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Friday Quick Links!

August 19th, 2016

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1. Alejandra Atarés’ lush and pattern-filled portraits via Trendland
2. Intrigued by this cabinet with layered shingles via design-milk
3. Marleigh Culver’s Matisse inspired prints via Sight Unseen
4. Functional mix-tape coffee tables via Colossal
5. Jessica Hische on the art of procrastination via Moxie Sozo
6. Digging these dreamy chambray sheets via Honestly WTF
7. A day in the life of Rachel Castle via The Design Files
8. A brief history of the decorated male via AnOther
9. DIY upcycled speakers via design*sponge
10. Wanting everything from Beech Hall’s latest collection via Miss Moss
11. A fan of this felted twist on the typical rug via iGNANT
12. Talking with painter Ali Cavanaugh via The Jealous Curator

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

August 16th, 2016

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The artists in this weeks gallery picks use art to stretch their views of the natural world and time.

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1. Gabriel Orozco explores complex geometry, mapping, and anatomy in a creative, playful, and inventive manner at Aspen Art Museum
2. A master at translating belief and ritual into stunningly arranged strands of spun fiber, Ramón Medina Silva’s yarn paintings pulse with vivid depictions of the Wixárika cosmos at Fowler Museum
3. Embracing the Contemporary celebrates Keith and Katherine Sachs’ leading collection of contemporary art at Philadelphia Museum of Art
4. Jae Ko creates a site-specific installation entitled flow 流, the newest iteration in a series she calls “Force of Nature.” Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the United States, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5. For the past year, Cody Hudson has taken his elemental compositions, typically applied to birch panels, and translated them to stretched linen, augmenting their painterliness and deepening their relationship to a painting tradition. While remaining stylized and abstracted, his newest works are also indebted to portraiture and landscape painting, at times suggesting masks, sunrises, and still lifes at Andrew Rafacz Gallery
6. A Kingdom of Hours explores how artists disrupt sequential time – from biological rhythms to historical chronologies – to undermine rigid structures of belonging at Gasworks

Friday Quick Links!

August 12th, 2016

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1. Daesung Lee creates museum dioramas in real places via iGNANT
2. Menja Stevenson created outfits that matched mass transit seating via Colossal
3. Talking with Rebecca Louise Law, who “paints” with flowers via The Jealous Curator
4. Venera Kazarova combines garbage with glamour via Creative Boom
5. Interview with artist Dean Bowen via The Design Files
6. Gorgeous mermaid crowns straight out of your fantasies via Trendland
7. Pawena Thimaporn’s awesome graphical pottery via design-milk
8. Shay Spaniola’s dreamy textiles via Design Crush
9. Eugenia Zoloto’s beautiful papercuts via Miss Moss
10. Andrea Myers’ collage-like sculptures via Hi-Fructose
11. Chatting with furniture designer Gbenga Akinnagbe via design*sponge
12. Wanderlust inspiring treehouses via Honestly WTF

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

August 9th, 2016

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This week’s artists come together to contemplate differing realities.

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1. Look up here, I’m in heaven, a group exhibition of unconventional portraits featuring paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media work by David Antonio Cruz, Yashua Klos, Tschabalala Self, and Yoon Ji Seon. While cultural and political realities are central elements of the work on view, the artists create imagery that aims to transcend the here and now to establish a more transcendent sense of self at BRIC House
2. Maryrose Crook draws on traditions of surrealism, still life and folk art creating worlds where beauty and brutality exist in close proximity at La Luz de Jesus
3. Group show School’s Out aims to capture that same sense of freedom – of playfully breaking from the ordinary and letting the imagination run wild at Mike Weiss Gallery
4. Aaron Frisby and Lane Cyril Mountain’s newest works at Seeing Something Gallery
5. An examination of the profound physical and emotional impact of violence in America, particularly against women at Paradigm Arts
6. At once charming and provocative, Michael De Feo reinterprets and embellishes the existing imagery in a novel spin for the age of appropriation at Danziger Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

August 5th, 2016

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1. Amazing photos of the Milky Way reflecting on a salt flat via Colossal
2. Benoit Paillé’s captivating photos of Mexico via Creative Boom
3. Atong Atem’s ‘Third Culture Kids’ portrait series via iGNANT
4. DIY some Icelandic Poppies via design*sponge
5. A huge fan of the colors in Mary Fedden’s work via Miss Moss
6. Chatting with recent grad Hattie Clark via Creative Review
7. You know you want to make a watermelon pom pom via Brit & Co
8. Spring Whitaker’s adorable animals via Honestly WTF
9. Alexandra Bellissimo’s beautiful collages via Trendland
10. Talking with James Gulliver Hancock via The Design Files
11. Interview with Emily Barletta via The Jealous Curator
12. Graham Yarrington’s otherworldly art via Design Crush

