Author - Megan Parry

Whimsical Precision: Digital Paintings by Rafael Ochoa

Rafael Ochoa’s amazing digital works call back to the spirit of classical oil paintings but with a fresh, playful twist. Ochoa has a masterful talent at portraying light and shadow, color and detail. He can paint the hair of a deer and the wrinkles of an old man with such unreal precision while simultaneously injecting humor and fun into his...

Feminine Industrial: Wire Sculptures from Seung Mo Park

The aluminum wire sculptures of Seung Mo Park are feminine and beautiful but there is a stoic detachment present; they’re intriguing and mysterious, unapproachable and melancholy. Park has become a master at creating intimate, haunting and feminine sculptures with one of the most industrial, non-delicate material available. The dichotomy is a...

Monumental Intimacy: Installations by Chiharu Shiota

If there’s one thing I’m a total sucker for, it’s a large-scale art installation. Is that totally nerdy? If it is, that’s fine. I’ll deal with it. There is nothing more fun, more inspiring and more invigorating than getting lost in a brand-new, unknown, made-up world that’s full of surprises and leaves your jaw on the floor. I’ve...

Awesome Surreal Illustrations by James Fenner

James Fenner, a current Pacific Northwest College of Art illustration student, has been drawing since he was a kid – he comes from a family of artists so creative expression seems to be in his blood. While he was into manga and anime in his earlier days, his style has since matured to focus more on shape, design and meaning. His most...

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

In the midst of a heat wave in the South of France, Henri Matisse visited a long-time favorite swimming pool to relax. Unable to properly cool off and finding the crowds unbearable, Matisse demanded to his assistant they go home immediately where he would begin work on his own swimming pool, his own way. What resulted is The Swimming Pool (1952)...

1010’s 3D Art on Display

Hang on, did I just hear you say that you wanted your mind to be blown? Cool, ok, well this vibrant green and blue portal to another dimension (I’m guessing) is SPRAY PAINTED onto the wall! I was 100% quite convinced that it was a paper sculpture of some kind; a laser cut, layered piece that came off the wall. It is….. not that at all and is...

The Diffrent Selves of Cristina Troufa

Self-portraiture seems to me to be the most intimidating and frustrating artistic theme to tackle. We’re all our own worst critic and you’ve got to be pretty self-aware to not completely crumple into a mass of self-pity and existential crisis once you’ve begun deconstructing your very essence, just to put it out there for strangers to see...

Maryanne Moodie’s Tapestry

If the Instagramming Brooklyn fashion indie set had a queen, she’d be Maryanne Moodie. She’s a throwback to the 1970s; her tapestry wall hangings recall Don Freedman’s bohemian hippie fiber artworks that Megan Draper would have most definitely hung in her LA bungalow. Moodie is relatively new on the weaving scene; she made her first piece...