Harriet Lee Merrion

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Harriet Lee Merrion is an illustrator based in Bristol, U.K.  Her washed palette and delicate line work are influenced by botanical engravings, surrealism and Japanese woodblock prints.  Represented by Heart Agency, Merrion has worked with various international magazines and publishers.

 

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Keef Palas

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Keef Palas is a collaborative line of ephemeral Mediterranean jewelry by artists Claire O’Keefe and Eugenia Oliva.

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Sonia Alins

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Sonia’s art is a personal well-mixed combination of surrealism and visual poetry. Her artworks are her thoughts, her fears, her feelings and her desires, transformed into drawings and color. She develops a conceptual narrative full of delicate details, with her own sophisticated language and always innovating and exploring new ways of expression.

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Meltem Isik

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Meltem Isik was born in Ankara. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Bilkent University, Ankara, and her AAS in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. In 2011, she received her MA from the Department of Visual Arts at Sabancı University, Istanbul. She is a PhD student in the Design, Technology and Society program at Özyeğin University.

Through intricate compositions of photographic images, Meltem Isik explores the way we see and perceive the human body. The complexity that originates from the capability of our bodies to see and be seen simultaneously provides the basis of her work. Currently she lives and works in Istanbul.

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John Zabawa

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John Zabawa is a graphic designer, painter, and art director based in Chicago, Illinois. To see more of his work, click here.

Ryan McGinley

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Ryan McGinley is an American photographer living in New York City. McGinley began making photographs in 1998. In 2003, at the age of 25, he was one of the youngest artists to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Nathaniel Russell

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Nathaniel Russell was born and raised in Indiana. After college, Russell spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area making posters, record covers, and woodcuts. He returned to his home city of Indianapolis and now spends his time creating drawings, fake fliers, bad sculptures, wood shapes, and music. Russell’s work is regularly shown around the world in both traditional galleries and informal spaces, usually surrounded by an expanding list of friends, collaborators, and like-minded folk. He frequently returns to his second home of California to work with friends on projects as varied as murals, print workshops, and backyard musical performances.

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Attention San Francisco!! A selection of Russell’s work is currently exhibited at Mollusk Surf Shop!  Head to the Outer Sunset to check it out!

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Honor Freeman

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Honor Freeman is a ceramic artist living in Adelaide, Australia.  Of her work, Freeman says

Noticing and quietly commemorating the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday continues to be a preoccupation in my work. I seek to make visible the relationship between us and the objects we use, the gestures, mundane activities and humble objects, like small markers silently measuring the hours and marking the days. Thoughts of preserving, measuring and marking time’s passing occupy the work during the making. There is a correlation between actions and gestures used when engaging with objects and those used during the process of making that informs the work. Using the mimetic qualities of clay via the process of slipcasting, the work playfully interacts with ideas of liquid made solid due to the processes of making that are fundamental when working with clay. The porcelain casts become echoes of the original (object), the liquid slip becoming solid and forming a memory of a past form, the essence of an object. Small moments caught and made solid as if frozen in time – liquid made solid.

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LPP Needs Your Help!

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Hi!

In the 13 years of running Little Paper Planes I have never asked for money/help, but today is the day. I really need your help to continue with LPP. Full transparency I am having a hard time keeping the doors open which includes all the support I give to artists (print editions, residency, publications, etc). With this money we can evolve the store into being more of what the ethos of LPP has always been about: community based. I want to get back to what is exciting to me which is a space to enrich us, teach us, inspire us, collaborate, make art, share ideas, and start projects. We will have classes, drawing nights, potlucks, artist talks, screenings, creative mom meet-ups, after school arts program, and so much more.
SF is a brutal place for small business, but I have stayed determined to continue my mission of helping the arts. I really don’t want to be another number of a place that closes and leaves the Bay Area. I want the arts to flourish here, but we have to support it if we don’t want it to go away. I hate asking for help, but I truly need it. Please consider helping us.

Please click HERE to view our Kickstarter.

Thanks so much,

Kelly

Julie Henson

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“Julie Henson is an artist whose work explores modern American icons and the power of cultural images to embody collective memory. Having grown up in a religious family, her work has consistently revolved around the way iconic figures from the past and present—televangelists, celebrities, and sports heroes alike—embody concepts that reinforce shared societal viewpoints.

These concepts have taken form most recently through a series of image-based sculptures that blend advertisements and press photographs spanning six decades of major American magazines, layering cultural images that embody varying perspectives on gender, power, celebrity, and wealth. In previous work, these concepts have taken form through environmental sculptures based on the landscapes from Disney cartoons, and video projections of costumed televangelists over sequined fabric. Each project investigates the role that image plays in the construction of our shared beliefs and aspirations by exploring cultural ephemera.”

You  can see more of Julie’s work here.

All images and text from juliehenson.com