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I ♥ Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit



In these difficult economic times, with decreased support from corporate America, Gen Art is looking to its loyal supporters of the past 15 years to help it celebrate its successes while looking forward towards insuring another great 15 years of programming. This is your chance to personally help save a company we hope you believe in. 


I ♥ Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit will feature an exhibition of the works of over 60 of today’s most exciting emerging/mid-career artists working in mixed mediums who either are Gen Art alumni artists or have been affiliated with or supportive of Gen Art programming over the years.  Artwork will be exhibited and available for sale.


All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Gen Art Foundation, whose ongoing mission is to support undiscovered talent and providing a platform for emerging artists to garner increased exposure to a loyal audience of consumers and media.


June 24, 2009


*7-8pm VIP Preview


7 W. 34th St.

11th Floor



Advertise here !!!

Analysis Creature




Inspired by a nightmare, “Analysis Creature” is Wonman Kim (Animabase)’s series full of  weird and strange skeletal and mechanic creatures.  Each piece is like an x-ray of a unique creature from her brain.  He is currently working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and conceptual artist in Seoul, South Korea. 

Santtu Mustonen

Santtu Mustonen


Coming to us from Finland, Santtu Mustonen brings together illustration and animation in a wonderfully bizarre manner. We at B/D are totally digging his “slightly moving illustrations”!


P.S. The second animation after the jump isn’t working properly (it had to be resized), so be sure to check out his website!


Whitney Hubbs

Whitney Hubbs


Whitney Hubbs‘s photographs, especially those featured in the series “To Fill the Unforgiving Moment,” seem to be infused with quiet suspense and mystery, while echoing a sense of deep loneliness (at least, for me). 


Hubbs has exhibited her work all over California and Oregon, in addition to Germany and Scotland. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where, this fall, she will start the MFA program at UCLA.


Chris Burnside

Chris Burnside


Feast your eyes on Chris Burnside‘s exquisite cut/panel pieces. At first glance, his lines seem to be painted with black acrylic. However, upon closer inspection, you will find that these lines are actually tiny cracks formed via Burnside’s unique breaking-apart-and-reassembling process. It’s like piecing together an aesthetically pleasing, super abstract puzzle with colors highly reminiscent of graffiti. 


This Must Be The Place | Curated by Faesthetic Magazine

Scion Presents - This Must Be The Place - Faesthetic Magazine


Curated by Ohio based Faesthetic Magazine, “This Must Be The Place” opens June 20th, 2009 at Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery Space in Culver City. The exhibition features 9 American artists from the Faesthetic family who represent the diverse styles appearing in the magazine. “This Must Be The Place” is comprised of art based on the idea of “Home,” and artists are loosely limited to a 2-color palette, much like an issue of Faesthetic.


Running until July 11th, 2009, “This Must Be The Place” features the work of Gluekit, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Damien Correll, Joel Speasmaker, Matt Curry, Skull Phone, Dan Funderburgh, and Jemma Hostetler.


More details after the jump!


Doucin Pierre A.K.A. Soemone

Doucin Pierre - Soemone


Nice portfolio update by paris based designer Doucin Pierre. More samples of work after the jump.