This Week's Must-See Exhibition: John Costi's "Trash Money"

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 25, 2015
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John Costi's debut UK solo show “Trash Money” kicks off on Friday at Light Eye Mind. If you're in London during the coming fortnight you should make it your business to get over there. Costi's degree show piece at Central Saint Martins, a meandering 20-minute performance called “Johnny's Trolley,” really knocked me out. Curious objects were displayed and rearranged. Dark stories were told. It was seductively raw and authentic and one of the most compelling final year presentations I've seen over the past decade.
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Rhys Coren's Chalk + Dried Paint Interim Projects

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 24, 2015
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I saw these works three weeks ago at the annual RA Schools interim show and they've stayed on my mind ever since. They're insanely well done and the surfaces are gorgeous. Artist Rhys Coren uses chalk with dried paint, which forms a powdery residue when sprayed from a certain height.
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Craig Barnes' Amazing "Centre For Remote Possibilities"

Curator: Justin Hammond
date: March 23, 2015
Categories: Art
Tags: architecture
Craig Barnes is a bit of a Renaissance man: artist, curator, record label head honcho and vintage furniture dealer. The first time I met him, in a North London lock-up, he was absorbed in a recipe for growing crystals. But for the past 18 months or so he's devoted just about every waking moment to the restoration of a 1972 Futuro House (a prefabricated flying saucer designed by Finnish architect Matti Suoronnen). Craig bought the dilapidated shell while on holiday in Port Alfred, South Africa, and the cost of shipping the individual parts back to the UK swallowed up his life savings. You've got to admire that level of recklessness.
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The Deeply Beautiful (and a Little Bit Sad) Illustration by Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Curator: Rev. Fredrik Öst IV
date: March 20, 2015
Categories: Art, Illustration
Tags: illustration
Selected Portraits III by Hsiao-Ron Cheng
There are so many illustrators out there with so many different styles. However, Hsiao-Ron Cheng's style is quite unique. It not only incorporates, beauty but also a tone of melancholy as well as romance. Her way of drawing isn't limited to a certain illustration style, but capture something deeper. She's amazing.
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The Consistently Amazing Work by Toilet Paper Magazine's Pierpaolo Ferrari

Curator: Rev. Fredrik Öst IV
date: March 19, 2015
Categories: Art, Book & Magazine Design, Photography
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We have a hard time describing Pierpaolo Ferrari and his work. It's provocative, engaging, daring, dirty, clean, bold, colorful, and mad. From his own website to the infamous Toilet Paper Magazine, it's all genius. Ferrari is a great photographer and artist.
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