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The Recap About Nothing.

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e have been to our fair share of openings this year but none were more electric than last week’s opening at Lyons Wier Gallery. The duo at Eastmen Collective teamed up with Wale to bring us The Exhibition About Nothing, a conceptual nod to the rapper’s upcoming project, The Album About Nothing, due out in March. The exhibition also coincided with the …

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Happy Festivus! | The Exhibition About Nothing…

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Eastmen Collective is giving everyone an early Festivus present this year! The duo teamed up with Every Blue Moon and Wale to produce The Exhibition About Nothing. The exhibition will take place December 23rd (TOMORROW!) at Lyons Wier Gallery. Featured artists include Naturel, Jay West, Sue Tsai and more! The Exhibition About Nothing runs through January 5th. Doors open at …

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UNTITLED Miami Beach. | 2014.

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unning late for our flight, we decided to take a risk by squeezing in a visit to UNTITLED. We heard nothing but good things about UNTITLED and knew that we couldn’t miss it for the world—even it meant missing our flight. We’ll be frank, UNTITLED was a minimalist’s wet dream. While there were many pieces that were beautifully complicated, we …

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SCOPE Miami Beach. | 2014.

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resh off the plane, our first stop was SCOPE Miami Beach. We could have checked into our hostel right away, but instead we decided to waste no time in seeing what SCOPE had to offer. There were a lot of familiar faces at the fair. We spotted works by Shawn Huckins (featured in our last print issue), ran into acclaimed …

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Art Basel Miami Beach. | 2014.

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rt Basel Miami Beach recently wrapped, and while many of us are already back to our regular routines, some of us are still daydreaming about the memorable artwork that was on display. It was the 13th edition of the famed art festival and much like a fine wine, it gets better with time. Throngs of art enthusiasts filed in to …

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Smuggler’s Blues: Chapter 3 | “Fool’s Paradise”.

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An award winning writer and filmmaker, former Editor-in-Chief at High Times, former drug kingpin, outlaw and ex-con, Richard Stratton continues to lead a very colorful life. Quiet Lunch along with Bodega de la Haba and Big House Productions present a suspenseful e-serialization of Stratton’s newest book Smuggler’s Blues, part one in a tell-all trilogy, will take you on an unbelievably harrowing journey seemingly …

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A Surreal Christening. | Rune Christensen.

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une Christensen, rugged and abstract, creates a new aesthetics that speaks to a new generation of tatted up, pattern loving weirdos. His work often plays on themes of youth, controlled chaos and indie surrealism. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When …

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and in the endless sound there came a pause. | Paul Kaptein.

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 picture perfect visage of distorted tranquility, Paul Kaptein‘s and in the endless sound there came a pause incorporates an engrossing glitch concept that plays a wicked trick on the eye. Simply referred to as a pause, the piece is a fine manipulation of aesthetics. Kaptein cleverly robs the wood of its rigidness, rendering it fluid and almost unrecognizable.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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“All Nite Long”. | IHATEAARON. |x| Felix Snow.

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ewcomer ihateaaron recently teamed up with producer Felix Snow for his latest single, “All Nite Long.” The slow churning tune reminds us of those long summer nights that leave us completely exhausted and broke the next morning. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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Admire Our Dust. | Evan Robarts.

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van Robarts‘ latest piece has the feel of an unending work in progress. It is obviously a finished work of art but there are nuances present, like the bare scaffolding and hastily applied paint, that leaves the piece in a blissful limbo. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Umut Yamac. | Perch Light.

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ontinuing his genius strike, Umut Yamac takes his craft to brilliant new heights with the Perch Light. Yamac has a knack for marrying durable materials with fragile materials. The Perch Light features a neo cubic bird made from brass and paper. The bird is illuminated through contact with its metal perch, maintaining a graceful poise thanks to the sweet physics …

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Hazy, Not Lazy. | Rosalie Kate Whittingham.

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here is a haze surrounding Rosalie Kate Whittingham‘s work. Her aesthetic shrouds her audience, leaving them with doubled vision and color blindness. Whittingham’s themes include post-adolescent angst, femininity and distorted realism. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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Allen Edmonds. | Shaker Heights.

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llen Edmonds newest addition comes in the form of a debonair hunting boot. Shaker Heights has a rugged poise that cannot be ignored. Pairing a regal Harris Tweed with burnished leather, Shaker Heights is a worthwhile boot that is rooted in both style and durability.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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A Kind of Masking. | Kwesi Abbensetts.

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n our eyes, Kwesi Abbensetts is a new age creative who can do no wrong. Abbensetts’ work is in a state of constant evolution—which is what we love most about it. His aesthetic changes with the days, giving way to an unpredictable conceptualism that garners unwavering intrigue. Abbensetts’ latest series, A Kind of Masking, admixes traditional portraiture with abstract patterns. The …

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Chalkboard Tablet. | Peg & Awl.

