Chicago - "Gorillas Ate My Eggs" (08/04/06 - 09/03/06)


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LA - Best of Readers Choice: Project (08/05/06)


LA - "Follow Your Heart" (08/04/06 - 08/25/06)

Follow Your Heart

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Brooklyn - Kaiju Big Battel: All Out War (08/04/06)

Dear Kaiju Fans,

Kaiju Big Battel: All Out War
is almost upon us! Last minute preparations are being made, Kaiju combatants are preparing to take a bite out of the Big Battel, and a limited number of tickets are still available.

This Battel is going to be momentous - Hell Monkey and The Grudyin will be fighting for the right to name their tagteam (Apes of Wraths or Primate is Enough); Powa Ranjuru will be taking on Shrooma Tango in a Pixie Dust vs Fungi fued; Super Wrong and Call-Me-Kevin will be Batteling for the title of Kaiju's biggest loser; and in a main event, almost to big for Brooklyn, Dr. Cube and the Hero-turned-traitor Silver Potato will be facing off against Pedro Plantain and Kaiju Champ Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle.

Ticket info, plus last minute Big Battel updates are available right now at

See you in Brooklyn,
Kaiju Commissioner

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LA - Francisco Aguabella Concert (08/05/06)

Saturdays at 4:30pm
Latin Sounds

Launched in conjunction with LACMA`s Latin American Art Initiative, Latin Sounds offers free eclectic music from various regions throughout Latin America. The venue is the LACMA park amphitheater. LACMA`s Latin American Art Initiative was established, in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), to create a greater understanding of Chicano and Latino arts and cultures for the wider public through varied programs at the museum.

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Call For Submissions: King of the Beats


LA - Dance Right (08/03/06)

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LA - Jason Hackenwerth New Works (08/05/06 - 08/26/06)

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Jason Hackenwerth
Featuring the first solo artist show at Raid Projects
Artist In Residence Aili Schmeltz (USA)in the North Gallery
Opening: Saturday, August 5th, 7 - 10
Exhibition Runs: August 5 - August 26, 2006

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SF - Pop (08/05/06)

popDreamchimney presents
Rx: 132 Eddy Street
9:00pm - 2:00am

Dream Chimney presents...POP w/ special guests... the Court & Spark (DJs)

Join us for a welcome home party for the Court & Spark after returning from quick tour across the USA. Celebrating with their own special mix of cosmic-country-kraut like you've never heard before.

w/ Resident DJs Broker/Dealer returning the dancefloor to its usual Saturday night frenzy.

FREE / 21 +

LA - Hurley/Surgury (08/05/06)


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Sf - The 125th Anniversary of the Internet (08/03/06)

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Play Me.

Play MeComplimenting and suggestive. Our remote control is enameled in the true colors of black, gray, white and red and invites you to "PLAY ME."

White Trash Charms
, the fashionable outlet for ironic jewelry sells cute little NES controllers for gamers tired of rocking the old NES belt. Psst! Someone please tell WTC that they're selling a joystick and not a remote control! These charms will set you back $37.50 to $87.50. But who cares when you can say you wear the same trinkets as uber-winner, Lindsay Lohan.

Brooklyn - Free Arthur Event! (07/29/06)


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LA - "Preparatory Drawings From Vortigern's Machine" (07/28/06 - 08/28/06)

preparatory drawings from Vortigern's Machine

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LA - "History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art" Book Signing (07/29/06)

Los Angeles Graffiti Art

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SF - "2006 Altered Barbie Show" (07/27/06 - 08/27/06)


2006 Altered Barbie Show

EXHIBITION: July 27th - August 27th
Thursday, August 3rd

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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LA - Festival of the Chariots (07/30/06)

festival of the chariots

The 30th Annual Festival of the Chariots will roll into Venice Beach on Sunday, July 30, 2006. The festival commences at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main St., with three fully decorated, four-story chariots leading a colorful parade toward the Ocean Front Walk Plaza.

The Festival of the Chariots includes a free feast for thousands, free entertainment and exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back thousands of years to Jagannatha Puri, India.

LA - "LA Suite" Film Premiere (07/26/06)

LA Suite

This invite is non-transferable, however, the promoters have allowed me to invite my five readers. RSVP required (323-667-0626 or

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NYC - One Size Fits All T-Shirt Blow Out! (07/29/06)

One Size Fits All

One Size Fits All: Artists T-Shirt Summer Blow Out!

Featuring Maya Hayuk, Kayrock and Wolfy, Ryan McGinness,

j.morrison, and Adam Shecter.

Saturday, July 29th from 12:00 to 7:00 PM

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce our first annual T-Shirt Summer Blow Out! which will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 12:00 - 7:00 PM—with a party featuring a raffle and house DJs beginning at 4:00 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

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LA - "If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now" (07/29/06 - 08/19/06)

"If you lived here you'd be home by now"
curated by Eve Fowler

July 29th-August 19th
Opening Reception July 29th, 7-10pm

compact/space Gallery
1307 South Union
Los Angeles, CA 90015

compact/space is pleased to announce If you lived here, you’d be home by now, an exhibition of photographs, paintings, video and live installation by Ian James, Cathy Kim, Glenna Jennings, Meghann McCrory and Chelsea Molnar and Charchi Stinson curated by Eve Fowler.

Collapsed homes, scary bushes, rock-throwing sessions, ESL lessons and ex-lover baseball cards abound in this group show about how humans try to leave evidence of their respective passages through space and time. The artists observe and/or create their own architectural realities, which are ultimately rendered uninhabitable for public, personal or physical reasons.

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LA - "Sneaker Pimps" (07/28/06)

Sneaker Pimps

Please support my friends over at the Sneaker Pimps blow out! And I'll be there, so please tug on my shirt and say hello!

LA - "Independence: Art in the Public Eye" (06/04/06 - 08/05/06)

"Independence: Art in the Public Eye"
Brett Goldstone, a 25-year survey

at Dangerous Curve

an Experimental Exhibition and
Live Art/Visual Art Performance Space

Exhibit Dates
July 4--August 5, 2006

Wednesday through Saturday
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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LA - "The Paper Pushers" (07/25/06 - 08/10/06)

Paper Pushers

More Info: Gallery 1988

SF - Receiver Guest Artists Show (08/05/06 -


Opening Reception, Saturday August 5th at Receiver Gallery!

Dear friends, please consider yourself formally invited to witness the traveling spectacle of the renown Receiver Guest Artists Show!

Hot on the heels of our Guest Artists Show Seattle opening, we continue our West Coast tour at our homebase in San Francisco, with artworks by:

Nathan Fox, James Gibson, Maya Hayuk, Ogi, Henry Lewis, Chris Pew, Kelly Tunstall, Paul Urich, and Marci Washington.

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Antwerp - "ART TREK - The 3rd Generation" (08/05/06 - 08/18/06)

Art Trek

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The Lady is a Traveler.

The Lady is a Traveler
July 21, 2006 - 9:13 p.m. PDT - Hollywood, CA

Yo. Steph's in town! This Fall, the Lady Bogin will have a place to call home for more than a couple of months. She's going to chill in London while she works on her PhD in "Artsy Fartsy". We've rendezvous'd in Los Angeles, New York City and Paris. Come September, we're going to add London to the list. How many of you have vagabond friends that can clean up this good? Kind of crazy considering she spends most of her days working in dark caves or ruins. Meow!

SF - Jack Hirschman Reading (07/25/06)

Jack HirschmanTuesday, July 25th, 7 pm

Jack Hirschman reads from The Arcanes, published by Multimedia Edizioni

The Arcanes represent, in Jack Hirschman’s vast poetic production, a fundamental and extraordinary element, the most advanced point of his questing. It comprises 126 long and orchestrated compositions, collected from more than thirty years of a particular poetic inquiry, which ground the political engagement and social themes, ever present in his poetry, with stormy leaps of mind, heart and soul, and personal events and references.

The volume is presented in its chronological development from 1972 to 2006, encompassing its entire output. In these works, fragments of poetic insight explode, from which the themes and images engaged by the poet emerge, which knowingly fuse reality with metaphysics, actuality with the memory of the past.

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LA - "Mannion: Ten Years of Hip-Hop Photography" Reception (07/22/06)


MANNION: Ten Years of Hip-Hop Photography
an exhibition of work from Jonathan Mannion.

June 26th - August 18, 2006

Reception: July 22nd, 7 - 10 pm
222galleryLA, 7922 W. 3rd Street Los Angeles

Los Angeles
222gallery is pleased to host renowned photographer Jonathan Mannion in his first solo exhibition of selected works from his extensive archive of Hip Hop photography. As one of the most published and respected photographers in the urban music world for the past 10 years, Mannion's lens has recorded hip hop's legends as the culture has evolved from an underground to a mainstream movement. His images have impacted generations and helped define an important era of popular culture.


Costa Mesa - "GrassRoots Growing In Concrete" (07/29/06 - 08/29/06)

GrassRoots Growing In Concrete

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Yo Gabba Gabba!

Yo Gabba Gabba is my favorite television show not on television. It's a crime these cool folks haven't found a production deal yet. They've got Biz Markie, beatboxer extraordinaire teaching beats-of-the-day to your babes! They've got awesomely hyped up tots yelling out their names and demonstrating a boogie down production I often do myself. And they've got ridiculously catchy songs about parties in your tummy! Please! The world needs more Yo Gabba Gabba. Finally, something for you and your spawn to love equally!

To all my network television peeps, sign them now.

Best Casting Call Ever.

Spike Jonze is looking for a kid to cast as the lead in his new film. The film is the live screen adaptation of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" and he is hoping to find a young boy to play Max. Below are the specifics.

Max, and this boy, should be:
- 7-9 years old. Ideally, 8 years old. A 7-year-old would need to be pretty precocious. A 9-year-old couldn't be too tall/mature-looking.
- Sensitive, loving, lovable, smart, with a sense of humor.
- Playful, rambunctious, mischievous.
- He needs to be the sort of kid who's very creative but also very active -- the sort who might create an elaborate sand castle but also relish destroying it.
- Basically, he needs to be "all boy," just as Max is in the book.
- Dark hair is a plus.
- He should be natural -- unself-conscious, not too actorly

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SF - "Uplifting Vengeance World Tour 2006 (07/27/06)

Uplifting Vengeance World Tour 2006
Art Opening
Rx: 132 Eddy Street
6:00pm - late

This stunning new show offers tales from the warped minds of John Stuart Berger, Robert Bowen, Ashley Harris, Dan Herrera, Mike Rodriguez, Kim Scott, Skinner, Aaron Winters. An All out Battle of Visions collected from the artists' own unique and eerie narratives of the human condition. A lasting impression of their experiences in, and among the creates of the earth. This show will feature some of the most colorful and vivid paintings, photographs and installations by some of the darkest cats you'll ever meet.

Musical guests Iguanadon, The Rock and Roll Kid: OX and special guest DJ Big Foot.

Aaron Winters
AVMJ (The Abide Visuals Multimedia Juggernaut)

Exit Strategy magazine

FREE / 21 +

Rx Gallery
132 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA

LA - "Somewhere Between Sincerity and Sarcasm" (07/22/06 - 08/12/06)

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LA - Pete Fowler Signing (07/25/06)

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Stop Motion Space Invaders.

space invaders

Not So Noisy, a French/Swiss company, created the most original Space Invader art piece I've recently seen (forget the projected rug). The French just love space invader-inspired art! Brilliant! Don't miss the creative Pong piece too. Thanks Wayne!

NYC - RES Issue Release Party & Screening (07/20/06)


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London - Gimpel Fils 60th Anniversary Exhibition (07/28/06 - 09/02/06)

Gimpel Fils

Gimpel Fils

60th Anniversary Exhibition

28 July- 2 September 2006

Champagne reception: Thursday 27th July, 6-10pm

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Fresh URL. Sort of.

HOCTo all the nice people who link to Hustler of Culture, please update my URL to And dump the old addy. Thank you for your continued support and for helping me out with this OCD issue. Peace out.

NYC - "Three Way Tie for Last" (07/22/06 - 08/23/06)


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Stockholm - Vice Photo Exhibition (07/20/06)


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LA - "Subjective News: Art as History" Talk (07/22/06)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Artist's Talk 2 pm

Wayne Coe
"Subjective News: Art as History"

Free admission

This talk is in association with Wayne Coe's solo show "Pop Terror" at the gallery through August 26, 2006.

All gallery events are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to forward this information to any and all interested parties.

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

LA - "Collections" (07/22/06 - 08/10/06)


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Brooklyn - Puppets in the Park (07/20/06 & 07/21/06)

Puppets in the Park!

Puppets in the Park!

The music of The Beatles comes to life with White Bird Productions' Creative Theatrics. A much-loved family event for five years, White Bird Productions brings its enchanting giant-sized puppets to the Park for an original production inspired The Beatles - "Picture yourself on a boat by a river" because "all you need is love."

Thursday, July 20, and
Friday, July 21
11 am

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

NYC - Pees on Earth Book Signing (07/19/06)

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LA - Dirty Heads Live Outdoor Concert (07/20/06)


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NYC - Jazz Recital (07/18/06)

Tuesday, July 18, 7pm, FREE: A Mixed Recital by the Rutkowski Trio & Friends

Daniel Rutkowski (trumpet), Ben Rutkowski (trombone), Joe Rutkowski (piano), Mike Curley (guitar), Matthew Trinkwald (bass), Abe Halpert (percussion) and Jerome Neuhoff (drums) in a program of jazz--Memorable jazz tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Josef Zawinul.

All events held at Solar 1 in Stuyvesant Cove Park
East 23rd and the East River (6 Train to 23rd St, or L Train to 1st Ave.)
Map and Directions:
For more information, visit or call (212) 505-6050

Estevan and Cartoon.

Estevan & Cartoon
July 15, 2006 - 9:39 p.m. PDT - Culver City, CA

Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon making an appearance at their art opening, "LA Women" at Lab 101 Gallery in Culver City. The gallery was packed wall-to-wall and the street was overflowing with friends and fans. The fire department turned up to shut the party down. Saw a few friends. And got a chance to catch up with Rob for a minute. Go see the show.

Berlin - XLR8R's Issue 98 Release Party (07/22/06)

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XLR8R's Issue 98 Release Party: Berlin


Saturday, July 22, 2006

Get Physical and XLR8R Present
XLR8R's Issue 98 Release Party

XLR8R crosses the Atlantic for our first ever issue release party in Berlin. Join us as we celebrate our June/July issue, featuring the artists of Get Physical the rise of Breakcore, Black Dice, Herbert, Seba & Paradox, and more.

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NYC - Amadou & Mariam, Daby Toure, Birdy Nam Nam Performance (07/16/06)

Daby Toure

Amadou & Mariam, Daby Toure, Birdy Nam Nam

Sunday, July 16, 2006
From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Central Park SummerStage

This is a Free Music Event. Doors at 1:30pm. Door times are subject to change without notice.

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Coney Island - Siren Music Festival (07/15/06)

Siren Music Festival

More information: Siren Music Festival.

Flash Back with a Flashback.

If Santa Monica had a theme song it would be The Orb's, "Little Fluffy Clouds". What a magnificent song to usher back in the 90s! Can you believe this gem is 15 years old?! Now I have to go dig up Banco de Gaia's "Last Train to Lhasa"! I hope your weekend's going to be as beautiful as ours.

LA - "Yep" & "The Promise of the North" (07/15/06 - 08/12/06)

Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell

July 15 - August 12, 2006
Opening reception Saturday, July 15, 6 - 8 pm

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by California artist, Thomas Campbell. Encompassing a broad range of artistic media, Campbell perpetually introduces his audience to new stages of his own artistic evolution. The works, unmistakably executed with evidence of the human hand are painted, drawn, cut, sewn or modeled with intricate renderings of characters and text. The end result is a sophisticated dichotomy that is part concept, part handcraft, which together offer an insightful look at contemporary life. In his first solo show with the gallery, Campbell infuses his distinctly unique style into the paintings, drawings and sculptures that comprise his fantastical world. The images that hold figuratively abstract freeness are a deliberately simple affirmation of Campbell’s self-titled “stuff making,” as well as his own daily life.

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LA - "POP CULTURAL ARTIFACTS" (07/14/06 - 08/14/06)



Opening reception July 14, from 7p-11p
Show remains up until August 14, 2006.

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LA - Freight Train Graffiti Book Signing (07/15/06)

Freight Train Graffiti

Freight Train Graffiti (Book Signing) & Live MC's
This Saturday! July 15, 2006, 5-8pm

Join us at Crewest for the book signing of 'Freight Train Graffiti' Meet author Roger Gastman & artists included in the book.

Hangout for live performance by MC's:

110 Winston St. (at Main St., between 4th & 5th)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013




LA - "Da Benshi Code" (07/15/06)

take back cinema!
Saturday, July 15th @ 8pm

Episode 1: My Dog Benshi

Performances by

Oliver Hall- "Jury Duty"
Jason Brown- "Monster!"
d.g. eng- "Bubonic Phonics"
Mathew Timmons & Stan Apps- "Goooaaalll!!!"

Writing their own scripts, Benshi often interpreted silent era films to fulfill their own desires. Film was found footage; narration was subversive; the movie an elaborate backdrop. Every other month, Da Benshi Code will bring together writers, musicians, artists, and actors who, like their 20’s counterparts, will take back cinema!

-Amar Ravva & Harold Abramowitz

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SM - "Bergamot Invasion Part 2 - 1 Year aniversary" (07/15/06 - 8/12/06)

Bergamot Invasion 2

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London - Serpentine Pavilion 2006 (07/13/06 - 10/15/06)

Serpentine Pavilion

* Admission free
* Every day
* 10am - 6pm
* Kensington Gardens, London

The Serpentine Pavilion 2006 is co-designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and innovative structural designer Cecil Balmond.

The centrepiece of the design is a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy that floats above the Gallery's lawn. Made from translucent material, the structure will be illuminated from within at night. The canopy will be raised into the air or lowered to cover the amphitheatre below according to the weather.

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NYC - "Partial Recall" (07/20/06 - 08/25/06)

Partial Recall
CHRISTIAN CURIEL, Untitled (Struggle), 2006, oil on canvas

Partial Recall

Kutlug Ataman, Christian Curiel, Emma Kay, Mike Kelley, Dash Snow, Juergen Teller, Jeffrey Vallance, Michael Vasquez
20 July – 25 August 2006

Opening Reception
20 July, 6-8 PM

NEW YORK, NY 10001

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SF - "Sampling Oakland" (07/15/06 - 10/08/06)

Sampling Oakland

Some say Oakland today, is what San Francisco was in the 70s: a place where younger artists can afford to spread out, hang out, work hard, and create a thriving arts scene, one that's now garnering national attention. For years, Oakland has been sprouting performance spaces, galleries and collective live work/environments where musicians, writers, filmmakers and visual artists of every discipline influence each other's work. It's a vibrant artistic community fueled by vision and self-determination. YBCA brings a piece of the excitement surrounding the First Friday art crawl across the bridge with a life-amplified exhibition organized by a group of Oakland curators. Reflecting the collaborative spirit of artist-run venues such as Mama Buzz, Ego Park, Lobot Gallery, Oaklandish, 21 Grand and Black Dot Collective, YBCA presents a broad sampling of Oakland's best.

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SF - "Cosmic Wonder" (07/14/06 - 11/05/06)

Cosmic wonder

Cosmic Wonder Opening Night Party
Friday, July 14, 8-11PM

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St @ 3rd, San Francisco

Live Performances by:
Feathers (Gnomensong – Devendra Banhart’s label)
Soft Circle (Ecstatic Peace – Thurston Moore’s label)
Jacob from Paperrad

Cosmic Wonder runs from July 14 – November 5, 2006

Chicago - Heaven Concert & Film Screenings (07/14/06 + 07/15/06)

Friday July 14th 9pm
set 1
Tim Daisy - percussion
Todd Carter - computer
Toby Summerfield - guitar
Jason Ajemian - bass

set 2
Brad Loving - computer
Jason Ajemian - bass
Garen Gaston - coronet

Saturday July 15th 8pm
(doors at 7:30)
Tarzan, Scott Sidney 1918
Heaven Gallery presents David Drazin an accomplished local silent film piano accompanist. David will accompany Tarzan and a few film shorts on Heaven's piano.

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LA - "LA Women" (07/15/06 - 08/14/06)

LA Women

The Lab 101 Gallery and GEN ART present



JULY 15- AUGUST 14, 2006
Opening Reception: SATURDAY . JULY 15 . 7-10pm

8530-B Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310 558 0911 /

SM - "Omage" (07/15/06 - 08/31/06)


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LA - Casey O'Connell & Robert Hardgrave: New Paintings (07/15/06 - 08/19/06)



JULY 15th - AUGUST 19th, 2006

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday July 15th 7-11pm

BLK/MRKT Gallery presents a two-person show featuring stunning new work by San Fransisco's Casey O'Connell and Seattle's Robert Hardgrave (aka FarmerBob). In addition to non-collaborative paintings, they are creating a site-specific mural installation not to be missed.

Both O'Connell and Hardgrave's processes are in a sense completely opposite, yet they share a fascination with symbolism and ritual; each of them deliberately encodes their private experiences into their painting. Following different paths and speaking in different tongues, they have each found a way to express and transcend private terrors through the creation of art whose dark, edgy beauty represents a reconciliation with the past and faith in the future. And that is certainly lucky for us...

For more info, please visit us online at BMG.



Last year, I snapped about 15,000 digital photographs with my Canon S70. A little more than half are posted on my Flickr acccount. I have always wanted to learn how to really use my camera and in good faith on every long distance trip, I pack the manual. Yet...something about the manual really turns me off. I'm more of an experiemental hands-on kind of learner. I need to poke and prod. And yet, a year and a half into clicking away, I'm still not very S70-educated.

Not too long ago, I stumbled across the awesome photo know-how site, Photojojo. I signed up for their self-proclaimed "damn fine photo newsletter" and they delivered as promised. Photojojo writes with a very simple to comprehend and can-do attitude. I am actually learning from their newsletter and feel less intimidated by my camera. I totally heart them.

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Call For Submissions: MT&R Seventh Annual Documentary Festival

The Museum of Television & Radio
Announces Dates for the Seventh Annual Documentary Festival

October 12 to 22, 2006, in New York

Call for Entries

The Museum of Television & Radio will present its seventh annual Documentary Festival in New York beginning on October 12 and running through October 22, 2006. This year’s Festival will premiere approximately twenty of the season’s most noteworthy documentaries. Each screening will be introduced by the filmmaker and followed by the lively Q&A sessions that have become a hallmark of the Festival. In addition, there is once again a call for submissions for both Festival premieres and workshops.

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Oakland - Halau 'O Keikiali'i Performance (07/15/06)


Halau 'O Keikiali'i at Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Don't miss Halau 'O Keikiali'i in a FREE Musical Conversation at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on Saturday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. Dancers from the hula troupe will offer an informative and entertaining presentation on traditional Hawaiian music and dance.

This event is free and open to the public.

