BY Alison Berry
on Jul 12, 2010
For anyone who loves dolls, or just appreciates art in any form, they should direct their gaze to Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls.
These life-like miniature works of art are no vinyl Barbie dolls and are, in my opinion, so much more than the polyurethane resin Super Dollfie ball-jointed dolls from Japan. Ms. Bychkova creates these highly articulated (18 movable ball joints), delicately painted wonders out of porcelain (porcelain!)
What really takes the cake for these morsels is reading the artist’s blog. Read More
on Jun 23, 2010
I found myself in the art/ photography publication section of a Borders this morning; where on the cover of Color Magazine the face of Kimiko Yoshida was discovered gazing back at me. The art nerd in me lost it to her technique: the neon green and highlighter yellow layered over a matte grey, the choice of tonal variations within a monochromatic field, the fact that somewhere in this latticed color landscape is a distinct, yet sinking, shape of a woman peering out. Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Jun 03, 2010
Like many people who frequently frequent the interwebs I have a long list of bookmarked websites that I visit daily. A good portion of these websites are webcomics.
So here are some awesome woman-made visual literacy chock full of wit, humor and a bit of naughtiness to stimulate (or melt) your brain.
Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton.
Silly historical comics and other nonsensical things. Super sweet if you like historical fashion and making fun of historical and literary figures. Updated every week. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 01, 2010
My first impression of Louise Bourgeois was this picture. What I didn't know about her then was myriad, but I immediately hung the image by my desk at the Columbus Museum of Art. At the time it was more about supporting Robert Mapplethorpe who was having a pretty rough time in Ohio, but I was taken by this old lady in a feathered jacket tickling a roughly-hewn penis sculpture. Later that year I got myself a Desert Storm air fare and headed to Paris, where I got to see her work and learn more about this trailblazing woman. Read More
BY Sophie Johnson
on May 13, 2010
May 15, 2010 marks the 40th International Fluevog Day!
Each year, Fluevog Shoes gives away teal laces and 15% off regular prices to customers at retail locations across the globe.
"I remember when we started with the teal laces in 1972. Well, actually it was just me wearing them," says designer John Fluevog. "You should have seen the people staring back then! Now, every person I see on May 15th is wearing teal laces! It's incredible!"
Everybody is getting in on the festivities. Read More
BY Intern Sheila J
on Nov 18, 2009
Here's art that moved, and will move you: Last May, Brooklyn-based artist Swoon brought art to the sea by designing three handcrafted ships. Even more impressive, the vessels are made purely from recycled trash and materials.
This past summer Swoon and a crew of more than 30 artists navigated their fleet from Slovenia to Venice, Italy, to invade the acclaimed art exhibition the Venice Biennale. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V.
on Nov 09, 2009
Photography is a timeless medium, with frozen moments captured in beauty and macabre. Planet Magazine shines a light on the devastating and the enrapturing work of Chris Jordan with his latest collection, "Midway." The series focuses on albatross birds in various states of decay, located in a remote sanctuary in the North Pacific.These post-mortem portraits are visceral and haunting with the suggest imagery - albatross chicks limply on the ground with the contents of their stomachs pouring out (plastic bottle caps, lighters, scraps, and other waste). Read More