, depending on what I’m working on, and because I like to be surrounded by things that inspire me,” Dove says. At any given time, there’s likely to be a potted tree soaking up the light of those floor-to-ceiling windows and earthy curios tossed alongside rough-surfaced urns, classical busts, and a few highly articulated pieces of modernist furniture. “I’m inspired by natural, organic things, like the hide, or fur, or coral, or stone,” she explains. “But then I also love sculptural elements, and I like to have them in the background so I can pull from them.”

Vol. 05.26.2019 | Sunday Selects

SILIVA POLOTO

Brazilian-born Silvia Poloto is an accomplished artist working in a range of visual disciplines. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures. Recognized for her dynamic compositions and color sensibility, Poloto exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety.

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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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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. Kellar works in a mixture of resin, clay, and pigment. He applies multiple layers to each surface to build segments of color that range from bold to subtle, but invariably display a certain depth and intensity (not unlike frescoes)

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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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ANCIENT FRESCO OF MYTHICAL NARCISSUS FOUND IN POMPEII

Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection.

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HOT HONEY CHICKEN WITH FRIED BREAD AND BITTER GREENS

Chicken fat does triple duty in this weeknight dinner recipe to yield crisp skin, golden toast, and a schmaltzy dressing. When cooking the chicken, we start with a cold pan because it encourages gentle, thorough rendering of the tasty fat, which you’ll use for the bread and greens. Keeping the thighs skin side down the whole time allows the skin to get extra crispy while the flesh cooks through.

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THAI TEA RECIPE

Years ago, my Auntie Chung was telling me how easy it was to make Thai iced tea. She had worked in an Asian restaurant and one of the most popular items on the entire menu was Thai iced tea. She proceeded to tell me exactly how to make it and how profitable it was for restaurants to make Thai iced tea. I didn’t care too much about the profitability of Thai iced tea. But rather, I’m more interested on how easily it was made and why we didn’t make it more often. The version we have is as authentic as what most Thai restaurants in America are making

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 ART 21: ART IN THE 21ST CENTURYBERLIN

A city still in the midst of a post–Cold War cultural and economic rebirth, since the 1990s Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the artists in this episode demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital, expose its complicated history of war and migration, and convey hopes for finding systems that foster a better tomorrow.

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 A LITTLE CURIOUS #6:  THE DISCOVERY OF POMPEII

Welcome to A Little Curious, a series of special episodes that will provide you will short and sweet bonus content about the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history.

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Vol. 05.19.2019 | Sunday Selects

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. 

Every painting starts with flowers. But, it is then what intrigues me at the moment that helps the piece take shape. This can be anything from decor curated by a designer, to current trends in fashion, to a color accidentally mixed on my palette. 

My paintings are not about ME. They are about where they might live. I want my work to be loved and cherished. Thus, my heart and soul is poured into each piece as I create.

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LISA WEISS

Lisa Weiss’ work is about mark making, patterning, spontaneous movement, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials. She is continually looking for ways to detach from the past and future with a focus on the here and now. Weiss’ paintings are process driven by movement, repetition, materials and place. Her works are for beauty and contemplation.

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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.” He works primarily with stoneware and porcelain. Reese’s most recent pieces combine salt glazed stoneware and reclaimed native wood. His work is predominately known for its simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that the pieces push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art.

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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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JASPER MORRISON ON HIS CORK SCULPTURES

The unique, durable nature of cork has long captivated the design world, but few as enduringly as the acclaimed product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison, who has dabbled in making pieces out of cork since 2004.

His first creations, a trio of stools for the first Vitra Home collection named Cork Family, highlighted the pleasing tactility and lightweight nature of cork. Over the years, Morrison has continued to add to the series, which now complete, is in focus at Kasmin gallery in New York. Entitled ‘Corks’, the exhibition also marks Morrison’s first solo gallery showing on US soil.

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CRISPY TOFU WITH COCONUT QUINOA AND BROCCOLINI

You know all those times you’ve made tofu at home and it was kind of…whatever? This is what you actually wanted to make. Crispy, craggy, and thoroughly coated in an addictive, peanut-y sauce, this tofu is so delicious that even the most stubborn carnivores won’t complain.

