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Artists We Love

Freaky Fridays: Flore Kunst

Posted on June 7, 2013 by Caroline

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Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Maria

This past weekend I had the chance to check out the Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery in Dallas, where they were having a reception for Anne Ferrer’s wonderful artwork. Anne Ferrer is a Parisian artist and her work has been exhibited extensively in France as well as New York, Prague, Madrid, Turin, and Bolivia. Her show at Red Arrow is called Blow Up. As you can imagine by the name, her artwork is indeed inflatable. How cool is that!?  These brightly colored inflatable pieces are made from sailcloth fabric and they look like strange sea creatures undulating in the air. If you are in the Dallas area and have a chance to take a peek, then you should would definitely check it out! It’ll be up until June 22 at Red Arrow Contemporary.

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Dissecting Sculptures

Posted on May 25, 2013 by Caroline

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I stumbled across the artwork of Cao Hui and it definitely made me stop and stare for a moment.  I love the idea of dissecting classic sculptures and thinking about what they would look like if their insides were made of flesh and blood. It adds a new element to classic Greek and Roman sculptures that definitely makes them more interesting and more complex.

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The way that these sculptures are cut up makes them look like building blocks, almost like giant toys that you could stack and unstack!

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Weird Wednesdays: Andy Van Schyndle’s Paintings

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Kelsey

A few weeks ago I was able to spend a relaxing Sunday at the Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson, Texas. There were lots of great artists there, but Andy van Schyndle’s work caught my eye for his use of whimsy and color… he even calls his collective work “Wagalabagala”, which I think sums it up nicely. I ended up purchasing a print of one of his pieces, and he was generous enough to take a little time to chat with me a little about the painting that the print was based on. Here is a little eye candy so that you can experience his wonderful work as well…

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Vintage Babes: Bunny Yeager Exhibit

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Maria

Pin-up fans this is your last week to check out Bunny Yeager’s solo exhibit in Dallas, Texas at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery. Yeager, a former pin-up model, originally wanted to learn photography so she could print her own photos to build up her modeling portfolio. She never intended to learn the craft of photography, but in the end became a legendary pin-up photographer! Yeager is well known for her Bettie Page photos that were used for Playboy Magazine in the 1950’s.

May 11 is the last day to check out Bunny Yeager’s solo exhibit. If you haven’t already been it’s a must see and it’s free. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Style-File: Sea Inspired Fashion

Posted on May 3, 2013 by Kelsey

Here at Plasticland we absolutely love all things related to the sea, especially octopuses – but we’re not the only ones who draw inspiration from the sea (i mean really, how can you not?), here are some designers who have also been inspired by the watery world. Some are a bit more literal than the others…

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Alexander McQueen’s oyster dress – perfectly portrays the movement of the sea

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We Love – Weird Wednesday

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Rebecca

To help you get past the middle-of-the-week blues we are introducing a new weekly feature: “We Love – Weird Wednesdays”, where we pay homage to all of the weird and wonderful things that inspire our unique style, and add interest and intrigue to our lives…

This week WE LOVE artist Kate MacDowell – who fuses two of our favorite things – sculpture and porcelain – into macabre manifestations from her weird and wonderful imagination…

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…and, if you happen to be in the New York area this week be sure to check out her current show (which starts tomorrow): SCOPE New York, group exhibit with Patrajdas Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY, Mar 7 – 10, 2013

 

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