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Kinu Kamura, SHENEQUA, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, MOLEY TALHAOUI, Laurent "Lo" Martin, AFRIPEDIA, Panteha Abareshi, Gabrielle Kruger, OLYMPIA & many more ‘Fits Nicely’


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Issue 02 DOVETAIL MAGAZINE Issue 02 | WINTER '20/SPRING '21 ISSN 2694-054X

Editor / Co-Founder KATE MOTHES Design / Co-Founder VICKIE VAINIONPÄÄ

Contributors TEA SIRBILADZE ADELE SMEJKAL ALIX-ROSE COWIE PANTEHA ABARESHI ALI ROSSI

FRONT COVER & STAMMEN PAGE 60 Photography: Angelina Bergenwall Fashion: Liselotte Bramstång Hair: Linda Shalabi @ Link Details Make-up: Regina Törnwall @ Lundlund Assistants: Rasmus Ståhl, Per Nilsson, Olivia Huerta & Louise Helmfrid INSIDE FRONT COVER Photo by Ismail Zaidy, courtesy of Afripedia. PAGE 2 Gabrielle Kruger's studio. Photograph by Alix-Rose Cowie. PAGE 5 Maryam Amirvaghefi, Famous Female Bodybuilder, 2018, Mixed media on paper, 12 x 9 inches. PAGE 6 Rithika Pandey at Traig Mhor, Isle of Lewis. INSIDE BACK COVER Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, There is thunder in our hearts (detail), 2020, Paint stains and embroidery on found fabric, 18 x 18.5 inches. BACK COVER Alexandros Vasmoulakis' Studio wall, October 2020. Photo courtesy of the artist.

From the Editor As we assembled the inspiring work and ideas into our second issue of Dovetail Magazine, bringing us toward the end of an incredibly challenging and eye-opening year, it feels fitting that many of the narratives in the winter issue revolve around the ties connecting us within our communities, and the individual strands that join people together in a collective experience. Leading into the holidays, traditionally a time for family and gathering, we know that this year will be different, and yet we have learned the value of gathering together, and that it is something not to be taken for granted. The past several months have had an unprecedented and unique effect on how we work, as well as what that work looks like. It may be that we have turned a corner in the ongoing quest for new artistic avenues. I’m reminded every day that artists continuously beat fresh paths in new directions, redefining the models and methods that move the arts and social causes forward. For the first time, those outside of major cultural hubs don’t feel like they are on the outside looking in. Rather, we are all inside, looking out. This perspective has influenced our approach to the magazine. As Panteha Abareshi writes in this issue, “We are suddenly faced with what is perhaps the most revolutionary act of accessibility in the art space.” As we all moved online, simultaneously we are rediscovering and redefining the experience of art in space, and the tangibility of print publication or physical object. Much of the work featured in this issue takes me back in time, coated in a nostalgic sheen of a more carefree time that I revel in, perhaps a little sheepishly. For example, the first time I saw Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ work, I was wandering around Athens scouting out street art among the tourists with a good friend, frappes in hand; SHENEQUA’s woven hair pieces were part of a crowded EXPO Chicago in 2018; and the story of Moley Talhaoui, photographed by Angelina Bergenwall, was a seed of an idea planted at a busy opening reception for his exhibition in London, just weeks before the pandemic shut everything down. We look forward to a time when we can again find museums to spend hours in, or an exhibition opening to crack open a can of beer in, and find good conversation--without having to book a time slot, or space apart from one another by six feet. Looking back, in these cases, and finding connections to our current moment, the work and conversations presented here are a prescient reminder of the precariousness of our present, and the fragile significance of the future.

© 2020 All rights reserved. Nothing in whole or in part may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Independently Published by Young Space LLC. Dovetail Magazine is a semi-annual publication. For subscriptions please visit dovetailmag.com.

