Sunny Tuesday greetings, my collector pals! I am feeling awfully dazzling and bouncy these days — effectively-rested and effectively-fed right after a weekend that involved naps (very abnormal considering my shot-from-a-cannon hyper techniques) and delicious meals with people today whom I admire and adore. Present day editions are a awesome match for my mood and will ideally present a shot of dayglo-hued optimism for those of you that might be suffering some again-to-the-grind ennui on this Tuesday that feels like a Monday.
Coloration Work Station and Trash Mountain are by the Los Angeles-primarily based artist Megan Whitmarsh. I despatched Megan an email entitled “admirer mail” on February tenth of final 12 months right after she put an purchase for a single of Ky Anderson’s charming prints. Alternatively than remaining alarmed by my purchase-inbox stalking (bless her heart), Megan despatched a warm and speedy reply indicating that, sure, she would certainly really like to operate with us.
It took a little bit lengthier to get from admirer mail to edition than I imagined it would, but specifically now is likely the ideal time to be introducing her operate. Her solo clearly show, The Fucking Crap of Lifetime, opens at New Picture Artwork in West Hollywood on Saturday. Being a in the same way reared in the seventies, pop-society obsessed female who occurs to curse like a sailor, rolling out editions in assistance of Megan’s endeavours is a no-brainer. Aside from that, Megan’s method and aesthetic dovetails properly with latest company stored.
Very last week’s New York Metropolis premiere of Handmade Country, artist Faythe Levine’s directorial debut, brought the fabulous Kate Bingaman-Burt to town for an all-also-transient check out. (She hand-drew the lettering for the documentary’s brilliant title sequence.) She saved me a seat at the screening, which was held at Museum of Arts & Style, and we like, entirely hung out at the mall right after AND she arranged for Faythe herself to join us for a charming, arty, crafty, ability lunch at Freeman’s the subsequent working day. Immediately after lunch they came upstairs for a preview of upcoming editions and we talked a lot about Megan’s operate.
Faythe, Kate and Megan have a lot more in typical than the simple fact that they are all entirely badass, brilliant, inspiring and smart gals. They are also all involved in growing the definition of what art is by employing and/or championing variations, topics and approaches that we are a lot more accustomed to seeing wherever but a museum. Megan’s remarkable embroideries and fabric sculptures would be suitable at residence among the creations of a lot of of the artists featured in the film. She also shares KBB’s effectively-documented obsession with consumption, alongside with a sensibility that’s knowledgeable and influenced by graphic structure. An affinity for what Megan describes as “art that is generous in spirit and amateurish, art that evokes relatively than intimidates” is effectively evidenced in everything that each and every of them do.
It would have been awfully wonderful if Megan could’ve joined us for lunch, now that I think about it. Lunch with these a few, a check out to Megan’s clearly show and an LA-screening of Handmade Country – I would book a ticket for that in a scorching next. Whaddya say, women?
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