Stern Grove Festival's 69th Season is made possible with support from Major Sponsor Wells Fargo, Grants for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Hotel Sponsor the San Francisco Marriott, and media sponsors SF Weekly/East Bay Express, KPIX Channel 5, and 7x7 Magazine.

Stern Grove Festival Association

44 Page Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-6252

NYC - NY Press Music Issue Launch Party (07/12/06)

NY Press

LA - "Marvelous Sea" (07/15/06 - 08/16/06)

Marvelous Sea

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A Common Thread.

A Common Thread
July 8, 2006 - 6:40 p.m. PDT - Santa Monica, CA

Art by Camella Ehlke from the group show, A Common Thread.

LA - "The New 22" (07/08/06 - 08/05/06)

the new 22

LA - Fiebre! (07/09/06)


Fiebre! ~ Sunday, July 9th ~

Okay, so what if all the teams we were excited about didn't make it to the finals... and only a bunch of euros are left. So what if this can no longer be the brazilian samba madness party we were hoping for (damn that Nike curse). So what? A good futbol game is STILL a GOOD FUTBOL GAME... The WORLD CUP is still the COPA MUNDIAL... And a party @ the "Chaplin House" (notoriously coined by Mr. Druhaha) is STILL a PARTY @ the Chaplin House. So, in honor of this truly international affair that occurs only once every 4 years & for anyone who has caught or been touched by the World Cup fever, we bring to you...

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LA - "Surfing's Golden Age" (07/08/06 - 09/09/06)

Surfing's Golden Age

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LA - "Beefcake Babylon" (07/14/06 - 09/23/06)

Beefcake Babylon“It's not easy being a God”…. Steve Reeves (1926-2000)

Beefcake Babylon
The Iconography of Sword and Sandal Epics from DeMille to Fellini

July 14th - September 23rd, 2006

Opening Reception Friday, July 14th 7-10pm

Free Valet Parking

During the late fifties and early sixties a cinematic genre was established through the genius of casting real life bodybuilders in the roles of figures from Greco Roman mythology. The most famous of all these bodybuilders was Steve Reeves. His first excursion into the realm of Zeus made him an an international star. The film was Le Fatiche di Ercole (1958). When it was released stateside as Hercules in 1960, the film caused a sensation at the box-office and the "peplum" or sword and sandal films became vogue. From this point on nearly two hundred films would follow the formula established in Hercules.

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Glendale - "Open Theme" (07/09/06)

frame fatale

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Ontario - The Summer Group Show (07/07/06 - 08/03/06)

Summer show
Summer show

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LA - "Build What You Will" (07/08/06 - 07/31/06)

erik lang

More info: Erik Lang

LA - Fourstar 10th Anniversary Event (07/08/06)

Fourstar 10th Anniversary Event

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LA - Zine Show (07/15/06 - ?)

Zine Show

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Main Street and Rose.

Main Street & Rose
July 5, 2006 - 8:12 p.m. PDT - Venice, CA

Silvio took this photo of a mural of a famous street corner in our neighborhood.

LA - "LA Reprazent" (07/08/06 - 08/06/06)

LA Reprazent

L.A. Reprazent!
July 8th - Aug. 6th

Opening Reception - Sat. July 8, 2006, 5-9pm

A group show that screams "What-up LA!"

Original paintings, photography, and clothing depicting the great city we live in and the artists that call her home.

Downtown Address:
110 Winston St. (at Main St., between 4th & 5th)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013

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NYC - "After the Reality" (07/06/06 - 08/12/06)

After the Reality

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Philly - "Hang 'Em High" (07/07/06 - 07/30/06)


A Caffeinated Exercise in Woodcutology

July 7th –July 30th, 2006

Reception with the artists: Friday, July 7th, 7-11pm

Free-for-all T-shirt printin' action: Saturday, July 8th, 1-3pm

SPACE 1026
1026 Arch Street
2nd Floor

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NYC - "Celebrity" (07/06/06 - 08/12/06)


July 6 - August 12, 2006
Reception: Thursday, July 6, 6-8

Sixtyseven is pleased to announce the opening of CELEBRITY.

Starring: Paris Hilton, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Barbara Streisand, Martha Stewart, Tupac Shakur, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, and many more... With work by: Scott Hug, Jillian Mcdonald, Dawn Mellor, Rob Pruitt, Tom Sanford, and Federico Solmi.

CELEBRITY opens on July 6TH and will run through August 12th. Gallery summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

547 West 27 Street. #309
(bet. 10th and 11th avenues)
New York, NY 10001

LA - "Consumerism & Product #2" (07/15/06 - 08/19/06)

“Consumerism & Product” #2

A Commercial Gallery hosts a Non-profit Gallery

Gallery Revisited curates show of LA Art Association Artists

Reception: Saturday July 15 6-10pm
Show continues until August 19

This is the first cross-publicity venture of its kind that bridges the business gap between commercial art galleries and non-profit art galleries.

The goal of this exhibit is to showcase compelling work and raise awareness about the two types of art-selling venues and to enlighten audiences about the benefits of supporting artists. By abandoning the distinction between commercial & non-profit gallery tax status, one core purpose remains – to facilitate the careers of artists by not only providing a venue in which their work can be displayed & to generate a collector base that furthers the artists’ careers through acquisition and exposure.

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Costa Mesa - "La Batalla" (07/01/06 - 07/23/06)

la batalla

Subject Matter Gallery
"La Batalla"

Featuring Artwork From
Danny Gonzalez / Johnny Quintana / Marquis Lewis / Midztoro /
Patrick Martinez / Antonio Pelayo / Sonia Romero / Melissa Trochez / Jaime "GERMS" Zacarias

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 1st 7pm-11pm w/ DJ's

Subject Matter @ The LAB
We know parking is difficult. Spaces are available at The Camp, Randolph Street & the Business Complex next To Memphis

Show Runs
July 1st, 2006 - July 23rd, 2006

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LA - "projected and selected images" (07/01/06 - 07/30/06)

projected and selected images

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Jump Cabo San Lucas!

Jump Cabo
June 30, 2006 - 6:16 p.m. PDT - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Believe it or not, I'm walking on air. I never thought I would feel so freeeeee. Give it up for my friends for being such good sports!

Seattle - Receiver Guest Artist Show (07/01/06 - 07/21/06)


Your favorite homegrown San Francisco gallery has put together a traveling exhibition with 9 of our favorite emerging artists.

Opening our west coast tour at the Burton Showroom in Seattle we proudly present art and apparel designs from: Nathan Fox, James Gibson, Maya Hayuk, Ogi, Henry Lewis, Chris Pew, Kelly Tunstall, Paul Urich, and Marci Washington.

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NYC - "Flight Plan" (06/29/06 - 07/28/06)

flight plan

Morgan Lehman Gallery Presents: Flight Plan
June 29- July 28, 2006
Opening reception: Thursday, June 29 2006, 6-8pm

Morgan Lehman is pleased to present our first summer group show titled “Flight Plan”, featuring Brook Caballero, Dana Carlson, Orly Cogan, Sean Cavanaugh, Kirsten Deirup, Franklin Evans, Philip Knoll, Jenny Laden, Dona Lief, Jeffrey Milstein, Amy Ross, and Paul Villinski.

Technically speaking, flight plans are filed by pilots with the local Aviation Authority prior to flying an aircraft to a destination. The flight plans include basic anticipated information such as departure and arrival points, estimated time of arrival, alternate airports in case of bad weather, the pilot's name, and number of passengers. These plans additionally provide a way of alerting rescuers if the scheduled flight is overdue.

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LA - "Kindertotenlieder" (07/01/06 - 08/12/06)

Donovan Crosby - Kindertotenlieder
Project room: Matt Haber – Storm Withstanders
July 1 – August 12, 2006
Reception: Saturday, July 1 from 6-9pm
@ sixspace :: 5803 Washington Blvd., Culver City ***entrance in back

Summer at sixspace is sizzling! Our last exhibition of the season features the premiere solo exhibition Kindertotenlieder by gallery artist Donovan Crosby with our project room showing Los Angeles-based
artist Matt Haber's Storm Withstanders. The reception for both shows is Saturday, July 1 from 6-9pm. Both artists will be in attendance and there is talk of some planned summer/bbq-style festivities too.

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SM - "A Common Thread" (07/08/06 - 08/12/06)

a common thread

NYC - "Collage Party" (06/29/06 - 07/28/06)

Collage party

June 29 - July 28, 2006
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm

ZieherSmith, in collaboration with Winnipeg’s othergallery, presents Collage Party. Participating artists include: Brian Belott, Paul Butler, Daniel Dueck, dearraindrop, Michael Dumontier, Simon Hughes, Josh Jefferson, Jeff Ladouceur, Misaki Kawai, Timothy Marvel Hull, Taylor McKimens, Jason McLean, Shawna McLeod, Daniel O’Connor, Rachel Owens, Javier Piñón, Maeghan Reid, Karin Weiner, & Adrian Williams.

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LA - Rubens' Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches Lecture (07/06/06)

Drunken SilenusRubens' Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches (lecture)
July 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Drunken Silenus / Suyderhoef after Rubens
Top: Drunken Silenus (detail), Jonas Suyderhoef after Peter Paul Rubens, after 1640

An expressive and masterful painter, Peter Paul Rubens was also a savvy businessman who promoted his fame by making prints of his most successful paintings. In this free lecture by art historian Michiel Plomp, "From Drawings and Oil into Print: Rubens' Retouched Drawings and Oil Sketches Preparatory for Prints," learn how Rubens collaborated with a small army of artists to rework his complex compositions into prints.

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SF - "5ives" (07/08/06 - 07/29/06)


5ives — A Group Exhibition. July 8th — July 29th.

In the eerie elusiveness of sublime inspirations comes “FIVES” - a new art show featuring five emerging artists showcasing their new work in Receiver Gallery’s new Valencia Street location.

FIVES brings together five emerging artists including:
Deedee Cheriel, (LA) Jeff Eisenberg (SF), Amanda Lynch (SF), Keli Reule (SF), and Casey Jex Smith (SF).

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LA - Rubens and His Printmakers (07/05/06 - 09/24/06)

Rubens and His Printmakers
Date: Daily, July 5 - September 24, 2006
Location: East Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center
Admission: Free

Peter Paul Rubens employed a small army of artists to make prints after his most successful paintings, drawings, and tapestry designs, thus increasing his fame throughout Europe. This exhibition explores the close working relationship between Rubens and his printmakers, elucidating a fascinating aspect of artistic collaboration. Not satisfied with making mere reproductions of his pictures, Rubens encouraged his artists to modify his compositions, which he also often reworked. In attempting to meet Rubens' strict demands, his printmakers contributed significantly to the development of Western printmaking techniques. The display's key theme of collaboration offers a supporting dialogue to the exhibition Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California.

NYC - Fine Print: Bidoun (06/29/06)

Fine Print: Alternative Media at P.S.1

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Fine Print: Alternative Media at P.S.1, a series of public programs co-organized with innovative publications from New York and nationwide. Participating publications include The Believer, Bidoun, Cabinet, Clear Cut Press, Esopus, Influence, The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Mass Appeal, n+1, The Relay Project, and Topic.

Fine Print: Bidoun
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 pm

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NYC - EAI Summer Screening (06/28/06)

on the river & under the stars

Celebrate summer with EAI at a special open-air video screening on the Hudson River at Pier 63 Maritime.

Wednesday, June 28th
9:00 pm
Pier 63 Maritime
23rd Street and the Hudson River (directions below)
New York City
Admission free

Please join EAI for an outdoor program of alternative music videos and music-based video by artists. The screening will include works by Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Michael Bell-Smith, Johanna Billing, Dara Birnbaum, Meredith Danluck, Devin Flynn, Shana Moulton, Tony Oursler with Sonic Youth, Ara Peterson, Seth Price, and William Wegman.

The videos will be screened on the tented stage at Pier 63 Maritime, the public access pier on the Hudson River. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the pier.

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SF - "Well Hung" (07/06/06 - 08/05/06)

well hung

"Well Hung"

featuring the new works by our favorite ladies: Sylvia Ji, Monica Canilao, Andrea Wicklund, Jenny Bird, Hanna Stouffer, Amanda Lopez, Laura Brink, Jennifer Poon, Siloette, Diana Thorneycroft, and Jill Simonsen.

Reception Date: July 6th, 2006
7pm to 11pm

Runs through: August 5th, 2006

White Walls

835 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

LA - Swap Meet (06/24/06)

Piracy - Karaoke - Conviviality
9pm till Late

Lately we've been wondering why Swap Meet hasn't been raided in a joint RIAA/NSA skull-crushing magneto-sweep. We think it's because they've seen Big Trouble in Little China. The lawyers are all like "Hey, go to Chinatown and find out what this 'swapy karaoke' business is all about." And the skull-crushers are all like "Pfft! I'm not messing with that frickin' lightning guy!"

Come to Swap Meet. Where it's safe.

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Coney Island - Mermaid Parade (06/24/06)

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Philly - Just For Kicks Screening (06/23/06)

Just For Kicks

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The Sultan's Elephant.

This past May, Royal de Luxe performed a spectacular puppet show for the people of London. Below is just one example of what amazed and captured the hearts of all who were lucky enough to witness the public spectacle:

More videos. More pictures. More information. Meet The Sultan's Elephant.

The show will next appear in Antwerp (Belgium) 6 – 9 July and then in Calais at the end of September and Le Havre at the end of October. Please come to America!

LA - "Secrets of Society" (06/24/06 - 07/22/06)

Secrets of Society Secrets of Society

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Berlin - "You Have More Freedom Than You Are Using" (06/23/06 - 07/22/06)


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Summer Threads.

Art + Fashion, Street + Beach = Sensational threads. Hello, summer!

Lamjc flipflops

Flip-flops by Futura Laboratories. Available through Sold Out.

kaws bikini
kaws bikini

Bikini by Kaws / Married to the Mob. 100 pieces. That's right, a limited edition bikini! Available through Alife, Colette and OriginalFake.

Cheep Cheap!

cuckoo clockThis plastic cuckoo clock has got to be the greatest housewarming gift find of the season! For $16.95, you can annoy the f*ck out of your friends every hour on the hour with 12 different songs! Force them to think about you all day long but don't blame them when they throw this lovely gift out the window.

7" x 12". Available at Koo de Kir.

LA - "Vermin on the Mount" (06/25/06)

vermin on the mount

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NYC - "Upstairs at the Square" (06/21/06)

Upstairs at the Square

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LA - LA-Lit interviews Will Alexander (06/25/06)

LA-Lit interviews Will Alexander
Sunday, June 25 at 2pm
At Betalevel

We’d like to invite you to a live radio recording, poetry reading & conversation this coming Sunday June 25 at 2 p.m. at Betalevel in Chinatown. Will Alexander will be the featured writer on LA-lit, a radio show co-curated by Mathew Timmons & Stephanie Rioux. The show (& hence the recording) lasts a little over an hour and will be about 30 minutes of reading & about 30 minutes of questions & answers/further questions – alternating between the two modes in hopes of creating a space for dynamic conversation.

Will Alexander is a poet and visual artist. Working from Los Angeles, he has updated the alchemy of surrealist vision (found in such poets as Aimé Césaire and Raymond Roussel) to write his own cosmic parables, in his own electric incandescent language. His poetic works include Exobiology as Goddess, Asia & Haiti, Above the Human Nerve Domain, Towards the Primeval Lightning Field, and The Stratospheric Canticles. He has two works forthcoming: a novella, Alien Weaving, from Green Integer; and a book of poems, Sri Lankan Loxodrome, from Canopic Press. His most recent book, a trilogy of novels, Sunrise and Armageddon, is out from from Spuyten Duyvil. The International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England named Will Outstanding Scholar of the 20th Century and he was also recognized by the Whiting Foundation for exceptional literary achievement in New York. In 2002 Will received a fellowship for poetry from the California Arts Council.

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NYC - "Meditations in an Emergency" (06/20/06 - 08/04/06)

Meditations in an Emergency
Video Still from Sunday in the Country with Larry Rivers by John Glassie

Meditations in an Emergency
Opening Reception Tomorrow: Tuesday June 20 | 6pm-8pm

Please join Jen Bekman this Tuesday evening (tomorrow!) at a reception for Meditations in an Emergency, a group show featuring jen bekman artists' responses to Frank O'Hara's poem by the same name.

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NYC - Slave Magazine Launch Party (06/24/06)

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Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to presents a launch party for Ester Partegąs' artist project, Calories: Units of Energy 1998-2005, produced as a special issue of Slave Magazine on Saturday, June 24, 2006, from 5-7pm. Published in Australia, Slave Magazine takes a different format for each issue. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets.

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Heavy Metal.

Heavy Metal
June 18, 2006 - 3:12 p.m. PST - Studio City, CA

Where do you find an office desk when your home's decor is best described as a hodgepodge of mid-century modern, Ikea, Modernica and vintage medical pieces?

Steel Casey! Look no further for refurbished and refinished salvaged vintage Steelcase office furniture. Located in hot-as-hell-Studio City, their bright yellow showroom is hard to miss. There is a generous selection of desks and a copious color palette that will work for any room in your home. The courteous and patient staff (especially Egan) is worth a visit alone, if not just for a chat. If you’re going to buy, remember to bring your checkbook; they’re vintage in the sales department too.

LA - Live Art and Experimental Music Night (06/23/06)

Local Hustlers, a lucky winner and a guest are invited to attend this spectacular event. Please leave a comment and we'll hook it up! Good luck and enjoy!

Live Art and Experimental Music Night

Bob Bellerue/halfnormal and Wanda Gala
Jocelyn Schneider Foye
The Swinging Chandeliers

at Dangerous Curve

an Experimental Exhibition
and Performance/Live Art Space

Friday, June 23, 2006
8:00 p.m.


1020 East Fourth Place
(500 Molino Street #102)
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

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NYC - "Ends and Odds" (06/24/06 - 07/19/06)


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NYC - "Green by Design" (06/28/06)

New York Hustlers! The kind folks behind "Green by Design" have a pair of tickets to giveaway so you can come hang out. The first person to leave a comment, goes (with a friend). Good luck and have fun!

"Green by Design," the next event in Bryan Keefer's series of discussions on next-wave culture at Makor, the Upper West Side branch of the 92nd Street Y for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s. "Green by Design" takes place on Wednesday, June 28th, at 7:00pm.

Featured panelists include Dominic Muren, an engineer, toy designer and contributor to; Yael Alkalay, founder and CEO of red flower , a line of beauty products made with organic and sustainable botanicals; and Robert Frenay, author of Pulse: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things.

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London - "Suite" (06/21/06 - 07/22/06)


Carolina Raquel Antich


21 June - 22 July 2006

private view: Wednesday 21 June, 6-8pm

Gimpel Fils is pleased to present Caroline Raquel Antich’s first solo exhibition in London. Based in Italy, Antich has received international acclaim for her unsettling paintings of children at play.

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NYC - "Montezuma’s Revenge" (06/22/06 - 08/18/06)

Montezuma’s Revenge

Nicole Klagsbrun is pleased to present Montezuma’s Revenge, a group exhibition gathering artists from diverse backgrounds. The exhibition will be on view from June 22nd until August 18th, 2006, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 22 from 6 to 8 pm.

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NYC - "Delight" (06/22/06 - 08/18/06)


Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present Delight, an exhibition of paintings by Alona Harpaz. This is Ms. Harpaz’s solo debut in the United States. The exhibition is on view from June 22nd to August 18th, 2006 with an opening reception on June 22nd from 6 to 8 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

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Tagging the Sky.

June 17, 2006 - 2:53 p.m. PST - Venice, CA

NYC - "Endless Summer" (06/30/06 - 07/29/06)


Matt Lucas

"Endless Summer"

Invisible NYC is pleased to host Endless Summer, a solo-exhibit by photographer, Matt Lucas (

Mr. Lucas has exhibited his photographs throughout the U.S., his work gracing the covers and pages of numerous publications, such as Heeb and NY Arts Magazine. For his exhibition at Invisible NYC, Mr. Lucas combines redefined and manipulated images from pop culture and art history, his own photographs, and reappropriated personal photographs taken by others to create a meticulous and ambitious installation that consumes the gallery space.

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LA - "And the Damage Done" (06/17/06 - 08/15/06)

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SF - Receiver Gallery Grand Opening (06/17/06)

You are invited to the Grand Opening Party for our new space in the sunny Mission district in SF! Come celebrate with us this Saturday!

1415 Valencia St. (@ 25th)
San Francisco, Ca

6 - 10 pm, Saturday, June 17th, 2006

* Live music @ 8:30 by The Doppler Trio! with DJ selections by Jaxxxon and friends!

* Art generously displayed by friends, 100% of the proceeds go to the artists! Get some!

* Delicious beer courtesy of Anchor Steam, and Mexico (and us)!

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LA - Wassup Rockers Free-For-All Block Party (06/25/06)

First Look Studios and American Apparel

In Association with SkatePark Association USA

Presents the

“Wassup Rockers Free-For-All Block Party”

Featuring Games of Skate, Live Bands, Sneak Preview Screening of Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers

With Larry Clark, the Cast of the Film, Skater Chad Muska & Other Special Guests In Person

Downtown LA – Sunday, June 25, 2006

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SJ - "Come To Me" (07/07/06 - 08/19/06)

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LA - RES Screening (06/20/06)

The first person to answer the following question wins a pair of tickets to attend the screening:

Name four creative projects other than Sonic Youth that Kim Gordon has worked on.


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Art Work.

Art Work
June 13, 2006 - 11:32 p.m. PST - Los Angeles, CA

Happy Birthday to Jose and Darren. Big ups to Young and Davi. It was no surprise that the global network was out in full force to celebrate a gathering of creativity now.

SF - "Eating Grass" (06/24/06 - 07/26/06)

Eating Grass

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Stockholm - "I HIDE IN SNAKES" (06/16/06 - 07/09/06)


JUNE 16 - JULY 9, 2006

This is the first solo exhibition by Swedish artist Stefan Danielsson

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NYC - "100 New York Mysteries" (06/23/06 - 08/04/06)

aaron krach

Aaron Krach
100 New York Mysteries
23 June — 4 August 2006
Reception: Thursday, 22 June 2006, 6 — 8 pm

For his first exhibition at DCKT Contemporary, Aaron Krach stakes a claim to a piece of the rich and varied history of artists inspired by New York City. “My new work fits somewhere between late, jazzy Piet Mondrian and early, East Village Madonna,” says Krach. “It’s a genuine but perhaps futile attempt to capture the beauty of Manhattan streets and the sex appeal of pure, unadulterated pop culture.”

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LA - "June Thirteenth" (06/13/06)

181 Martel Presents: June Thirteenth

181 Martel is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by June 13th. A collaboration fueled by the energy and creativity of Dr. Romanelli and José Parlá.

The show is comprised of a unique collection that defines the vision
and flow of June 13th. This compilation introduces a number of unique collaborations with Visvim, Anachronorm, and Dita; some of the world’s freshest and most innovative brands.

June13th creates original artwork on leather patchwork by Dr. Romanelli with meticulous designs by José Parla’s calligraphy and painting techniques packed and jumbled with layers of written stories, poems, names and motifs.

