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I'll admit: I don't really get modern art. And I especially don't get Heide Hatry's art. Hatry is an artist who sculpts using clay and raw meat. In one series, Meat after Meat Joy (Meat Joy was a 1964 performance piece and I really don't get the art of performance art), Hatry created an American flag out of meat, complete with maggots. Okay, fine, it lacks subtlety, but let's assume she was going for a blunt and shocking political statement. Heads and Tales , her ... Read More
So maybe you think Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Larry Clark were some amazing photographers. You probably think they had an amazing eye, sense of composition, appreciation for color, and so on. But when you look at the incredible found photo collection of  the mysterious Superbomba , you may reconsider. Or, at  least, you'll have a newfound appreciation for the importance of editing in the art of photography. Superbomba's gallery of found images are ... Read More
For those Bay Area Busties, this weekend  marks the opening of Candacy Taylor's exhibition Dishing It Out at the San Francisco Library, introducing you to one of America's most treasured subcultures; our career waitresses. Opening tomorrow, February 14th, this exhibit documents those hard working ladies who've been slinging burgers, coffee, and familiar faces to loyal patrons for decades. As well as the collection of photographs that Candacy has captured of ... Read More

Geek Girl Heaven

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

I spent last weekend at the New York Comic Con, and as per usual, had a wonderful time. Comic cons might get a bad rap, but for me, they're just a place where people can unabashedly celebrate the things they love about comic books, sci-fi and fantasy, and more.Now the video games have taken over large chunks of the con floor, it's a little bit harder to get around, and Artist's Alley--the section of the floor where artists set up shop, sell prints, ... Read More

Handmade Nation

BY Susan in Artsy |

If you haven't heard of the incredible book Handmade Nation by now, then you are certainly missing out! Written by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl published back in October, the book has since become a documentary capturing the burgeoning craft and DIY movement across America. Currently there are screenings across the country (and other countries), and this week the flick is debuting in the big apple. The premiere screening on Thursday is completely sold out, but ... Read More

Raised In Craftivity

BY Susan in Artsy |

Raised in Craftivity, curated by Mara Elena Buszek, is a long-running show at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in California . It started up just last night with a curator's walk and reception. The exhibit features artists who work in typically craft-oriented media like ceramics, beadwork, woodwork and knitting. These are usually disdained as being 'feminine,' 'domestic' and 'amateur,' but today, this kind of craft media is being embraced and subverted. Some ... Read More

Artcrush: Nikki Cook

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

  Nikki Cook was one of many artists featured in the Tori Amos comic anthology Comic Book Tattoo, with a sharp little piece about a girl kickboxer. Gotta love girls kicking ass.   Her website is full of these gorgeous black-and-white pages, pieces of a story, and her MySpace page informs us that she's breaking hearts through the sequential arts--who can resist that? And she's doing a guest spot on an issue of one of my favorite monthly books, DMZ , ... Read More
Our favorite stilt walking, fire twirling, aerial flying ladies are putting on not one, but TWO amazing performances this weekend! It's all happening at The House of Yes, their incredible performance space in Brooklyn where the ladies give all kinds of circus training classes. You probably remember Lady Circus from BUST's 15-Year Anniversary Party where they stole hearts and blew minds. You won't want to miss this show that will include live music, and a circus ... Read More

Feelin' Hot Tonight!

BY Susan in Artsy |

If you are in Brooklyn tonight, then make your way over to Glasslands on Kent Ave, to see BUST favorite Heloise and the Savoir Faire play! Golden Triangle, Lights and Patrick Cleandenim will also be performing. But best of all, I'm DJ-ing! Free Danger will be playing sweaty dark disco tunes, and funky beats for all ladies and lads who have decided to celebrate this extra weekend day by getting sloppy. Starts at 9ish and goes to...? Don't miss ... Read More

How To Be Perfect

BY Team Intern in Artsy |

We all know that there is a huge amount of alterations made to most of the images we see of women celebrities in magazines and ad campaigns. It's all behind the scenes and pretty damn creepy if you ask me. I love how this inspired a group of grafitti artists in Berlin (FTW-Crew) to actually paste the photoshop tool bars next to posters of current pop icons and shed some light on one of advertising's greatest myths: what you see is what you get. Check out more of ... Read More
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