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eg and Awl‘s Chalkboard Tablet is a conveniently analog way to take notes. The Chalkboard Tablet is made of reclaimed walnut and poplar that comes from 19th century buildings, barns and houses in Philadelphia. The tablets are then finished with chalkboard paint and reclaimed black leather from WWII gun slings. It is currently available at Occulter.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Dipped In Red. | Antonella Montes.

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eijing based illustrator Antonella Montes elicits a  soft violence in her latest pieces. Montes creates portraits of blood stained pulchritude, depicting her subjects dipped in red. These pieces are available for purchase at Montes’ shop.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. …

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Democratic Republic of Congo. | Abby Rain Ross.

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hotographer Abby Rain Ross is known for her worldly portfolio. She and her sister, Lauren Bradford Ross, have traveled the globe, amassing a rich body of work gives their audience a window into cultures that they may never have the chance to encounter. Abby’s The Republic of Congo is a mixed media project that transmutes traditional portraiture and puts an abstract …

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Peas and Carrots. | The Rose That Grew From Concrete.

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eas and Carrots pays proper homage to one of Tupac Shakur’s most notable poems with their The Rose That Grew From Concrete tee. Made from 100% cotton, it simply features a rose emerging from the stubborn concrete. The design, which comes in white and black, is minimal yet poignant.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Native Shoes. | Apollo Hand Dyed.

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Native Shoes recently released their Apollo Hand Dyed collection. The Apollo Moc and Apollo Chukka features a breathable, light weight material that is framed by a futuristic silhouette. The shoes employ an age-old Japanese dyeing technique that results in a custom look for each pair of shoes.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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New Blossoms. | Nancy Depew.

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ancy Depew‘s latest oil works are garnering much attention of the interwebs and we think we know why. Featuring lush detail and robust flora, Merge and Insight have an endearing quality that puts its audience in a warm place—and with Jack Frost showing up to the party a tad early, everyone can use a little warmth. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Staple |x| Naturel Capsule Collection.

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rtist Naturel, who recently had a solo show at Poppington Gallery this summer, teamed up with Staple to release a capsule collection that palpably intermingles street culture references with his signature neo-cubist aesthetic.  The Staple x Naturel collection features 18 pieces, that includes tees, woven shirts, hats, fleece, and a varsity jacket. It was released on November 15th and is currently …

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Often Minimal. | Jana Stýblová.

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here isn’t much to say about Jana Stýblová‘s Often Minimal and we are pretty sure that she wouldn’t have it any other way.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Nice & Rough. | Andrés Layos.

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ndrés Layos shows us the true meaning of contrast in the following illustrations. Choosing various animals as subjects, Layos pairs well done illustrations with what seem to be drawings done by children—giving way to Frankenstein aesthetic that is both metaphorically meaningful and humorous.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Ferrarium. | Alexandra Agafonova. |x| Anastasia Agafonova.

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lexandra and Anastasia Agafonova of co-meta are using their creative efforts to produce a project that visually expounds “Cymatics,” a term coined by the Swiss scientist Hans Jenny for the visualization of sounds and waves with the powder. Supervised by Prof. Andreas Muxel and Prof. Carolin Höfler, Ferrarium intensively studies the properties and characteristics of iron powder.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Woodrocks. | Victoria Wagner.

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ictoria Wagner‘s Woodrocks cultivates a blissful conceptual marriage between gem and wood, two organic materials with opposing aesthetics. The pieces have an air of alchemy, as if Wagner created these pieces through some kind of unearthly magic. While our description of the series is a bit more “out there,” the inspiration behind the concept is far more down to Earth. Each hand-planed …

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How Sweet It Is. | Will Cotton.

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ecent works by painter Will Cotton can be aptly described as ethereal and saccharinus. The pieces are also amazingly hyperrealistic, putting the viewer under the impression that some elaborate set was created during their making. Cotton displays great skill in these sugary masterpieces, capturing texture and lighting to a unbelievable tee.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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If You Can’t See. | Robert Malte Engelsmann.

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isceral and somewhat plaintive, Robert Malte Engelsmann‘s If You Can’t See is a series of illustrations that cry out to the human subconscious. A guttural bellow wafts throughout the pieces, giving way to a sternly abstract visual narrative. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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My Story. | Amy Allison.

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kin to Kanye West’s “Through the Wire,” Amy Allison‘s My Story is a conceptual memoir of an individual battling jaw ailments. A graphic design student in her final year at Wanganui School of Design, Allison explains the project in her own words: “At the time of making these images I was in the midst of having major jaw surgery. With this on my …

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Line Studies. | Ryan Tippery.

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here is a soothing allure to Ryan Tippery‘s Line Studies. Tippery—who relies heavily on his linework—makes good use of the exercise, creating effortless portraits of texture and movement.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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New Landscapes. | Vilde Rolfsen.

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urns out photographer Vilde Rolfsen released a sequel to her successful Plastic Bag Landscape series. Although Rolfsen did a decent job of building on what is a brilliant concept, the images from the second series are not as strong. Nonetheless, we look forward to future installments. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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The Gathering of Icons. | Sasha Kurmaz.

