“I hadn’t seen a lot of the paintings for so many years, and it’s exciting to see them in concert with the others. The idea of “Mental States” is that it’s not just the character in the paintings, it’s also going to be about the people who come to see the paintings and what it does to their mental state, to see all these different reflections of humanity, from all walks of life, happening at the same time on the wall.”
Marina Cashdan does a fantastic interview with George Condo for the Huffington Post. Condo’s Mental States opens at the New Museum today.
Read the interview here
Anthony Michael Sneed is a Brooklyn-based artist who is currently showing at Art Jail in the Lower East Side. Alix McAlpine caught up with him to ask a few questions.
Cartoon Brew points us towards a great interview on Bomb with famed animator Ralph Bakshi. Definitely worth a look.
More info on the show here
Bobby Hundreds recently sat down with Garfield creator Jim Davis for an interview in alignment with their new collaboration, good stuff.
Read it all here
Sanrio’s Small Gift, an 8000 sq. ft pop-up shop, art exhibition, and tattoo parlor opens tomorrow (12/2) in Miami. We took a moment of time away from Roger Gastman and Ian Mazie to find out more.
SMALL GIFT MIAMI
173 NW 23rd St.
Miami, FL 33127
Brooklyn Vegan had the chance to interview Keith Morris of OFF (Bug Lamp, Circle Jerks, and Black Flag). American Hardcore Punk Royalty! I had a chance to meet Keith and talk with him in SF when he was singing for his band Bug Lamp, he is a really cool and down to earth. Read the full interview with OFF at Brooklyn Vegan, and make sure to check out the music.
Cleon Peterson is one hell of a talented artist. His new show Daybreak opens at New Image Art in Los Angeles this Saturday (11/20). We caught a couple moments of his time for some questions leading up to this display of massive, master works.
The Hundreds recently posted a great interview with sometime contributor, plastic charm necklace wearer, and full-time hustler Roger Gastman. If only he had given them a pic of that Bethesda tattoo…
Read it here
Dave Schubert opens a new show at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco this Saturday. We sat down for a few questions.
Every morning Bill Plympton wakes up at six, goes to his drawing board, gets a piece of bond and a No. 2 pencil and sits down to the business of animating the indelible, noirish figures that have garnered cult status as Plymptoons. What began in high school with drawings of bugs and plants for the Portland Yellow Pages has grown into an empire that encompasses political cartoons, animated shorts, features, advertisements, music videos (his first for Madonna; his latest for Kanye), and a forthcoming Rizzoli book (Independently Animated: Bill Plympton) with a Terry Gilliam forward. Along the way he’s filled his shelves full of awards, not to mention earned two Oscar nods. On the eve of the release of his latest feature, Idiots & Angels, we caught up with the industrious illustrator at his Chelsea studio to talk about the new feature, working with Kanye (vs. Weird Al), and what’s really going down on the animator groupie circuit.
photographs by David Potes
Stanley Donwood currently has an exhibition Over Normal on display at San Francisco’s FIFTY24SF. We sat down with the artist, and his collaborator John Matthias for a couple questions.
Jason Alper is an artist with a fantastic sense of humor and style. Caroline Ryder sat down with the artist briefly to get some insight from the artist before his show “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie in the 21st Century” opens at Guy Hepner in Los Angeles this Saturday.
Greg Lamarche opens a new show, Materialism, alongside Aaron Noble at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco this Saturday. Alex Lukas sat down with the NY-based artist and brought back some great words.
Our friend Alix McAlpine caught up with Brooklyn artist David Cook at his Greenpoint home/studio before he packed up for his show at White Walls in San Francisco, opening this Saturday, August 14th.
AJ Fosik and Bill McRight have a new show, Count Back From Nothing, opening up at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver tonight. I asked them a couple questions.
Our friend Zio sat down with the extremely talented, and creative Devin Flynn for a couple questions earlier this week. Flynn is part of ZPFfffft!!! with Gary Panter, and Bob Zoell which opens at the Scion Gallery this Saturday, June 19th.
Also, have a look at Devin and Gary Go Outside which is available through PictureBox Inc.