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Anouk Kruithof

Anouk Kruithof’s photos are just so weird. It’s like he’s kind of playing with us and trying to shock us at the same time with simple notions…

 

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Flying Fortress’s Graphic-Based Work At Mighty Tanaka

 

A new batch of character-driven, graphic paintings from Teddy Troops progenitor Flying Fortress was recently on display at Brooklyn’s Mighty Tanaka Gallery. As always, lots of clean lines froms FF’s steady claw. This show is closed, but the gallery is now holding a promising group exhibition entitled “Generations”.

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Fesetti’s Photographs Of Disappearing Figures

This series of images from photography duo Fesetti is aptly titled Disappear.  Typically photographers succeed in capturing their subject.  However, Fesetti intentionally and inventively keep their subjects visually out of reach.  Hidden by everyday objects re-purposed as a witty camouflage, the models are nearly entirely concealed save for a stray hand or pair of feet.  The series seems intended to be read as a how-to on disappearing or concealing oneself – a commodity itself in a hyper-connected social networking world usually fueled by photographs.

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If You Can Read This The World Didn’t End. Here’s Some Photos Of Explosions Anyways

Well folks as the title of this post suggests If you are reading this chances are that the Mayan Apocalypse didn’t come. I know you are all let down that it’s just another day on the blue planet but you can all lick your wounds while you check out the brilliant work of Danish photographer Ken Hermann. Not only does Ken take exquisite photos of explosions but his series on skateboarders and sidewalk surfers deserves a look or two as well. (via)

P.S. Don’t be sad about the apocalypse. We’d be sad if you weren’t around!

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Phoebe Washburn’s Fort Installations And Mixed Media Inventions

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Phoebe Washburn’s constructions, built from found or discarded objects such as plants, plywood, cardboard, or fish tanks, to name a few, have been gaining critical acclaim and momentum since 2008, when she took part in the coveted Whitney Biennial.

Of her craft and salvage, in W Magazine, Washburn states: “I’m not green; I’m greedy . . . There’s definitely an aspect of hoarding that drives this, absolutely! If I see someone walking down the street with a nice piece of wood, I’m like, Where did they get that?”

Her approach to discussing art is as playful and humble as the structures themselves, or their titles, which range from “Nunderwater Nort Lab” (above, top) to “Baby Brain (Not Safe for Use as Jacuzzi)” (above, below).

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Jon Jaylo

 

Enter Jon Jaylo’s dream world where surreal images that are equal parts playful and thought-provokingnspill out straight out of his subconscious.

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Whoop Dee Doo!!!

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Whoop Dee Doo, hosted by your awesome friends, Jaimie and Matt, is a kid-friendly faux public access television show featuring pre-planned performances accompanied by live audience participation (Kind of like a radical talent show!!). The show is based in Kansas City, Missouri, but has traveled and worked with many amazing arts organizations all over the country. Some of the awesome places we have worked with include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, Deitch Projects in New York, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago and more!

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Suzy Lelièvre’s Nonsensical Objects

Parisian artist Suzy Lelièvre makes some fascinatingly illogical and decidedly nonfunctional objects. (Unless being awesome can be considered a function?) Chief among her objects are variously contorted tables and benches, along with a set of what she calls “gravity dice.” Her appropriations of ordinarily useful items are a bit surreal; in fact, the work of another French native, Marcel Duchamp, comes to mind, who mastered the art of strange-making one overturned urinal and stacked bicycle wheel at a time.

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