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Issue 02 DOVETAIL MAGAZINE Issue 02 | WINTER '20/SPRING '21 ISSN 2694-054X

Editor / Co-Founder KATE MOTHES Design / Co-Founder VICKIE VAINIONPÄÄ

Contributors TEA SIRBILADZE ADELE SMEJKAL ALIX-ROSE COWIE PANTEHA ABARESHI ALI ROSSI

FRONT COVER & STAMMEN PAGE 60 Photography: Angelina Bergenwall Fashion: Liselotte Bramstång Hair: Linda Shalabi @ Link Details Make-up: Regina Törnwall @ Lundlund Assistants: Rasmus Ståhl, Per Nilsson, Olivia Huerta & Louise Helmfrid INSIDE FRONT COVER Photo by Ismail Zaidy, courtesy of Afripedia. PAGE 2 Gabrielle Kruger's studio. Photograph by Alix-Rose Cowie. PAGE 5 Maryam Amirvaghefi, Famous Female Bodybuilder, 2018, Mixed media on paper, 12 x 9 inches. PAGE 6 Rithika Pandey at Traig Mhor, Isle of Lewis. INSIDE BACK COVER Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, There is thunder in our hearts (detail), 2020, Paint stains and embroidery on found fabric, 18 x 18.5 inches. BACK COVER Alexandros Vasmoulakis' Studio wall, October 2020. Photo courtesy of the artist.

From the Editor As we assembled the inspiring work and ideas into our second issue of Dovetail Magazine, bringing us toward the end of an incredibly challenging and eye-opening year, it feels fitting that many of the narratives in the winter issue revolve around the ties connecting us within our communities, and the individual strands that join people together in a collective experience. Leading into the holidays, traditionally a time for family and gathering, we know that this year will be different, and yet we have learned the value of gathering together, and that it is something not to be taken for granted. The past several months have had an unprecedented and unique effect on how we work, as well as what that work looks like. It may be that we have turned a corner in the ongoing quest for new artistic avenues. I’m reminded every day that artists continuously beat fresh paths in new directions, redefining the models and methods that move the arts and social causes forward. For the first time, those outside of major cultural hubs don’t feel like they are on the outside looking in. Rather, we are all inside, looking out. This perspective has influenced our approach to the magazine. As Panteha Abareshi writes in this issue, “We are suddenly faced with what is perhaps the most revolutionary act of accessibility in the art space.” As we all moved online, simultaneously we are rediscovering and redefining the experience of art in space, and the tangibility of print publication or physical object. Much of the work featured in this issue takes me back in time, coated in a nostalgic sheen of a more carefree time that I revel in, perhaps a little sheepishly. For example, the first time I saw Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ work, I was wandering around Athens scouting out street art among the tourists with a good friend, frappes in hand; SHENEQUA’s woven hair pieces were part of a crowded EXPO Chicago in 2018; and the story of Moley Talhaoui, photographed by Angelina Bergenwall, was a seed of an idea planted at a busy opening reception for his exhibition in London, just weeks before the pandemic shut everything down. We look forward to a time when we can again find museums to spend hours in, or an exhibition opening to crack open a can of beer in, and find good conversation--without having to book a time slot, or space apart from one another by six feet. Looking back, in these cases, and finding connections to our current moment, the work and conversations presented here are a prescient reminder of the precariousness of our present, and the fragile significance of the future.

© 2020 All rights reserved. Nothing in whole or in part may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Independently Published by Young Space LLC. Dovetail Magazine is a semi-annual publication. For subscriptions please visit dovetailmag.com.

Kate Mothes Editor/Co-Founder

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Disabled Body / Ableist Space by Panteha Abareshi

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Disabled Body / Ableist Space by Panteha Abareshi

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olly Lolly Ceramics, a.k.a. Lalese Stamps, is a Columbus, OH-based artist whose 100 Day Project is an inspiring olly Lolly Ceramics, a.k.a. Lalese Stamps, is a self-imposed challenge to unlock new ideas. Each day Columbus, OH-based artist whose 100 Day Project the artist made a new mug, based on a standard cylindrical is an inspiring self-prescribed challenge to unlock shape, and all in black, every day for 100 days, and the journey new Each artist made a new mug, based on a from dayideas. 1 to day 100day is athe triumph! standard cylindrical shape, and all in black, every day for 100 lolly-lolly.com days, and the journey from day 1 to day 100 is a triumph! @lollylollyceramics

