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There are beautiful things that we experience everyday, but don’t really see. Buildings you pass while rushing to work, an old coffee mug on your desk, the cozy chair that you flop into when you get home from a busy day. Most people would never consider these things special enough to be artistic subject matter. This collection of work is just that. Everyday things that your eye most likely skips right over. But when you take the time to stop and study them, like these seven artists have, you realize that each one has a story to tell, and that ‘boring’ really can be beautiful.

[*February 2013: A smaller version of this show is actually being hung {not pretend, like the "show" below!} at the Tanner Hill Gallery in Chattanooga TN from Feb 8th - March 29th, 2013!]

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Holly Farrell:

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Leah Giberson:

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Mark Bradley-Shoup:

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Anselmo Swan:

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Randy Hryhorczuk:

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Jennifer Harrison:

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Eric Cator:

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comments (12)

  1. brigitte /// 08.09.2011 /// 8:38pm

    Oh so not boring…!

  2. Guy /// 09.07.2011 /// 2:41pm

    Well-done on curating a terrific collection. It would be a pleasure to see these works together in-the flesh.

  3. the jealous curator /// 09.07.2011 /// 3:25pm

    well, you may get your wish… there is a gallery who wants to show it! we’re just working out a date (probably in 2012)! stay tuned : )

  4. Ilene /// 11.02.2012 /// 7:20pm

    Wow. I’d love to that! Where? When?

  5. the jealous curator /// 11.02.2012 /// 7:29pm

    it’s going to be at the tanner hill gallery in chattanooga tn, feb 8th 2013!

  6. anne corr /// 07.16.2013 /// 12:25am

    The idea, the writing, the photography all adds up to one very lovely looking and engaging blog. i am jealous now.

  7. Mel /// 07.24.2013 /// 8:38am

    Looking through your collections, this one just seemed to pop. It didn’t surprise when you commented it that this would be in a gallery, but it definitely pleased me!

    Nice.

  8. the jealous curator /// 07.24.2013 /// 2:06pm

    oh, thanks mel! : )

  9. Mel /// 07.24.2013 /// 11:53pm

    Also, I really admire how personal you keep this space by replying to comments. You’re a credit to the blogosphere. I’ll be sharing your posts around whenever I can.
    Any chance you’ll be doing anything in the UK?

  10. the jealous curator /// 07.25.2013 /// 5:57am

    oh that’s so nice – thank you : ) i’d love to come to the UK at some point. i might be there next spring when my book gets released… i’ll keep you posted! : )

  11. Kaye /// 08.30.2013 /// 8:41pm

    I stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and I have to tell you that I dont usually care to read blogs (too busy!) BUT…. wow… this blog is amazing! YOU are amazing. I love all the works you feature, how you credit everyone and your writing style is so quirky, original, personal, and just darn fun to read. I check your site everyday! I am excited about your book!

  12. the jealous curator /// 08.30.2013 /// 9:51pm

    oh my… thanks kaye! thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment – it totally made my day! xo