Leighton Kelly – “All of the Things” @ Athen B. Gallery

Athen B. Gallery is proud to present their latest exhibition of a very under the radar artist named Leighton Kelly who is based in Oakland called “All of the Things” which opened this past Saturday, July 15th. You might recognize his unique sculpture style from some of past group exhibitions at the space. More images and info after the jump!

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Casey NB – Borrowed Lines

Casey NB, also known as Borrowed Lines is a Sydney, Australia based fine artist who created incredible Simpson’s based embroidery. Taking inspiration from scenes both new and old, the textiles are perfectly rendered and make any Simpson’s fan nostalgic.

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Lala Abaddon – Martyr Syndrome

Lala Abaddon seeks to examine the dual nature of binary relationships with parallels that give shape to their physical existence. In her woven work she integrates many components in her process, capturing her unique images multiple times through a repetitive sequence of traditional analog photographic methods, then arranging the large format prints into precise and deliberate pairings.

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Ben Venom – “Don’t Tread on Me” @ hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO

On October 30th, the San Francisco based punk rock quilter Ben Venom will unveil a new series of work in his debut exhibition “Don’t Tread on Me” in Japan at hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO. His new body of work features hand-crafted quilts from his signature rock t-shirts, as well as new pieces using recycled fabrics.

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J T Merry – Embroidered Logos

JT Merry is a mulidisciplinary artist who has worked for many years with Bjork, creating the costumes for her stage performances and music. As part of his new series of embroidery works, Merry decided to take the vision of athletic wear in a new direction by sewing floral patterns to their logos.

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Sally Hewett – Embroidery Hoop Body Parts

“My practice centres around ideas of beauty and ugliness and the conventions which determine our definition of each. I am interested in how we see things and how we interpret what we see: does my particular way of representing bodies, using fabrics, stitching and embroidery, affect how the content of the work is seen? To some extent I see my work as an investigation of the divide between craft and art.” –Sally Hewett

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NeSpoon – Urban Jewelry

NeSpoon is a Warsaw, Poland based artist who creates ornate lace patterns as her unique brand of street art that transcends a number of textile field and is installed in public spaces. NeSpoon transforms and beautifies remote and forgotten surfaces to create a what she refers to as “public jewelry.”

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