jet+rubble are a team-of-two living in New York who set out to change perspectives. Primarily posting multi-layered, multi-colored stencil work and hand-cut stickers, theyve spent the past few years taking what is overlooked in our everyday lives and flipping those things back on themselves.
PHILADELPHIA - JOSH OWEN : big ideas / small packages opens at 222gallery on April 1, 2005. In this exhibition, industrial and graphic designer Josh Owen will be showing newly designed products in a series of vignettes throughout the gallery. The show will focus on Owen's smaller objects, including his tone knob lamp for Umbra, clocks for Benza, a lamp and table for Bozart, and others for Kikkerland; several of them on view to the public for the first time in this exhibition.
Raised by an archaeologist, trained as a sculptor and visual-anthropologist, and for the past seven years a professor of industrial design, Josh Owen has focused his energies on what he calls "the perfect marriage of his upbringing and educational experiences." As a result, Owen's vision manifests itself in a body of avant-garde product designs. In this, his first solo exhibition of mass-produced work, Owen has chosen to focus on storytelling through small, common objects reinvented through this unique approach. The installations tell an interconnected story of how each object's presence can amplify its environment through the statement it makes.
We are now accepting reservations for the first installment of our \"Dine-In Theater\"; an exclusive, gourmet dining event at The Archive on Thursday, March 31st at 8PM. We will be showing Luis Bunuel\'s Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie\", an absurdist indictment of French bourgeois society. In the film a group of friends gather to enjoy adinner party but their efforts are constantly thwarted by bizarre turns of events. During the film, each course will be timed to mirror the interruptions of the dinner guests on-screen, thereby transforming the act of dining into a surrealist exercise in its own right.
Our guest chef Leighton Edmondson has prepared two menu options; one to accommodate our veggie friendly clientele and one for the carnivores.
Salad Tricolor (arugula, radicchio, watercress)
with a homemade mustard vinaigrette
Cumin Roast Pork with Apple Brandy Compote (Calvados)
with Sauerkraut Red Cabbage
Gnocchi accompanied by two sauces: Roasted Garlic Sage Butter and Wild Mushroom
all with Reggio Parmigiano
Both come with a side of Smashed Rutabaga
Lemon Ice with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Strawberries
San Francisco Artist Frank Kozik is credited with single handedly reviving the "lost" art of the concert poster. Frank's creative career exploded along with the underground rock scene in the mid-eighties. Highly sought after by collectors all over the world, Kozik's prints, sculptures, and toys are frequently featured in well known galleries in the USA, Europe, and Japan. His poster art is a staple at venues such as CBGBs in New York City and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. March 30th marks the date of Frank Kozik's second show with Kidrobot. Frank will be showing new work and one-of-a-kind custom toys.
Kidrobot will be releasing a new Kozik Smorkin' Dunny toy on opening night, and Frank will be on hand to sign toys and prints.
Sarah Cromarty and Karin Weiner :: Forecast & Conditions
April 2 - April 30, 2005 :: Reception: Saturday, April 2 from 7-10pm
(gallery opens at 5pm) :: All are invited
@ sixspace :: 549 West 23rd Street, Los Angeles (downtown)
On April 2nd, sixspace is proud to present Forecast & Conditions, the major Los Angeles exhibition debut of Sarah Cromarty (Los Angeles) and Karin Weiner (Brooklyn). Cromarty and Weiner are both heavily influenced by the landscape and are exploring various ideas pertaining to nature and our environment. Through appropriation they re-construct items such as vintage paintings, cut-outs of publications and books, and/or fabric to (re)create an entirely new object and context.
Sarah Cromarty’s painting practice involves acts of re-appropriation, defacement and recreation. The foundation of her work is the landscape paintings acquired at second-hand stores as merchandise that then undergo transformations via the artist’s hand such as remounting, cutting, scraping, gluing, collage, varnishing, and the subtle additions of color. In Forecast & Conditions, Cromarty presents a new work including a snow paintings series that function paradoxically (both ugly and beautiful, cynical and optimistic, attractive and repulsive), palm tree landscapes, and carved vintage "Time Life" nature books. Through her work, particularly the snow paintings, Cromarty is interested in transforming mundane spaces into something magical. (Sarah Cromarty is currently pursuing her BFA at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Her work was most recently seen in Can’t See the Forest at sixspace and artLA.)
