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    ARTIST CRUSH // NICK GEORGIOU

    Tucson-based artist, Nick Georgiou, takes discarded books and newspapers and transforms them into captivating sculptures that speak to the decline in printed material in favor of digital (dis)connection. Bold and bright, his creations are ripe with emotion, drawing you inside his world. He has been commissioned by heavy-hitters ranging from Hermès to Oxford University Press, […]

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    FASHION FOR ALL!!!

    Friend of The Work Magazine, NiK Kacy is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the first gender-equal footwear line. NiK Kacy’s shoes break the traditional gender boundaries of the shoe industry by doing away with the notion of “men’s” and “women’s” styles and sizes and establishing the first gender-fluid luxury footwear line in […]

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    Artist Crush // Alison Foshee

    Anyone who knows me, knows of my intense love of botanicals. Watercolor, pencil, clay—staples? Yes. Staples. Artist Alison Foshee has turned beautiful pieces of nature into cold hard and yet compellingly beautiful metal art. In her own words: “This series of staple works on paper began in 1998.  I was exploring how everyday materials or found objects […]

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    Artist of the Month // Week 2 Erin Smith

    February brings us the art of Erin Smith, an Australian painter who is sharing a painting a week with us here at Work. This work is titled: Gas / 2014 760mm x 560mm Acrylic / Water Color on Arches 300gsm  

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    New Column // Visual Magic with Sarah Faith

    The Fool “The Fool of course is the wisest of all. The Fool who goes down the road with the alligators at his heels, and the dogs yapping at him, blindfolded on his way, he knows all there is and does nothing about it…nothing could touch him.” — Aleister Crowley Unlimited potential, the protection of innocence, […]

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    Keith Haring Gala // De Young Museum

    ‘The Political Line’ is the first major Keith Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. With more than 130 works, this exhibit showcases Haring’s responses to nuclear weapons, racial inequality, excesses of capitalism, environmental disaster and AIDS. One of the most remarkable things about seeing so many pieces so large is to […]

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    What if your last action before death could be a gift of love to nature?

    A Will For the Woods Documentary asks these questions and more as you watch musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepare for his own green burial.   Make sure to check out the first Los Angeles screening of this Award Winning Documentary at USC DAVIS School of Gerontology WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18 Davis School of Gerontology 3715 McClintock […]

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    NEW YORK CITY // PHEROMONE HOTBOX

    Open now at the Steven Kasher gallery in NYC is “Pheromone Hotbox,” a photography show celebrating the work of five female artists: Aneta Bartos, Shae DeTar, Olivia Locher, Marianna Rothen and Work Magazine contributor, Amanda Charchian. While each photographer explores feminine energy and forms in her own unique way, the show flows together beautifully, celebrating […]

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ARTIST CRUSH // NICK GEORGIOU

Tucson-based artist, Nick Georgiou, takes discarded books and newspapers and transforms them into captivating sculptures that speak to the decline in printed material in favor of digital (dis)connection. Bold and bright, his creations are ripe with emotion, drawing you inside his world. He has been commissioned by heavy-hitters ranging from Hermès to Oxford University Press, […]

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FASHION FOR ALL!!!

Friend of The Work Magazine, NiK Kacy is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the first gender-equal footwear line. NiK Kacy’s shoes break the traditional gender boundaries of the shoe industry by doing away with the notion of “men’s” and “women’s” styles and sizes and establishing the first gender-fluid luxury footwear line in […]

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PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK // THE HOUSE

If you are someone who appreciates midcentruy architecture and design, then you may have trekked your way into the desert this past week.  The beautiful oasis known as Palm Springs, celebrated its Modernism Week, and we are still lusting after the beautiful Palm Springs home of designer Vance Burke that we had the luxury to experience […]

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EMPTY PALACE // NEW ALBUM AND RECORD RELEASE

Psychedelic anything will always hold a special place in my “energy”, but here I share with you Delic Psych with shredding metal guitar riffs and some head whipping to boot. Long live druggy metal psych rock.  Los Angeles (by way of Denver) progressive psych band Empty Palace are gearing up for the release of their full length […]

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Just Because // Bill the Badass

Who knows if this is real or not, we don’t really care. He reminds me of a little kid, in his socks , at the top of the stairs, discovering shit.  Some of our favorites included.  

