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The Return of Ethan Murrow

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September 4, 2014

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Ethan Murrow is a New York City based artist who creates highly rendered graphite drawings. August 2010 was when we first featured him and we also have an exclusive interview from February 2011.
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EK Interview: Cecilia Paredes

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September 3, 2014

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Cecilia Paredes featured back in 2012, is a Peruvian artist who explores the interaction between ourselves and our environment through her fascinating series of self-portraits in which she disappears into her own backgrounds. We've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Cecilia about her work and gain an insight into her enigmatic pieces - read on to hear more!
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Ryan Hancock

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September 2, 2014

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Ryan Hancock is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, New York who captures esoteric connections in an abstract and metaphysical sense with uncommon aesthetics in random places.
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Hobby Buddies

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August 31, 2014

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'Hobby Buddies' is a portrait series by Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher & Andi Cortellini. The duo based out of Basel carefully stages sub-culture groups, cliques, clubs who all pursue a common cause, shared idea, love and passion.
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Paintings by Anna Conway

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August 29, 2014

Anna Conway is an American contemporary oil painter who lives and works out of New York City. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and Columbia University School of Arts.
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Gregory Euclide Revisit

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August 27, 2014

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Gregory Euclide, first featured back in January 2011, is a Minnesotan artist whose creations literally erupt from the canvas to grab you by the eye sockets and pull you back in. Fascinating.
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Laura Stevens

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August 26, 2014

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“Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual emotional and circumstantial stages, along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted.” -Laura Stevens, London, UK
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Anja Niemi

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August 25, 2014

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"I have always loved hotel rooms. I love the privacy and the anonymity and I spend a long time choosing the right room."-Anja Niemi, Norwegian Photographer. Represented by The Little Black Gallery London.
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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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Evelyn Bencicova

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August 22, 2014

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Check out Berlin based photographer & art director Evelyn Bencicova's series entitled “ECCE HOMO” which translates to “behold the man" according to the bible. Her incredible series portrays a company of performers posing in beautifully abstract choreographed & contorted positions set throughout various elements.
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Chris Poppos

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August 22, 2014

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The mysterious Chris Poppos is a photographer who originally hails from the United Kingdom.
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One Piece of Art: Stephanie Buer

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August 20, 2014

The work of Stephanie Buer strikes a chord in me, it's lonely, isolated and quiet. Every one of her pieces makes me want to step in to have a moment of humbled silence to appreciate both the human impulse to create and capacity to abandon. Come along as we see the process for one of here new pieces, Happy Bday.
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Nicola Kuperus

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August 20, 2014

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Nicola Kuperus is a photographer based out of Detroit, Michigan who shoots fashion oriented and Hitchcock inspired imagery. She is also a member of the band ADULT.
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Ellen Altfest

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August 20, 2014

Ellen Altfest is a painter based out of New York, who creates stunning spans of realist canvas. Her images are technical, meticulous but pervaded by a prickly sense of overwhelmingness awkwardness. From hairy bottoms to silent logs, the truth of the fact is that Altfest's paintings are honest, strikingly so.
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Forest for the Trees

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August 19, 2014

FOREST FOR THE TREES is a Portland based art event that will generate 15 beautiful murals across the city. This will be the second year that they blow it away. Take a look at the post to see the murals as they develop! The following artist are part of the show: Blaine Fontana, Blakely Dadson, Brendan Monroe, Curiot, DALeast, Faith47, Gage Hamilton, JShea, Mary Iverson, Maryanna Hoggatt, Mateu Velasco, Never Satisfied, NoseGo, OGI, Paige Wright, South Salazar, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Rather Severe, The Lost Cause, Zachary Yarrington.
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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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Shawn Huckins Pt.2

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August 19, 2014

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In a world where the art of Linguistics is drastically taking a turn, Shawn Huckins merges our present day internet colloquialisms with classical portraits of the 19th and 18th century. His latest series titled "The American __tier" uses this blend of opposing timelines to comment on an era where America idealistically looked toward the future and "the merging of peoples and cultures" vs. where we are now. Huckins was previously featured on EK on July 2012 and as the intricacies of the instant messaging world have grown, so has the quality and humor of his work.
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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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Markus Schinwald

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August 15, 2014

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Austrian artist Markus Schinwald’s work is centered around the body as a cultural construct, as an incessantly actualized site at which the subject is constituted both in its identity and its instability and transversality. He is not true to one medium, but rather nomadic as he appropriates methods and/or devices from cultural theory, film, and poetry, among others. Dysfunctionality and disorder are key notions in his work.
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