It’s Monday once again and my head is in the clouds so why not start the week with a bizarre and funny video from Sondre Lerche. I’m not sure if Sondre is a nutty dude or has taken one too many hits of acids but judging by his home made suit of armor, post hippie group choreography, and fat guys in elvis style outfits flying through the air that something just isn’t right in his creative head. Directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Colorful acrylic paintings by artist Ryan Pierce - surreal, possibly telling of an impending doom, the absence of man leaves animals to wander through our remains. I wonder, can you eat birds like this?
Tim Sullivan has created a sensory experience at the Steve Turner Contemporary not to be missed if you’re in the LA area this weekend. Large, 4-ft polycarbonate plastic discs will play modified versions of songs like “Hotel California” from the gallery walls in addition to playing from a large record player all created by Sullivan.
The artist’s work “continues to be inspired by various subcultures of California|Hollywood, hippies, death cults, sun worship, surf culture and Heavy Metal|and how they entered pop culture..”
Andreas Fischer’s “Ghost Town” is currently on view in our lovely city of Chicago. Ghost Town, which is on view at two separate venues, Hyde Park Art Center and The Gahlberg Gallery, shows us two distinct selections of Andreas’s portraiture and imagined landscapes. There is a nice anonymous quality to these locations and figures, with titles like “Original Location” and “Sunday Best”. Plus, the work actually becomes more engaging after you read about it, which in my opinion, is often not the case.
Artist Christian Jendreiko will present the incredibly epic sounding Gottesrauschen God’s White Noise: Action for Players, Guitars & Amplifiers this Saturday at Baer Ridgway exhibitions in SF. Taking his cue from experimental composers like John Cage, Jendreiko’s compositions push the boundaries of classical musicality, with some clocking in at up to 7 hours, and performed by amateurs and professional alike. Their main focus is on documenting the body’s movement through space in unusual ways.
Friday night is gonna be quite a night for art, folks. I am very excited to see Paul Chatem’s “The Death of Bighead” at Cave Gallery. Not only does Paul have an awesome style, but he makes interactive paintings! You can turn the gears and crank his artwork to your heart’s content. It’s hard to think of anything more fun than that. After the jump, you can watch some videos of his multimedia madness in motion. I’ll see you at the opening tomorrow evening!