BY debbie in Artsy on Feb 19, 2009 |
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
BY debbie in Artsy on Feb 17, 2009 |
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 ofÂ the mysterious Superbomba , you may reconsider. Or, atÂ 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
BY Team Intern in Artsy on Feb 13, 2009 |
For those Bay Area Busties, this weekendÂ 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
BY Sarah J. in Artsy on Feb 11, 2009 |
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
BY Susan in Artsy on Feb 10, 2009 |
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