Archive for the ‘Art’ tag

Lush Life on the LES

without comments

Lower East Side

“Lush Life,” the novel by Richard Price (recommended), is based on an event that happened on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan.   “Lush Life” the group show,  is a series of art exhibitions based on chapters of the book (through mid-August) and boasts a bunch of really great artists.   From the blog:

LushLifeBanner_compressed1

LUSH LIFE is an exhibition curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud which takes place at nine Lower East Side (LES) galleries:

Collette Blanchard Gallery, Eleven Rivington, Invisible-Exports, Lehmann Maupin, On Stellar Rays, Salon 94, ScaramoucheSue Scott Gallery, and Y Gallery.

LUSH LIFE adopts Richard Price’s 2008 novel to title and organize the exhibition.  The novel is set in the contemporary LES and through a murder investigation exposes the dynamically changing community of the neighborhood, which despite its evolution retains a ghostly and vital link to its layered past.

Go. Read. Enjoy.

Share Button

Written by Francesca Gangitano
Francesca Gangitano

July 26th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Posted in Art,Experience

Tagged with , ,

TRUSTOCORP DECLARES ALL-OUT
ASSAULT ON MR BRAINWASH
IN MANHATTAN

without comments

TRUSTO vs MR BRAINWASH

TRUSTO vs MR BRAINWASH

I’ve been trying to keep you in the loop on Trustocorp activity- check the older posts. The latest is right in our neighborhood and it’s all-out war on Mr. Brainwash. Gotta love art beefs.

Share Button

Written by Admin
Admin

June 21st, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Art

Tagged with

THE BEAUTIFUL INFOGRAPHIC

without comments

Thierry Henrys 226 goals for Arsenal - a team record

Thierry Henry's 226 goals for Arsenal

Nothing catches my interest like a beautiful piece of informational graphic design, so when I came across Adrian Newall‘s Scoreline series of illustrated soccer goals I found my new obsession! They’ve rolled out with the entire catalog of World Cup Series Finals since 1934, followed up with almost 10 years of Champions League Finals and topped it off with a stunning display of Thierry Henry‘s career goals for Arsenal (226 in all – a team record). If you grab one now (£35 post included), they might just be here in time for kick-off!

Share Button

Written by Katie Harrigan
Katie Harrigan

June 4th, 2010 at 10:48 am

One Cool Sister

without comments

67-32

Sister Corita was a political activist-artist who also happened to be a Roman Catholic Nun.  Those of you who went to Catholic school and had the John Denver-listening, hippy nuns, as opposed to the stick-wielding “mother superior” type of nuns, will appreciate this especially.

Nuns can kick ass too! http://www.corita.org/

Share Button

Written by Paul Boschi
Paul Boschi

February 19th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Posted in Art

Tagged with , , ,

Asia Kepka: My Favorite Polish Photographer

without comments

Asia + Bridget Beach

Asia + Bridget on Beach

Asia + Bridget garden

Asia + Bridget in Garden

Asia + Bridget Swim Caps

Asia + Bridget Swim Caps

Couple by Gorksy

Couple by Gorksy

sergey prokudin-gorsky- girls

Village Girls by Gorsky

Gosrky castle + sky

Bridge, Castle and Sky by Gorsky

Well, Asia (pronounced Ah-sha) is really the only Polish photographer I know.  And if you know me, you probably also have seen her mentioned in more than a few of my Twitter and facebook entries.  The recession has hurt many people for sure, but it has been particularly hard for artists. I figured I’d use this post to show a little love to artists and also shine a light on those from whom they draw the inspiration to prod on.  Asia’s use of landscape, storytelling, and color is partially inspired by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in the art color photography, whose work was underwritten by Tzar Nicholas II and documented the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915. Gorsky deserves his own post and that will come soon.  In the meantime, you can read about him at this link: Wikipedia on Gorsky).   And don’t forget to see Asia’s work here: Asia Kepka website (you may even see a familiar face!)   Do you know someone who’s putting on a brave face in these trying times and deserves a mention?

Share Button

Written by Francesca Gangitano
Francesca Gangitano

January 31st, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Stephen Wiltshire
Artist, Autistic, Genius.

without comments

011910 Elizabeth Valleau Wiltshire Image2

011910 Elizabeth Valleau Wiltshire Image1

Stephen Wiltshire is an artist with autism who draws extremely lifelike, accurate and detailed cityscapes completely from memory, sometimes after having only a brief look. Last year he made an 18 foot long drawing of the entire New York skyline after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter overhead.

He’s also made panorama’s of Rome, Tokyo, Dubai, London, and a bunch of other major cities around the world. Stephen was born mute, learning to speak around the age of 9, mostly encouraged by having his artist materials taken away so he would have to ask for them. Have a look at the links for more info on this incredible man.

Share Button

Written by Elizabeth Valleau
Elizabeth Valleau

January 22nd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Posted in Experience

Tagged with , ,

SIGNS OF THE TIME?

without comments

4256154983_32bab2c9RE

IMG_6399

4236022399_19b9caea91_o

Art Basel in Miami is arguably the most important art show in the states, but in the past couple of years it began to transform into a red carpet, who’s who, seen and be seen, reflection of its former self. Art will always find a canvas so I have faith that Basel won’t get totally swallowed like the fashion world’s Magic Show in Las Vegas.

One of the cool things from 2009’s Basel is Trustocorp. Their signs started by popping up in New York’s financial district and has been recently seen in Detroit and the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Pay attention to the signs in your city, maybe Trustocorp’s winged T logo has been there.

Share Button

Written by Admin
Admin

January 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Posted in Art,Experience

Tagged with , ,

Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo

without comments

Museum of Arts and Design Collection Database.

Ghost Stories: New Designs from Nendo transforms the MADProjects Gallery on the Museum’s second floor into a magical landscape of new designs that imbue chairs, vases, and lamps with whimsy and optical illusion. Founded and led by Canadian-born principal Oki Sato, Nendo has garnered international attention and more than 45 design awards for its beautifully simple yet surprisingly humorous work in interiors, furniture, product design, graphics, and architecture.”  This collection is based on surprise and illusion, as many of the pieces appear to float, disappear or diffuse.

Share Button

Written by Elizabeth Valleau
Elizabeth Valleau

November 12th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Posted in Art,Design

Tagged with , ,

Chiharu Shiota

without comments

Incredible rope/yarn/textile sculpture from Osaka artist Chiharu Shiota. More below!

Chiharu Shiota – BOOOOOOOM!

Share Button

Written by Elizabeth Valleau
Elizabeth Valleau

November 4th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Posted in Experience

Tagged with , ,

“Cash for your Warhol”

without comments

Coming to NYC this weekend is an exhibition that includes my pal Geoff “Cash for your Warhol” Hargadon. Inspired by the “Cash for Your House” signs seen in neighborhoods hit by the recession, Geoff had the same Texas company that produces the “Cash for Your House” signs create “Cash for Your Warhol” signs and posted them around Boston and NYC. NOTE: The inset photo, taken by Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum, hits close to home as the president of Brandeis announced last January that the school would dissolve the museum and sell off its collection.

The service is explained in more detail at the website: http://www.cashforyourwarhol.com/

Featured in a show that opens 11.5 at Elizabeth Art Space, NY, NY

Featured in a show that opens 11.5 at Elizabeth Art Space, NY, NY

Share Button

Written by Francesca Gangitano
Francesca Gangitano

November 3rd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Experience

Tagged with , ,