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Dec18

Happy Holiday Season LS fans!
Due to the overwhelming holiday season, we’ve taken a bit of a break on posting. It’s not that LS doesn’t love you. We’re making some changes and dealing with the craziness that is this time of year. Make sure to tune in next year for more frequent posts and tantalizing features for your inspiration.

with love // LS

Now, onto the post of the day.

yes. I love public art installations. Please shoot us an email whenever you hear of one. I just can’t get enough and would love to post more of them.

"Blok Design" buttons

This installation from Blok Design for Partners for Mental Health is both interactive and thought-provoking. Thanks to Plenty of Color for introducing us to this.

"Blok Design" buttons

"Blok Design" buttons

Posted by on December 18th, 2012 at 7:02 PM | Comments (0)
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Dec11

It’s every so often that I come across a sculptor whose work gives me a guteral reaction. I have to wonder why it is that I’m somewhat uncomfortable visualizing myself in some of Henrique Oliveira’s spaces. Is it that the space itself looks like it’s going to swallow me up or that it resembles subject matter that I’m not comfortable walking into to begin with. Whatever the reason, I’m still thinking about it and wishing I could experience it in person, for I’m sure that the mere experience is much more intense than a picture.

"Henrique Oliveria"

"Henrique Oliveria"
Liquid Reality // 2012 // Galerie Millan, Sao Paulo-Brazil

"Henrique Oliveria"
Desnatureza // 2011 // Galerie Vallois, Paris-France

"Henrique Oliveria"
Ursulinens Prolapse // 2012 // Austria

"Henrique Oliveria"
Ursulinens Prolapse // 2012 // Austria

"Henrique Oliveria"
Untitled // 2011 // Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Photos // Henrique Oliveira website

Posted by on December 11th, 2012 at 9:34 PM | Comments (0)
Dec04

VIRGINE. was a new innovative high fashion, art and music magazine set to revolutionize the way people interact with the fashion industry. I’m not quite sure if they are still around, but I found some really great imagery from a shoot for their magazine. This bridge (photos below) of current fashion trends with sculpture has such cross-over of platforms, that they have succeeded in my mind. They certainly aren’t afraid to push the envelope.

Virgine, coke bottles, fashion, art

“VIRGINE is about what people want, not just what the fashion industry thinks people want.” “Truth be told, the equation of fashion is not as one-sided as it seems. Just as fashion works from the top down, so too does it work from the bottom up. In other words, trends are created in both directions. Acknowledging that truth is at the top of VIRGINE’s list. The bigger picture for the VIRGINE brand is to inspire change.”

Virgine, m&m's, fashion, sculpture

tide, fashion, virgine, sculpture

Images and excerpts // VIRGINE.
Photography // Ryan Yoon
Styling // Hissa Igarashi

Posted by on December 4th, 2012 at 8:19 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov28

Yvette Molina is a regular (if you will) at Oakland, CA’s Johansson Projects’ gallery, although her work has been all the way from Uruguay to France to Hawaii. I happened across her most recent exhibit at Johansson Projects just this past weekend and became fascinated. Her work is inspired by a deep fascination with plant life, in which she pulls from extensively from her collection of living specimans. Her signature is to paint upon aluminum which gives her paintings a rich and unique texture and glow. Yvette’s bio mentions her move into the public art work… I can’t wait to see what this form of art for her will look like.

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

Here are some of Yvette’s other paintings from her web site.

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

"Yvette Molina" aluminum, painting, Oakland

Posted by on November 28th, 2012 at 6:48 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov16

These dynamic photos by Marcel Christ are so interesting. Whatever he has done to capture these incredible photos, turns my mind upside down. The color, the shapes, and the movement, all capturing a couple seconds in time, create a new context for my imagination to run wild. Let’s just say, Marcel has created a whole new meaning for the word still-life in my mind.

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

Posted by on November 16th, 2012 at 6:35 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov09

I’ve seen Alex Brewer‘s work before, but this little piece of wonderland I set my eyes upon yesterday from Plenty of Color caught my attention. You know how much we love public/installation art here at Local Social. Art that encourages people to take in the simple happiness or wonder of life in the urban landscape as they pass. There is no missing this.

Alex Brewer

Alex Brewer

Alex Brewer is an Atlanta based artist otherwise known as H.E.N.S.E. Set in Washington D.C., this run-down church was poised for a makeover and I can think of no better person than Alex to take this on. A really cool note is that a 20,000 sq.ft. museum is scheduled to be built right across the street.

H.E.N.S.E, color, church, Washington D.C.

H.E.N.S.E, color, church, Washington D.C.

Photos // via H.E.N.S.E.

Posted by on November 9th, 2012 at 6:55 PM | Comments (1)
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Nov07

Imagine walking down the street and stumbling by this home? It would have to be eerie to see a black hole formed in the middle of a residential block.

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

Dean Ruck designs large on-site installations that carry a lot of weight for their intensity and ambitiousness.

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

"Dean Ruck", installation, home, house

work // Inversion (2005)

Posted by on November 7th, 2012 at 5:51 AM | Comments (1)
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Nov01

“Your Rainbow Panorama” is a Rainbow-coloured glass walkway on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kuntsmuseum, by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. It’s beautiful to look at and must be wonderful to experience in person. I imagine walking through a human kaleidoscope before someone spins it around. The permanent piece consists of a 150-metre-long and three-metre-wide self-contained circular walkway with glass that moves through all of the colours of the spectrum. The piece opened to the public on 28 May, 2011. Something to check out next time you’re in Denmark.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Eliasson describes the work:

Your Rainbow panorama establishes a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what was already there, that is to say the view across the city. I have created a space that can almost be said to erase the boundary between inside and outside — a place where you become a little uncertain as to whether you have stepped into a work of art or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to function.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Photos // Ole Hein Pedersen & Studio Olafur Eliasson

Posted by on November 1st, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Comments (0)
Oct26

At first glance, the installation by Chiharu-Shiota feels super eerie, like giant spiders have spun a woolen web over an entire room. At other times, it looks like a painting, flat and melancholy like a charcoal sketch. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota’s own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burn down. I really feel an emptiness that perhaps Shiota is trying to suggest.

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota

via // My Modern Met

Posted by on October 26th, 2012 at 3:03 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct23

In a spirit that very much reminds me of Japanese Ink Painting Sumi-E, Adam Doyle uses long swift brushstrokes to create bold and beautiful pieces of art. His paintings feel very effortless, but each takes a considerable amount of time to find the right stroke.

“Each painting takes a bit of working and reworking to arrive at the place where every brush stroke fits into a fluidly flowing whole. It’s important to me to find a balance between an elegance of form that holds both visible marks of paint and a representation of ‘energy within.”

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E

Adam Doyle, Birds, painting, brushstroke, Sumi-E
via Trendland

Posted by on October 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 PM | Comments (0)