Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Secret State examines civilization’s long romance with the examination of the space that we inhabit and our scale within it; the exhibition itself is aimed not at providing any comprehension of our universe’s truths, but instead, at celebrating the joy of discovering new clues to their elaborate puzzles and the spaces between. Large and small works present a think tank of characters; a seer, a scientist/naturualist, an astronomer, and a doctor/engineer all bravely led by Alexander the Great and a shape-shifting machine. This solo exhibition includes the largest works of Tunstall’s career, some archaic drawing methods, some site-specific installations, and a reinterpretation of the Eames’ classic power of 10. Join us at 111 Minna in exploring our greatest human powers: curiosity and imagination; where freckles become entire star systems and seemingly empty spaces become maps to constellations of atoms.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I live right down the street from a fantastic shop called Pretty Penny that sells vintage clothing. They are currently also showing some amazing artwork by husband and wife team doubleparlour. If you can't get to Oakland to check it out in person then take a look at their Etsy shop.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Photo Credit: Mito Habe-Evans/NPR
NPR is streaming Bon Iver's recent concert, the second of two sold-out performances at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, recorded August 2. Bon Iver finds a good balance of new material from its excellent album, Bon Iver, and classic cuts from 2008's For Emma, Forever Ago. There's even a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It." The nine-member band assembled for this tour, includes two drummers and a horn section featuring bass saxophonist Colin Stetson. Check it out here.