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kate macdowell

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kate macdowell

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough.  We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S. Lewis.

In Kate’s work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment.  Her pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops.  They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones.

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Pink Rocinante

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Michael Joo’s work investigates the concepts of identity and knowledge in a hybrid contemporary world. He creates narratives that explore places, people and objects through reinterpreting perception: why do we perceive as we perceive – science and religion, nature versus human intervention, fact versus fiction, high and low culture, sex, and death.

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Ceci n’est pas

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Philippe Mayaux is a French artist born in 1961 in Roubaix. He lives and works in Montreuil. He has been active since the early 1990s. His works are rather gaudy and often contains erotic or sexual content. He was awarded the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2006, awarded “for the originality and the joyous and ambiguous multiple meanings of his work”.

[via file-magazine]

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