hola amigos. i finally got around to editing my bagillion photos from e3 week. thanks to everybody for making our annual post e3 bbq a doozy. i think in a couple of years, we'll have to move the party to a SM airport hangar. ha. oh, and i expect more of you to participate in next year's dance off.
if you haven't already, tune into g4tv for some expert e3 round ups. catch the show filter and you'll see me, for no more than 1.5 seconds in the best of e3 2005 episode blabbering about the ouch! project. my e3 wrap up will go live on the ouch! site soon.
also, i interviewed five independent game developers/studios in the may/june issue of RES (currently on the newsstands). pick it up!
Low Gallery and Anthem Magazine are pleased to announce the opening of Low's fifth solo show entitled "Inside Out" featuring new paintings and installation from Paul Urich and a release party for Anthem's newest issue Saturday night, June 4th from 6 till 10pm.
Inside Out: family time isolation love distance interaction consciousness growth death energy community matter origin
Eddie Martinez, "If I only had a sweet Bill Cosby sweater"
2005, acrylic and enamel on panel
Please join us on Friday, June 3, 5-8 pm, to celebrate the opening of Judy Kermis Blotnick: Running Out and Eddie Martinez: A Big Ole Steely Dan Conversation at Allston Skirt Gallery. These shows will remain on view through Saturday, June 25.
Judy Kermis Blotnick: Running Out features paintings and drawings by this Boston-based painter who was included in the MFAs exhibition Traveling Scholars 2002, and whose new work deals with the time-honored, heavy hitting emotional duo of love and loss. With a shimmery new palette and imagery that struggles between free movement (cascading flowers, flowing water) and constraint (bundled sticks, circumscribed mirrors), Blotnick ventures out in dynamic new directions.
And Behind the Scenes at the Skirt, Eddie Martinez: A Big Ole Steely Dan Conversation presents new work by a young artist, formerly of Boston, now of Brooklyn, who applies his graffiti-like touch and skateboarder sensibility to the familiar images around him.
Martinezs work was recently exhibited at Gallery Loyal in Stockholm, where he was described as creating characters that appear to come from the same family each with the same haircut, usually wearing sweaters and the same beard, and definitely almost always with a baseball cap. do we know these folks?
allston skirt gallery
450 harrison avenue, storefront #65
boston, ma 02118
maybe you can help me out. i was wondering...when are you really something professional? in strictly the "career" sense. when are you a writer? when you are published in something other than your own journal? when you are paid to write? are you an artist when someone purchases your work to grace a wall? are you a photographer when your photographs appear in printed matter? or when a gallery beckons for an opening? when are you anything? when the press embraces you?
i was thinking about this earlier this morning because a couple of days ago, book publisher, rizzoli, asked me to sign a release form for permission to print two photographs i took at a holiday dinner. my friend who hosted the dinner liked the pictures enough to want to include them in his next art book. i shot the photographs on a semi-automatic setting of a digital camera. i thought about the composition but nothing else. i pressed, et voila, soon to go down in recorded history.
so i thought, today, i am a professional photographer. i have been a writer, editor, music a&r coordinator, and a game developer if all it takes is credit. but the reality is, i'm none of these. it would be more authentic to say, my work and efforts appears in music, video game, film, magazine, and book publishing. that would be more truthful.
if i'm asked for a career description, i respond, "i hustle culture." i don't think it could be more accurate than that. deep thoughts brought on by delirium. naturally.
New works and collaborations by Saelee Oh & Souther Salazar
622 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Saturday, May 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2005 Opening Reception: May 28, 6:30 - 10pm
Longtime friends and collaborators Saelee Oh and Souther Salazar team up for Giant Robot SF's next art show, I'm Glad We Met. Saelee and Souther's colorful art complement each other; whimsical paintings and textured mixed media pieces showcase their delightfully crafty flair. Both utilize found objects and traditional art materials into their works and their illustrations of fanciful animals make them the reigning queen and king of charm.
Friday May 27:th *** 6pm - 9pm *** Galleri Loyal, Stockholm Sweden
Galleri Loyal is proud to welcome you to Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
a Group Exhibition featuring
Galleri Loyal continues to build a tunnel from New York's arts scene to Stockholm, Sweden, this time by way of London. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere shows Matt Leines' exciting mythology of futuristic icons, Brian Degraw's pencil portraits of John Lee Malvo, the collages and handmade books of Brian Belott, painting and collage drawing from Loyal favorite Wes Lang, Joseph Hart's collages, and a tribute to ODB and first time exhibition by Brett Wilson. From London comes, French's death metal pen and ink drawings, and Loyal's own Anna Norlander's wood and nail sculptures.
Opening reception will be held this Friday at 6pm at Galleri Loyal, together with our pals at 76. Drinks and music! At 9pm the evening continues at our favorite bar Tranan.
i never was much of a writer. my real talent lies in storytelling. see how i focused on "yelling"?! imagine what an unruly child i might have become had my father not "yelled" at me so much.
it should be noted, that my dad rarely if ever raised his voice. dad's not the type (very zen Buddhist). my siblings and i are certain i meant scolding instead of "yelling". but i had a limited vocabulary, so that was the best i could do. i love my dad very much. thank Buddha for him. this essay really tickles me pink.
Kidrobot, Cornerstone Promotions and Gorillaz invite you to join us as we celebrate the release of our new limited edition Gorillaz toys, along with the platinum-selling band's new album "Demon Days!"
Join us for toy-release and album listening parties at all of our stores, plus an unbelievable SIGNING by Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett.
The toys and the new album are both totally amazing so please come by and join us as we party with our favorite band.Giveaways, music, toys and and more! Plus, the Gorillaz toys will be on hand for sale while supplies last (you can order 'em online as well)
Check out the sensational events happening at a Kidrobot near you!