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ARTmonday: Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira’s Provincetown Landscapes

Brent Refsland of Provincetown boutique/gallery Room 68 invited Brooklyn-based artist and Mass Art graduate, Kristin Texeira to Provincetown for this April.

Texeira spent ten days in Provincetown, exploring the outermost Cape, meeting, eating, and drinking with locals, spotting whales, and seeing the sights. She also created a new series of work—Provincetown landscapes and cityscapes, using oil on paper.

These new Kristin Texeira Provincetown landscapes are quite appealing—very flat but glossy and tactile. I love the whimsical titles that reference landmarks and common occurrences there.

I couldn’t resist buying a couple and of course wanted to share my photos. Here are many of Texeira’s Provincetown landscapes at Room 68.

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

the boat magician
secret back roads
three hundred lbs through the skylight
on a beach behind the dumplings

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

tree breeze
138 on a slight hill

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

crooked trees that line the road to race point
Princepessa

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

whale wish
a story about a squirrel

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

boardwalk coyote at sunset
the squealing pig three days in a row

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

by the parking lot where buoys are dressed for christmas
sade in the tapedeck – movin’ in slow motion 
tinted window

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

herring cove beach at sunrise
west
the moors at sundown

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

secret back roads
tinted window
on a beach behind the dumplings

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

an extra buck from Lenny for the jukebox
on a beach behind the dumplings
 these are the two i purchased  

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

Brooklyn Artist Kristin Texeira's Provincetown Landscape Paintings At Room 68

Photos by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

 

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ARTmonday: Ky Anderson’s Contemporary Artwork

Ky Anderson is a Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based abstract artist represented by one of my favorite galleries, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. The gallery has outposts in New York City and Bridgehampton, and while I’ve never actually been to either, I often peruse the website and am a huge fan of many of the artists it represents, including Sydney Licht, whose pale pastel abstract still lifes are endlessly appealing.

Anderson, who was born in Kansas City and graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995, creates abstract paintings in acrylic and ink on paper (both found paper and new), and more recently, in oil on canvas. The colors are soft and the shapes simple and bold, often scaffolded with inky lines.

Anderson founded DUSK, through which she works with artists from all over to develop handmade editions and curate original series. She has a small printmaking shop in Greenpoint and welcomes nearby artists to use the press. She’s curating a DUSK show for this summer.

In addition, Anderson features her own art collection in a tumblr on her site. According to an interview she did with Got a Girl Crush, she started her art collection blog in order to “document and appreciate the artwork I live with and to encourage art collecting.” (I think I should document my personal art collection in a separate tab here on StyleCarrot. Yes?)

Anderson adds, “Not all art is expensive and I like to tell stories about how the work came into my hands to show that you don’t have to have a lot of money to grow a collection.” Absolutely. In fact, Jen Bekman offers five prints f Ky Anderson’s abstract paintings on 20×200, starting at $24.

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite abstract paintings by Ky Anderson. Those colors… Girl crush indeed.

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ky-anderson-giant-paper ky-anderson-canvas-2

ky-anderson-oil-on-canvas ky-anderson-canvas-1

ky-anderson-hidden-2010

ky-anderson-small-curtain-2011

ky-anderson-mirror-2011

ky-anderson-centered-double

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ky-anderson-2012

ky-anderson-cloud-weight-#2

ky-anderson-full-arch

ky-anderson-invisible-lines

ky-anderson-it-wont-fall-2012

ky-anderson-no-movement

ky-anderson-protected

ky-anderson-sharp-hourglass

ky-anderson-small-works-1

ky-anderson-warm-underneath-2012

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Ky Anderson’s studio in the Pencil Factory Building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Ky Anderson

 

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ARTmonday: Meg Lipke’s Colorful Abstracts

I’m not sure where I discovered artist Meg Lipke, probably Pinterest. Wherever it was, her paintings interested me enough to click through and download a bunch, saved for a rainy day. My son informs me that today will be the only nice day of the week in Boston, but I’m hoping the bright colors and vibrant brushstrokes keep me going for the next few days.

Meg Lipke  was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Burlington, Vermont and Cheshire, England. She went to the University of Vermont for undergrad and earned her MFA at  Cornell. She currently lives and works in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

On her website, she divides her pieces into a few groups, including Paper Tapestries, Small Weavings, Works on Paper, and Batik Paintings. Here is a sampling of the Meg Lipke’s abstract artwork.

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ARTmonday: 15 Colorful, Organic Sculptures

I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning up my Pinterest boards (I’m sure you’re all relieved). I found myself really drawn to the sculptures, particularly colorful sculptures with organic forms. There’s something soothing about a lot of them, even the ones with more writhing shapes. They’re quite tactile, from the obviously smooth ceramic pieces to the one that reminds me of my results playing with Play-Doh and the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop as a kid. Some are pristine, others almost crude, but they all seem to work together for me. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Patrick Strzelec
rubber

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Jaime AngelopoulosUnconditional Love, 2012,
pâpier mâché, paint, fabric, plaster, balloon, foam, rebar, cardboard

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Franz West

sculpture-jun-kaneko

Jun Kkaneko

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Jonathan Callan book sculpture

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John Oliver Lewis, Big Diet Pink, 2009
ceramic, acrylic

sculpture-laura-lasheras

Laura Lasheras

sculpture-nick-renshaw-panoply

Nick Renshaw, Panoply (Roze), 2008
High and multiple fired ceramic, glaze, and sinter engobe

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Stephen Ormandy

sculpture-rachel-beach

Rachel Beach, Long Standing series, Buoy, 2013
Oil and acrylic on plywood

sculpture-ron-nagle

Ron Nagle

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Stacey Fisher, Yellow and Grey Sculpture on Wood, 2011
Hydrocal, burlap, wire mesh, latex paint and wood

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Nathan Prouty, Tomorrow’s Teef, 2009
White earthenware, underglaze, glaze, paint, wood, acrylic

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Fabienne LasserreOperator, 2012
Felt, acrylic polymer, steel wire, vinyl, linen, acrylic paint, pvc pipe, masonite, plywood

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Nina Else

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