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  1. Artist: Megan Herwig

    July 1, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    Megan Herwig is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art, in addition to receiving a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. I recently came upon her work on Buy Some Damn Art. Her magnificent buildings are made from various materials layered on top of screen prints. She uses paper, tape and fabric to build these architectural wonders.

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  2. Artist: Marcela Cárdenas

    March 13, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    In her series Transicionales, artist Marcela Cárdenas explores the relationship between the organic shapes found within the natural kingdoms of fauna and minerals. The glass geode sculptures above are filled with animal fur, while in the image below, fur is trapped between a backing and a piece of glass with a reverse painting. I’m appealed by how my eye is misguided to believe the image as 2-dimensional, but the flat paintings overlaid on the detailed fur creates such texture.  

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  3. Artist: Kennedy James

    February 12, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    Here are a few pieces from a collection by Kennedy James called Serial Bondage. Each chair is tied-up with yarn in the ancient art of Japanese Shibari (rope bondage). There is something delightful and playful about these delicate miniature chairs harnessed with brightly colored ropes. 

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  4. Artist: Justyn Hegreberg

    February 12, 2014 by Erin Fletcher

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    I love art that can exist as just a beautiful object, no need to crowd the frame with tons of conceptual nonsense. The attractiveness of Justyn Hegreberg’s artwork grabs me through the varied textures, bold colors and asymmetric formats. He both thinks and works outside the frame (even though sometime the piece doesn’t quite stretch to all four sides). 

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  5. Artist: Justin Plakas

    December 11, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    A Better Tomorrow has a quiet yet eerie vibe with the use of high contrast black and white fabrics against grainy and blurry imagery. This fantastic collage series is from artist Justin Plakas, whose a multi-media artist living and working in Las Vegas. New Mexico. 

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  6. Artist: Katy Horan

    March 28, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    Katy Horan has a unique relationship with paper, manipulating it to create these beautiful textural pieces of art. Her female characters are quite haunting and remind me of figures from Edward Gorey’s work. The lacework detail on the garments are extraordinarily delicate. 

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  7. Artist: Margery Amdur

    March 21, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    This piece from Margery Amdur is made from cosmetic sponges and pigment, brilliant!!! I would be so tempted to push my hands into this squishy piece. I also love Margery’s resin pieces, similiar to reverse glass painting. The colors are collaged with found imagery creating a jumbled paint-by-numbers feel. 

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  8. Artist: Chad Wys

    February 20, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    Chad Wys has been created pieces for his Readymades series for a few years now; taking found decorative art objects and transforming them into a whole new conversation piece with quirky layers. These pieces are reminiscent of a scene in Tim Burton’s Batman, where the Joker and his henchmen put their own twist on the artwork. 

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  9. Artist: Bryan Olson

    February 14, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    The collage work of Bryan Olson are quite whimsical in a “predictions of the future from the mid-century” sort of way. My husband and I are just oohing and awing over each cosmic landscape, soaking in the retro color palette and stellar imagery. 

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  10. Artist: Sabine Finkenauer

    February 14, 2013 by Erin Fletcher

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    Sabine Finkenauer’s artistic talents spread across several mediums from sculptural work with wrought iron and wood to drawing, painting and collage work. Her art is clean and simple, yet challenges our perceptions of layout and space.

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