Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Art Auction

I'm participating in an art auction next week and one of my flags will be on display for auction.

Please Join Us

re:FORM Art Auction & Cocktail Reception

Honoring Donald Baechler, Dr. Mathilde Krim, and Fred Tomaselli
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
6:00pm -- 9:00pm
Cheim & Read gallery
547 West 25th St.
New York, NY 10001

On Wednesday, September 3, 2008, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) will host re:FORM, an art auction and cocktail benefit at Cheim & Read, New York. re:FORM represents the second installment in a groundbreaking partnership between the art world and the drug policy reform movement, following our first successful event in 2005. DPA will take this opportunity to honor three dear friends of the organization: Donald Baechler, Dr. Mathilde Krim, and Fred Tomaselli.

Buy your tickets now -- it’s only $150 for a regular ticket and $100 for those aged 35 years and younger. All tickets will include entry to an after party being coordinated by our Young Leadership Committee. Tickets may be purchased at www.drugpolicyevent.org, via email to Liz@livetreichard.com or by phone at 212-868-8450 x210.

We’ve had a great response so far from the artist and gallery communities, with works by established and emerging artists, including Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Louise Lawler, Julie Mehretu, Fred Tomaselli, Kara Walker, Lawrence Weiner, and many more. More details about re:FORM and a catalogue of the works in the auction can be found at the event website, www.drugpolicyevent.org.

The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation's leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Artists include:
Joshua Abelow, Vito Acconci, Jesse Alpern, Josh Azzarella, Donald Baechler, Jud Bergeron, Colby Bird, Ross Bleckner, Fanny Bostrom, Kelie Bowman, Julia Chiang, Maxi Cohen, Julia Condon, Casey Cook, Russell Crotty, Annabel Daou, Alex Grey, Andy Diaz Hope, Harrison Haynes, Judith Hudson, David Humphrey, Ryan Humphrey, Caroline Hwang, Jordin Islip, Louise Lawler, Eddie Martinez, Dan McCleary, Paul Miller (AKA DJ Spooky), Adam Ogilvie, Mike Quinn, Sam Reveles, Shelby Ross, Andres Serrano ,Keith Sonnier, Adam Stennett, STO, Fred Tomaselli, Sarah Trigg, Auguste Rhonda Tymeson, Kara Walker, Lawrence Weiner, Eric White, Xawery Wolski,Rob Wynne

Some art from the catalog:

Joshua Abelow

Julia Chiang

David Humphrey

Eddie Martinez

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Somehow, we all seem connected

If you live in L.A. or are in the vicinity of Subliminal, go say hi to Justin and Steve and the rest of the lovely folks that'll be at this great event. I am truly sad I'm missing it, but I'll be there in spirit.

From Justin and Steve:

Somehow, We All Seem Connected
New Works by Steven Harrington and Justin Krietemeyer

Opening Reception: August 23, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 23 - September 19

Steven Harrington and Justin Krietemeyer of National Forest are having their first solo show in Los Angeles in four years at Subliminal Projects Gallery. Somehow, We All Seem Connected will feature handmade multiples and sculptures exploring human connectivity and humorous points of similarity, through our perception of reality, experience, and imagination. The show will run from August 23 to September 19. You're cordially invited to the artists' reception on Saturday, August 23 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Subliminal Projects Gallery
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
P. 213.213.0078
F. 213.213.0077

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Make something from Nothing"

This past weekend, I went to go see Beautiful Losers and if its screening in your town, you should definitely watch it. Its really an inspiring film. A lot of these artists that are in the film are the people that made me think that I could make the kind of art that I do and actually be an "artist." I know that kind of sounds weird, but not sure exactly how to explain it without going into a long winded speech about it. The film and why so many of these artists make work speaks to a lot of the same reasons why I make art. Its really inspiring and especially to see Margaret Kilgallen, one of my heroes and biggest inspirations.

Beautiful Losers from the Sidetrack Films website

Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film celebrating the independent and D.I.Y. spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock and hip-hop. This documentary tells the story of how a group of outsiders with little or no formal training and almost no conception or interest of the inner workings of the art world ended up having an incredible impact on the worlds of art, fashion, music, film and pop culture.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I can't help myself...

I'm swear to you that I'm not going to constantly be putting up photos of my dog. But, I can't help myself. Over the weekend, I helped a friend with a photo shoot for Bust Magazine. Its an article on local foods Thanksgiving, so therefore we had a faux Thanksgiving in August. Anna Wolf shot the beautiful photos and my dog and her friend's dog were perfect models. By the way, the other dog, her name is Meow and she too has a blog.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


There seems to be a trend of knots in the fashion world. Here's macrame incorporated into jewelry, rad.

Jewelry by Small Town

How would you like to be enveloped by your art? I like how this overpowers him...

Giant Knitting by Sebastian Schonheit
The web site is a little annoying, to see it just laid out look to Fubiz

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't judge a book by its cover...

I'm not sure how to start this post... Sometimes, when I find things that inspire me it leaves me speechless. I'm in complete awe of the thought process that a person has to get to the point of realizing their end piece. This is one of them.

Su Blackwell is an artist out of UK, she uses cut paper (especially books) to create these fantastical worlds. Everything is so delicate and so completely full...

An installation titled "While you were sleeping"

Friday, August 1, 2008

I heart Lana

Lana is one of the funniest, sweetest people I know. She's amazing at her job and has a loving personality that makes everyone she meets remember her. She used to hand out (I think she still does, not sure) these buttons that said I heart Lana to everyone she met. She currently works at The Director's Bureau and in the midst of her busy schedule she does this show called "The Lana Show."

On the show, she interviews several musicians (or their pets--see the Blonde Redhead episode) about, what else, music videos. Everything is shot in a closet in The Director's Bureau's office. I love the opening sequence (with great use of the Magic Forest) and the theme music.