Kirsty Templeton Davidge

 

Everyone always says how much you can tell about a person from their eyes, but I’ve always thought that hands tell an equally interesting story. Painter Kirsty Templeton Davidge‘s latest series focuses on the cropped midsections of her subjects, relying on their hands, backs, and clothing to tell each narrative.

 

 

 

 

 

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Melanie Biehle

 

It’s always a special treat when I have the chance to feature the work of a friend. I’ve known Melanie Biehle for several years, and it’s been incredible to watch the creative journey she’s taken as her painting style has grown and evolved. My favorites at the moment are the seemingly self-contained cityscapes she builds out of nothing.

I use watercolors, gouache, acrylics, oils, and pastels  to translate inspiration from my travels, whether the journey is just down the street or across a wide ocean. I’m inspired by the architecture and energy of cities and the movement and meditative qualities of oceans and lakes. My work is strongly influenced by street art, 60s romantic comedies, mid-century modern textiles, and Southern California surf culture.

I have a tendency to obsessively collect images. This practice inspires my art narratives, abstract paintings, and surface designs. I capture color palettes, patterns, and motifs from the rough texture of seashells, the interesting shapes of a building, glossy fashion editorials, and my personal library of contemporary art and mid-century modern design books.

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Jessica Hess

 

Jessica Hess is a hyperrealistic landscape painter based out of Oakland, California. Her depictions of the urban environment cheer on and validate graffiti by flipping it on its head, using oil paints on canvas and gouache on paper in place of spray paint on walls.

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Jillian Evelyn

 

Jillian Evelyn‘s contorted paintings and murals explore something I (and perhaps you) are well acquainted with – the depths of awkwardness, discomfort, and expectations both external and internal. Her figures are drenched in color, usually latex and acrylic paint on wood, but recently she’s started branching out into larger scale work.

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Fran O’Neill

 

It’s difficult not to flat-out ogle the stuttering, tripping paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill. Not only do I want to hang every single one in my house, I also want to watch as she creates one because I’m betting it’s one fascinating technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Casey Weldon / Catharsis

 

Cats are liquid. Cats rule the world. Cats own the internet. Brooklyn-based artist Casey Weldon took on cat culture and its ever-rising popularity with his Catharsis series of paintings. By falling back on iconography of popular culture his works awaken nostalgia, humor, and the past.

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Print Edition: April 2018

The Sun, the Breeze the Smell of Lemon and Olive Oil by RF Alvarez

 

Temple by Laura Berger

 

Start With Yes by Anthony Burrill

 

Kumquats by Jonathan Lo

 

Hazy Sun 01 by All the Way to Paris & Paper Collective

 

Goodbye Mountain by Matthew Korbel-Bowers

 

Less Cool and More Boring by Will Bryant

 

Formation by A’Driane Nieves

 

FEMALE 05 by Caroline Walls

 

Geometric Poster by Athena Posters

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