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These images appeared in my inbox the other day and I had to post them. At first I was unsure of what I thought of the work. I’m not a major fan of photo collage that isn’t hand-rendered in some way. Of course, the artist didn’t send me a description of the process, and I wasn’t able to find one online, so I’m going off of what I perceive via my computer interface – not the best way to observe art. While these look to me to be mostly digital illustration, I didn’t dismiss them right away. Perhaps I’m warming up to the technological age of art after all! What I love about Jorge’s work is his visual depiction of a free-flowing creative process that manages to be both orderly and planned as well as spontaneous and random. The digital medium provides this “clean room” creation – sterile subject matter placed almost mathematically against a white background. But then, the objects that comprise the subject are so random – a pile of chairs, bits of antenna, an array of bottles. These works make me want to know more, which is the whole point of art in my opinion.

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Sarah McEneaney, 2009 Chinati AIR

The deadline for applications for the Chinati Foundation’s 2011 Artist in Residence program in Marfa, TX  is fast approaching. The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum’s temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection. Read the submission info here and submit your application by April 1, 2010. Good luck!

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Installation by Jesse Hazelip for White Walls Gallery

I couldn’t be more proud of my husband, Jesse Hazelip, for executing such a profoundly beautiful show at White Walls Gallery. The show, entitled “Sentimental Journey”, was a huge success. And I’m not surprised. It speaks to a wide audience of those who love beautiful art as much as art with a message, and those with an aversion to war and who have an understanding of the historical and societal implications specifically of WWII and the imagery he draws inspiration from. “Sentimental Journey” will come down a mere three days from now so I wanted to invite any of you who haven’t had a chance to see the work, to stop by the gallery or view it online here. I’m including a few of my favorite pieces from the show for you to take a look at, after the jump. (more…)

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DL-expoKMThe incomparably influential and illusive Oaxacan artist, Dr. Lakra just opened his first solo show with Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City over the weekend. With rare showings in the US, Dr. Lakra has proven no less inspiring to many contemporary urban artists working in America. Dr. Lakra uses (more…)

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"Good Morning", Ink, Pencil, Marker, Collage, phone doodle on Paper, 6"x3.75"

"Good Morning", Ink, Pencil, Marker, Collage, phone doodle on Paper, 6"x3.75"

I just received an email from Los Angeles-based artist Souther Salazar announcing the launch of his new Etsy shop. The shop features prints, zines, phone doodles, and other fun things he finds around his studio.  As Souther puts it, “It’s fun to sell things for 75 cents!” Be sure to check back often as items that sell will be replaced by new, exciting things.

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Laugh today cry mañana, 2008, Graphite on paper, 92"x42"

Laugh today cry mañana, 2008, Graphite on paper, 92"x42"

When I was at Miami Art Basel this past December, I stopped by the Western Project room at the Aqua Fair and stumbled into this masterful work on paper by San Antonio, TX born artist Vincent Valdez. Seeing it on your computer screen doesn’t give you a good sense of it’s size and proportion so I’m including a picture of me standing next to the piece which you can check out after the jump. You’ll also want to take a peek at his piece, “Death of the prize fighter”, which follows. (more…)

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3 Fuckers

3 Fuckers

I’m about to sound like a namedropper here but, when I was hanging out with James Jean at Miami Art Basel a couple of years ago, I asked him what his favorite art tool was and he replied, “A no. 2 pencil.” The art of David Jien brilliantly utilizes this same famed object to execute some of the most original drawings out there. I don’t know why it surprises me that such an everyday instrument is what Jien uses to create his work. Maybe it’s because I imagine talented artists like him must use magic. I wish my no. 2 pencil could do what his does. Check out more amazing graphite works by Jien and his magical pencil after the jump. (more…)

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