Friday, May 30, 2008

All Busted up!

It's funny how things come back around, when I first got out of school my first editorial illustration job was given to me by Laurie Henzel at Bust Magazine. I was so excited when I got that job and hoped for the day that maybe, one day, my art would get featured in the magazine... 5 1/2 years later... here it is!

The nice ladies over at BUST magazine did a feature on the "Thread as the line" Show down in VA. They featured 4 of us artists (Jennifer Boe, Megan Whitmarsh, Anila Rubiko, and myself) in the show, check out this month's issue (btw, 15 year anniversary!!! CONGRATS!) with Amy Sedaris on the cover! I am very, very excited to be a part of their 15th anniversary issue and most importantly to have Bust supporting me from the very beginning.

I love Amy Sedaris!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

the call of the wild, the call of a moose.... MOOOOSE

I just got my copy of Moose magazine, a very nice publication out of the Netherlands. Its a really beautiful magazine that features several different artists and they asked me to be a part of it. This issue includes people like Faile, Kime Buzzelli, Andy Jenkins and many others. You can order it off of their website, but I'm not sure where you can get it in the States.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

thus far...

Its been very slow with the new pieces that I'm working on, but they're revving up and all the little tweaks are usually what slow me down. Here's the latest on the flag that I started a while back....

I don't think I've explained the theme of my new series. All the flags are based off of Nautical Signaling Flags, they are normally used to communicate between ship to ship or ship to shore and so on. Each flag has a different meaning, in and of itself and when combined together. I've chosen to alter the flags colors to be more subtle because these flags are meant represent communication between humans and a lot of the time communication is misread, lost, misunderstood, and so forth. Here's my chart of altered flags.

I also completely forgot to upload the drawing that I have up at Cinders now. Please stop by there when you can, there's a bunch of great drawings up.

"How to Disappear Completely"

Til tomorrow, au revior!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A week of Va-cay...

A week in Los Angeles. Good times, good food, good art...
Made my first attempt to surf but realized that I need more practice swimming in the ocean.

A surprise party on a perfect day...

Food at Mozza and Noshi Sushi (where they have BIG, FAT slices of sushi)

A coffee date at Intelligentsia

Saelee's show at Tinlark Gallery. So beautiful!

In the backroom at Tinlark, these adorable crocheted sculptures by Nicole Gastonguay.

From there we went by Subliminal Projects and saw these beautiful paintings by Louise Bonnet. Each painting is a reinterpretation of a scene from a movie.

The trip was completed with a day at the beach.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

For the love of socks!

While my computer uploads photos from Cali, I share with you my love for socks. I don't know why I love them so, but I do. Its an undying love, even if it lies in my drawer ridden with holes. I love argyle, stripey, cashmere, dotted, hearted, and more! The only socks I don't like are the weird toe separating ones, I think those are just weird....

Eley Kishimoto Socks.

Some other Eley Kishimoto garments.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Hot like a Seonna!

Still in Cali, still without a cord for my camera... It's my last day here and its bittersweet, I always can't wait to go back to NY when its time to leave LA but I'm always sad to leave my family and friends behind.

Whenever I come to LA, I always try to make a point to spend time with one of my favorite people in the world and one of my closest friends. She's a busy lady so I always have to wedge my way into her schedule. Seonna Hong (yes, like a "sauna." Seonna never corrects anyone when they mispronounce her name) just came back from Tokyo where she had her solo show at Takashi Murakami's gallery KaiKaiKiKi. From the photos I've seen, the work looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! She is an inspiration in more ways than her art, but I am constantly blown away by every step she progresses in her art.

I saw this work when she first started working on it, but to see it done and installed, its absolutely breath taking. Please take a moment to take it all in.... (if you live in Japan, it is not to be missed. I only wish that it were being shown in NY)

(Photos via Eric Nakamura's blog on Giantrobot.)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rhythm of the Movement, the feel of the wheel.

I love me some Jemaine and Bret....and Jemaine and Bret in 70s gear with a stache?!

"Two guys in rollerskates, that's hotter than one."

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunny California

Oh sunny California-the weather is perfect, the days are filled with friends and family. And oh, there's In-N-Out, Mexican food, and homemade korean cooking! What more can I ask for?

I'm spending the week in Los Angeles and I completely forgot the cord for my camera so I can't upload photos of anything. But in the meantime, 2 shows coming up that you guys should check out this week.

Here in LA, Saelee Oh's show at Tinlark Gallery.
6671 Sunset Boulevard, #1512
Hollywood, CA 90028
"Tangled Tales"
Opening: May 17, 6-9pm
May 17-June 14th, 2008

And in NY, Diane Barcelowsky at Sloan Fine Art.
128 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 14th, 7 to 9 pm
Exhibition: May 15 to June 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pens, Sharpies, and Pencils-Oh my!

This Friday, here in Brooklyn, Rich Jacobs is putting on another great show. Its another "Move" show, a series of shows he's curated where he brings together an eclectic mix of artists. He's been doing this for years and every time the show introduces me to the works of artists I've never seen before.

We were installing part of the show yesterday at Cinders Gallery, here's a peek at our install day.

Jeff Canham's sharpie drawing

Taylor McKimens' sharpie drawing

Daniel Davidson's ballpoint pen drawing (thanks kelie for the correction, its not r. crumb. DUH!)

The opening is on Friday, May 9th at Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come by and say hello!
109 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY

Some artists in the show: Billy Sprague, Brian Chippendale, Taylor McKimens, Pat Delaney, Jeff Canham, Erika Borboa, Diane Barcewlosky, Mark Gonzalez, Rob Leecock, R. Crumb, Maya Hayuk, Kelie Bowman, Sto, Melinda Beck, Jordin Isip, Jim Gallagher, Matt Leines, Eric White, Allyson Melburg, and so many more.

On a side note, I've always been intrigued by "To-do" lists. I have always kept to-do lists that break down into further to-do lists, but I took a peek at Jordin Isip's to-do list and his are pretty amazing, he has a color-coding system and also breaks down his to-do lists.

And on a weirder note, we were coming back from a No Age show on Monday and ran into a lady on the train. Turns out, this lady takes her bunny everywhere, in this stroller. Kinda weird, but very New York.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thread as THE (thanks lisa) Line-the longest day!

Yesterday, my friend Erin and I drove down to Virginia for the day. I had to get there early for some last minute touch up work for the "Thread as the Line" show and pretty much got it done in the nick of time. The show looked amazing and it was nice to be in VA for a day. Here are some images of the show.

My new pieces. These are the first time I'm showing my new series, so it was a bit nerve racking. I hope people enjoy them.

Steve Frost

Thomas Campbell, these were really awesome.

If I could afford it, I'd buy this one...

Megan Whitmarsh. I love the layering of the fabrics that she's doing now.

Jennifer Muskopf. You have to see these in person, the installation was created as if you were underwater.