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haracteristic of everything the brilliant Antwerp-based design firm nortstudio makes, low table COMPOSITION is a vivid, colorful addition to the contemporary home. Colored glass tops a lacquered wood base for material depth, and showcases the studio’s passion for Modernist European design with a fresh spin. nortstudio.be @nortstudio.be

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panish illustrator Jesús Cisneros’ playful sketchbooks cover a range of subjects from fantastical botanicals to geometric animal portraits, and more. Cisneros presents regular workshops in his home city of Zaragoza, and recently released a book published by Unseen Sketchbooks entitled EDITION 7: Six/Seis, featuring some of the artist’s favorite sketchbook spreads. unseensketchbooks.co.uk @jesus.cisneros.ilustrador

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panish illustrator Jesús Cisneros’ playful sketchbooks cover a range of subjects from fantastical botanicals to geometric animal portraits, and more. Cisneros presents regular workshops in his home city of Zaragoza, and recently released a book published by Unseen Sketchbooks entitled EDITION 7: Six/Seis, featuring some of the artist’s favorite sketchbook spreads. unseensketchbooks.co.uk @jesus.cisneros.ilustrador

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elf-confessed yarn addict Trish elf-confessed Andersen takes a yarn love addict of fiberTrish Andersen takes a love of fiber and color to new levels! She and color to new levels! She makes gorgeous hand-tufted rugs makes gorgeous hand-tufted rugs in her studio in Savannah, Georgia, herrecently studio inreleased Savannah, Georgia, andinhas a series and has recently released series of budget-friendly “sweepableashag” of budget-friendly “sweepable mats in several different sizes andshag” matsavailable in several sizes and colors, ondifferent her website. colors, available on her website.

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emember when we used to check the clock? AnTaipei-based actual clock, on the n November, British wall? What better way to update artist Felix Treadwell, whose this everyday utilitarian item than by paintings art portray dreamy, turningsignature it into a functional object? LA-based artistfigures Jonathan has cartoonish in aCasella mysterious created a series Clocks, a series of narrative world, teamed up with sculptural, painted clocks in the artist’s Taiwanese toy company VINS, part signature riotous color and joyful of VTSS Toys, toattransform one of patterns. Available fredericksandmae. com his paintings into a limited edition sculptural resin toy. Meet FEELO! jonathancasella.com @jonathan_casella felixtreadwell.net @felixtreadwell

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CAPE TOWN, AFRICA

GUIDE: FAATIMAH MOHAMED-LUKE

Cape Town Text and images by Faatimah Mohamed-Luke

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ape Town is situated at the Southernmost tip of Africa. Nestled between mountains and oceans, it has become a hub of beauty, creativity and innovation. The city really values art and design so much, that it houses many public art installations dotted throughout the city and along the shoreline. The city is also home to Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art

on our walks through the gardens provides natural inspiration. I count myself very lucky to have been born in such a unique city, and even though I travel frequently, there really is no place like home. As a visual artist, Cape Town provides endless inspiration that translates into my artworks.

Africa (MOCAA), the largest art museum in Africa, and the largest museum in the world showcasing contemporary African art. And set in the middle of our lush winelands, the Norval Foundation houses a museum, library, restaurant and large sculpture garden in celebration of modern and contemporary South African art.

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke is a multidisciplinary artist living in Cape Town, South Africa, with her partner Al, the other half of creative team Mrs. and Mr. Luke, along with their daughter Sanaa. mrsandmrluke.com @lucky_lady_luke

One of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town is Table Mountain, which has been voted one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Table Mountain has 70% fauna that is endemic to the region with Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and Newlands forest at the eastern foot of the mountain. The geometric patterns and repetition found

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CAPE TOWN, AFRICA

GUIDE: FAATIMAH MOHAMED-LUKE

Cape Town Text and images by Faatimah Mohamed-Luke

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ape Town is situated at the Southernmost tip of Africa. Nestled between mountains and oceans, it has become a hub of beauty, creativity and innovation. The city really values art and design so much, that it houses many public art installations dotted throughout the city and along the shoreline. The city is also home to Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art

on our walks through the gardens provides natural inspiration. I count myself very lucky to have been born in such a unique city, and even though I travel frequently, there really is no place like home. As a visual artist, Cape Town provides endless inspiration that translates into my artworks.

