BY Holiday Black
on Sep 03, 2015
Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.
Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
There is no denying the lack of people (especially women) of color in art work. White women are aplenty, however – Mona Lisa, the Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus, to name a few. That lack of diversity needs to change – it's the 21st Century, for crying out loud.
Thankfully, the Art Hoe Collective exists, and their aim is to change art for the better. In an interview with Buzzfeed, co-founder Jam, explains women of color in art are usually hyper-sexualized, "whether it be in music, paintings, photographs. Read More
To all the females who walk the streets of New York in fear of getting catcalled, this mural is for you.
The mural, created by artists Danielle McDonald and Jazmine Hayes, will be revealed in full on August 28 at 10 a.m. next to a Food Bazaar Supermarket in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.
As depicted in the teaser above, this form of sexual harassment is not a compliment and it needs to be stopped. Although a mural is hardly the end-all to the problem, it does detail the reality of what it's like to be a woman in the city and is a start nonetheless. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 13, 2015
Draw Inspiration from Sun-Drenched Spots this Summer with this Hot Stuff
Wear your art on your sleeves with palm prints from Aussie brand Gorman.
Greenhouse Shirt, $189 AUD, Gormanshop.com.au
Handcrafted specs to shade your peepers from the sun.
Maple Wood Sunglasses In Skinny Teal, $70, tmbrs.com
Exotic fruits and organic ingredients to keep your body beautiful.
Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Solid Perfume, $9, Pacificabeauty.com; Lemon Body Lotion, $9, Organicfactory.etsy.com
Have a good hair day, even in the heat, with a spotty scarf. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 20, 2015
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again.
In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.
Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior…. Read More
on May 13, 2015
Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight? Check out "Another Fucking Group Show," 8 'til late at Superchief Gallery on 66 Greenpoint Ave. The bands start at 9 pm, and you can check out the crazy installations from artists in the Frontal Labatomy space all night. Seriously, get there if you can. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on May 07, 2015
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.
There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not just a legend. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2015
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.
Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, a black-and-white photo series that documents individuals within the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the project has continued to stand out and build momentum vs. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Apr 17, 2015
Warning: This four minute time-lapse video with original music might get you teary-eyed. Dutch artist Frans Hofmeester filmed his now teenage daughter, Lotte, for 15 seconds every week since she was born, and sped it up to give us a condensed look at the process of growing up.
Portrait of Lotte shows Hofmeester’s daughter’s transformation from a baby to a young woman. It displays her raw emotion from week to week—sometimes cheerful, sometimes upset or angry, and oftentimes chatty. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Apr 09, 2015
Rolling Stone’s recent feature on Frances Bean Cobain proves the 22 year old is wise beyond her years: A visual artist who already understands how important it is to force yourself to regularly create, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter is currently in the spotlight because the documentary about her father she helped produce—Montage of Heck—will be released by HBO on May 4:
The whole article is worth a read, but here are some of our favorite moments from Cobain’s interview:
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