VOL. 01.01.2019 | HOLLY ADDI

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ABOUT HOLLY ADDI




Holly Addi, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, makes paintings and mixed media artworks. By rejecting an objective truth and global cultural narratives, Addi creates with daily, recognizable elements, an unprecedented situation in which the viewer is confronted with the conditioning of his own perception and has to reconsider his biased position. Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways.

VOL. 12.23.2018 | 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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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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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.

 

 

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KELSEY IRVIN




Kelsey Irvin’s work is collecting traces of peoples lives. Her work is very much related to memories and storylines. Her admired artists are Antoni Tàpies, and Andrew Wyeth with their deep work of nostalgia and bringing life to the overlooked.





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A SAUNA WITH AN OBSERVATION DECK, DREAMED UP AT A DESIGNERSRETREAT




One extraordinary (and totally nonessential) space. This month: a tar-covered hut for warming up, and winding down, in the center of a Swedish island.




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CREAMY CAULIFLOWER DIP




Earthy and rich without being heavy or filling.




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SIGNATURE COCKTAIL #44: SMOKED TEQUILA ICE




Smoky, spicy, and deceptively sophisticated, today’s cocktail is a tastebud-tingling dance of fire and ice.




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CALVING SEASON




A teenager helps her family save newborn calves during a snowy spring.




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#5: MINIMALISM TO THE MAX


 

Jo Baer and Donald Judd made art that explores the relationship between colors or objects and space – and Abbi discovers there’s more to simplicity than meets the eye.

 


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VOL. 12.16.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

     
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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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.



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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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MARLIES HOEVERS



Marlies Hoevers was born in the Netherlands and got her bachelor of design at the Royal Academy of Art in 2006. She started her career as a certified interior architect with Merkx+Girod Architects, a leading architecture studio in The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam.




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AT GIORGIO ARMANI’S WEEKEND RETREAT, LIVE SWANS AND GILDED ARCHES




For decades, the fashion designer has been escaping to an estate outside Milan that proves even minimalists (sometimes) like a little coziness.

 


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CAULIFLOWER BOLOGNESE




You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love what’s going on here. Chopped-up cauliflower and mushrooms provide comparable richness and texture to what you usually get from the classic long-cooked ground meat sauce.

 

 

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UNDER-THE-MISTLETOE PUNCH




This punch recipe easily scales down by half, or even all the way to festive drinks for two.

 

 

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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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THE MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST


 

Episode No. 353 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Megan Fontanella and Paulina Pobocha.




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VOL. 12.09.2018 | SUNDAY SELECTS

SILVIA POLOTO



Poloto has worked in a variety of media, including photography, sculpture, painting and video. Elements of each of these media find their home in her current work.



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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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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.



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LORI COZEN-GELLER



During the art process, Cozen-Geller looks to capture the emotions of the heart and mind and places them into visual form within space.



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WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO SEE ALPACAS IN PERU’S SACRED VALLEY



Machu Picchu is the area’s most popular tourist stop, but the land beyond is home to lesser-known ruins, artisanal crafts and an innovative food scene.



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SPANISH FRENCH TOAST



There is French toast, and then there are torrijas, the Spanish version



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RED BERRY, CABBAGE AND ALMOND SMOOTHIE



Another high-anthocyanin red smoothie, this one also delivers the benefits of red cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable high in antioxidant-rich sulfur compounds, and almonds, a very good source of manganese and vitamin E.



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TO STAVE OFF WINTER’S CHILL, HONEYBEES HUG



When staying warm is a matter of survival, they use this tried-and-true strategy



W A T C H 

    
ARCHITECT AND STARTUP FOUNDER



 

Today on Obsessed with Design I’m chatting with the founder of Atelier home design app, Andrea Orrego. Her mission is to expand the horizon of Design and make it reachable in every community in the world.





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