The Date Farmers

The Date Farmers

Honest and inspiring work from California collaborative The Date Farmers. Artists Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez joined forces after meeting at an art gallery in 1998, and have been on a mission ever since. As American-born Chicanos, The Date Farmers poses unique perspectives on issues of race, wealth and cultural heritage, and much of their work examines the tenuous subject of social injustice, and the relationship between the have’s and the have nots around the world.

iri5

3863413680_f0412955b4 iri5, or Erika Iris Simmons, is an atlanta based artist who uses cassette and video tapes to create amazing pieces of art.

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Will Sweeney

WillSweeney1Will Sweeney’s illustrations are colorful and awesome, featuring trippy robots and vegetables playing arcade games amongst other chaos.

Will has a new show and an accompanying book available online called “As Above So Below” which runs at the Lazy Dog in Paris until May 8th.  Check out more of his work after the cut and at his website.

Bushwick Schlacht

Picture 002If painting is your thing, there’s a very good pop-up group show up in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.  It’s only up for two days.  Hung from floor-to-ceiling, the paintings disperse across the space in the configuration of an explosion.  A bunch of artists who’ve been featured on B/D are in it: Tom Sanford, Jeremy Willis, Eddie Martinez, Aaron Johnson, and Eric Yahnker.  There’s a huge list of people in the show.

Awesome Video Of The Day: Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No

If you haven’t heard the tale of Dock Ellis throwing a no-hitter under the influence of LSD, then you my friend are about to have your socks blown right off. Story goes, Ellis was visiting friends in Los Angeles under the impression he had the day off and went ahead and dropped some tabs and started to chill. Just so happens that Ellis had slept through an entire day, and luckily a friend told him he had to pitch against the Padres that night, so Ellis boarded a flight back and threw a no-hitter despite not being able to feel the ball or clearly see the batter or catcher. Talk about performance enhancing drugs! Well No Mas and artist James Blagden have teamed up to present an awesome animated retelling of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. Enjoy!!

Liam Henry

LiamHenry3England’s Liam Henry takes wonderful film photographs.  They give a feeling of chilly, sparse, wooded exploration and wandering.

Check out more work at his site and his flickr.

Living Between Worlds

LivingBetweenWorlds1Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have a collaboration show featuring new sculptures and paintings as well as a pre-release of an exclusive toy and print.

The show opens tonight at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles from 6-10PM and runs until April 23rd.  Check below the cut for some previews of the works.  See you there!

Luke O’Sullivan

foundation2 Luke O’Sullivan’s 3D work is like walking straight into a pop up book. He uses screenprint on wood to create some amazing 3D landscapes.