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Fantastical Digital Paintings Position Wildlife in Unnaturally Colorful Environments

 Art #animals #digital #environment #painting October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Grove Square Galleries, shared with permission Photographic artist Jim Naughten casts a fantastical, candy-colored lens over luxuriant ecosystems and surreal animal portraits in Eremozoic, a solo exhibition on view at Grove Square Galleries through November 18. Comprised of digitally altered …

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Artificial Neon Lights Illuminate the Idyllic Environments Painted by Artist Gig Chen

 Art #acrylic #birds #nature #neon #painting October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert “A Good Foundation” (2021), acrylic on wood, 20 x 20 inches. All images © Gigi Chen, shared with permission In her vibrant, neon-lit paintings, artist Gigi Chen intertwines ornate jewelry, graffiti, and glowing signs emblematic of urban life with foliage, feathers, and wide …

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Marred with Dark Hole Punches, Monochromatic Drawings and Paintings Evoke Depression-Era Negatives

 Art #charcoal #drawing #graphite #oil painting #painting #portraits October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission Nearly a century since it began, the Great Depression is still largely associated with the iconic imagery that’s come to define the era. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Walker Evans’s portrait of …

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Metaphorical Paintings by Calida Garcia Rawles Obscure Black Subjects with Gleaming Ripples of Water

 Art #acrylic #painting #swimming #water October 6, 2021 Grace Ebert “On The Other Side of Everything” (2021), acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches. All images © Calida Garcia Rawles, shared with permission Artist Calida Garcia Rawles continues her explorations into the myriad possibilities of water with paintings distorted by bubbles, pockets of air, …

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New Paintings by Cinta Vidal Elude Gravity and Turn Architecture Upside Down

 Art #architecture #gravity #oil painting #painting October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Evenfall” (2021), oil on canvas, 28.75 × 23.62 inches. All images courtesy of Thinkspace Projects, shared with permission Whether depicting a floating cluster of stairs and balconies or a living space separated by differing forces of gravity, a new series of paintings by …

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From Canine Ceramics to Abstract Constructions, a Group Show Opens Hashimoto Contemporary’s Los Angeles Space

 Art #ceramics #painting #sculpture October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert Laura Berger, “I Remember the Smell of the Sage” (2021), oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission Ranging from Dan Lam’s drippy, neon blobs (previously) to the minimal, bodily paintings of Laura Berger (previously), an inaugural …

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A Spectacular Collection of 40 Artist-Built Environments Are on Display in Sheboygan’s Art Preserve

 Art #immersive #installation #museums #painting #sculpture September 28, 2021 Grace Ebert Emery Blagdon’s “The Healing Machine” at the Art Preserve. Photo by Rich Maciejewski, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center. All images shared with permission On the edge of the city of Sheboygan in northeast Wisconsin is a new museum nestled into the …

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Evoking Dutch Genre Paintings, Intimate Scenes Peer into the Lives of Mushroom Characters

 Art #insects #mushrooms #painting September 27, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Nap” (2021), oil on cradled wood panel, 16 x 20 inches. All images © Bella Ormseth, shared with permission In her ongoing series Human Nature, Dutch artist Bella Ormseth paints lavish domestic scenes inhabited by central mushroom characters and a cohort of plants and …

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Evoking Childhood Nostalgia, Color and Cartoon Commotion Burst from Kayla Mahaffey’s Paintings

 Art #acrylic #cartoons #childhood #kids #painting September 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “No Harm Done.” All images courtesy of Thinkspace Projects, shared with permission Surrounding Black children with jumbled masses of cartoon characters, doodles, and explosions of color, Chicago-based artist Kayla Mahaffey (previously) imagines adolescent daydreams and an array of playtime inventions. She infuses her …

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Bizarre Wide-Eyed Hybrids Reflect Imagined Landscapes in Naoto Hattori’s Miniature Paintings

 Art #animals #miniature #painting #surreal September 3, 2021 Grace Ebert “Green Walk.” All images © Naoto Hattori, shared with permission At once adorable and unnervingly surreal, the fantastical creatures rendered by Naoto Hattori (previously) seamlessly meld the myriad textures and colors found in nature into unusual hybrids. They’re often fluffy, equipped with horns in …

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