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Q+Art: Artist Michael Booker Unravels the History of Coded Quilts

Artist Michael Booker grew up around quilts. His grandmother, a lifelong quilter, sewed her colorful creations by hand before passing them onto family members as gifts. It wasn’t until Booker left his home in Jackson, ...

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Q+Art: Place, Space, and Memory Merge in Neil McClelland’s Haunting Landscape Paintings

Artist Neil McClelland grew up on the edge of a dark forest. His childhood home, a family-operated farm in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec, is the inspiration for the painter’s latest body of moody work. ...

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Q+Art: Elyse’ Jokinen Shatters Gendered Expectations with Hyper-Feminine Collages

Collage artist Elyse’ Jokinen gets by on intuition. Over the past decade, Jokinen has schlepped her art supplies from one place to another, stopping in no less than seven cities along the way. Now settled ...

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Q+Art: Whitney Sage Paints a Melancholy Ode to Midwestern Homesickness

Like most Midwesterners, Whitney Sage’s hometown holds a special place in her heart. Born in the suburbs of Detroit, the multidisciplinary artist has since relocated to another Midwestern locale, but her work continues to mine ...

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Q+Art: Artist John Casey Reimagines the Outcast as a Symbol of Emanicpation

Oakland-based artist John Casey began life on the unluckiest day of the year, in an unlucky place. Born on Friday 13 in Salem, Massachusetts, the multidisciplinary artist now gleefully channels his unusual origins into awkward ...

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Q+Art: Artist Mills Brown Unravels Memory and Mythology in the American South

Painter Mills Brown grew up in the Deep South. Born and raised in South Carolina, the artist uses her geographical background to expose the dark underbelly of memory, tradition, and the idyllic. Influenced by Southern ...

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Q+Art: Artist Mike Nudelman Elevates the Mundane to Sublime, Supernatural Heights

Mike Nudelman creates melancholic ballpoint pen drawings that mesmerize in their layered complexity. Working small, the Santa Fe-based artist renders sublime landscapes with a subtle, otherworldly presence by sneaking in saucer-like shapes that hover cryptically ...

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Q+Art: Artist Andrew Steinbrecher Explores the ‘Controlled Chaos’ of City Life

Though Andrew Steinbrecher considers himself an introvert, the multidisciplinary artist adores the hustle and bustle of city life. Based in Cincinnati—the capital city of Southwest Ohio—Steinbrecher uses the “controlled chaos of and dichotomy of urban ...

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Q+Art: Artist Amy Reidel Confronts the Monster of Love with Glitter and Blood

St. Louis-based artist Amy Reidel is a ferocious new mother. Hunkered down in the conservative heartland, the multidisciplinary artist creates glittery paintings, drawings, and sculptures that belie the bloody and often brutal business of being ...

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Q+Art: Illustrator Jeffrey Everett Finds Universal Loneliness Within Architectural Structures

Washington, D.C.-based illustrator Jeffrey Everett sees himself “as a designer first and an artist second.” While this pragmatic approach is evident in his sleek and structured compositions, Everett’s work contains a touching intimacy not often ...

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Q+Art: Artist P-Jay Fidler Mines the Collective Unconscious for Death-Inspired Iconography

P-Jay Fidler’s mixed media works are filled with age-old symbols that tap into the collective unconscious. His scattered compositions reveal a Pagan reverence for the impermanence of life within a nonlinear structure. While he mines ...

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Q+Art: Dan Monteavaro Conjures Magic and Mythology with Wildly Imaginative Paintings

Though he deftly jumps between public murals and traditional painting, artist Dan Monteavaro, aka Moncho 1929, is increasingly known for his wildly imaginative works. The artist’s ongoing series Chimera focuses on his fascination with clashing ...

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Q+Art: Jennifer Small Turns Everyday Routine Into Mesmerizing Fluorescent Paintings

Philadelphia-based artist Jennifer Small reinterprets the tedium of everyday life as mesmerizing fluorescent paintings. Intended to illustrate an ordinary day in the life of the artist, these striking studies elevate the mundane moments in our ...

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Q+Art: Raphaele Cohen-Bacry Creates Abstract Collages with a Poetic Approach

Mixed media artist Raphaele Cohen-Bacry explores the narrative potential of abstracted shapes in her poetic collages. Her lyrical pieces are created from auction magazines, wallpaper, and printed images of famous artworks. Cohen-Bacry considered herself a ...

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Q+Art: Marcelina Gonzales Explores Identity and Culture with Intimate Resin Works

Marcelina Gonzales creates oil-tinted resin works that reconstruct the artist’s memories of growing up in an American border town. Gonzales was born in Brownsville, a thriving town at the southernmost tip of Texas known for ...

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