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These Mesmerizing Paper Sculptures Explore Nature's Mirrored Structures

August 22, 2016 - Marissa Fessenden

Matt Shlian used to design popup books and greeting cards. Now he collaborates with scientists who create more efficient solar panels, solve complex mathematical problems and understand how proteins inside cells can fold incorrectly and cause disease.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based artist creates abstract sculptures out of folded, sliced and glued-together paper. He designs them on a computer and sends the files to a flatbed plotter cutter—a tool that scores the paper using a small titanium blade. Then each piece is folded, shaped and glued by hand.

There's a serenity to the works' clean lines, but also movement. It's as if the geometric patterns seen in Islamic art have come to life and replicate across a smooth field. Bubbling, living crystal facets push up and almost beg to be stroked with a gentle fingertip.

His initial desire in creating the pleated works was to explore form and light, but his impulses stray from the purely artistic. He shows his creations to scientists and asks: What could you do with this?

Top Things To Do In Nantucket

July 1, 2016 - Conde Nast Traveler

About 3.5 by 14 miles in size, the island greets ferry-goers with its streetlight-free downtown overlooking the Nantucket Sound: Here, you’ll find quaint cobblestone streets peppered with boutiques, restaurants, museums, and even a historic Meeting House where, every Fourth of July, the Declaration of Independence is read. Start by renting bikes from Young’s Bicycle Shop, an island staple since the 1930s. All of the in-town must-hits are easily accessible by two wheels, like the Nantucket Whaling Museum and the Samuel Owen Gallery, an art gallery posting up in the historic Seven Seas building—once home to Captain George Pollard of The Essex, the sinking of which inspired Moby-Dick.

Our Girl Crush On British Artist Elizabeth Waggett

June 6, 2016 - Kristina Adduci

We have to admit, when we saw Elizabeth Waggett at an opening at Joseph Gross Gallery, we immediately had a major girl crush. She’s a stylish Brit who is not only very kind, but talented and her work immediately caught our eye. During our conversation she mentioned she had been asked to participate in the Prince’s Trust, is the United Kingdom-based charity ran by HRH Prince Charles, Harry and William. Now in its 40th year, the Trust will be holding the ‘Eaton Ball’ to mark the occasion and Elizabeth’s work will be auctioned off. We had to get the scoop on that, along with her favorite cocktail and more.

Artist Nick Smith Presents NSFW Modern Nudes Inspired by Erotic Literature

April 7, 2016 - By Daniel Pearson in Art & Design - Highsnobiety

Visual artist Nick Smith has unveiled the followup to his debut sold-out show early last year and it features modern nudes inspired by erotic literature.

The full show, titled “Paramour,” explores lust, love, and appreciation of the female form and mixes Smith’s signature “colour-chip” methodology with excepts from the Bards’ plays and sonnets. Alongside Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and “Venus and Adonis,” are racy texts by DH Lawrence, John Cleland, EM Berens and Sarah Walters.

“Paramour” tells stories of illicit love through evocative imagery and can be checked out at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London.

 

Planet Earth, Photographed From Thousands of Feet in the Sky

February 23, 2016 - Ellyn Kail

For New York City-based photographer Fran Gormley, making beautiful landscapes isn’t safe; it’s risky and treacherous, requiring her to board helicopters in heavy winds, sometimes over violence-ridden terrain. Floating thousands of feet above terra firma is not, she stresses, “fun.” It’s both daunting and life-affirming, much like giving birth. The Sensuous Earth, shot over some of the most inaccessible corners of the world, is the photographer’s ode to Mother Nature.

 

Look Out Below

February 4, 2016 - By Serendipity

Artist Antoine Rose’s series “Up In The Air” features bird’s-eye-view photography shot from doorless helicopters. This collection’s unique perspective includes locations from the ski slopes of St. Moritz to the beaches of the Hamptons.
Samuel Owen Gallery Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA, samuelowen.com

How Cardboard Monkeys and Apes Became Stand-Ins for Us

October 6, 2015 - Chris Dart

"I guess putting a bit of humour in my art takes off a bit of the pressure I put on myself."

Laurence Vallières creates massive, often life-sized sculptures of animals out of recycled cardboard — sculptures that give off the distinct feeling that there's less difference between us and the rest of the animal kingdom than we'd like to think. Originally trained as a ceramic artist, Vallières says her move to cardboard was inspired, in part, by panic. "I had no place to show, so I rented this huge space, but then I got really worried it would look empty for the show," she says. "I freaked out and I said 'Oh, I need to make something really big in the middle.' I had ideas that were all over the place. I was going to buy a boat and paint that boat. Then one of my friends said 'Why don't you make one of your ceramics, but cardboard and big?'

Artists Want To Save Pollinators, Through Pollination

August 27, 2015 - The Huffington Post

Leif Erik Johansen featured on front page of Huffington Posts' Arts section!

SLURPEE WAVE: Photographer Answers Weather Challenge, Captures Viral Image of Frozen Surf

June 30, 2015 - Barry Tanenbaum, Shutterbug Magazine

 Shutterbug Magazine interviews Jonathan Nimerfroh about his wildly popular photographs of frozen waves on Nantucket.

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ART Supply

June 9, 2015 - April Hardwick, LUXE Magazine

When Connecticut gallery owners fuse edgy and contemporary works with a keen eye for upcoming artists, their tiny shop turns into the talk of the town.

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