Is your Fed-ex delivery guy dreaming of a Miami vacation? Does a haz-mat trailer secretly desire to be a girly 3-wheeled Mickey mobile for a kid? And maybe an eight year old fantasizes about the speed of an 18-wheeler. Maybe the blank blonde youth is absorbed in her imaginary alternate life as an elegant church lady. These are just a few of the possibilities suggested by the iconic portraits in the ongoing series Daydream Nation.
Molly Dilworth is a painter and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She believes in the power of visual language to communicate subtle and complex ideas. Her work addresses the seductive impossibility of utopia, nostalgia for future worlds which never manifest, and a fascination with advertising, pop culture and shopping.
*Opening reception: Thu, Jul. 1st, 8-10pm
@ X-girl NYC store
Address: 265 Lafayette.(bet. Prince st.and Spring)
how many elementary school-aged girls get shout outs from the beastie boys? is zoe even phased by it? probably not. she is after all, the daughter of ian rogers, seminal web tinkerer. hold up, who's ian? know of winamp? no? okay. how about rabid beastie boys fan promoted official webmaster and tour diarist? and if that doesn't impress, sing praise to ian everytime you download an mp3 from the web. king of all internet music applications is he.
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. zoe made two mixed cds. proud dad had a listen and posted her impressive song list. the song list is discovered and zoe is given an opportunity to dj her own radio show. hello, little radio, zoe radio.
listen up kids! tune in every sunday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, PST. if you thought your ipod song list rocked, you'll soon learn that zoe rocks harder. dishing out indie rock and indie pop must-knows, she'll also feed you meatheads a few guilty pleasures (missy and justin). even her mainstream choices are boss. prodigy music selector, zoe, at 13, reminds us all that the future is bright. you've been schooled. don't dismiss.
93 Second Ave. Btw. 5th and 6th St. NY, NY, 10003
Gallery Hours: Tues., 12-5pm, Wed. - Sat., 12-7pm
Fuse Gallery Presents:
The Art of Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO
July 24 - September 4, 2004
Please join us for a Special Opening Reception: Sat., July 24, 7-10pm!
Fuse Gallery invites you to join us for a special opening reception for our next exhibition featuring the art of Mark Mothersbaugh, artist and musical mastermind of DEVO! This event will take place on Saturday, July 24 from 7-10pm. DEVO will be performing on July 23rd in Central Park and its very likely that Mark and DEVO will be attending the Fuse Reception. Complimentary beverages will be available. To view the art of Mark Mothersbaugh, please visit www.mutato.com. Mark is available for interviews, please contact Michael Pilmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Mothersbaugh, The Music:
Most of Mark's life has been dedicated to his most prolific musical endeavor, DEVO - a college art project that blossomed into a long career for the Akron quintet. DEVO is widely known and respected as one of the most important bands to emerge from the 70's & 80's. Mark still creates music on a daily basis at Mutato Muzika, his LA based company which is responsible for a plethora of current television, movie and commercial scoring. Mutato's recent projects include the movies The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, and Rugrats The Movie. Recent scores for TV include The Mind of the Married Man, Rugrats, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and ads for Target and Swiffer.
Mark Mothersbaugh, The Music:
Mark's love of art started in his early childhood just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind. His first correctional glasses offered Mark a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. His first works, which he began creating in the late 60' and early 70's, consisted of many different mediums, including rubber stamp designs, ink illustrations, screen printing decals, and mail art. He participated in local showings and received recognition for his work in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
During his downtime on worldwide tours with DEVO, he began creating postcard art to send to his friends, which he has been creating every day since then - for 30+ years - a very obsessive habit. These cards originally served as his personal diaries, and were never intended for public viewing. That all changed when Mark decided to share his postcard works in his critically acclaimed worldwide solo shows during the 80's and 90's, and with his worldwide HOMEFRONT INVASION gallery tour in 2003.
