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Artist You Need to Know: Johnny Lannom

Artist Spotlight By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of winning the audience’s favor for artist of the week, Johnny Lannom is the perfect candidate for the job. After all, he’s rattled off unique street art-meets-impressionism portraits of Obama, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton (in the works). The Iowa-based artist distinctly ties himself to his era through the subject matter he chooses, and subsequently forces his stylings upon. Donald spewing from…

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Artist You Need to Know: Nayana Glazier

Artist Spotlight By October 27, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Nayana Glazier has played an entire cast of rolls in her life — cancer survivor, mother, waiter, factory worker, gallery manager, and more. Some acts short and matter-of-fact, others long and painful. At her core and impervious to life’s daggers and graces, however, Nayana has always been, and always will be, an artist.

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Artist You Need To Know: Gabriela Horikawa

Artist Spotlight By October 13, 2016 Tags: , No Comments

Everything changed the moment Gabriela Horikawa took a break from her 9-5 as an interior designer in San Francisco and settled in the seaside town of Moneglia, Italy. With a population just shy of three thousand, the quaint town, and more precisely Gabriela’s grandfather’s 19th-century home, provided inspiration that would push her work to new heights.

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Artist You Need to Know: Elaina Posey

Artist Spotlight By October 6, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

When I first encountered Elaina Posey’s work, my thoughts about it were pretty straight forward: I liked it. The lukewarmness of that statement, however, would not have lead me here, writing about her work and telling you to PAY ATTENTION because, to be perfectly non-academic about it, she’s got it going on. So what changed and how did you and I…

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Life is a Safari: Artist You Need to Know, Shannon Foley Henn

Artist Spotlight By September 29, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

After visiting Africa in last week’s post, I was somehow drawn back to this lively landmass across the pond, completely without trying. Trust me, when I began writing about Kanayo Ede I had known full-well we’d be discussing his Nigerian background, but I had zero idea that the candy-striped artwork of Shannon Foley Henn would take me to another African…

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Art in SF is Not Dead: Artist You Need to Know, Dilcia Giron

Artist Spotlight By September 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of the re-opening of the highly-lauded SF MoMa a few months ago, it has been said more recently than in past years, that here in San Francisco, art is dead. And to that I would say, “is it?” Let’s not discredit or disservice our artists who are, as far as I can tell with my own eyeballs and also meeting them, creating…

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Artist You Need to Know: Ariel Kohn

Artist Spotlight By September 7, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Delightfully quirky, with just enough of a retro vibe to make you nostalgic, Ariel Kohn’s collages show us all that there are still cooler-than-most things coming out of Brooklyn, NY. The young artist looks at the same things we do — magazines, newspapers, ads — the key differentiator being that Ariel, rather than thumb past them, extracts these images from…

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