All posts filed under “Et al

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Untitled

Untitled* as Donald Judd intended. Sterry Butcher steered us through in silence as tawny desert and steely sky traded places in their aluminum reflection. Inversion, immersion. Art, time, nature, emotion, experience: all stood at attention amid Untitled. *Last dispatch from Texas.

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Good egg

  My spirit restaurant: Elizabeth Street Café in Austin, a mashup of French patisserie and Vietnamese phở shop, the perfect place (and palette) for reminiscing on Easter. I retreated here to drown my cold in noodle soup, and found myself revived by so much more:… Read More

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Big eyes

Returning to the tangled woods of Laguna Gloria where, like Little Red Riding Hood (cue the stranger in a red coat), I came upon this brand-new commission by Seattle-based sculptor John Grade. From afar, a funnel befitting its forest surroundings, enchanting the eye. From within,… Read More

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An anniversary

              A year ago, I started this escapade with an artist map and a jean jumpsuit. So it seems only fitting to mark the first anniversary of Wear + Here with another evocation of creativity and denim (so aptly… Read More

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Paradise lost

The noun of art filled the Miami fairs, but the verb thrived in Wynwood Arts District, a grid of warehouses reborn as an international street-art mecca. Creativity seems to run wild and free in Wynwood, but those seams frayed early Friday morning when a graffiti… Read More

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Nailed it

  John Bisbee found his art form by literally kicking the bucket. Then a college student, disillusioned by the ceramic, glass and “really bad found-object sculptures” he was creating, Bisbee turned to scavenging for materials in an abandoned house. Wandering around, he bumped a pail… Read More

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Illuminated underline

Cheers sent 8,000 balloons flying last night in Berlin. The illuminated orbs, part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, evoked the border that once divided the city, the country, the world. “The wall was heavy, was big, was dark,” said Berlin-based… Read More

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Coming up roses

                A pair of meticulous moments. This fall, Jim Bachor has filled four Chicago potholes with flower mosaics ahead of his show next month at Packer Schopf Gallery. While studying art at Columbia University, Tammy Tiranasar stumbled upon… Read More

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Upstate inferno

Strength in numbers: Artists carved more than 5,000 jack o’lanterns to create the fiery wonderland that is the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in the Hudson Valley. From a creepy covered bridge to a pumpkin-populated Jurassic Park, visitors can bask in the… Read More