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Opening of TOPO Gallery at the Northrup King Building

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Opening of TOPO Gallery at the Northrup King Building

Chris Larson: Axonometric/Threshold

Infinity and entropy echo one another in space and time for Chris Larson’s Axonometric/Threshold, the inaugural exhibition at TOPO Gallery. This ten-year investigation of Axonometric pencil drawings on vellum transposes and collides the imagery of industrial workplaces, rural architectural structures and aeronautic machines. Condensing these uncanny elements together depicts invented architectural landscapes that are defined by darkness and erasure. New and impossible spaces of production are created through similarities of form and contradictions in scale that are compounded into inconsistent perspectives.

Larson’s most recent graphite work, Threshold, continue the exploration of perceiving and bending space through line and void. The panel is built up of many coats of black gesso through the process of sanding and polishing. The final layer is burnished with steel wool to work the material toward a slate like surface. A strip of aluminum, commonly used as a threshold to form the bottom of a doorway, is repurposed as a drawing tool and straight edge. Rotating around a nail embedded in the panel, in a performative and repetitious motion, Larson makes hundreds of graphite lines that converge and radiate infinitely off the surface. As the lines flip two separate spaces can be perceived simultaneously.

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Emily Johnson Featured in Modern Midwest

Friday, February 07, 2014

Emily Johnson Featured in Modern Midwest

Modern Midwest featured Emily Johnson of EC Design was featured in Modern Midwest along with her minimalist mixed metal wedding rings.

http://modernmidwest.com/things/7-ways-to-say-i-do-with-ec-design

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New Book by Kelly Marshall of Custom Woven Interiors

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New Book by Kelly Marshall of Custom Woven Interiors

Custom Woven Interiors
Bringing color and design home with Rep weave

As a designer, Marshall takes a contemporary approach to traditional designs. In this beautifully photographed volume she provides insight into her own design process for working with the versatile Rep Weave technique. She shares her tips for finding design inspiration and translating that inspiration into a woven textile.

In Custom Woven Interiors Marshall presents 18 project sets of related items for every room in the home. Weavers at any level, designers, and anyone interested in contemporary fabrics for interiors will find this book a valuable resource.

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NKB Artist Dan Marshall Wins Chase Jarvis Photo Contest

Monday, October 26, 2009

NKB Artist Dan Marshall Wins Chase Jarvis Photo Contest

Out of thousands of submissions, Chase Jarvis, one of the world’s best known photographers, selected this photo by NKB artist Dan Marshall as the winning entry in his Best Camera photo contest.

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