Friday Fun Day!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Heather and Chuka ventured off to Wassaic today. Little did they know that Heather would be magically transported to a mirror-world with hospital shoe-covers. (She's actually inside the "Infinity Box" - by Ghost of a Dream @ Wassaic Mill) Read more about the Wassaic Project here.
Where in the world is Wassaic, you ask? Find out here.
Wassaic also has goats.
And last but not least, another shot of Rob's backside as he digs through the racks during inventory-day. Because Friday is FUN DAY.
DON'T FORGET: SHARK WEEK BEGINS THIS SUNDAY!
TAGS: fridayfunday / robcarter
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Wednesday, July 27, 201110 hours to go, 81% funded, let's get this project to 100%!
Stas Orlovski's Nocturne
description of the project from the website:
I am seeking your support to help fund the research, development and production of my first animated film. Entitled “Nocturne”, this short hand-drawn film will animate a series of recurring images that have haunted my paintings and drawings over the past decade. This film will debut as a projection alongside a series of related paintings during my next NYC gallery exhibition in 2013.
The premise for this animated film did not emerge from a particular narrative, but rather from a set of specific images. For the last ten years I have been making paintings and drawings that explore the iconography of nostalgia - gardens, moons, dark skies, mountains, sculptural fragments, books, birds, moths, rain, windows, curtains, etc. I mine Soviet-era Russian children’s books, Victorian scrapbooks, Japanese/Chinese prints, and Dutch botanical illustration in search of the bittersweet, the quaint, the melancholy and the picturesque. These sources are re-imagined, reorganized and refashioned into a space where disparate histories, images, events, dreams and desires collide.
My decision to venture into animation is not to replace, but to complement my painting practice. I intend to create this animation by working on a series of canvases - utilizing lithography, monoprinting, graphite, charcoal, oil paint, watercolor, collage and xerox transfer. Each canvas will represent a sequence in the film. The production will not involve a script or storyboard. The narrative structure will emerge out of the animation process itself. Ultimately, I am motivated by a few basic questions: what if I could turn the pages of a book, collapse a sculpture, wither a plant, make a bird fly, project a moonbeam, climb a mountain, draw a curtain, open a window, change the weather, or turn day into night. Furthermore, what would all this sound like? What stories would unfold?
Your support will go toward the purchase of camera equipment, lighting, laptop, editing software and a digital projector. Any funds beyond the $8000 goal will be set aside for hiring an editor to assist me in the post-production phase. Thank you in advance for your interest in this project!
someone bought air, and other Tuesday reading
Tuesday, July 26, 2011Looks like the Museum of Non-Visible Art (MONA) has found at least one fan (a fan who was willing to buy non-specified air).
Just when you thought art crime couldn't possible get any more interesting, a group of youngsters in Southern California starts calling their graffiti group the Art Sex Crime tagging crew. yikes.
6 yr old girl forgives the shark that bit her.
SHARK WEEK begins July 31st at 9pm.
1 day left to support Stas Orlovski's Nocturne!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Nocturne is 68% funded. It's time to dig deep for that final push! You can support Stas Orlovski's project here. SUPPORT TODAY!!!
SHOUT OUT: Curbs & Stoops
Tuesday, July 26, 2011Curbs & Stoops is presenting Goodbye Space Shuttle, which opens July 29th, 7-10pm in the Active Space. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
And SHOUT OUT to Curbs & Stoops for this excellent write-up about text-related artwork that makes the brilliant comparison of Ed Ruscha's work to that of Tyler Matthew Oyer. You can check out some of Tyler's work in the Cabin Fever show currently on view at Mixed Greens!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Only Michael was brave enough to drive our minivan, "Slowpoke", for our ROAD TRIP!
Here we are checking out the "shark tank" on the 2nd floor of SEI's offices.
Chuka interviews West Collection Director, Lee Stoetzel, about the West Prize.
We also visited Lee's studio to see what he's been up to.
Ahh, the country.
Sharks & Cabin Fever: It's Friday (Fun Day)
Friday, July 15, 2011
Spotted ads for this "shark beer" all over Thailand. They must celebrate Shark Week too. (Countdown: 2 weeks and 2 days)
In case you missed the opening of Cabin Fever last night, you can get a glimpse of the crowd and the festivities here.
And some reading for your weeekend:
The sommelier stole a LOT of art. Not surprisingly.
Helmut Lang ripped up works from his archive??!?!?!? Art or no art, my heart is aching.
If you're looking to have a glass of wine on the High Line, now you can! Courtesy of The Porch.
