Wade Jeffree is a New York-based designer and art director from Melbourne, Australia.
Print All Over Me offers seasonal collections of silhouettes released every three months, that can be used by anyone to create, share, own and produce their own designs and artwork. For his collaboration with Print All Over Me, Jeffree “takes inspiration directly from the textures and mark-making of the everyday: the scuffs, the stains, the scratches and writings that we routinely walk past and forget. All of these textures have been gathered and re-purposed during explorations through the streets of NYC.” Like much of his work, Jeffree’s collection both celebrates and elevates the mundane.
The work of Portland, Oregon-based artist Anna Fidler. Fidler and artist Katy Stone currently have a show, Coastal Coven, at Johansson Projects in Oakland running through January 2016.
About the show, from the gallery’s site:
“Anna Fidler and Katy Stone toy with the relationship between the natural world and the supernatural realm just beyond, with the boundary between constantly melting in and out of focus. The artists sculpt in layers of metal, paper and paint unearthing radiant mythical bursts of energy from their homeland in the Pacific Northwest.”
She explains her work for the show as “an elliptical narrative with a cast of characters stemming from non-existent fairy tales, science fiction books, and 19th century poetry.”
To see images from Coastal Coven (in addition to the first four above) as well as past series’, visit the artist’s site here.
Jem Magbanua is a Filipino artist based in Singapore. Through her drawings, Jem explores ideas of the nature of place, of human beings in place, and of the organic and artificial structures that shape such being. Her current investigation centers on the idea of Singapore as a non-place, a city in perpetual movement and transition. All images courtesy of the artist’s flickr.
“Can it be repeated? Can it scale?” What if these questions were asked about social practice instead of some app in need of investors? San Francisco- and Chicago-based artist Binta Ayofemi borrows the language of the tech world and explodes it, applying terms like “scalability” and “software” to urban systems as diverse as office towers, city parks, and vegetable gardens. By insisting that the entire built human environment is a responsive mesh of technologies, Ayofemi recognizes the power everyday people have to shape these environments.
A public/private park, like the one outside of the Bell Telephone Building in which we met Ayofemi for our conversation, is exemplary in this regard: It became her studio and our soundstage for the hour we filmed. But visitors after us may reprogram the same environment to host a birthday party, a networking chat, or a romantic interlude. Ayofemi’s practice is about activating such spaces as commons: repeatable, iterative experiences created through the intersection of location, materials, and opportunities for participation. In programming dance or music events, or planting a chain of vegetable patches, she creates spaces where viewers, performers, and visitors are all users—users whose actions rewrite the code of the experience again and again.
Starting from the site of our conversation, we went on to discuss the expanded terminology of Ayofemi’s practice, along with her upcoming projects spanning material as diverse as Jimi Hendrix’s songbook, ceramics, and urban gardening.
Born in Brooklyn and based in California, Binta Ayofemi is fascinated by open-source systems of exchange, whether exploring patterns, pop music, plants, or early software/systems like the Underground Railroad. Ayofemi has performed or presented her work at dOCUMENTA (13), the Kadist Art Foundation, SFMOMA, Southern Exposure, the Carpenter Center, the Wattis Institute, the Asian Art Museum, and Chicago’s Rebuild Foundation. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Stanford and was a Harvard Design Fellow in architecture and urban landscaping.
To watch her video: Go to Art Practical
Victor Man is an artist living and working in Berlin and Cluj, Romania. See more of his work here.
Photographer Sol Hashemi lives and works between Seattle and New York City. To see more of his work, click here
The work of Chris Lux. His solo show, With Nude Spoons, at Et al. in San Francisco just opened and will be up until December 19th, so check it out!
From the gallery’s site:
“Chris Lux’s previous work has redrawn erotic and comedic themes of American folk mythology and medieval European hagiography. With Nude Spoons presents vignettes from the late Ming-era moral tale “The Golden Lotus” in an immersive, installation-based combination of painting and sculpture.
To see more of his work, click here.
* top 5 images of With Nude Spoons taken from http://etaletc.com/, following images from http://www.chrislux.com/
After the Victory Dance is an installation by Brianna Rigg comprised of both new and used sculptures swept into accumulations to express the embeddedness of the figure in landscape. Delicate figurative works traverse a composite atmosphere evocative of calving glaciers, overgrown junkyards, and high school proms. These sculptures seek movement but are anchored by gravities pull, by history, and by their own definition. Their tragedy lies in the fact that they adopt the fixed posture of sculpture’s tradition.
–Text and images courtesy of the artist