One of our all time favorite artists in history, Jimmy DiMarcellis (aka Porous Walker) was recently interviewed for The Creative Lives. We have been on the recipient end of Porous' art packages and I swear, nobody can surprise or crack you up better! You should be so lucky to know someone so thoughtful and fun. Check him out!
Ezgi Genç, who studies Traditional Turkish Arts in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University puts a new interpretation on movie posters, with felt, an art material which has never been used before in designing traditional movie posters. Because she thinks the movie posters get more ordinary day by day and the designers take the easy way out, Ezgi tries to find a personal approach for the situation.
Ezgi’s first personal exhibition, which she calls “Dowery Movies”, is at Milk Gallery and Design Store on April 1!
April 1 – May 1, 2010 MIKE WATT: EYE-GIFTS FROM PEDRO Opening reception tonight from 7-9 P.M.
Track 16 is pleased to present the debut exhibition of photographs by Mike Watt, legendary musician and founding member of iconic punk band, The Minutemen. One of the most respected and greatly loved figures in American popular culture, Watt is a protean figure who’s done collaborative projects with everyone from Sonic Youth and Iggy Pop, to Eddie Vedder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He contributed bass and/or vocals to more than fifty albums by various artists, was a founding member of ten bands, and is host of the internet radio program, The Watt from Pedro Show . Watt published his first non-fiction book, Spiels of a Minuteman, in 2003, and is truly a renaissance man for the 21st Century. The opening reception will be on Thursday, April 1 from 7-9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are from Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 P.M. The Mike Watt exhibition will run through May 1, 2010.
TRACK 16 GALLERY Bergamot Station C1 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.264.4678
In 1994, I was graduating college in Boston and I had almost every single t-shirt, dress, and skirt New York-based street brand, X-Girl sold at the time. Even when designers Daisy Von Furth and Kim Gordon sold the label to the Japanese, I remained faithful to X-Large's sister label for another decade. I rocked the simple downtown street style before eventually graduating to A.P.C. Nearly two decades later, I've recently gone back to my X-Girl roots happily rocking old wares I saved or inherited from other friends (note: I feel like my dad owning almost 20 year old t-shirts now. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has)!
I fucking love this video. It's a time capsule of downtown New York City pre-reality TV socialites. It's especially awesome to see a young and very fresh Sofia Coppola (pre-Milk Fed, marriage to Spike, and Oscar nomination) and Spike Jonze (pre-Oscar caliber film career). Linda Evangelista and Francis Ford Coppola make an appearance as well as the who's who in the hipster bible, but the real kicker is seeing a very young "it girl", Chloe Sevigny (pre-Kids!) at 2:28 modeling the X-Girl wedding dress. Thank you, YouTube for existing!
Reception: Wednesday, March 24th, 6 to 8 pm Exhibition: March 24 to April 17, 2010
The content of Edwin Ushiro’s work is as richly layered as the works themselves. Influenced by the memories and folklore of his childhood in Hawaii and with nods to Japanese Anime, he creates his own mythology populated with modern characters and contemporary references. With At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home, Ushiro utilizes his technique of layering paint, ink, graphite, varnish and iron transfers on vinyl sheets to create romantic, luminescent works that focus on the mystery, and histories, held by abandoned and forgotten places.
Inspired by the opening credits of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', our pal Christian has created yet another beautiful video. This time, of the mementos he and his wife keep. What a wonderful collection of things to be defined by.
The video keepsake was comprised of only still shots. Christian managed to add some effects but mainly created this stop motion animation piece by, "using that tiny old digital Canon camera that I keep in my pocket... I tried to see how far I could take it." We thought he pushed it just enough, bravo!
Carla Bozulich and Sarah Lipstate are playing just one show in California as a duo, after having recently finished collaborating in NYC. They will probably be using mostly guitar, voice and pedals.
On this night the duo will be performing uncharted sounds aiming to generate “some kind of emotional collision with the cloying jungle anti-rhythms of everyday noise and streetlife ala mode”. Time Out NY described the last month as performing “…painful truths amid a claustrophobic roil of squalling guitar”.
Having been formally trained in dance for nearly a decade and having danced in music videos and cages during my old college days (a lifetime ago), I am still a great admirer of the art of dance. Yes, I watch America's Best Dance Crew and yes, I sometimes shed tears when dancers are eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. I often favorite dance videos on YouTube and the ones that seem to hold my attention are the videos of young dancers, looking good, having fun, and loving the art of movement. I love the tiny dancer in the video above, he is so smooth!
Melinda and Chris perform a series of improvisations in the Little William Theater exploring communication and variation in music. In using a limited collection of themes and motives, they take a look at cognition, coherence, and chance play in contemporary improvisation.
The Little William Theater is located in a coat-room in the lobby under the stairs at the Hammer Museum. It is one of the world’s newest and smallest theaters, with seating for two patrons, and different performers every week.