Xue Geng’s Stop-Motion Film “Mr. Sea”

The Beijing artist's porcelain characters come to life in an interpretation of a classic Qing Dynasty supernatural tale

From the masters of Jingdezhen to contemporary artists, porcelain is intrinsic to China’s history. It can be the sublime expression of beauty that gets condensed in a daily life object, but it can also tell a whole story: strength, toughness, purity and resonance are all features of the material which can serve as elements of a symbolic language. It’s for these reasons that Xue Geng, …

Studio Visit: Jen Spectacular

The San Francisco-based artist creates stories from remodifying dolls and dollhouses

Forget Barbie and her Pepto-Bismol pink Dreamhouse, Jen Furman (better known as Jen Spectacular) creates stories by making and modifying dollhouses. Growing up in Romeo, MI (about an hour north of Detroit) she hung out with The Muppets, spent countless hours playing Zork, and fell in love with Star Wars. Later, Spectacular worked in Detroit as an advertising illustrator for 15 years, and after a …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Whole Foods' rooftop greenhouse, the late Roger Ebert, the cell phone's 40th birthday and more in our weekly look at the web

1. AIPAD Photography Show The Park Avenue Armory in NYC is currently playing host to the AIPAD Photography Show, one of the year’s most impressive gatherings of contemporary photography talent. For those unable to make the show, Artsy has gathered a collection of AIPAD works ranging from Pieter Hugo’s haunting portraits to Andrew Moore’s American landscapes. 2. Super Local Whole Foods Brooklyn locavores can rejoice …