Farewell, Ursula K Le Guin

With a career spanning almost 50 years, science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K Le Guin has passed away at 88 years old. Perhaps best known for her “Earthsea” series (which began with 1968’s “A Wizard of Earthsea”), Le Guin was proud to be part of the sci-fi and fantasy genre. The worlds she created avoid the basic lessons of good and evil, rather she …

Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open

The artist’s family heritage and childhood home inspire an interactive retrospective complete with custom wallpaper

Gary Baseman fills his world with a recurring cavalcade of characters. His constant companion Toby, the adorable ChouChou and creatures large and small fill forests, gardens and shrines and seemingly float through air. But the whimsy and fantasy can have a dark edge, depicting dramatic escapes and scores of bloody, fanged monsters exploring everything from dreams and nightmares to sexuality and religion. Now Baseman’s prolific …

Fantasy Worlds at Art Paris Art Fair 2013

Fantasy worlds, enchanted forests and modern not-so-fairy tales

While making the rounds at this year’s Art Paris Art Fair, we witnessed a host of identity-obscuring portraits, and continued to encounter illusions with several examples of distorted fantasy worlds. Inspired and mysterious, the following works drew us in closer for an enchanting thrill. Antoine Schneck Antoine Schneck‘s negative photo of an ancient, knotted olive tree printed on the black plexiglass wall of the Galerie …