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Stunning Reclaimed Wood Infused with Glass Rivers

Furniture maker Greg Klassen’s River Collection includes a set of stunning intricately and handcrafted tables, which hold an embedded turquoise glass river, which runs through eace piece. The tables also mimic the texture and energy of waves and the shore, which display the flaws within the wood. 

By using discarded pieces of wood, Klassen establishes his work as beautiful and eco-friendly design, which is also functional. 

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In Box” at Giant Robot.

In Box” is a group exhibition currently on display at GR2 in Los Angeles, California of artwork contained in a 12″ x 12″ box and was curated by artist Audrey Kawasaki.  In the show, which was incredibly well curated by Kawasaki, every artist was given a simple wooden box to let their imaginations run wild. The results are stellar.  Artists above: Nomi Chi, Audrey Kawasaki, Tran Nguyen, Edwin Ushiro, Kristina Collantes, Kelsey Beckett and Amy Sol.

Please continue below to see all of the work from “In Box.”

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The Three Dimensional Sculptural Drawings of  Jannick Deslauriers

Utilizing the lightest of materials–crinoline, tulle, lace, and organza, she constructs life-sized sculptures of physically and/or politically weighty objects such as a pair of hand grenades, a sewing machine, a typewriter, a tank. Suspended from above, the objects exert a spectral presence on the space, appearing as literal materializations of creative or destructive human impulses.

The net-like fabrics and contrasting stitching which delineate the objects’ forms are evocative of the drawn line, and Deslauriers does consider her works to be three-dimensional drawings. Txt

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MoMA Presents an Exhibition on Eastern European and Latin American Art
“Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980” will present some 300 artworks in numerous mediums, many on view for the first time.
By Roberta Smith

Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980 opens Saturday.

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The Living History of Jacob Lawrence's 'Migration Series'
I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures o...

“This isn’t just my history or an African American story…. This is American life.” Read Chase Quinn’s powerful essay about One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. The exhibition closes September 7. 

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The Rainbow Paper Flower Garden Taking on Gun Violence: Chinese artist Li Hongbo’s new installation at The SCAD Museum of Art, Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day.

Each aspect of the sculpture is made from gun-shaped packs of paper that have been fanned out into delicate, floral patterns. This juxtaposition is meant to represent the dueling forces of war and peace. Via