To make this sweet treat, hit up your local Japanese market and buy a butter pound cake (American butter pound cakes are too sweet), a quart of strawberries, heavy cream, and some powdered sugar. The only prepping you have to do is to whip up the fresh cream and slice strawberries. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. In between store bought and home made, this strawberry pound cake was quite the hit with our pals.
OMG, OMG, OMG, Stefan Ruiz! Don't know who he is?! OMG, OMG, OMG. Which edition to buy?! Love Stefan. Love. Love. Love. Stefan is one of my favorite old Tokion photographer friends. Best storyteller, ever. Sure he can say a lot with his lens. But if you're ever lucky enough to sit and drink with this rockstar photographer, ask him about shooting the King of Soul, James Brown or the time he spent teaching art to prisoners back west. Seriously though, which edition?!
Extra! Extra! Our favorite Icelandic sound artists are giving away music (to UK residents)! The Sigur Rós album 'We Play Endlessly' featuring nine tracks from three of their critically
acclaimed albums, will be given away free with The
Independent on Saturday, January 31st. For more information and a listen, visit www.independent.co.uk/sigurros.
Small Case Study House Opening reception: Friday, January 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Artist talk: Saturday, January 31, 2 pm
Founded by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima in 1992, Tokyo-based architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow explores the use and function of space within urban environments. Bow-Wow developed the term "pet architecture"--a style of small, ad hoc, multifunctional structures that make the most of limited space. Using the framework of art galleries or museums to experiment with form and behavior, Bow-Wow's newly commissioned project for REDCAT is the culmination of an extended Los Angeles residency period, during which Tsukamoto and Kaijima researched the Case Study House program and made this postwar project a point of departure in thinking about domestic dwellings. Informed by the principles of the program--which enlisted architects to design low-cost homes for the masses with prefabricated materials--as well as the urban dynamics of contemporary Los Angeles, Bow-Wow's Small Case Study House responds to contemporary models for housing in L.A. as they relate to concepts of customization, re-use, and "architectural behaviorology." This is Atelier Bow-Wow's first solo exhibition in the United States.
PETER FISCHLI / DAVID WEISS
‘Objects on Pedestals’
30 January - 28 February 2009
Private view: Thursday 29 January 2009, 6 - 8pm
Sprüth Magers London is delighted to present ‘Objects on Pedestals’, a survey of sculpture works by acclaimed Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The exhibition includes a selection from the series ‘Rubber Sculptures’ (1986 – 1988), which comprises a number of life-size black rubber casts of ordinary and commonplace objects, including a chest of drawers, a table, a candle and a cutlery tray. The exhibition also features a number of sculptures, all made in 2007 in unfired clay, which also depict normal and quotidian objects, such as a shoe or a jug, although on an exaggerated scale. Together, these two bodies of work reveal the artists’ ongoing fascination with the banal and absurd qualities of the everyday, and the materiality and tactility of mass consumption.
In the last 7 years Steve Powers has created a new way of painting, a hybrid of text and image that functions as a screen shot of his mind. The machinations of social interactions, the struggle to understand ourselves, dumb jokes, and the futility of changing a world that is perfectly happy with destroying itself are all recurring themes in Powers' work. For his debut show in Belgium, Powers is pulling together the best work of the last 7 years, and putting forth a dozen new paintings to effectively map out the area he has claimed for himself in his paintings. It is the complicated world of ourselves.Alice Gallery welcomes you to look at you up close. Translations gladly provided!
Steve Powers was born and raised and Philadelphia, then moved to New York City in 1994. After stints as publisher of On the Go Magazine, author of the book The Art Of Getting Over, and full-time graffiti writer, Powers opened his studio practice in January of 1998. Since then he has shown at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Deitch Projects, The 49th Venice Bienale, and The Luggage Store in San Francisco. In 2003, He founded the Dreamland Artist Club and partnered with Creative Time to commission over 45 artists (Swoon, to paint signs and rides in Coney Island. His book of pop art short stories, First And Fifteenth, was published by Villard in 2005. As a Fulbright Scholar, Powers painted a love story in the streets of Dublin and Belfast in the spring of 2008. In August 2008, again teaming up with Creative Time, he opened The Waterboard Thrill Ride, an animatronic depiction of waterboarding in Coney Island. He lives and works in Manhattan.
As part of the Eye on the Strand Photo Contest Series, Aperture is pleased to announce a special talk and book signing with acclaimed Israeli artist Michal Chelbin who will discuss the work from her first monograph. Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture, 2008) features richly detailed, internally charged portraits of small town performers in circuses and other traveling troupes taken over a period of six years in the Ukraine, Russia, Israel and England. Chelbin’s most frequent subjects are children and adolescents, yet her work encompasses a mix of generations. As Leah Ollman notes in the book’s text, “The atmosphere falls somewhere between public and private. There’s a slight titillation of having personal access to performers who, typically, are experienced only remotely. Most immediate, though, are the visual contrasts between young and old, large and small, innocence and experience.” Often captured in performance costumes, Chelbin’s palette is intense, with a distinctive use of saturated pinks, blues, and greens. Her black-and-white images, which are intermingled throughout the book, have an almost Pictorialist richness. Though her influences are evident—most notably August Sander and Diane Arbus—the photographs in Strangely Familiar have a unique visual and emotional impact.
A minor earthquake occurred at 7:42:44 PM (PST) on Friday, January 23, 2009.
The magnitude 3.4 event occurred 2 km (1 miles) WNW of Marina del Rey, CA. The hypocentral depth is 7 km ( 5 miles).
Magnitude 3.4 - local magnitude (ML)
Time Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:42:44 PM (PST), Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 3:42:44 (UTC)
Distance from Marina del Rey, CA - 2 km (1 miles) WNW (288 degrees)
Santa Monica, CA - 4 km (3 miles) SSE (166 degrees)
Culver City, CA - 7 km (4 miles) WSW (248 degrees)
Inglewood, CA - 12 km (7 miles) WNW (285 degrees)
Los Angeles Civic Center, CA - 22 km (14 miles) WSW (249 degrees)
Coordinates 33 deg. 59.0 min. N (33.984N), 118 deg. 28.2 min. W (118.470W)
Depth 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
Location Quality Fair
Location Quality Parameters Nst=113, Nph=113, Dmin=4 km, Rmss=0.5 sec, Erho=0.5 km, Erzz=0.9 km, Gp=46.8 degrees