nycartscene
nycartscene:

thru May 16:“Color Me Badd” curated by Chris Bors NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY (4th Floor)artists: Amanda Browder, Deborah Brown, Amanda Church, Jennifer Coates, Ketta Ioannidou, Gary Petersen & Nicolas TouronAmanda Browder resuscitates the language of pop art with her fabric wall hangings, using a soft material to create a visual explosion focusing on the interaction of color. Although based on reality, Deborah Brown’s fantastical paintings depict her neighborhood of Bushwick with a glowing palette and gestural brushwork creating a new landscape both surreal and personal. Blending biomorphic abstraction with graphic elements, Amanda Church paints planes of color broken up by curving, anonymous figures as if aliens were discovering our planet or vice versa. With a practice grounded firmly in process, Jennifer Coates’s paintings come together after her surfaces have been attacked and layered with pigment, juxtaposing the ethereal with recognizable patterns. Ketta Ioannidou uses memories from the landscape of her childhood home of Cyprus to create spiraling vegetation on the verge of chaos, commenting on its politically unstable history while reveling in the act of painting. Painter Gary Petersen creates hard-edged abstractions with the eye of a designer using a candy-store palette and crisscrossed lines, forming a dense network of colors. The detailed porcelain and mixed media sculptures of Nicolas Touron transport and energize; an imaginary landscape masked as object.

nycartscene:

thru May 16:

Color Me Badd
 curated by Chris Bors
 
NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY (4th Floor)

artists: Amanda Browder, Deborah Brown, Amanda Church,
Jennifer Coates, Ketta Ioannidou, Gary Petersen & Nicolas Touron

Amanda Browder resuscitates the language of pop art with her fabric wall hangings, using a soft material to create a visual explosion focusing on the interaction of color. Although based on reality, Deborah Brown’s fantastical paintings depict her neighborhood of Bushwick with a glowing palette and gestural brushwork creating a new landscape both surreal and personal. Blending biomorphic abstraction with graphic elements, Amanda Church paints planes of color broken up by curving, anonymous figures as if aliens were discovering our planet or vice versa. With a practice grounded firmly in process, Jennifer Coates’s paintings come together after her surfaces have been attacked and layered with pigment, juxtaposing the ethereal with recognizable patterns. Ketta Ioannidou uses memories from the landscape of her childhood home of Cyprus to create spiraling vegetation on the verge of chaos, commenting on its politically unstable history while reveling in the act of painting. Painter Gary Petersen creates hard-edged abstractions with the eye of a designer using a candy-store palette and crisscrossed lines, forming a dense network of colors. The detailed porcelain and mixed media sculptures of Nicolas Touron transport and energize; an imaginary landscape masked as object.

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kushkomikss:

Comics Anthology š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ cover by Patrick KyleContributors: Aisha Franz (Germany), Akvilė Misevičiūtė (Lithuania), Ayumu Arisaka (Japan), Berliac (Argentina), Betty Liang (Canada), Dace Sietina (Latvia), Emma Rendel (Sweden), Ginette Lapalme (Canada), Heta Bilaletdin (Finland), Inger Zivana M. Torvund (Norway), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jesse Lucas (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laila Milevski (USA/Latvia), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Patrick Kyle (Canada), Pixin (Singapore), Raids Kalniņš (Latvia), Tomasz Niewiadomski (Poland), Yvang (France). Specs: š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’, format DIN A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches), 21 artists, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English, locally printed in Riga on environmentally friendly paper, ISBN 978-9934-518-12-6 , will be released on 15th of May 2014.Get it: Pre-order here for USD 14.00 (worldwide shipping costs and a free bookmark and postcard included in price) or get a kuš! half year subscription and receive also the next three issues delivered right to your house.
More preview pics on our blog.

kushkomikss:

Comics Anthology š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ cover by Patrick Kyle

Contributors: Aisha Franz (Germany), Akvilė Misevičiūtė (Lithuania), Ayumu Arisaka (Japan), Berliac (Argentina), Betty Liang (Canada), Dace Sietina (Latvia), Emma Rendel (Sweden), Ginette Lapalme (Canada), Heta Bilaletdin (Finland), Inger Zivana M. Torvund (Norway), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jesse Lucas (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laila Milevski (USA/Latvia), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Patrick Kyle (Canada), Pixin (Singapore), Raids Kalniņš (Latvia), Tomasz Niewiadomski (Poland), Yvang (France).

Specs: š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’, format DIN A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches), 21 artists, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English, locally printed in Riga on environmentally friendly paper, ISBN 978-9934-518-12-6 , will be released on 15th of May 2014.

Get it: Pre-order here for USD 14.00 (worldwide shipping costs and a free bookmark and postcard included in price) or get a kuš! half year subscription and receive also the next three issues delivered right to your house.

More preview pics on our blog.

huntingtonlibrary

huntingtonlibrary:

William Sharp, one of the first chromolithographic printers in the U.S., created these extraordinary illustrations for the large folio Victoria Regia (1854) by John Fisk Allen. Allen, a well-known horticulturalist, cultivated a specimen of the rare, huge (up to 8 feet in diameter), fast-growing (up to an inch an hour!) water lily, native to the Amazon. After months of careful tending, the plant—named in honor of the recently-crowned Queen Victoria—blossomed on the evening of July 21, 1853. Sharp’s depictions of this exotic wonder—in various stages of bloom—were masterpieces and elevated the then-nascent art of chromolithography to spectacular new heights.

image captions: All images are from a copy of Victoria Regia in our collections. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.