Africa (MOCAA), the largest art museum in Africa, and the largest museum in the world showcasing contemporary African art. And set in the middle of our lush winelands, the Norval Foundation houses a museum, library, restaurant and large sculpture garden in celebration of modern and contemporary South African art.

Faatimah Mohamed-Luke is a multidisciplinary artist living in Cape Town, South Africa, with her partner Al, the other half of creative team Mrs. and Mr. Luke, along with their daughter Sanaa. mrsandmrluke.com @lucky_lady_luke

One of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town is Table Mountain, which has been voted one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Table Mountain has 70% fauna that is endemic to the region with Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and Newlands forest at the eastern foot of the mountain. The geometric patterns and repetition found

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I also rediscovered values in my work that had been disappearing somehow, in the background, because of the normal course of life that was surrounding me. I took some

SCOTLAND

GUIDE: RITHIKA PANDEY

Scotland Text and images by Rithika Pandey

Text and images by Max Freund wenty-twenty definitely changed me and showed me how much I appreciate this fragile life on our planet. During lockdown I frequented my favorite place in Vienna to relax: Danube Island is a very long narrow island with lots of nature and cool water, good to hide out and calm down. I was born in Vienna and I am still attracted to the simplicity of the island.

LOCATION

GUIDE: MAX FREUND

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've been travelling to Scotland a lot the past year while living in the UK, and never have I felt such belonging elsewhere. The theatrical landscapes and Viking histories never fail to amaze me, and I'm always left inspired by its wonder and magic. In my latest adventure, I traveled to the Outer Hebrides, a few-hour long ferry ride away from the mainland, and Isle of Skye. Some of my favorite spots in the Outer Hebrides

studio time off in March and April. Two projects kept my motivation alive during the pandemic: a fanzine with Nieves Books, from Zurich, and an extensive book with French publisher Quintal Atelier. In the beginning of September, I started renovating a new studio space with my pal Alexander Queisser. It’s an intensive and challenging period, managing our everyday life, working non-stop, and dealing with the current health situation in the back of our heads, but still following the vision for change. It’s the third time now this year that I am moving my studio. I hope to finally settle down and find some rest.

were The Golden Road on the Isle of Harris, which is absolutely breathtaking; Mangersta Stacks on the Isle of Lewis is a must visit; and Loch Druidibeag in North Uist is too

gorgeous, with an added bonus of adorable wild ponies who love to make friends (and share nose boops) with visitors! Isle of Skye is a paradise on Earth, which is still an understatement. The Quiraing, Sligachan, the Old Man of Storr, and the Fairy Glen, with its lush mountain ranges and streams are closest to my heart, plucked straight from an ethereal dream. Some places are so close to magic that you can feel them soaking into your skin, to your heart, and they leave you with a sacred feeling.

Max Freund’s work centers on canvases assembled into sewn, collaged paintings. He is based in Vienna, Austria. maxfreund.at @maxfreund1

Rithika Pandey is originally from Mumbai, India, and caught the travel bug early through her family’s regular trips. She is currently based in the UK. chashmishkahiki.com @chashmishkahiki

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VIENNA

Vienna T

I also rediscovered values in my work that had been disappearing somehow, in the background, because of the normal course of life that was surrounding me. I took some

SCOTLAND

GUIDE: RITHIKA PANDEY

Scotland Text and images by Rithika Pandey

Text and images by Max Freund wenty-twenty definitely changed me and showed me how much I appreciate this fragile life on our planet. During lockdown I frequented my favorite place in Vienna to relax: Danube Island is a very long narrow island with lots of nature and cool water, good to hide out and calm down. I was born in Vienna and I am still attracted to the simplicity of the island.