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LA - Hollywood & Highland "Live Large" (06/15/06)

Hollywood & Highland

Dynamic Duo.

Dynamic Duo
June 9, 2006 - 10:36 p.m. PST - Venice, CA

There's a lot to say about creatives Diana Hong and Peter Sutherland. Until I can get a proper interview done, I'm just going to leave you with a couple of words about the two: playground love.

SF - "Conflated" (06/09/06 - ?)


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LA - "Dots & Plates" (06/17/06 - 07/22/06)

dots & plates

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Paris - ES Footwork Party (06/10/06)


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Extreme Sweetness.

Diet Coke, Mentos and a lot of ingenuity will get you noticed. Maybe backyard scientists, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz can coordinate the water show for the next hot Vegas property. Bellagio, watch your back!

LA- "Cast" (06/17/06 - 07/10/06)


A sculpture show featuring: Evah Fan, Gary Garay, Jungmin Koh, Albert Reyes, Florencio Zavala, Rachell Sumpter, Luke Ramsey, Patrick Roberts, Esther Watson, Mark Todd, Jess Hutch, Mari Araki

June 17 - July 10, 2006
Reception: Saturday June 17, 7-10 p.m.

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SF - Kami and Susu Art Opening (06/08/06 - ?)



Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to present installations and illustrations by Japanese husband and wife artists , Kami and Sasu. The Tokyo-based artists have shown their work worldwide, from Milan, Italy to Manchester, UK to Mito, Japan. As members of “The Barnstormers”, they have left their mark through out the South East of the United States painting barns, trucks and farm equipment.

Known for their large murals and installations that draw upon their personal inspirations, Kami and Sasu collaborate to build stunning iconographies. Drawing from traditional Japanese Calligraphy and sprawling patterns, they create new sensual forms in bold colors that represent their signature style. As a duo, their work is recognized by Kami’s strong line work and Sasu’s distinctive patterns.

June 8, 2006: 7-9:30PM

FIFTY24SF Gallery
248 Fillmore St.
SF CA 94117
(415)252-0144 ext.4

LA - "INFORMATICS and THE STYROBOT FACE-OFF" (06/10/06 - 07/01/06)




JUNE 1Oth - JULY 1st, 2006

OPENING RECEPTION June 10th 7-10pm

BLK/MRKT Gallery is happy to present Michael Salter with a site-specific installation, Informatics and The Styrobot Face-Off, that includes sculpture, logotypes, animation, drawings, styrobots and other works creating an atmosphere that explores their tenuous relationships. The installation is the result of Salter's continued research into contemporary visual culture and its potential effects on the cognitive process.

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LA - "Club27" (06/10/06 - 07/01/06)


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LA - "RATTLE THE CHANDELIER" (06/10/06 - 07/10/06)

rattle the chandelier

The Lab 101 Gallery presents;


featuring art work by;


JUNE 10 - JULY10, 2006
Opening Reception: SATURDAY . JUNE 10 . 2006 7-10PM

8530-B Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Ojai - "More Playgrounds" (06/10/06 - 07/30/06)

Aaron Plant
More Playgrounds June 10th – July 30th, 2006 The Nathan Larramendy Gallery is please to announce, More Playgrounds, photographs by Aaron Plant. More Playgrounds is Plant’s first solo exhibition at the Nathan Larramendy Gallery. The gallery will host an afternoon opening reception on Saturday, June 10th from 3 – 5 pm. The artist will be present at the opening reception. The exhibition dates are June 10th – July 30th, 2006. The exhibition is accompanied with a catalog of Plant’s work with essays by Lisa Le Feuvre and Laura Richard Janku.

Doing the Backstroke in the Lake of Fire.

Doing the Backstroke in the Lake of Fire
June 3, 2006 - 8:18 p.m. PST - San Pedro, CA

This is an example of Porous Walker's wonderful work currently up at the Walled City gallery in San Pedro, CA. "Doing the Backstroke in the Lake of Fire" is a collaborative installation by Edith Abeyta, Rheim Alkadhi and Porous Walker

LA - "And The Damage is Done" (06/17/060 - 07/15/06)

Sat. June 17

Corey Helford Gallery presents
Sage Vaughn's “and the damage done”

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Exhibition: June 17 - July 15
Opening Artist Reception: Sat. June 17, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

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LA - "Mirror City" (06/17/06 - 07/12/06)

Jack Long

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Brooklyn - "Slidepool" (06/16/06 - 07/16/06)

Emily Newman

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LA - Playboy Jazz on Film (06/15/06)

count basieThursday, June 15, 7:30 pm

Playboy Jazz on Film

The Playboy Jazz Festival evening of jazz on film returns to the Bing Theater! Once again, jazz film archivist Mark Cantor presents an eclectic mix of big band, small combo, bop, and modern jazz on film. The program includes many well-known and respected jazz artists, including Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong. In addition, there will be a large number of world-premiere clips featuring performances never before seen in public, including the earliest film appearances by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Thelonious Monk.

Admission is free but tickets are required and may be picked up at the museum box office from noon on the day of the event. Tickets must be presented at the door of the Bing Theater by 7:20 p.m. After this time, entrance to the theater is on a first come, first served basis.

SF - Carter Opening (06/02/06 - 06/30/06)

June 2 - 30, 2006
Opening Saturday, June 3rd, 6-9pm

The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the works of New York-based artist Carter, which will include his characteristic collaged drawings on hand marbleized paper, as well as photographs.

As Matthew Higgs notes, Carter’s works are “…a form of deflected (or defective) self-portraiture...assembled - in a manner akin to a police "Identikit" image, or a "Mr. Potato Head" figure - from pre- drawn fragments that depict bodily parts and facial characteristics (profiles, hair styles, moustaches, beards, noses, ears, mouths, eyes, etc.), and invariably make reference to the artist's own physiognomy.”

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SM - adicup 2006 Tournament (06/10/06)


adicup 2006 Tournament
Los Angeles, California

Hosted by adidas, ARKITIP & Undefeated

Food, Drinks, Music, Prizes
June 10th 2006, 11am - 6pm

Crossroads Soccer Field
1715 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, California

SM - ARKITIP Issue Release Event (06/09/06)


ARKITIP Issue Release Event
Featuring Photographer Peter Sutherland

Food, Drinks, Music
June 9th 2006, 7pm - 10pm

2654 - D Main Street
Santa Monica, California

San Pedro - "Doing the Backstroke in the Lake of Fire" (06/03/06 - 07/15/06)

Bitchin Headgear

Doing the Backstroke in the Lake of Fire

A collaborative installation by
Edith Abeyta, Rheim Alkadhi and Porous Walker

An examination of the feverish Christian fundamentalism that has taken over the political and personal landscape in the U.S. and a conceptual celebration of hedonism and sin (if you believe in that sort of thing).

June 3 - July 15, 2006
Opening Reception Saturday June 3, 7-10 PM
Booze & Fun will be served - see you there

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LA - A Conversation with Danger Mouse (06/12/06)

danger mouseDanger Mouse (photo: Matthew Donaldson).

Monday, June 12, 2006

Los Angeles Film Festival
A Conversation with Danger Mouse
DJ, producer, and 2006 L.A. Film Festival Artist in Residence Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) garnered attention for his 2004 underground The Grey Album, a mash-up of Jay-Z’s The Black Album and The Beatles’s The White Album. In 2005, he was recognized with a Grammy nomination for his production of The Gorillaz's Demon Days. Most recently, Danger Mouse collaborated with Cee-Lo to release the album St. Elsewhere under the name Gnarls Barkley.

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Magic Music.

Excuse me. But where are the Frank Sinatras and Antonio Carlos Jobims of today? If this music doesn't put you at ease you probably have coal for a heart.

Philly - "Clodhopper" (06/02/06 - 07/24/06)


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Philly - "Superman vs. Darth Vader" (06/02/06)

Superman vs. Darth Vader

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NYC - Freight Train Graffiti Book Launch (06/01/06)

Freight Train Graffiti

LA - Free Summer at the Hammer Museum (05/30/06 - 09/03/06)

Free Summer at the Hammer Museum

The Museum offers free admission to all exhibitions, collections, and public programs from Memorial Day to Labor Day

From Memorial Day to Labor Day (May 30 through September 3, 2006), the Hammer Museum offers free admission to its exhibitions, collections, and public programs as part of Free Summer. Due to the wildly popular response to 2005's Free Summer, the Museum has again waived admission during the summer months to give Los Angeles residents even greater access to the Hammer's outstanding exhibitions, resourceful collections, and full slate of engaging public programs.

Free Summer at the Hammer also marks the beginning of new collaborations with Indie 103.1FM and Los Angeles Film Festival, which add more variety to an already enriching summer schedule. Programs featured during Free Summer include outdoor concerts and film screenings, readings for children, and lectures, conversations, and discussions on popular culture, politics, and the arts.

Temporary exhibitions on view during Free Summer include The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America (through August 20), the acclaimed exhibition that charts the development of one of the greatest collections of modern art in America with 240 works by over 100 artists; Hammer Projects by artists Jesper Just (through July 2); Walead Beshty (through July 23); Monique van Genderen (through July 30); Elliott Hundley (through August 27); Animations: Nathalie Djurberg, Brent Green, and David Shrigley & Chris Shepherd (opening July 8); Angela Dufresne (opening July 29); and Christine Nguyen (opening August 17). In addition, the Armand Hammer Collection, which is always on view at the Museum, is free of charge.

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LA - "Guitar Eros" (06/02/06 - 07/08/06)

Guitar Eros

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NYC - "I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art" (06/03/06 - 09/23/06)



Lithographs, Publications & Ephemera

from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Exhibition on display from June 3 - September 23, 2006

Opening reception on Saturday, June 3rd, 5-8 pm

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LA - Glenn Campbell & Justin Winokur (06/03/06 - 07/15/06)

campbell & winokur

an exhibition of photography

Saturday, June 3 2006 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Exhibition continues through July 15, 2006

Transport Gallery

1308 Factory Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Culture Queen.

Culture Queen

Why Not Studios up to his usual antics. First the hubby Napoleon and now this. Ha!

I Love Kristin Smith.

Kristin Smith
May 28, 2006 - 2:34 p.m. PST - Malibu, CA

This Memorial Day weekend someone wanted to tell Kristin Smith that she was loved.

LA - Culver City Artwalk (06/03/06)


For details, maps and all other ARTWALK related info go to

LA - "You & Me" (05/27/06 - ?)

you & me


Opening Reception
Saturday, May 27th, 8:00 pm - 0:00 am

Music by
DJ Frosty / Hoseh / Nico

Gallery Location
706 East First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


LA - "Multicultural Self Taught Artists" (06/01/06 - 06/29/06)

Carol Es
Carol Es, Rudiment, 2005

LA Artcore Brewery Annex Presents:
Multicultural Self Taught Artists:

Donabella Baluyut, Carol Es, John Gibbon, Tom Hollenstein, Lou Kalogerakos, George Two Horses, Ginette Mizraki, and David Walker

June 1 - 29, 2006
Reception & Conversations with the Artists:
Sunday, June 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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LA - "Nowhere Anywhere" (06/02/06 - 07/08/06)



June 2- July 8, 2006
Artist’s Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 7 – 9 pm

M+B is pleased to present Nowhere Anywhere, an exhibition of photography by Paris-based artist Peter Klasen. Coming to Los Angeles after it’s inaugural exhibition at the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris in the Fall of 2006, this exhibition takes us—for the first time—into the fascinating world of the photos Klasen has taken over the past 30 years, which have served as the basis for the concretization of his paintings.

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NYC - Halsey Rodman & Robert de Saint Phalle Openings (06/01/06 - 07/01/06)

Please join us next week at the opening reception for:


Gallery 1: Halsey Rodman “The Navigator’s Quarters Must Not Be Disturbed”


Gallery 2: Robert de Saint Phalle “Flotsam”

Opening reception:
Thursday, June 1st
6pm – 8pm

The exhibition runs from June 1st – July 1st, 2006.

Guild & Greyshkul

28 Wooster St. Ground Fl.
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 625-9224
Fax: (212) 625-0151

Tues – Sat, 11am – 6pm

NYC - "You Have to be Almost Gifted to do What I do" (05/27/06 - 07/28/06)

you have to be almost gifted to do what I do

EXHIBITION: "You have to be almost gifted to do what I do"

DATES: May 27 – July 28, 2006

LOCATION: Alexander and Bonin Gallery, 132 Tenth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm

An exhibition of work by twelve new artists, curatedby Oliver Newton and Steven Stewart, will be shown on the 3rd floor of Alexander and Bonin beginning May 27th.

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Fridays Off the 405.

John Tejada
May 26, 2006 - 8:08 p.m. PST - Los Angeles, CA

John Tejada playing a set at the Getty Center's "Fridays Off the 405" event.

Ball Art.

Big Baller
May 25, 2006 - 7:35 p.m. PST - Los Angeles, CA

Soccer ball art by Jose Parla. Drawn on the spot. As seen at Nike's Los Angeles Jogo Bonito tournament.

Call For Submissions: Share The Air Video Contest


Panasonic announces the "Share the Air" Video Contest, with an open call for action sports film submissions.

In the spirit of self-expression, creativity and sharing, the Panasonic "Share the Air" Video Contest welcomes participation from amateur filmmakers on the up and up and industry professionals alike.

Panasonic understands that action sports are much more than tricks and thrills. They're about creativity, self-expression, pushing yourself and having the time of your life. That's Panasonic’s definition of "Share the Air." What's yours?

On May 17th, Panasonic challenged filmmakers to show what “Share the Air” means to them in the form of a 24-second action sports film. Submitted videos will be reviewed and evaluated by Panasonic and renowned action sports filmmakers Ty Evans and Aaron Meza. Two Grand Prize Winners will each win a Panasonic HD video package worth over $16,000, including the new state-of-the-art AG-HVX200 High Definition camcorder, and $5,000 cash. Winning submissions will also be considered for national broadcast as Panasonic television commercials. In addition, four First Prize Winners will each win a video prize package worth over $1,000.

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NYC - "Arrangement" (06/01/06 - 07/14/06)

Schänke, 2005, oil on canvas

Christian Hellmich

1 June - 14 July 2006

Opening Reception
Thursday, 1 June, 6-8 PM

NEW YORK, NY 10001

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Napoleon Dynamite!

don bonaparte

Et voila. Silvio's 2006 portrait. As illustrated and tweaked by artist, Stanley of Why Not Studios. Absolutely brill! Now if one of you can paint the accompanying Marie Antoinette portrait of moi, we'd be quite the love-to-hate couple.

Copenhagen - "Highmath" (05/26/06 - 06/24/06)


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NYC - Augusten Burroughs Reading (05/24/06)

Possible side effects

Word for Word Series
Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects: True Stories

* Wednesday, May 24
* 12:30pm – 1:45pm
* Bryant Park Reading Room

The theme is himself as Augusten Burroughs takes a personal look at everything from Junior Mints to the Tooth Fairy in Possible Side Effects: True Stories.

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LA - Fridays Off the 405 (05/26/06)

fridays off the 405

John Tejada (top) combines Detroit techno, hip-hop, and classical influences into richly layered techno (top); Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel (below), uses electonic artistry to create a novel blend of techno, pop, guitar, vocals, and found sound

Fridays Off the 405

Date: Friday, May 26, 2006, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free

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NYC - "I Want to Live Forever" (05/25/06)


NYC - "A.R.T. Press' Between Artists Series" Book Launch (05/27/06)

between artists series

A.R.T. Press' Between Artists Series

Liam Gillick / Lawrence Weiner

Paul Chan / Martha Rosler

Book Launch

Saturday, May 27, 2006, from 5-7 PM

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Call For Submissions: I Love A Parade!

Art parade

The 2nd Annual Art Parade
Call to Artists

If you missed the Art Parade last year, we'll assume you learned your lesson and you'll mark September 9 in your calendar now. If you want to be the one waving to the crowd - artists, performers and designers are cordially invited to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances and street spectacles. Submit your proposal to Only really fabulous ideas entertained.

THE 2nd ANNUAL ART PARADE presented by Deitch Projects, Creative Time and Paper Magazine, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2006, 4PM, WEST BROADWAY

Copenhagen - CPH DISTORTION Opening Party (05/31/06)


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LA - Keith Tamashiro Fundraisers (05/24/06 - 05/26/06)


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Call For Submissions: A Scanner Darkly Trailer


scanner darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly, directed by Richard Linklater (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment)

RES wants you to recut, remix or remake the film trailer for Richard Linklater's upcoming animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Visit to download trailer elements and remix using the program of your choice. Then go to (you can also use their free online editor) to submit your remix and then later vote for your film online. Your trailer can be one to three minutes long and you can use the supplied footage and audio, or your own, but please refrain from using other copyrighted material. The contest is open to residents of the US ages 18 or over, and grand prize winners will receive two tickets to the US premiere of A Scanner Darkly, plus roundtrip airfare, hotel and limo to and from the airport and premiere, along with a Microsoft Windows 64-bit powered Professional Video Editing Workstation including Adobe Production Studio Premium. The deadline is June 7. Visit the Web site for entry procedures, official rules and prizes for the Runner-up and Audience Choice Award winner.

LA - Quality of Life Premiere Ticket Giveaway (05/26/06 - 05/28/06)

To my five regular readers,

The generous "Quality of Life" crew would like to invite one of you (and your lucky guest) to attend one of the premier screenings of this highly anticipated film about urban life and culture. The first person to leave a comment gets to go (please make sure to leave a valid email address).

Quality of Life

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Stockholm - Vice Comics Issue Release Party (05/26/06)


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LA - "Rise" (05/27/06 - 06/24/06)

Chad Robertson - Rise
Image: Chad Robertson - Untitled, 2006, Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 in.

Chad Robertson - Rise
May 27 - June 24, 2006
Reception: Saturday, May 27 from 6-9pm
@ sixspace :: 5803 Washington Blvd. in Culver City (entrance in back)

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LIC - "Fine Print: Mass Appel" (05/25/06)

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Brussels - Akroe & Krsn (05/26/06 - 07/02/06)



Reception: friday May 26, 18h00-22h00
Exhibition: May 27, 2006 - July 2, 2006

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Stockholm - Beneath Exhibition 03 & 1 Year Anniversary (06/01/06 - 06/17/06)

Kathrine de Place Bjorn

BENEATH Exhibition 03 & 1 Year anniversay

BENEATH’s third exhibition of 2006 see’s Danish illustrator, artist and fashion designer Kathrine de Place Bjorn exhibit a series of specially commisioned portraits and clothes at BENEATH from June 1st – 17th June. 1st of June also marks BENEATH’s first year at its new location

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LA - “End of Hunger” Benefit Show (05/21/06)

89.9 KCRW Presents

“End of Hunger” Benefit Show

With Quincy Coleman, Shane Alexander and AM

At Cinespace in Hollywood, CA

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The End of Hunger Fund (EHF) is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring people around the world to join the revolution to end hunger. On Sunday, May 21, 2006, 89.9 KCRW ( will host the “End of Hunger” benefit show as part of their concert series at Cinespace in Hollywood featuring performances by three of Los Angeles’ most talented, up-and-coming artists: Quincy Coleman (, Shane Alexander (, and AM (, all of whom are releasing new albums in May. Proceeds will benefit EHF. Cinespace is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets are $10.00 for general entry and may be reserved in advance by calling the EHF Ticket Hotline at 310-696-9360 or emailing Ages 21+ are welcome. For more information on the venue please call 323-817-3456 (FILM) or visit For information about this event and EHF please visit

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LA - "Quality of Life" Opening & After Party (05/26/06)

Hello Graffiti Art & Film Lovers (go see this movie, I will),

The indie film Quality of Life comes to LA for its theatrical debut hot after a successful run (multiple sold-out nights) in NYC. It opens Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 26th at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 (on Beverly Blvd.).

Shot on location in San Francisco's Mission District, Quality of Life is not a documentary, but a narrative drama. It sheds light on a clandestine graffiti subculture, with an authentic and riveting story of two young taggers who struggle to maintain their friendship as their lives unravel and the cops close in.

A former at-risk kid himself, director Benjamin Morgan's connection to the underground youth of today accentuates the film’s Cinéma Vérité style. Says Morgan, “I set out to make this film to expose the absurdity of so-called ‘quality of life’ laws. The tough-on-crime political climate has become endemic in the United States. After working in the juvenile justice and mental health fields for over a decade, I became frustrated with the systemic flaws inherent in youth programs...”

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LA - Dance Camera West (06/10/06 & 06/15/06)

dance camera west

Dance Camera West, LA's Dance Film Festival

Sat. 6/10 & Thu. 6/15:
UCLA Hammer Museum – Courtyard
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310-443-7000;
- Hammer events are free

MORE INFORMATION: 213-480-8633

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NYC - "We Were Young and It Was Summer" (05/20/06 - 06/21/06)

We Were Young and It Was Summer

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LA - "NeoPlural" (05/20/06 - 06/10/06)

Scion presents: NeoPlural
Contemporary Bay Area Art

Featuring work from:

Eneri Abillar, Francis Baker, Alec Bennett, Francis Berry, Vanessa Blaikie, Krescent Carasso, Dan Grayber, Robert Larson, Charles Linder, Joey Piziali, Yuri Psinakis, Ronaldo Sandoval, Andrew Schoultz, Justin Young

Curated by Yuri Psinakis

OPENING : Saturday, May 20th, 2006 7-10PM
(most of the artists will be in attendance)
Show from May 20th - June 10th, 2006

Scion Installation L.A.
8553 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232

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NYC - "Overthrows" (05/18/06 - 06/24/06)

rachel owens

Rachel Owens: Overthrows
May 18 - June 24, 2006
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, May 18, 6-8 pm

"These counties are almost entirely green land with small coverts; there is almost complete absence of wire… so that anyone mounted on a clean-jumping horse with plenty of pace and stamina may, if so inclined, follow wherever a fox may lead hounds…. In fact, there is nothing whatever to prevent him from following and seeing the whole of any hunt from a find to the kill (once he is clear of the stampede from covertside), except his own limitations or those of his horse." Thomas Forman, 1953.

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Boston - The Anime Boston Big Battel (05/26/06)

Dear HOC Readers,

The following is a paid event. I'm telling you about it because I think that you might enjoy what the Kaiju folks have to offer. If you haven't been. Go! Before it becomes Coachella or Burning Man and it's too late to enjoy the true essence of Big Battels:

The Anime Boston Big Battel is less than two weeks away, and Dr. Cube's promise that "Someone Must Die!" has the Kaiju universe whipped into a frenzy. While everyone speculates just who will meet his demise, has released a new video - Midori No Kaiju vs Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle, that captures the final Battel of one of Kaiju's greatest champions.

In addition to the video, I have ordered the unveiling of the brand new Kaiju podcast - The Kaiju Podfighto! Download the Podfighto today at to hear Louden Noxious' coverage of the Road to Ambition tournament to determine Dr. Cube's championship opponent for the Anime Boston Battel. Then check back on Wednesday for the second episode which covers the conclusion of the tournament.

