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Charles Avery

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November 3, 2014

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Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island which he continues to elaborate, with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images.
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Mark Manders

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November 2, 2014

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"Sometimes my work also has literal connections to archeology, or rather to history. In A Place Where My Thoughts Are Frozen Together, I set out to attach a human femur to a coffee cup. I thought it was interesting how the cup has gradually acquired a handle during its evolutionary process. I ended up giving the femur a small raised bump so that, together, the cup and the bone could hold a sugar cube. It looks like something has grown out from inside the bone in a way comparable to the relatively slow process whereby the handle of the coffee cup evolved. I think it's beautiful how both of them, powerless and armless, hold the sugar cube." -Mark Manders, Ronse, Belgium
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James McNabb

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October 21, 2014

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James McNabb's City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker's journey from the suburbs to the city. Each piece depicts the outsider's perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing. Each piece is cut intuitively on a band saw. The result is a collection of architectural forms, each distinctly different from the next.
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Save Last Gasp Publishing!

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October 11, 2014

THE LAST GASP - EMPTY KINGDOM - KICKSTARTER
Our good friends over at Last Gasp publishing who are in their 45th year of creating and distributing some of the finest books in art and alternative literature are running a Kickstarter campaign for their fall line. This campaign is near and dear to our hearts because as many of you probably know, the world of print has been going through many changes and difficulties in a digital age and for those that appreciate art you know having a finely printed book is a completely different experience than viewing online. We are doing our part to support them because there's nobody else like Last Gasp out there and we want them to keep on keepin' on. They have supported many of the artists we love and we hope you join us in supporting their campaign, they have lots of cool prizes so please check it out!
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Ben Young

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October 10, 2014

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Ben Young has been hand crafting his works for ten years. A self taught glass artist, he draws inspiration from his home, Waihi Beach, New Zealand.
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Jessica Stoller 2.0

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October 3, 2014

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Once again, New York-based artist Jessica Stroller graces our pages with her brilliantly crass sculptures. Featured early this year in March, we had to take another look at her works.
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Kyu-In Shim

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September 11, 2014

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South Korean digital artist/sculptor Kyu-In Shim forms and conceptualizes mannequin characters in a very otherworldly manner. Throughout his work, he creates beautiful themes revolving around pain, depravity, sorrow, and discomposure. His first series entitled 'Huk Huk' originally has two Korean meanings, 'black' and the 'sound of crying' and the two series below are labeled the 'Bowl' and 'Small Space'.
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Camille Kachani

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September 10, 2014

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Brazilian artist Camille Kachani is sculptor who forms unusual objects based around themes of nature and art. He clashes the organic and the inorganic between the natural and unnatural by a process of brilliant artistic endeavors.
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Adam Niklewicz

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September 9, 2014

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Adam Niklewicz arrived in the United States in the 1980’s, seeking refuge from martial law in Poland. Much of Niklewicz’s work is informed by the dislocation he feels as a Polish-born American.
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Edoardo Tresoldi

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September 7, 2014

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Edoardo Tresoldi is a sculptor/installation artist based out of Rome, Italy who creates amazing figures out of wire.
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John Grade

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August 25, 2014

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The work of John Grade is dynamic and ever-changing; interested in natural material, form, decay and the passing of time, Grade creates sculptures both indoors and outdoors. He works in all scales, but his most astounding works are site - specific large sculptures, that often travel to canyons, mountains, glaciers and bodies of water to take on completely new meaning and form.
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Dashi Namdakov

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August 19, 2014

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Dashi Namdakov is a multidisciplinary Russian artist who is best known for his incredible sculptures. All of his works are spiritually charged and full of mysticism and shamanism. He is a member of the Russian Union of Artist and was also titled honorary “Siberian of the Year’. He's kind of a big deal.
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Natasha Cousens

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August 18, 2014

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Natasha Cousens creates sculptures that can be considered a new form of taxidermy. Instead of the real thing, her pieces are beautifully crafted wooden sculptures of woodland creatures like foxes, deers, and rabbits. These cute forest dwellers are often embellished with decorative elements such as floral wreaths or guised in an unnatural color; making Cousen's work soft, whimsical and fun.
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Tall Trees of Portland

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August 17, 2014

At the Northwest Music fest in Portland this weekend Hellion Gallery will have a tent featuring a show called Tall Trees of Portland. The show features an installation from AJ Fosik as well as pieces by Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, Zach Johnsen, Maryanna Hoggatt, Jon Macnair, Lauren Gonsalves, Susannah Kelly, Amy Ruppel, Brett Superstar, Cole Gerst, Jen Lobo, Jennifer Parks, Martin Ontiveros, Brin Levinson, Joe Shea, Stella Im Hultberg, Bradley Delay and Keith Carter. The assorted artists have rendered their depictions of 12 Inch Album covers which will all be on display. So if you're in Rose City come check out the music and the art!
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Peter Martensen

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August 11, 2014

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Peter Martensen is a fine art painter residing and working out of Hellerup, Copenhagen. The artist is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Odense, Denmark who creates paintings in bleak and atmospheric moods set in a beautifully surreal, dream-like state.
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Beccy Ridsdel

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August 11, 2014

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Beccy Ridsdel is a sculptor working primarily with  ceramics. In this series, Art/Craft, she acts as a doctor performing a surgery to dissect the object to discover what is within. The installation is comprised of a number of plates, mugs, and handles and as the surgery continues, she peels away more and more layers only to discover the same material, again and again.  Much of her other works includes whimsically crafted decorative objects such as small houses and boxes.
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Sophie Kahn

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July 21, 2014

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Sophie Kahn  is a sculptor that combines digital and analog technology such as 3-d laser printing and ancient bronze casting to create stunning, fragmented figures. As she states "they engage questions of time, history, vision, identity and the body." She recently received her MFA in Art & Technology Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured in a number of gallery shows across the United States. ENJOY!
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Christopher Schulz

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July 15, 2014

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Christopher Schulz is a native Los Angeles based sculptor/installation artist who creates contemporary firearms morphed with sea dwelling sharks.
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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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Simone Crestani

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July 9, 2014

Simone Crestani - Empty Kingdom - Art Blog
"Man has always used natural elements for decorative purposes, often exploiting and modifying the nature to his own taste, with the only intent of owning the beauty. I have always admired with wonder and respect the nature, I believe that it is the greatest expression of beauty, that kind of beauty that satisfies the senses, that kind of beauty that only art can approach. That’s the reason why in my work I take inspiration from natural forms, repurposing them through a decorative key that preserves the elegance and poetry. A contemporary “Cabinet of Curiosity” where nature is respected not defaced, reproducing the essence by fragile and transparent shapes." -Simone Crestani, Venice, Italy
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