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Sunday Bouquet: Going Dutch

Botanical Still Life Photos By John Ross Of PatchNYC

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

John Ross, Still Life with Dahlia & Lemons 
Calendar hanging in my kitchen featuring
Patch NYC designer John Ross’s
gorgeous botanical still life.

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ARTmonday: Art + Cocktails Truro (Photography)

As I’ve mentioned, this summer we hosted a pop up art gallery in our home on Cape Cod. (You can see photos on IG #artandcocktailstruro ) We hung 96 artworks, a good portion of them photography. (I posted the paintings and mixed media pieces back in August here.)

I was really pleased that many of the pieces that sold were photos. And not only that, they were unique, personal pieces, even a couple I have in my own collection. Thanks to the photographers who lent work, and to the friends that purchased them.

If you’re interested there are still plenty to choose from; just email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.

Girl On A Bed By Massachusetts Photographer Anastasia Cazabon

Anastasia Cazabon, Legs on Bed, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Head In Sink

Anastasia Cazabon, Sink, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Hiding In the Bushes

Anastasia Cazabon, Bushes, 2007
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
$150

Boston Photographer Anastasia Cazabon Diary, Love and Rivalry

Anastasia Cazabon, Diary, Love and Rivalry, 2008
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
$100

Female Figure in the Landscape Photo By Cory Munro Shea MassArt Auction

Cory Munro Shea, Graduation
20″ x 16″
$750

Boston Photographer Cory Munro Shea Female Figure Walden Harvard

Cory Munro Shea, Harvard
10″ x 8″
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Elle Moss Masked Girl Photo

Elle Moss, Tempest
Photo printed with archival ink on fine art paper  •  12″ x 12″
$150

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas Pink Wall

Grace Hopkins, Nassau06, 2014
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  12″ x 12″
$400

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas Geo Painted Wall

Grace Hopkins, CA01, 2006
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  16″ x 16″
$600

Grace Hopkins Photo On Canvas LA Lights

Grace Hopkins, LA45, 2014
Digital photograph mounted on wood  •  16″ x 16″
$600

Linda Pagani's Ethereal Landscape Photo At Webster & Co

Linda PaganiSometimes No. 1, 2012
Archival inkjet print  •  24″ x 30″
Artist’s proof 1  •  $3,400

Landscape Photograph By Linda Pagani

Linda PaganiSometimes No. 2, 2012
Archival inkjet print  •  24″ x 30″
Edition 1/7  •  $2,500

Robert Knight Stephen Boston Bed Photo

Robert Knight, Stephen, Boston, MA
Photograph  •  24″ x 30″
$2,100

Boston Photographer Sarah Winchester Paris Graffiti

Sarah Winchester, Paris Graffiti
Digital photographic print  •  23″ x 37″
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Boston Photographer Shelley Zatsky Historic Interior

Shelley Zatsky
United States Marine Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, Caution Bathroom,
Nominated 2003, Saved, 2005
Photograph  •  14″ x 14″
$550

Boston Photographer Shelley Zatsky Historic Interior

Shelley Zatsky
United States Marine Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, Doctors Quarters
Nominated 2003, Saved, 2005
Photograph  •  14″ x 14″
$550

Boston Photographer Stephen Sheffield Flight Plan

Stephen Sheffield, Flight Plan
Photograph  •  20″ x 16″
$1,100

Boston Photographer Stephen Sheffield Businessman In Miniature

Stephen Sheffield, Businessman in Miniature
Photograph  •  16″ x 20″
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Austin Texas Photographer Suzanne Koett This Too Shall Pass

Suzanne Koett, This Too Shall Pass
Photograph printed on archival paper •  20″ x 30″
$450

Boston Photographer Tess Atkinson Cherry Blossoms

Tess Atkinson
Study 2, Cherry Blossom, Charles River Esplanade Boston, 2016
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth print, Edition 1/20
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Boston Photographer Tess Atkinson Cherry Blossoms