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

July 29th, 2016

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1. Gabriel Schama’s amazing intricate laser-cut relief sculptures via Colossal
2. Pantone’s predictions for the Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season via Poppytalk
3. Ajax Lee’s Reality Paper Dolls series via Creative Boom
4. DIY painted rope basket via Honestly WTF
5 .Vik Muniz’s beautiful deconstructed 3-D collage via Yellowtrace
6. Sculptural scents by Zuzu Mengham for Laboratory Perfumes via Trendland
7. Swooning over all of these floral wallpapers via design*sponge
8. Fabulously patterned tights via swiss-miss
9. Senem Oezdogan’s fiber-based geometric studies via Sight Unseen
10. Bodil Jane‘s delightful illustrations via Design Crush
11. Talking with Katharine Morling who draws in porcelain via The Jealous Curator
12. Loving Klaycraft’s handcrafted clay bead chandeliers via The Design Files

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 28th, 2016

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This week’s artists explore the intricacies of creation.

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1. At an imposing thirty feet wide, Contact III is composed of seventeen knotted sections of rich, orange manila rope and is the largest in the Contact series – one of Françoise Grossen’s earliest explorations of vertical repetitions. Hovering above the floor, the suspended mass is a paradoxical exercise that simultaneously employs and defies gravity, creating both tension in the fiber and an impression of lightness, fluidity, and grace at Blum & Poe
2. “Lucas Samaras: AutoPolaroids, 1969–71” is a solo exhibition that brings together more than 50 photographic works from the artist’s early experiments with the medium, including his first AutoPolaroid at Craig F. Starr Gallery
3. Combining image elements that he photographed in a wide range of international locations, Simen Johan’s images reveal poetic and often unexpected relationships that speak to the illusory and multifaceted nature of existence at Yossi Milo Gallery
4. Amy Sillman’s works can be categorized as abstract painting, although her abstractions repeatedly allow forms and figures to be recognized at Portikus
5. Maureen Chatfield: Patterns in Time is an invitation to contemplate the ephemeral, everyday beauty hidden in plain sight at Rosenberg & Co.
6. Sigrid Sandström’s practice actively interrogates the methods by which viewing initiates and elicits thought and cognition at Anat Ebgi

Friday Quick Links!

July 22nd, 2016

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1. Loving this ethereal floral fashion editorial in Schön via Trendland
2. Swooning over Pis Saro’s botanical tattoos via Colossal
3. Etel Adnan’s exuberantly colorful art via AnOther Mag
4. Again and again, old crafts find new hands via Miss Moss
5. Obsessed with the green of this restaurant interior via Sight Unseen
6. Fun floral and honeycomb DIY decoration for celebrations via Oh Joy!
7. Gorgeous secret garden apartment in Brooklyn via design*sponge
8. Inside the world’s oldest bronze casting foundry via iGNANT
9. Fantastic colors in June Kim and Michelle Cho’s photography via Yellowtrace
10. Oil paint and breath combine to form color explosions via Creative Boom
11. Izutsu Hiroyuki’s stunning flower paintings via Honestly WTF
12. Kris Knight’s beautiful paintings via Design Crush

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 20th, 2016

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This week our artists examine culture, colonialism and appropriation.

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1. Nancy Shaver and collaborators’ immersive exhibition Dress the Form at Derek Eller Gallery
2. “Edgar Flores (Saner) uses everyday life as the stage to introduce his magic beings full of energy and mischief, always concealing their identity, resisting the conservative mind. Those creatures represent the ideals and aspirations of people straggling for survival. This exhibit celebrates the spirit of our community, our culture, our love for life and the power to resist the taming of our ancient spirit.” at Museo de las Americas
3. Jorge R. Gutierrez’s Border Bang is a passionate love letter to the Tijuana and US border, documenting the bootleg artifacts sold to locals and tourists alike. Reappropriating the bombardment of pop culture images is the border’s reaction to global issues and events, telling viewers and consumers not to glorify these situations but rather to acknowledge them through their subversive presentation at Gregorio Escalante
4. Featuring a mix of visual influences of the Pacific Rim, Askew One’s latest works reflects on how colonialism has shaped New Zealand throughout the years, and tells a unique story through powerful portraits of the people, and the faces of this diverse community at Inner State Gallery
5. Disguise: Masks and Global African Art connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, and gender, to suggest possibilities for the future at Brooklyn Museum
6. Dylan Languell shrank hundreds of chip bags, giving new life as the “bodies” of the kachina dolls. Kachinas have a history dating to the mid 19th century or earlier. Around 1850, Hopi Indians carved wooden figures to make dolls that were used to instruct young women about deified ancestral spirits and their influence over the natural environment. During the early part of the 20th Century, kachinas became a commodification of Native American culture and were incorporated into Western artistic practices. Great Value, brings to mind new products, low prices, and issues of mass consumption at Bailey Gallery

