Luxe: Stylemaker Cathy Conner

Web Story Whether working with plaster or ganache, decorative painter Cathy Conner knows her way around a spatula. At her Seattle-based Studio C, Conner has adapted skills from her former life as a pastry chef, becoming the go-to expert for decorative surfaces. Think delicate Chinoiserie murals, or gilded gesso reliefs. “For me, the process is … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Cathy Conner

Luxe: Stylemaker Windy Chein

Web Story: Once an iconic fixture of 1970s decor, macrame jumps by creative leaps and bounds in the work of San Francisco-based artist Windy Chien. Diving deep into the storied history of knotting techniques, Chien expands macrame’s traditional repertoire to create her uniquely sculptural forms. She chronicled this exploration in her popular Instagram account, @theyearofknots, … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Windy Chein

Island Origins: Miami Art Week

The global art world converges again in Miami this December, for the highly anticipated annual Miami Art Week (December 4-10), anchored by Art Basel Miami, one of the most celebrated shows on the international art fair calendar. THIS YEAR, a talented roundup of visual artists from the Caribbean and diaspora are claiming their spot in … Continue reading Island Origins: Miami Art Week

Luxe: Stylemaker Val Britton

Web Story Today’s modern maps may have everything plotted to perfection, but the allure of parts unknown still lives on for artist Val Britton. Inspired by cartography, her paper collage paintings and installations imagine an expressionistic take on the open road, conflating highways and constellations. “I like to tease out the language of maps and … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Val Britton

Luxe: Stylemaker Heather Rosenman

Web Story Ever wonder what future archeologists may uncover in the buried remnants of our homes? We hope they find the chic ceramics of Los Angeles artist Heather Rosenman, whose pieces often blend futuristic design with relics of antiquity. Think experimental sculptures that resemble the ruins of mysterious machines, and sleek vases fossilized in Rosenman’s … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Heather Rosenman

Luxe: Stylemaker Diane Greenberg

Web Story Fine art and the Grateful Dead may seem like unusual bedfellows, but they play in perfect harmony for Austin artist Diana Greenberg. Her abstract paintings use color and movement to capture a host of eclectic influences, whether invoking classic rock tunes, Austin’s abundant hiking trails or traditional Japanese kimonos. We chat with Greenberg about … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Diane Greenberg

Luxe: Stylemaker Karla Ferguson

Web Story Forget stiff galleries. We’re enjoying the engaging approach to art at Yeelen Gallery, lovingly curated by owner Karla Ferguson. The gallery seeks to nurture a vibrant art scene outside Miami’s Art Basel season, with an eclectic assembly of artists reflecting the city’s many global influences. True to Miami’s festive spirit, Ferguson replaces typical cocktail openings with … Continue reading Luxe: Stylemaker Karla Ferguson

REVIEW: “700 Nimes Road”

February 2017 “700 Nimes” Road looks behind the life of Elizabeth Taylor - Arts Calendar Blog Everyday objects hidden behind the glamorous façade of Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor prove revealing, as seen in 700 Nimes Road at NSU Art Museum. Captured by lauded art photographer Catherine Opie, the popular exhibition gives an intimate look at … Continue reading REVIEW: “700 Nimes Road”