Lorella Paleni (b.1986, Italy/USA)

Lorella Paleni graduated with a BFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 2010. In 2011 she moved to New York in to study painting at SVA and Columbia University School. Her work has won several awards and nominations, including most recently the Cut&Paste Pick prize from Artists Wanted, New York. Her work has been exhibited in New York and Europe, and she has her first solo show in Germany in April at Kunsthalle HB55 in Berlin.

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Unique work by Seoul based artist Hyungkoo Lee. The korean artist extends his concerns to fictitious bodies of cartoon characters by inventing their fossil bones in a quasi-archaeological way.

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Simon Park, ‘Bee Jewelled’, 2013

Simon Park transformed found dead bees into crystals by immersing them in a supersaturated solution of copper sulphate.



Mark Dorf. from Axiom and simulation “….  examines the ways in which humans quantify and explore our surroundings by comparing artistic, scientific, and digital realism. 

As a developed global culture, we are constantly transforming physical space and objects into abstract thought to gain a greater understanding of composition and the inner workings of our surroundings. These transformations often take the form of mathematical or scientific interpretation.”


Audrey Niffenegger

‘Topsy-Turvy’, 2010, graphite and gouache

‘Raven Girl’, 2013, etching

‘Heart Strings’

‘The Three Incestuous Sisters’, 2005, hand-colored aquatint etching

‘Mother and Child’, 2010, ink and gouache






Philadelphia based fiber artist Erin M. Riley is tackling taboo issues with her loom. She’s capturing the issues of today’s generation with very old school traditional form of storytelling. Her threads weave together depictions of female sexuality, drug use, birth control, car crashes, selfies, among others. The results of which are breathtaking in a very perverse way - most of the images will make you feel as if you’re sneaking a peek at private photos on someones phone, the element of being privy to what’s going on behind the scene but not being talked about - and at second glance you can’t help but stare in awe at the painstaking efforts that go into her work. 

Erin’s work will be showing at Philadelphia based Paradigm Gallery + Studio from August 30th - October 12th, 2013. Hope you can make it out, these tapestries are sure to stir up a dialogue.


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