Only a half-dozen square, colorful, precise paintings are left behind, stacked amid brushes and Solo cups, at Clare Rojas’ sun-drenched Dogpatch studio, its walls hung with prepped linens to begin a new body of work.
“I just shipped out my show ‘Spaces in Between’ to Chicago’s Kavi Gupta Gallery, so there is not much art left,” explains the petite brunette with a Louise Brooks bob.
“My studio is a mess,” says painter and graffiti artist Barry McGee, whose workspace is a riotous funhouse of color, pattern, animation, pop culture, subculture, laughs, and winks
7x7’s intrepid Style Maven, Lauren Goodman, navigates the city’s magical season craftily.
“On a recent trip, retracing the steps of Levi’s creative team’s inspiration for the Fall 2012 collection through the rocky, wooded coastline of Maine, every where I turned I was seduced by handicrafts, perfect for the Endless Summer look… Here are seven things I’m loving:”
1. High summer in Maine was like a dress rehearsal for the Northern Californian version. Here, Lauren is at Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle Maine, luxuriating in the sun in a Proenza Schouler shibori t-shirt and Levi’s cut-offs. “I want to come back and take a Shibori class!”
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