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FILM/NOIR // NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

Sexy, smooth, and perfect to get you ready for your Friday.  We are ready, and now you can be too…if you weren’t already. London based experimental art project Film/Noir is made up of Micael Prysler and Tobi Falade. Releasing their new single “After Hours” along with some stunning visuals to match. Film/Noir scrolls the neon lit streets while this […]

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Artist Crush // Alison Foshee

Anyone who knows me, knows of my intense love of botanicals. Watercolor, pencil, clay—staples? Yes. Staples. Artist Alison Foshee has turned beautiful pieces of nature into cold hard and yet compellingly beautiful metal art. In her own words: “This series of staple works on paper began in 1998.  I was exploring how everyday materials or found objects […]

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HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY // CLINTON + LEWINSKY

On this holy day of Presidents, we honor Bill, his philandering ways, and one of our favorite public lies. All because of that dirty blue dress… we hope it was worth it.

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Artist of the Month // Week 2 Erin Smith

February brings us the art of Erin Smith, an Australian painter who is sharing a painting a week with us here at Work. This work is titled: Gas / 2014 760mm x 560mm Acrylic / Water Color on Arches 300gsm  

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New Column // Visual Magic with Sarah Faith

The Fool “The Fool of course is the wisest of all. The Fool who goes down the road with the alligators at his heels, and the dogs yapping at him, blindfolded on his way, he knows all there is and does nothing about it…nothing could touch him.” — Aleister Crowley Unlimited potential, the protection of innocence, […]

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Keith Haring Gala // De Young Museum

‘The Political Line’ is the first major Keith Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. With more than 130 works, this exhibit showcases Haring’s responses to nuclear weapons, racial inequality, excesses of capitalism, environmental disaster and AIDS. One of the most remarkable things about seeing so many pieces so large is to […]

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What if your last action before death could be a gift of love to nature?

A Will For the Woods Documentary asks these questions and more as you watch musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepare for his own green burial.   Make sure to check out the first Los Angeles screening of this Award Winning Documentary at USC DAVIS School of Gerontology WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18 Davis School of Gerontology 3715 McClintock […]

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IMRI // MUSIC MADE BY MAGIC

Producer and artist Ethan DeLorenzo met IMRI while working on a goat farm in North Sonoma County.  It seemed like it was a set up by the vortex Gods, so they went with it.  Since then, they have worked together to complete a full debut album that will be launching later this year. If you […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY HIGH TEA // OJAI

Le Picnic, an exciting new food-centric brand championing quality and community above all else, are holding a pop-up this Saturday for Valentine’s Day. Indulge yourself with an artisinal high tea spread, make new friends, and enjoy the magic that is Ojai, California. Seating times are at 11:30am and 3pm, $50 per person. All the details […]

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Artist of the Month // February // Erin Smith

February brings us the art of Erin Smith, an Australian painter who is sharing a painting a week with us here at Work. This work is titled The Kids are alright / 2014 760mm x 560mm Acrylic / Water Color on Arches 300g

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 5 THINGS THAT DIDN’T LACK AT ALAC // Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Last weekend it was that one-time of year in Los Angeles where three big international art happenings happened simultaneously— otherwise known as Superbowl weekend to the rest of the world.  The first and longest running in the trio of art fairs to hit was Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC).  Self-heralded and collector-acclaimed as ‘the International Contemporary Art […]

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Workaholic / Michael Felix / Design Studio

