Vol. 10.27.2019 | Sunday Selects

KELSEY IRVIN

Irvin is driven to bring new life to objects that may otherwise be lost and deteriorated in time. The challenge she seeks is to maintain a balance between working with such old objects and recreating them in a contemporary artwork that holds the test of time.

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BRANDON REESE

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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TABLES

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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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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THE WOMAN ARCHIVING THE WORLD’S OCHERS

At her cabin in the woods of Washington, Heidi Gustafson is creating a many-colored library of one of mankind’s first pigments.

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FARMHAND SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE

A trip to a local farm can yield a wonderful salad.

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THE FLORAL TONICS ONE DESIGNERS RELIES ON TO STAY BALANCED

Behnaz Sarafpour shares her recipes for restorative elixirs inspired by Persian folk medicine.

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JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: THE PLAYLIST

Consider it a modern jazz survey at ground level, from stone classics to state-of-the-art jams.

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THE COLOR OF NOISE: WHAT DO HUES HAVE TO DO WITH SOUND?

 Watch this video, and you may find that the hues of noise are all around you—and that you never recognized what you were hearing.

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Vol. 10.22.2019 | Artist Spotlight. Bernd Haussmann

BERND HAUSSMANN

Growing from the lineage of abstract expressionism and color field painting, artist Bernd Haussmann uses vibrant colors and layers of subtle washes to convey the emotion of existence.  Haussmann’s interest lies within what he calls subjective environments: that of the natural world and that of the world within the painting.  How do the spiritual, the material, the cultural and the natural environments influence each other?  Haussmann asks himself and his viewers if these subjective environments meet, connect or overlap; and how his art becomes a connector and stimulates interaction.  Accordingly, Haussmann sees his work as a collaboration between the artist, the painting and the viewer; a playing field where each must work together to create and also understand the greater relevance of both the painting and of life. 

Haussmann continues to challenge how the viewer perceives and interprets images and iconography.  While some may see the new paintings as more representational than Haussmann’s past work, the artist maintains that the new paintings are among the most abstract and conceptual that he has ever done.  Though his lines may appear to be simple and familiar symbols representing mountains or hills or water or waves, we must look beyond the line and step outside of the learned and cultural associations that assume these lines are representational.

His work has appeared in such publications as Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, and The Boston Globe.

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Vol. 10.13.2019 | Sunday Selects

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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NEUTRALS 

Creating a layered look with neutrals is a wonderful way to add a luxurious and welcoming feel to any space.

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BACK TO BLACK

Black always adds an element of drama and sophistication whether you choose an abstract artwork or a figurative one.   

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INSTALLATIONS

We love working with our clients to create spaces that are focused on the moods they want to create. 

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THIS IS INDIAN HOUSE, ACCORDING TO ONE ARCHITECT

By turning his gaze backward, Bijoy Jain is creating a new architectural language that acknowledges his country’s precolonial past.

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SPICY STEAK LETTUCE WRAPS

If your only experiences with short ribs have been in their braised form, then you’re in for a treat. 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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GOLD RUSH

Honey can be slow to dissolve, so be sure to shake this one plenty.

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IN RESIDENCE: MICHELE OKA DONE

Like a fossil embedded in stone, the art of internationally renowned sculptor and designer Michele Oka Doner is imprinted into the fabric of her SoHo loft home.

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THE MODERN ART PODCAST: SHEILA HICKS

Hicks, who has made fiber the foundation of her practice for 60 years, is one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Last year in Paris, where Hicks lives, the Centre Pompidou, presented a retrospective of Hicks’s career.

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Vol. 10.08.2019 | Neutrals with ATTITUDE

Whatever your interest or focus for a room, neutral artwork can add chic sophistication. 

Whether you are moved by pop art or botanicals, there is always a place for drama.  

Whether you enjoy Emily Morgan Brown’s botanicals made from dried flowers and pigments, or Robert Mars mixed media celebrity icon compilations using ephemara, we can help create the perfect atmosphere for your space.   

Vol.10.06.2019 | Sunday Selects

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. 

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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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This is an abstract painting of brown tan, orange, yellow, and green layered circular shapes on a tan, beige background

JEN BRADFORD

Several themes recur as a private narrative while I work, but aren’t always explicit. They include ideas about isolation and connection, compulsiveness, the desire for a clean slate, and a sense of expectation or foreboding, among others.

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FURNITURE

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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A MODERNIST SANCTUARY THAT OVERLOOKS THE TRANSCOSO JUNGLE

The fashion executive turned hotelier Wilbert Das built a modern vacation house steeped in Brazil’s design history.

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FRESH PEPPER KUNG PAO CHICKEN

We consulted with Lisa Cheng Smith of Yun Hai, who specializes in importing phenomenal Chinese and Taiwanese pantry staples, for a Kung Pao recipe that stays very close to the original but includes seasonal peppers.

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GREY GUSANO COCKTAIL

In this mezcal-based cocktail, Natasha Mesa, the bar manager at Portland’s Deadshot, pairs the smoky spirit with sal de gusano (worm salt), lime, fiery poblano liqueur, fragrant Alpine liqueur, grassy rhum agricole, and a dash of spicy tincture.

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INSIDE MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL AND PETER SARSGAARD’S BROOKLYN HOME

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard take us on a tour of their bohemian Brooklyn brownstone. From their rescue cat to their magical garden, the creative couple shares it all.

