Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary with “The Big Payback,” an online charity art auction and a special event in Los Angeles hosted by Upper Playground. The event benefits the non-profit Power House Project of Detroit.
”The Big Payback” auction features original artwork from over 100 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson & Herbert Baglione.
This means a lot to me and I'm so excited to see two of my favorite art driven companies and so many of my favorite artists lend themselves to such a great cause. I lived in Detroit about 12 years ago. I saw the process of deterioration that the city was under. It was sad, beautiful, and still inspired hope.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Jim Griffin of Sweet Juniper always has some beautiful obscure pictures of Detroit that hold a lot of meaning about that city. I lived in Detroit for a few years. I hope he can help turn that city back from being feral. Check out the entire post here.
via Sweet Juniper
Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA is the latest place that Camille Rose Garcia will show her dark and beautiful work. The colors in her new work seem darker but richer some how. I will make sure to get down there to check it out, make sure you do the same.
Camille Rose Garcia
Camille Rose Garcia
September 12 – October 10
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12
Where the Wild Things Are is probably most everyone I know that is around my age or younger's favorite childhood book. Obviously it's one of mine. The story is sweet and the illustrations are amazing. The thought of making this amazing book into a film is a daunting task. Although after watching the trailer I believe Spike Jonze is up to the task. Using an Arcade Fire track as the theme doesn't hurt either. Where the Wild Things Are comes out October 16th. I can hardly wait.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This Thursday is the opening of "Sea of Love" at 111 Minna. The latest large-scale collaborative exhibition by San Francisco-based artists Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall, "Sea of Love" is an entirely new body of work that explores relationships between sailors and mermaids, stories of lost love and misguided navigation, the diversity of creatures inhabiting the oceans and their individual roles as different vessels of possibility.