artist Amelia Harnas creates dazzling portraits from spilled wine, using embroidery thread to trace and refine her crimson-faced subjects. Like delicate watercolor, the wine has an ethereal texture; the artist admits a certain unpredictability and instability in her unique process. Using wax resist on soft white cotton fabrics to set the images, she cannot determine how long the delicate images will last, and the transient images float like ghosts across the page while thread guides the eye.
Has Venice’s famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they’re actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (@nois7 on Instagram). He’s taken photos shot by others, like Venice’s Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and Russia’s Lake Bakail taken by Daniel Kordan, and spliced them together to create a surreal composite that looks almost believable. Though Venice’s famous canals have frozen in the past, as they did most recently in 2012, they’ve never turned completely solid like this.
Micah Lexier, Twelve of One, 2010, found objects in an existing vitrine. Exhibited at Art Metrople, Toronto. A one-year exhibition of twelve consecutive one-month vitrine displays of a variety of items including stationary, envelopes, coins, measuring devices, printed cardboard, street finds, mail art, artists multiples, lists, tests, tickets, invitations, postcards, puzzles, magic tricks, forms, metal objects, glass objects, books that artists have drawn on, books with things printed on the endpapers, books with fore-edge printing, gifts that others have given me, items with interesting provenance, samples, examples, second-hand store finds, found drawings, misprints, mistakes, sets of things, things that are perforated, things that are letter-pressed, things with numbers, things that are rubber-stamped, things printed in solid colours, things that are die-cut, things with simple type resolution, the backs of things, and a couple things that I have made.