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NYC - Dr. Benstock at 112 (05/22/06 - 05/26/06)

Dr. Benstock

Dr. Benstock at 112
112 W 44th Street between 6th Ave. & Broadway
Monday - Friday May 22 - 26, 2006

After scouring the thrift stores of Middletown, NY for the past year, Dr. Benstock has returned for a week of gigs at chashama's window on 44th Street.

WATCH from the street as we destroy outdated vinyl!
MARVEL at the confused looks of people heading towards Tarzan!
ENJOY our reenactments of scenes from Mannequin!

Dr. Benstock is: John McDonough & Paul Spencer - Turnable surgeons
Live at Chashama's 44th St. Window

SM - "Von Dutch Tribute II" (05/20/06 - 06/20/06)

von dutch tribute

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NYC - Lovett/Codagnone Book Launch (05/18/06)


Printed Matter Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Lovett/Codagnone's new publication Lovett/Codagnone on May 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. For the occasion, Printed Matter is pleased to present a display of related works by the artists, curated by Lia Gangitano, which will be on view through Saturday, May 27th. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

Published by Charta, Lovett/Codagnone documents the history of the artists' creative partnership, from their earliest works addressing the assimilation of gay culture by mass aesthetic consumption—fashion, music, entertainment—to their later performances reflecting on identity and the inadequacy of language with respect to the complexity of relationships.

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LA - DinnerNet Dinner (05/16/06)

DinnerNet Dinner Access GRANTED!
Tuesday, May 16th at 8pm

Hello. What does that mean??

DinnerNet is a laboratory concerned primarily with the proliferation of highly multifarious combinatoric mutations of dinner and fine literature.

With dinner sometimes comes anxiety. This can be a problem because we all eat dinner. We all eat dinner a lot. The Internet makes it possible for all of us dinner eating people to be together. We can be in a place where we can truly let our selves drift away from the brutal physicality of dinner.

Together together together.

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NYC - Oliver Boberg Series (05/13/06 - 06/17/06)

Oliver Boberg

Oliver Boberg

May 13 – June 17, 2006

DCKT Contemporary is pleased to announce representation of Oliver BOBERG and his first exhibition with the gallery. Works from the Seiten / Pages series will be debuted as well as films from the Nacht-Orte / Night Sites series.

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LA - "Afloat" (05/13/06 - 06/25/06)


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Costa Mesa - "Collabro" (05/20/06 - 06/18/06)


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NYC - "Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors" (05/11/06 - 06/03/06)


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adicolor Video: Black

Media maker Saiman Chow created "A Psychedelic, Cartoon-Noir" for the adicolor black campaign. What you see is a freakish Tim Burton'esque Panda and Fish short film; what you feel is a bit of nausea and admiration for such an imagination. Although the content might be infantile, puerile it's not.

NYC - Scion Installation Art Tour (05/11/06 - 05/18/06)


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LA - "Into the Pixel" (05/10/06)

2006 "Into the Pixel'' Art Collection to Be Unveiled May 10th During Gallery Opening at E3Expo

Third Annual Game Art Exhibition a Unique Collaboration of Electronic Entertainment Expo, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Presented by GameTap

WHAT: Sixteen pieces of video game art selected from a field of more than 150 submissions to be in the 2006 "Into the Pixel" (ITP) juried art exhibition will be unveiled at a special ITP Gallery Opening event, sponsored by GameTap.

ITP jurors representing both the traditional and digital art worlds and selected artists will be available for interviews.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: E3Expo 2006
Concourse Foyer at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
(Off the West Hall Lobby)
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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NYC - "The Great View" (05/09/06 - 05/21/06)


Karin Weiner: The Great View
Art Rock 2006

From May 9-21, 2006, ZieherSmith will present a new project by Karin Weiner, entitled The Great View, at the second annual Art Rock on the plaza of Rockefeller Center. The artist has constructed a miniature community of homes suspended in a small forest of trees. Four to five large collage works line the wall opposite the suspended subdivision.

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SF - "BrainTree and the Theory of Everything" (05/13/06 - 05/20/06)

BrainTree and the Theory of Everything
An exhibition in the Front Gallery
Featuring the work of Anli Liu

Exhibition runs: May 13, 2006 - May 20, 2006
Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-7 PM
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 3-6 PM
This event takes place at The LAB, 2948 16th Street @ Capp, San Francisco
Free admission

BrainTree and the Theory of Everything is Anli Liu's visual reflection on the myriad of images, information, and experiences that she has accumulated through her study of neurology. Here she appropriates the visual imagery of modern medicine--including biochemical maps, diagrams, and flowcharts--to create a series of landscape drawings and installations. Incorporating patient detail and working with the handicrafts of drawing and stitching, she subverts the detached and reductionist nature of scientific knowledge and transforms its symbol systems into a kind of personal landscape. Stylistically, Braintree hovers somewhere between the internal and external, masculine and feminine, reductionist and metaphysical, scientific and personal.

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Paris - Mekanism/Zevs Deck Release Party (05/06/06)


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SF - Scion Dashboard Gallery (05/06/06 - 05/12/06)


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LA - Open Studios (05/06/06)

at Angels Gate Cultural Center
Saturday, May 6, 2006 10 AM - 4 PM

Carol Es: Studio H3

Carol Es

Don't miss this intimate opportunity to see more than 30 artists open their studio doors to the public. This is a free all-day event with gallery shows, food, free art classes for kids and families, music, and astonishing views of ocean and the Port of LA. There will also be performances, printmaking and Raku demonstrations.

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SF - Herbert Baglione New Works (05/04/06 - 06/04/06)

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LA - Tara McPherson Retrospective (05/06/06 - 06/01/06)

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NYC - "The Night Time is the Right Time" (05/17/06 - 06/24/06)

Rocha"The Night Time is the Right Time"

Recent works by Luke Barber-Smith and Patrick Rocha

Curated by Andreis Costa

May 17 – June 24, 2006

Reception: May 17th, 7 – 10pm

Invisible NYC is pleased to present "The Night Time is the Right Time", a unique exhibition featuring photography and drawings by Luke Barber-Smith and Patrick Rocha as curated by Andreis Costa. This exhibition combines eerie photographs of New York’s empty nightscapes as discovered through the artists trespass with beautifully rendered line drawings of adipose tissue, skin, and hair in a rough yet sensuous inspection of the illicit.

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NYC - "E.V. Day: Bride Fight" (05/05/06 - 08/26/06)

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LIC - "Grey Flags" (05/07/06 - 07/30/06)

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LA - "F*ck Art" (05/05/06 - 06/15/06)

F*ck Art

F*ck Art
Lisa Boyle & Steve Olson
May 5th - June 15th 2006

Opening Reception: May 5th, 7PM - till, 7922 w. 3rd. st. Los Angeles CA.


LOS ANGELES - 222gallery is proud to present Lisa Boyle and Steve Olson in their second joint exhibition entitled "F*ck" Art. On view will be new mixed media work inspired by Punk-Fashion-Sex and an all-around F*ck you attitude.

NYC - Jay Kelly "First Words" (05/05/06 - 06/16/06)

Jay Kelly

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adicolor Video: Yellow

The adicolor yellow video, "Even Artificial Life Finds a Way" by Neill Blomkamp is a creative example of techno media. In other words, he rocks the CG without the cheesy. And he apparently knows how to make a small budget go a long way.

LA - Kymaerica Opening Party (04/30/06)

Dear Friend of Kymaerica,

Today (Sunday April 30) from 6-8 PM we'll have a party at Meltdown Comics for an exhibit of Kymaerican images and stories in preparation for a second event: A Plaque Dedication on May 19th (but that will be
in a separate newsletter!).

Meltdown is at 7522 Sunset in LA (on the south side, between Fairfax and La Brea). It's a great store and I'll be featuring panels about Kymaerican gwomes as well as Texture Flags and images from the new
installation in Paris, Illinois.

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LA - The Haunted Hacienda Screening (05/05/06 - 06/10/06)

The Haunted Hacienda

The Haunted Hacienda: the art of the Mexican horror film
May 5th - June 10th, 2006

Opening Reception Friday, May 5th, 7-10pm

Mexican horror films have been hidden from American Cinema long enough. These films are, without a doubt, the closest thing to a cinematic acid trip you are ever going to encounter. Although influenced by the American gothic tradition, these films possess quite an antique soul that is uniquely Mexican. They reflect the Mexican heritage of pagan ritual against the dynamic of Catholic theology.

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LA - "This Place is Ours Now" (05/06/06 - 06/03/06)

This Place is Ours Now

This Place is Ours Now New Works by Jim Houser, May 6th-June 3rd, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 8-11 PM

Opening Saturday May 6, 2006, Merry Karnowsky, in sponsorship with Motorola and Swindle Magazine, is pleased to present This Place is Ours Now, an exhibition of paintings and wall installations by artist Jim Houser. This will be the artist’s first solo show at the gallery, and is the culmination of several years of focused studio work. Known for his work in diverse media—drawing, painting and installations—Houser’s exhibition will include entirely new works, along with a few site-specific large-scale wall and sculptural installations.

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Woodland Hills - "Double Entendre" (05/13/06 - 07/29/06)

Double Entendre
Double Entendre, Large Works on Paper Paintings and collages by Cecily Barth Firestein

May 13 to July 29 2006
Reception – Saturday May 13 2006 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Joseph Wahl Arts Gallery
5305 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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NYC - Brothers of the Head Party (05/02/06) & Wolfmother Record Release Party (05/03/06)


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LA - An Evening With Will Wright (05/10/06)

Wired & Will

LA - "Beat 13" (05/06/06 - 06/06/06)

beat 13

featuring artworks and installation by:
Glenn Anderson (Ouch) . Richard Coldicutt
Matt Watkins . Lucy Mclauchlan

MAY 6 - JUNE 6, 2006
Opening Reception: SATURDAY . MAY 6 . 2006 7-10PM

8530-B Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310 558 0911

SF - "Still City" (05/04/06 - 06/03/06)


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Tarzana - "Afterlife" (05/01/06 - 05/27/06)


Recent paintings by Jack Chipman

May 1 2006 to May 27 2006
Reception Saturday May 6 2006
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Orlando Gallery
18376 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana CA 91376

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adicolor Video: Red

"A Brief History of the Color Red". By Roman Coppola and Andy Bruntel. Think of it as a trippy history lesson by insanely talented fourth graders.

Wassup Rockers!

wassup rockers
April 24, 2006 - 7:19 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

Unlike surf movies, I never tire of watching skaters do their thing. So it was with great pleasure that I was able to attend the screening for Wassup Rockers, Larry Clark's new film about teenage skaters in Los Angeles. It was impossible not to know that we had arrived at the right spot as a lot of the skate community, people who had little reason to be on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica waited excitedly. Separating the actors from the locals was near impossible in a crowd of the usual suspects.

The quick description for Wassup Rockers would be “It’s Kids (Larry’s film from 10 years ago) but in South Central, Los Angeles.” But that description doesn’t do the film enough justice. Clearly, Larry Clark still has something to say about America’s youth (especially young male culture) -- a subject he seems to know and capture well.

Wassup Rockers is the story about Latino skateboarders living in tough South Central who do not conform to the hip-hop lifestyle. It’s tough in the hood but ironically enough when the boys venture to the Westside that’s when all hell breaks loose. Navigating the Los Angeles landscape is an adrenalin rush since the film is shot nearly all documentary style. Was it a fictional film or a documentary? Narrative social commentary? Maybe a combination of all of the above.

The best part of the whole screening? Lil Jon sat behind me and his opening movie comments were kind of hilarious. For a good time, check out Wassup Rockers, coming to a theatre near you.

Brooklyn - "Original Products Have Lapsed" (05/06/06 - 06/11/06)

Ian Pedigo

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show by Long Island City based artist Ian Pedigo. The show, titled "Original Products Have Lapsed" will include sculptures and flat works made from found detritus and salvaged debris. The show will run from May 6 through June 11, 2006. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday May 4, 7 to 9 PM.

There is an archaeological quality to Pedigo's work, carrying anthropological implications about both the materials used and the recontextualization of those materials into sculptural elements. The discarded objects reflect cultural attitudes about the immediately inhabited urban environment. As the natural forces of degradation begin to claim the objects for the indifferent city streets, Pedigo reclaims them for the cultural discourse, imbuing them with new form and meaning.

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NYC - Fuseday Tuesday (04/25/06)


NYC - "In My Own Backyard" (04/27/06 - 05/27/06)

ben grasso

In My Own Backyard

APRIL 27 - MAY 27, 2006
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 6-8

Sixtyseven is pleased to announce the opening of In My Own Backyard, the first solo exhibition of Ben Grasso.

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LA - "Thinking of Conceptual Art" Discussion (04/29/06)

Free Artist Panel....NEXT WEEK!

"Thinking of Conceptual Art", panel discussion featuring Stephen J. Kaltenbach, David E. Stone and Richard M. Haley

Saturday, April 29, 2pm...there are a few seats still available...sign up below today!

This panel features three generations of conceptual artists and all three artists have shown in this gallery space over a three year period.

Stephen J. Kaltenbach, a pioneer conceptual artist having worked in New York in the 60's, is best known for his Artforum advertisements, bronze sidewalk plaques, room environments constructed at the Whitney Museum & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was seen last year at ANOTHER YEAR IN LA and the Konrad Fischer Gallery in Duessldorf, both galleries, concurrently, showing 40 year surveys of his conceptual art.

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SM - "HandMade II" & "ArtArmy" (04/22/06 - 05/06/06

Copro Nason Gallery

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Call For Submissions: Stranger Than Fiction

a video screening curated by Nomi Talisman

Screening will take place at The LAB on July 19, 2006, 7-9 PM

Stranger Than Fiction will include short video pieces (up to 12 minutes long) that combine real life with performative acts. This event will showcase works that manipulate the sense of what is real, by highlighting, subverting, or acting upon it-- documents which capture mundane, extraordinary, or surreal events occurring in the everyday.

SEND: one DVD per entry (exhibition quality, no complicated menus please). Label DVDs with artist name, contact information, title of piece, year, and running time. Include a short description and short artist bio no longer than one page total. Include SASE for returned materials.

Send submissions to:
Stranger than Fiction
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

LA - "Upset" (05/04/06 - 05/06/06 & 05/12/06 - 05/13/06)

In a hard-hitting new play, Los Angeles teenagers offer contemporary perspectives on the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the civil rights movement.

CalArts Community Arts Partnership /Plaza de la Raza Theater Program Presents the Premiere Production of UPSET!

"They're dreams, but we feel, to rehearse will make them real."
--Rodney King and Claudette Colvin in UPSET!

In May, the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP)/Plaza de la Raza Theater Program will present the premiere of UPSET!. Centering on the dual narratives of police brutality victim Rodney King, whose case was a catalyst for the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and forgotten civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin, UPSET! will open on May 5, 2006 at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles.

The play previews on May 4 for a two weekend run at Plaza de la Raza and will also be presented at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) in downtown Los Angeles on May 26 - 27. A complete performance schedule appears at the end of this release.

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SF - No Format — A Group Photo Show (04/29/06 - 05/28/06)

No Format — A Group Photo Show

No Format — A Group Photo Show

Receiver Gallery
brings together a diverse group of national and local photographers for its first ever photo show, in which the artists are free to focus glass on their choice of subjects.

Receiver will be filled with prints by eight photographers of varied backgrounds and styles, ranging from fine art to street scenes, landscape to architectural abstraction, and portraiture to editorial.

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Costa Mesa - "Sixteen Days" (04/29/06 - 05/14/06)

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LA - RES 10 Issue Release Party (04/22/06)

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SJ - Trinity Sessions (04/21/06)

Trinity Sessions returns this Friday, April 21st at AD.

hosted by Patricia Black

Patula Lee is a poet whose honesty is an art unto itself. Somtimes her poetry is simply frank and in other moments it's flowery, but firm. It's hard to walk away from Patula's poetry and not understand love and life from an imbedded perspective.

Mark Silverman will make you laugh about things in public that you h! ad only laughed about behind closed doors. With his tragicly funny and infectious toons you'll wonder if he is a songwriter or a comedian and you'll definately wonder if he is for real?

Kaila D'Sa is a voice of many souls. Kaila's passion is heard in every note. This singer/songwriter is connected to his roots and channels them in the songs he sings. Kaila will take you to many places with his melodies, his guitar playing and his overall vibe.

Doors: 7:30 p.m. (performance begins at 8 p.m. - sets run 20-30 minutes each)
Admission: Free and open to the public

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LA - Mathieu Brand "A Mental Odyssey" (04/20/06 - 06/18/06)

Ubiq: A Mental Odyssey
Mathieu Briand
April 20 - June 18, 2006
Opening reception: Wednesday April 19, 7-10 pm
Opening performance: 8pm

The Gallery at REDCAT presents the work of Marseilles-based artist Mathieu Briand in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Briand works in various installation forms with computers, electronic music, robots, video and technology to explore systems of stimulation, play and perception. For his exhibition at REDCAT, the artist will create a new video installation that allows viewers to observe the rotation of the earth--part of a new body of work that investigates the fantastical future promised by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Adicolor Video: Blue

I spy something blue by Psyop. Hipster blues.

Living Homes.

living homes
April 18, 2006 - 8:39 a.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

Pre-fab homes have really hit this country by storm (thanks to dwell magazine). So it’s been really interesting watching this prototype Living Homes pre-fab building go up 1.5 blocks from my own home. I’ve been watching contractors pour/build the foundation for the past six months and a few days ago, nearly the whole unit was plopped into place. I have to say, I think architect Ray Kappe did a fine job. The unit itself is lovely, but the concept is striking as stated in their tagline, “Good homes that are good for you.” It’s only appropriate that this showroom house is in Santa Monica; my only wish is that they keep the pre-fab pricing affordable. It’s going to be exciting to follow the progress in the next months to come.

LA - Matthew Weidmann New Works (04/21/06 - ?)

VENICE, CA 90291

310.399.5544 phone
310.399.5510 fax

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LA "I AM 8-BIT: version 2.006" (04/18/06)

I am 8-Bit

Nearly 120 artists reinterpreting their '80s gaming memories, from Mario to Pac-Man to Burger Time to Q*bert. The walls are going to be decorated with the likes of huge names in the art world, along with pieces from up-and-coming talent that'll surely make an impact. Basically, there's something for everyone - the gallery scene, comic books, animation, illustration, scupltures, plush! A list of artists is available here for your consumption:

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NYC - "I Walk and Rivers Run" (04/22/06 - 05/17/06)

Saelee Oh

Giant Robot New York is proud to announce I Walk and Rivers Run – a solo show by Saelee Oh opening Saturday, April 22nd from 6:30 - 10PM. The exhibition, Oh’s first solo show in New York, features a new body of illustrative paintings and graphite drawings, intricate paper cut-outs, and more. Saelee Oh will be in attendance for the opening reception.

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LA - Fundraiser for Margi Scharff (04/23/06)

(l.) Margi Scharff, “Rupee Lion” (made in India), 2001-2004, raw materials: lions off old rupee pieces, matchbox purple paper linings, gold flake, cigarette packs; 4-1/2" x 4-1/2". (r.) Vietnam: Her 'Road Collage' series has taken Margi Scharff throughout Asia. Photo: Jane Marshall. Courtesy Margi Scharff.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd, 2006 7 – 11pm

Margi Scharff has traveled the world creating her road collages, visiting places like China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma and Malaysia...making her art and bringing the cultures she visited closer to us. Her work was exhibited at OVERTONES in May 2005 and is a part of our growing flat file collection of contemporary art. On her most recent journey through Asia, Margi was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. She has chosen to remain in India where she is receiving treatment and continuing to work on her art—including putting together a book of her road collages.

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LA - Elizabeth Colomba New Works (04/29/06 - 06/10/06)

Elizabeth Colomba

More information at SeeLine Gallery.

adicolor Video: Green

adicolor green as interpreted by Happy. This beautiful video installation reminded me of director Stanley Kubrick's work. Calm and freakish.

NYC - RES 10 Party (04/18/06)

RES 10

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LA - RES Screening (04/18/06)

Please come support our friends! We'll be there!

RES Screening

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NYC - "Breathe Deep NYC No Charge" (04/15/06 - 05/27/06)

breathe deep nyc no charge


April 15th-May 27th, 2006

Reception: Saturday, April 15th, 2006, 5 to 9pm

Sara Tecchia Roma New York is proud to present the world premiere of "BREATHE DEEP NYC NO CHARGE," a video by RICHARD P. RUBINSTEIN.

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Pharrell can't skate. Word?!

My pal Tofer at Plain Gravy calling out Pharrell:

plain gravy

Available at Krudmart. $32.

From Tofer: Now I don't have any personal beef w/ Pharrell. In fact, he's one of the only people I can think of that I'd even consider trading places with but the Skateboard P thing bothers me to no end.

Aside from a streetplant in a Zoo York ad, has there ever been any proof to the contrary? It's like when the Alterna-Kids started wearing Airwalk Ones in middle school. We get it, you broke the mold. Grow the mustache back pussy.

LA - "Hopscotch" (04/22/06 - 05/17/06)


HOPSCOTCH at GR2, April 22 - May 17, 2006
Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6:30 pm –10:00 pm

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445 - 9276

Giant Robot is proud to present hopscotch, a group show serving you at GR2. Artists will include Susie Ghahremani, Kelly Tunstall, Keith Jones, Jack Long, David Magdaleno, and Matt Moroz.

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It Doesn't Pay to Make Play.

The majority of game developers do not enter the interactive entertainment industry to make bank. Most do it for the love of "play". Considering how big the games industry is today (three commas worth), isn't it odd that not one developer is making a $20,000,000 paycheck per game? Where are the Johnny Depp / Julia Robert equivalents of the games world? If the industry's going Hollywood, then why not really go Hollywood? Did I just say that aloud? Apologies.

Game Developer released its 5th Annual Salary Survey. Following are salaries of game industry personnel with between three to six years of employment:


Technical Director: $104,738
Lead Programmer: $81,591
Programmer / Engineer: $73, 618


Art Director: $65,313
Lead Artist: $68,112
Artist: $61,065


Creative Director: $72,125
Writer: $61,000
Game Designer: $54,777

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A Letter from Eric Regarding Ray Fong.

Dear Readers of Hustler of Culture,

I don't know if you're following the current controversy involving Ray Fong aka artist Barry McGee in the news, but Eric from Giant Robot wants to share his sentiments with you. Here you go:

Fight for Ray Fong

I know Asian Americans rally through emails. It seems like any worthwhile independent project or controversial topic spreads quickly this way. This is one of them, and honestly, it's not the most important topic, but it is something that I think you should know.

Yesterday, I received a pair of Ray Fong Adidas. They are truly beautiful shoes. The box, laces, and details are amazing. I doubt a sneaker can get much better. I put up some photos at:

I realize there's a lot of controversy over the Ray Fong image that appears on this shoe. It's been on CNN and BBC in addition to the viral emails I mentioned. As a friend of the artist Barry McGee, I feel the need to come forward and address the topic.

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Books: PostSecret.

PostSecretSurely if you are reading this blog you probably read others. And according to Technorati, lots of you read PostSecret, the "ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard".

