Warning! Tearjerker alert! Check out Korean orphan Choi Sung-Bong's performance on Korea's Got Talent. There is no way a person can watch this video and not shed a few tears for this boy. And that's before he even starts singing. His story is heart wrenching. I hope he's the real deal.
Everyone's saying Choi Sung-Bong may be the next Susan Boyle. Good luck, young man! May you go very far in this competition and more importantly, may you find love and family and go farther in life.
Javier Peres is pleased to announce the opening of Sticks and Stones, a group exhibition including works by Keith FARQUHAR, Leo GABIN, John KLECKNER, Ruairiadh O'CONNELL, Tanja ROSCIC.
Peres Projects Mitte Grosse Hamburger Str. 17 10115 Berlin Opening reception July 2, 2011 from 6:00 - 10:00 P.M.
The exhibition will be on view at Peres Projects Berlin-Mitte through August 6, 2011. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and by appointment. For further information please visit www.peresprojects.com or call +49 30 275 950770
Peres Projects Kreuzberg stays closed due to summer break.
Fall season opens in September with solo exhibitions of Dan ATTOE in Berlin-Mitte, and Alex ISRAEL in Berlin-Kreuzberg
I know it's been getting real in the Whole Foods parking lot. But nobody's talking about the biggest oversight by the viral video depicting life of the LA-Westside-Prius-driving-artisanal-cheese-set. Like, where's my grocery gang at?
Nine out of ten visits to the Venice Whole Foods, I'm going to run into a neighbor at the deli counter or warm food station and sure enough, I'm going to high five, hug or handshake a few more people before I run through the register.For example, 48 hours after the music video gripped the imagination of the nation's good-problems-to-have-posse, I ran into photographer/director and Mumble contributor, Tobin Yelland at the soup station. At the soup station from the actual Whole Foods made famous by a viral video, only a few nights before!
Tobin and I caught up and I suggested what soup I thought might be tastiest and then I snapped a lame phone cam picture of him so I could write about our accidental meet up. At the time, Tobin hadn't seen the Whole Foods Parking Lot video yet (he's been traveling for work). Now the two are entwined forever on the internets. Bon appetit, Tobin!
How lucky are we to be invited to artist, Laurie Lipton's studio for tea and a visit?! She kept us laughing with anecdotes of her new life in Los Angeles including stories of building furniture from scratch, the inhabitants, the cars, and the abundant sunlight which makes this former London-resident want to go outside to play instead of staying inside to work. It's a good thing, Laurie's pretty damn dedicated to her craft.
Seen above, Laurie points out an exception (a little secret) in her 2007 work, "Delusion Dwellers" to Lulu. The pencil and charcoal work is mind-blowing up close and in person and just when you think it's impossible for Laurie to draw more, upon closer inspection, there's a whole 'nother level of work to process. I can't imagine the kind of patience it takes to create such work (and such a large body of it); patience must be one of her virtues.
The New York-born artist has fallen in love with the City of Angels. High five, LA for bringing us another creative force to reckon with. And welcome, Laurie. We are so happy to have you here!
The title “Taciturn Sea” stands as a metaphor for the subconscious mind. My work takes cues from a Breughelian reality where all is allegory, social proverb and myth. Many of the panels are shuttered, gabled triptychs. Hinged panels that can be closed, denying the viewer access, furthering the strong ‘object presence” the works possess. A sublime response to a vista or pastoral setting intermingled with an ever-present feeling of dread or of some intrigue that lay just beneath the surface.
Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 South La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.933.4408
Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections June 23 – August 5, 2011 Ratio 3, 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA Opening reception: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6–8pm.
Ratio 3 is pleased to present Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections, on view from June 23 to August 5, 2011.
Margaret Kilgallen (1967–2001) is considered by many to be one of the most influential, yet under-recognized, Bay Area artist of her generation. Kilgallen, along with a handful of other artists such as Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, and Alicia McCarthy, came to emergence in the late 1990s, as part of an art movement that is now commonly referred to as the Mission School.
I can't believe we've been hosting our summer kick off barbecue for nine years now! But there you have it. Nine years of post-E3 fun. The crowd has changed from electronic entertainment industry folks-only to a big ass party for our creative cabal.
Thanks to Toby and Michael for hosting our party for the third year in a row. Thanks to Kiino and Matt for hooking us up with tunes. And thanks to all our friends that made the day fun and special. We are looking forward to the 10 year anniversary party, next year! See you then.