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Sirius and Lupin had given Harry a set of excellent books entitled Practical Defensive Magic and its Use Against the Dark Arts, which had superb, moving color illustrations of all the counterjinxes and hexes it described. Harry flicked through the first volume eagerly; he could see it was going to be highly useful in his plans for the D.A.

this comes from my very staunch headcanon that remus broke sirius out of grimmauld place at least once

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INVITATION

Qiu Minye (b. 1978, China) - My God (2013)

Qiu Minye has found a new way of recording time by removing the identity of an image and creating the exquisite shape, life and texture. The object is floating lightly in a soft space like a song. It equals to the existence itself, which makes us sigh for the nature and thus feel the gratitude to the artist for giving us the opportunity to experience the nature.

My God - Qiu Minye Photography Exhibition
Ofoto Gallery - 2F, Building 13, 50 Moganshan Rd. Shanghai - 07.05-08.29.2014
Opening on 25th Oct. 2014 from 4pm
© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Qiu Minye]

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Artist on Tumblr

Guy Catling | on Tumblr (UK)

Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex, United Kingdom. He mainly uses the art of collage to express his creativity, often blending black and white photographs with vibrant pattern or folk prints. The tones and contrast between sharp colors and vintage photographs bring back to life some dark subject matter.

[more Guy Catling | artist found at showslow]

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Curator’s Monday 137

Valerie Hegarty (USA)

Valerie Hegarty’s installations create dream-like transitional spaces and objects that expand and fracture the austerity of an exhibition space while dismantling the constructs of image- and object-making.  Informed by the current turbulent state of our country while also excavating from America’s past, Hegarty’s work often turns the gallery into a dramatic place of change.  Working with fragile materials such as foamcore, paper, paint and glue, she exploits a scrupulous mimicry of objects only to demolish them by devices often associated with their historical significance. On one level the viewer can become overwhelmed with an inquisitive desire to determine what is real and what is constructed and on another, can decide to revel in the make-believe. Hegarty’s ruins suggest a path of destruction and chaos that can be traced from early colonialism to the most recent effects of globalization. Her work portrays a pivotal moment in our narrative – one that is full of pathos yet buoyed by the hope that comes with change. (source: Fountainhead Residency) Our sincere thanks to arpeggia for this Curator’s Monday.

[more Valerie HegartyCurator’s Monday with arpeggia]