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Soft human scene: Rachell Sumpter

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February 12th, 2010

Rachell  Sumpter Slow and Steady 2009 1353 97 Soft human scene: Rachell Sumpter

You may be more familiar with Rachell Sumpter’s work gracing the covers of Dave Eggers novels—particularly the recently acclaimed bestseller bookslip for What Is the What—but her paintings showcase a softer palette, that seem to celebrate kinship, culture and subtle organizational chaos between man, woman and the  mythical/natural beasts. [ Continue Reading ]

Bach and Modern Design

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September 17th, 2009

zha jsbach 01 358x400 Bach and Modern Design Have you ever seen the Disney movie Fantasia? Actually I wouldn’t even call it a movie, but rather a musical animation experience. If you haven’t I’ll let you in on a little secret of my childhood: it was awesome. It’s all of the staples of the classical music cannon set to trippy animation experiences. If one of those were to come to life I would imagine it would look something like what happened this summer in Manchester, England when Zaha Hadid Architects created a brand new chamber music hall inside the Manchester Art Gallery for a limited performance of the solo works of Johann Sebastian Bach by a gaggle of internationally acclaimed musicians.  [ Continue Reading ]