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INTO THE BLUE . MILES DAVIS

The album’s influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made

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09.29.2019 | Sunday Selects

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. She employs a strong sense of materiality and seductive surfaces in her work, to evoke sense memories and visceral connections.

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DEBORAH T. COLTER

Deborah T Colter practices fearless trust in her process of creating. She believes a painting needs to have rhythm, balance, harmony, life and a spark of magic. Creating something and seeing it transform into a piece alive with energy is an exciting form of that magic. Colter seeks to find order among chaos – a continual give and take that teeters between equilibrium and the breaking point.

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This is a colorful impressionist painting of a forest with green, purple, blue and red trees

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. Modica seeks to shape an enigmatic mood or piece of memory through his close portraits and landscapes.

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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.

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ESSIE WEINGARTEN’S SLEEK MANHATTAN APARTMENT EMBODIES CONTEMPORARY STYLE

The cosmetics impresario and her husband, Max Sortino, enlist architect Russel Groves to expand their New York City residence and amp up its glamour quotient.

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OVERNIGHT WAFFLES

Yeast-raised waffles require planning ahead, but they’re absolutely as easy to make as their last-minute counterparts. The time spent resting enhances the irresistible flavor and makes the texture fluffy but chewy. Serve with butter and syrup for a traditional breakfast or use them as a “bread” to serve with virtually any meal — they’re that good.

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SCREWDRIVER

A dash of Angostura bitters gives complexity to this classic orange juice and vodka cocktail.

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TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL WELCOME YOU TO THEIR PERECT FAMILY GETAWAY

The country superstars crafted the perfect family getaway in the Bahamas.

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DIALOGUES: NICOLAS FOX WEBBER AND PAUL SMITH

A conversation about clothing, instinct, and finding high art in everyday life that touches on Jackie O, Kandinsky, and the Bauhaus.In this episode of Dialogues,Nicholas Fox Weber—cultural historian and executive director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation—is paired with acclaimed British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.

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Vol. 09.21.2019 | Sunday Selects

LINDA COSGROVE

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.

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BARBARA BARRY

Exhibit by Aberson welcomes celebrated designer Barbara Barry into a collaboration that upholds beauty as an important element of human experience. Five new vessels in Ice and Ash create three-dimensional tableaux that can be arranged in endless variations.

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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. 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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STOOLS

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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GEORGE AUGUSTO IS USING HIS NEW HOME AS AN ART GALLERY

A work from home scenario we can totally get on board with.

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LITTLE GEM SALAD WITH FISH SAUCE VINAGRETTE AND FRIED EGGS

This Little Gem lettuce salad is sweet, bitter, salty, funky, crunchy, and vegetal all at once. It’s the dish I make when my body is craving vegetables, or when I’m waiting for the stew to finish cooking.

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HORSERADISH VODKA BLOODY MARY

This is a classic Bloody Mary, with one very smart, feisty secret ingredient. NWB has you infuse your vodka overnight with dried chiles, black pepper and plenty of coarsely grated fresh horseradish. It takes all of 10 minutes to put together the night before and it’s a step we may never skip again.

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BURBERRY X NOWNESS: THE DREAMERS. WILLIAM KENNEDY

China’s leading creative director looks to Beijing for inspiration.

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THE CREATIVE HAPPY HOUR PODCAST

Creative Happy Hour Ep. 31
In this special episode of the Creative Happy Hour Podcast, we drink Chardonnay and chat with gifted painter Linda Cosgrove, who is showing her work this month at Exhibit by Aberson in Tulsa, Oklahoma. How did Linda start painting? What were her influences? How did she develop her unique Salvador Dali meets Caravaggio style? What does her creative life look like? What was life like when she arrived in San Francisco in 1976 and hung out with characters like Boz Scaggs and Hunter S. Thompson? How does she ask for her just value, and what does she think of the differences between male and female artists? What is the difference between an amateur and a professional artist? Join us and get drunk on the creative possibilities.

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Vol. 09.15.2019 | Sunday Selects

JENNIFER WAGNER

With a deep understanding of the mechanics of pigment, transparency, refraction, and finish from her time studying classic car restoration, Jennifer Wagner creates prismatic depth in her pieces. An abstract expressionist, she manipulates shadow, blur and reflection through her “built up” pieces

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

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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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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SINGLE ART PROJECT BECOMES A DECADES LONG OBESSION?

Rodin and Duchamp toiled away on pieces for spectacular lengths of time. But in an era of digital hyperdrive, fidelity to one work seems even more heroic.

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Picon punch drink in a glass with water and lemon sitting on a counter with Depot liquer.

MODERN PINCON PUNCH

This recipe is an updated take on Picon Punch, a boozy cocktail traditionally made with an obscure French bitter called Amer Picon. Originally brought to Nevada by Basque immigrants in the late 19th century, the aperitif is no longer exported to the U.S., and has spawned many local replicas as a result.

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KOREAN EGG BREAD (GYERAN BBANG)

People love eating this ‘egg bread’ on the streets of Seoul. Usually, it is just made up of a pancake-like dough with egg. I have pimped out this version with some bacon, tomato and gooey cheese. I can see why it is such a popular street food, as it is so easy to eat on the go, yet still a completely gratifying breakfast.

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THEY CALL ME MARINA

With over 21,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, Marina Katarina Kovac—a blind 13-year-old internet personality from The Netherlands—wants to show the world what visually impaired people are capable of.

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H.E.R. NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

It’s been said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. In H.E.R.’s case, you get two.

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