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12.15.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, multi-disciplinary artist Rachel Mason discusses the making of her film work “The Lives Of Hamilton Fish.” Mason’s practice over the years has included sculpture, video and music. This particular piece brings all of her practice together […]

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12.08.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artist Morehshin Allahyari discusses her web-based project Like Pearls. You can see more of her work here and read an interview with the artist here. October 6, 2013 Looking through my spam folder, I […]

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12.01.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artist Aaron Graham talks about his recent installation at Croton Point Park, forces of nature and the mobile gallery that he founded with his mom. Last year, my mother and I bought a […]

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11.24.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week’s notebook is from Andrew Birk, a multi-disciplinary artist who works out of Mexico City. Birk is co-director of No-Space, also located in Mexico City. For his notebook Birk has provided a poetic walk through of […]

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11.17.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, newly Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Ciocci, a multi-media artist, formerly Paper Rad and now working with Extreme Animals. Here he talks about his video album, “The Urgency.” “THE URGENCY” started as 6 to 8 new compositions by Extreme […]

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11.10.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week Birch Cooper discusses his modular sound modules built while he was a resident at Eyebeam. I’d like to try to use this notebook about my recent modular synth work to illustrate the interconnected, fractal nature of all […]

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10.27.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week Sean Capone discusses the evolution of Sunshine/New Paintings, his commission to beautify a luxury hospitality environment and the perils of being self-employed. I thought it would be interesting to look back and sort out what I […]

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09.29.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, newly Brooklyn-based artist Scott Gelber talks about his videos “Image 02” 003 and “Image 03” 004 inspired by skeuomorphism and the original “broken image icon.” The videos feature music by Zac Traeger and Arjun Ram Srivatsa.  Lately, I’ve been thinking a […]

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09.22.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Chicago-based artist Sam Rolfes talks about his typeface/word world building series, which recalls monolithic islands, bathroom lighter tags and 3D scans of his childhood home. Rather than manipulating the kind of polychrome, malformed figure I normally obsess […]

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09.09.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, New York-based choreographer, performance artist and rising star Rebecca Patek talks about “ineter(a)nal f/ear” — her theater performance which exposes the psychopathology of rape, trauma and shame with parody and satire, as Patek and her co-performer Sam […]

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