Friday, August 28, 2009

Sam 3






If you are in San Jose, CA, check out the debut exhibition of Sam3 at Anno Domini Gallery.
Sam 3

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mosh Pit




I love Mosh Pits, reminds me of the Korn concert I went to in high school years ago. So much fun if you know ho to get around it of course. Street artist Dan Witz captures it perfectly with his different scenes of catastrophes. Check out this very big mosh pit painting he did in 2007. The expressions of each individual? Priceless.


Manga Ormolu



Brendan Tang's supernatural ceramics "Manga Ormolu' creates a dialogue of contemporary pop culture, technology and design merging with the traditional Chinese Ming Dynasty vessels.
To see more of his ceramics click here

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Robert Longo: a Retrospective





Robert Longo's exhibition "Retrospective" will be showing until 9/26 at MAMAC (Musée d'Art Moderne d'Art Contemporain) in Nice, France. To view more images from Longo's exhibition go to his website or head directly to the MAMAC's website.

Wood Path




Stumbled upon the wooden walkway pictures taken by Katy Elliott on her visit to the Portland Flower show.

Chick Flick

video
"Chick" is a humorous true-life story about male-female relations. Infatuation and its consequences are depicted in a ironic way: meeting a guy, dancing, having fun, a sexual act. A man, giddy with the charm of a femme fatale, leaves a room. He is followed by failure and doom.
DIRECTOR: Michal Socha
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2008

A spark of light





Toshiba created this magnificent installation called "Overture" at the Milan Design Week this year to represent their lighting systems division. The installation was conducted to encourage viewers and to show how lighting can dramatically change and engage individuals in respecting our natural environment. As they say, the exhibition reflects the paradigm shift: gearing towards eco-friendly. The interactive LED light bulbs was specially designed to glow as soon as you get closer to it and pulsates when you lay your fingers on t. Pretty cool. Read more of the concept and execution here.


I met the Walrus



In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short. (description of the work from Imetthewalrus on youtube.com)

Impress Flexible Display



Images and info click here

Gone Fishing



Street art using old records made by JAXPAC (Jacksonville Public Art Coalition). via Wooster Collective.

8-bit Trip



This video is pretty crazy. Lego is such an awesome product. No, its not an ad, its just someone's stop motion animation video.

Skulls






I came across Brian Dettmer's altered cassette tapes. He melted them and took out the actual tape and molded it into sculptures: in the shape of skulls. He is known in the art world for his book sculptures; however, I thought the skull series would be fun to put up.

Project Completed



Remember my previous post on Blu's mural? As you can see in the image above, he has completed this particular one. Check out more on what Blu is up to now on his blog.

Monday, August 24, 2009

War Graffiti

 War Graffiti photographed by Tim Hetherington

Above The City In A Summer Night Dream

 
Judith Supine's new and temporary piece on top of the Williamsburg bridge.

DIA BEACON






Just 1 hour outside of the city via Metro North, it's an effortless one day getaway. My favorite pieces from the collection were the Richard Serras and the Michael Heizer's negative sculptures.
For directions and Museum hours to Dia click here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Singing Tree



I just read an article on The Independent called "High art in Lancashire," which discusses the construction of Crown Point's "Singing-Ringing Tree" designed by award-winning architects Tonkin-Liu. This gigantic public art is actually a musical sculpture in the form of a tree. Located on top of the hill, the sculpture produces a low and mellow hum through the pipes whenever the wind blows. Of course, the hums coming from the pipe have already been tuned to justify the appropriate sound level that would not by any means, disturb the wildlife. It was designed and constructed over a six year period will be seen as one of the 21st century's outstanding landmarks.

Floor to Ceiling






We are all familiar with Ugo Rondinone for his famous "Hell, Yes!" neon light installation that is up in The New Museum's facade in Bowery street. I decided to explore more on the New York-based artist and what his work is about. Swiss-born Ugo Rondinone focuses on producing mixed-media works that evolve around themes of fantasy and desire. Most of his work are created for installation purposes.

Invading Lazarides





French artist Invader's exhibition, "Low Fidelity" at London's Lazarides Rathbone Gallery will run through September 17. The solo exhibition will include his most recent pieces created entirely out of Rubik Cubes, with references to classic album covers and also modern marketing strategies such as the datamatrix barcode. Invader is known to the public for creating mini mosaics of space invaders out of colored tiles and showing them in site-specific locations in cities and corners worldwide.

Airborne

During the Siggraph, Shinoda Lab along with researchers from University of Tokyo introduced a new discovery they call Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display. The display radiates airborne ultrasound, which produces high-fidelity pressure fields onto the user's hands. It is designed to provide a tactile feedback in 3D free space. Read more about it on their website.

Know Hope on 23rd St

More about know Hope click here.