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Recipe: Easy Alterations and Advice for Fat Girls Who Thrift Shop

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Portfolio: The Repair Work of Claudia Tennyson

Roadside Elixir Installation, Headlands Center for the Arts 2005 Portfolio: The Repair Work of Claudia Tennyson I AM a chronic closet cleaner, ritualistically purging objects from my life that no longer serve a supposed functional purpose, despite their stored memories. I’ve … Continue reading

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Are Five Artists Better Than One?: In Pursuit of Collective Genius

Are Five Artists Better Than One? In Pursuit of Collective Genius by Meredith Tromble illustration by Marie Rich ALTHOUGH SOME futurists look to engineered neurochemicals to accelerate human ability, 21st century artist collectives are taking a low-tech, social route to … Continue reading

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Meat Donuts and Ceramic Gold Teeth: The Yo-Yo Reporter Takes the Oakland Art Challenge

Meat Donuts and Ceramic Gold Teeth The Yo-Yo Reporter Takes the Oakland Art Challenge by Elka Weber illustration by Trish Laguna WHEN MY friend Heather and I arrive at Bootling Gallery, the keg is pretty much gone. Crystal Morey and … Continue reading

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Seeing Things: Paperrad Messes up My Closet

Seeing Things Paperrad Messes up My Closet I fear clutter, visual or otherwise, so I am surprised at how much I like Paperrad. Neon computer animations, comics, books and posters that appropriate My Little Ponies and Troll dolls, installations that … Continue reading

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Mayumi Hamanaka’s Fickle Topography

Happy Mountain—Japanese Landscape, Installation view at Mission 17 33”x192”x144”, felt, pin, polystyrene 2004 Streak Of archival inkjet print, 23.25”x24” and 23”x31” 2006 Mayumi Hamanaka’s Fickle Topography by Monique Montibon A PHOTOGRAPH of a lone bird soaring against the backdrop of … Continue reading

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Seeing Things: The Rope Guy Is Really the Cake Guy

Seeing Things The Rope Guy Is Really the Cake Guy Light, paint, rope, cake. These are the options on Scott Hove’s website, mshove.com. While I’m suddenly a click away from exploring playful light drawings and paintings that mix urban architecture … Continue reading

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So Fresh and So Green: Free Soil and the Irresistible Lure of Sustainable Design

F.R.U.I.T. Installation, Smart Museum, Chicago 2005 Field Testing Wrappers Installation, Smart Museum, Chicago 2005 So Fresh and So Green Free Soil and the Irresistible Lure of Sustainable Design by Tara Goe The biggest challenge [to sustainability] is the political, social … Continue reading

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Portfolio: Stephanie Syjuco – Counterfeit Artist

Stephanie Syjuco: Counterfeit Artist By Tara Goe WITH GROWING access to cheap and effective technologies like Google Image Search and Adobe Photoshop, everyday folks, without sophisticated training, can fairly easily attempt to copy currency or consumer products. Less interesting, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Give me a “C”

Give me a “C” Putting the Craft Back in Art by Lisa Solomon illustration by Liza Corbet CRAFT HAS seemingly been Art’s dirty little cousin for some time. If you need proof, look at CCAC (California College of Arts and … Continue reading

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