Monday, July 28, 2008

Hu Yang -- AOD


From Shanghart Gallery's latest show: "The featured photographs take on an anthropological and sociological approach that attempts to describe the dramatic changes of domestic living that occurred following the process of modernization and the Open Door policy."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Matthew Rose -- AOD


"Wahsoh"

You can buy a limited edition print here

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Archan Nair -- AOD


"The Joy Ballad" (Photography by Parris Whitingham)

Today's artist, Archan Nair, is a 25 year old Digital Artist, Illustrator and Art director based in New Delhi, India. You can view more here

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bon Iver Cover, "Flume"

These MKE kids sure know how to do it up.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Image Inspiration



Nathan Sawaya's Lego Sculpture makes me want to:

1. Go diving into a pool of Gold like Mr. Scrooge in Duck Tales.
2. Rip my insides out, only to discover they are in fact, yellow.
3. Get a tan, a hair cut, and a new attitude.

[more here]

Brain Dettmer -- AOD


New International Dictionary, 2003.

I've been told I don't show enough 3-D artwork here, so I hope this counts as some...

[source]

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mark Bradford -- AOD


"Grace & Measure," detail, 2005
Mixed media collage on canvas

"Method Man," 2004, Paper on canvas

The Los Angeles artist speaks about his process:
"My practice is d├ęcollage and collage at the same time. D├ęcollage, I take it away; collage, I immediately add it right back. It’s almost like a rhythm. I’m a builder and a demolisher. I put up so I can tear down. I’m a speculator and a developer. In archaeological terms, I excavate and I build at the same time."

Friday, July 18, 2008

Empathy

After watching the following three films:

Waitress
Awakenings
The Lives of Others

I am drawn to their compelling hooks and captivated by the unveiling of human honesty we rarely reveal. It made me think of video artist Catherine Sullivan's urge to capture raw emotions from actors. PBS made an interesting montage of her work:

Meet Coconut



This white cloud of Pomeranian delight enjoyed himself at Prospect Park. I am obsessed with him.

Hearth Farm




Here are some summer updates from the good people at Hearth. They're an OLJ fave and we can't wait to be playing at their beautiful farm in August!

[photos courtesy of Bowen Ames]

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jukebox


Crooked Still's newest release!

Makes me wonder if they're influenced by Clyfford Still:

Oh Liza Jane (Angeline the Baker, Live!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Diane Barcelowsky -- AOD


"Untitled #10"

"The Rainbow Trail"

more here

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Reading List


A Summer Classic.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Robert Baribeau -- AOD


"Untitled," 2003

"Untitled," 2004

Image Inspiration


Melanie Pullen's "Dorothy," 2003, makes me realize:

1. I should have worn this to work today to send a message out to the staff.
2. Life is always more mysterious when you're wearing red shoes.
3. I need a backyard. Pronto.

If you're in LA, check out her show here

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tim Clinton -- AOD


"Snow Bunnies," 2006

"Wave Machine (detail)," 2006

My maps always lead me straight to bunnies...

Kitty Love



Mr. PoPo and Naoko have a meet and greet. You just can't mess with all this beauty.

Poem from Amber

Oak Bluffs Houses




Martha's Vineyard's famous houses by the beach -- small wonders indeed! Grab a rocker and stay a while...

Nola House


of my dreams.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jessica the Hippo

thanks, Reeges!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dreams Illustrated