Friday Quick Links!

July 15th, 2016

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1. Bernhard Lang’s aerial photos of Italy’s Adriatic coastline via Creative Boom
2. Loving Katie Scott’s botanical drawings via Trendland
3. Fun DIY summertime door decoration via design*sponge
4. Enjoying Cécile van Hanja’s paintings via Design Crush
5. Just say yes to brightly colored shoes! via Yatzer
6. Interview with painter Carla Fletcher via The Design Files
7. One man spent 35 years building this cathedral by hand via Colossal
8. . Talking with fibre artist Erin M. Riley via The Jealous Curator
9. Patricia Urquiola’s abstract rugs via design-milk
10. Brooklyn’s Flat Vernacular’s kaleidoscopic spray paint wallpaper via Sight Unseen
11. A fan of these geode wedding cakes via Brit + Co.
12. Perfect art for an oncoming heatwave via Honestly WTF

Contributed by Emily Gup

Friday Quick Links!

July 8th, 2016

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1. Amaal Said’s quiet, poetic portraits of young people of the diaspora via We the Urban
2. A faux living wall for those lacking green thumbs via Poppytalk
3. Amy Leeworthy’s lovely 1970’s inspired ceramics via The Design Files
4. A landscape of elephants carved from the tip of a pencil via Colossal
5. Katharina Grosse spray painted an abandoned building via Trendland
6. Kerry James Marshall’s powerful work via The Jealous Curator
7. DIY Shibori cushions via design*sponge
8. Digging the fringe details and the tassel backdrop via Honestly WTF
9. Imaginary curator Juno and the wonder of space via Miss Moss
10. Wall-based, still-life sculptures featuring glazed ceramic vessels via Sight Unseen
11. Fun DIY honeycomb wall art via Oh Joy!
12. Vicki Rawlins uses nature to create beautiful art via Creative Boom

Contributed by Emily Gup

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 5th, 2016

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This week’s artists explore home and identity.

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1. In her work, Sherman proposes powerful questions about identity, representation, and the role of images in contemporary culture. From screen siren and pin-up to socialite and businesswoman, the roles Sherman depicts through her monumental body of work provocatively engage with contemporary life’s mediated personas and stereotypes, drawing not only from art history but also from the histories of advertising, cinema, and media at The Broad
2. Divided into two sections installed in separate galleries, the exhibition is organized around the two outposts that Peter Beard calls home – Africa and the East End of Long Island at Guild Hall
3. Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present at Legion of Honor
4. Brian Jungen’s new sculptural objects, wall reliefs, and hanging curtain are made of cut, spliced and reformatted Air Jordan trainers transformed into abstracted compositions that generate broader interpretationsat Casey Kaplan Gallery
5. Hilary Pecis’ El Verano displays honest depictions of the everyday objects and the living spaces that sustain the artist and her family; husband Andrew Schoultz and son Apollo at Guerrero Gallery
6. Imagined Futures features works by Chesley Bonestell, Fred Freeman, John Berkey, Jim Burns, Don Dixon, Bob Eggleton, Chris Foss, Fred Gambino, Ron Miller, Ludek Pesek, Richard Powers, Alex Schomburg, and Tim White, alongside, for the first time, works from other artists inspired by the visualization of the unknown; Ansel Adams, Max Ernst, Robert Longo, René Magritte, Simon Norfolk, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth at Pivot

Welcome! I’m Shayna.
I live in New York and curate Pattern Pulp Studios. We're trend forecasters connecting the dots between culture and commerce, helping companies navigate digital and physical opportunities. This blog gives a daily taste of what we're seeing. If you want to learn more about how we can help your brand, or just to say hello, drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you!
 
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