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Sloan Fine Art is pleased to present “Just Off,” a group exhibition curated by Peter Drake and Alix Sloan in the front gallery and “Always Moving,” a solo exhibition by Ryan Scully in the project room. Opens tomorrow.

Ryan Scully grew up in the shadow of the DOE Hanford Nuclear Site in Richland, WA. The unique influence of dependence on a controversial industry, a striking desert landscape and the ominous importance of resources deeply impacted the young artist’s development. In “Always Moving,” his canvases are populated with rough landscapes and amorphous characters in a state of anxious flux.

Ryan Scully earned his BFA from Central Washington University and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited nationwide and will be included in “New American Paintings, No. 86” on newsstands Spring of 2010. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Sloan Fine Art
East Village / Lower East Side
128 Rivington Street, 212-477-1140
February 24 – March 20, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, February 24, 6 – 8 PM

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No other animal has a more recognizable coat than the zebra. A zebra’s stripes are as different as human fingerprints, no two are the same. Why are they striped? Well, there are only theories, which center on their utility as some form of camouflage. The patterns may make it difficult for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd and distort distance at dawn and dusk. They also might dissuade insects from having their breakfast meal on them due to insects only recognizing large areas of single-colored fur. Regardless of the why’s and wherefores’ there is no denying this herbivore’s beauty, as depicted and sometimes altered through the camera, illustration or computer rendered images below.

Photography by Chris Johns

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We found this photo of the most gorgeous Christian Dior ring, oozing with diamonds and (most likely) a semi-precious stone shaped like a skull. After scouring the nets to gain a source…we’ve come up empty-handed. If you know the source and the name of the Dior ring…please leave a comment. Not that we’d buy it anytime soon…but it’s nice to dream. GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!


Update: Thanks to a reader, we have found out a reference for this fab ring. The ring is from a collection by Victoire de Castellane and called “Kings & Queens” for Dior.

Here are some links: Elegano and TheyEnvy.

Big thanks to Susan for letting us know!

Hukazawa Naohiro Hisahiro Fukasawa was born in 1976 in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture and attended Osaka University of Arts, graduating in 2001. Fukasawa current lives in Tokyo. Using a pencil or acrylic paint, and gold leaf (traditional Japanese painting techniques), Fukasawa creates gorgeous works, by combining elements to portray modern Japanese identity with a traditional fusion flair.

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Currently showing at the Kunstalle Dusseldorf is “Eating the Universe”.

Thomas Rentmeister, untitled, Sugar and Cart

Eat Art, a term coined by coined by Swiss Artist Daniel Spoerri for art made with and involving food, has its institutionalized origins in Düsseldorf. Two years after opening his restaurant at the Burgplatz, the Swiss artist founded the Eat Art Gallery in 1970 and inspired numerous artists to produce various editions made of edible materials and food wastes. The exhibition “Eating the Universe” — a title created in the 1970′s by Peter Kubelka, former professor for Film and Cooking at the Frankfurt Städelschule, for a TV-show about cooking as an artistic genre — takes generous stock of the phenomena from today’s perspective and traces the original character of eat art from its origins until today. The exhibition demonstrates the continuing great attraction of the topic of food as a fundamental interface of art and life and its enormous relevance until the present day, especially against the backdrop of issues such as affluence and hunger, the anti-consumerism and anti-globalization movements, modern dietetics and cooking shows, health crazes and fast food.

The exibit at Kunsthalle runs till February 28, 2010.

The exhibition will be presented in the Gallery of the Taxipalais Innsbruck from April 24th until July 4th, 2010 and at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart from September 18th, 2010 until January 9th, 2011.

In parallel to the exhibition there will be an extensive supporting program in German and English:

Saturday, 27 February 2010, 7 p.m.
The Edible Metaphor
Lecture by Peter Kubelka (artist and experimental filmmaker, Vienna)
admission free!

In 1980, Peter Kubelka introduced the analysis of cooking as a subject at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, where he headed the “Class for film and cooking as an art form.” In the Kunsthalle he will be speaking about the preparation of food as the oldest art.

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