Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ben Evans: Thrift Store Paintings

These works take found paintings and add a certain je ne sais quoi to them, giving these pieces a new exciting narrative.  Evans takes his cue from thrift store genius Jim Shaw (who installed hundreds of his thrift store finds at Metro Pictures in New York City in the 1980s) and makes these works his own. See more paintings and artworks by Ben Evans: Thrift Store Paintings.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cambridge Design in Cambridge, New York

Nancy Krauss owns and runs Cambridge Design and Lantern Works and the Trout Copper Gallery.  The handcrafted copper lighting fixtures, primarily lanterns are produced in its facility in Washington County, Town of Jackson, New York. The workshops are located in a renovated pre-Civil war English style barn.

"We fabricate our products from raw materials entirely by hand," she says. "We fashion our lanterns from solid sheet copper and then electrify them with U. L. approved components.  Factory seconds and limited selection of first quality lanterns at the Factory Store. Our outlet selection is constantly changing."  Visit them on the web: