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#Spotlight Valerie hegartys alternative Histories

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Truly breathtaking. NYC-based artist Valerie Hegarty’s artwork often poses as artifacts of art history gone awry. Ravaged paintings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty’s work, who we became familiar with when the work was exhibited on the High Line and then in Marlborough Gallery in NYC in 2012.

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Working with fragile materials such as foamcore, paper, paint and glue, she exploits a scrupulous mimicry of objects only to demolish them by devices often associated with their historical significance – tumblr_n1vjk805iw1qa4iv8o5_500

The New Yorker called her work a look into “waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state.” Perhaps of all culture in general?

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http://valeriehegarty.com/

 

#SPOTLIGHT: Chasing the Light by Zaria Forman

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Chasing the Light is an art expedition led by artist Zaria Forman that draws inspiration from breathtaking geography to create equally striking art.

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The project began in August 2012 when Forman sought to fulfill her late mother Rena’s wish to take an Arctic voyage similar to the one American painter William Bradford took in 1869. In fact, it was Forman’s mother, a painter herself, who originally conceived of the artistic journey.zariaformanchangingthelight5 zariaformanchangingthelight7

The artist says, “My hope is that these drawings bring awareness, and invite viewers to share the urgency in a hopeful and meaningful way. Art can facilitate a deeper understanding of any crisis, helping us find meaning and optimism in shifting landscapes.”

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As a continuation of her work addressing climate change, Forman is currently in the Maldives for the month. She explains, “As the lowest-lying country in the world, the Maldives will likely be the first nation submerged by rising seas.”

http://www.zariaforman.com/

ART: Glitch Oil Paintings by Joanne Lee

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While surfing through the vast world of the interwebs, we discovered a fairly new fresh artist by the name of Joanne Lee who takes your typical oil painting portrait and adds special new age touches, ultimately giving her works a uniqueness and electricity that is nothing short of breathtaking!  (By We The Urban.com)tumblr_mq5u5d1rxd1qaxd3co1_1280 tumblr_mrldfmUTgf1qaxd3co1_1280

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