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Daily Dose Pick: Allison Schulnik

Allison Schulnik’s gravity-defying oil paintings and mesmerizing claymation video for Grizzly Bear’s “Ready, Able” show she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty in the name of art.

Impressively, the LA-based painter had to switch to metal-reinforced linen when the sheer weight of her works’ mounds of oil pigment proved too hefty for traditional canvas. Favoring storylines about noble-hearted wanderers and adopted strays, she fleshes out her subjects’ inner lives with paint, putty, tenderness, and divine excess.

Visit Schulnik’s official website, check out her LA exhibition, read a recent interview, and learn how to make your own claymation video.


White Possum, glazed porcelain


Possum


Still from Forest video


Stills from the “Ready, Able” video


White Flowers #2


Hobo with Bird


Home for Hobo limited-edition book


Raku Racoon glazed porcelain

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