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“Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”

A major Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza is the subject of the eponymous title penned by Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino and released by Red Publishing. The Portuguese-language book contains a first-person narrative, told through interview, and delves into Siza’s views on project ethics and historical centers as well as life in Porto and his personal relationships in the art world. Illustrated with photographic portraits and 53 pencil and ink sketches ...

Domestic Furniture Exhibit by Roy McMakin

Just this year, artist Roy McMakin developed a curated collection of furniture for Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, Texas. Designed by McMakin himself and crafted in his Seattle-based workshop, Big Leaf Manufacturing, the limited edition pieces include a caudal stool, a slatback chair, and a sofa, among many more everyday American classics. Drawing from a range of inspirations, from an Edward Hopper painting to the set of a porn flick, ...

More Than The Rainbow

Taxi driver-turned-photographer Matt Weber is the inspiration for Dan Wechsler’s film “More Than The Rainbow.” Both an informative documentary and a meditation on art and photography, the film follows Weber’s career – he began taking photographs in 1978 – and chronicles the diverse sources from which the artist draws inspiration. A longtime New Yorker, Weber searches for genuine moments among the cheering, frenetic and tireless crowds that swarm the streets. ...

Found Object Mosaic Mandalas

The Mosaic Mandala Series: Native Utah Elements is a collection of found object designs by Matt W. Moore. A divergent move from the artist’s usual urban artwork, the new series collects natural totems from Powder Mountain and the surrounding valleys in Eden, Utah. Moore then placed the pieces in geometric arrangements, a process he describes as being “like playing caveman Tetris.” Inspired by and created at the artist residency SUMMIT, ...

Boom City Photographs Look Inside Fireworks

Photographer Andrew Waits’ Boom City photo series examines fireworks, smoke balls, and pop it rocks that have been cut open so viewers can see the powder and string. Set against a black background, the color and texture of each explosive stands out just as much as a firework in the night.

“Kamil Leaving” Photo Series

Returning to his homeland after an eight-year stay in England, Kamil flew to Poland, borrowed a camper, and ventured back to the UK to collect his belongings and go. Polish photographer Przemek Skrzypek was his driver. Skyrzpek’s new photo series, Kamil Leaving, documents Kamil’s particular story as an art restorer on the move and captures the day-to-day transformation inherent in traveling. The pictures show Kamil doing ordinary things against an ...

“Always Shameless” Art Exhibit by Eugenio Merino

Always Shameless presents new work by Spanish artist Eugenio Merino. The name of the show riffs on the 1993 Coca Cola slogan “Always,” and the sculptures objectify infamous politicians from around the world. The central pieces stuff the heads or bodies of characters such as Francisco Franco, George Bush, and Vladimir Putin inside of Coca Cola coolers. Evocative of pop culture and of funeral imagery, the sculptures suggest that corporate ...

Sculptural Desk Reaches for the Sky

Magnus Celestii is a natural wooden desk that spirals up to the ceiling. Designed by Joseph Walsh Studio in Ireland, the sculpture and workspace uplifts the user’s spirits and inspires new heights of creativity. Specially made for the Artist House in Roche Court, the piece was crafted from olive ash and finished with white oil. The impressive design draws from forms and functions seen in Walsh’s earlier work.

Looking Closely at Marie-Paule Nègre’s Photography

Born in 1950, Marie-Paule Nègre is a French photographer with global sensibility. Her work, most recently showcased in the French-language retrospective MPN: Marie-Paule Nègre Photographies, explores a world of different issues and visual questions. Published by Terre Bleue Editions, the 268-page book collects Nègre’s artwork in eleven thematic chapters, ranging from “Solar” experiments to images of “Women in Resistance.” The collection includes both color and black and white shots documenting ...

Decorative Wooden Vases Made from Pencils

Amalgamated is collection of vases made from Faber-Castell pencils. Glued and lathed by Studio Markunpoika in the Netherlands, the wooden designs are beautifully striped and dappled with graphite and pigment. Available in a limited edition run, the decor comes in three shapes and two sizes, exclusively available from Gallery FUMI. Check out the vase-crafting process on Vimeo. Via Artnau