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Indigenous artist Barry Johnny fights back after stroke to start painting again

[ad_1] In the remote Aboriginal community of Doomadgee, in north-west Queensland, you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist as well respected as Barry Johnny. Just three years ago, Mr Johnny was enjoying a successful career with hundreds of his vibrant landscape and animal paintings exhibited and sold around the country. But that all changed overnight …

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Could you build your own pots and pans? Coppersmith Sara Dahmen revives a lost art

[ad_1] Copper-smithing is not for the faint of heart. “It’s grueling work,” says Sara Dahmen, as she holds a giant scissor blade over a thick sheet of metal. “This will cut your fingers off,” she warns. She’s building a copper mug — the kind Paul Revere might have sipped ale from in his local tavern, …

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Eri Wakiyama’s surreal, manga-inspired paintings reflect her inner world

[ad_1] Eri Wakiyama’s New York bedroom is covered in stickers. There are those left behind by her friends who work in fashion, repping various cool brands and downtown labels, random adhesive souvenirs she’s collected over the years, and 90s throwbacks to Lisa Frank and Hello Kitty. Her latest solo-exhibition, which is currently on view at …

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Xinyi Cheng’s sensual paintings explore the complexities of intimacy

[ad_1] The Chinese artist Xinyi Cheng telescopes interpersonal connections. Her exhibition Seen Through Others — on view at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (March 23-28, 2022) — brings together some 30 works made between 2016 to 2021, featuring figures with inscrutable expressions placed in enigmatic contexts. Her characters wield burning cigarettes, sport elegant mustaches, lollygag in …

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