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    Don Kenn's Post-It Note Monsters

    Friday, August 22, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    It’s a Friday nerd-out over John Kenn Mortensen’s (alias “Don Kenn“) post-it note monsters.  I am a self-professed office supply obsessive.  If there is a new Sharpie on the market (clickable […]

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    Morningside Heights

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domain-y, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of its […]

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    Eric Brightwell's Handpainted Maps at LA County Store

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Iowa transplant Eric Brightwell makes maps of LA mostly, for his Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography imprint, although he offers that he is open to “mapping whatever you’d like”, which I like […]

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    Supervelma: Not Your Grandma's Needlepoint

    Monday, August 18, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    I’m going to do it… I’m going to use one of “those” hipster lingo phrases to describe my latest obsession.  It has to be done. And here it is: Amy […]

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    Dear Diary: Olivia Knapp

    Friday, August 15, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    If you weren’t out art walking on Capitol Hill last night then it is likely that you missed some of the most spectacular drawings that I’ve ever laid eyes on. […]

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    New Jennifer Davis "Block" Prints

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    We don’t have an Art Nerd Minneapolis yet, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t shout out about Twin Cities talent.  We shared Jennifer Davis’ hand painted shooting targets a little […]

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    DraftPunk at Autonomie Projects

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    This group show’s common thread is that of the practice of drawing as it is today – from the traditional means with pencil and ink to the more conceptual… in […]

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    "Arrive and Likewise Depart" Opening at Sonce Alexander

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    This beautifully curated group photography show at Sonce Alexander Gallery showcases the work of six artists, each with a unique take on the medium. The exhibition focuses on the appreciation […]

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    Clinton Hill

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Art Nerd New York

    LitNerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New York […]

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    Mike Stilkey "Framework for Uncertainty" at the Standard Hollywood

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Join Mike Stilkey at the Standard Hollywood this Thursday night for the opening reception for his solo show “Framework for Uncertainty”.  Mike is a super-fave of this Art Nerd (me).  His drawing […]

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    Audrey Kawasaki/DeeDee Cheriel/Tara McPherson at Merry Karnowski

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    I missed the opening, but there’s still time to soak in the works of this superb trio of artists at Merry Karnowsky Gallery.  I’ve been following Audrey Kawasaki and Tara […]

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    Mah Jongg and its Jewish History

    Friday, August 8, 2014 in Art Nerd San Francisco

    As someone who is neither from a Jewish or Chinese background, my visit to Project Mah Jongg at the Contemporary Jewish Museum was an introduction to a history that I […]

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    City of Glendale Launches Temporary Public Art Project with AFTA Productions

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Art Nerd Los Angeles

    Perhaps once known as the land of car dealers and malls just east of Silverlake, the City of Glendale has blossomed into an encouraging and supportive environment for the arts. […]

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    How to Fill Two Shelves

    Friday, July 18, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    Joe Rudko and Kelly Bjork live in a charming classic brick apartment building a few blocks off of Broadway Avenue on Capitol Hill in Seattle.  The floors of their apartment are scuffed […]

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    Copious Consumption and Assholes

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Art Nerd Seattle

    As I write this I am listening to Jay-Z’s Picasso Baby and have been googling all sorts of performance references from articles written by CityArts’ Amanda Manitach and The Stranger’s […]

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Donn Kenn post-it monster courtesy of John Kenn Mortensen
Aug
22

Don Kenn's Post-It Note Monsters

It’s a Friday nerd-out over John Kenn Mortensen’s (alias “Don Kenn“) post-it note monsters.  I am a self-professed office supply obsessive.  If there is a new Sharpie on the market (clickable […]
Read More
Eric Brightwell Los Feliz Map
Aug
19

Eric Brightwell's Handpainted Maps at LA County Store

Iowa transplant Eric Brightwell makes maps of LA mostly, for his Pendersleigh & Sons Cartography imprint, although he offers that he is open to “mapping whatever you’d like”, which I like […]
Read More
Supervelma Custom NeedlepointTweet
Aug
18

Supervelma: Not Your Grandma's Needlepoint

I’m going to do it… I’m going to use one of “those” hipster lingo phrases to describe my latest obsession.  It has to be done. And here it is: Amy […]
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Art Nerd Cities

pera
Aug
22

Language of the Wall on ArtSlant Street

Here’s an excerpt from my latest article on ArtSlant Street (read the entire article there), along with a bunch more images courtesy of the Pera Museum. Language of the Wall: Istanbul’s […]
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Aug
22

"Home: My San Francisco" Opening Tonight at AIA!

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects is opening a new gallery tonight titled Home: My San Francisco. Curated by Julie Blankenship with photographs by Julie Sadowski, the show examines the […]
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Aug
22

VIDEO: Riding the NYC Subway in 1905

This film is not the most exciting one out there, but pretty cool nonetheless. Pioneering cinematographer Billy Bitzer shot it on the subway from 14th Street to 42nd Street in […]
Donn Kenn post-it monster courtesy of John Kenn Mortensen
Aug
22

Don Kenn's Post-It Note Monsters

It’s a Friday nerd-out over John Kenn Mortensen’s (alias “Don Kenn“) post-it note monsters.  I am a self-professed office supply obsessive.  If there is a new Sharpie on the market (clickable […]
Pryce Lee FEAT
Aug
22

INSIDE/OUT Art Scavenger Hunt! TOMORROW

TOMORROW get your ass up early and get out for an ART SCAVENGER HUNT- with prizes from Shelter Serra!! It sounds super fun, and ends with an exhibition at Hotel […]
Louisefeat
Aug
22

Eyes or Boobs?

Eyes or boobs? Corneas or areolae? Louise Bourgeois’ sculpture, “Eyes” in Battery Park is just like the artist was- cleverly deceiving. I loved how the late Bourgeois sorta looked like someone’s […]
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Aug
22

Curate the Frye's Founding Collection

There’s just one day left – today, until 11:59 pm! – to vote for the paintings you’d like to see at the Frye Art Museum this fall. The Frye has […]
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Aug
21

“Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Scandinavia! An awesome show in Norway this weekend MIRAGE OF REDEMPTION A breathtaking new exhibition “Mirage of Redemption” by Mehdi Ghadyanloo will make its exclusive debut at Galleri GEO in […]
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Aug
21

VIDEO: Dreams That Money Can Buy- a 1947 Surrealist Feast

Dreams That Money Can Buy was made in 1947 in a collaboration with director Hans Richter and Surrealism/Dada super stars Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud […]
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Aug
21

MELT at Verboten

Tonight, head to Verboten for a very special exhibition curated by Suzanne Duckworth Come out & see what your friends are up to in Verboten’s AUGUST art exhibit, MELT. For […]
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Aug
21

Mehretu at Goldman Sachs

For some reason everyone hates the unavoidable Julie Mehretu piece at Goldman Sach’s headquarters in Battery Park. The giant piece, at 23 x 80 feet, is an abstract and vibrant […]
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Aug
20

Memory Sieves at Blindfold Gallery

Seattle-based painter Sue Danielson has a new show at Blindfold Gallery, and she’ll be in conversation there tonight at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7) with fellow painter, Neddy Finalist, […]
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Aug
20

Morningside Heights

LitNerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domain-y, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of its […]
Levi's Commuter Work Space
Aug
19

Ben Jones Unveils New Project at Levi's Commuter Workspace Tonite

Quick!  Pull it together and get down to the Levi’s Commuter Workspace at 6pm for the screening of Ben Jones‘ secret new video project.  After the screening, Power Violence Comedy […]

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