ARTICLES

Articles about art products and interviews with artists.

Katie Dyer: About the Artist

Clay Notebook "Every Book..." by Katie Dyer

Vermont artist Katie Dyer's pottery is a reflection of her interests as a writer, an English as a second language teacher, and a person fascinated with poetry, letter press, and traditional Chinese paper cutting. Her work is simple with meaning and handmade with a modern look.

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Sarah Cole: About the artist

Urban Warrior by Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole is "not much concerned with transient issues specific to trends or eras, but rather with constants that span across time and place. uses natural or human form to explore themes such as isolation, memory, faith, society and the human struggle within its confines."

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Ric Kasini Kadour: About the artist

Speed of Light by Ric Kasini Kadour

Ric Kasini Kadour primarily creates art as a photographer. After spending his early years painting, then taking an extended hiatus from artmaking, Kadour returned to making art in 2000 as a photographer interested in exploring light, colour, and abstraction.

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Px(c): About the artist

Contest by Px(c)

Px(c) is Montréal artist Benoit Depelteau's corporate alter-ego, whose first appearance was in the 1999 painting, You never know when you’ll need Px(c), as a car parts brand name.

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wordsinhere: About the organization

Versal Collection (Nos. 2, 3, 4)

wordsinhere, publishers of Versal, is a a non-profit and volunteer-run organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, begun in 2002 to help build and sustain a translocal literary community and transnational networks through which writers can develop and continue their writing practices.

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Catherine Hall: About the artist

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Catherine Hall's encaustic and wax creations are about “childhood without the nostalgia”.

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Janet Van Fleet: About the Artist

Curious Lifeforms by Janet Van Fleet

Janet Van Fleet is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Vermont, where she produces two distinct bodies of work. Her freestanding figurative works, known as Curious Lifeforms, are assembled with wood, wire, and found objects. She also creates wall-hung works called Circular Statements using buttons and other disks in wire grids that have been described as “the architecture of spacetime.” Van Fleet grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, then went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education. She is a founder of Studio Place Arts (SPA), a...

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One Man Corporation: An Interview with Ben Depelteau

PX C self-portrait

By presenting himself as the corporate entity, Px(c), Depelteau makes a cultural statement about the dominance of commercial culture in everyday life. ARTSHOP sat down with him and asked him what all that was about.

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What is an Art Product?

Art Product are those things made by the art world which are not fine art, not simply reproductions of fine art, and not craft. Art Product is a family that includes the following genera: Ephemera, Publications, Multiples, and Small Art. Ephemera are transitory visual and written materials. They serve short-term purposes and are not intended as historical documentation. The classification of an item depends on the object itself, the intention of the artist, and the function of the product by the end user. Ephemera include materials such as exhibition postcards, gallery newsletters, pamphlets, and posters. Ephemera are fleeting, often...

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