“MAGIC AND REALISM” A TWO PERSON SHOW OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL LEIGH BREWER AND OSCEOLA REFETOFF

Condign ArtMONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LA FEATURES “MAGIC AND REALISM” A TWO PERSON SHOW OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL LEIGH BREWER AND OSCEOLA REFETOFF

MAGIC AND REALISM
Bill Leigh Brewer & Osceola Refetoff
Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot

TWO DAYS ONLY April 18-19 12-5pm
Opening Reception April 18 7-10pm

Chungking Studio 975 Chung King Road LA Chinatown, CA 90012

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www.billybrewer.com

Los Angeles (March 2015): During the historic drought hitting Southern California, two photographers focus their lens on the same topographies of desert and industry. Please join us at Chungking Studio on April 18th and 19th during the Month of Photography LA for an exceptional exhibition featuring the work of Bill Leigh Brewer and Osceola Refetoff.

The curator of the exhibit, art critic Shana Nys Dambrot writes about the exhibition, “The pairing of work by photographers Bill Leigh Brewer and Osceola Refetoff — contemporaries working independently — explores photography’s paradoxical capacity to simultaneously document and interpret the world around us, to elicit fresh details and construct new experiences and narratives from its raw materials. The interaction between their work is particularly well suited to exploring this dynamic, because Brewer and Refetoff are uncannily drawn to many of the same specific topographies of desert and industry, yet they return with vastly different works of art.”

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Newly discovered Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, and a new version of ‘the Scream’… Does this sound too good to be true?

Lawrence’s story is that he inherited 200 paintings by such masters as Rembrandt, Picasso, Degas, and Dali Picasso, Degas, Cézanne, Henry Moore and Dalí, from his grandfather… What do you think? Hoax?

Mark Lawrence with an alleged copy of Edvard Munch's <em>The Scream</em>. Photo: via the <em>Telegraph</em>.

After his story and once pressed, Lawrence admitted that the painting was not a family heirloom, and that he had only purchased it two years ago. HOWEVER Lawrence maintained that the work is authentic…

Including Lawrence’s supposedly undiscovered copy of The Scream. Of which curators are highly skeptical that the work could be real.

… What do you think?

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Dutch Artist Peter Gentenaar ‘reinvented’ paper, Amazing!

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Limited by the uses of commercial paper Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar has created his very own paper. Using long-fiber paper pulp he is able to create incredible 2-dimensional art which has some of the most amazing organic forms. Similar to how a leaf dries and curls, so does Peter’s sculptures, creating unbelievable organic-looking sculptures. The end result, an incredible series of gracefully floating sculptures. You can see these installations on display above the main restaurant at Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg. Here are some beautiful pictures where you can judge for yourself.

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Special thanks to ThisIsColossal and My Modern Met

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Streets of Colour: OKUDA and REMED Miami and Toronto Art project

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Two of the world’s leading artists, REMED (France) and OKUDA (Spain) are coming to North America to offer us the opportunity of witnessing their creative process in two new projects within the international campaign Streets of Colour.

Following the success of previous events of Streets of Colour in Europe, the first of these artistic actions in North America will be held in Miami on the 5th of June, during which the artists will be painting a stunning mural of 30 x 190 feet. After that they will be in Toronto from June 10th to 12thduring the gastronomic festival Colours of Spainto share with us their passion and creativity.

Live paintings will take place in:

• Miami:
Live painting: from 3
rd to 6th June
Event: Thursday, June 5
th, 2014 from 6:30
(for free access please send a mail to rsvp@cafeinamiami.com)
Cafeina Wynwood Lounge – 297 Northwest 23rd Street and Northwest 5th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. USA

• Toronto:
June 11
th to 12th, 2014
Patria restaurant. 461 King Street West. Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Streets of Colour, the collaboration of both Madrid based artists with Campo Viejowines began in April of 2013, when they created a twenty feet high sculpture in their vineyard in Logronio (La Rioja, Spain) inspired by the environment and expressiveness of the wines. After that, REMED and OKUDA have spread their art, vibrancy and colours  through different European cities such as Madrid, London or Brussels, Miami and Toronto being now their next stops.

Once the events finish, we will send you information and photos, if you need any further information or if you want to interview the artists please contact us.

www.liveuncorked.com
www.remed.eswww.okudart.es

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Kiesza – Hideway. Considered it unique, for having a single take through the entire video

In February 2014 Kiesza released the video for her new single “Hideway” through the indie label Lokal Legend. Idolator considered it unique, for having a single take through the entire video, as Kiesza walked through the streets of Brooklyn.John Gentile of Rolling Stone called the style “impressive”. Kiesza reported to Rolling Stone that she had trouble making the video, partly because she broke a rib just before filming, and “couldn’t move for an entire month afterward.” “Hideaway” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart issued for April 26, 2014.

Monkey wigs the new cover-up to a dodgy haircut? Or a pleasant Art appearance!

M1Fashion Designer Nikoline Liv Andersen. 1979 works in the border zone between art, craft and design with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship. Although the Monkey Wigs series might trigger some sort of a spontaneous outburst of a giggle, far deeper thoughts are laid within these beautifully crafted works of art.

“The Dance of the Deaf and Dumb Eye.” With inspiration from the classic Japanese monkeys, which have been interpreted in the West as a naive attempt to shut out the outside world by refusing to see, hear or speak, these clothing sculptures contain visual references to the French court under Louis XVI, during whose reign excessive abundance and poor communication between nobility and citizenry led to the French Revolution. With this in mind, the monkey trinity is drawn into a contemporary rococo, where globalization is skewed by imbalanced capitalism, dangerous balances of power and a stubborn struggle between religion and freedom of speech. The monkeys become narrative symbols of today’s blind consumers and the historical Marie Antoinette.”

“The lovely Nikoline expresses herself artistically in experimental and uncompromising fashion design, creating magical universes with one-off pieces that represent many hours of work, often in unconventional materials. Nikoline Liv Andersen seeks to challenge not only our view of design and clothing but our perception of the world around us in works that addresses ethical aspects of political and social issues.”


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