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Aeschleah deMartino

San Francisco based Aeschleah deMartino takes beautiful photos of beautiful people. See more of her work after the jump.

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Emilie Halpern’s Three-Part Exhibition Coincides With The Autumn And Winter quinox

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A collaboration (of sorts) between Mother Nature and Los Angeles-based artist Emilie Halpern, Shōka, Halpern’s current show at Peppin Moore, has been on view since the autumnal equinox on September 22nd, and it closes on the upcoming winter solstice on December 21st.  The exhibition has three stages, which is a concept derived in part from the shōka style of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of floral composition. The shōka style, cultivated in the Ikenobō school in the 15th century, is a minimal description of the universe in three parts: the earth (地), the heavens (天), and humanity (人).

The first part of her exhibition titled 地 (pronounced chi, meaning ‘earth’) consists of fluorescent rocks set up in a rectangle according to the proportions of the gallery.  In the day, the lights appear to be minimal earthwork.  At night when exposed to black light they become fluorescent.

Part two was titled Shōka 天 (pronounced ten, meaning ‘heaven’) and it documented the sunlight in the gallery on the first day of the show.  Gold leaf marks the gallery space at the time when diret sunlight hit the interior on October 26, 2013.

The final part of the show is 人 (pronounced jin, meaning ‘human’) and it consists of a collection of Halpern’s pottery works.  Representative of the human interaction and manipulation of the two prior elements, pottery is an apt culminating medium.

Halpern’s exhibitions are the final for Pepin Moore Gallery.

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Jan Huling’s Whimsical Sculptures Covered With Thousands Of Beads

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Jan Huling

Jan Huling

Jan Huling‘s beaded sculptures are inspired by a continuous fascination with indigenous and popular cultures, as well as world religions and mythologies. Her meticulous work combines found objects with surface design, recontexualizing recognizable objects by adorning them with colorful patterns and infusing them with wonder and whimsy.

“Certain themes continue to resonate for me. The dolls I frequently include in my constructions explore dreams of childhood while removing them from the realm of cherished playthings.” Ultimately, Huling’s work seeks to “transform the mundane and allow us to imagine the magic within the familiar.”

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Samantha Schubert’s Optical Tape Drawings

 

At first glance the above image might look like a digital collage where a simple cat doodle is drawn atop a photograph of an interior. But if you look closer you’ll see that the cat image is actually painstakingly drawn with tape in perspective to create the illusion of flatness. See more of Samantha Schubert’s optical tape doodles after the jump!

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Jon Klassen

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Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon Klassen currently resides in Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing artwork with The Ebeling GroupThe Wurst Gallery, and Gallery Nucleus, Jon has worked on visual development and drawings of sets and props for the lovely, stop-motion animated film, Coraline. The colors and shapes he employs are muted and earthy, organic and geometric. I love his simple, folksy patterns and hand drawn text.

 

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Book 4 Sneak Peek: Exclusive Print Insert

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To get you excited about the release of Book 4, we’re giving you a sneak peak at the one of a kind hand-silkscreened original print that will be included in the issue. Friends and design studio Two Rabbits have been slaving away on a unique Exquisite Corpse themed mini-poster, featuring a collaboration between their artists.

And, if that’s not enough, subscribers will receive a premium, limited edition, multi-color edition that can’t be bought in any stores. So be sure to subscribe today to insure you get this special print!

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Beautiful/Decay Zine Library

Many of you might not know that–in addition to carrying a wide variety of t-shirts, hoodies, and prints–Beautiful/Decay also boasts an equally neat zine library, some of which include ABC Graffiti Zine #2Hero Land #2Unlovable #5 (Pick-N-Flick)No Fancy coverT-REX COLORING BOOK vol. 1, and A Great Big Stillness.

 

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Stacey Rozich’s Masked Myths

Seattle based illustrator Stacey Rozich’s work is littered with vibrant tribal patterns and drawings based on folklore. She brings an animated, lively, modern perspective to stories of myth. Her pattern work and line work are nothing short of exhilarating, playing reference to southwestern art, and tribal marks.

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