Daily Archives: Sep 9, 2010

David Downton

Artist David Downton can paint an amazing portrait of a glamorous figure in, what looks like, one brush stroke. He has the amazing ability to create a piece that looks effortless. During Downton’s career, he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from advertising and packaging to illustrating fiction, cook books and, occasionally dabbling in fashion. In 1996, the […]

Real Fake

In China, it is difficult to determine what is real while so many fake brands have assimilated into its culture. Chinese artist Liao Yibai’s exhibition Real Fake exposes this cultural phenomenon and questions the skewed concept of value on a variety of levels. The large-scale stainless steel sculptures of watches, rings, handbags and high heel shoes confront popular brands […]

Tribble & Mancenido

At the height of the U.S. economic crisis in 2008, all Americans wanted to do was hit the road. That’s just what collaborative artists James Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido-Tribble did. Armed with a little more than a commercial license, tips from Tribble’s truck driver dad and a few large-format cameras, the husband and wife photography team packed […]