Monday, August 31, 2009

all in stitches

Masters of the Impossible: New Work by Steve MacDonald@ Rare Device, SF

Exhibition dates: September 4 – 29, 2009; reception date: September 4, 7-9 pm.

San Francisco-based artist Steve MacDonald creates embroidered paintings on gilded canvases.

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clutch chair

Made from 10,000 drinking straws, the Clutch Chair is an exploratory research piece that passes comment on our disposable culture. The development process of this piece also informed that of the Clutch Light, both of which were developed from an observation of the structural characteristics of trees.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

watch my halo

stopped in my tracks. Rochester, New York-based artist Andy Gilmore.... at the Pool Gallery in Berlin titled: "Black Math" through August 2009.

described: Bright swirling colors, intricately interwoven lines morphing into sleek harmonius forms – the mesmerizing kaleidescopic images have a futuristic, almost alien feel to them.via HR


talk about sadfaces, Allison Schulnik's paintings evoke a sense misfitted souls staring out at viewer. clowns, monkeys, and homeless bums are almost court jester-like in their expressions. partly scary, partially smiling, 100% entertaining.
This LA based painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and all around talent prepares for a solo show @Mark Moore Gallery in LA opening Jan 2010. mark your calendars!!!

check the full interview on fecalface

paper mountains

Cleverness never ceases to amaze me..... New York based photographer Brendan Austin shoots crumbled pieces of paper in an abstracted, decontextualised ways as to create the appearance of rocky mountain formations..... if you didnt know, you would swear they were real....
neat trick.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


lane coder photography

turn me round

“Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes” 1973

“Killing Me Softly With His Song” 1973

“We May Never Pass This Way Again” 1973

“Jet” 1973

“Turnin’ Off A Memory” 1972

Chad Nugen photographs 45rpm records and extends the exposure time allowing each label create a cool new blur of design. check his other work on flickr Make Something Cool Everyday

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Australian photographer Luke Byrne, aka Cool Hand Luke....check the flickr stream..... these beauties are needed on a gloomy day like today....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

++ skate ++

The traveling art show “Smile On Your Brother” was conceived by Mike Giles and Annie Lam and co-curated by Bob Kronbauer of Club Mumble. It serves as a fundraiser for the 1.6 million kids living in poverty in Canada. The 50 custom decks, which are to be auctioned off, will raise money into providing 100 skateboards to kids, in hope of giving them some positive encouragement.
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sea of love

Ferris Plock & Kelly Tunstall, both local SF artists, collaborated on a new show at 111 Minna Gallery called SEA OF LOVE. (up until August 29th...)

"work that explores relationships between sailors and mermaids, stories of lost love and misguided navigation, the diversity of creatures inhabiting the oceans and their individual roles as different vessels of possibility."

good for a giggle, these fun pieces would make anyone smile. go check it.....
111 Minna Gallery

so uncontained

paintings & mural pieces by Maya Hayuk
colorful explosions on walls and canvas. i want to live in them.

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