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Stendhal-Syndrome-Inducing: James Iveson

By: Daisy Sheff

 

Images © Copyright James Iveson

Images © Copyright James Iveson


 
I knew James Iveson first as the TA for my beginning drawing class. He made me think about drawing differently. Now when I draw, I consider what I’m looking at as relationships of colors and shapes, rather then already defined forms. James, a UCLA art department grad student, is a contributor to Graphite Six: Practice. The first works of his I saw were his smaller black-and-white sumi ink landscapes. As I’ve gotten to know James, I have seen more of his work— his colored sumi ink drawings and larger oil paintings. It is the kind of work that gives me something like what’s called Stendhal Syndrome—how your heart beats faster and sometimes you feel sort of dizzy, etc. when you look at something especially exciting.
 
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Kate Durbin in the Gardens

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Image by Emily Raw of “Hello Selfie NYC”

 

I met artist Kate Durbin at the Huntington Garden on a Sunday afternoon. I can’t stop thinking about what she was wearing: soft blue tights with images of cherubs printed on them, underneath a RED Valentino knock-off dress with swans on the collar. She carried a pink fake Hermès bag with bedazzled Disney princesses. There’s more. She told me, “I dressed up for you, but also to match the gardens.” We sat down among the rose buds and as soon as our conversation started, she put a blue wig on.
 
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Get Wacky with Seth Bogart & Peggy Noland

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Seth Bogart does it all. When he is not on tour with band Hunx and his Punx. He is busy working on paintings, drawings, magazines, and Claes Oldenburgish ceramics of things like perfume bottles, lighters, make up, and figures of pop and punk music.  With artist Peggy Noland, he puts it all on display at Wacky Wacko, a store on Sunset Boulevard.

 

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Nicholette Kominos’s Hyperawareness

By: Sophia Arriola
 
Nicholette Kominos creates abstract structures cognizant of the familiar. With form evoking fluidity, her sculptures and paintings explore a diverse range of mediums, from pipe cleaners to vellum and steel. There is a psychological depth to her work, in which its simplicity encourages response and interpretation. Whether inspired by “the curve of the spoon” or “the grid of a potholder,” Kominos’ work is elegantly subtle and organically construed. Here, Kominos lays it all out. 
 
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Jessica Ciocci’s Emails of Graphic Experiences

By: Daisy Sheff

Image courtesy Jessica Ciocci

Image courtesy Jessica Ciocci

The first time I saw Paper Rad was the summer before eighth grade, at the Oxbow School up in Napa. One of the counselors showed me her collection of comic books (Matt Brinkman’s Multiforce is the only other one I remember out of this). Ever since then, comics, and Paper Rad in particular, have been on my mind. Paper Rad is/was a collective consisting of Jessica Ciocci, her brother Jacob Ciocci, and Ben Jones, who makes/made comics, installations, videos, etc., together. I had the opportunity to talk to Jessica Ciocci over email. Currently Ciocci is living in the South, where she continues to make work.

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