Susie MacMurray

 photo anima_zpsa8cde827.jpg  photo eve-sculpture_zpsb0808baa.jpg  photo susie-macmurray-animus-thumb-530x798-33281_zps266e03a3.jpg Susie MacMurray is a British artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and architectural installations. A former classical musician, she retrained as an artist, graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 2001. She lives in Manchester and has an international exhibition profile, showing regularly in the USA and Europe as well as the UK. An engagement with materials and with the body is at the heart of MacMurray’s practice. Her role is one of an alchemist: combining material, form and context in deceptively simple ways to stimulate both physical and cultural associations within those who encounter her work.  photo eve-wall_01a_zps6f82c8ad.jpg  photo eve-sculpture2_zpsd606a07a.jpg

Trace Heavens by James Nizam

 photo 03_ThoughtForm_Cube_zps8bdc1667.jpg  photo 02_ThoughtForm_Dart_zpsd712bbe5.jpg  photo 05_ThoughtForm_Fold_zps8f5a19cb.jpg "Trace Heavens," an exhibition of photographs by Vancouver-based artist James Nizam, is the result of patience and, perhaps, obsession. The large black and white photographs depict the transformation of darkened rooms into uncanny light sculptures that intersect elegant geometry with math-class daydreaming. Bridling sunlight into streamlined rays via perforated and sliced walls, and with the aid of artificial fog to intensify the slants of light, Nizam creates imagery that might bend our perception of photography.  photo 04_ThoughtForm_Fan_zps9d5ed3b7.jpg  photo 01_ThoughtForm_Tetrahedron_zpsd4052042.jpg

Mário Cravo Neto

 photo Mario-Cravo-Neto-Portraits-2_zps63bf8553.jpeg  photo 05_zps2d367903.jpg  photo Mario-Cravo-Neto-Portraits-5_zpsccfbb994.jpeg Mário Cravo Neto (Salvador, April 20, 1947 — Salvador, August 9, 2009) was a Brazilian photographer, sculptor and draughtsman. Mário Cravo, son of the sculptor Mário Cravo Júnior, is considered one of the most important photographers of Brazil. Since his early life, he was in contact with circle of artists and, when an adolescent, he met with Pierre Verger, friend of his father. In 1968, he studied for two years at the Art Students League of New York. After that, he returned to Brazil and first exhibits the sculptures created in New York at the 12th São Paulo Art Biennial.  photo Mario-Cravo-Neto-Portraits-4_zps8730f30d.jpeg  photo 06_zpsd287d9c7.jpg  photo 08_zps0e81c3c9.jpg

Gregory Hodge

 photo 80713115209_zps19b2c593.jpg  photo 80713115301_zps14a6aa2a.jpg  photo 80713115436_zpsaacbc611.jpg Gregory Hodge was born in Sydney in 1982 and currently lives and works in Canberra. He is a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University School of Art. Hodge constructs compositions from an array of collage source material including painted abstract motifs on drafting film, coloured paper and masking tape before rendering these collages in paint. Using complex and systematic technical processes including trompe-l’oeil, cast shadows and manipulating paints' translucent and opaque qualities, the paintings playfully mimic the physical fragility and provisional nature of the source material. This visual trickery within the abstract picture space presents the viewer with complex multiple visual experiences. Surface and materiality become imaginative entry points yielding potential clues as traces of the process are signalled via the shadows and illusion of collage, though not explicitly revealed.  photo 80713114222_zps60a66183.jpg  photo 200713113739_zps8f74f0ba.jpg  photo 200713113357_zps274cf5d1.jpg


 photo 482046_3892320939498_858366355_n_201_original_zpsdcd3f26b.jpg Sharkini is a unique and clever one piece swim suit with side cut out and leatherette "teeth" trim and one chain strap. Click here to buy.  photo sharkbiteback_original_zpsa8984d04.jpeg

John F. Malta

 photo tumblr_mjypb0EgH81qhhrdjo1_r2_500_zps9c073aaa.jpg  photo tumblr_mh3ct0xSpt1qhhrdjo1_500_zpsb46250fe.jpg John F. Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives and works in New York City. John is a recipient of the 2012 Xeric grant and has exhibited his work in Taiwan, Australia, Vancouver, New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, and widely across the Midwest. John has drawn pictures for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Showpaper, Blood is the New Black, Bloomberg View, Lands' End Canvas, Wrap Magazine UK, The Stranger, Thunderkiss Coffee Roaster, Steamy Press UK, Plansponsor Magazine, Dickies Workwear, The Willamette Week, and Surfing Magazine.  photo jmalta_professor_1246_zps88d55865.jpg

Bang by Ai Weiwei

 photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-17_zps350790b8.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-04_zps23dd4ecf.jpg  photo ai-weiwei-german-pavilion-venice-art-biennale-04_zps39f8fbef.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice_zpsd098d18a.jpg Here's Ai Weiwei's Bang installation incorporating 886 antique wooden stools for the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. Link here.  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-01_zpsf3a96afb.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-03_zpsd42773ff.jpg  photo Ai-Weiwei-bang-installation-at-Venice-Art-Biennale-2013-Venice-09_zps5fea9466.jpg

Sarah Maycock

 photo john_1_900_zps91469e7b.jpg  photo woolf_1_900_zps48287ee2.jpg  photo thomas_1_900_zpsc3a5cb73.jpg Work by the talented Sarah Maycock- illustrator, artist, designer based in South East England.  photo selfportraitcopy_900_zpse5c65d00.jpg  photo dylan_1_900_zps0591d6ba.jpg

Jared Tharp

 photo jared-tharp_zpsc1f428ff.jpeg  photo jared_tharp_shark_couple_1024x1024_zpsd754c182.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps424a4092.jpg " My paintings (as of late) are about nostalgia. I was born in 1981 and I have a soft spot for the art, music, and culture to come out of that decade. I love the sound of analogue synthesizers and the look of hand made art. I'm interested in the parallels between nostalgia felt for past experiences and the nostalgia felt for past decades. I'm originally from Stockton, CA. I currently live in Sacramento. " - Jared Tharp  photo sF6C45a_q84qq5QJ-600x446_zps0876b4e6.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zps8888350b.jpg

Cement Paintings by Erik J. Sommer

 photo Independent_zpsdf7180f7.jpg  photo rainsong_zps85a9fb93.jpg  photo TurnTheWind_zpscf48e01c.jpg Erik J. Sommer is a a New York City based contemporary artist specializing in mixed media creations.  photo SilverAMonthAgo_zps187425a1.jpg  photo ASkeletonOfTheChurch_zps53d06c96.jpg