Frank Warren, accidental artist and curator recently published the most requested secrets in his new book, Post Secret: Extraordinary Confessions From Ordinary Lives. I dig PostSecret for its old-schoolness. Snail mail. Handwrittten cards. Stamps! It's like finding someone's diary but every page is filled with the "good stuff". The blog makes perfect sense as a book. Maybe you can be a part of the sequel. Mail in your own secret today!

Brooklyn - Barry Stone Book Launch (04/14/06)

Barry Stone

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to celebrate a year's worth of Barry Stone's weekly pictures, Friday, April 14 from 7 to 9 PM.

For one year Barry Stone has been publishing a photograph a week on his website On the occasion of the 52nd picture he has created a 28 page, full color, limited edition book illustrating the project. All 52 weekly pictures are included. Books will be available at the gallery for $25.

Barry Stone lives and works in Brooklyn. His one person show exhibited last January at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.

Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-6PM , or by appointment
438 Union Ave. at Metropolitan; Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan

adicolor Video: Pink

Charlie White, artist who makes awesome surburban portraits with aliens, directed this "Sparkle Pink Teenage Magic" video. I seriously wish Charlie would consider directing feature length films. I could sit through hours of his work sober and happy.

NYC - Nathalie Djurberg New Works (04/14/06 - 05/27/06)


Exhibition dates: April 14 - May 27, 2006
Opening Reception: April 14, 2006 from 6-8pm
Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 6.

project room: Scott Grodesky

For more information please visit

Zach Feuer
Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL)
530 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
t. 212 989 7700
f. 212 989 7720

Blonde Icon.

BlondieHello, fans of Blondie! To commemorate Blondie's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Marc Jacobs has created this limited edition Blondie t-shirt in aptly punk-titled colors "die young stay pink" and "atomic green". Deborah Harry has requested that all proceeds from the $20 t-shirts benefit the Riverkeeper organization to protect New York's Hudson River and New York City's water supply. How incredibly...politically correct?! Grab yours while you can. And then grab me one too please. XS. Thanks. Available now at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Chicago - "Stalker" Screening (04/11/06)

Above: David Bate, Stalker, 2001, c-print

Film Screening: Stalker

April 11, 2006

When: Tuesday, 6pm
Where: Room 921, 600 S. Michigan

Free and open to the public

See the science fiction milestone and cult classic in which the main character of the film, the Stalker, has the power to lead others into a mysterious realm in which it is believed that the secret dreams of those who enter come true, though they must confront foreboding and unexpected challenges along the way. Based on the Russian novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, 163 minutes)

NYC - BLK/MRKT ONE Book Launch (04/13/06)


book launch party and exhibition: April 13th through May 13th, 2006

You are invited to the opening reception Thursday, April 13th, 7-9pm

Diesel Denim Gallery - 68 Greene Street (btw Spring & Broome)

BLK/MRKT is proud to announce the launch of BLK/MRKT ONE hosted by Diesel Denim Gallery, with an installation conceived by curator Sebastien Agneesens that includes select original works featured in the book as well as new commissions.

BLK/MRKT ONE: 208 pages, $55, published by Die Gestalten - A limited number of pre-release copies will be available exclusively at DDG the night of the opening.It will be released in Europe and Asia in May and in the US in June.

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London - The Invited Cinema (04/17/06)

@ jamm 261 brixton rd

bank holiday monday/april/17th

(please calendar this event as ...every 3rd monday)

adm: free (watch films from past events)


rm 1 : The Invited Cinema ... screening room

from 7/11pm...

"Whether you are new to film making or an old hand; simply turn up on the night clutching your wares on your preferred format (from digital to super8), form an orderly cue and wait your turn..."

We'd like to see your short animations, comedies, documentaries, music videos, video art, etc.
Length anything up to 15 minutes.

from 11/1am ...

"open invite music jam , bring your instrument of choice , we have a full backline & drum kit and play as you wish with other friendly and creative of the like mind"

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Eisner duboisLISA EISNER


April 22- May 24, 2006

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 22, 7 – 9 pm

TEL 310 550 0050
FAX 310 500 0605

M+B Fine Art Los Angeles is pleased to present A Butterfly Fluttered By: Photographs of the West, an exhibition of color photographs by photographer Lisa Eisner. For her latest body of work, Eisner traveled the West—from California to Wyoming—exploring the spirit of a land that has captivated the imaginations of people since our country’s inception. Her sensual renderings of America’s settled frontier effectively captures the sense of spirituality in a region saturated with color, history and folklore, presenting an alluring portrait of the West.

As a Wyoming native, Eisner has been documenting the world of the West since the early Nineties. Her fascination and interest in the subcultures, ceremonies and rituals of the West has contributed to two previous bodies of work: Shriners and Rodeo Girl, both of which were published by Greybull Press. This is Eisner’s third manifestation in her continued documentation of the subject.

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LA - Artwalk 2006 (04/22/06)

artwalk 2006

LA - "C_Series:Transfer" (04/15/06 - 05/03/06)

C_SERIES:  Transfer

Drkrm. Gallery presents

Christopher Rainone C_Series:Transfer
alternative process photography

april 15 - may 3, 2006
reception for the artist Saturday April 15, 7-10pm

Christopher Rainone is a Los Angeles based photographer and visual artist with strong roots in the experimental performance art scene in Portland Oregon. He has exhibited in a variety of northwest regional juried shows as well as solo shows in and around Portland. His work can also regularly be seen at group shows at The Hive Gallery in downtown LA. He has been published nationally in Venus, Women Who Rock, Gobshite Quarterly and locally in LA Alternative and Pasadena Weekly.

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LA - "Deviate" (04/15/06 - 05/07/06)


Deviate April 15 - May 7
Allison Cole and Genevieve Castree

Reception Saturday April 15 Reception 7-10 p.m.

Like the best mythological stories Genevieve Castree has an uncanny ability to manifest universal sentiments and truths yet in an accessible updated adaptation that balances comics with her own personal and abstract internal language. The results are careful and delicate drawings of characteristically dark and sparsely populated universes that are poetic, surprising and lonely "the secrets of which one yearns, as always, to be a bit more privy to." For this show Castree uses that same sensitivity for an amazing new series of drawings many of which revolve around the theme of war.

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a photographic journey through the downtown artist district

Opening Reception
Saturday April 8th, 2006
6pm to 10:30pm


curated by BUMDOG

Transport Gallery

1308 Factory Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

SF - "My Mistake" (04/08/06 - (04/29/06)

Adam McEwen
My Mistake
April 8 – 29, 2006
Opening reception: Saturday, April 8th, 6-9 pm

The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present the first West Coast solo exhibition of the work of New York-based artist Adam McEwen, which will include paintings, photographs and installation.

Adam McEwen is known for his work in which he references and subverts the often overlooked or tuned-out symbols and icons of everyday and pop culture. As described in the Whitney Biennial 2006 catalogue, he utilizes “a series of interventions that jolt us temporarily out of our indifference, owing to over-exposure, toward the signs that dominate our daily lives…McEwen excavates our obsession, in a tabloid-dominated culture.” He often plays with the recognizable graphic styles of “Sorry We Are Closed” window signs or the large-scale “sale” type banners found at car dealerships, subtly changing the message or wording which may go unnoticed, due to their visual familiarity. With a similar approach, McEwen exploits the form of the obituary by inserting and essentially killing living celebrities through the act of printing their obituary (as a continuation of or reference to the typical newspaper practice of writing and updating obituaries for celebrities prior to their deaths.)

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SJ - "Problems, Power and Solutions. City." (04/07/06 - 05/20/06)

sara thustra

Problems, Power and Solutions. City. - Opens APRIL 7th, 2006
an art show by Sara Thustra

Sara Thustra and friends come to you with examples of life desperately loved and passionately concerned. Labored over is a beautiful cityscape telling you their stories! .Thustra accompanies this scape with intricate paintings discussing the push and pull of what he sees as our complicated emotional spheres, connecting us to the bigger picture.

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LA - "Attack" (04/08/06 - 05/13/06)

an exhibit of new works by
Jordi Molla

April 8 2006 through May 13 2006

Opening Reception: April 8 2006 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Glu Gallery
7424 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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NYC - "The Drop" (04/08/06 - 06/10/06)

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Ojai - "Three Decades" (04/08/06 - 05/31/06)

three decades

Gary Lang
April 08 – May 31, 2006

The Nathan Larramendy Gallery is proud to announce, Three Decades, a solo exhibition of paintings by Gary Lang. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, April 8th, 5 -7 pm. The exhibition dates are April 8th – May 31, 2006. The artist will be present at the opening reception.

Nathan Larramendy Gallery
107 S. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023

NYC - "Coming Home" (04/07/06 - 04/27/06)

Coming Home

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LA - "Reckless Behavior" (04/19/06)

041906gettyReckless Behavior (video)
April 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

Artists have been bad—and they've captured it on film. Experience the full range of recklessness-as-art in this program of videos featuring staged irresponsibility, risky public interventions, and dangerous stunts in the tradition of Chris Burden and Marina Abramovic.

The program features work by 14 artists, including newly commissioned works by Ryan Trecartin and Juneau/Projects and Joanne Jones.

Free; reservations required.

Please note that no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

Philadelphia - "Themescapes" (04/07/06 - 05/22/06)


222gallery Philadelphia proudly presents:

Paul Coors, Jamie Dillon and Nick Paparone.

April 7TH - May 22nd, 2006

Opening Reception: April 7th, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

222gallery, 222 Vine st. Philadelphia PA.

222 Gallery is proud to announce Themescapes, a new exhibition of collaborative artwork by Paul Coors, Jamie Dillon and Nick Paparone. Themescapes presents a series of artifacts set within a full gallery installation where the spaces of common domestic environments become the backdrop for moments of reflection, stimulation and motivation. A multitude of various media, styles, and ideas found within this one exhibition echo the density of human experience and certain cultural dilemmas. Thus, many objects within Themescapes have been editioned to consciously make them more attainable for the average person and to allow a simple functional place in any home. Objects like wallpaper, curtains, rugs and vases, reinvented as art objects, transform household standards to encourage daily re-evaluation.

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LA - Scion xPress Fest (04/06/06)

Scion xPress Fest

LA - I Am 8Bit (03/18/06 - 04/19/06)

Mario block
Mario Block by Gabe Swarr (acrylic on illustration board, 5x7)

April 18 - May 19
Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

I Am 8-Bit, the second installment of a group art show dedicated to the videogame classics of the 1980s, opens April 18th at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles. The exhibit showcases more than one hundred artists' efforts to recapture their childhood gaming obsessions with painted and sculpted re-imaginings of their favorite console and coin-op heroes. Artists include Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dalek, Ashley Wood, the late Seth Fisher and many more. Also, look for Gibson's I Am 8-Bit book, newly published by Chronicle Books. Both the exhibit and book are sure to delight those nostalgic for a time before cartridges became obsolete.

NYC - Quality of Life Premiere (04/06/06 - 04/12/06)

Dear Loyal Readers of Hustler of Culture, Please read to the end for your sweet surprise.



- Berlin International Film Festival Jury (WINNER - Special Mention)

"A powerful and emotionally satisfying film"
- Jane Ganahl, San Francisco Chronicle

"Supreme acting and great music...captivating"
- Stockholm International Film Festival Jr. Jury (WINNER - Best Youth Film)

"Streetwise honesty...powerful"
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Respect and love to Quality of Life. Finally there is a film that honors the writing culture… smart and beautiful enough to be a great film, not just 'a graffiti movie.'"
- ZEPHYR… New York City (

Advance tickets, the film's official trailer, afterparty info and more are available online at

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NYC - "Damage" (04/01/06 - 05/06/06)


Christina Ray
April 1 – May 6, 2006

Christina RAY invites you to damage DCKT Contemporary by proxy through her enactment of collected requests. Prior to the opening of the show, the DAMAGE interactive website ( will allow visitors to mark a spot to be damaged on a virtual map of the gallery and to submit a message, poem, story or other text relating to the concept of damage. Based on the submissions, RAY will inflict physical damage points on the actual wall space which will generate the pattern for a large-scale wall drawing. RAY will execute the wall drawing April 1 – 7 and the gallery will be open to the public while she works.

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London - "Sell Out" (04/01/06 - 04/15/06)

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SF - "The Man Box and Beyond" (04/07/06 - 05/06/06)

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The Man Box and BeyondThe LAB presents

The Man Box and Beyond: An exhibit about masculinity and male identity

Curated by Allegra Fortunati

Featuring Daniel Anderson, Victor Barbieri, Bill Berry, Jaime Cortez, Richard Godinez, Clinton Hensley, Jonn Herschend, John Jenkins, Scott Kildall, Shaun Leonardo, Scott Newell, Emet Sosna, Marq Sutherland, Ehren Tool, and Scott Tsuchitani

April 7-May 6, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6-9 PM, performance by Shaun Leonardo at 7 PM
Closing Reception, Artists Talk, and distribution of Ehren Tool's work: Saturday, May 6, 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM
Free admission
At The LAB, 2948 16th Street @ Capp, San Francisco

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LA - "The Whistle Test" (04/01/06)

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LA - Laura Ball + Andrew Schoultz New Works (04/06/06 - 05/13/06)

morgan lehman

Laura Ball + Andrew Schoultz
April 6 - May 13, 2006

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6-8pm

Morgan Lehman is pleased to present the work of Laura Ball and Andrew Schoultz in both artists’ first New York debut. Hailing from San Francisco, the artists create fantastical narratives with underlying elements of political awareness. The works on view confront issues including femininity, community, domination, and war. These topics are represented in each artist’s own artistic style: Laura Ball guides us through an exploration of her dream-like, beautifully crafted watercolors; and Andrew Schoultz expresses his ideals with his explosive, obsessive mark-making techniques.

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adicolor Video: White.

“For those colours which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Tits selling trainers is kind of the last campaign concept I would conceive for king of kicks, adidas. But I shouldn't be so shocked. I know that sex sells and I live in Los Angeles and there are billboards for jeans with nothing but bare bottoms. Creative studio Tronic teamed up with porn queen Jenna Jameson for the hot new adicolor video, "White Out with Jenna Jameson and 'Bad Ass'"

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LA - LACMA 40th Anniversary (03/30/06 - 04/02/06)


LACMA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary...

...with free admission to the community who supported us along the way!

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Brooklyn - "America Smells" & "In Transit" (04/01/06 - 04/30/06)

VertexList has the pleasure to present recent works by Lee Arnold and Mike Houston.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 1st, 2006, from 7pm - 10pm.

A live 8 bit musicperformance by Receptors will begin at 9 pm. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, April 30th, 2006.

Mike Houston: "American Smells"

Mike Houston is a Brooklyn based artist, long-time instrumental member of the Barnstormers painting crew and co-founder of the legendary Cannonball Press.

Mike Houston's new collection of work, entitled American Smells, consists of new silkscreen and letterpress prints, paintings on the wall and vinyl floor tiles, directly and indirectly relating to the quirky specifics of consumerism, sloth, determination and collective thought that are part and parcel of the American Circus.

Drawing from television, advertisements, observation and the general American subconscious, Mike's work relies on a simple illustrative aesthetic whose influences are underground comics, populist printmaking, signage, and pure absurdist silliness.

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LA - “Sheep of Fools” (04/01/06 - 05/07/06)

Sheep of Fools

“Sheep of Fools”

Sue Coe & Amy Ross

EXHIBITION DATES: April 1 – May 7, 2006
*both artists will be in attendance for the reception!

OVERTONES is pleased to present "Sheep of Fools", a two-person exhibition featuring recent work by artists SUE COE and AMY ROSS. “Sheep of Fools” is titled after Sue Coe’s most recent book, published in 2005.

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NYC - Telepresence & Bio Art Book Launch (04/01/06)

 Telepresence & Bio ArtPrinted Matter, Inc. presents a book launch for Telepresence & Bio Art: Networking Humans, Rabbits, and Robots by the artist Eduardo Kac on Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 5-7 PM. This book presents a compendium of writings spanning 12 years by Kac that explore the multiple implications of his own art. Crisscrossing the boundaries of inventor/artist and questioning basic notions of creation, Kac writes to investigate internet art, robotics, and bio art. The author will be on hand to sign books as well as discuss his writings and projects. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

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Brooklyn - "Sticks" (04/01/06 - 04/30/06)


Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show by San Francisco-based artist Samuel Lopes. The show, titled STICKS will include 20 acrylic paintings on wood hung in tight formation on the walls of the gallery.

The STICKS paintings represent an extensive body of work centered on scenes of communal living, self-sustainability, groupthink and stories of queer radical transformation. The characters Lopes employs shift from fox to boy to girl to cat to country house through their group activities far from the mainland of society. The isolation of this self-made family brings them together in ways that are as often entertaining as they are unsettling. The narrative that runs through the STICKS paintings frequently mirrors Lopes's own life story, at least in its attempt to articulate ambiguity, placelessness, and redefinition.

Samuel Lopes lives and paints in San Francisco.

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Call For Submissions: JPG Magazine

Coming Up: Oops!

We'll open submissions for Issue 6 on April 1. The theme? "Oops!"
Really! So start shooting all those happy accidents.

JPG Magazine Submission Guidelines

JPG Magazine seeks fantastic photos that speak to the issue's theme. Images can be color or black and white, digital or film, any aspect ratio. Images must be in JPG format, saved at the highest quality, and as large as possible - minimum 1,800 pixels wide, but larger is better.

We will not accept photographs that have been overly manipulated, have borders, or text superimposed on top (including copyright notices). All submitted work must be original and the work of the artist submitting. Previously published photos are totally cool.

SJ - Perpetual Motion Roadshow #32 (03/23/06)

Perpetual Motion Roadshow #32Perpetual Motion Roadshow #32 Tonight! - Thursday, March 23rd features...

singer/songwriter/spoken word sensation
TROY CURTIS from San Jose opens the show!

folk singer gone bad
MARK SILVERMAN from San Francisco!

wood-chopping performance artist
PRAWNS from Vancouver!

radical romantic

Event Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 8 p.m.
Doors: 8 p.m. (performance begins at 8:30 p.m.)
Admission: Free and open to the public

Anno Domini is located at 366 South First Street in San Jose's SoFA district (downtown).

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LA - "Long Distance" (03/25/06 - 04/22/06)

richard colman

NYC - "The Way It Is" (03/23/06 - 04/29/06)


March 23 – April 29, 2006

jen bekman is pleased to present The Way It Is, an exhibition of photographs by Addie Juell. The exhibition will be on view from March 23 – April 29, 2006 at jen bekman, located at 6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth and Bowery, New York, 10012

Jen Bekman will host an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, March 23, from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the gallery.

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LA - "Actuality" (04/01/06 - 05/06/06)

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NYC - Arno Rafael Minkkinen Lecture (03/30/06)

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Sponsored by Aperture Foundation and Parsons Photography Department

copyright by Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Aperture Foundation Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY
Thu, Mar 30

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ticket Price: FREE

Photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen will discuss his body of work, taken over thirty-five years, which focuses on the nude in landscape and in interior settings. In Minkkinen’s sleek abstractions of the human form, environmental art meets performance art and self-portraiture doubles as landscape.

Ticket Info: Seating on a first-come, first-serve basis

Webcast Location:

Open To: All

NYC - "Kaleidoscope" (03/31/06 - 04/08/06)



Kaleidoscope opens on Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Changing Room. The exhibit runs from March 31st April 8 and is open on Monday’s for the convenience of Art Professionals.

The photographic image for many years was hailed as a medium that recorded fact. Early in its inception photography was quickly embraced as a way to record moments deemed important. In reality, photography is a very subjective medium. In Kaleidoscope, Gild presents two styles of photographs: those that are "staged" and those that are not.

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Videogame Content Creators.

videogame content creators
March 22, 2006 - 2:01 p.m. PST - San Jose, CA

Meet some of the industry's brightest: Atman, Silvio, Keita, and Robin.

NYC - "The Scales that Weigh the Whales" (03/30/06 - 05/13/06)


John Breiner
The Scales that Weigh the Whales

Invisible NYC is proud to host a solo-exhibit of new, mixed-media works by John Breiner. Mr. Breiner received his BA from School of Visual Arts in 2004, has had numerous exhibitions in New York City as well as throughout the U.S., and his work appears on walls through out the tri state area and album covers including “Look Mom…. No Hands” by Vast Aires. He currently lives in Jersey City.

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NYC - Mass Appeal & Nature Sounds Party (03/21/06)

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Mass Appeal and Nature Sounds present...
"Natural Selection" Release Party
Tuesday, March 21st 2006
Harp Lager Open Bar 10pm – 11pm

Opus 22
559 W. 22nd Street @ 11th Ave, NYC

SF - Jack Hirschman Inaugural Address (04/04/06)


Jack Hirschman
has been appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom!

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Reception 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room

Inaugural address by Jack Hirschman 6:30 p.m.
Koret Auditorium

Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, (415) 557-4277
Sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

LA - "Stations of the Cross" (03/25/06 - 04/20/06)

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Miami - Stones Throw/Guitar Center Showcase (03/24/06)

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LA - RES Screening (03/20/06)

Peep RES because they're friends:

RES Screening

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LA - "Design Your Self" Book Signing (03/26/06)

"Design Your Self" by Karim Rashid

Join us in welcoming world-renowned designer, DJ, artist and author Karim Rashid to our Los Angeles Studio. Rashid will be signing copies of his soon-to-be released book, Design Your Self: Rethinking the Way You Live, Love, Work, and Play (Harper Collins). Born in Cairo and raised in Canada, Karim now practices his craft in New York. His attention-grabbing Kite Chair and Magino Acrylic Stool are both available at DWR. Karim will also be selecting the music for the event, either from an impromptu iPod
DJ session or from his two CDs available on boutique label, Neverstop.

Be there by 4 p.m. to purchase one of only 35 signed Magino stools.

Food and drink by PHO Café (Silverlake).

RSVP to by March 24, 2006

Karim Rashid at DWR
Sunday, March 26, 4-6 p.m.
DWR Beverly Boulevard Studio
8070 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Costa Mesa - "Gravy Yard" (03/25/06 - 04/23/06)

gravy yard

Subject Matter Gallery & Volcom
Presents "Gravy Yard"

Featuring New Works By
Mike Aho, Todd Bratrud, Travis Millard & Micheal Sieben
Curated By: Mike Aho

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 25th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's

Subject Matter @ The LAB

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LA - "Private Property" (03/25/06 - 04/22/06)

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Amie DICKE: Private Property

March 25 - April 22, 2006, opening March 25th from 7 to 9 pm

Javier Peres is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Amie Dicke: Private Property, in the Berlin gallery. Amie Dicke will be present at the opening.

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adidas Chinatown (03/18/06 - 03/25/06)

Adicolor chinatown

adidas opens adicolor Chinatown, a hidden, private showroom that will serve as adicolor headquarters for the next two weeks in the midst of the infamous Canal Street vendors. Visitors will only be provided an address for a “front” at 267 Canal Street where they will meet a dispatcher who will clue them in to the location of the showroom. Like the counterfeit vendors, official adicolor “merchants” will communicate on radios to lure select visitors and lead guests to the actual location where this underground haven will exist.