Karin Weiner connects the contemporary aspect of life, with technology and the completely discovered world, with a historical past rooted in nature. She creates falsely constructed scenes of the landscape via cut-out images of birds, wolves, and flora from publications such as National Geographic (items that are indeed foreign to her within her everyday very urban landscape); these imaginary visual realms, created from real things, form a compelling narrative that allows the viewer to question reality. In Forecast & Conditions, Weiner presents these landscape works along with cut-out images of mid-century women, again re-inserting a historical image into a distorted and manipulated context, large-scale bird collage works on paper, and a large installation featuring five clouds made of re-constructed fabric hanging from the gallery ceiling. (Weiner received her MFA from Hunter College, New York and her BFA from the University of Vermont, Burlington. She has recently exhibited in her solo exhibition Shades of White at ZieherSmith. New York and in the group show Happy Medium at New York’s Clementine Gallery, curated by Meghan Dailey.)
Deanna Templeton’s exhibition at n.44 in Paris is her first solo show outside of the U.S. and features large scale (24x36 and 30x30) black and white photographs from her series of “autographed girls”and other portraits. Her photos capture the young groupies who flock to skateboarding events in Southern California, not as skateboarders themselves, but as fans of the skaters who perform.
Shooting photos seriously since 1998, Deanna documents this world as one of its insiders. Married to Ed Templeton since 1991, she is intimately familiar with the skater subculture that has increasingly attracted media attention, and in the process elevated many of its members to rock star status. Her photographs capture these young women proudly displaying the autographs they've collected at these events. The skaters scrawl their names across their bodies, often on their bras or breasts and, in turn, the young women beam with pride at the camera.
This is a one-night only event, lasting from 7pm - 10pm on April 6, 2005
Original works by: Jordan Crane Lump Lipshitz Henrik Drescher Saelee Oh Kevin Christy Lee Misenheimer Maya Hayuk Yoko Kondo Katsuo Design Helge Reumann Frank McAuley Cosdy Hudson Phil Elverum Matt Irving Dan McCarthy Evah Fan Eduardo Recife Mauro Gatti James Jean Xavier Robel Syrup Helsinki Sammy Harkham Rachell Sumpter Ed Martinez Tom Gauld Matthew Curry
Coinciding with the release of their newest issue, The Drama is proud to present A TO Z, a collection of twenty six 15" x 15" works by an international group of artists, representing all corners of the US, England, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, and Brazil. Each piece is an interpretation of a letter of the alphabet, ranging anywhere from An Affable Attack to Zeus. The artists involved bring together a full spectrum of underground, emerging, and contemporary artists whose works cross the borders between illustration, comic art, photography, design, and more.
my cousin ari is five years old. he doesn't have a videogame console yet. his parents prefer that he read books and play outside. i can't argue that. however, when he stops by for a visit, i indulge his request to play games. i think it's rather fascinating to watch him figure out puzzles. and it's incredibly exciting when he does something "right". i recently captured his face playing katamari damacy. he's much more expressive when he plays than us, adult gamers.
ari, like all his classmates are fascinated by videogames. more so, than i was. and the best part is that he's got someone in his life to tell him, "you can grow up to be a game developer." a few nights ago we had dinner with a bunch of kids. one was a 13 year old named dakota, who told me that he'd like to be a game designer one day. i asked him why not a programmer, artist, or animator? he casually shrugged and said, he liked to "think about how games are played." kids today!
harmonix, will you please add a few whitney houston songs to your next iteration of karaoke revolution? i really feel like belting out, "i believe the children are our future. teach them well and let them lead the way!"
RES is hosting a special installment of its monthly screening series in Los Angeles this week, dedicated to the celebration of contemporary Brazilian art and culture. The event will feature the premiere of GINGA: The Soul of Brazilian Football, a new documentary film from the producers of City of God. We will also be screening a selection of the best shorts, music videos and motion graphics from RESFEST Brazil. Special guests representing the cultural wealth of Brazil will include filmmaker Marcelo Machado, designers Lobo and artists Os Gemeos. The screening will be followed by a party offering Brazilian food and drinks, as well as music courtesy of DJs Diplo (recently renowned for his Brazilian booty-bass mix Favelas on Blast) and Sergio Mielniczenko. The night gets started at 8:00 pm at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood).
If you're a subscriber of RES ALERT and would like to attend this special free event, you qualify for an invite. If you have not signed up for RES ALERT, you can do so here.
EDUCATED COMMUNITY ISSUE 14 RELEASE PARTY + RICKY'S SLIDE SHOW
We're celebrating the launching of Educated Community magazine issue 14!