Now Mark has embarked on his BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS tour in 2004, which showcases his photographic symmetrical creations and "corrected" imagery. See you there...
June 25th - July 18th, 2004
Opening Reception: Friday, June 25, 2004, 6-10PM.
7922 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
four x four gallery and Otto Design Group continues its focus on the real-life art forms of design and urban culture with the June 25th installation by the multi-media design team of Todd St. John and Gary Benzel, known for their Green Lady series of street wear and graphics and their HunterGatherer design entity, based in Brooklyn. St. John & Benzel create installations, graphics, products, and motion design as means of both personal expression and wry cultural commentary. The new work focuses on basic forms, and brings more of their current idea
set into a 3 dimensional realm primarily via cut wood pieces. The show includes cut wood objects, silkscreen prints and wood form installations. "Mind Thoughts" will run June 25 through July 18, with an opening reception on Friday June 25th from 6-10pm.
In addition to their collaborative efforts, which began in 1993 when they were still attending the University of Arizona, both St. John and Benzel are active as independent designers. St. John has worked as an art director/designer in film, television, environmental, and print media; as an art director at MTV he was responsible for numerous print and on-air projects, including the graphics for the '98 and '99 Sports and Music Festivals as well as the summer 1999 channel redesign. St. John has also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been a guest graduate critic at Yale. Benzel currently lives in San Diego, CA, where he has run his own design office since 1996. Beginning as a graphic designer for magazines, Benzel's scope soon broadened to include art direction and design for footwear, apparel, and music clients. Together, St. John and Benzel have designed for MTV, Sony, Adidas, Raygun Magazine, Interscope Records, The Getty, Giant Robot Magazine, Airwalk, Knopf, Mammoth Records, Chronicle Books, and Little/Brown. They are the subject of the book by the AIGA/NY and the Princeton Architectural Press as part of their "Fresh Dialogue" series, which documents an annual program of discussions among young and influential figures of the design world. In recent years, St. John and Benzel have been participating in an increasing number of gallery shows as well, including Houston, alife / arkitip, RedFive, Studio NumberOne, and 222 gallery.
four x four is a retail and exhibition space dedicated to expanding our traditional notions of fine art, communication, and function by presenting work that blurs the boundaries between art, commerce and everyday life.
otto design group is a design collective with offices in Los Angeles, and Philadelphia specializing in identifying and directing new concepts in architecture, graphics and design. Otto Design Group's sister exhibition space is 222gallery in Philadelphia.
silvio and i married six years ago today. all hail the summer solstice! in chatting with friends earlier this week, we can't believe how fast time's flown. it feels like it was yesterday -- life before mortgages, illicit activities, and driving fast! white hairs are appearing in our social circles. so are engagement announcements. congrats to allison and chris who will marry next week! congrats to michelle and jon who will marry in mid-july. congrats to matt and lisa who will marry sometime later this year (they've already been together 11 years), and finally congrats to adam and bem who will tie the knot next august. couldn't wish you guys enough happiness.
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speaking of longevity, one of my peeps is trying to break the record for having the longest hair in the world. dude, tran van hay, hasn't cut his hair in over 31 years. it must stink! somebody give the guy a quarter. that's all a haircut costs in viet nam. maybe now, he can make a fortune off his freakish locks. and between him and the current record holder, a thai man, they've got more hair than all asians combined.
it's been a long time since i've received any good mail. i mean the hand written kawaii japanese stationary kind. aside from the credit card offers, bills, party invites and magazine subscriptions, we get a post card maybe twice a month from friends who've managed to escape. if i'm going to send mail, i pay attention to the stamps i chose. for a long time, andy warhol graced the upper right-hand corner. recently, dr. seuss. these days, i use stamps bearing the works of isamu noguchi.
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noguchi is best known for his mid century modern creations. but he was also a master landscape architect, sculptor, painter, and art director. the isamu noguchi garden museum houses an extraordinary collection of his works. last week, after several years of renovations, it reopened. it is a mandatory stop for fans of noguchi's craft. a vist to the museum and a stop in the gardens can yield some much needed spiritual healing. and it's cheaper than a visit to the spa or therapist.
