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1010: Limbus

Posted in exhibits, installations with tags , on June 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

German street artist 1010 (pronounced “ten ten”) had an intriguing installation at Hashimoto Contemporary, where he created multi-layered colorful portals.

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From the source:
1010 first began creating his “hypnotic portals” in 2009 throughout the city of Hamburg. Using the sides of buildings and abandoned wall spaces 1010, turns an unassuming wall into a colorful gradated void that seems as thought you could step right in and out to the other side. The depths that the artist creates on a 2D plain is perplexing in a good way, as the murals trick our mind into believing his transported vision.

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Stunning layers of colors closely overlap as they spread out like liquid that pools up into the darkness at the endless center. The artist carefully maps out work that works its way out of the darkness, finally reaching the lightest colors on the wavy borderline. The resulting polychromatic grottos disrupt the stagnant structures of the urban landscape, bringing a beauty and mystery to the systematic components of the city they inhabit.
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See a few more pictures at Hashimoto Contemporary and here.

Modern Eden Gallery: Storybook

Posted in art, exhibits, surreal with tags , , on April 29, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Modern Eden Gallery has a stunning new group show entitled Storybook on view right now.

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The participating artists have lent their unique lens on the nostalgic stories of childhood, and the results are visually breathtaking with a dash of sparked collective memories.
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Every piece in the exhibit is great.
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See the whole show online HERE.

Nightmare in Wonderland: Part I

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The next Nightmare in Wonderland is showing at Vancouver’s Ayden Gallery!

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Here are just a few selections…
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See the whole installment HERE.

Nightmare in Wonderland

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Let’s just take a moment to absorb the greatness of the title alone: Nightmare in Wonderland. This project is a an artistic tribute to Tim Burton that takes place in four outstanding group art shows.

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Part 0 is available for online viewing (currently showing at Rotofugi).

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The series is curated by Ixie Darkonn (assisted by my amazing Art Twin, Jo David, of MIROIR Magazine).

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I’m incredibly impressed by the first show. They’ve already managed to gather a highly commendable roster of Pop Surrealism’s greatest artists. Never have greyscale paintings looked so alive!
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I can’t take my eyes off these paintings and will be eagerly keeping up with the next installments.
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Follow the project HERE!

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians

Posted in alchemy, destinations, exhibits, museums with tags , , , on January 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve always wanted to visit Prague, and on my list of attractions in the area is The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians.

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Oh hey, little feline buddy! Cats and all, this is my kind of alchemy lab. Let’s take a tiny peek inside, shall we?
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According to the website, here, you can look under the lids of bowls of emperor Rudolf’s alchemists. At first you will immerse in the wisdom texts of the alchemists, alchemy and personalities associated with alchemy, whether the alchemists themselves, or unexpected examples as Charles IV or William Shakespeare.

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You are going to walk through a magical room of the Faust´s house and then, subtly initiated, you will climb the spiral of life up to the sky. By the „spiral of life“ we mean the spiral staircase bulit by Kelley in the 16th century, and almost in heaven, in the attic between the beams from the times of Rudolf II, you will find the authentic atmosphere of the laboratory of one of the most famous alchemists of Rudolphine times, the master Edward Kelley, who lived in this house.

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I have a sneaking suspicion that at least part of my house will look exactly like the picture below about 10 years from now. That’s the direction it’s heading. I’m not a hoarder (no really!)…I’m an aspiring alchemist.
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I will, however, stop short of emblazoning giant glyphs on my floor. Ceilings, of course, are fair game.
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There is also an alchemical lab PUB on the premises! Click to enlarge photo (Formulas on the walls! Glorious!).
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The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! (Link Treat Bag Part 2)

Posted in art, clothing, craft, decoration, exhibits, halloween, monsters, music video, video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Jon Neill deserves his own post for his fabulous carvings (but alas he will have to share it with some links). Incredible designs:

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And now a few other links…

The Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters (a plethora of posts about masks)
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Pinch Me Boutique
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My Favorite Spooky Socks This Year (wish-listed!)
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Le Chat Noir (Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery showcasing artwork featuring black cats).
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This video is utterly bonkers. They…turned Halloween up to 11.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!

Halloween Countdown: Haunted Overload

Posted in decoration, exhibits, halloween with tags , , on October 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I just got engrossed in Haunted Overload for too long. It is an attraction filled with beautifully wicked things to look at, and their use of ambient lighting perfectly compliments the props and scenery.

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From the Haunted Overload mission statement:
Haunted Overload is simply one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England. Now located on the DeMeritt Hill Farm on Route 155 in Lee NH. The show has twice been voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the country.
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Focusing on quality, we are committed to giving the customer the ultimate Halloween experience at an affordable price. Nowhere else can you see huge monsters looming over the crowd, some as tall as 34 feet. The authentic farm location provides the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of lighted pumpkins and movie quality sets.
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The haunt is changed and expanded each year to give the patron something new and exciting to experience.
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Has anyone visited?

Haunted Overload

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