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LA - "My Identity Lab" (04/01/06 - 04/28/06)

Carol Es Carol Es
My Identity Lab
April 1 - 28, 2006

If you saw a sign on a door that read, "Identity Lab," would you expect to find a place of creation or dissection?

My Identity Lab simulates a scientific laboratory filled with the artist’s unique renderings on paper and small, sculptural specimens used to dissect, deconstruct, and regenerate her present-day identity. Using garment patterns, fabric, and dressmaking elements, she expresses a pathogenic examination of her having grown up in the garment manufacturing industry.

Reclaiming the tools of her family trade was initially a subconscious or perhaps genetic reaction to dark childhood memories, but after close examination the media seamlessly melded with the artist’s conscious representations of invented biology. Sculptural forms have evolved and technical drawings of hand tools have suddenly grown fur and sprouted hair follicles, becoming living hybrids, while collar shapes have morphed into cellular, organic forms. Under a proverbial microscope, studying the mysteries of these experimental creations, the artist’s identity unfolds upon the same papers that were once used in making master patterns.

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LA - "One of Each: A Retrospective" (03/18/06 - 06/30/06)

One of Each: A Retrospective
"One of Each: A Retrospective" an exhibition of work by artists Enrico Donati Reception: Saturday, June 3 2006 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Exhibition runs March 18, 2006 through June 30, 2006

galerie yoramgil
462 North Robertson Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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I Heart Suitman.

I heart Suitman
March 18, 2006 - 9:18 a.m. PST - Hollywood, CA

This morning as I wandered into the Standard's lobby making a beeline for the pool for breakfast with Dennis, I ran into artist, creative director, and commercial director Young Kim aka Suitman checking out. Silvio and I were like super crazy happy to see him since it was totally unexpected (Young currently lives in Tokyo). We only had a minute to exchange words but were reassured we'd see him later at Rostarr's opening in Culver City. Before leaving us, Young made sure to leave me with a little bit of himself. And so, we spent our morning hanging out with Suitman. Getting up early today had a huge payoff and I was left smiling for the rest of the day.

LA - Bert Green Artists' Talk (03/25/06)

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Artist's Talk 3 pm
Reception 4:30 - 6 pm

3 Artists will be speaking
about their solo shows currently on display in the gallery:

Kavin Buck
Ken Bracken
Adolph "Kush" Simpson

All gallery events are free and open to the public. You are encouraged to forward this information to any and all interested parties.

The Art of Motion.

The Art of Motion
March 16, 2006 - 8:45 p.m. PST - Venice, CA

WK's art interpreting an athlete without equal, "Motion X Impact" is currently showing at Blu House.

In addition to the exhibit, Janet produced "The Art of Motion" showcasing Los Angeles' superstar architects, artists and designers. We were treated to a lovely dance performance before Peter Frankfurt, Hernan Diaz Alonso and Christian Moeller waxed poetic about their industries and past and future projects. Peter highlighted work for New York's MoMa and discussed the constraints and joys of working with such a prestigious establishment. For me, Christian's dissection of his video installation "Cheese" was the most interesting. Having spent enough years in dance and cheerleading competitions (it's true), I have been forced to smile without warrant and found it fascinating to watch the smile as sport and art. Hernan was the most comical flashing pictures of sunbathers on his installation at PS1 last year (it disgusted him). I left the intimate gathering pleased that it wasn't as pretentious as it might have been and feeling happy that creativity is alive and kicking.

The night ended at our home with Los Angeles' next generation of great architects, artists and designers discussing what we had all just experienced. The future looks promising!

Photographs from The Art of Motion.

NYC - St. Patricks Day Party (03/17/06)

mass appeal

St Patty's day party tomorrow night at crash mansion 199 Bowery/Spring

Free admission all night if you rsvp to:

Call For Submissions: First Annual Artists' Television Access Film & Video Festival.

Weekly Calendar


First Annual Artists' Television Access Film & Video Festival
Call for Submissions 2006

Submission Categories:
1. General: Shorts (running less than 30 minutes) in all genres and formats.
2. Special category: “Culture Jamming” - Including films with subversive meanings, media hacking, information warfare, terror-art and guerrilla semiotics, public activism opposed to commercialism and corporate imagery that plays with the branded images and icons of consumer culture to make consumers aware of surrounding problems and diverse cultural experiences that warrant their attention.

Postmark deadline: May 19, 2006

For more info, check out:

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SF - "Layered" (03/16/06 - 04/28/06)


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SF - Shepard Fairey "New Works" (04/01/06 - 05/01/06)

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NYC - adicolor (03/18/06)


London - "Pimp Car Project" (03/18/06 - 04/02/06)

pimp car project

Pimp Car Project

18th March – 2nd April 2006
opening Friday 17th March 5 – 9 pm

Ever designed your own car, or wanted to pimp some wheels? Dismantle an engine and put some bling in the thing? Well the Pimp Car Project gets right under the hoods.

Popular modern British youth culture has long succumbed to the influences of East and West Coast of American ‘Rap’ – woman are bitches, kids carry guns and there's one solution to any problem. Violence. Forty 'fire arms' incidents every day, if you believe the Home Office figures.

Ever younger generations aspire to Gangsta chic and the Pimp is god of bling, but who was the pimp, and whats pimp now?

For the last two months a group of youths, garage mechanics and artists, led by Neil Taylor of Campbell Works have been developing the Pimp Car Project. The collision is now ready to view, and the final bling, a real live pimpstallation, will show a full size hand crafted car made from cardboard and urban building material detritus on a slow revolving turntable, brightly light, conjuring fantasy ‘Motor Show’ aesthetics. Alongside this constructed dream will be the de-constructed reality that was an oily engine.

Unstoppable and unforgiveable, the Pimp Car conjures both respect and amusement, it represents a dream come true, but when the dream is over who mops up the mess?

London - SWATCH ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK 2006 (03/20/06 - 03/24/06)


presented by Alternative Arts

20 - 24 MARCH 2006

Spitalfields Traders Market, Crispin Place, Brushfield St, London E1 (Liverpool St Station)

SWATCH ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK is the event for new designers to be discovered. Hard on the heels of New York, Paris and Milan, London's Swatch Alternative

Fashion Week brings out the most original and creative collections.

SWATCH is delighted to announce its sponsorship and has created two major awards –

The Individual Designer Award for innovative use of fabrics and design and The College Award - for the most innovative collection on the theme of TIME. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to buy vintage Swatch watches, not available anywhere else in the UK.

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London - UEL Exhibition (03/15/06 - 03/25/06)


International artists choose happiness for new UEL exhibition

As Albert Camus once said, “there is nothing to be ashamed of in choosing happiness,” and a group of international artists have done just that as they prepare for a life-affirming exhibition to be held at the University of East London’s (UEL) Docklands Campus from 15-25 March.

The nine artists, working in a diverse variety of media and styles, have each contributed work which points out the positive side of life and provides an optimistic counterpoint to the depressing themes which often seem to dominate the contemporary art scene.

Konstantina Kapanidou, the show’s curator, said: “It’s true that we don’t live in an idyllic world, that ugliness, brutality, violence and injustice are all around us, and that artists should continue to be influenced by that. But there’s also plenty of beauty and happiness around us, and it’s equally important that art captures the more hopeful, positive side of life.

“The artists involved in this exhibition have all been asked to respond to the call of happiness and beauty, to share their own positive personal views, and to show that art can still be striking, surprising and to-the-point, without having to be brutal, ugly, or violent.”

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LA - Faris McReynolds Paintings (03/18/06 - 04/15/06)

Faris McReynolds

March 18 - April 15, 2006


McReynolds creates narrative paintings that combine selective art history with a subjective psychological history, alluding to events both familiar and impossible. The muted presence of the work, along with an even application of paint, act to level the disparate sources of his imagery into singular moments of poetic conversion, often disquieting in their sober ambiguity and flattened space. Working through a cumulative process of drawing and digital manipulation, McReynolds employs a formal procedure that returns the paintings to an intuitive pathos, extending beyond their apparent immediacy. The use of scale as a referent to the experience of the viewer detaches his narratives from conventional expectations of illustration.

More Information: Roberts & Tilton


6:00pm: DEFENESTRATION LITERARY JOURNAL launch party, free! (early event)

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

All-girl, all-original, all-adventurous lit journal Defenestration celebrates its premiere issue with a launch party and you're all invited.

We will delight you with sassy hosts and readings from our contributors, who are journalists, performance artists, law professors, and surreal poets. We will titillate you with a performance from The Cock-Ts, SF's hottest burlesque cheerleading squad. You will delight yourself with Rickshaw drink specials and our DJ, who will play music you want to hear.

Doors 6:00, Admission FREE

More Information: Rick Shaw Stop

Working...sort of.

March 14, 2006 - 6:09 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

He's baaack! Silvio's sketching up a storm these days. No time for pixel pushing, he's gone old skool rockin' paper and pencil. Samples can be seen here. Enjoy.

LA - "Neospectives" (03/18/06 - 04/22/06)


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Terry Riley



On Monday, March 20, over 100 members of the CalArts community joins together to perform Terry Riley’s groundbreaking IN C. Performing musicians include conductor David Rosenboom, as well as Stuart Dempster, Jon Hassell, and Katrina Krimsky special guests.

California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. Its influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the music of Rock Groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many others.


Chicago - “The Impossibility of Saying Anything" (03/025/06 - 04/22/06)

NABLAB Presents: “The Impossibility of Saying Anything.”

Opens Saturday, March 25,2006 with a reception for the artists from 5-9 PM
and will continue through Saturday April 22, 2006

“The Impossibility of Saying Anything,” is an exhibition of two artists, Kelly Maron and MM Robinson, who are skeptical of the communicative abilities of images in the current cultural environment. In Robinson's view, the symbolic function of images has been abused in our media-saturated culture to the point of displacing meaning with mere association. In his hyperactive ink jet compositions, images loaded with associations are placed with unrelated or contradictory elements, forming dense constellations of images competing for an elusive cognitive foothold. By contrast, Kelly Maron's self portraiture is reserved and sparse. Presented as grids of nearly identical shots, the images focus on nuance - a head positioned slightly lower, a part half of one inch to the left. However, Maron has eschewed the practice of expressing one's self as a person or even as a projected identity. She prefers instead topresent her own image as a pure object, expressionless and serialized into anonymity. Like Robinson, Maron puts a potentially meaningful subject in play only to let it die on the vine, refusing it a role as anything but pure data.

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NYC - "Wounded but not Broken" (03/25/06 - 04/19/06)

Saturday, March 25th, 2006 | 6:30 – 10PM

at Giant Robot New York
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769) |

Wounded but not Broken, Caroline Hwang’s first solo show at Giant Robot explores the nooks and crannies of the heart, the vulnerability of love, the ache of love lost and the healing that follows. Hwang takes the cuts and scrapes of relationships and transforms them with fabric, stitching, paint and collage to create beautifully poignant work. In this show, Indian girls, wounded bears, piercing arrows and protective teepees all represent our desire to help heal one another and ourselves and the caution with which we move forward.

From the quirks of a heart in love to the aches of relationships gone awry, Wounded but not Broken is Hwang at her best: delicately honest, beautifully melancholy and quietly healing. Each piece is sadly
comforting: awkward girls, distant boys, the sweetness of a crush, and the loneliness of regret. We are all wounded. These pieces, stitched, painted and crafted, simply offer the comfort that we are not alone.

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Costa Mesa - Art, Skateboarding & Life Book Signing (03/18/06)

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NY, LA, SF - Mome Book Signing (03/18/06, 03/25/06, 04/08/06)



This March and April, Fantagraphics Books and Giant Robot will team-up to put on three cross-country events featuring artists from Fantagraphics’ acclaimed new anthology, MOME. The events will kick off in New York City and culminate in a book signing and after party during the Alternative Press Expo weekend in San Francisco, CA. A full list of events, with participating artists, follows.

WHAT: MOME book signing with Jonathan Bennett, David Heatley, Gabrielle Bell, Sophie Crumb, R. Kikuo Johnson and Kurt Wolfgang
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 6 to 8PM
WHERE: Giant Robot N.Y., 437 E. Ninth St., New York, NY 10009

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Sticky Situation.

Originally uploaded by!Habit Forming.
Man, somebody's going to be pissed! This prank is hilarious and harmless but a total pain in the ass! I wonder how long it took to do and how many Post-It sheets were required?

Hey working folks, can we make up a new office meme? The next time a co-worker goes on holiday, do this and snap a photo of it. Send me your pix please! Bonus points for your office mate's reaction.

LA - "Night Swim" (03/11/06 - 04/02/06)


Night Swim
March 11-April 2

featuring Washington, Christopher Silas Neal, Kammy Nasman and APAK .

Reception Saturday March 11 7-p.m. Artists will be in attendence

Final reminder to come out and see some really great work. Opening the art filled boxes that come in is always like Christmas around here. Its really fun to see an artists work for the first time who you know is going make a big splash in here L.A. and thats definitely the case here.

You can read the full press release and see more of the work at Come out Saturday night and say you saw them when. hope to see you there!

Junc Gallery
4017 Sunset Blvd. 90029

Tokyo - "Experimental Surf Art Shop" (03/18/06 - 04/04/06)

"Experimental Surf Art Shop"

@ Uplink Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo

*Opening Reception: March 18th, 7pm - 11pm.

Featured art and surfboads by PEI, FOO, Dopesac, DEM, ESOW, KAMI, 5South, EDEC, SASU, Diska, CheJen, Mike Ming, West-O, Kads Mida, Madsaki, Yuri Shibuya, WHO?, Ken the Flattop, SKW, Jun Marie, ZY$, and Want

Date: Mar. 18 - Apr. 4
Address: 37-18 Udagawa-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Info: +01181.3.6825.5502

LA - "Beast From the East" (03/11/06 - 04/01/06)


This is a paid event but team Project would like to comp a few of my readers tickets to the art opening. The first two people to respond to this post will get in for free. Wow. Lots of free good stuff these days! Good luck!

Hollywood and Games Summit (06/27/06)

Hollywood and games

Hollywood and video games. It was only a matter of time that the two decided to fully commit and marry. Billions are being made so why not combine the two super media powers and go for trillions? There are so many video game-movie crossovers it's hard to remember which format came first. With powerhouse auteurs Spielberg, Cameron and Jackson all having video game-related deals it's safe to assume the marriage is director approved.

CMP, the fine folks behind the Game Developers Conference and The Hollywood Reporter will help grow this partnership. I bet you've already snickered a couple of times before reading this line. Hey man, it's dialog -- and having these conversations is probably better than staying where we currently are.

The Hollywood and Games Summit is June 27, 2006, in where else, but Beverly Hills, CA. Check out the website (and the shout out to Lucas; an old friend to games). I'll be at the conference. Holler if you want to round up.

LA - The Orb (03/18/06)

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On Saturday, March 18, just before midnight, Walt Disney Concert Hall becomes the setting for a progressive, ambient musical movement. The boundaries of time, space, and sound harmonize during an all-night experience of music and visual art presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to kick start Minimalist Jukebox, a two-week festival dedicated to this diverse genre under the guidance of American composer John Adams.

This event, which runs from 11:59pm Saturday, March 18 to 6:00am Sunday, March 19, features sets by special guest artists Boom Bip, Dntel, and John Tejada as LA's own dublab soundsystem provides the soundtrack between acts. The evening culminates with The Orb’slive performance.

The Orb are Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann. Since their seminal Adventures Beyond the Ultraworldin 1991 to last year’s Okie Dokie It’s The Orb on Kompakt, the Orb have continued to create electronic music from spacious and minimal celestial-techno to spiraling and hypnotic dance floor anthems. Special Guests:Boom Bip, Dntel, John Tejada and dublab soundsystems. Live Visual Art by Vello Virkhaus.

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I'll Look You Ugly in the Eye, I Will!

Originally uploaded by lorenzodom.
Children are beautiful in all states. This little one's obviously posing and not really angry (follow the series). Lorenzo, his father, was able to capture some passion in this image. I wish I had more pictures like this of me growing up! It would be proof that I was once a bad ass too. Put 'em up!

LA - Patrick Kelly: Éire irish landscapes (03/11/06 - 04/08/06)

Patrick Kelly: Éire irish landscapes

Patrick Kelly: Éire irish landscapes
March 11th- April 8th, 2006
Artist Reception Saturday, March 11th, 6-10pm


Patrick Kelly’s timeless black and white photographs capture the awe and mystery of Ireland’s mythic landscape and reveal a collective past shrouded in the mist laden mountains, woods and ancient fortresses of this sacred land.

Drkrm.Photo Lab/Studio/Gallery is located at 2121 N. San Fernando Road, Suite 3, Los Angeles CA 90065 in the old Capitol Records building, just across the street from the FedEx Global Center.

Drkrm. Gallery and Lab hours are 11am till 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday. For more info call 323-223-6867 or email

All gallery events are free and open to the public.

NYC - NLK 2006 (03/10/06 - 03/11/06)

NLK 2006

More: New London Kicks

Williamsburg - "After Hours: Williamsburg Celebrates" (03/11/06)

AFTER HOURS: Williamsburg Celebrates
Saturday, March 11th 2006

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to be participating in this year's After Hours celebration as part of the Williamsburg Gallery Association. After Hours is an evening event held on the Armory Show weekend each year to provide an excellent opportunity to visit Williamsburg's expanding art community.

All participating galleries will be open until 11pm on Saturday night, March 11th.

Stop by to see our exhibition of Danish artist, Thomas Ovlisen's paintings and sculptures, or look through our flatfiles for new works by Klaus artists.

After Hours will continue after 11pm at Supreme Trading (213 N 8th St) for an all-Williamsburg party with drink specials.

For full event listings, please visit

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery
438 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

LA - Mark Bradford Lecture (03/09/06)

Mark BradfordMark Bradford

Thursday, March 9th
7:00 p.m.

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford creates works that link formal abstraction to popular culture, often addressing race and class. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Studio Museum, New York. Bradford is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, a third-generation hairdresser, and self-described "beauty operator."

SM - Huck Gee at Kid Robot (03/09/06)

Huck Gee

Chicago - Joseph Bryl Presents Musical Enchantments & Wondrous Sounds (03/07/06)

ohm Curator Series: Joseph Bryl Presents Musical Enchantments & Wondrous Sounds

Tuesday, March 7 at 7 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center

The ohm performance series incorporates new media in the arenas of performance, music and visual art. The new ohm Curator Series takes place on the first Tuesday of every month and features guest curators who bring in artists performing electronic music as well as a visual component at the Chicago Cultural Center. The second installment of the new series is Musical Enchantments & Wondrous Sounds, the program created by guest curator Joseph Bryl of Sonotheque.

Chanel Pease

Musicians Chanel Pease (acoustic harp and keyboards), Marc Hellner (electronics and laptop) and Christine Stlaske (keyboards) perform a live score as accompaniment to the films The Teddy Bears (1907), The Wonderful World of Oz (1910) and The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914). Video specialist Eric Gelehrter, aka Merkaba, provides visuals.

Chanel Pease is a classically trained musician. She uses acoustic and electronic instruments and manipulates the sounds through various effects to create an ethereal backdrop to her instrumental melodies. Her work has involved a broad spectrum of sounds and mediums including playing keyboards in many bands and composing with Chicago based electronic musicians.

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NYC - "GAMES FOR A BLACKOUT MACHINE" (03/11/06 - 04/08/06)

Guild & Greyshkul invites you to the opening reception for:


Saturday March 11, 2006 7pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs March 11, 2006 - April 8, 2006

For more information please contact the gallery.

Thank you.

Guild & Greyshkul
28 Wooster St. 1st Fl.
(corner of Grand Street)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 625-9224
Tues-Sat. 11am - 6pm

NYC - Platon Lecture (03/09/06)

030906platonPlaton Lecture
Thursday, March 09, 2006 6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Parsons The New School for Design Lectures

Photographer Platon, an Englishman living in New York, will discuss his first monograph, Platon’s Republic, featuring iconic studio portraits of influential and controversial people from around the world, along with documentary images.

NYC - " Distillation 1965-2005" (03/08/06 - 04/22/06)

 Distillation 1965-2005

Audra Skuodas: Distillation 1965-2005 / March 8 - April 22, 2006

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8

Moti Hasson Gallery is pleased to present Audra Skuodas' mini-retrospective, Distillation 1965-2005, her second solo show at the gallery.

Distillation 1965-2005 offers a summary, or rather a sketch of the main concepts and techniques that the mixed-media artist Skuodas has explored during her long and distinguished career. For the past four decades, Skuodas has been producing paintings, collages, drawings and artist’s books that are at the same time abstract and figurative as well as personal and universal, a subtle contrast emphasized in her latest series of works. In 1990, when writing about Skuodas’ paintings, Donald Kuspit states: "Whatever suffering the figure [in Skuodas' paintings] may signify, it does so largely through the tense way it formally interacts with the rest of the picture, which is essentially geometrical […]."

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NYC - "THE GARDEN PARTY" (03/09/06 - 04/29/06)


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NYC - SxF / New York City (03/07/06)

Hundreds of filmmakers entered for a chance to make a music video for talented indie bands. Our judges chose ten finalists, including a filmmaker from New York City. Ten exceptional music videos were made. Come watch the premier of the music videos and cast your vote to help determine which filmmaker will walk away with the $20,000 grand prize. This is the Scion xPress Fest

Join us Tuesday, March 7th 2006 at the Anthology Film Archives for the SxF | New York City. The event will be hosted by NYC's own Palomar and DJ JDH (FIXED/We Are 138) will be maning the turntables and there willbe a hosted bar for those 21+.

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue @ 2nd St
New York City, New York 10003

Doors open at 7:00PM. Screening at 7:30PM

This event is FREE but you must RSVP to gain access.

NYC - "ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTER PLANES 2006" (03/11/06 - 04/15/06)



Exhibition on view from March 11 through April 15, 2006

Opening Reception and Book Launch
Saturday, March 11 from 5 - 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by British artist Fiona Banner in conjunction with the release of her new artist's book. All the World's Fighter Planes 2006 is an updated edition of her previous book, All the World's Fighter Planes 2004, both published by Banner's imprint The Vanity Press. The opening will feature a screening of Banner's film, All the World's Fighter Planes. For the opening, All the World's Fighter Planes 2006 will be available at a special launch prince of $15 ($5 off the $20 retail!)—for in person purchases only.

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Alhambra - "The Unicorn Show" (03/18/06 - 04/10/06)

unicorn show

The Unicorn Show

March 18 - April 10, 2006

Opening reception: Saturday, March 18, 2006 (7pm-11pm)

Music by: DJ G.R.uses
Complimentary: Drinks, Unicorn cookies, and Face Painting

Bring in your flyer to recieve a free gift at the door

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Far East Meets West Coast.

Yuta Man
March 4, 2006 - 9:37 p.m. PST - Culver City, CA

One of the perks of having worked at Tokion Magazine in its infancy is having a lot of Japanese friends. So I was stoked to hear that my friend, Yuta Man was going to be in town for the Scion Far Eastern Conference Exhibition. I was hoping to find Yuta and surprise him, but he found me instead (and surprised us all). The last time we hung out was at least two years ago in New York City or possibly, Tokyo.