Tess Atkinson
Study 1, Cherry Blossom, Charles River Esplanade Boston, 2016
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth print, Edition 1/20
$900

Portland Maine Photographer Winky Lewis Girl And Bird

Winky Lewis
Photograph  •  $300

Portland Maine Photographer Winky Lewis Stop Sign

Winky Lewis
Photograph  •  $300

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ARTmonday: Stefanie Klavens How We Live

Like many of the artists whose work I feature and own, I discovered photographer Stefanie Klavens at the School of Museum of Fine Arts sale in Boston. One year I was eyeing the photo of the two double beds (second photo below). It looks to me like a dreary motel room, though it’s titled Guest Room. I was attracted to the colors and the color fields, along with the general downtrodden, or at least severely outdated, decor. My husband very much didn’t want me to buy it. I didn’t.

That’s ok, because the following year I purchased the gold-hued living room photo of Klavens called Henry’s Paintings. I didn’t make the connection between them then, though now looking at them, it’s obvious these two interior photographs were taken by the same photographer. It’s hanging in a grouping of four photographs in our family room over our sofa, in a sort of compositional echo.

My favorite work of this mostly interior photography series that Klavens calls “How We Live,” is the first image here. To me, the pink and green living room interior really stands up. Swap out the art and preferably the shag rug (though a hip inhabitant could make it work) and you’re all set. Anna’s Parlor could work too, with its Jonathan Adler vibe.

Klavens describes the series as “the small-scale drama of everyday life.” She dubs them “portraits of people through the places they inhabit,” depicting “life captured as still life.” Klavens is inspired by “banal” and “mundane” scenes that hide clues about how people live. She says, “The images are empty and uninhabited, yet one senses a human presence just out of reach.”
In addition to this interior photography and similar exteriors of swimming pools, hotels, and the like, Klavins has photographed a series called “Theaters and Drive-Ins.”
Stefanie Klavens studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she received a BFA and was awarded a Traveling Fellowship. Klavens has an upcoming exhibition this summer at the 555 Gallery in South Boston.

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Pink & Green Living Room

Formal Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Motel Room

Guest Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Wood Paneled Parlour

Anna’s Parlor

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Gold Living Room

Henry’s Paintings

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Seventies Kitchenette

Kitchenette

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photographs Animal Print Bed

Blue Room

Stefanie Klavens Interior Photograph Pink Tiled Bathroom

Pink Tiles

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ARTmonday: Artwork for TroyBoston Model Apt #1409

I love when I have the opportunity in my work to showcase local Boston artists and makers. For the last couple of months I’ve been working on a interior decor scheme for a model apartment at Troy Boston, a brand new, upscale, “green” rental building in SoWa. It’s a little outside my usual scope of projects and it’s been fun. You may have seen the initial post I did about it, when I was determining the color scheme for the apartment—Impressions: Creating a Color Palette of Charcoal + Dusty Rose. The final palette is indeed based on this post, with plenty of textural elements, including velvet, sheepskin, cork, plywood, and copper.

The best part has been curating the artwork. The art collection is the distinctive feature of the overall design and I hope people will view it as an exhibition rather than mere decoration. The pieces, which include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media pieces, are all done by New England-based female artists. Some of these Boston artists are  talented friends (Lee Essex Doyle, Tess Atkinson, Grace Hopkins),  others are young artists whose pieces I’ve purchased over the years at the SMFA Art Sale (Laura Beth Reese, Eugenie Lewalski Berg), others are artists I’ve become familiar with through blogging (Cig Harvey, Alicia Savage, Anastasia Cazabon, Anna Kasabian, Rachel Cossar, Winky Lewis, Jenny Prinn), and others are Boston artists who are new to me  (Heather McGrath, Linda Cordner).

