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Division of Birds: A Group Show at Paradigm Gallery Celebrates Feathered Life

 Art #birds #books #collage #embroidery #feathers #sculpture August 5, 2022 Colossal Felicia Chiao. All images © the artists, shared with permission The Division of Birds, housed inside Chicago’s Field Museum, boasts one of the largest scientific avian collections in the country, representing about 90% of the world’s genera and species and containing more than …

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Simple Lines and Shapes Comprise the Lavish Yet Minimal Animal Drawings of Jochen Gerner

 Illustration #animals #birds #dogs #Jochen Gerner July 8, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jochen Gerner, shared with permission Lines and basic shapes are the basis of Jochen Gerner’s distinct, almost paradoxical style that’s sometimes referred to as “abundant minimalism.” The French artist, who lives and works between Lorraine and Burgundy, draws birds and …

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A New Collection of Works by Collin van der Sluijs Channels a Dreamlike Collision of Emotion

 Art #acrylic #birds #Collin van der Sluijs #oil painting #painting #watercolor July 6, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Collin van der Sluijs, courtesy of Vertical Gallery, shared with permission In one of his most ambitious bodies of work to date, artist Collin van der Sluijs (previously) references two forces being incidentally forced together. …

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Minimal Portraits by Luke Stephenson Frame the Elegant Plumage of Show Birds

 Photography #birds June 24, 2022 Grace Ebert Spereo Starling (2019). All images © Luke Stephenson, shared with permission For the better part of a decade, U.K.-born, Stockholm-based photographer Luke Stephenson has been fascinated by show birds, their impeccably groomed feathers, and undeniably unique personalities. Whether centering on a white-eyed Zosterop or confrontational Spereo Starling, …

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Paper Show: A Group Exhibition Highlights 14 Artists Exploring the Vast Potential of Paper

 Art #birds #paper #piñatas #portraits #sculpture June 22, 2022 Grace Ebert Julia Ibbini. All images courtesy of Heron Arts, shared with permission One of the most reliable communication materials for centuries, paper historically has served as a vessel, a container for notes or the foundation of an artwork. An upcoming group exhibition at Heron …

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Vintage Typewriters Are Reassembled into Amazing Metallic Bird Sculptures by Jeremy Mayer

 Art #assemblage #birds #sculpture #typewriters June 9, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jeremy Mayer, shared with permission Jeremy Mayer challenges the notion that typewriters’ creative output is confined to the written word. The artist scours shops and trash bins near his Bay Area studio for analog processors in disrepair that he then disassembles, …

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A New Book Illuminates the Lives of the Elusive, Pink-Plumed Flamingos in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

 Photography #birds #books May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert The fluid that feeds the nestling is called crop milk. Both adults produce this secretion in the upper part of the intestine. All images © Photo © Claudio Contreras Koob and Nature Picture Library, shared with permission In the Yucatán Peninsula, the rich wetland environment of …

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Curious Squirrels and Rambunctious Hares Form a Miniature Menagerie of Felted Wildlife

 Craft Illustration #animals #birds #felt #found objects #miniature #sculpture May 4, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Simon Brown, shared with permission From a shy baby fox to toads donning crowns, the felted miniatures crafted by Simon Brown and Katie Corrigan are adorable, whimsical renditions of forest creatures. The Northumbria, U.K.-based creative duo transforms thick …

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A Colossal Exclusive: Squawking Grackles Cluster Together in a Limited-Edition Print by Artist Tiffany Bozic

 Colossal #birds March 23, 2022 Colossal “Oil Slick” by Tiffany Bozic For the first time in nearly two years, Colossal is launching a limited-edition print in collaboration with artist Tiffany Bozic (previously). “Oil Slick,” which is available now in Colossal Shop, centers on a cluster of grackles in shades of deep purples and blues, …

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In ‘No Strings,’ Willie Cole Transforms Instruments into Abstract Animals and Figurative Sculptures

 Art Music #birds #dogs #found objects #guitars #instruments #pianos #sculpture March 17, 2022 Grace Ebert “Piano Bird” (2021), piano legs, keys, and wiring, 34 x 32 1/2 x 42 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York, shared with permission Artist Willie Cole is known for transforming discarded …

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