Things change but remain the same. Having hustled the magazine world, we have both moved on to hustle the film industry (still keeping our ties in "the word"). It's not much of a stretch; it's all still media. I hope it's not another two years until we meet again. Good luck Yuta with all your new ventures!

Related: Scion Far Eastern Coference Exhibition

Video: When in Paris, Act American.

We should all dance around the world without music. Everybody, stop faking the funk and have some fun.

SF - Justin Chin Book Release Party (03/07/06)

justin chinTuesday, March 7th, 7 pm

City Lights welcomes back Justin Chin to celebrate the release of his new book Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms, published by Suspect Thoughts Press

Justin Chin

Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms

Justin Chin is the author of two collections of poetry, Harmless Medicine and Bite Hard, and two collections of essays, Burden of Ashes and Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes and Pranks. Chin's writings have also been anthologized widely, most notably in The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The World In Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave, among others. He lives in San Francisco.

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NYC - Mass Appeal #38 Release Party (03/04/06)

Mass Appeal #38 Release Party

Mass Appeal #38 Release Party!
Saturday, March 4th 2006
9pm – 12am

The Canal Chapter
343 Canal Street 4th floor, NYC

Music by Team Facelift, Apathy & a special guest D.J.

The Great Bape.

If you ever wondered if Nigo from Bape actually worked, I can confirm that he least for promo pieces. Enjoy:

Related: Japan Stock Climbing
Interview: Steven Nereo
The Secret Is Lost on You Unless You've Been To Tokyo
Interview: W. David Marx
Marxy Press
We Are All Monkeys

SF - Tyson Reeder & Scott Reeder Art Opening (03/04/06 - 04/01/06)

Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
March 4 – April 1, 2006
Opening reception: Saturday, March 4th, 6-9 pm

In 395 Valencia Street: Tyson Reeder

In 389 Valencia Street: Scott Reeder

The Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions in the San Francisco galleries by Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based artists and brothers Scott and Tyson Reeder.

Scott and Tyson will exhibit new work, including drawing, painting, ceramics and a collaborative video, in the 395 and 389 Valencia Street gallery spaces, respectively. Scott will be showing action paintings made with mops and brooms, as well as detailed black and white ink drawings, where old men and teddy bears and bananas clutter abstract platforms. Tyson will be exhibiting new watercolors of weathered buildings, freak portraits, and urban wildlife, including a large tie-dyed poodle. Their collaborative piece, Reflections 2.0, a new 20 minute video, depicts the brothers as old men in the future, making clumsy paintings with potatoes and bricks in between naps and epic daydream sequences.

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Brooklyn - "THOROUGHFARE" (03/02/06 - 03/19/06)


The Riviera Gallery is in full bloom. Metal trees and street poles sprout through the grass covered floor. The walls are covered with rolling hills, trees and signs. Ambient birdcalls and sirens fill the air. Some street poles bend and twist with the trees, while others hold street signs aloft. The strict regulations normally found on these signs have been overgrown with playful imagery.

The show is a product of three street artists devoted to altering the cityscape. Leon Reid (AKA Darius Jones) has been acclaimed in the New York Times and Time Magazine for installing sculptures on city streets for years. Andrew Poneros (AKA PORK) has stenciled and postered walls across the globe. Alex Holden works outdoors with hand painted posters and stickers. Together, these artists successfully created a unique environment for their outdoor mediums to coexist within the gallery.


Riviera Gallery
103 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11211 USA

LA - "Everything But The Kitschen Sync" (03/03/06 - 04/02/06)

kitschen syncMarch 3-April 2, 2006

Friday, March 3, 2006

Available now from La Luz de Jesus Press!

Triginta Uno Dies

The Book of Joe

Lowlife Paradise

Atavistic Avatar

Bottomless Cocktail

Somewhere Over
the Rainbow

The Most Special Day
of My Life

"Everything But The Kitschen Sync"
9th Annual Group Show

4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone (323) 666-7667 Fax (323) 663-0243
(800) YRU-POOP

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SF - "Risk and Response" (03/02/06)

Risk and Response
Dhamaal Artist Collective

Thu, Mar 2, 6:30 pm • Grand Lobby & Resource Room

Come dance, socialize, and experience the sights and sounds of South Asia remixed. Dhamaal, San Francisco's critically acclaimed artist collective, unleashes a rhythm romping performance featuring DJ Maneesh the Twister, Ferhan Qureshi on Tabla, MC Samba Guisse and visual maestro Skip Intro. As a kickoff to their Third Annual Dhamaal Sights & Sounds Festival, they will perform original material and remixes that fuse elements of Hindustani and Carnatic classical with modern electronica such as Downtempo, Breakbeats, and Drum'n'Bass. For almost seven years this crew has been creating audio, video and fine art hybrids of South Asian culture. Two-time winners of SF Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay Award for Best Electronic Act/Best DJ and for their legendary monthly club night at Club Six, Dhamaal continues to evolve hosting the largest South Asian electronica events in the US and abroad.

Inglewood - "Skins" (03/04/06 - ?)


More Information: Terrell Moore

Beverly Hills - Christopher Wool (03/02/06 - 04/08/06)

Mar 2 - Apr 8, 2006

Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, March 2nd, 6 - 8pm

Gagosian Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Wool. This will be Wool's first major solo show in Los Angeles since his retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1998.

For this exhibition, Christopher Wool continues his exploration of conventional painting, through a combined array of painterly techniques, including spray paint, silkscreen, and hand painting. Commonly known for his restricted palette, these new works surprisingly introduce colors, such as pink and brown, but they are primarily single-color canvases. Yet the emphasis remains on painterly technique and the works' formal properties. Wool provides tension between painting and erasing, gesture and removal, depth and flatness.

Born in 1955 in Chicago, Christopher Wool is an internationally exhibited artist whose work has been shown in major museums and galleries including Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, NY.

LA - "Kramer's Ergot Night" (03/02/06)

Kramer's Ergot Night

Sammy Harkham, Jordan Crane, Souther Salazar, Paper Rad, Mystical Unionists

Kramer's Ergot Night is a special evening of discussion, readings, films, and music. This event is organized with Sammy Harkham, editor of the underground comics anthology series Kramer's Ergot, and featuring contributors Jordan Crane, Souther Salazar, films from Paper Rad, and live music by Mystical Unionists (Ron Rege, Jr. and Becky Stark).

7:00 p.m.

NYC - Soulpusher NYC Birthday Blowout (03/02/06)


Free Book For Bloggers.

paul dorrellFree Book for Bloggers:

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If your blog meets the qualifications, we'll send you a book. This offer is limited to the first 250 bloggers who respond. Our apologies to those of you outside the U.S., but at this time free books will only be mailed to recipients living within the United States. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

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Hamster Jedi.

Hamster Jedi

A young friend recently told me she saw "Star Wars" and didn't understand what all the fuss was about. We engaged in a very long conversation/argument about the film's importance (she mainly thought it was a stupid franchise with stupid dialog -- what can I say, she was born around the time of E.T.)

Another friend, Cindy, forwarded me this photo today. Why? Because she probably thought I'd smile looking at it. Cindy was right to guess that. And to my young friend who recently saw "Star Wars", this photo is the reason why the movie was so important -- it has made such an impact on our popular culture that it cannot be denied its place in history. I mean this isn't like, a hamster reenacting a scene out of "Happiness", "Bring it On", or "Rushmore" -- movies I's doing "Star Wars"!

Related: Empire of the Universe.

SF - "Cinco Letras Que No Dicen Nada" (03/02/06 - 04/01/06)

Cinco Letras Que No Dicen Nada

"Cinco Letras Que No Dicen Nada"

Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery are pleased to present new works by up and coming artist, Basco.

Hailing from Santiago, Chile Basco is a driven young lad who wears flourecent visors and bright socks. Basco is rad and his paintings are like a rare T-Bone steak. If you like mustaches and Wu Tang you might enjoy this collection of work.

March 2- April 1, 2006
March 2, 2006 7-9:30pm

FIFTY24SF Gallery
248 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, Ca

SF - Andrew Kleindolph Artist Talk (03/01/06)

030106rxgalleryAndrew Kleindolph

Stop by tonite for an artist talk by Andrew Kleindolph who will discuss his current works including those on exhibit.

Kleindolph's meticulously crafted sculptures incorporate both found and fabricated mechanical parts along with custom electronics to arrive at intricate machines which explore the interface of humans and technology. Taking cues from surrealism, electronic and organic systems, household accessories, and garage inventions, the artist uses a low-tech vocabulary to engage us in playful interactivity where we become part of the system.

More: RX Gallery

Harlem - "J3553" (03/01/06 - 03/13/06)


The show will be up for all of March with a reception on Sunday March 5th from 6 - 8PM , so get your butts on the A train and come celebrate!

The Studio Museum in Harlem is across the street, so may want to check that out as well! (

203 W 125th Street (near 8th Ave)
212 666 2242

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LA - "Wrathmaster 3000" (03/04/06 - 04/08/06)


Michael French :: Wrathmaster 3000©
Project room: Duncan Anderson – new drawings and sculpture
March 4 – April 8, 2006
Reception: Saturday, March 4 from 6-9pm

@ sixspace :: 5803 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA (entrance in back)
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 12-6pm (sixspace will be closed March 7-10)

Sixspace invites you to participate in the interactive multi-media installation Wrathmaster 3000© by Los Angeles artist Michael French that opens this Saturday with a reception from 6-9pm. Guest-curated by Lorraine Molina from Bank, this exhibition uses projected video game graphics, gestural interactivity, and cartoon-like sculptural elements in a piece that explores the novelty in art, consequence and inconsequence, as well as power and subordination.

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LA - "Night Swim" (03/11/06 - 04/02/06)

night swim

Night Swim March 11-April 2 featuring Washington, Christopher Silas Neal, Kammy Nasman and APAK .

Reception Saturday March 11 7-p.m. Artists will be in attendence

APAK's charming illustrations read like snapshots of a fantastic vacation in which a pair of his and hers stand in egos travel from one fantastic locale to another, while in reality the actual journey is the one traveled by the viewer into the hyper creative psyche of this artistic duo. At the other end of the spectrum is Marci Washington who creates sparse yet equally compelling compositions are the only clues leaving the viewer to look inward in order to resolve the narrative. The best of folk art contributions are extracted in the work of Kammy Nasman the result is beautiful, tightly rendered paintings reminiscent of Rousseau but filtered through an idiosyncratic pathology all her own. Christopher Silas Neal effortlessly combines techniques that strike an unlikely balance between delicate composition and an offbeat mix of mythology, religious iconography and subjects found in a 7th graders sketch book.

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Philly - Scion Art Tour (03/03/06 - 03/29/06)

scion art tour

222gallery Philadelphia proudly presents:

Scion Art Tour

March 3rd - March 29th, 2006

Opening Reception: March 3rd, 6:00 - 10 pm

Music provided by:
DJ Statik & Lil' Dave (Illvibe Collective)

222gallery, 222 Vine st. Philadelphia PA.

Scion presents... Installation. Featuring original artwork on 3' long polyurethane sculptures from: David Choe, Coro, Crash, Daim, Dez Einswell, Iosefatu Sua, Jeremy Fish, Blaine Fontana, Kofie, Mad, Mike Giant, Kenton Parker, Ricky Powell, Rammellzee, Dr. Revolt, Rostarr, Sage Vaughn, Seak and Sever


January Visuals.

Following are the visuals to all the posts I was hoping to write about in January but never got around to knowing that I'd instead compile this little visual guide for you instead:

new year's eve 01.01.06 - New Year's Eve

CES 2006 01.05.06 - CES

Presents From Porous. 01.11.06 - Porous Walker / Owltooth Christmas Presents

team HP photoshoot 01.13.06 - Team HP Photoshoot

SRL (Survival Research Labs) 01.21.06 - Survival Research Labs

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Pasadena - Greyone Grand Opening (02/28/06)


GREYONE Grand Opening
Cake Party

February 28th 2006, Pasadena – A new chapter for GREYONE has arrived in the form of a new storefront in Pasadena. To commemorate this new venture, GREYONE has invited a select number of creative companies to display their art in edible confections. Ten cakes in the dimension of 16 x 12 will be displayed and enjoyed throughout the night¹s proceedings. Participants include: Adidas, The Hundreds, SSUR, Hysteric Glamour, 10 Deep, Crooks & Castles, Evil Monito, Dezeinswell, Diamond Supply Co., and of course GREYONE. In addition to the tasteful delights, audio ambiance will be provided by Phoreyz, Endo, and Higher. The store space will be liberally utilized with a window display showcasing a tattoo parlor. Zeke will also be presenting time lapse footage of the GREYONE store build out which will be projected on the back wall. Sound Equipment is provided courtesy of RANE/SERATO. Appetizers will be provided by Porto's Bakery. Drinks will be provided by Plethora Bars and HAN Vodka.

The event will take place on February 28th, 2006 from the time of 7pm to 12 pm PST. The location is at 15 East Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP at

LA - "Inside Picasso's Studio" (03/02/06 - 04/15/06)


LA - Living Room: Space and Place in Infoshop Culture (02/27/06)

Journal of Aesthetics and Protest present-

Living Room: Space and Place in Infoshop Culture
a documentary film directed by Courtney Kallas and Liz Simmons
(film makers will be present. they are on a coast-to-coast tour)

Monday February 27th at 7:30 PM

Infoshops and a Place-based Culture of Resistance:
We live in a society where public places that people feel like they are an active part of and can use for non-economic purposes are increasingly rare. Public spaces where people can go in order to feel like a part of a community and to participate in creating a transformational culture of resistance to the dominant society are even more rare. One exception to this general scarcity of alternative public spaces is the emergence of Info-shops in urban centers across the United States - and indeed around the world. Info-shops are community spaces that facilitate access to traditionally marginalized information while providing a physical space for people to build creative projects of resistance to current forms of destruction and domination.

We focus on six infoshops in the film: the Lucy Parsons Center in Boston, Breakdown Book Collective & Community Space in Denver, Jane Doe Books in Brooklyn (RIP), the Long Haul Infoshop in Berkeley, The Back to Back Worker-run Cafe in Portland, OR, and the Wooden Shoe in Philadelphia. We decided to approach the film from a point of view interested in interrogating the importance of place and space in relation to 1.) peoples daily lives in urban areas 2.) the creation of activist movements for social change 3.) the decline of open/free public, non-commercialized space 4.) ways that privilege and oppression are manifest physically in space 5.) ways in which people participate in place-making exercises and/or resist feelings of placelessness.

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Brooklyn - "Nothing Stays the Same" (02/25/06 - 03/26/06)

Thomas Ovlisen

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is pleased to present the first New York solo show of Danish artist Thomas Ovlisen. The show will feature paintings and sculpture using auto-lacquer and enamel on MDF and Styrofoam.

Ovlisen's process mimics that of auto-body shops; his visual inspiration is derived mainly from weathered cars, the worn down layers of lacquer revealing the forces of nature on its utmost adversary. Beyond this, however, the paintings may be also seen as abstract landscapes. Layer after layer is applied, sanded down, and built up until a kind of emotional memory is satisfied, evoking the layers that weather and time generate on natural landscapes through the spans of geological epochs.

The sculptures grew from the paintings, but are also informed by Formes formentarius (better known as Tinder or hoof fungus,) a fungal growth living in a destructive parasitic relationship with trees. In creating the sculptures using a techniques similar to those used to make the paintings, Ovlisen is able to produce both a weathered feeling and a sense of history. They have marks that shows a lifetime of battering and disease, and whose relationship to the effects of man on a post-industrial landscape are therefore more imminent than ancillary.

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NYC - "Show and Tell" (03/02/06 - 04/15/06)



March 2 - April 15, 2006

Please join us on Thursday March 2nd from 6 - 9 pm for an Opening Reception.

Peter Stanick combines traditional photography with vector-based computer rendering, creating large scale paintings of a fantasy land inhabited by lingerie models and movie starlets. Each piece is based on a computer model rendered for the web using Flash illustration and then output digitally on canvas using UV ink. It is with this cutting edge technique that Stanick explores and often lambastes more time-tested art world pretensions.

Peter Stanick is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Osaka Museum of Art, the Carnegie museum in Pittsburgh, and the Continental Corporation.

More Info: Museum Works Galleries

LA - Scion Far Eastern Conference Exhibition (03/04/06 - 03/24/06)

Eastern conference

SCION presents

featuring work from
AK51, EDA, sense, WANTO, ZYS,

beats by

curated by

MARCH 4th, 2006 – MARCH 24th, 2006

8553 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA. 90232 310.841.0478

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SF - "National Psyche: Feminine Vision, Thought, and Action During Wartime" (02/24/06 - 03/12/06)

The LAB presents
National Psyche: Feminine Vision, Thought, and Action During Wartime
February 24 - March 12, 2006

National Psyche is a group exhibition and interdisciplinary project series exploring current feminine dimensions of contemporary art, while highlighting creative leadership within the context of post 9/11 America. This project includes a colorful range of innovative artistic programming and educational presentations featuring visual artists, educators and progressive leaders from within and outside the Bay Area. See for a complete schedule and details concerning all National Psyche Projects.

National Psyche: The Exhibition
Featuring Jane Benson, Maria Bustnes, Carole Caroompas, Caroline Cox, Alyse Emdur, Oriana Fox, Linda Ganjian, Jean Lowe, Jyung Mee Park, Sabrina Raaf, Paige Sarlin, Nicole Tschampel, and Saya Woolfalk

Curated by Elliot Lessing

February 24 - March 11, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24th, 2006, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM
At The LAB, 2948 16th Street @ Capp, San Francisco

The LAB presents this centerpiece of the multi-faceted National Psyche project, featuring a selection of new works from thirteen national and international contemporary artists. Din Din Party: Exploring the Judy Chicago Legacy will also be on view--San Francisco-based artist Matt Gerring presents this piece extending dialogue and concepts sparked by Judy Chicago's 1979 signature installation. Join the party! The public is invited to contribute to its design. Artists respond to various evils associated with the Pandora Myth in Pandora Box: A DVD Collection, co-curated by Ellen Lake and Heike Liss.

LA - RES Screening (02/28/06)

This is a paid event. I will however, happily support old friends. We'll be there if you want to round up.

res screening feb06

LA - Angela Boatwright "Sorcerers" (03/03/06 - 04/28/06)

angela boatwright

March 3rd - April 28th, 2006

Opening Reception: March 3rd, 6:30 - 10 pm

222gallery, 7922 w. 3rd. st. Los Angeles CA.


Gallery Contact: Jeremy Baker, tel: 323.782.1900

LOS ANGELES - 222gallery is pleased to exhibit new photographs by Killer of Giants owner and freelance photographer Angela Boatwright. We will be featuring her heavy metal imagery: long haired fans, intense crowd shots, backstage- behind the scenes, corpse paint and fake blood all in one intence showcase.

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NYC - Tats Tats Cru Show and NYC Lase's Birthday (02/24/06)

tats cru

ats crew show and Nyc Lase's B-day party!

Friday feb. 24th @the Aurora gallery.
515 w 29th street (2nd floor) between 10th & 11th ave.
opening party: 7-11pm

Vancouver - "Yesterday's Sunset" (02/24/06 - 04/01/06)

Commuters heading home across the Burrard Street Bridge may catch a glimpse of Vancouver artist Eric Deis braving the elements to photograph the sunset. He is taking over seven hundred exposures each
day, as part of a new work entitled Yesterday's Sunset, on display at Western Front as part of the group exhibition Until Then Then running from February 24 until April 1, 2006.

"Yesterday's Sunset is an entrancing artwork that re-imagines the fleeting moments of sunset as one prolonged, seamless image," says Deis. "The result is a photographic memory, brought to life to turn
the business of living into the art of living."

Over the course of eight hours, the images from Yesterday's Sunset play on a high definition monitor inside the gallery space. The harried hustle and bustle of city life is transformed into a subtly moving, nearly imperceptible, and highly evocative image.

Until Then Then looks "critically at nostalgia and future utopias," explains Jonathan Middleton, Curator at Western Front. "On one hand overtly nostalgic, Deis' work employs the familiar motif of a sunset in order to point to... issues such as urban development."

Eric Deis is an emerging artist from Vancouver, Canada. His artwork explores how the urban environment and the construction of cities influence the lives of its inhabitants, and vice versa. Through large-scale photography, sculpture, and video, Deis reconfigures our perception of the world by exposing the subtle peculiarities of our everyday environment.

Deis is a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver (B.F.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.). His work has been exhibited in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Serbia, United States, and Germany.

Until Then Then
Eric Deis, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Holly Ward, and Elizabeth Zvonar
Curated by Candice Hopkins and Jonathan Middleton

February 24 - April 1, 2006
Opening Reception Friday, February 24, 2006 at 8pm
Western Front Society
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1S1

For more information, please contact Eric Deis at (604) 707-0251 or visit

LA - Help Support Acme! (02/27/06)


Play With Me. Touch Me Please.

Dear Nerd Herd,

Remember how you freaked out when you caught glimpse of Sony's "Minority Report-esque" glass plate experiment?

If you thought that was fucking cool, check out what, Jefferson Y. Han, project director of FTIR (frustrated total internal reflection) created!

Download the multi-touch demo (30 megs) 1000% worth the wait!
images and video property of Jefferson Y. Han

Mr. Han's a consultant to NYU's computer science department. Anyone know him?! I want to ask him what he's going to do with this rad "graphical interaction surface"? Is he taking it to market? Entertainment, technology and art -- the special combo I've been looking for. Hang it on a wall or use it as a dining table surface, I don't care...just make it commercially available!

If this isn't entertaining, you are 1) living in 1984, 2) beyond jaded, or 3) developing a competitor product.

If you are doing #3, holler! And apologies if you saw this like, more than a week ago.

UPDATE: Jeff presents at ETech 2006.

LA - Faces of Music Book Signing (03/08/06)

faces of musicDavid Patrick Goggin AKA Mr. Bonzai, with members of Devo, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police and The Traveling Wilburys, presents and signs Faces of Music: 25 Years of Lunching with Legends

This insightful and inspiring anthology features over 400 photographs and 160 interviews with popular music artists, songwriters, producers, and recording engineers. A uniquely valuable insider's resource, this collection of interviews and exclusive photographs is perfect for any music fan or recording enthusiast. (Course Technology)

3/8/2006 - 7:00 PM

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA 90069

NYC - "Sound Digressions in Seven Colors" (02/25/06 - 04/06)




On view at Nyehaus from February 25th - April, 2006.

Sound Digressions in Seven Colors is the culmination of several projects that Tony Oursler has been experimenting with for a number of years. A perpetually changing piece of music, this idea first took hold in Oursler's mind while at Cal Arts and attending lectures by John Cage. For this project, the performers were recorded and then recombined in an installation setting to experiment with chance recombination. Each performer was not told what the other one would play, only that they would be mixed with 6 other players. In this way, an exquisite corpse was developed between the players. Oursler chose the musical elements with the performers but asked the musicians to improvise, keeping in mind that there would be 6 other performers. Once the performances were captured in high quality sound and video, they were projected upon a specially designed video screen that allows the viewer to see the image from both sides. Each screen is 4x6 feet and has speakers mounted directly into the surface of the screen; thus the music comes from the image of each player.

