In 2001 or thereabouts, I was introduced to Eddie Martinez and his work. I was employed at Tokion and I had the great pleasure of meeting a lot of up and coming creative talents. Eddie was one of them. I believe he did a few things with us and along the way, I was gifted a custom painted canvas bag, inscribed with my name. I rocked that bag hard. A lot of people complimented me on it. But I had to finally retired the sack when the canvas strap finally snapped. I still have the bag and am wondering, how I should preserve it. I don't want to ruin the art!
Over the last five or so years, I've been following Eddie's trajectory online. From one opening to another. And for the first time in awhile, I was able to view his work in person again. It was super rad to see Eddie's new work in the group show, "So Wrong, I'm Right" at Blum and Poe. Like the rest of us, his art has matured. Everything's richer. I'm not even going to fake the art speak. But I know he took what he had and made it even better. I only wish I had run into Eddie so I could congratulate him in person. Way to go man!
Saturday, June 30, 2007, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: De Young, Koret Auditorium, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Mapping the City is a day long symposium that will reflect on the last year of Southern Exposure's Off-Site programming, which has investigated artists' strategies for exploring and mapping public space by bringing the SoEx Off-Site artists together in dialog around the artistic legacy of the Situationists, contemporary mapping strategies, and tactics for urban intervention. Invited speakers include Simon Sadler, author of "The Situationist City". In addition, the day will be punctuated by site-specific projects by several of the artists whose work has been a part of SoEx Off-Site since September 2006.
We've had a lot of interest in Jed Berk's robotic blimp workshop this Saturday (and not enough spots for students), so we're going to have an open house afterwards for blimp viewing, casual blimp chat and ice cream eating. There will be not be a formal presentation, but Jed will be here to answer questions. Free.
We all love Brain Age (Brain Training in Oz)! And so does Nicole Kidman?! This is the cleanest home I've ever seen a DS played in. And I believe this is the oddest actor choice in Nintendo commercial casting. As far as talent in game commercials go, nothing tops before-he-was-famous Jack Black's 1982 Pitfall gig.
Renata Lucas’s practice is a critical interpretation of how our built environment determines actions, behavior and social relationships, and by extension, society’s dependency on the preservation of prescribed definitions of space, property and order. By offering an alternative spatial imagination—one that brings into consideration malleability, manipulation and play—Lucas provokes the possibility of new subjective and collective engagement within our built environment.