Martin Ouellete’s painting s are inspired by macro photographs of decaying objects found within the urban landscape; details of worn out magazines, wires, rusted nails or wooden poles layered with staples and torn up paper. These mass-produced items are used to serve a momentary purpose then left to decay in their natural surroundings.
Hiroshi Watanabe‘s photographs of fantasy sex dolls are an erie reminder of how detached some of us have become from reality and the great lenghts that we go to satisfy our deepest desires.
If you happen to be in LA you can meet the artist at a special reception and book signing at Kopeikin Gallery on Saturday February 19th from 6-8pm.
2766 La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034
A dreamy voyage through a cold, dark, mysterious snow filled planet courtesy of Misha Shyukin.Watch the full video after the jump.
Andrew Riggins Seamstress collage series deconstructs figures from porn magazines into contorted and grotesque body forms questioning notions of beauty, pornography, and body enhancement.
Nathalie Miebach’s works brings together science and art by using meteorological and oceanic data as a launching pad for her sculptures, installations, and wall works.
Ever see something bizarre during your daily routine? It may make you laugh, cry, or make you scratch your head. Later in the day you try to tell friends about what you saw but somehow something gets lost in the translation. Patrick Tsai’s Modern Times series manages to capture those very moments for all of us to enjoy.
I’ve always been a fan of sneaking around in the dark, exploring tunnels, and generally causing mischief in places I shouldn’t go to. Long before the documentary Dark Days came out I was spending days exploring and occasionally painting the Freedom Tunnels in NY. Now that I’m on the west coast I don’t spend as much time as I’d like in train tunnels with a flashlight. It may be that I’m a bit older and just a tad more lazy these days but LA just doesn’t have as many dark and damp train tunnels like most of the major harbor cities on the east coast.
One day while spending too much time on Facebook, longtime friend and artists Logan Hicks made a post about Beneath The Neon. After reading three sentences in I knew that I needed a copy stat. After all I had feverishly read The Mole People cover to cover 10 years prior so I knew that Beneath The Neon would be right up my alley. After a few google searches I tracked down author Matthew O’Brien who was kind enough to shoot over a copy for a review.
I’m happy to have been recently turned on to Chicago based artist, Heidi Norton’s, photography/sculptural work. There’s a really nice balance of representational elements and abstraction, very forward thinking. Her first West coast solo endeavor, Between New Moons, opens up this weekend HungryMan Gallery in SF.