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Fantastical Plants and Hybrid Characters Form a Strange Menagerie Crafted by Cat Johnston

 Craft #animals #paper #plants #textiles March 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Cat Johnston, shared with permission A moth-human hybrid, striped coral, and a smoking frog sporting a tracksuit inhabit Cat Johnston’s fantastical ecosystem crafted from paper and textiles. The playfully bizarre creatures are inspired by monsters, mythology, and folklore, evoking deities and …

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Sublime Renderings of Women and Girls Explore Notions of Beauty in Portraits by Rosso Emerald Crimson

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits March 19, 2021 Grace Ebert “You Better Be Good” (2021), oil on panel, 36 x 36 centimeters. All images © Rosso Emerald Crimson, shared with permission In her exquisite portraiture, London-based artist Rosso Emerald Crimson renders female subjects who emerge through a haze of pastels and muted tones. She …

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Subversively Embroidered Money and Penny Sculptures Question Historical Narratives

 Art #coins #embroidery #metal #money #politics #sculpture #social commentary March 18, 2021 Grace Ebert From Insurrection Bills. All images © Stacey Lee Webber, shared with permission Throughout 2020, Stacey Lee Webber developed Insurrection Bills, a revisionary collection of United States currency overlaid with subversive stitches: flames envelop monuments, a wall is left unfinished, and …

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Majestic Photos by Michael Shainblum Frame Yosemite National Park through Rainbow Mist and Thick Fog

 Photography #fog #landscapes #rainbows #snow #waterfalls March 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Michael Shainblum, shared with permission New photographs by Michael Shainblum (previously) capitalize on the grandeur of Yosemite National Park and cast it in an ethereal light. Shot in winter just after a dusting of snow, the series is serene and …

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An Ambitious Project and New Book Serve as a Vital Nexus for Women Street Photographers

 Photography #books #street photography March 16, 2021 Grace Ebert Gulnara Samoilova, “Cloud Eaters” (2018) © Gulnara Samoilova. All images courtesy of Prestel, shared with permission At once widely accessible and distinctly personal, street photography has the potential to bridge the divide between the idiosyncratic and universal, a possibility that’s long excited Gulnara Samoilova. A …

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Staggering Photos Capture a Frozen Apartment Complex in Vorkuta, a Dwindling Russian City That’s the Coldest in Europe

 Photography #architecture #ice #Russia #snow March 15, 2021 Grace Ebert All images licensed, © Arseniy Kotov Photographer Arseniy Kotov is dedicated to documenting the changes in Russian life and architecture since the fall of the USSR, a commitment that brought him to the coldest European city last February. Located about 110 miles from the …

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‘Ordinary Sacramento’: A Photo Project Finds Playful, Unexpected Scenarios in the Familiar

 Photography #Sacramento March 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Enoch Ku, shared with permission Suit-inspired landscaping, overgrown shrubs, and misaligned stripes are just some of the scenes that comprise Enoch Ku’s Ordinary Sacramento, an ongoing project documenting the visual language of the Californian city. Ku is adept at identifying humor and quirkiness among the …

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10,000 Letters Dangle from the Ceiling in an Immersive Installation by Artist Chiharu Shiota

 Art #boats #installation #letters #thread March 12, 2021 Grace Ebert “I hope…” (2021), rope, paper, steel, installation view at König Galerie, Berlin. All images by Sunhi Mang, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, courtesy of the artist, shared with permission A towering expanse of red thread, a new installation by Chiharu Shiota (previously) suspends 10,000 letters within …

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Dozens of Photographs Connect Racial Justice and the Symbolism of Flowers in an Exhibition by The Earth Issue

 Photography #flowers #social justice March 12, 2021 Grace Ebert Denisse Ariana Pérez (previously), “Boys and Water” (2019). All images courtesy of the artists/The Earth Issue, shared with permission An online exhibition by The Earth Issue, an artist collective interested in the intersection of environmental activism and social justice, centers on the symbolic power and …

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A Hypnotic Short Film Rhythmically Spins Through 3,745 Masks from Around the World

 Photography #masks #short film #video March 11, 2021 Grace Ebert  Spiraling through ancient, painted faces, cartoon figures, and the now ubiquitous N95, the short film “Beyond Noh” by Patrick Smith sequences 3,745 masks in an entrancing rhythm. The individual images span multiple cultures and time periods and shift from one to the next …

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