James Casebere is a visual artist whose early work established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. He grew up outside of Detroit, received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and received his MFA from Cal Arts, where he worked as Teaching Assistant to John Baldessari.
For almost 40 years Casebere has devised both simple and complex table-top models,photographing them in his studio. Starting with Sonsbeek ’86, in Arnhem, Holland and ending around 1991 Casebere also made large scale sculpture installations. His work has been included in exhibitions highlighting the work of what is now widely regarded as the Pictures Generation, the title of a 2009 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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“The California coast is rich in clay, minerals, and dye plants. As a potter and natural dyer, I am interested in the versatility of these materials as clay body, dye, and paint. I create color palettes derived from specific landscapes where I source my materials. My interest in harvested clay and foraged dyes, rather than commercially processed clay and synthetic dyes, stems both from this idea of site-specific color as well as the responsibility of making. These are objects made from California earth.”
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Ariele Alasko is a full-time woodworker and sculptor. She attended Pratt institute in Brooklyn, NY and has a BFA in sculpture. Ariele started working with wood and building furniture for her own apartment shortly after she graduated in 2009, and it swiftly grew from a fun hobby taking place in her small living room, to a full time job in her 900 sq ft studio. Years ago she discovered a great love for carving spoons, and now spends most of her time carving pieces in walnut, sycamore, cherry, maple, etc.
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Elvire Bonduelle was born in 1981 in Paris. She studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in Richard Deacon’ studio and graduated in 2005. Mainly based in Paris, she works and exhibits in France and abroad since then.
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Erica Deeman (b. 1977) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Deeman received a Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations, degree in 2000 from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, degree in 2014 from Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA. Erica Deeman has two upcoming shows: Silhouettes opening at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on Wednesday 8th March 2017 & Brown, premiers at Anthony Meier Fine Arts – March 23rd – April 28 2017. Opening Thursday 23rd March, 6-8pm
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**images & text are from http://www.ericadeeman.com/
For All Womankind is a design initiative for Fempowerment. All profits go to the Center for Reproductive Rights and Emily’s List, two not-for-profit organizations working to advance reproductive freedoms both in the US and globally, and to elect progressive pro-choice women to office. For All Womankind was founded by New York based designer Deva Pardue.
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The paintings of Los Angeles based Craig Kucia.
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Kiki Smith has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing and textile.
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“I’m a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. My artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including recent presentations at Karma International, Bridget Donahue Gallery, the New Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Index Stockholm, MOCA Los Angeles, MCA Chicago. I’ve lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. From 2007–11, I directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter. I recently founded Dominica, a small press dedicated to nowhere shit.” To see more of Martine Syms’ work click here
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Shrimps SS17 Collection
Shrimps is a fashion label from the young London-based designer, Hannah Weiland, launched in 2013. With a background in History of Art and a diploma in Surface Textile Design from the London College of Fashion, Weiland takes her inspiration from the witticisms of modern art and a playful engagement with pattern and texture.
Using carefully sourced fabrics that emphasize color and texture, Hannah creates unique, beautifully crafted pieces, perfect for the forward-thinking customer with a taste for the fun in fashion. At the heart of the brand is faux fur and outerwear, however the collections also now include accessories and RTW.
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