Andrew McGranahan

 

San Diego-based artist and designer Andrew McGranahan creates both handcut and digital collages using old magazines that you’re likely familiar with like Life and National Geographic. These scenes are meant to feel familiar yet otherworldly all at the same time, creating a sense of discomfort that leaves you searching every piece for details divulging more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Uta Barth

 

Uta Barth has a wide breadth of work that is ever-evolving with influences of painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Engagement and perception play big roles in her work, exploring the way the human eye might view something versus the camera, and Barth’s latest two projects – In the Light and Shadow of Morandi and Untitled 2017 – press her forward on that journey. In the first she pays homage to Morandi’s love of repetition, light, and form, while in the second Barth’s focus is on attention to detail in photography.

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Benoit

 

Don’t you want to put one of these in your mouth and suck on it like candy? These mixed media installation pieces by Michelle Benoit combine lucite, wood, paint, and mixed media before being assembled, adhered, and recut into their final forms. The bold, saturated colors make my mouth water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nadine Geopfert / Permanent Compression

 

Nadine Geopfert is a Berlin-based textile designer whose work focuses on the materiality and structure of textiles. Her Permanent Compression series of vacuum-packed garments more closely resemble abstract paintings than the pieces of clothing in your own closet. Knowing what each fabric feels like from memory and not being able to reach out and touch them makes for a strange visceral feeling indeed.

 

 

 

 

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Jocelyn Allen / Neblina

 

Jocelyn Allen‘s work is full of self-portraiture, but in 2015 she realized how much anxiety presented in her work as well as her life as a whole. She began pushing herself out of her comfort zone, heading outdoors into the unpredictable rather than staying in her studio. In Neblina Allen faced her fears and jotted down notes while doing so, which lead to the names of each piece. Lastly she doodled colorful patterns on each one as a means of relaxation, as well as a way to channel all of her anxieties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hargreaves + Levin / Food Scans

 

I’m beyond ready for my local farmers market to open, and Hargreaves + Levin‘s Food Scans series is making me even hungrier for all that fresh picked produce. All twelve pieces are arranged in order of month, showcasing the beauty of each’s seasonal harvest by placing fruits and vegetables on a scanner in symmetrical designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amy Genser

 

I’ve yet to go snorkeling in my life, but I imagine it must be a little like viewing Amy Genser‘s mixed media art. She uses paper as pigment to construct each piece – layering, cutting, rolling, and combining it with materials like paint and masonite – to create natural forms that begin to emerge as each creation takes shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa Marsh

 

Vanessa Marsh‘s art explores the “intersections of manmade, natural, and cosmological power through a mixed media process based in photography”. Something I always take notice of during sunsets are the way objects on the horizon are reduced to shadows, and Marsh’s work captures something similar in a lovely, romanticized way.

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: April 2017

Arranged Shapes by Christopher Bettig

 

Botanica #3 Tropical Fern by OAK Gallery

 

Figure C by Kyle Steed

 

Greyscale Kitties by Stay Home Club

 

Hey Ho by Above & Beyond

 

Leaf Lines by Silke Bonde

 

It’s Going to Be O.K. by Ladyfingers Letterpress

 

Woman Collage by Ricardo Garcia

 

We Rise by Kaela Rawson

 

X-Files Desert Screen Print by Genuine Human

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Crystal Liu

 

The most beautiful, otherworldly landscapes abound in Crystal Liu‘s art. Gouache, watercolor, ink, and collage all come together in an unexpected way to create marbled pools, golden sunsets, and pastel skies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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