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Peter Ryan’s Vintage Illustrations

Peter Ryan’s hand painted illustrations have a vintage hand painted quality to them. They look like a sophisticated version of hand painted signs that you see outside of bodega’s and liquor stores.

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“Thingamajigs” Exhibition

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The upcoming exhibition Thingamajigs, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode brings together individuals whose creative practice cannot be categorized under traditional tags. The show features a plethora of artists who push the boundaries of their practice, including prior B/D featured experimental group Lucky Dragons, B/D staff writer Colleen Asper, and B/D’s own Amir H. Fallah! A bevvy of Beautiful/Decay articles of history and memorabilia (including some of the first ever, hand-photocopied ‘zine versions) will be on display, alongside Amir’s painting. If you find yourself on a spiritual or artistic journey to India, be sure to check out this exhibition at Gallery Open Eye Dreams.

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jeremy blincoe Indigenous Australia

Beautifully executed  surreal photographs by Jeremy Blincoe create narratives focused on indigenous Australians.

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Théo Gènnitsakis

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Commercial illustrator Théo Gènnitsakis was born in Greece, and is now Creative Director of design agency LA SUNRISE in Paris whose modus operandi is “Audacity is the safest path” (check out their blog, it’s kinda funny). Well, it’s definitely safe to assume we know what Théo enjoys! And…safe to say that I feel a bit violated looking at these, haha.

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Documentary Watch: Charles Krafft’s Human Bone China

 

Seattle based Charles Krafft has spent decades creating gorgeous porcelain sculptures referencing everything from war to pop culture. In this short documentary hear Charles describe his inspirations, process, and his use of human bone china to memorialize friends.

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new work by Charles Guthrie

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Since we last featured Charles Guthrie, he’s  been a busy! He’s posted a slew of new work/explorations on his website, he’s been focused on independent publishings and, of course, pushing creative limits. This Richmond, VA local also has a blog on tubllr that he’d be pleased for you to check out.

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Jessica Stockholder Transforms City Streets Into Massive Colorful Installations

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Jessica Stockholder’s work first caught my eye when I saw images of her Color Jam, a word play on “traffic jam,” installed in a downtown intersection in Chicago in 2012.  The installation included sidewalks, streets, buildings, windows and doors.  It was a three-dimensional painting, of sorts, incorporating color and texture.  Beyond that though, the comings and goings of  Chicago’s inhabitants, yellow taxicabs, blue buses etc. augmented the effects of the work.

Stockholder seeks to undermine the preciousness of art.  By occupying public spaces she forces interaction and engagement with the work.  Visitors, whether they want to or not, become a part of the process and installation.  For another work, Flooded Chambers Maid, 2009-10, Stockholder re-imagined a portion of Madison Square Park.  Enthused park visitors, environment and weather all interacted with the installation, giving life to an otherwise static work.

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Peter Scherrer’s Paintings of the Wild Woods

Peter Scherrer is a Washington (state) based artist and makes amazing paintings about the  woods he grew up around. His newer work feels like a combination of fauvism and DeKooning, but his older stuff is 100% woods and it makes the woods feel like a whole other kind of jungle. If you find yourself in Seattle in the next two days, check out his work at the Cornish College where he is hanging until the 13th. “You have to love the paintings of Peter Scherrer. They’re perfectly serious, thick and virtuosic and painterly and dark, and funny at the same time.” – Jen Graves of The Stranger ( via )

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