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Sheets: a new photography series by Kija Lukas

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By Patrick Alfred in New Photography on Thursday 22 March 2012

I instantly fell in love with Kija Lukas’s Sheets series. Her photographs bring to the foreground a hidden life absorbed in everyday objects, while highlighting the beauty and skill in her craft. A million stories, memories, lives, and times in every image. Yes, again, I am in love.

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Minimalistic photography by Dong Hoon Jun

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By Patrick Alfred in New Photography on Thursday 22 March 2012

Dong Hoon Jun is a Los Angeles photographer with a brilliant eye for storytelling and an unsettling urgency in his composition. His work is the perfect combination of minimalism, sadness, and fantasy.

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88 Nights of Cinco de Mayo

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By Patrick Alfred in New Film on Thursday 22 March 2012

In film, the dinner table has often been used as an opportunity to gaze into the lives of others. 88 Nights of Cinco de Mayo follows suit as they make public the routine dinner conversations of four friends eating their way through the 88 menu items of Cinco De Mayo. My favorite is episode five, […]

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Stunning letterpress posters by Beautiful Angle

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By Patrick Alfred in New Art on Thursday 22 March 2012

I first met Tom and Lance on my nineteenth birthday in their cramped basement, overstuffed with drawers of letterpress alphabets, buckets of paint, and woodcuts stacked to the ceiling. Each month, the duo prints a series of visually stunning letterpress posters that they promptly wheat-paste, staple, or hide in their hometown of Tacoma. Collectors turn the city over looking for these rare beauties.

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Amazing light art by Chris Fraser

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By Patrick Alfred in New Art on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Chris Fraser’s work with light is stunning. There is a gorgeous movement and sense of direction in each piece, reminiscent of mathematical vectors. I love the possibility of experiencing the same piece differently, and the way focus shifts from one plane to another.

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Sharpie mural art by Sean Sullivan

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By Patrick Alfred in New Art on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Witnessing Sean Sullivan mural a 30 foot wall in sharpie was only one highlight of working in the same building as him. Sullivan has an attention to detail that makes the steadiest of hands tremble. In his ink drawings, he creates satirical and brutally honest perspectives of the world; colorless, intricate, and at times, incomprehensible.

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