Friday, November 27, 2009

Rebecca Ward and Tokyo

Austin's own Rebecca Ward's at it again. Images of her recent  installation for the new Kate Spade store in Tokyo. Now I wish I was in Tokyo. Speaking of Tokyo I need to see this film soon! The preview looks amazing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

John Stoney

The Sword and the Stone, 2007
18 x 42 x 42 inches, polymerized gypsum
A 15.5 Ma petrified Gingko from Utah on a rocky berm
Above: full image and detail

Newest favorite from Jaime Jo Fisher.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Allison V Smith, Marfa, and the New York Times!

So proud of photographer and friend extraordinaire Allison V. Smith, who also did the photographs for my exhibition catalog "ON SUGAR MOUNTAIN...".  Check out her amazingly beautiful images this past weekend in the travel section of the New York Times.  
In Marfa, Texas, Minimalist Art and Maximum Flavor    
Note to self... time for a road trip to Marfa.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eva Zeisel: Maker of things.

TED series: The ceramics designer Eva Zeisel looks back on a 75-year career. What keeps her work as fresh today (her latest line debuted in 2008) as in 1926? Her sense of play and beauty, and her drive for adventure. Listen for stories from a rich, colorful life.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Prostitute Hardcover

Art Prostitute's hardcover relaunch in coming soon! To support the book, The Public Trust is editioning a print suite by artists who will be featured: Steven Hopwood-Lewis, Misty Keasler, M, and Brent Ozaeta, and me!  I'll let you know when it comes out. There will be a 10 page spread of my work plus interview.
You can buy the edition online for $100. An amazing steal to support a great art publication.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jeffry Mitchell, GENIUS!

And to think I knew him when... Congratulations on the award Jeffry. It's about time!

"Jeffry Mitchell's art is ejaculatory, in every good and holy and dirty and wrong sense of the word. We are discussing this at church. Actually, we are outside church; we've just come from the pews of St. Ignatius at Seattle University, where we lifted our eyes up to the half-naked, tortured, and dead Christ, and kept quiet. We weren't there to worship, but we weren't there in disrespect. Mitchell took the holy water on the way in. Now back outside, he talks about his intimate, lifelong relationship with a religion that casts him out for being gay. "What they tell you in there is that you're supposed to be good to everybody—and they bind you up and put you in a chair and beat it into you," he says and laughs warmly." READ MORE of the STRANGER's article.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jarvis Cocker - "Further Complications"

While I spend my weekend grading... a musical interlude.

Eunsuk Hur


Sunday, November 8, 2009

November House/ Then our house!

How cool our future home is a hub of creativity
for the month of November:

"November House, an experimental studio-based project that includes Fort Worth-based artists Christine Bisetto and Terri Thornton. In November House the daily nature of making art is paramount. For this project, both artists will plan it into their schedules to visit an unoccupied house and make art every day during the month of November.

Acting as a mediator between the artists experience in this project and the public, Subtext Projects is recording the work and presence of Bisetto and Thornton with photographs taken several times each week during November. These photographs will be featured on our Flickr account page:"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Alvin P. Gregorio and friends at VERTIGO

In the House of Your Tomorrows:
New work by Alvin P. Gregorio

Alvin is painting faculty here at CU. For this show he collaborated with Mike Bernhardt, Amber Britton, Donald Fodness, and Anna Harber Freeman "to create an environment that lies somewhere between the Villa Villa Kula of Pippi Longstocking (the place Where the Wild Things are) and indigenous bamboo hut villages of Gregorio’s Filipino ancestry."
Exhibition Dates at VERTIGO Gallery in Denver
November 6–December 12, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

bas jan ader: Here is always somewhere else.

Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader was last seen in 1975 when he took off in what would have been the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic. More than 30 years after his disappearance I have found his work and love it.
The videos are based on the idea of the fall. The loss of balance. From the feeling to the act. They can seem almost funny, but are based on tragedy. Comedy and tragedy again go hand in hand.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sarah Lindley lecture high points.

Referencing furniture forms and domestic environments Sarah's "research interests and sources include the all-white image in art, monochromatic work in general, genre painting, the history of porcelain, and the relationship between public and private space. These pieces culminated in "Poppenhuis Rendering" a body of work based on five Dutch Cabinet Houses from the 17th & 18th century." I'd never heard of them before and found the scale and its flip flop amazing. "Created by a few unusually independent women, these somewhat obscure and complex source objects reference the domestic environment and the history of museums through intimate interiors, which detail the activities and decor of the wealthiest houses of the time."
Sarah's complete peice includes three sets of five sculptures that descend in size from half-scale (approximately 40"h x 30"w x 12"d) to miniature (5"h x 3"w x 1.5"d).

Below are photos of Petronella Dunois's cabinet house c. 1676.
Exterior looks like a cabinet and is the height of an adult. Interior looks like a traditional dollhouse.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sarah Lindley last Visiting Artist Lecture at CU!

Sarah Lindley lectures tomorrow night 7pm in Fleming hall. Sarah went to the UW and we crossed paths briefly as she arrived and I headed out of town in route to NY. Almost 10 years have passed, it will be nice to catch up and see her talk about the beautiful work she is now known for...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Lovely Bones

One of my favorite books is now a movie. Directed by Peter Jackson who is known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but also directed HEAVENLY CREATURES so I have hope that this film could be true to the book. The cast is amazing and while the subject seems violent and disturbing, at least in the book the message is one of hope, transcendence and redemption.
"The ghost in “The Lovely Bones” (Dec. 11), based on Alice Sebold’s popular 2002 novel, isn’t as alarming as the specters Mr. Jackson usually traffics in: she’s a 14-year-old puzzled to have had her life ended abruptly by a neighborhood pervert, and she doesn’t so much haunt her family as look after them, from the lofty, helpless perspective of the afterlife." For more of the NYTIMES review: CLICK HERE. For the trailer: CLICK HERE.