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Recommended Bushwick Open Studio: Danielle Mysliwiec & Elsie Kagan

by Paddy Johnson on May 29, 2012
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Elsie Kagan makes luscious paintings of falling cherubs and bright skys. Danielle Mysliwiec makes paintings by weaving paint together. They share a studio and have been painting for years. We’ve discussed both artists work on the blog, and we wanted to catch up with the two of them to see how their work has evolved. This is what they told us.

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Recommended Bushwick Open Studio: Aaron Williams

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on May 29, 2012
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It looks like Aaron Williams focuses on material but he doesn’t. He’s a master with a can of spray paint, and his surfaces always seem carefully considered, even when working with garbage. This is the natural bias of Williams hand, which is deft even when removed from the process. In his recent work, Williams crumples up landscape posters and swimsuit models pin ups and coats the surfaces with paint. These pieces are defined both by his economic manipulation of paint and the photographic scraps Williams decides to leave untouched. Here and in earlier work, Williams mixes atmosphere, melodrama, and illustrative sci-fi balls of light to create a genuine sense of ephemeral power.

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