Studio Visit: Artist Michael Lotenero

Inside his Pittsburgh studio, the artist details the processes behind his "circular" portfolio

Faces find you in artist Michael Lotenero‘s Pittsburgh studio. They mark your arrival, watch you from the walls, peer from behind stacks of nature-inspired abstraction. In addition to the artwork, we were lucky to be greeted by Lotenero’s face when we visited, as he took us through unmarked drawers full of collage-like experiments. In his practice, Lotenero embraces the recognizability found in his otherwise abstract …

Studio Visit: Ceramicist Jen Dwyer

Rococo decadence from the artist on the ground floor at the Wassaic Project

In a former corner office on the 10th floor of 625 Madison Avenue, artist Jen Dwyer and curator Lauren Hirshfield transported guests of this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show into a decadent Rococo dreamland. The installation, appropriately entitled “Dreamer’s Delight” supported dozen of Dwyer’s ceramic art pieces: anthropomorphic teapots, tarot cards and curling fingers, among them. Less than a week after the art fair closed, we …

Design Brand Hem Opens a Multifunctional NYC Space

The SoHo outpost will showcase new pieces and serve as a setting for appointments and events

Stockholm-based design brand Hem has steadily set the standard for direct-to-consumer, design-forward furniture and decor items since launching in 2015, accruing a long list of collaborators and loyal buyers (the brand surpassed the $15 million profit mark in 2019) along the way. And while Stockholm remains their design and administrative hub, openings in Los Angeles and now New York serve as real-life extensions of their …