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BIRD OF PARADISE

“This is our riff on the Jungle Bird, a classic tiki drink,” says Alex Holder from Pool Burger in Austin, TX. “The bitter flavors in the Aperol are a good balance to the sweetness. It benefits from pineapple wedges or pineapple leaves for garnish. Or stick as many swizzle sticks as you have in there.”

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND COLLECTING DESIGN

It’s hard to think of a modern woman more modern than Charlotte Perriand. Creative, intelligent, well traveled and athletic, the native Parisian was a pioneer of design at a time when women’s options in the field were limited mainly to ceramics and textiles. In the 1920s, Perriand transformed a room in her apartment into a glass and metal bar for entertaining, and she saw the potential of tubular steel as a material for furniture. And it was largely thanks to her vision that the architect Le Corbusier became famous for the 1928 steel and cowhide chaise longue, and other iconic pieces, on which he collaborated with Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.

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MARVIN GAYEYOUR’E THE MAN REVIEW

Remixed and repackaged collection finds a troubled artist caught between the socially conscious What’s Going On and the Motown Machine

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Artist Spotlight | Taelor Fisher and Lisa Weiss

Lisa Weiss | Taelor Fisher | Opens May 16, 2019 | 6 until 8 PM
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TAELOR FISHER

Each of Taelor’s series focuses on the idea and use to the idea and use of the flower. Previous to this body of work, Taelor explored the act of taking apart and piecing back together arrangements of flowers to inspire new variations and compositions.

 

LISA WEISS

“My work explores mark making, patterning, gesture, momentary awareness and paring down to essentials.
The paintings are process driven, created through experimentation in correspondence with materials, place and time.  Non objective forms that predate label, things imperfect and evolving are of interest. The work is inspired by architecture, primitive art, metaphysics and the practice of yoga. I am concerned for the state of the earth, the feminine wave and the reflective slow revolution of expanding consciousness. 
Peace & joy to all…”

Vol. 05.12.2019 | Sunday Selects

PASCAL

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. Pierme’s pieces reflect a dialogue and love of his desert city that involves simplicity, nature, architecture and organic elements. 

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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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A BRITISH INTERIOR DESIGNER’S TRICKS TO STAYING ORGANIZED
In her bustling London office, Beata Heuman labels liberally, files in an antique cabinet — and still finds a place to watercolor.

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CHILE AND OLIVE OIL FRIED EGG WITH AVOCADO AND SPROUTS

Turn breakfast into dinner by piling crisp-edged eggs, feta, sprouts, and avocado on top of toasted flatbread.

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CILANTRO MARGARITA

A fresh spin on the classic margarita.

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IN RESIDENCE: NOÉ DUCHAUFOUR LAWRANCE

A snow-bound visit to the French designer’s deceptively simple Paris apartment.

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NPR: HOW I BUILT THIS WITH GUY RAZ : EILEEN FISHER

In 1983, Eileen Fisher signed up for a fashion trade show with no experience, no garments, no patterns or sketches – nothing but a few ideas for a women’s clothing line focused on simplicity.Within three weeks, she came up with 12 pieces, a logo, and a name: Eileen Fisher.Today, the Eileen Fisher brand is still known for its elegant and minimalist designs, but it has grown to more than 60 locations and makes over $300 million in annual revenue.

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Vol. 05.21.2019 | Artist Spotlight : Patrick Adams + Objects

PATRICK ADAMS

Through our experience of art, we experience our everyday world transformed and re-imagined. Patrick Adams seeks to call his audience to a place beyond one’s normal experience of surroundings. Adams’ impressionistic landscapes transport the viewer to familiar and almost dreamlike locales.

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Patrick Adams was born into the rural farming community of Worthington, MN in 1965. It was on the tall-grass prairie with its vast horizon, dramatic light and thousands of natural lakes that Adams came to love the landscape that would become the dominant subject of his work.