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In Debbie Lawson’s ghostly rug sculptures, animal heads emerge from domestic patterns. In some pieces, flora and fauna extend from the unlikely objects. Yet, in her full body representations of bears, the work is at its most powerful and captivating. The intricate patterns of the fabrics add to the contours of the beasts.

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Yoon Ji Seon‘s embroidered portraits blend fiber and photography. Much of work consists of self-portraits, with varying degrees of emotions, abstraction, and detail. Her “Rag Face” series goes back to 2006, when she started experimenting with these mixed-media pieces.

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Matthew Stone photographs paint strokes on glass and then uses them to build bodies using software. When printed, they inhabit “a shared world,” a statement says, “defined by a grey infinity floor, proliferating petals of paint and a raw linen void as backdrop.” In a new set of work recently shown in at The Hole NYC, under the title “Neophyte.” He was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.

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Ceren Aksungur, also known as Dolce Paganne, is an Antwerp-based artist who crafts surreal, unsettling drawings and paintings. Her work combines both the strange and the mundane, subverting the everyday. Works such as “Pomegrenade,” implement both acrylics and colored pencil on paper.

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Chen-Shun Lin’s unsettling sculptures carry their own, ongoing narratives. Whether it’s the physics of a piece or the content itself, the off-kilter nature of the works suggest a purposeful tension with each work. And often, the artist’s figurative pieces, though at times troubling, carry an unexpected grace.

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Paolo Grassino’s strange sculptural creatures teeter between organic and manmade forms. Using both contemporary synthetic materials and elements such as iron and wax, his contemplative inhabit spaces across the world. Further, some of the Italian’s figurative works appears as though it’s still coming into form, rather than already realized.