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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Seven Coolest Works From Visual Aid's 18th Charity Art Auction

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Oona Nelson, Untitled (Dead Man)

We overheard several attendees at Big Deal ask whether they thought the man in Oona Nelson's eerie photograh, Untitled (Dead Man), was actually dead or not. Dead or alive, Nelson's photograph gave us chills down our spine.

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Jeanne Vadeboncoeur, Losing My Mind

Unlike Oona Nelson's work, there is no doubt whether Jeanne Vadeboncoeur's subjects are dead or alive. She prefers to photograph inanimate objects, usually small enough to fit inside your hand. For Big Deal, she donated a still life photograph of a honey dispenser titled Losing My Mind. The intense focus gives the subject a larger-than-life quality, kind of like an artsy version of Ghostbusters' Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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Silvia Poloto, Crave

Brazilian-born Silvia Poloto explores the physics of attraction in this two-part abstract photograph, Crave. The sleek, hard, metallic look of her piece resembles metal hanging heavy on the wall and gives a sense of magnetism.

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