Vol. 03.17.2019 | 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.

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MARVIN GOULD

Marvin Gould has been practicing art and music for over 50 years. Because of his mother’s professional music career he was playing the guitar at the age of 9. Because of his Dad’s engineering career, he was fascinated by mark making.

 

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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.

 

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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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The Three Simple Tonics That Sustain One of New York’s Busiest Chefs

Daniela Soto-Innes, a co-owner of the acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla, shares a trio of recipes inspired by her Mexican grandmother’s natural remedies.

 

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Basil-Cashew-Lime Vermicelli Bowls with Pork and Green Beans

Briefly soaking cashews in hot water softens them enough that you can blend them into a creamy (and gorgeously green-hued) basil-lime sauce for noodles. Top those noodles off with pan-seared pork chops and green beans for an easy summery dinner bowl.

 

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TINEGRONI (HALF-SIZED NEGRONI COCKTAIL)

A snack-sized negroni with a savory agave twist from bartender Tristan Willey of Long Island Bar.

 

DRINK

​In Residence: Xavier Corbero

The Catalan sculptor on the home he has been perfecting for decades.

 

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NO. 363: HILMA AF KLINT, FRANS HALS

Episode No. 363 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Tracey Bashkoff and Lawrence W. Nichols.

 

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VOL. 01.27.2019 | 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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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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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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PASCAL PIERME




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




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HOUSE TOUR: A MODERN REIMAGINING OF A HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO HOME




An Edwardian-style home is brought to life in the well-to-do San Francisco neighbourhood of Pacific Heights. Photographed by Laure Joliet.




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SALTY CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES




Finishing your cookies with a delicate, flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack.




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SAGE-INFUSED CLASSIC MARGARITA




The margarita has always been my go-to summer drink, but this year I’m making it my fall drink, too, with five autumnal takes on the classic cocktail.




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INSIDE HILARY SWANK’S ELEGANT PARISIAN LOFT




The actress and entrepreneur’s new Left Bank home blends traditional charm and contemporary design




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TED RADIO: THE POWER OF DESIGN


 

Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on the essence of good design — in buildings, brands, the digital realm and the natural world.




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VOL. 01.22.2019 | PATRICIA LARSEN

ABOUT PATRICIA LARSEN




Many who experience apainting 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.”

VOL. 01.20.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

JERI LEDBETTER




Jeri Ledbetter is inspired and compelled both by nature’s oddities and man-made structures. She is enthralled with the contrast of, and interplay between, industry and nature. Ledbetter lets her paint and pencil decide the course of her piece; she does not want the involuntary and free hand to be controlled by a plan and scheme.





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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.





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 HENRY LAUTZ





Henry Lautz’s sculptures are based on neolithic forms and ancient historical sites. Henry Lautz’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in museums and galleries throughout the United States





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MCKENZIE DOVE





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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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: JAZZ ON EUROPEAN TV




The language of jazz can be so lofty — so full of chord changes, musical virtuosity, “feel” and “pocket” and other ineffables — that it can seem, to the uninitiated, like homework. There’s a sense of responsibility that attends many attempts to become a jazz listener: Am I getting it? Am I hearing everything?




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BASIL PESTO




Place cooked pasta in serving bowl and stir in pesto. Add splashes of cooking water and olive oil as needed to loosen the sauce and ensure the pasta is evenly coated. Garnish with Parmigiano and serve immediately.




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PERFECT WINE PAIRING BASIL PESTO WITH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVINGNON




Basil is in season and that makes summertime Napa Valley Cabernet season. You might think the warming temperatures make it Riesling and Rose season, and I can’t fault your logic or good taste.




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INSIDE ASHLEY TISDALE’S HOME




In this episode of ‘Open Door,’ Ashley Tisdale takes us inside her 1930s-era, renovated house. She show us her cozy living room, her husband’s Shepard Fairey piece, her “wall of accomplishments” and more.




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FOREVER 35: CAREER REINVENTION WITH ELLEN FONDILER
 




Which night creams will make you look well-rested, how long can you really last on Whole30, can emptying your closet actually bring you joy, and is the Hanacure mask really just intended to get you to post an unflattering photo of your face mid-mask on Instagram?





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VOL. 01.15.2019 | JENNIFER JL JONES

ABOUT JENNIFER JL JONES




An exploration of beauty and energy, JenniferJLJones’ 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 gracewith consistently bold execution.

VOL. 01.13.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

         
COURTNEY GARRETT





Courtney J. Garrett has created a minimal yet sophisticated approach to capturing inspiring images of storms, rural landscapes, and architectural sketches in her oil paintings and mixed media works.

 

 

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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.