LOCATION

GUIDE: MAX FREUND

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've been travelling to Scotland a lot the past year while living in the UK, and never have I felt such belonging elsewhere. The theatrical landscapes and Viking histories never fail to amaze me, and I'm always left inspired by its wonder and magic. In my latest adventure, I traveled to the Outer Hebrides, a few-hour long ferry ride away from the mainland, and Isle of Skye. Some of my favorite spots in the Outer Hebrides

studio time off in March and April. Two projects kept my motivation alive during the pandemic: a fanzine with Nieves Books, from Zurich, and an extensive book with French publisher Quintal Atelier. In the beginning of September, I started renovating a new studio space with my pal Alexander Queisser. It’s an intensive and challenging period, managing our everyday life, working non-stop, and dealing with the current health situation in the back of our heads, but still following the vision for change. It’s the third time now this year that I am moving my studio. I hope to finally settle down and find some rest.

were The Golden Road on the Isle of Harris, which is absolutely breathtaking; Mangersta Stacks on the Isle of Lewis is a must visit; and Loch Druidibeag in North Uist is too

gorgeous, with an added bonus of adorable wild ponies who love to make friends (and share nose boops) with visitors! Isle of Skye is a paradise on Earth, which is still an understatement. The Quiraing, Sligachan, the Old Man of Storr, and the Fairy Glen, with its lush mountain ranges and streams are closest to my heart, plucked straight from an ethereal dream. Some places are so close to magic that you can feel them soaking into your skin, to your heart, and they leave you with a sacred feeling.

Max Freund’s work centers on canvases assembled into sewn, collaged paintings. He is based in Vienna, Austria. maxfreund.at @maxfreund1

Rithika Pandey is originally from Mumbai, India, and caught the travel bug early through her family’s regular trips. She is currently based in the UK. chashmishkahiki.com @chashmishkahiki

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

GUIDE: NADIA WAHEED

Austin, TX Text and images by Nadia Waheed

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am notorious for not exploring the cities that I live in. I’ve been working on my painting career with laser focused determination since I was 19. Historically, I’ve described myself as “90% painter, 10% human,” but since the pandemic hit my inner ratio has been aggressively challenged. Honestly, my painting self was really struggling to cope. I was drowning in the daily cacophony of my anxiety-ridden internal monologue, and in the studio it was even more amplified. So, this past summer, I took myself out on the water, where everything was quiet.

I started paddleboarding in the lake in my city, and found myself spending more time on the water than I did in the studio. It provided incredible respite as a safe outdoor activity I could do with the added bonus of built in social distancing. Going out there quickly became the highlight of my day and I found incredible peace sitting out on the board, and feeling the sun, the breeze… just feeling like I was a part of the world again, after being isolated for so long. In the middle of all the things falling apart around me, I’d go out there into the quiet and stand on the board and breathe and listen. And for a few moments, shit would make sense again.

Nadia Waheed lives and works in Austin, TX. Her most recent exhibition opened with Mindy Solomon Gallery in December. nadiawaheed.com @nadiakwd

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

GUIDE: NADIA WAHEED

Austin, TX Text and images by Nadia Waheed

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am notorious for not exploring the cities that I live in. I’ve been working on my painting career with laser focused determination since I was 19. Historically, I’ve described myself as “90% painter, 10% human,” but since the pandemic hit my inner ratio has been aggressively challenged. Honestly, my painting self was really struggling to cope. I was drowning in the daily cacophony of my anxiety-ridden internal monologue, and in the studio it was even more amplified. So, this past summer, I took myself out on the water, where everything was quiet.

I started paddleboarding in the lake in my city, and found myself spending more time on the water than I did in the studio. It provided incredible respite as a safe outdoor activity I could do with the added bonus of built in social distancing. Going out there quickly became the highlight of my day and I found incredible peace sitting out on the board, and feeling the sun, the breeze… just feeling like I was a part of the world again, after being isolated for so long. In the middle of all the things falling apart around me, I’d go out there into the quiet and stand on the board and breathe and listen. And for a few moments, shit would make sense again.

Nadia Waheed lives and works in Austin, TX. Her most recent exhibition opened with Mindy Solomon Gallery in December. nadiawaheed.com @nadiakwd

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LONDON, U.K.