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asha Kurmaz‘s work leans on a familiar Dali-esque aesthetic but achieves its own conceptual independence with a library of curated iconography. The Ukrainian photographer’s ability to cryptically arrange each item is uncanny. You can’t help but assume that Kurmaz is trying to send you an arcane message using scenes from surreal landscapes; presenting amalgams of abstract nostalgia yearning to be deciphered. …

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“Chasing Time”. | Azealia Banks. | VIDEO.

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fter surprise releasing her debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks continues her beautiful ruckus with visuals for “Chasing Time.” The video, directed by Marc Klasfeld and produced by Nina Dluhy-Miller, sports a surreal, futuristic motif and features Banks proving to everyone that she is indeed a triple threat. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Restoring the Basic Form. | James Clarkson.

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ames Clarkson‘s work relies heavily on repurposing. The London based artist has a proclivity for upcycling everyday odd and ends into abstract sculpture. His pieces are unsuspecting at first. The minimal aesthetics cause you to drop your guard before realizing the sheer brilliance in their simplicity.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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STIMULI.|x| VITARKA. | Sam Chirnside.

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e recently discovered some stunning new works from Sam Chirnside. The pieces, STIMULI and VITARKA, are enriched with Chirnside’s signature deliquesced aesthetic and look to be included in his upcoming solo exhibition, STIMULI, which debuts on November 2oth. You find these pieces for purchase at his shop. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Latex. | Marc Tule.

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arc Tule‘s Latex is a fine example of conceptual irony. In his statement, Tule explained that he was relinquishing his quest for perfection but Latex is about as perfect as one can get. The series has a flawless aesthetic that cleverly distances itself from its audience. This distance allows viewers to absorb every rubber covered detail. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Cover Action. | Akatre.

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Sure, neatness is appealing but a mess can be beautiful, too. Slathering their subjects in layers of colorful paint, Akatre created portraits of controlled chaos. There is also an intriguing element of camouflage. Akatre is a art and design collective consisting of Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sébastien Riveron.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Dorna Table. | Miguel Leiro.

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iguel Leiro‘s Dorna Table is more than a table, it is a metaphor. Made from wood unfit for industrial use, the Dorna Table symbolizes the unwanted finding supporting among the unwanted—the very cataclysmal phenomena of subculture. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational …

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Language in the Making. | Christopher Paul Dean.

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ell versed in the “language of materials,” Christopher Paul Dean produces works that speaks to us on many levels. Dean, who has shown twice in London and three times Atlanta, envelopes his audience with a clean but vibrant aesthetic. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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“Restless”. | Oyinda.

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igerian singer and songwriter Oyinda recently premiered a new single titled “Restless.” Coming off her newly released Before the Fall EP, the song has a simple but meaningful rhythm that makes it transfixing and effortlessly catchy. If “Restless” is any indication, Before the Fall looks to be one of the surprise late entries of 2014. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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The Wide Night. | Rebecca Rebouché.

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ebecca Rebouché‘s allegorical paintings are drenched in syrupy surrealism. Swimming in a sea of whimsy, her work is a sylph-like mermaid that moves gracefully through your subconscious. Rebouché’s latest series, The Wide Night, finds itself freckled with stars and populated with creatures of flight. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Diffusions of Pigment. | Tobias Tovera.

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obias Tovera often leaves his work to chance. While plenty of artist are extremely purposeful with their technique, Tovera choose a more vulnerable approach; he simply lets the colors go where they please. His series, Diffusions of Pigment, is a vivid testament to his method. Featuring layer upon layer of hue filled explosion, the pieces are portraits of meditation and existential …

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“Killing In Vain”. | Contessa Stuto. | VIDEO.

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UNT MAFIA general Contessa Stuto recently released visuals for her newest single, “Killing In Vain.” The song is a snarling anthem for those weathering love’s torrid storm. Directed by Sofia Szamosi, the video sees a cameo from fellow CUNT MAFIA member Cakes Da Killa and model/singer Franceleslia Millien. “Killing In Vain” can be found on Stuto’s upcoming EP, NIGHT WIFE, due …

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Threading Wrapping Architecture. | Anton Alvarez.

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wedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez has merged his love for fine art with his knack for furniture making to create a sprawling installation that challenges architectural norms. Thread Wrapping Architecture serves as a continuation in the ongoing project, Thread Wrapping Machine.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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Suffocation (Passing Through). | Daliah Ammar.

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ased in Chicago, 19 year old Daliah Ammar possesses a deep, full aesthetic that resonates with its audience. Suffocation (Passing Through) features a stoically nubile subject laying lifeless on the floor with a glazed look in his eyes. The piece has a faint hint of death to it and its title apparently confirms its mortality oriented theme. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Orwell. | Álvaro Goula. |x| Pablo Figuera.

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lvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have taken a more ingenious approach to couch surfing with Orwell. Described as a cross between a sofa, a bed, and a “cabin,” Orwell is the ultimate comfort station. It takes its name from 1984 author George Orwell but its concept harks back to a less dystopian period, your childhood. Most of us enjoyed an occasional pillow …