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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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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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EMPTY NESTERS DOWNSIZE, BUT THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ART




“For the first time in 28 years, I’ve had three months without a school and sports schedule to deal with,” Stephanie Ingrassia, vice-chairwoman of the board at the Brooklyn Museum, said recently in an interview at her home.




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CHRISSY TEIGEN’S CHEESY CHICKEN MILANESE




“Whoever invented Milanese has some serious Jedi-mind-trick stuff going on. It’s a salad—but on top of a fried chicken cutlet. It’s like spa food. But it’s fried chicken. Remind yourself which part of this dish is boss by using both regular and panko breadcrumbs for extra crunchy crispy goodness, but you can also just double up on one of them.”




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HORSERADISH VODKA BLOODY MARY




Bloody Marys are a must at my family’s holiday breakfast table, not only are they a great accompaniment to any number of dishes but also a little vodka before noon always makes the day feel special. The horseradish infused vodka is spicy and warms up any cold winter day.




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OLIVER PEOPLES: IN CONVERSATION WITH CHARLOTTE AND HUGO




Exploring the moments that inspire powerful creative spirits in this partnership with the luxury Los Angeles eyewear brand




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CBD: WEED WONDER DRUG?


 

CBD mania is in full swing and people are using it for just about anything, but what is this chemical in cannabis? In this week’s episode, we tell you unlikely origin story of CBD and if the science backs up the hype.




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VOL. 01.08.2019 | KELSEY IRVIN

ABOUT KELSEY IRVIN




Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of people’s lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are AntoniTàpies, andAndrew Wyeth withtheir deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked. Irvin isdriven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise belost and deteriorated in time. The challenge sheseeks is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test oftime.

VOL. 01.06.2019 | SUNDAY SELECTS

    
ALAN ALLDREDGE




Alan Alldredge investigates processual abstraction with flowing pathways of texture, reflection and illusion. Taking cues from the natural world, he aims to reinforce the belief that beauty is part of the sacred through his work.

 

 

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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





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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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. These beautiful legends, magnificent symbols of freedom and grace are being stripped from their homes, families torn apart and an icon will soon be lost forever.”




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THE CHEF BEHINDSALT FAT ACID HEATON HER MOST PRIZED POSSESSION




Samin Nosrat recalls the time she crossed the country to help a friend host an unforgettable night — and received a one-of-a-kind keepsake.




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MY MOTHER’S BRISKET




The only way this tender, oniony brisket could get any better? Pair it with ultra-oniony kugel and fresh spring vegetables.




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HEALTHY CHOCOLATE SHAKE RECIPE




Nice and thick, a little sweet, and with my favorite combination of flavors, chocolate and nut butter.
 

 

 

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SALT FAT ACID HEAT | OFFICIAL TRAILER | NETFLIX




Master these four elements, master the kitchen. Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. Across the four part experience, the spirited guide Samin travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of




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EPISODE 67: INA GARTEN



 

In 1978, Ina Garten took a huge risk and left her job as a budget analyst in the White House to pursue her dream working with food. She packed her bags, moved to the Hamptons, bought a specialty food store and “The Barefoot Contessa” was born.





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VOL. 12.30.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

 JEN PACK





The interweaving of contrasts, oppositions, or normative coloration is the driving impulse of the work. Evolution of the work relies heavily on an embrace and cultivation of uncertainty and the activity of intense seeing.

 

 


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BRENDA ZAPPITELL




Brenda Zappitell creates abstract expressionist works not only born out of intuition, but also serendipitously influenced by nature and her life experiences. Her mark-making, though serendipitous, reflects these influences.

 

 


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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.”

 

 


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KEN TATE




His paintings have been featured in magazines such as “House Beautiful”, “Traditional Home”, “Coastal Living” and “New Orleans House & Home”. His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few.

 

 


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THESE ARTISTS ARE CREATING WORK THAT’S ABOUT, AND MADE FROM, FOOD




For centuries, it’s been both medium and topic; now, an emerging cohort is challenging what it means to play with the most essential material.

 

 

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TANDOORI CHICKEN BOWLS




This prep-ahead dinner can be served layered in bowls or deconstructed for picky eaters with the ginger, scallions, and cilantro sauce on the side.



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CHAI-SPICED HOT TODDY




For centuries, people have been using hot toddies as a natural remedy for common ailments. Adding warming spices like fiery black pepper, revitalizing cinnamon, and cleansing cardamom make for a cheering drink that can also cure the winter blues.

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF A PLACE: BESTAS




A close shave with the wild horses of Northern Spain and the people who cut their manes



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AI WEIWEI, SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, MARKETING LUXURY REAL ESTATE


 

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has three shows in LA. His new work “Life Cycle” at Marciano Art Foundation explores the state of refugees. He talks to DnA about exile, his roots as an “architect” and why he enjoys visiting casinos.




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