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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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Right Up Our Alley: Striking Drone Footage Flies Through Minneapolis’s Bryant Lake Bowl

 Photography #bowling #drones #sports #video March 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  After splitting from the nighttime cityscape, a drone descends into Bryant Lake Bowl in a fast-paced clip that rolls through the classic Minneapolis venue. The camera-strapped device trails a ball as it barrels down the lane and then winds past the gutters and …

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Meticulous Digital Works Layer Petals, Leaves, and Natural Textures into Fantastic Creatures

 Illustration Photography #animals #birds #collage #digital #flowers #leaves #plants March 9, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Kulu.” All images © Josh Dykgaaf, shared with permission Melbourne-based artist Josh Dykgraaf has a discerning eye for matching two seemingly disparate elements. In his ongoing Terraforms series, autumn leaves become feathers, magnolia petals wind into scales, and …

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A Van Gogh Painting Has Been Unveiled for the First Time Since It Was Painted in 1887

 Art History #painting #Vincent van Gogh March 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “Street scene in Montmartre (Impasse des Deux Frères and the Pepper Mill)” (1887), oil on canvas,  46.1 x 61.3 centimeters. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s After spending more than a century in a private collection, one of Vincent van Gogh’s artworks has been shown …

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The New Issue of Create! Magazine Is Out Now

 Colossal March 5, 2021 Colossal Cover image by Patty Carroll We’re delighted at the release of Create! Magazine’s Issue #24, which was curated in part by our editor-in-chief, Christopher Jobson. Colossal readers might recognize some of the artists and photographers featured in the winter edition, including Patty Carroll (previously), Greg Olijnyk (previously), and Rose …

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Varied Patches of Color and Textured Stitches Delineate Expressive Embroidered Portraits

 Craft #embroidery #fiber art #portraits #thread March 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Brenda Risquez, shared with permission Brenda Risquez is deliberate in her use of texture, density, and color in her boldly embroidered portraits inspired by friends and pop culture icons. Varying patches of long, single-stitch rows and rounded tufts map onto …

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A Flurry of Feathers and Leaves Surround Spirited Birds in Fio Silva’s Vivid Murals

 Art #birds #flowers #mural #public art #street art March 5, 2021 Grace Ebert Castelar, Buenos Aires. All images @ Fio Silva, shared with permission Fio Silva tucks clusters of oversized birds and botanicals into otherwise stark urban spaces, creating striking murals awash in puffs of feathers, petals, and leaves. The Buenos Aires-based artist focuses …

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