Gallery Mondays: Art Rising at The Majestic Pop Up

 

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Last week I went to a fun pop up at The DL called The Majestic where they had dancers in body paint, face painting, and a small art exhibit. Above is one of the pieces I found intriguing.

There’s a lot going on in this work of art by The Art Rising. The centerpiece appears to be a woman wearing red lipstick and a gorgeous gold eye shadow on her lids. She’s peering up at a figure wearing a crazy looking mask that I can’t quite figure out.

Like, what is going on here?!

Anyway, I love the fact that you can stare at this vibrant piece for a while and come up with a million different ideas as to what’s going on in it.

See more of their work here.

 

Fan Art Fridays: Paramore

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Paramore is back with some new music this week!

Their new song and music video “Hard Times” was released on Wednesdays, and Paramore fans are super stoked. So many things have changed about the band since their self-titled album came out in 2013. Hayley Williams got married, she died her hair blonde (loving it!), Zac Farro left for his solo project HalfNoise, and now he’s back!

So much excitement going on here!

In honor of this, enjoy a piece of Paramore fan art I found on Deviant Art by KoRniszonka. It features a 2012 version of the band, which included Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor.

Oh, how times have changed.

Be sure to check out the original fan art on Deviant Art and watch “Hard Times” below!

Gallery Mondays: Wham! Holy Sunset Batman by Alix Ankele

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A few days ago, I dropped in to see Alix Akele’s artwork currently hanging in the lobby of Kaufman Arcade in the Garment District of NYC.

There’s something very calming about the way these colors are blended across this painting, which is odd because orange is one of those shades that’s known to raise blood pressure. I’ve always believed this concept in color psychology was true, especially when mixed with other vibrant colors like bright pink, as it is here.

This might be the only exception.

Perhaps the small bits of light and smoky dark blue in the middle and towards the bottom that even this out, putting the feel back in tranquil mode.

Whatever it is, this is definitely a sunset I’d chase.

See more of Akele’s work here.

Fan Art Fridays: Rabbids

Since the Easter bunny is taking over this weekend, I thought it might be nice to give a different rabbit, or should I say Rabbids, some attention before then.

Rabbids are the French alien-rabbit stars of Nickelodeon’s Rabbids Invasion. They’re super weird and they get into all sorts of trouble, making them hilarious to watch.

Enjoy this fun piece of fan art by bschulze of a seemingly confused Rabbid staring down at a rabbit. Found on Deviant Art, I love how simple and witty this piece is!

Check out one of my fave scenes from Rabbids Invasion:

Gallery Mondays: Biscuits & Bath Doggy Gym

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Since I’m dog sitting for my roommate during her spring break this week, I thought it would be fitting to feature a piece of artwork I saw at Biscuits & Bath on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last month when it was still dead winter.

Sully took obedience classes there, and I’m kind of wondering if out in front of the center ever looks like it’s depicted in this piece. Perhaps during the spring and summer months?

Also, is it just me, or does the greenery on the archway, banister, and fence make this place like some sort of Doggy Garden of Eden?

Anyway, enjoy this little clip of my walk with Sully this evening:

Fan Art Fridays: Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

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Or should I say Emma Stone and Jacob Staudenmaier?!

Promposal season seems to be off to a delightful start after Ryan Gosling’s doppelganger Jacob Staudenmaier asked Emma Stone to prom with a delightful La La Land inspired proposal.

Sadly, she won’t be able to go with Jacob Staudenmaier due to prior engagements in London, as she explained to him in a letter. She lessened the blow by adding “P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes.”

Let’s just pretend this La La Land Golden Globes moment captured in cartoon form by Daniel Kordek (daekazu) over on Deviant Art is actually of Emma Stone and Jacob Staudenmaier. How amazing are those eyes?!

See more of Daniel Kordek’s work.

Gallery Mondays: #MacysFlowerShow 2017 @ Macy’s Herald Sq

I somehow managed to squeeze some time in after work to navigate the maze that is Macy’s Herald Square in order to see the carnival-themed Macy’s Flower Show 2017.

I wasn’t able to see it last year (for reasons I cannot remember) but this year, I was determined to check it out, and I wasn’t disappointed.

The store’s street level and store windows were filled with floral arrangements, sculptures of carousel horses and clowns, and loads of other carnival-related display items. There were even unicorns!

My favorite was this spotted horse near Louis Vuitton. The flowers really brought its neutral colors to life. I can imagine how torturous it must have been for kids that were in the store with their parents, because even I wanted to hop on this horse for a ride around the carousel.

Learn more about the Macy’s Flower Show 2017, and check it out if you’re in Midtown before it closes on April 9th!