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inspired suggestions of artists worth a look, exhibitions, happenings, and events not to be missed.
Paula Hayes, “Crash Site,” 2013. 
Electronic curiosities and transistors, crystals, gems, pulverized CD, pulverized metallic dust, ceramic dust, recycled mirror, glass microspheres, earth pigments in a silicone matrix within a hand blown glass sphere. #bestmixedmediaever (at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla)
Paula Hayes is a visual artist and landscape designer who is known for her biomorphic terrariums and other living artworks that function as sculptures in gallery environments. Each terrarium features a hand blown glass vessel—organic and bulbous in shape—filled with a variety of plant life and crystals, all of which are unique. Hayes aims to connect people to the environment, and, indeed, the work requires sustained care from the owner in order to stay alive. While Hayes is best known for her green terrariums, Crash Site 2 is part of a new body of work that expands Hayes’s pool of materials to include a surprising array, from crystals to pulverized CDs, ceramic dust to transistors, and glass microspheres to earth pigments—sparking a new facet of her practice. Hayes has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Lever House, New York, and been featured in group shows across the United States and throughout Europe.

Paula Hayes, “Crash Site,” 2013.

Electronic curiosities and transistors, crystals, gems, pulverized CD, pulverized metallic dust, ceramic dust, recycled mirror, glass microspheres, earth pigments in a silicone matrix within a hand blown glass sphere. #bestmixedmediaever (at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla)

Paula Hayes is a visual artist and landscape designer who is known for her biomorphic terrariums and other living artworks that function as sculptures in gallery environments. Each terrarium features a hand blown glass vessel—organic and bulbous in shape—filled with a variety of plant life and crystals, all of which are unique. Hayes aims to connect people to the environment, and, indeed, the work requires sustained care from the owner in order to stay alive. While Hayes is best known for her green terrariums, Crash Site 2 is part of a new body of work that expands Hayes’s pool of materials to include a surprising array, from crystals to pulverized CDs, ceramic dust to transistors, and glass microspheres to earth pigments—sparking a new facet of her practice. Hayes has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Lever House, New York, and been featured in group shows across the United States and throughout Europe.

Kelsey Brookes, “Attentive Awareness, #6,” 2014. Acrylic on board. 
Up for live bids at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Art Auction 2014 - April 30, 2014, 6:30pm. More info here. 
Brookes draws on his background as a biochemist to create detailed compositions featuring radiating lines of color that reference molecular structures. These works conjure the human visual landscape as affected by psychedelic drugs and the visual patterns that hallucinogenic experiences trigger in the brain. Brookes’s merging of science and art allows for a generative collaboration that probes human consciousness. 

Kelsey Brookes, “Attentive Awareness, #6,” 2014. Acrylic on board. 

Up for live bids at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Art Auction 2014 - April 30, 2014, 6:30pm. More info here. 

Brookes draws on his background as a biochemist to create detailed compositions featuring radiating lines of color that reference molecular structures. These works conjure the human visual landscape as affected by psychedelic drugs and the visual patterns that hallucinogenic experiences trigger in the brain. Brookes’s merging of science and art allows for a generative collaboration that probes human consciousness. 

Left: Reliquary arm of St. Valentine 14th century Swiss 
Right: 2 Chainz
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Left: Reliquary arm of St. Valentine 14th century Swiss 

Right: 2 Chainz

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Scintillating Schulnik

Allison Schulnik's creative mastery takes many forms: painting; things, as she calls them - her otherworldly but playful creatures coming to life in impastoed ceramic forms; and films, which she calls a “Celebration of the moving painting,” such as Forest, 2008, her stop-motion claymation film used for the Grizzly Bear music video “Ready, Able.” Take a minute to watch and fall in love with her claymated creatures, then GO SEE her exhibition Matrix 168 and premiere of her newest film, Eager, at The Wadsworth Atheneum. 

A sucker for any artist’s ephemera, especially notebooks, postcards and momentos of the sort, I can’t wait to get my hands on “Converging Lines,” the new book on the back and forth notes, sketches, and intimate look at friends Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt published by Yale Books.
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A sucker for any artist’s ephemera, especially notebooks, postcards and momentos of the sort, I can’t wait to get my hands on “Converging Lines,” the new book on the back and forth notes, sketches, and intimate look at friends Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt published by Yale Books.

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Armory favorite: #andrewbrischler at #gavlak.  (at The Armory Show)

Armory favorite: #andrewbrischler at #gavlak. (at The Armory Show)

Kate McDowell’s beautiful porcelain work “Daphne” featured in “Body & Soul,” at #MADMuseum which closes this Sunday 3/2. This piece takes #Bernini’s #apolloanddaphne one step further as the nymph falls prey to a different kind of rape, urging viewers to consider what is lost with environmental degradation, as sensory delights of texture and form are cut away. (at Museum of Arts & Design (MAD))

Kate McDowell’s beautiful porcelain work “Daphne” featured in “Body & Soul,” at #MADMuseum which closes this Sunday 3/2. This piece takes #Bernini’s #apolloanddaphne one step further as the nymph falls prey to a different kind of rape, urging viewers to consider what is lost with environmental degradation, as sensory delights of texture and form are cut away. (at Museum of Arts & Design (MAD))

"Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction." - #FrancisPicabia #dadaism

"Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction." - #FrancisPicabia #dadaism

#forrestmyers #thewall 1973

#forrestmyers #thewall 1973

#simonevans

#simonevans