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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 Hyper realistic oil paintings by Alyssa Monks

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Alyssa Monks is one of the formost emerging contemporary artists in America today. Her paintings are often presented as faces behind sheets of water, whether it be steamy shower door, or within a pool of tranquility.

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“I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself. I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet – if both can coexist in the same moment.”

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http://www.alyssamonks.com/

SPOTLIGHT: Artist Jacob Aaron Schroeder

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Sweet! Jacob Aaron Schroeder is a visual artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Currently finishing up his BFA in Drawing/Painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, his delightful sugary work is quickly gaining attention in the Tumblr-sphere.

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#Spotlight Visual artist Brock Davis

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Brock Davis is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist and creative director with a knack for creating ground-breaking work.

 

Brilliant conceptualist and player with things of myriad types and scopes, Davis spends his free time taking countless iPhone photos of the things he made happen to other things: and those things are pretty damn sweet.

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http://instagram.com/brockdavis

http://itistheworldthatmadeyousmall.com/