BY Sarah J. in Artsy on Nov 08, 2008 |
What better way to depict the terrifying downward spiral of mental illness than in a graphic novel?
Nate Powell 's story of a brother and sister dealing with schizophrenia is both heartrending and beautiful. Ruth and Perry are both haunted by visions and compulsions, but as they grow older one gets worse and one gets better.
Powell's art captures the loss of control and the visions of the characters in surrealist black-and-white, rendering even a frog and the ... Read More
BY Maggie in Artsy on Oct 30, 2008 |
AWESOME D.I.Y. TAGGING CREW!Check out the Obama-Rama Swing State '08 Tour.
A group of inspired artists and producers with a long history of developing emerging forms of communications at the crossroads of music, art and media had brilliantly decided to take matters into their own hands. They are tagging/projecting videos and images to draw attention on the man they hope the undecided will vote for in the swing states of ... Read More
BY Team Intern in Artsy on Oct 30, 2008 |
Hello to all you art lovers out there, please do yourselves a favor and check out www.littlepaperplanes.com ! This San Francisco based sight was started by painter Kelly Lynn Jones in 2004 and includes a diverse group of artists and designers from all over. You can find beautiful hand made books and zines, clothing, jewelry, bags, and most importantly incredibly cheap high quality prints (both digital and hand made) that make owning a piece of art accessible to ... Read More
BY Sarah J. in Artsy on Oct 29, 2008 |
I have a new art crush.
Joelle Jones won me over in about .2 seconds with her work on this newest Minx graphic novel.
I must admit I feel a kinship with the protagonist, Shira, a curvy Jewish girl with short hair, retro style, and a closer relationship with her grandmother's best friend than with girls her own age.
Alisa Kwitney 's story is a typical high-school love tale but it's got heart, a winning character (and I swear I'm not saying that because she ... Read More
BY Team Intern in Artsy on Oct 29, 2008 |
Nate Hill has been sewing together body parts for the last six months, but not in a Silence of the Lambs people-jacket sort of way. He's an artist using animal parts to create a life-sized female body for his newest project, called E.V.E. (Earthly View of Eden). The companion to his A.D.A.M. Project will be on display in a Halloween show at The Silent Barn. What better way to celebrate the holiday?
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BY Team Intern in Artsy on Oct 27, 2008 |
Curated by Kyle Goen, Dread Scott, and Hajarah Abdus-Sabur
Location: 329 Broome Street. New York, NY. 10002
Exhibition on View:
October 29th - November 23, 2008
Wednesday October 29th, 6-9pm
Artists: Melanie Baker, Wafaa Bilal, Sandow Birk, Emily Douglas, Hasan Elahi, Mounir Fatmi, Jon Hendricks, Arnold Mesches, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sheryl Oring, Jenny Polak, Martha Rosler, Jackie Salloum, Hank Willis Thomas and Raphael ... Read More
BY Dawn in Artsy on Oct 25, 2008 |
A few days ago a noticed this amazing new graf art in my neighborhood! it seems Koralie and Fafi have been hanging in the Burg! I adore their art and I'm so happy to have a little piece of it just down the street from my apartment. I always thought that the neighborhood could use a bit more purple. Thanks Fafi and ... Read More
BY Sarah J. in Artsy on Oct 24, 2008 |
I couldn't find anything BUST-y on the racks for the past couple of weeks, and I know you gals were missing me, so I picked up this short graphic novel that came highly recommended by a couple of friends.
Suburban Glamour is an indie-rock fairy tale, not an entirely original story but a fun one. Jamie McKelvie's art is what really distinguishes this book from other changeling stories--it's bright-candy-colored and good enough to eat, with a foxy rock'n'roll ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Oct 21, 2008 |
Two of my favorite artists are in a show together opening Thursday night in NYC, the lovely Melissa Auf der Mar (former bassist of Hole) and Conrad Keely from ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. Melissa is showing her photography, and Conrad his ballpoint pen drawings. Should be an excellent ... Read More
BY Team Intern in Artsy on Oct 14, 2008 |
Lola, the hit of the Los Angeles underground art scene, will be presenting her first solo show at Corey Helford Gallery. Starting as a tattoo artist, Lola built up her first collections between customers.
Her newest exhibit, called 'The Wondermental,' tells the story of a young boy's journey into the unknown, with each painting serving as one piece of the narrative. Her paintings blend delicate imagery with the surreal, lending the collection a dark yet charming ... Read More