Perceiving the 2D with Artist Erin O'Keefe

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 19, 2014
Categories: Art, Photography
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Erin O’Keefe’s background as an architect has certainly informed her smart and graphic series "The Flatness." O’Keefe explores the perceptual flattening of the still-life environments she creates out of painted plywood boards, prints of Photoshop gradient patterns, and photographs. As she photographs each still-life, a veil of distortion is created through the camera’s translation of a 3D form into a 2D image.

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Tim Stoelting's Aluminum Bricks Toe the Line Between Fine Art and Design

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 18, 2014
Categories: Art
Tags: materials

Have you ever looked at a brick? I mean really looked at one? Not only has multidisciplinary artist Tim Stoelting really looked, but he's motivated to deconstruct and rethink the very materials used for construction. I'm particularly smitten with his take on the ceramic brick, replacing clay with slick and nervy material aluminum.

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Accessory designer KOFTA Presents "Inertia"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 17, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: Fashion, Photography
Accessory designer Konstantin Kofta created his own label, KOFTA, featuring a brand new line called "Inertia." Inspired by patterns of organic energy, Kofta’s creations revolve around the ever-present yet unseen shapes that make up our microcosmic world.

This collection of women’s accessories oozes sculptural appeal while exploring a spectrum of hard and soft geometric bodies. The look-book imagery hits that sweet spot where kitsch meets modern, carrying with it some striking and unapologetic allusions to the science fiction arena.
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Alfredo Barsuglia's Mojave Desert "Social Pool"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 16, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Art, Experience Design
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Viennese artist Alfredo Barsuglia has created an alluring source of refuge in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Acting as both a minimal sculpture and functional pool, Barsuglia's "Social Pool" is open to anyone–that is, anyone who can find it. The crisp, modern structure has a sliding cover that prevents the water from evaporating, while simultaneously operating as an additional resting area.

The only key to the pool is held by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. They also possess the GPS coordinates needed to locate the pool. Enticing, right?

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RO/LU Presents "Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 15, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: art, furniture

It's easy to feel over-stimulated by the sheer amount of work that sprinkles the Floridian coast during Design Miami, but one presentation in particular stood out for both its structural simplicity and conceptual complexity. Of all the work that passed through my web feed, I kept returning to an installation featured at Patrick Parrish Gallery titled “Surfaces on Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain,” a project conceived by RO/LU, a design firm out of St. Paul, Minneapolis. The group paired their sculptural furniture with matching clothing by Various Projects' collaboration with Print All Over Me.

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