via, Wooster Collective
Not too much info on this show but, Small Bills features an nice line-up of artists. Featuring artists Shepard Fairey, Chris Pastras, Skullphone, Bigfoot, Kill Pixie, Harif Guzman, Rick Rodney and David Browne, Small Bills opens to the public this Wednesday night at the address below.
8200 1/2 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
Everybody sells something, here’s a pair of Mike Giant socks. You always need accessories. Oh and by the way his show that was thought to open on the 13th of September at White Walls, SF is actually October 11th. Get your socks here.
Check out Natalie Shau, a 23 year old, Vilnius (Lithuania) based artist. This piece is from her series Opaque, “Three Graces with a knife.”
If you have the time, you should do this. All of the details here.
Berlin based Artists group “Artists Anonymous” and that is exactly what it is, Anonymous. The collective produce multi-media installations and what they describe as “negative paintings”. They first create the surreal images in oils and then reproduce them using the complimentary colours to create the film negative. Check out their site and learn more about AA.
Available for purchase through Paper Monster is this gorgeous print by Swoon entitled Switchback Sisters. Measuring 11″ x 32″ in an edition of 106, all proceeds go to help those involved in Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea.
Tonight marks the beginning of Swoon’s latest project, Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea.
“Swimming cities of Switchback Sea is a flotilla of seven intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the stretch of the Hudson River between Troy and the New York harbor this August 15th – September 7th. Imagined as a hybrid between boats and bits of land mass broken off and headed out to sea, the Switchback vessels will make stops in towns along the river bringing performances and music. Over the course of three weeks they will make their way toward their home port – an invented landscape tucked into a niche along the East River in Long Island City, Queens.”
Check here for the schedule of performances and definitely try to make it out for the opening reception at Deitch LIC, September 7th.
Check out David Borrington old school printing techniques. The 24 RCA Graduate, uses the wax covered copper plates to tell the news. David creates his art based on todays headlines. The image above is called “Isroull”,-This is a pictoral representation of the crisis in Israel between the Jewish and the Palestitians. His subject matter ranges from Israel to special needs schools. Click here to see more of his work.
TAC shows a nice collection of Towa Tei album art. Some of the artists featured include Barry McGee, KAWS, Clare Rojas, and Steve Powers.
Comic book superheros the X-Men settle in the Bay Area in the just-released 500th issue of the Uncanny X-Men. Although they aren’t artists in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, they are making their base in the concrete bunkers beneath the Marin Headlands.
The X-Men seem to acclimate quickly to the culture of the Bay Area by joining in a protest of a controversial art installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Speaking of controversy, local blogger Thomas Hawk was ejected from the museum last week for supposedly shooting a “down blouse” shot of an employee. You can follow the drama here and here. Yesterday the SFMOMA issued a formal response here. There hasn’t been this much drama of man vs. museum since art critic Kenneth Baker took on the Chihuly exhibit at the de Young .
On the topic of photography, the SFMOMA recently changed their policy to allow photographers to take pictures of the permanent collection, the architecture of the building, and the museum’s public spaces. Woohoo!