Photographer Ricky Powell will be on hand to present his famous slide show. 100 goodie bags will be given out plus a raffle for Ricky's book and other prizes, so do not forget to bring your business card!
last week english artist banksy hit the museum of modern art, the metropolitan museum of art, the brooklyn museum and the american museum of natural history. he installed four of his own pieces of work, one in each museum, and sent photo proof to the must-read compendium of street art, the wooster collective. within 24 hours of the wooster collective posting banksy's exclusive photos, the ny times scooped the story. then NPR. and now, everybody else. the street art community is excitedly discussing/praising the happenings.
it's not the first time banksy has hit prestigious museums. last year he installed work at the natural history museum of london. but it's the first time stateside so american media is all up on it.
image property of invader
it should also be noted that banksy is not the only street artist that has ever pulled the wool over museum eyes. french artist, invader successfully installed his work at the louvre...in 1998!
it is a fun idea to reclaim the museums the way peeps reclaim the streets. and i'm happy for all those involved on a job well done. keep rockin' the establishment, please!
janice, the guitarist for dr. teeth's band on the muppets is one cool lady. some might even say, a hot puppet. so i'm wondering, is she the celebrity role model and real-life inspiration for a lot of ladies in los angeles? because i mean, look around, janice copy-cats are everywhere.
my name is souris. i was born in the year of the rat so my parents named me "mouse" in french. cute right? my name suits me. it's a good thing i didn't grow up to be a very large person.
remember when you were fourteen and you would walk into a mom and pop beach shop or down broadway in manhattan and find your name engraved across a mini license plate, keychain, writing instrument, or notepad? i never had that experience and was always a little jealous. but ka-pow! i am jealous no more! in france i am a super hero (feels good to be recognized). and you are just ____ with engraved junk. neener neener!
Adriana is not your typical New York City student. She commutes from Brooklyn to Princeton, New Jersey regularly enough to shame you from complaining about commuting from uptown to downtown. She is tender in her explanations, debating, and joking. We bonded over the less serious but no less important things in life – food and games. Adriana found an afternoon to kindly school me on literature from way back when and now.
How many careers have you had? What is your current title?
I am a Ph.D Candidate in Comparative Literature (“perpetual student,” to quote my mother).
When I was four, the bus that used to take me to daycare made a slight detour and dropped me off at an elementary school. Since that day, I have not spent a single year outside of the classroom. When on-line registration forms and the like require that I specify my profession, I mark "student." If this option is unavailable, "other" will do. Or I claim that I am a CEO in charge of 10,000+ employees.
What project will you be working on next?
Aside from my dissertation, my next major project is running the 2005 marathon.
Your house is burning down. What one possession (aside from human/animal life) would you grab on the way out?
I would take the first book my grandmother published: an anthology of Ecuadorian and World Literature in Spanish translation titled Lecturas selectas. It was the standard textbook for literary studies in Ecuador for decades. To me, it's a map of my grandmother's intellectual life. She taught high school and college literature in Quito and was responsible for starting many high school literary journals. Her students won poetry awards every year. She died two years ago. Many of her former students attended the memorial service. Soon after, my mother and her sister went through her room and found her personal copy of the anthology. They generously decided that I should have it.
When and how did we meet?
We met in early 2004 at the home of our mutual friends, Anil Dash and Alaina Browne. We played Mario Party with Silvio and Alaina on a big plushy bed. You kept trying to psych us out, and, for the most part, it worked. You shamelessly won every round of Night Light Fright but I swore revenge.
living in southern california, wheels are an absolute must. i live in santa monica and i throw a quarter to the tide shuttle ever so often but i'm not dedicated enough to get on a bus to trek to chinatown for dim sum. i can get around my ocean park neighborhood and venice easy enough by foot. but once someone mentions rounding up east of lincoln, i start to panic a little. right now, i'm sharing an extra family car with my sister who's visiting my generous aunt and uncle who are loaning us their spare wheels. and it's a pain to figure out the shared car schedule sometimes. in short, without a car here, you're somewhat paralyzed.
i'm a fan of reinvigorated and reissued classics. think old school with modern amenities like push button windows and butt warmers. i've always wanted to own a classic car but my uncle mike (a collector of motorcycles and vintage rides) told me that if i ever owned one, i should probably take a few mechanic courses at the local community college. he explained to me that owning vintage wheels took work and that i should know how to take care of my baby. he's right. we used to have a neighbor that had a mint 1940s ford truck. our neighbor made that baby shine. he was constantly rubbing her down with wax. he also had the hood up almost weekly tinkering away. the only thing i'm that committed to is my sleep.