Friday, April 11, 2014

ali silverstein

Ali Silverstein's work is so interesting. The Santa Fe–based artist combines collage and painting—what she calls "layers"—in exquisite compositions. They're bold and delicate at the same time. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

gretel home art

These prints by Miami painter Jenny Brillhart (available at Gretel Home) are making me happy today: I like the offset geometry, the candy colors, even the plain white wooden frames they come in. They'd be fantastic in a group, but at 11 x 14, each one makes enough of a statement to stand out on its own.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

field trip: garry winogrand at nga

The other day I had a meeting downtown and found myself with some unexpected free time (and a paid parking space). So I walked a few blocks to the National Gallery, where the West Building is now hosting a Garry Winogrand show. His street photography (a term he hated) is definitely worth a visit, even if it's just online.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

kelly lynn jones

I just love these photographs. Kelly Lynn Jones mostly shoots landscapes and still life. She calls one series "California Collection," and her images, super sunny but washed out, definitely capture something of what I love about that state: dreamy and beautiful, but just a little off. Little Paper Planes sells both prints and posters at great prices. Look at them and listen to this song, and you'll get what I'm talking about. (Incidentally, Jones founded and runs Little Paper Planes—an excellent online shop that's now a sort of community for the artists it represents, as well as a physical space in San Francisco.)

Monday, April 7, 2014

me elsewhere: fortique blog

I'm now officially a "Fortiste." Fortique, the Etsy-like listing site for creative services, posted a little Q&A with me on its blog. Click on over for a little day-in-the-life conversation. 

ayelet iontef

I first noticed Ayelet Iontef's work on Artfully Walls. Her abstract floral-inspired prints (and her color choice) are right in my wheelhouse. A little online scouting brought me to her Etsy shop, Alloverprint, where the Israeli artists sells scarves and small paper goods, all in my favorite color. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

affordable art fair

Ron Piller,  Molly and Polly 3

I wish I'd known sooner about the Affordable Art Fair. Its mission: "an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000." It's too late for me to go up to New York this week, but I'm putting it on the calendar for next year. Here are a few of the pieces I'd definitely seek out in person.

Jacky Tsai, Stained Glass Skull
Signe & Genna Grushovenko, Bike Girl Madras
Esther Rosa, Bubbles 1
Amy Greenan, Pleasure Craft