LOCATION

GUIDE: CECILIA CHARLTON

TOAD TRIP U.S.A.

GUIDES: AMBER COBB AND MARIO ZOOTS

London

Toadtrip USA

Text and images by Cecilia Charlton

Text and images by Amber Cobb and Mario Zoots

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ith my studio at home, I have hardly been anywhere besides my flat since March. I have grown quite fond of my lockdown life, with its small radius and familiar domestic routines. Just a few minutes' walk from my flat is Telegraph Hill Park, which has a spectacular view of London. I have met friends for socially-distanced catch-ups in the park

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over the last few months, so it has become a familiar haunt. My partner and I have also incorporated a post-dinner walk into our routine. Each evening, we walk a short circuit around the neighborhood with the view of the train tracks being our apogee. Seeing them every day, the tracks have become personified — we enjoy catching them in a different light, under a different sky.

e are both extroverts whose shared love for art, big cities, and pool halls takes us around the world. When COVID-19 cases surfaced in the United States, travel plans and 'artcations' were all postponed. Stir-crazy after a few months of isolation and quarantine, we escaped our home in Denver to explore, by land, the region we often fly over. Our intentions were to avoid the cities and to

Our desire to reconnect with nature on our "All American Road Trip," which, Zoots soon titled "All American Toad Trip" took unexpected turns and revealed new perspectives. Traveling slowly on old highways, side streets, and dirt roads created more time to explore places and sites; there was more time to reflect and understand other viewpoints on the past, and how history unfolds in the present.

Examining how nature expands over and through abandoned towns, homes, and vehicles full of unknown memories, awoke our own sense of mortality. In a year, unlike any other, 2020 causes you to reimagine a new way of living. Exhausted after hours and days of driving, we often found comfort through humor. Gas stations and rest stops are full of unexpected surprises.

reconnect with nature.

Cecilia Charlton is an artist based in London whose vibrantly patterned artworks are born from colorful, embroidered fiber. ceciliacharlton.com @ceciliacharlton

Amber Cobb and Mario Zoots are both artists who live and work in Denver, Colorado. Cobb’s interdisciplinary work explores the psychology and physicality of intimacy through sculpture. Zoots brings a street art background to explorations in contemporary collage. ambercobb.com / @amberdcobb mariozoots.com / @zoots

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LOCATION

LONDON, U.K.

LOCATION

GUIDE: CECILIA CHARLTON

TOAD TRIP U.S.A.

GUIDES: AMBER COBB AND MARIO ZOOTS

London

Toadtrip USA

Text and images by Cecilia Charlton

Text and images by Amber Cobb and Mario Zoots

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ith my studio at home, I have hardly been anywhere besides my flat since March. I have grown quite fond of my lockdown life, with its small radius and familiar domestic routines. Just a few minutes' walk from my flat is Telegraph Hill Park, which has a spectacular view of London. I have met friends for socially-distanced catch-ups in the park

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over the last few months, so it has become a familiar haunt. My partner and I have also incorporated a post-dinner walk into our routine. Each evening, we walk a short circuit around the neighborhood with the view of the train tracks being our apogee. Seeing them every day, the tracks have become personified — we enjoy catching them in a different light, under a different sky.

e are both extroverts whose shared love for art, big cities, and pool halls takes us around the world. When COVID-19 cases surfaced in the United States, travel plans and 'artcations' were all postponed. Stir-crazy after a few months of isolation and quarantine, we escaped our home in Denver to explore, by land, the region we often fly over. Our intentions were to avoid the cities and to

Our desire to reconnect with nature on our "All American Road Trip," which, Zoots soon titled "All American Toad Trip" took unexpected turns and revealed new perspectives. Traveling slowly on old highways, side streets, and dirt roads created more time to explore places and sites; there was more time to reflect and understand other viewpoints on the past, and how history unfolds in the present.

Examining how nature expands over and through abandoned towns, homes, and vehicles full of unknown memories, awoke our own sense of mortality. In a year, unlike any other, 2020 causes you to reimagine a new way of living. Exhausted after hours and days of driving, we often found comfort through humor. Gas stations and rest stops are full of unexpected surprises.

reconnect with nature.

