Artist Spotlight: Sara-Vide Ericson

Sara-Vide Ericson (previously featured here and here) is an artist living and working in Älvkarhed, Hälsingland, Sweden. Dealing with artifacts, rituals, cultural heritage, and feelings of remembrance, many of Ericson’s paintings feature a character interacting with their surroundings. She creates each piece with a natural sensitivity to both the Nordic light and its spatial construction, reminding the viewer of a […]

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.16.22

January 16, 2022 Artists, BSA Images Of The Week Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. This week we see the rubber band of normal expectations is stretching and contracting in the city, whether you are referring to the Omicron wave, the students who walked out of classes this week, the new graffiti show at Phillips, uneffective politians, a stagflated […]

BSA Film Friday: 01.14.22

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening:1. Humask & Shadow _ Light off/Light on. Tuco Wallach Pacifico2. Bastardilla: La lingue dei carciofi3. Saber: Escaping Los Angeles. From Chop ’em Down Films4. Open Arms x Montana Colors For artist Tuco Wallach the street art story has nearly always been a family […]

“Paper Suns” by Artist Livien Yin

Livien Yin is a second-generation Chinese American artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her ongoing series, “Paper Suns,” explores the history of Chinese migration to the U.S. during the years of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943). Featuring fictionalized portraits of early immigrants, the work is inspired by the Chinese-born “paper sons and daughters,” who became U.S. citizens by obtaining forged documents […]

1UP Crew Magnum Opus In Windwood, Miami

January 13, 2022 Artists It was sunny that particular day in Wynwood, Miami in November of last year. The air was fresh and the humidity mercifully low. The sun rays weren’t piercing one’s shoulders. It was what winter in Miami is supposed to feel like. Dreamy. That’s how we were feeling; dreamy – when we turned the corner and saw […]

“Vistas” by Photographer Brea Souders

While researching Google Photo Sphere images of national parks in the American West, New York-based artist Brea Souders observed that the algorithm removed people from its shared photos—seemingly for privacy reasons—but left their shadows behind. She documents these disembodied shadows in her recent series, “Vistas,” hand-coloring each found image in reference to early twentieth-century postcards.  “The series poses a plurality […]