BY Mary Grace Garis in Artsy on Aug 05, 2013 |
Yes, your eyes don't deceive you: that's a tapestry of a vibrator. And it's just one of the risqué pieces that Philadelphia-based fiber artist Erin M. Riley has churned out in the past few years. Actually, that's just the tip of the iceberg.Her textiles are undeniably interesting commentary on today's heavily instagramed sex, drugs, and mostly-dubstep youth culture. From the ombre hair to the topless mirror pictures to the ripped condoms, Ms. Riley ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Jul 22, 2013 |
BUST is proud to present Ladies Represent! in conjunction with the Superchief Gallery at Culturefix on the Lower East Side. The show will run from August 13 - 18 and will feature works from some of our favorite female artists, including:
Beth Hoeckel, Dame Darcy, E.V. Day, Caroline Hwang, Veronica Ibarra, Alexis Mabry,Laura McMillian, Claw Money, Kembra Pfahler, Martha Rich,Beatrice Schleyer, Lauren Silberman, Heather Vernon,Jaimie Warren, Amy Watanabe, ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Jul 18, 2013 |
Why is it so intriguing to peek into the past? Think about how much time you spend flipping through old family albums, vintage pictures in shops or garage sales, or - dare I say - Facebook albums of yesteryear. To me it’s clear: old photos are magic. There's some universal connective tissue between our world and the world before us, and photos are a fast way into the past.
In these photographs from Life Magazine, you find hints of places ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Jul 12, 2013 |
Haze, 2003, Plastic Straws
The materials an artist uses clearly says something about their aesthetic, but at the same time a material can be neutral enough to be transformative. Such is the case with Tara Donovan, who, by using humble, everyday materials such as plastic cups and straws, manages to create ephemeral spaces in which the viewer gets tricked. I say tricked because by utilizing utilitarian materials, Donovan provides the viewer with a passage into the ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Jul 11, 2013 |
Worlds collide! Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is a hat tip to the contemporary art scene. As if being married to the Queen art historian herself wasn't enough, Mr. Carter is releasing six pieces of his own art to accompany his record. The video for his new song “Picasso Baby” seems to be the first.
For the vid, Jay stared into the eyes of famed performance artist Marina Abramovic in Chelsea's Pace Gallery ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in Artsy on Jul 09, 2013 |
In my world, wearing someone's flannels and ripped jeans is usually the before or after of getting laid. Standard fair, to be honest. I never had any of my love interests to do the same and commit to the whole 4-inch heels and ruffled mini-dress thing though. One of them put on my camisole as a joke, but nobody ever immerses themselves in the full Mary Grace experience. Maybe for the best.
With all this said, there are two things I'm certain of: I really, ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Artsy on Jul 08, 2013 |
Here's another thought-provoking, complex series of photos that challenge gender roles in relationships. Remember that kickass "Made Up" project where couples switched makeup routines? Well, this photographer took that idea to another level. Spanish artist Jon Uriarte wanted to do the shoot after talking with some dude friends about how different relationships between men and women today are from the way they were during his parents' generation. This sparked his ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Jul 03, 2013 |
As an artist and frequenter of the contemporary art world, I have yet to be as impressed with painting as I am with the works of Iris Grace Halmshaw. Iris Grace is a 3 year-old from England and she is autistic. She has trouble expressing herself through words and social interactions - instead, she's incredibly in tune with the language of color, movement and rhythm. She can pick up a brush and go for hours, only stopping to squeal with excitement.
The ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Artsy on Jul 01, 2013 |
'Menstruate with Pride'
You know that feeling you get when you listen to a song and you feel like the lyrics were written for you? Or when you read a book and think the words could have been ripped from your journal? Or when you see a bangin’ piece of art and think, “I wish I could express my frustration towards patriarchal systems like that!" Okay, maybe you haven’t thought that last one yet, but you will after you see artwork by Sarah ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Artsy on Jun 28, 2013 |
Miranda July wants to give you something. She’s got these cool, creative friends, and her friends have email accounts just brimming with interesting private messages that she thinks your eyes should sneak a peek at.
Which friends? Oh, just Lena Dunham, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kirsten Dunst, writers Sheila Heti and Etgar Keret, artists Catherine Opie and Danh Vo, physicist Lee Smolin, and Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy (!). Together, plus you, ... Read More