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Amy Poehler tells it like it is

Amy Poehler can literally do no wrong. Channelling her inner Edith Head in the newest Old Navy advertisement, she parodies the stereotypical exclusive and ridiculous art world we all know so well.

“This piece was made on a ship, and then shipped in a plane, and then driven in a car…it’s so stupid it’s hard to understand, it could be interesting.” It doesn’t even matter what she’s talking about because she could be talking about anything…in this case, jeans.

 

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Contemporary Art

Rachel Domm // Rugs

You may recognize Rachel Domm‘s illustrations from J.Crew, The New Yorker, Urban Outfitters, BUST, Refinery29, and The New York Times to name a few but I swear I am seriously out of the loop. While doing some research during my internship today I found an article on Domm and she won me over. Domm works in drawings, illustrations, design, and collage with her most recent series including drawings of rugs.

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Something about her compositions and colour palette that just gets me going!

Images via Rachel Domm

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Contemporary Art

Ren Ri // Beehive Art

Anyone who knows me knows I have an extreme fear of bees…like to the point where I will run away screaming like a little girl. But something about Ren Ri‘s beehive art leaves me feeling a little more comfortable with those nasty buggers. Ren Ri, who is an artist and beekeeper uses bees to construct natural sculptures. His series titled “Yuansu” in reference to the Chinese word for “element” turns bees into his very own worker/artist bees. First Ri builds transparent polyhedrons and cubes with an inner skeleton of wooden dowels where he puts queen bee (aka the epitome of evil) so that the worker bees work around her and then rotates the sculpture every seven days based on a roll of a dice in reference to the seven days of creation based on the Old Testament from The Bible. The rotation also affects the structure since the bees due to gravity will start constructing in different directions. This series is concerned with nature and human intervention- with the bees being the sole creators and Ri holding the role of a uninvolved provider- Ri works to eliminate the subjectivity of the artist and gives control to the bees.

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Who knew bees could be this creative? I still think they’re gross…but I’ll deal with it.

Images via This is Colossal and Huffington Post

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