Cecilia Charlton is an artist based in London whose vibrantly patterned artworks are born from colorful, embroidered fiber. ceciliacharlton.com @ceciliacharlton

Amber Cobb and Mario Zoots are both artists who live and work in Denver, Colorado. Cobb’s interdisciplinary work explores the psychology and physicality of intimacy through sculpture. Zoots brings a street art background to explorations in contemporary collage. ambercobb.com / @amberdcobb mariozoots.com / @zoots

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LOCATION

MANCORA, PERU

GUIDE: ISABELLA CUGLIEVAN

Peru Images by Isabella Cuglievan

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sabella Cuglievan, based in Peru, spends time exploring her home city of Lima, and recently took advantage of a visit to the northern coast, to a beach town called Manorca, and packed her art supplies for the journey. Setting up a makeshift studio there, she found outdoor spaces near the sea where she could take in the scenery and continue to make work. And when at home

in Lima, when not in the studio, she spends time exploring the local neighborhoods, and finding inspiration in daily walks, like checking out shadows cast onto city streets, or a mural by the Colectivo Shipibas Muralistas, an initiative started during the pandemic that seeks to make the ShipiboKonibo culture more visible in Lima, and to provide them with a source of income.

Also, during the country’s lockdown, she describes, “I painted over forty postcards to be mailed with Ruth Asawa stamps. I mailed them in bulk to a friend in Connecticut, and she posted them for me at her local post office. They were sent to friends around the world.”

Riotous color pathways on dyed fabric are the focus of Isabella Cuglievan’s paintings. She lives and works in Lima, Peru. @isa_cug

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LOCATION

MANCORA, PERU

GUIDE: ISABELLA CUGLIEVAN

Peru Images by Isabella Cuglievan

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sabella Cuglievan, based in Peru, spends time exploring her home city of Lima, and recently took advantage of a visit to the northern coast, to a beach town called Manorca, and packed her art supplies for the journey. Setting up a makeshift studio there, she found outdoor spaces near the sea where she could take in the scenery and continue to make work. And when at home

in Lima, when not in the studio, she spends time exploring the local neighborhoods, and finding inspiration in daily walks, like checking out shadows cast onto city streets, or a mural by the Colectivo Shipibas Muralistas, an initiative started during the pandemic that seeks to make the ShipiboKonibo culture more visible in Lima, and to provide them with a source of income.

Also, during the country’s lockdown, she describes, “I painted over forty postcards to be mailed with Ruth Asawa stamps. I mailed them in bulk to a friend in Connecticut, and she posted them for me at her local post office. They were sent to friends around the world.”

Riotous color pathways on dyed fabric are the focus of Isabella Cuglievan’s paintings. She lives and works in Lima, Peru. @isa_cug

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WEL COME TO OUR Text by Ali Rossi

On March 2nd, the Olympia pack celebrated our successes at the after party of SPRING/BREAK’s 2020 opening night. We had just opened Rock Candy, a four-person exhibition comprised of paintings by Anna Berlin, Alyssa Klauer, Maggie King, and Aliza Sterinstein. Rock Candy delivered layered meanings around low girlhood culture, and placed it in step with universal themes that dog stories of transformation. We “casually” shadowed the catering cat who was in charge of distributing pizza, waiting for the right moment to grab a third, fourth, fifth slice. The vibe had shifted dramatically by the following week.

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IMAGE: A Place to Visit Flyer

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WEL COME TO OUR Text by Ali Rossi

On March 2nd, the Olympia pack celebrated our successes at the after party of SPRING/BREAK’s 2020 opening night. We had just opened Rock Candy, a four-person exhibition comprised of paintings by Anna Berlin, Alyssa Klauer, Maggie King, and Aliza Sterinstein. Rock Candy delivered layered meanings around low girlhood culture, and placed it in step with universal themes that dog stories of transformation. We “casually” shadowed the catering cat who was in charge of distributing pizza, waiting for the right moment to grab a third, fourth, fifth slice. The vibe had shifted dramatically by the following week.

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IMAGE: A Place to Visit Flyer

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