TAGS: funday / news / sharks
ArtLog & Cabin Fever TONIGHT
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Join us tonight for the opening of Cabin Fever and the ArtLog Art Crawl! We'll be open until 9pm!
Here are a few up close and personal shots from the various Cabin Fever artworks:
Surviving Cabin Fever
Wednesday, July 13, 2011It's time to break out your wilderness savvy and your wild side; Cabin Fever opens tomorrow!
Brush up on your survival skills with this handy eHow.
Extra credit: check out some of Megan Cump's gorgeous primordial photographs. Let the goosebumps--and the countdown--begin.
Cabin Fever install
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Everyone is pitching in (Rob, Monica, Chuka, Cassie and Cody Rae) to install Cabin Fever in time for the opening tomorrow! Join us tomorrow from 6-9pm at Mixed Greens.
Gimme the light
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
above: photograph of previous Manhattanhenge taken by Wei Liou
Get ready, get ready, get ready people. Chuka here reminding you that the Manhattanhenge is happening tonight! This annual phenomena takes place where the setting sun aligns itself with Manhattan’s street grid illuminating both East and West ends. Should you find yourself on a clear cross street - 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th – be sure to position yourself for the magic happening tonight at 8:25pm when the sun sets and the streets are filled with light!
*Remind me to ask Courtney if the Manhattanhenge has any affects on sharks?
Take it away Sean…
Sean Paul - Gimme the Light from Hit Songs (Worldwide) Facebook on Vimeo.
Support Stas Orlovski's project at United States Artists TODAY!
Monday, July 11, 2011
above: Stas Orlovski, Interior with Garden, 2011
Stas Orlovski's project, Nocturne, has received 62% of its funding goal, but still needs the remainder pledged within the next 11 days. PLEASE SUPPORT the project NOW! You can read about it, watch a video about it, and pledge your support here.
ending and opening: RISD & Cabin Fever
Friday, July 08, 2011
above: detail from Ilene Sunshine's Poof, 2006
We're enjoying the last few minutes of RISD's Small Crowd--what a pleasure it has been to host the MFA Painting exhibition this year. And now we prepare for installation of Cabin Fever, beginning next week. Stay tuned for install pics starting Monday!
opening Thursday, July 14th, 6-9pm
featuring: Alex Arzt, Susan Bricker, Mike Calway-Fagen, Megan Cump, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Megan Foster, KK Kozik, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Josh Peters, Abraham Storer, and Ilene Sunshine
Friday Fun Day: Sharks!
Friday, July 08, 2011
TAGS: funday / sharks
Friday, July 08, 2011Who knew your waiter might just be an art thief?
Michael Jackson's many mysteries apparently include an art collection. (is this really a mystery though? Don't you remember watching him splurge on antiquities in that Living With Michael Jackson documentary?)
For those of you in Italy, the ARCA Art Crime conference takes place in Amelia this weekend.
Space is about to change
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Is it too late to be an astronaut when I grow up?? The final (and 135th!) launch of the 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled for tomorrow at 11:26 am at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This time only 4 astronauts and not the usual 6 or 7 will fly off into the starry sky...see why here
Want to own your very own Damen Hirst but don't have a few million dollars lying around (or the room for a shark tank in your fab NY apartment)? Easy, just buy the Red Hot Chili Pepper's new album, with the cover by Hirst. Ok so it may not be a diamond skull, but hey, it's close enough (and some good songs too I hope?)...
Mulroney at Guerrero Gallery
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Image courtesy of Mark Mulroney
For those of you in San Francisco, mark your calendars for Mark Mulroney's solo exhibition at Guerrero Gallery:
July 17 - August 6, 2011
feels like summer.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011Mark Mulroney, who has described his kitsch-inspired art as "a bit like the season finale of the show SeaQuest", will be featured in an upcoming Guerrero Gallery show in San Francisco. "Sent Upstate" aims to explore the themes of sex and death that pervade Mulroney's mixed media work. The icing on the cake? His mother and grandmother will be on hand at the July 17 BBQ-style opening to autograph family-related items. Get the details here.
RISD's "Small Crowd" closes this Friday!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011Make sure you check it out before 6pm on Friday!
Some recent reviews:
Art Fag City
New American Paintings
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Happy belated Fourth! I'm back from Thailand and getting caught up on some reading:
Photographer escorted off a US Airways flight (for taking a photo).
If you read down a bit here, Andrew Werth's response to "How I (Barely) Survived New York Gallery Week" provides all of the public restroom info for West Chelsea. With the newly opened second section of the High Line, I'm sure there will be more public restrooms in the near future.