I knew from the start that I wanted to include a statement artwork of a partially obscured woman; a moody fashion-y photograph of an elusive woman. I was able to get a few, though no oversize pieces due to the prohibitive cost of printing. Nevertheless I think the collection will hold together well. At the end of this post, you can see my current hanging scheme for the main wall, and for over the bed. I also plan to print a few of my own Instagram photos to pin or (washi) tape up.

Here I present to you the Troy Boston Model Apt #1409 art collection featuring over a dozen Boston area artists.  I hope you love it and will learn more about these talented women, all of whom have generously lent me their artwork.

alicia-savage-field

Alicia Savage
 self-portrait  •  Panopticon Gallery
Fort Point, Boston, MA

laura-beth-reese-snowy-nude

Laura Beth Reese  •  self-portrait from Nude series
Boston, MA

dig-harvey-the-goldfinch

Cig Harvey, MidCoast Maine
The Goldfinch  •  Robert Klein Gallery

anastasia-cazabon-bed

Anastasia Cazabon  •  From the Secret World series
Boston, MA

grace-hopkins-ca01

Grace Hopkins  •  CA01
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

grace-hopkins-nassau06

Grace Hopkins  •  Nassau06
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

grace-hopkins-lights-la45

Grace Hopkins  •  LA45
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

rachel-cossar-tights

Rachel Cossar  •  Tights
Instagram photograph backstage
Ballerina, Boston Ballet  •  Boston, MA

lee-essex-doyle-lantern

Lee Essex Doyle, Boston, MA
Prada I Orange  •  Childs Gallery  •   Watercolor and ink

winky-lewis-swimsuit

Winky Lewis, Portland, ME
Black and white photo of the artist’s daughter

eugenie-lewalsk-berg-six-couples

Eugenie Lewalski Berg  •   Six Couples
Cast concrete relief with graphite and oil pastel
Boston, MA

linda-cordner-bayside-sky

Linda Cordner  •  Bayside Sky  •  encaustic
Linda Cordner created this large encaustic for the apartment after seeing my color palette inspiration post.
SoWa, Boston, MA

tess-atkinson-vista-series

Tess Atkinson  •  Vista Series
Color photograph face-mounted on plexiglass
Boston, MA

iceland-heather-mcgrath

Heather McGrath  •  Sunset in Iceland
Color photograph printed on sheet metal
SoWa, Boston, MA

anna-kasabian-tide-pool

Anna Kasabian, North Shore, MA
Tide Pool III   •  stoneware
This many not be the exact piece that will hang. Anna Kasabian is lending me three pieces, which I will see when she drops them off next week.

jenny prinn

Jenny Prinn, Maine
Little Footsteps I  •  Oil on canvas
This is not the exact canvas I’ll be hanging. Jenny Prinn has graciously offered to paint an original work for the project.

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Main art wall
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Art over the bed
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ARTmonday: Asia Kepke’s Self Portraits With Mannequin

Boston-based photographer Asia Kepke is a former model with a great sense of humor. Her series “Bridget and I” are self portraits starring a mannequin (Bridget, I presume) in all sorts of environments, indoors and out. She shot them over the course of ten years with a 4×5 camera (with the exception of the water images).

I discovered Asia Kepke’s self portraits at the SMFA Sale 2013, when I had one of her mannequin photographs in my hand, but ultimately didn’t buy it. (I now wish I had.) She also has a series of humans wearing horse and squirrel masks, but I will feature those another time. For now, let’s enjoy her journey with Bridget.

asia-kepka-bridget-and-i-beach

asia-krepke-at-the-vanity

asia-kepka-at-the-table

asia-kepka-big-sky

asia-kepka-bridget-and-i-in-the-grass

asia-kepka-bridget-and-i-crumbling-bathroom

asia-kepka-bridget-and-i-hospital-bed

asia-kepka--on-the-bed

asia-kepka-green-door

asia-kepka-on-a-footbridge

asia-kepka-in-the-pool

asia-kepka-in-the-garden

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