There’s a short story by Madeleine Thien called “A Map of the City.” In that story the narrator talks about a furniture shop her father owned when she was growing up. She loved going there so much she used to pretend to be sick in order to stay home from school and be taken to the store instead. She would lounge on a plastic lawn chair in a doorless storage closet with a little curtain pulled closed for privacy. During one of those times a customer stumbles upon her:
Brooklyn-based artist Tara Donovan uses everyday objects like tape, straws, buttons, and cups to create large-scale installations and sculptures. Lots more images below.
These paintings by Judith Eisler are representations of film stills where real life abstractions, resulting from technological interference, take on a life of their own. The images create a loss of clarity while still allowing figurative aspects of the subjects to be derived by the viewer. To me, this gives these works of art a sense of motion that I thoroughly enjoy. Continue below to see even more.
Artist James Jean opened up the pre-sale on his new book XENOGRAPH yesterday and the art edition and box edition both immediately sold out. The first edition of the book is still available but will likely sell out as well. His previous book REBUS is one of my favourite books to look at so I had to order myself a copy of this one as well. If you wanna grab a copy jump over to James Jean’s store.