Michael Felix designs and produces upholstered goods in Southern California. A 3rd generation upholstery designer, Michael started from the ground up as a sample-maker’s assistant in the furniture factory founded in 1959 by his grandfather. His in-depth understanding of classic upholstery techniques makes for a collection that is thoughtfully designed, structurally engineered and made for a […]

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NEW YORK CITY // PHEROMONE HOTBOX

Open now at the Steven Kasher gallery in NYC is “Pheromone Hotbox,” a photography show celebrating the work of five female artists: Aneta Bartos, Shae DeTar, Olivia Locher, Marianna Rothen and Work Magazine contributor, Amanda Charchian. While each photographer explores feminine energy and forms in her own unique way, the show flows together beautifully, celebrating […]

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Heroin or Cocaine?

Lorenzo Antico is a London based filmmaker who shared with us this visual browsing of how drugsare a factor used very often in the movies using first titles that came to mind. Heroin or Cocaine? from Lorenzo Antico on Vimeo.

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Artist Crush // Liesl Pfeffer

Currently crushing hard on Liesl Pfeffer‘s Garden Study series for a multitude of reasons, the first being that she actually uses the scientific name for each!!! Then you get to the art. Liesl has completely mastered the skill of complex minimalism. Her shapes are simplified while the textures of the images she uses in her collages […]

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. // CELEBRATING THE MAN WHO HAD A DREAM

May we all take a moment today to honor and appreciate a brilliant mind that believed in justice and equality above all. As a society, we still have a long way to go to abolish discrimination based on the fear of the other, but thanks in much part to Martin Luther King Jr., we are […]

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PHOTO LA

It’s art fair season in Los Angeles… kicking-off this weekend with the LA Art Show and the 24th iteration of the international exposition photo la.  Returning to downtown’s historic LA Mart fortress The REEF January 15-18th, photo la showcases a lens-based potpourri ranging from the 19th Century to contemporary explorations.  In addition to a 3-day public program of lectures, […]

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ISSUE 7 // Artist Sarah Sitkin

Issue 7 is very close to being finished for you (and for us). Sarah Sitkin will be featured as one of the many amazing artists we have to share with you. Sarah’s work is haunting, disturbing, beautiful, and multi-layered in its physical collaboration. Each piece tells a story but also brings forth a psychological question […]

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Exclusive Work Release // Misty X by Feather Revs

I am pretty excited about this new discovery brought to my attention from our friends over at Manimal .  This music video makes me want to time travel with a bag of shrooms and have a dance off with myself.  I can’t wait to hear the album in it’s entirety and say to the sounds.  More […]

LITTLE SECRETS // KESTRIN PANTERA X NIKI SCHWAN

Director Kestrin Pantera was so inspired by stylist Niki Schwan’s new store that she wrote and directed a ‘Goldilocks-meets-Gaga film’ called “Little Secrets,” which takes place in Schwan’s fashion boutique: Girl breaks into store after-hours to live her dress-up fantasy and sneaks out… perhaps to do it again another night. Schwan has styled artists from […]

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FOXYGEN // PERFORMANCE RETURNS

I was just having a conversation with myself about the lack of showmanship I seem to be coming across when going to live events.  Yes they may seem nice and entertaining, calm and deep…but after revisiting “Rock and Roll Circus”  that the Rolling Stones put on decades ago, and the emotion they gave to their audience […]

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WOAH’S TOP 12 LA ART SHOWS // OF 2014

Anyone who wants to use the old way of thinking that LA’s art scene is lacking can take a moment to check out our friend WOAH’s recap of  their 12 LA Art Shows of 2014. #WOAHPicks include some of our personal favorite shows.  We hope you were curious enough to have gone to some of […]

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Weather better // by Yasi Salek

If this isn’t a movie, then please explain why you are sitting on the plush blue couch in our room at the Hampton Inn in Oxnard of all places quietly playing your guitar and singing “Be My Baby” while I lay face down on the lumpy white comforter on the bed (at least one of […]