Friday, August 28, 2009

Chuck Close at Akron Art

In less than a week, The Akron Museum of Art will open it’s Familiar Faces: Chuck Close in Ohio Collection. Over 35 works by Close will be on display, including paintings, handmade paper pulp pieces, photographs, prints, and a tapestry.

Youngstown's very own Butler Institute of American Art, along with Ohio Museums from Cleveland to Cincinnati have contributed work for this exhibition. These public Close works will be joined by rarely seen pieces from private collections around the state.

Chuck Close is a top American artist who has overcome his condition as a quadriplegic to create beautiful work, mainly focused on portraiture. In the late 60’s he re-invented and re-invigorated portraiture, giving it relevance in an art-world focused on concepts and process.

This Collection will also offer a free film screening of Chuck Close on Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3pm. The film focuses on Close's process and features interviews with his famous friends and fellow artists Robert Rauschenberg and Kiki Smith.

Sounds like a must-see exhibit.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bizarre

I just found this while searching on Etsy. It's by Frosti. Her shop is one of the most bizarre I've seen. Check out this cleaver and dismembered finger thingy (what do you call this exactly?)


The first pic is kind of disgusting but cute however once they put it on this little girl's head it got a little too freaky for me. Who would do this to a child? The best part of this thing is that the description says " Blood splatter pattern may vary."

She also had some other bizarre but interesting stuff including a fried egg hoodie ornament and an LA County Coroners fake ID. Just what I've been looking for. hehe


Thursday, August 20, 2009

PR is Back!



22 minutes...

ilovedust

Pics below are from the Ilovedust website.

Ilove dust is a multi disciplined design boutique located on the south coast of England. As you can see below, one of their specialties in illustration.



Stunning work.

Designer Bikes





Kaws, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Marc Newson, Yoshitomo Nara, and Damien Hirst have designed six “STAGES” bikes as “a unique celebration of human potential inspired by Lance and dedicated to the fight against cancer.” On October 2nd, the bikes will be auctioned off in New York City with proceeds benefitting The Lance Armstrong Foundation.

These are all beautiful in their own way but I think the Shepard Fairey design outshines the others. Hirst is really a strange pick for this project considering his work usually focuses so much on death. Even though butterflies have been found in his work in the past I’m not really a fan in this case.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

TrueViolet Menus

A few images of my menus I'm in the process of designing and placing on my Etsy...



Veer Wallpapers






You can thank Veer for these designer-friendly wallpapers. Yum.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009