Erin M Riley’s Naughty Handwoven Tapestries

Philadelphia based artist Erin M Riley creates incredible handwoven tapestries with hand dyed wool on nylon warp.  Her work touches on issues of death, self exploitation through gender and the internet, addiction, and loneliness.

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Benedict Radcliffe’s Turbo Lambos

At first glance at London-based Benedict Radcliffe’s work, I thought, “Oh, a computer generated drawing of a car…okay.” Then I immediately realize it is not as boring as I had first assumed! No! These are, full scale, actual wire-frame representations of a Lamborghini, Subaru, etc.

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Shary Boyle’s Delicately Grotesque

Shary Boyle - Sculpture

Shary Boyle‘s  ceramic sculptures combine the delicate with the grotesque.

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Misty Groenendijk’s Gone Ape!

Monkeys and apes parody humanity in sculptures by Amsterdam based artist Misty Groendijk.

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Michael Rea – New Work

Last Friday, Mike Rea flexed his art muscle again here in Chicago with what might be his gnarliest feat yet, a thirty something foot super gun named Benita. More photos after the jump…

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Steve Newberry Artificial Nature

Heavily inspired by the relationship between nature vs. artificial, artist Steve Newberry attempts to explore the questions of our society’s relationship with nature, and what our true intentions are in our attempt to replicate nature.

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Javier Aguilera’s Brutal Reality

Madrid based artist Javier Aguilera’s sculptures are brutally realistic.  Check out some more of his work after the jump!

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Nick Cave

Chicago artist Nick Cave’s outlandish “soundsuits” have enough awesome going on standing still, but these intricate assemblages are also performance costumes. Grab a copy of Beautiful/Decay Book 4 for a sprawling feature on Cave with tons more (giant, gorgeous) images and an interview in which he discusses his recent exhibition at the Fowler museum, his process creating the suits, and his desire for art to be a joyous community-wide experience.

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