MARCH 13, 2023: Iowa Paper Artist Gifts Ron DeSantis a ‘Fascist’ Snowflake
[Julie Ross’s] designs aren’t just reserved for Republicans. She’s made it a challenge to snowflake and selfie any politico she meets. Sometimes, she’ll cut a representative’s first name into their snowflake. Other times, a relevant word. She gifted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) a snowflake with “persist” cut into it.
With her approval, the [Davenport, IA] company [RAYGUN] is selling four shirts with snowflake designs. They say: “BEWARE OF FASCIST SNOWFLAKES,” “FROM IOWA WITH LOVE,” and “SHARP SCISSORS MAKE NASTY SNOWFLAKES” alongside the artist’s designs. Proceeds from the shirts will benefit causes RAYGUN supports including the NAACP, the Chicago Teacher’s Union, and the News Literacy Project.
JAN 16, 2023: Netflix Spotlights Malaysian Artist Eten Teo’s Papercut Artwork for its 2023 CNY Collection
Teo’s papercut piece marks the first time a physical artwork is digitised to be featured on a local moment on Netflix — a specially-curated collection of titles that celebrates seasonal moments or social events that are important to local audiences. In addition to Malaysia, Teo’s artwork will also be spotlighted on the Netflix platform in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam.
The piece, which took Teo a week to complete, revolves around the word 福 (fú, meaning “fortune” or “good luck”) and is meant to represent the blessings and happiness surrounding the festivities. He also put some of his fondest memories onto paper with his latest work, as some of the scenes are directly inspired by his personal childhood experiences celebrating Lunar New Year with his family.
Art on Paper, New York City’s celebrated, medium-driven fair, returns to downtown Manhattan’s Pier 36 during September 2023’s Armory Art Week with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. The fair’s ninth edition will showcase unique and and powerful projects curated by Artistic Director Nato Thompson, with a focus on can’t-miss performances highlighting the creative potential of paper.