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October 14, 2009

{The Real Life Invisible Man}

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Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be. At times working up to 10 hours on a single photo...sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves!

Checkout more amazing photos Right Here

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July 09, 2009

{R. Crumb's Underground}

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This one's for the locals...

Zapp Comics founder ans underground art pioneer R. Crumb will have an exhibit at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana through Aug. 16th. Opening night is this saturday (July 11) and will showcase early works as well as vintage and recent collaborations.

The exhibit is FREE, visit The Grand Central site for more info.

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May 28, 2009

{David Lynch - Dark Night of the Soul}

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Once more for the locals...

One of my all-time favorite directors David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, Mullholland Drive) will be showing original artwork he created for the upcoming album Dark Night of the Soul, featuring music by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. The album features guest vocals from: Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Iggy Pop, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) and many more.

The exhibition opens this saturday (May 30th) at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and will consist of a two-room installation designed by Lynch and Danger Mouse that will allow visitors to experience the artwork and music at the same time.

Lynch is planning to mount some 50 of the photographs he created for the album on aluminum panels positioned around the gallery. Selections from the album (which will be released this summer) will play throughout the installation.

The director's photographs will also be published in a book to be released along with the album. If his photos are anything like his movies, we can expect a lot of mysterious blonds, red curtains, eccentric dwarfs and references to small-town American life.

You can stream the album in it's entirety over at NPR

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September 13, 2007

{Harveys}

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This post is for the locals...

Harveys handbags will be having a Grand Opening Party this Saturday (Sept.15th) from 8pm-Midnight in Santa Ana. Famed artist Gary Baseman will be onhand to launch the new line of Basemanbags he's done for Harveys, as well as showing a Special Exhibit. Tour all three floors, enjoy live music, and have a coctail. Rsvp right here if it's not too late!

Also checkout their $10 Buck Kit that they will be offering every month in honor of their 10 Year Anniversary.

August 16, 2007

{Alex Gross}

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Just I'd thought you locals know that the wonderful artwork of Alex Gross (whose work you may recognize from the cover of Blonde Redhead's latest album) is on display this month at the Artist's District in Santa Ana.

Click here for more info.

December 08, 2006

{Crown Dozen Gift Guide}

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I posted a Caffeine-Headache Gift Guide earlier in the week, but I also contributed a few of those Christmas ideas to Crown Dozen's (very cool and lengthly) Gift Guide. It's seven pages long, so head over and give it look!

September 18, 2006

{Art From Mexico: Visions of a New Century}

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At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA is a new exhibit that explores contemporary art from a variety of Mexican regions and artists. "Art From Mexico: Visions of a New Century" comprises 35 works by 24 artists. The show runs through October 8th.

The exhibition focuses on two-dimensional work (painting, monotypes on paper) by artists residing in Baja California, Monterrey, Zacatecas, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and other cities.

Rising Tijuana artsist Mely Barragán has two works on display, including "Una de Dos" (shown here), an acrylic on printed fabric that blends two neon images of a woman's face in a way that suggests comics, telenovelas and Andy Warhol.

For more info visit the Muckenthaler Cultural Center's site.

August 23, 2006

{Jonathan LeVine Gallery}

I recently recieved an email informing me of this NYC art opening. I don't live in New York, but if I did then I would definitly be there. Anyhow here's some great artwork to checkout regardless.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery Presents...Doze Green: The Left Hand Path and Andrew Schoultz: Cataclysmic Mayhem...Capturing the Feelings of the Modern World September 9th - October 7th.

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Doze Green:The Left Hand Path is a solo exhibition of new works by celebrated artist Doze Green. His exhibition of new paintings is inspired from roots in modern graffiti and based upon metaphysical and ethereal ideologies through stream-of-consciousness painting.

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Andrew Schoultz: Cataclysmic Mayhem...Capturing the Feelings of the Modern World focuses on capturing an overall mood. Andrew Schoultz depicts such underlying themes as the resilience of nature and the beautiful dichotomy between man and his relationship with nature. His new works comment on current tragic and catastrophic global politics and environmental and economic concerns.

The Jonathan LeVine Gallery exhibits a genre of work influenced by illustration, comic books, graffiti art and pop imagery. Their goal is to expand the genre beyond its Pop Surrealism or Low Brow roots and bring it to the forefront of contemporary art. For more info visit The Jonathan LeVine Gallery site.

June 21, 2006

{Robert Rauschenberg Exhibit}

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It wasn't until I was in college that I discovered that Pop Art consisted of more then just Campbell Soup cans and comic strips. Of all the artists that I learned about in my required art course only a few remain in my memory. Among them is Robert Rauschenberg who along with Jasper Johns helped ignite the Pop Art scene in the United States. Since summer is here I am obligated to drag my non-accomadating child to a musuem so that he can detox from his daily fix of non-stop video gaming. What can be better then the Rauschenberg exhibit at MOCA? Rauschenberg who became an artist late in life had a tendencey to use materials that were outside the norm. Pieces in the current exhibit include 'Coca-Cola Plan" (which features suprise suprise glass coke bottles) as well as other works.

For more info visit the MOCA website.

May 03, 2006

{Mark Ryden: Fushigi Circus}

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Mark Ryden has an uncanny ability to evoke both glee and revulsion in his paintings. My particular favorite is "The Estacy of Cecelia", a piece that contains no less the eighteen eyes!!! Ryden has a new book out titled Fushigi Circus (that's 'mysterious circus' to those who are unfamiliar with the Japanese language), a clothbound collection of the works of Mark Ryden. It features new works, including Blood, Sweat, Tears, and The Creatrix, and a plethora of Ryden's most compelling works from past shows to the present. Ryden himself will be at MOCA in L.A. on May 13th in all of his eerie glory to sign copies of his latest attempt to make money....I mean enthrall us with his work.

Purchase Fushigi Circus here.

January 20, 2006

{Live Review}

{John Waters - Change of Life}

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The “Sultan of Sleaze” John Waters made his way to a place that needs as much of his brand of subversion as it can get. Change of Life, Waters first major museum exhibit on view at the Orange County Museum of Art is full of all the vulgarity, display of American hypocrisy and subculture loving you’ve come to expect from John Waters. Turning a still camera on the television screen, the eclectic exhibit is a kind of cinematic moments as found objects, with and without embellishments. Exposing the obsessions of our society, while still managing to love it, the majority of the exhibit displays panels of stills according to theme or movie. My favorites are the string of cinematic vomit sequences and “twelve assholes and a dirty foot” across which in my catalogue book he wrote his favorite word, “antidisestablishmentarism." Also on view is a life size diorama of his working space, kitch objects, and sculptures, including a Divine inspired Jackie O doll holding a gun and JFK in a Marilyn Monroe dress. After all the free drink vouchers I got at the opening, meeting and gushing over Tracy Ullman, and the museum director trying to bum 2 cigarettes off me (he only got one) the exhibit itself might have burned less bright in my memory. But it was John Waters after all, and nothing could overshadow the legend and wonder of the only man who can pull off a pencil mustache with the same panaché and tongue-in-cheek mockery that he brings to everything he does.