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langdon graves

Oh, I love this so much. I have loved the drawings of Brooklyn based artist Langdon Graves for years, but I had never seen her installation work… until now! These images are from her May 2016 installation, titled “Spooky Action at a Distance” {Victori+Mo, Brooklyn}. I am completely smitten by Langdon’s color choices, her elegant style, and … wait for it… THIS subject matter:

“The drawings and sculptures featured in Spooky Action at a Distance take as their starting point scenes from first-hand accounts of ghost stories told by the artist’s grandmother, as illustrated by her childhood imagination and memory of them.  They speak in a blend of domestic fragments from her grandmother’s home, and imagery borrowed from a variety of traditions and rituals involving death and the afterlife, including the spiritualist practices of séance and spirit communication; funereal objects; and ancient symbols of death and rebirth. Building on Graves’ formal tendency to insert negative space throughout her subject matter, these images and objects are incomplete and removed from their context, and so approximate the inevitable clouding of memory; they offer stand-ins of the familiar and impressions rather than distinct representations.”

Grandmothers, ghosts AND art? Loooooove.

i’m still jealous of langdon graves

I wrote about Brooklyn based artist Langdon Graves almost exactly one year ago. I came across some of her work {graphite drawings on mylar} that I hadn’t seen before, and I could not stop myself from writing again. Thick glasses, side pony-tails, and bunny-handed girls… oh yes, I’m still completely smitten ♥

i’m jealous of langdon graves

Here’s what I know about Brooklyn based artist Langdon Graves… she’s based in Brooklyn. Ok, other than that I don’t know much, but I think it’s probably safe to assume that she loves pink, cool haircuts, and drawing with graphite pencil. Oh, and then of course there’s the one thing that I’m absolutely sure of… I’m jealous. Very.

bunny love ♥

Happy weekend everyone! I’m going to be spending it with my family, knee-deep in chocolate that was delivered by the Easter Bunny. Keep your eyes open for him though… clearly, he’s a master of disguise:

See you on Monday! xo

{1. Lissy Laricchia 2. Andrea Zuill 3. Ann Marshall 4. Joost Van Brug 5. Langdon Graves 6. Debra Broz 7. Denise Nestor 8. Bayley Collins}

i’m… sniff * cough* hack… sick.

Blah. I’m sick. I need to be cozy, eat soup and sleep… but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a little bit jealous this weekend. Check out these five artists, and call me in the morning: 1) Kate Pugsley 2) Langdon Graves 3) Jenny Meilihove 4) Steve MacDonald 5) Anila Rubiku