This limited edition plate of a little squirrel rocking a thick gold dookie chain with acorn pendant is pretty awesome. As a matter of fact, all of the work Isabel Samaras created for her latest show at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco is awesome. Check out some more after the jump, where you will see a pimpin’ porcupine, a wize owl, and even some ghetto blastin’ birds.
Check out this article about David Hockney, one of Britians most celebrated artists embracing the iphone. The 71-year-old has taken to using the touchscreen of his iPhone to create mini-masterpieces, and he even has a little easel to display his work. He is not new to technology when it comes to making art, in the past he has incorporated fax machines, polaroids, and other early painting programs for computers. To read more about Hockney click here.
Corey Helford Gallery Presents Luke Chueh’s first solo show, “From Light Cometh Darkness.” The Opening Reception is Friday, March 20th from 7 to 10 pm. I wish I was in LA to see this show. So, if you have the chance make it out there and spread the love of the World’s Best.
This Friday, Tattoo Culture in Williamsburg will host artwork from Dan Witz and -mar-.The opening reception is this Friday Mar. 20th from 7-10pm. Sponsored by Coney Island Lager. Who knew Coney Island had a beer?
William Buzzell opened a new solo show at Paul Bright Gallery in Toronto last week. Titled Contact High: Study Aids and Other Drawings, the show features20 works that use a combination of found wood and latex house paint with the classic wit we have come to know through Buzzell’s work. All pieces are affordably priced, so click on over to the gallery’s website and have a look for yourself. A couple favorites after the jump.
David Ellis just finished up a month-long residency in New Zealand that culminated in a show of new works at Webb’s. While the show did just close this past Friday, there are still some pieces available. With the Dollar at the US’s advantage, a piece like Record & Tapes (above) will only run you $1857.00 US, instead of the 3500 $NZ that it was pegged for. Absolute steals are to be had. See more of the work here, and more information after the jump.
Artists got to be multi-taskers in this economy. John Kilduff has a show on public access called Let’s Paint TV. In it, Kilduff paints while on a treadmill and then attempts various tasks to keep the show interesting. In this episode, he paints while on a treadmill, while eating a watermelon, while talking a lot.
Living Proof proposes the question to Natalia Fabia in her interview in the current issue #3. You will also find Ron English, Kevin Lyons, Ellen Stagg, Stash, Craig Wetherby, House Industries, Cope2, Mars-1, Curtis Kulig, Option-G, and SP.One (Greg Lamarche), just to name a few contemporary artist making names for themselves. The Magazine itself is a 5×7 collectable piece, check out the site and get a copy for yourself.
Khoda is a five minute video that took two years to complete and is comprised of 6,000 individual paintings shown at a rate of 20 per second. It was made by Reza Dolatabadi as his graduate film in college.
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