WANTED: Actors/Actresses who LOVE their XBox, PS2 or Gamecube
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2004-06-18, 5:18PM EDT
Fuse, the national cable music television network, is looking for actors, actresses and comedians with on-camera experience who LOVE playing video games for a new segment for its daily live show, "Daily Download".
Must have a headshot and reel. Absolutely must LOVE and PLAY video games. Must be in the NYC area. Job location is NYC. it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests.
i have two thoughts about this. before anything else, if you're an actor considering this job, you probably are a hard core gamer. if you're not at your real job waiting tables, i think it's safe to say you're in front of the tv wishing you were on tv. secondly, why is fuse tv recruiting only actors? isn't everyone animated when they play games? if you're a gamer, than playing video games shouldn't require any acting skills. is fuse tv casting actors because they only want good looking gamers? hmm.
the pay is weak. however, getting paid to do what you do for free can only be a good thing. and if you're a broke ass actor who gets this job, the pay does afford a couple of new titles to add to your ever expanding games library.
having played a lot of karaoke revolution this past year, i'm thinking of submitting a few friends for this gig.
The Air Festival, is a day of kite flying on Pier 4 at 58th St. Sunset Park Brooklyn. On June 20th at 2pm, Families will be invited to decorate their own kites and spend a day flying them amidst the splendid view of the harbor and New York City skyline. The goal of the festival is to join people together in an activity to bring awareness to different issues that affect the Sunset Park community. For instance, under the direction of UPROSE, the festival will create awareness to the air quality of the neighborhood and how local efforts can help create cleaner air. Also the event will be used to foster an environment in which young single fathers will be encouraged to spend time with their children.
You can bring your own kite or there will be kite making kits and art supplies provided for families to decorate their own kites. Also there will be Kites available for purchase. At the event, concessions will be sold. There will also be live music performances.
The Air Festival is an opportunity to create positive action through art and allow a platform to distribute information on current and planned projects by various community groups. There are several plans for power barges to be placed in these waterways. Single fathers under the age of 25 are a common element to the family structure of Sunset Park. UPROSE is seeking to create opportunities for these young men to be involved with their children and to strengthen family relations.
Take the N,R,D to 59st stop at 4th Ave. Walk down to 2nd Ave and 58st. follow signs for Brooklyn Army Terminal Ferry Landing.
UPROSE is a 40 year old community activist group dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of Sunset Park.
Vinnie Ray is an artist who works primarily in the public realm promoting positivity. His street art and installations have been sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Manhattan Art Fund, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. He has shown in galleries in New York, Brighton, UK, and Madrid, Spain.
Presented by UPROSE and Vinnie Ray. Sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by The Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC), Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Brooklyn Borough Presidentâ•&Mac250;s Office Marty Markowitz, New York Power Authority NYPA, Lutheran Medical Center, The Imagination Works, and Blackout Arts Collective, assemblymen Felix Ortiz, and Clean Air Communities, (list in Formation)
The 22nd annual MERMAID PARADE will take place on Saturday, June 26th, 2004 at 2:00 pm starting from Astroland's Cyclone Roller coaster at Surf Avenue and West 10th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. MOBY, who will play the role of King Neptune, is not only one of the most successful musicians of the past decade but is also a directly descendant of seafaring novelist Herman Melville. THEO, actress, model, solo artist and former lead singer of the Lunachicks will serve as his Queen Mermaid.
At 22 years old the MERMAID PARADE is the oldest and largest art-parade in the United States of America. The parade is best known for its eccentric collection of mermaids from mars, walking/talking cans of tuna fish, crusty pirates, scantily clad wild women and the like. WFMU's Chris T. will MC the parade at the reviewing Stand on Surf Avenue.
