Archives for posts with tag: digital age

Susan Mikula uses expired and aged Polaroid film found at rummage sales to capture images of decimated Americana, ghostly figures, and haunting landscapes.  Like the badly outdated film itself, the images tell a story of the American Dream gone sour.  As her website describes, “Mikula has captured a fading aspect of a bygone era with fading film and an obsolete technology.”  Whether derelict and deserted industrial buildings, docks, or houses, the images all evoke the same feeling of barely remembered, semi-coherent dreams and memories. Mikula’s work is showing in Secretly Seeking at the Curatorium in Hudson, New York.

Susan Mikula

Susan Mikula, desidero 01

Susan Mikula, american vale

Susan Mikula, desidero 44

-Jayme Catalano

I was so honored to be a guest on the What is Art? Blog Talk Radio show recently.  Our topics of conversation included public relations for artists in the digital age, the rise of social media and visual marketing, branding, and advice on raising your profile among galleries, buyers, and the press.  Take half an hour to listen.

-Jayme Catalano

Evelin Kasikov is a woman moving backward in time, combining cutting edge digital design with the old-fashioned and historically feminine pursuit of embroidery.  Trained as a graphic designer, Kasikov’s work challenges preconceived notions of embroidery and handicraft.  Deeply analytical, her approach to needlework uses typography, design techniques, and grid systems to create her embroidered illustrations.  Her stitching commission have included The Guardian, WIRED, and the New York Times.

CMYK Colour Chart by Evelin Kasikov

Blateration by Evelin Kasikov

You may purchase an original embroidered print at Evelin Kasikov’s website.

-Jayme Catalano