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issue 21 - August/September 2014
CURVE magazine cover August/September 2014
   
David Palmer’s Art Brings Out the Big Guns

     Viewed in the context of David Palmer’s oeuvre, the term "headshot" seems to acquire a new meaning, a bone-chilling one, seeing as the American artist uses bullets to create portraits of iconic figures who were shot dead during various points in time. "Throughout history, art has been used as a weapon of war, so it seemed fitting to take a weapon of war and make it art," he argues. Palmer amasses bullet shells and uses a torch to generate the shadows of lines and furrows seen in the faces. The emitted heat reminds the seasoned artist of purifying strength that is forged by fire while simultaneously illuminating altruistic philosophies and new concepts.
   
Jason Phillips Hammers Out One Distinctively Sculpted Piece After the Next

     The statuesque beauties of U.S. based designer Jason Phillips pack a punch, for they have brains too. "Bandit", while a strikingly decorative piece, takes on a new form whenever rotated. It sends a message about individuality over uniformity or the notion of fitting a single mold. Meanwhile, Phillips’ jaw-dropping, gravity-defying "Corocotta Table" owes its name to a first century B.C. warrior leader who united dispersed clans against the invading Roman armies. As for Quantum, the design that generates the most inquiries and attention bar none, it is a dining table that imagines the movement or path of subatomic particles.
ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
    
BLOWN AWAY
    
STAY IN STYLE
    
CRUISE TRAIN
    

CHISELED TO PERFECTION
    

THE GREAT SIR RENDER
    

Straight Lines
 
    

BEAUTY BY THE SEA
    

PATCHWORK
    

NEW ACADEMIC FRONTIERS
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