A recent addition to the parade is a MERMAID PARADE BALL at 8 pm at PEGGY O'NEILLS BAR, 1904 Surf Avenue @ Keyspan Park Stadium, $10 admission; so the party doesn't stop when the sun goes down! The celebration of the summer solstice continues into the evening with food and fantastic entertainment included with the low price of admission and all proceeds support the parade and CONEY ISLAND USA the non-profit organizer of the day's events.
Parade participants can pre-register at www.coneyisland.com or by calling (718) 372-5159. Last minute entries can register the day of the parade at various assembly sites: Surf Ave and W. 10th Street for people and push/pull floats; Surf Ave and W. 15th Street for antique cars; and Surf Ave and W. 16th Street for motorized floats. The parade will take place rain or shine on June 26th.
The MERMAID PARADE is a production of the non-profit arts organization, CONEY ISLAND USA and the parade is sponsored by: DODGER THEATRICAL STAGE HOLDINGS INC; TEANY BEVERAGES; NEW YORK CITY NEWSDAY; NICK @ NITE ROADCREW; RHEINGOLD (The Official Beer of the Mermaid Parade); RED BULL; SOHO JOURNAL; THE VILLAGE VOICE; PAPER MAGAZINE PM TABLOID; and TABLE1.COM.
At 2:00 PM sharp people and push/pull floats will march on the Boardwalk from West 10th to West 16th Street and at the same time antique cars and motorized floats will drive down Surf Ave from West 16th to West 10th. People and push/pull floats will fall in behind the antique and motorized floats and then also march down Surf Ave back to West 10th and Surf where the Reviewing Stand will be located. Post parade speeches, hoopla activities and the ribbon cutting pageant that "opens the ocean" all will be centered at the Reviewing Stand under the Cyclone Roller Coaster.
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For immediate release and/or comment. Kindly contact Dick Zigun or Jen Womack at (718) 372-5159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, photos, etc.
don milvio, marz, sona, danny, claire, kate and i trekked to coney island this past weekend. having lived in new york city for over three years, i've been to coney island only twice before. once for a sigur ros / bjork concert and another time, at the finish line of a cross country race i competed in for the scion. both times, i spent less than half an hour at the landmark.
coney island is the real deal. parts are run down, shady at times and kind of depressing. but at the same time, it's absolute americana. it is alive and it must be visited properly. it is after all, the birthplace of amusement parks; one of my favorite past times. it is also the original home of the escalator, once a thrill ride, it still captivates the young in buildings worldwide.
Brooklyn Fire Proof presents Six Ways Out, new work by six emerging artists working to explode the conventions of their media, movements, and moment.
The wooden sculptures, wheatpaste posters, oil paintings, installations, paper cutouts and graffiti of Todd St. John, Eric Elms, Patrick Rocha, Maya Hayuk, Craig Metzger, and Neck Face couldn't look more dis-similar, but they are champions of their respective crafts. Each challenges the classes of art that separate low from high, street from gallery, underground from mainstream, and popular from fine.
The current vanguard of art looks more disparate than alike, more fragmentary than coherent. And yet, the idea of art-making has never been stronger. Creative energy flows in every direction.
Please join us June 18th as the newly-renovated Brooklyn Fire Proof brings together these six artists, six models for art-making. With more than fifty new pieces and an enormous collaborative mural, Six Ways Out aims to show these works as myriad projections from the shared prism that ties the new art together.
Opening June 18, 8-11pm. Gallery hours Friday and Saturday 1-6pm through July 17.
For further information visit sixwaysout.com or contact Max Fenton at (917) 499-7546
Introduction: Gigantic ArtSpace [GAS] presents a group exhibition located in relationships, concepts and sensitivities of Personal Space. Artists define and articulate spatial environments, meanings and dimensions of experience, and the intimacies of living [and dying]. An exhibition catalogue will be available.
Curated by Lea Rekow:
Lea Rekow is founding director of Gigantic ArtSpace.