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Q+Art

Arts editor Morgan Laurens interviews artists from around the world.

Q+Art: Photographer April Winter Explores the Human Capacity for Loneliness

Photo“In space, no one can hear you scream,” goes the tagline from Ridley Scott’s 1979 magnum opus, Alien. Now iconic, the line is famous for teasing the film’s titillating scares, but it’s true appeal lies ...

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Q+Art: Photographer April Winter Explores the Human Capacity for Loneliness

Q+Art: Margot Sanders’ Monochromatic Paintings Luxuriate in the History of the Nude Body

http://www.margotsanders.com/Like a faded bruise, Margot Sanders’ brushwork lingers, pooled under the immediate surface of her paintings. With an emphasis on mark-making, the London-based artist explores the material body through the physical process of painting. Her ...

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Q+Art: Margot Sanders’ Monochromatic Paintings Luxuriate in the History of the Nude Body

Q+Art: Giulia Piera Livi’s Immersive Installations Examine the Function of Art and Object

“We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it,” the cheeky quote goes. “The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it ...

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Q+Art: Giulia Piera Livi’s Immersive Installations Examine the Function of Art and Object

Q+Art: Artist B.N. Blithe de Carona Imagines America’s Bright Black Future

“Freedom won't be so fickle in the future,” B.N. Blithe de Carona says, expressing more hope than actual certainty. “There have been so many points in history where Black folks were seemingly on the precipice ...

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Q+Art: Artist B.N. Blithe de Carona Imagines America’s Bright Black Future

Q+Art: Artist Janet Currier Captures the Unseen Labor of a Woman’s Love

Crammed sardine-style into a white cubby, Janet Currier’s pile of blobby sculptures capture the frailty of the human body as it copes with a restrictive identity. Working in paint, sculpture, and installation, the London-based artist ...

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Q+Art: Artist Janet Currier Captures the Unseen Labor of a Woman’s Love

Q+Art: Lydia Crouse’s Demon-Filled Paintings Rewrite the Absurdity of Human Existence

Some see a grim, apocalyptic vision writhing within Lydia Crouse’s colorful hellscapes. Welcoming both pain and pleasure, the Brooklyn-based artist speculates on the nature of human existence by subverting our expectations at every turn: Her ...

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Q+Art: Lydia Crouse’s Demon-Filled Paintings Rewrite the Absurdity of Human Existence

Q+Art: Jewish Painter Rosabel Rosalind Dismantles Hierarchy Through Humor and Horror

In a darkened room, after the Assyrian general has glutted himself on enough wine, the beautiful Jewish widow saws through his neck with his own sword. The woman’s name is Judith, and she’s filled with ...

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Q+Art: Jewish Painter Rosabel Rosalind Dismantles Hierarchy Through Humor and Horror

Q+Art: Rotten Magazine Translates Punk’s “Anti-Aesthetic” into the Digital Age

Fast, messy, and unpolished, punk bands have always operated under the ethos that nothing is sacred. For Joel Seawright and Lucy Jackson, the London-based creators of Rotten Magazine, the guitars and safety pins are beside ...

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Q+Art: Rotten Magazine Translates Punk’s “Anti-Aesthetic” into the Digital Age

Q+Art: Heather Beardsley Brings Wide-Eyed Wonder to the Art of Science

Blending art and science, multidisciplinary artist Heather Beardsley borrows her visual language from zoologists. The Virginia Beach-based artist works across a variety of mediums—found photographs, fiber, and sculpture—to explore the relationship between humankind and nature ...

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Q+Art: Heather Beardsley Brings Wide-Eyed Wonder to the Art of Science

Q+Art: Artist Liza Ambrossio Awakens Her Inner Witch with ‘Blood Orange’

“Am I haunted?” muses Liza Ambrossio in her artist statement for Blood Orange. “Or am I the witch?” Assembled after years of nomadic wandering, the images in Blood Orange chronicle the multidisciplinary artist’s search for ...

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Q+Art: Artist Liza Ambrossio Awakens Her Inner Witch with ‘Blood Orange’

Q+Art: Jewelry Designer Anke Huyben Highlights the Body Underneath the Decoration

“The body is the object of jewellery,” Anke Huyben has said. “Without the body there is no need or place for it.” Recently relocated to her native Netherlands, the jewelry artist pushes the boundaries of ...

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Q+Art: Jewelry Designer Anke Huyben Highlights the Body Underneath the Decoration

Q+Art: Artist Sarah Lederman Treats Her Moody Paintings Like a Bleeding, Leaking Body

“The painting is treated like a body,” Sarah Lederman has said of her watery works. “[It] is not something that is neat, pretty, and contained; it leaks, bleeds and excretes.” Using pencil and thin washes ...

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Q+Art: Artist Sarah Lederman Treats Her Moody Paintings Like a Bleeding, Leaking Body

Q+Art: Anne von Freyburg Translates Rococo-Era Luxury Into Class-Conscious Textile Paintings

For artist Anne von Freyburg, more is decidedly more. The London-based Dutch Anne von Freyburg’s “textile paintings” revive the hedonistic pleasures of 18th century Rococo art with sumptuous colors, silky fabrics, and an embarrassment of ...

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Q+Art: Anne von Freyburg Translates Rococo-Era Luxury Into Class-Conscious Textile Paintings

Q+Art: Performance Artist Alexis Rivierre Aims to Break Black Mental Health Barriers

Alexis Rivierre was busy developing work for her latest project, Take Care, when the coronavirus took hold of St. Louis. The interdisciplinary artist was scheduled to put on impromptu performances throughout her home town when ...

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Q+Art: Performance Artist Alexis Rivierre Aims to Break Black Mental Health Barriers

Q+Art: Artist Alexandra Carter Explores Female Identity with Explosive Ink Paintings

Alexandra Carter grew up on one of the many cranberry bogs scattered across southeast Massachusetts. For Carter, the tart superfruit became a personal symbol, capable of illustrating her complex relationship with gendered expectations, both ancient ...

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Q+Art: Artist Alexandra Carter Explores Female Identity with Explosive Ink Paintings
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