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Camilla d’Errico, “Beauty in the Breakdown,” at Thinkspace Gallery.

This month (March 2015) at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California is the two person show “Beauty in the Breakdown” which features work from Camilla d’Errico (Above) and Sarah Joncas.  The two Canadian artists explore emotion and beauty throughout their work, through gorgeous and mysterious characters to bursts of colorful plumage.  Camilla was born in Ottawa, Canada and was very influenced by Saturday morning cartoons and Manga as a child.

Continue below to see more of the stunning and gorgeous work for the show by Camilla:

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Sally Storch

Sally Storch comes from an artistic family with roots in the Paris school of the early Twentieth Century. Her great aunt Bertha Rihani lived and painted in Paris during the 1920’s and kept the company of Henri Matisse and in particular Kees Van Dongen. Another aunt, painter Stephanie Stockton, attended The Art Students League in New York and apprenticed with John Steuart Curry in the 1930’s. Storch spent a great deal of time with both aunts, and both of these women painters were particularly influential to her as a young girl.

American Art in the early twentieth century was, to a great extent, about Regionalism and naturalistic presentation of American life with artists like Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton. Storch cites these artists as great inspirations. She combines this style with that of the early Ash Can and Regionalist schools of New York to create passionate contemporary paintings that incite feelings of timelessness and romance.

The driving force in Sally Storch’s paintings is her ability as a storyteller. Her work offers a pure vision of ordinary people unsentimentally portrayed. Her paintings are made up of intricate scenarios, each person living their own tale. She allows them to go about their private lives, while we as viewers, unravel the narrative.

Sally Storch received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California. She currently lives and works in Pasadena.

Stephanie Retsek
Art Historian

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Street art by Rone

Rone’s work swiftly become an unmistakable part of the Melburnian cityscape, his images suffusing the landscape at an almost unimaginable rate. Using their “calming beauty”, their innate contrast to the walls that they grace, they thus fuse its dirt with decorativeness to form an ephemeral elegance, a transient beauty amidst the chaos of the street.

Dear Taylor,

My friend Jocelyn was watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and she said Holly Golightly reminded her of you, her favorite artist of all time. She’s a bit of an artist herself so she made you a “Breakfast at Taylor’s” poster! 

Here’s the original from 1961. 

We love you, Taylor!

She’s seeing you in concert in St. Paul on Sunday, September 13th, and she disguised her seat number in the painting so you’d know she will be cheering you on!! <3

taylorswift
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Oliver Jeffers’ Dipped Paintings

Man, I love these. Oliver just posted a new one his Instagram

Hyperallergic has a post about Oliver’s process:

The portraits in Oliver Jeffers’s Dipped Paintings series exist as wholes only in the memories of those who’ve witnessed their submersion. Last night, after gathering at a rendezvous point and walking to an undisclosed location, small groups descended into a Manhattan basement and watched as Jeffers lowered portraits into vats filled with vibrant, opaque paint.

As Jeffers explained, the paintings hadn’t been seen outside of his studio, and had never been photographed. (We’d been asked to place our phones in a briefcase at the entrance to assure it stayed that way.) As my group was the last of the night, the other Dipped Paintings were hanging already with their vivid masks of enamel color, foreshadowing the fate of the portrait before us. Showing a woman with red hair cradling a telephone in one hand, the receiver pressed to her ear — the surprised subject also happened to be part of our group — it was slowly, surely drowned up to her eyes in a rich turquoise.

Would love to own one of these. I would hang it next to a Wayne White drip word painting.

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"In the paintings where it’s there—the tenderness—I work for it. I’m not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding fucking heart in there, I would." —Susan Rothenberg

In an episode from the ART21 Exclusive series filmed at her home and studio in New Mexico, artist Susan Rothenberg explains how she transforms personal experiences and feelings into works that can become an “emotional moment” for the viewer.

WATCH: Susan Rothenberg: Emotions

IMAGES: Susan Rothenberg in her studio, New Mexico, 2004. Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Memory. © ART21, Inc. 2005.