Beautiful/Decay and Synchronicity Gallery are teaming up to present a one of a kind book release party & silent art auction tonight!! Join us as we celebrate the release of Book 2: “What a Mess,” and Synchronicity’s first year in business! This will be your first chance to buy Book 2, as well as pick up unique Beautiful/Decay holiday gift packages for the art lover in your life! We’ll be offering special discounts as well as free gift wrapping. 100′s of other works of art will be on display and for sale during the event. Live performances and music as well!
Date: Saturday, December 19th 2009
Time: 7PM – 12AM
Location: 4306 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90029
B/D has been a fan of Barnaby Whitfield’s work since we featured him way back in issue X. We’re totally in love with his beautifully rendered and grotesquely exquisite pastels but were surprised to find that he is dabbling in the world of performance. Watch Barnaby’s performance as well as a informal roundtable discussion about the performance and his work in this video for the Douglas Kelley Show. Keep up the good work Barnaby!
Japanese artist Fumie Sasabuchi reworks the pages of fashion magazines by deconstructing the original image and the body in the image. She uses the image and idea of death to explore a surface, creating a series of hybrid body images in which promotional aesthetic is fused with material naturalistic anatomical study.
London photographer Paul Herbst’s description of his website, my-shit-is-gold.net, and his zine: “In an existential exclamation of withdrawal, Paul Herbst’s photographs at once portray a world of subtle intensities with momentous simplicity. His images hosts a constant dialogue between what we perceive and what we understand, leaving us aloof in the gaps of unanswerable questions. This all cleverly comes together in an inter-play of heavy textures and washed out tones.”
Interim Camp by London creative agency FIELD is an experimental film entirely made from computer generated landscapes. Poor visibility; weather again unsettled today. Surreal rocks and riven lowlands, valleys fog-shrouded. Frightening depths, and emptiness. Rarity of air is noticeable. It is a meditation about the pursuit of an idea; about obstacles, struggle and failure along the way.
Ever wish your neighborhood would turn into a non-stop symphony of lights,sounds and magic? Well Jessie Amadio, Corinne DeOrsay and Brett Angelillis did for their senior project at Drexel University. Not sure why but this video is a perfect way to kick off the holiday break!
Dude Harrison, thanks for your help. You’re my friend ‘n’ all, so I’ll leave it at that. Zigz is gonna miss his man-bud terribly. He will probably paw at the spot you once sat and snort around the office trying to collect strands of your long, long hair. Check out Harrison’s killer portfolio HERE and some of his rad design work after the jump.