Thursday, January 28, 2010

Put Your Finger On The Button Shots

Thanks so much to Brandy Eve for shooting these on the spot for us.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Richard Colman's Sculpture Featured at MAMA - Rotterdam

Don't Worry, Be Happy 
22 January - 7 March 2010
Opening: 22 January 2010 19:00 - 23:00
Artists: Abner Preis, AIDS-3D, Asgar/Gabriel, Constant Dullaart, Friends With You, Jeff Soto, Marijke Appelman, Merijn Hos, Ola Vasiljeva, Petra Cortright, Rafael Rozendaal, Remco Torenbosch, Richard Colman, Wayne Horse 

Richard Colman's huge sculpture is featured in the Show " Don't Worry Be Happy" at MAMA art center, Netherlands

There are many wonderful things about The Netherlands. One of the most impressive is how their government supports artists and many small and large museums. 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Holy Shit It's Chris Ofili At the Tate Britain

Chris Ofili will be Opening a Major survey of over 45 paintings at the Tate Britian. The show opens
Jan. 27th till May 16,2010. Chris Ofili was one of the YBA (Young British Artists) who along with
Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst and others, stormed the art world during the 1990's. The show "Sensations" at the Brooklyn Musuem of Art caused a huge schism with then NYC Mayor Giuliani.
 Rudy could not handle Ofili's painting," The Holy Virgin Mary"due to it's " mixed media" elements of collaged pornographic imagery and it's large orbs of resined elephant dung along with it's central figure of a black madonna.

Being that I love controversy and elephant dung - ha
and how beautiful and resonating Ofili's paintings are -- I want to see this show in London.

Chris Ofili won the Turner Prize in 1998 at the age of 30.

Nick Cave at the Fowler Museum UCLA

Nick Cave (not the musician) at the Fowler Museum UCLA
Really happy Nick Cave landed at UCLA. I missed his show while it was at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,SF. Will be seeing this next week and also visiting UCLA's art department.
Hopefully will get some additional pics....
Also This show is a great one to bring kids to.

"Whether Nick Cave's efforts qualify as fashion, body art or sculpture ... they fall squarely under the heading of Must Be Seen to Be Believed." —Roberta Smith, New York Times

"Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth," on display at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from Jan. 10 through May 30, 2010, is the largest presentation of work by the Chicago-based artist, featuring 35 of his "Soundsuits" — multilayered, mixed-media sculptures named for the sounds made when the "suits" are performed.

Nick Cave received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1982 and his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1989. He studied fiber art but is committed to a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. Cave is an associate professor and chairman of the fashion department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches in the fiber arts program. He has led such workshops as "Extending the Body: Experiments in Clothing" and has designed, manufactured and marketed his own line of men's and women's clothing. He has received numerous awards, including a United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and a Joyce Award (2006), and his work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. and Europe.
"Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" has been organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA is one of the country's most respected institutions devoted to exploring the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; it is closed Monday and Tuesday. The Fowler, part of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, is located in the north part of the UCLA campus. Admission is free. Parking is available for a maximum of $10 in Lot 4. For more information, the public may call 310-825-4361 or visit www.fowler.ucla.edu.

Tonight at Prism Bill Daniel's film Bozo Texino

Tonight at Prism Gallery 8746 West Sunset Boulevard, LA LA (the strip) 8pm
Bill Daniel's film"Bozo Texino"
about Rail Road Hobos and their art- writings and their rail riding adventures. My friend
Tim Kerr wanted to let everyone know about tonight's screening and he did the music for the film.
We showed the film with Bill Daniels in the house and a Q and A a few years ago.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last night's opening was RAD!

The Fabulous Mel Berry in front of her photos of suicide buildings.
If you have ever surfed Malibu -- Mel is the goddess in the green bikini (never a wet suit)
surfing fine and smiling all the way down the line.

Photographer Jeaneen Lund
Jeff Ho
Photographers from the show- Laura Flippen,Kassie Meador, and Brandy Eve
PC of Prism Gallery,skater Ed Templeton and Stecyk

Amanda in front of her Beautiful photos of Rio.
Stacy Peralta and Stephanie Allen
Surfers Kassie,DV and Laura
Naheed and friend

Photographers Ed and Deanna Templeton
Sisters, Shayne and Brandy Eve Allen
Very stylish artist-photographer Alex Prager and her painter sister.

No Age guitarist Randy and friends. Auguste and Neck Face
I saw 2 trends last night. This hood-scarf is one of them. The other one is wearing a ring on a
necklace chain.
The opening felt like the good old days! All the skaters, West and East -- siders Tons of good vibers----
Dog Town's Stacy Peralta ,Stecyk,Jeff Ho, Glenn E Friedman,also Dustin Dolan,models,rockers, Randy of the band No Age,
Moms Dads,surfers,we also spotting a really cool TV actress- the sister from the Rosanne show-Darleen,The Dater Farmers were pouring wine and beer, Neck face,
Ashley Macomber,Sean Cassidy,tons of amazing peeps all night long. The cops did not
bug and the drinks were flowing till they ran out.
Special thanks go out to Gingam,Primo Beer,Roxy for their support and all the gallery artists,
Amber Abramson and Marcella Kroll.

Check out Cleon's Windows!

Cleon Peterson recently finished  this commission for a British collector.
Love the action going on in the windows. Reminds me of Chris Johanson's early SF mission 
pieces on found wood mixed somehow with Espo's clean,cold graphic work.  Cleon's  limited palette once again creates tension and heat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Kill Souless Bullshit Happening

A Kill Soulless Bullshit Happening is taking place at Family 436 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA. on Feb.13,2010.

Tim Kerr,Austin artist and musician (Big Boys) with the help of Family, Altamont, and lots of friends, will be showing art and playing music in hopes of planting self expression seeds in others.

No Age and members of Triple Chicken Foot and Sausage Grinder with assorted friends Mike Watt, O, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Marsea Goldberg, Chrissy Piper, Michael Coleman, GSD to name a few.... will be celebrating self expression, community, and friendship.

I am super excited about this show! It is down the street on Fairfax at Family. I have
a feeling it is going to be mobbed so you are being warned over a month in advanced.
Just think Rose Parade and bring a sleeping bag........

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year From Aiko

Aiko just emailed this to us and I just had to share it!