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Maya Lin’s Landscape/Art

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According to Richard Andrews, Director of the Henry Art Gallery, her new work shows how Lin continues to explore landscape as both form and content.

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Sculptures of Dreams

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Ilan Lieberman creates sculptures and artwork based on visions he sees in his dreams. I’m fascinated by the other realm that lays just beyond our own eyelids, and how Ilan transports objects and ideas from this dimension into ours…it’s like peeking into someone else’s mind. Ilan recently opened his exhibition this last weekend at Steve Turner Contemporary, so if you are in the area be sure to check it out.

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Documentary Watch: John Coffer

Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost&Found Films take us on a journey into the world of John Coffer, a wet plate photographer who lives in a small log cabin that he built on his 50 acre farm in New York. John abandoned the hustle and bustle of the city over 20 years ago to live a simpler life where ones life isn’t ruled by a punch clock and where the only one that you have to answer too is the rooster crowing at the first site of sunrise. Watch the full video after the jump.

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Counsel Langley

Port Townsend, Washington based Counsel Langley paints exquisitely painted works that will quench your thirst for abstraction, representation, texture, fluid brushstrokes, and experimental mark making all in one painting.

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Dad’s Illustrates With Each Day’s Lunch for Five Years

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It’s difficult to not get nostalgic seeing these little lunches.  Graphic designer David Laferriere had already been making lunch for his children.  One morning he found a permanent marker near the sandwiches.  Five years later, Laferriere has drawn illustrations on nearly 1,100 of his children’s lunch bags.  Depending on his morning inspiration, Laferriere will draw a different image each morning – animals, robots, monsters, even images that play with the shape of the sandwich.  [via]

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Sky Ferreira Let’s us Preview Her Ghost EP and I Have it on Repeat!

If you haven’t heard of Sky Ferreira yet, that will soon change because she will be everywhere. I was lucky enough to catch her first ever live performance last month at the Bootleg and while she was visibly nervous, the songs sounded great. Now we get the chance to preview her Ghost EP (official release October 16th on Capitol Records ) that Cass McCombs, Jon Brion, and Greg Kurstin all helped produce. Don’t forget to check out the obligatory Terry Richardson photo and the video for Everything is Embarrassing after the jump.

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Paul Brainard’s Healthy Libido

Paul Brainard’s got a healthy libido, there’s no doubting that.   He mixes it up with junk food, memento mori, geometric abstraction and political anger to create work that seduces and repels.  Dredging into the murky area of what the French psychologist Jacques Lacan called “desire;” defined as: what you want after you’ve got everything you need.  Cue the Rolling Stones, I can’t get no (guitar riff) satisfaction.  Brainard is bad mofo with a pencil, after the jump there’s some tasty drawings.  You can see Paul’s work in SF at Guerrero Gallery, and in NYC at Allegra LaViola for the upcoming group show Pornucopia, which is running from Feb 4th to March 11th.

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Christian Montenegro

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Christian Montenegro some beautiful illustrations on his site that fuse idiosyncratic line work, unexpected compositions & figurative elements and bright, saturated color palettes. I am totally in love with his silkscreen above, “Glam Rock!” that seems to fuse the act of head-banging with a swirling color wheel calling to mind Kenneth Noland’s color paintings.

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