Here are some amazing new works from "The Fucking Crap of Life" by our extraordinary artist Megan Whitmarsh. It is amazing to think the sculptured piles of bling are made from metalic cloth.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
The Date Farmers have been painting all types of Indians for many years. Their Indians are more of a central theme this show, highly illustrated and detailed and more refined.
This image says it all in a retro-collage- pop style. Why are Indian images in the air? Indians are the original Americans. They were massacred and displaced and are the perfect symbol for our current turmoil while at the same time representing a more basic truth and hope. American Indians lived by being in touch with the land and sensitive to it's resources. In touch artists have the sensitivity to pick up and express what is happening and feel the truth.
I like these monochromatic Indian pieces. Love the found sign and layer of words underneath the central figure. Maybe this style is the strongest work in the show in my opinion. It is simple well executed and Iconic. But there are so many works that I am into that I change my mind daily - guess that is the luxury of working in a gallery.
I Like the hub cap. This green is left over from my son's bedroom.He picked out the color. The cat is a new style of painting for the DF's. I like it. I like it when artists experiment and it looks good even though it is not what we expect. Artists need to explore and sometimes the public gets to see the transition which at times can be better than the end result. This is a painterly yet graphic expression. Looks Spanish or South American- very confident.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Date Farmers are still hanging in the LA paint show at the Oakland Museum of Art
till sometime in March. If you are up there check it out. This cluster of paintings
is being collected by the Oakland Museum of Art. Congratulations to Armando and Carlos.
If that were not enough....Time
Magazine is featuring Obama as man of the year using LA's one and only Shepard Fairey's image on the cover of the issue.
In case anyone breathing does not know who Shepard is-now they will! There are many artists featured in Time this issue (which i find totally amazing for such a conservative magazine), and the best part of it
is --they featured the Date Farmer's poster--"Cambio" with
their rendition of Obama. I heard Shepard raised
over $950,000. for Obama. So-- Shep here's to you!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Chris Glancy, Jess Spears, the one and only Kime Buzzelli and our very own Amber Abramson
Cliff and Crew of Western Projects, Culver City,CA --our pals at Aqua
Mister Brainwash and friend at the Dellano
Glad I ran into these guys ended up with them at a fun French Party all night.
A no brainer... Swoons' boat Crew visited us and showed us their art.
Amber and Kime
The Gossip at Deitch's awesome party at the Raleigh
My LA surf pal Heather found us in Miami. She is in love!
Artist - Lit Bar Gallery Owner --- Erik Foss
Amber and Necky