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Chicago - "Conversations In the Galleries: Not Funny" (02/22/06)

Conversations In the Galleries: Not Funny

Wednesday, February 22, 6pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall
78 E. Washington St., Chicago

Exhibition co-curators Dominic Molon and Michael Rooks, along with artists Stephanie Brooks, Alexej Koschkarow and Tony Tasset, will lead a discussion called "Conversations in the Galleries: Not Funny," where they talk about what is really humorous in the exhibiton and in life, in general.

SF - "Conversation 2" Marcel Dzama & Alice Shaw (02/23/06 - 04/08/06)

Conversation 2: Marcel Dzama & Alice Shaw
February 23 - April 8, 2006
Admission: FREE

Marcel Dzama
Alice Shaw

Meg Shiffler

Conversation 2: Marcel Dzama & Alice Shaw is the second in a three-part series of two-person exhibitions that explore the relationship between an artist from the Bay Area and an artist from another point on the globe. The intent of this series is two-fold: on an intimate level it allows for a closer look at the production of two individual artists, and it also informs an expansive perspective of how artists from our region participate in an international contemporary art dialogue.

The Opening Reception for Conversation 2: Marcel Dzama & Alice Shaw will be on Thursday, February 23 from 6 - 8 pm at the Gallery at 401 Van Ness.

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LA - "The Mother of all Black Comedy" (02/22/06)

mother of all black comedy

more info:

NYC - "Skeletons, Saints & Devils" (02/25/06)

Skeletons, Saints & DevilsJeffrey Isaac

Skeletons, Saints & Devils

Book Launch and Video Presentation

Saturday, February 25, 2006 from 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter Inc. is very pleased to announce a book launch and presentation of video works by Jeffrey Isaac on Saturday, February 25, 2006 from 5 - 7 PM. Please join us as we celebrate the release of Isaac's 477 Paintings -- 1982-2005 and his DVD compilation Skeletons, Saints & Devils. Stop by, meet the artist and watch clips from his latest videos. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

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February 23 - 24 at 9 PM

18 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

LA - The Film Snob's Dictionary Book Signing (03/01/06)

film snob's dictionaryDavid Kamp and Lawrence Levi present and sign The Film Snob’s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge

From the same brain trust that brought you "The Rock Snob*s Dictionary, the hilarious, bestselling guide to insiderist rock arcana, comes "The Film Snob*s Dictionary, an informative and subversively funny A-to-Z reference guide to all that is held sacred by Film Snobs, those perverse creatures of the repertory cinema. No longer must you suffer silently as some clerk in a "Tod Browning's "Freaks" T-shirt bombards you with baffling allusions to "wire-fu" pictures, "Todd-AO process," and "Sam Raimi.” (Broadway)

3/1/2006 - 7:00 PM

8818 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood CA 90069 310.659.3110

London - The Invited Cinema (02/20/06)

Filmmakers and lovers are invited to the first...The Invited Cinema event of 2006. Bring your film on the night and have it screened in an intimate friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We shall also be showing a retrospective of some of our favourite submissions from the many emerging talents of 2005.

"Whether you are new to film making or an old hand; simply turn up on the night clutching your wares on your preferred format {from digital to super8}, form an orderly cue and wait your turn..."

TIC Film are pleased to be at the Jamm as it provides an ideal space for film screenings, networking with other filmmakers and relaxing with friends. The audience will be asked to cast votes by candlelight from comfortable seating and tables especially brought in for the night. With scheduled screenings/submissions being broken up into slots of approximately 30 minutes , and home cooked food and refreshments being served throughout the evening . The venue has equipped itself with a giant screen and a modern sound system featuring surround sound processing.

We shall be closing up the night with a VERY SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST ... to be announced.

TIC Film was founded in early 2005 by David Duck, Johannes Schaff and Mike Cupcake. The group provides an easily accessible platform for a wealth of amateur and professional filmmakers to screen their work to a large and receptive audience. They have reached a diverse range of people by running a season of special events at Bar Story in Peckham and a regular all-night cinema room at the "Signs of Life..." events around South London , This year they were invited to screen the closing night of the "Elefest film festival", as well as a number of submitted films finding there way on to the screen at some of this years major music festivals.

theinvitedcinema supporting underground arts & culture

8pm - 12midnight


SF - "The Jingi: Japanese Yakuza Spirit" (02/25/06 - 03/22/06)

Giant Robot SF Presents:
The Jingi: Japanese Yakuza Spirit
Figure Exhibition by Yukinora Dehara
622 Shrader Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

February 25th - March 22nd, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday February 25th, 6:30 - 10pm

Giant Robot is pleased to announce Yukinora Dehara's first exhibition in San Francisco, and second show with Giant Robot.

From farmers, salary men, ghosts, gangsters and even killer vegetables, Dehara transforms these often absurd archetypes, into observations of Japanese and American society and pop culture. His clay sculptures are raw but detailed, painted with a precise and glossy aesthetic. They impart the subject's state of being, whether it's a subservient rice cooker, or a tortured Yakuza boss.

For each exhibition Dehara sculpts a unique cast of characters. Previous series have included killer produce in "Oyasi: Vegetable Wars", villagers and farmers for the "Jibasan" collection, and Japanese ghosts for "Pop Yokai: Japanese Old Ghost". In "The Jingi" Dehara will depict the Japanese gangster icon. Dehara has created 100 original sculptures that will expose every possible incarnation of the Jingi. Giant Robot San Francisco will have Dehara's hard to find products in stock, including books, toys and other selected merchandise that catalog Dehara's prolific body of work. Yukinori Dehara will be in attendance for the opening of the show!

For more information, contact:
Derek SongGiant Robot SF, Manager
622 Shrader Street and Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117 /

LA - "70 MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!" (02/18/06 - 03/18/06)

70 more artists to be announced


FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 18, 2006

Opening - SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2006 7-10PM

Live performances by the Artists!!!!

West Coast Release Party Extravaganza

For the Paper Rad Book!!!!

Featured artists: Brian Chippendale Devin Flynn Leif Goldberg Jung Hong Takeshi Murata Paper Rad Erin Rosenthal Andrew Jeffrey Wright and ...

New Image Art Gallery presents: 70 MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!! a group show of artists from Providence, RI and Philadelphia, PA. The artists include Brian Chippendale, Devin Flynn, Leif Goldberg, Jung Hong, Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad, Erin Rosenthal, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright.

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SF - Bitch Magazine 10th Anniversary Party! (02/21/06)

Bitch Magazine 10th Anniversary Party!Bitch Magazine 10th Anniversary Party!

Bitch Magazine

Bitch was born in June of 1995, when two recent college graduates, eating stir-fried ramen and watching a flea-market TV in a shabby Oakland apartment, got fed up. Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler were unapologetic media junkies, devouring everything from "Beverly Hills 90210" reruns to Esquire Magazine to Susan Bordo’s scholarly work on body image with equal ferocity. Both had plenty of opinions, but no public forum in which to vent them. In true let’s-put-on-a-show spirit, they seized on the idea of a zine – that low-fi, photocopied, stapled-together bastion of the do-it-yourselfer with a cause – and, five months later, produced a 300-copy run of the very first issue of Bitch. Articles included a reminiscence about the female role models of early MTV, a stinging subtextual reading of the little-seen film "Sleep With Me," and an overheated ode to the enduring appeal of Mr. John Travolta. (Just to be clear: This was post-"Pulp Fiction," but before the whole Scientology thing.)

In 2006, Bitch’s celebration of its tenth year of existence kicks off with the special 112-page anniversary issue, which hits stands in February, and is packed with features, interviews, and special 10-year updates from noted feminists such as Robin Morgan, Susie Bright, Jennifer Baumgardner, and Ann Powers, as well as from the Bitch editors themselves. In August, Bitch will see the publication of BitchFest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

NYC - The Mind of the Art Director (02/23/06)

apertureThe Mind of the Art Director
Thursday, February 23, 2006
6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York

Aperture Evenings
Aperture magazine presents art critic Vince Aletti and Aperture magazine art director Yolanda Cuomo, who will discuss the dynamic and fertile collaboration between art directors and the photographers whose work they commission. The conversation will touch on the contributions of such luminaries as Alexey Brodovitch, Marvin Israel, Henry Wolf, Irving Penn, and Diane Arbus.

LA - Nathan Mabry (02/18/06 - 03/25/06)

Nathan Mabry

February 18, 2006 and runs through March 25, 2006.
Opening reception is Saturday, February 18, 2006 from 6-9pm

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm or by appointment
For further information and images contact Mary Leigh Cherry or Philip Martin at 310.398.7404.

Cherry and Martin presents the highly anticipated solo debut of new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Mabry. The exhibition will feature several new freestanding and wall-mounted sculptural works.

Writing for the award-winning Hammer Museum exhibition, Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, curator Aimee Chang writes, “Nathan Mabry works with traditional materials – clay, wood, plaster – to create idiosyncratic figurative sculptures whose playful use of appropriation and medium-based puns expresses a quirky sense of humor.” Nathan Mabry’s first solo exhibition at Cherry and Martin will include an ambitious new work from his series A Very Touching Moment depicting figures inspired by Pre-Columbian Moche sculpture in an embrace suggestive of not only erotic concerns, but formal and historical ones as well.

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LA - "Chop Chop" (02/17/06 - 03/15/06)

ray fong

NYC - Reed Space Winter Sale (02/16/06 - 02/19/06)

reed space

LA - "Filigree" (02/18/06 - 03/26/06)


Simone Lourenço
Carole Silverstein

February 18th-March 26th, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18th, 2006; 7-11pm

OVERTONES is pleased to present "Filigree", a two-person exhibition featuring recent work by artists SIMONE LOURENÇO and CAROLE SILVERSTEIN.

Simone Lourenço’s drawings reference nature and its abundant motifs, through use of vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Laurenço’s intent is to “capture the movement of growth and infiniteness in plant and animal life”. She builds the space in her intimate creations by using elements of collage and layering and excising parts to build on line and detail. Through her explorations of the cyclical beauty of nature, Lourenço often finds herself thinking of people when creating her drawings, thus expanding the circle to include all living things.

Simone Lourenço is a New York based artist of Portuguese decent who has exhibited her both nationally and internationally. “Filigree” is her first exhibition in Los Angeles.

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LA - Finger Bang Book Signing (02/16/06)

finger bang

152 N. CENTRAL AVE. LA CA 90013



printed matterPrinted Matter presents


by Scott Treleaven

book launch and reception

Thursday, February 16, 2006 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter Inc. is very happy to announce the publication of Scott Treleaven's THE SALiVATION ARMY BLACK BOOK through our Emerging Artist Publication Series. Please join us for a book launch and reception for the artist on Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

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NYC - "Divine Objects of Hatred" (02/18/06 - 03/25/06)

Ryan Humphrey

Ryan Humphrey
Divine Objects of Hatred
February 18 – March 25, 2006

For Ryan HUMPHREY’s first exhibition with DCKT Contemporary, the artist will show round paintings made to resemble practice targets in a variety of diameters. At first glance the paintings are seemingly decorative but upon closer examination one sees that they have in fact been riddled with bullet holes.

HUMPHREY’s negotiations of the pitfalls of capitalism and his existence within the contradictions of the class system are facets of his life experience. The paintings have been titled to reference adverse events with individuals, the pettiness of the “art world” and engagement with larger entities. HUMPHREY questions the assimilation of art within the home decorating industry and the use of artworks as accessories. The paintings are consciously benign and decorative yet wounded, raw, unforgiving and purposely devalued.

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NYC - "True Love Never Dies" (02/13/06)


PUMA and EVISU would like to invite you, this Valentine’s eve, to feel the spirit of TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES, and celebrate the launch of a series of co-branded EVISU denim available exclusively ONLY at the PUMA Broadway store





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Costa Mesa - "Day Late, Dollar Short" (02/18/06 - 03/18/06)

day late, dollar short

Subject Matter Gallery
"Day Late, Dollar Short"

Featuring Artwork and Sculption By Lee Ballard, Kevin Peterson, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jonathon Wayshak, Lucien Shapiro & Brad Isdrab

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 18th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's

Subject Matter @ The LAB

Show Runs
February 18th, 2006 - March 18th, 2006

About "Day Late, Dollar Short"
Welcome to the dark worlds of Jason Alexander, Kevin Peterson, Jonathan Wayshak, Lucien Shapiro, Brad Isdrab and Lee Ballard. In their worlds brooding and haunting figures reign supreme with tales of love, pain, sorrow, passion, exhilaration, curiosity, and humility. Life’s subtle nuances hidden within dim, shadowy, thin figures, eerie satirical animal hybrid experiments, and murky silhouettes of men and women twisted in ecstasy and torture. Looking past the initial impression of the frightening, ominous, and sometimes spine-chilling images, lays layer beneath layer of pure emotion and experience. Each sinister piece gives way to a different experience, drawing the onlooker into its world amid the swirling, shaking, and tilting landscape around them. Thereby leaving an undying impact to the core of your being that will surely not be forgotten.

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NYC - “Mary Mack Dressed in Black” (02/24/06 - 03/04/06)

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“Mary Mack Dressed in Black”, Curated by Gild (



February 24, 2006 – March 4, 2006
Exhibit Hours Monday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Or by Appointment (917) 693 - 9250

Coming up in a New York minute: Mary Mack Dressed in Black. Opening Night is February 24 from 7 PM - 11 PM with Pismo once again rocking it on the ones and two’s. Check out work by Doze Green, Lisa Alisa, Adrian Halpern, Karen Patterson and Marc Alain. If the invite didn’t tip you off, Mary Mack explores erotica and the various forms its energy is manifested.

Cambridge - "Memory Keeper" (02/11/06 - 03/09/06)

memory keeper

Installations@EMF presents MEMORY KEEPER by Tighe Clark

February 11-March 9

Tighe Clark is a Cambrige native currently living and working in Long Island City, NY. A prominant boston based graffiti artist throughout the 90's, Clark has spent the last several years working on his fine art. MEMORY KEEPER will feature mixed media, prints and paintings. For more information, please visit:

NYC - What Makes an Image Iconic? (02/15/06)

What Makes an Image Iconic?
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
7:00 p.m.

The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York

Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context
Aperture, the Photography Department of Parsons The New School for Design, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School present an ongoing series of panel discussions.

This first Confounding Expectations panel of 2006 focuses on images that are representative not only of their creators, but also of a culture. The panel will explore the qualities that make a photograph’s impact last and ask if it is possible to predict which images will be deemed “great” or emblematic of our times.

Moderator: Diana Edkins, Director of Exhibitions and Limited-Edition Photographs, Aperture

Panelists: Rick Wester, Director, photography department, Phillips de Pury auction house; Anthony Bannon, Executive Director, George Eastman House; Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Aperture Foundation Board Chair and Prominent Collector

Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Confounding Expectations: Photography in Context and Aperture Foundation Lecture Series is made possible, in part, by public funds from New York State Council for the Arts, a State agency, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition, this program receives generous support from The Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation.

SF - ANDREW KLEINDOLPH (02/09/06 - 03/11/06)


Andrew Kleindolph New Works

February 9 - March 11, 2006

OPENING Thursday February 9, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

ARTIST LECTURE Wednesday March 1, 7:30PM (doors at 7:00PM)
GALLERY HOURS WED-SAT 2-6PM and by appt.

Kleindolph's meticulously crafted sculptures incorporate both found and fabricated mechanical parts along with custom electronics to arrive at intricate systems which explore the interface of humans and machines. Taking cues from surrealism, electronic and organic systems, household accessories, and garage inventions, the artist uses a low-tech vocabulary to engage us in playful interactivity where we become part of the process.

The artist's intentionally illogical and curiously frustrating interactive sculptures lure us into intricately woven narratives. At first glance, the works confuse the user with shiny buttons, LED displays, knobs, switches, and blinking lights. Ultimately, the user finds himself reaching around the lack of structure for clarity, only to realize that it's the reaching that makes the lack of structure redemptive. Acknowledging Duchamp's readymades which heralded the final statement about the "disapperance of the object" in art, Kleindolph examines the notion of art existing instead within this threshold of interactivity and offers us a "user-experience" which becomes the "form" itself.

Complimenting his three-dimensional works, the artist will also exhibit recent "digital drawings," which echo the same "form" and (il)logic of play found in his sculptures. Kleindolph's fanciful original drawings reiterate an interest in the intersection of the organic and the electronic. These works relate to his sculptures as imaginary operational diagrams or psychedelic electronic schematics. Loosely developed scientific detritus conspire with precise geometric iconography and organic digitalis to simultaneously emphasize and transcend the digital medium.

Milan - "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture" (02/17/06 - 03/19/06)

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture

February 16, 6.30pm

Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna 6
Milano, Italy

Exhibition will open to the public from 17th February until 19th March 2006

from 10.30am until 8.30pm

closed on Mondays

MORE: Beautiful Losers OC Opening Pictures / Beautiful Losers SF Opening Pictures

LA - "Way Out West: Cowboys, Crowns, n' Bebop'" (02/18/06 - 03/20/06)

way out westThe Lab 101 Gallery and STEREO present;

'WAY OUT WEST: Cowboys, Crowns, n' Bebop'

Featuring the art work of:

Chris Pastras . Jason Lee . Clint Peterson . Wes Martin Chris Miller . Heavyweight . Christopher Wessman
Andy Howell . Todd Francis . Rachell Sumpter . Craig Metzger

FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 20, 2006
Opening Reception: SATURDAY . FEBRUARY 18 . 2006 7-10pm

8530-B Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
310 558 0911 /

Chicago - "The World" Screening (02/16/06)

the world

Film Screening: The World (139 minutes)

When: Thursday, February 16, 6 pm
Where: Ferguson Lecture Hall
600 S. Michigan Ave., 1st floor

Internationally acclaimed Chinese film maker Jia Zhang-ke explores globalism and the rapid cultural and economic changes happening in contemporary China through the lives of the twenty-somethings who come from China’s remote provinces to live and work in Beijing’s World theme park. Dislocated and alienated, the lives of these young workers unfold amid replicas of global attractions including the Taj Majal, Eiffel Tower, the great pyramids of Egypt and even the Manhattan sky line.

Philly - Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land Exhibition (02/11/06 - 04/08/06)

celestial nightsCelestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land Exhibition

Photographs by Neil Folberg
Saturday, February 11, 2006 — Saturday, April 08, 2006

Free admission
Gershman Y Galleries
The Borowsky and Open Lens Galleries
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Neil Folberg, former student and colleague of the late Ansel Adams, is widely known for his large and medium-format color photographs that infuse landscapes and “built environments” with great drama and beauty. Born and raised in the U.S., Folberg has lived with his family in Jerusalem since 1976. In this new series and exhibition of compelling black-and-white night images, Celestial Nights, the ancient land and skies of Israel are offered to the viewer as mystical points of entry and departure. Folberg emphasizes the singular and poignant presence of objects against the backdrop of the infinite. His photographs describe and underline places where the spiritual is at once near, imprinted in the forms of the arid landscapes, and far away in the dark, starlit recesses of space.

NYC - Deborah Willis Lecture (02/09/06)

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis with photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Thursday, February 09, 2006
6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York

Aperture magazine presents writer and critic Deborah Willis, who will discuss the transformation of the black image in photography, and how African-Americans created a revised self-image through the medium. She will show historical imagery of the black female body and contemporary images by black photographers working today. This lecture coincides with the publication of the Spring 2006 issue of Aperture, which includes a story about life behind bars at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, near Baton Rouge. Willis contributed the text and Calhoun and McCormick made the photographs. The images published in this issue are among the few that survived Hurricane Katrina. Willis, McCormick and Calhoun will discuss the work and how it poignantly documents the tragic cycle of crime and incarceration in one of America's maximum-security prisons.

NYC - "ARTSTAR" (02/09/06 - 02/18/06)



Gigi Chen
Sy Colen
Abigail Deville
Christian Dietkus
Zackary Drucker
Anney Fresh
Bec Stupak
Virgil Wong

February 9 - 18, 2006
Opening Thursday February 9, 6 - 9 PM

18 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

LA - Kavin Buck, Ken Bracken & Adolph Simpson (02/09/06 - 04/04/06)

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

announces the opening of our latest exhibitions:

Kavin Buck
Urban Rhythms: New Paintings

Ken Bracken
New Paintings

Adolph "Kush" Simpson

February 9 - April 4, 2006

Also: On Display in the Project Windows:
Joella March: Neon (Installation in association with the Museum of Neon Art)
Swinda Reichelt: "ENDLOSS T"
Richard Godfrey: Snapdaddy for Robert
Through March 2006

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 9, 6 - 9pm

During the Downtown Art Walk
Thursday, February 9, 12 - 9pm

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 6 pm

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LA - LACMA President's Day Family Event (02/20/06)


Presidents' Day Family Event

Monday, February 20, 12:30-3:15pm

On Presidents' Day, visit LACMA for fun family films and gallery tours of the permanent collection. See Families of the World, featuring families from Japan, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Korea, and more! Also, don't miss Going to School in India, four mini movies that tell the story of going to school in India through the eyes of a child who goes to school in a mud desert, in the dark, on a mountaintop, and by wheelchair.

info | MON 2/20 12:30pm-3:15pm | Bing Theater | For kids ages 5-12.

FREE, no reservations required.

Tree Believer.

Cool "trees"
Originally uploaded by tuckergurl.
I have a lot of friends that live in New York City (and the outer boroughs). This IM chat happened with a Brooklyn-based friend last week:

Friend: Nice trees.

Me: That's landscape ARCHITECTURE. They're not really trees.

Friend: Oops.

Me: They're structures. That's not wood.

Friend: I am out of touch with nature. Don't tell anyone!

Me: Very [out of touch] since you thought IRON was a tree. Hahahha. LMAO. omg. I have to fucking POST THIS CONVO. You thought metal structures were real trees. You have lived in NYC too long.

Friend: No fucking way! I have a garden! (a couple of minutes later) I can't believe I thought those trees were real...

Chicago - "Turning a Corner" (02/06/06)

turning a corner

LA - Diane Ward at Betalevel (02/05/06)

LA-Lit presents:
Diane Ward at Betalevel

February 5 at 5pm

Like most Americans, you've been searching high and low for a good poetry reading and discussion to attend while you're TiVo'ing the Superbowl commercials. Look no further, my friend. LA-Lit has all your poetic discourse needs covered!

Our stairs are noisy and we will be recording -- please try to arrive on time or very quietly.

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DIANE WARD has published ten books of poetry including "When You Awake" and "Portrait As If Through My Own Voice" along with countless anthologies, journals and small press publications. Several of her poems have been set to music by the Los Angeles composer Michael Webster, and she is currently working on a text for avant-garde sound performer and musician Emily Hay.

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LA-LIT interviews poets and writers who are currently in the Los Angeles area, for a few days or for their entire lives. Co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons, LA-Lit is sponsored by Superbunker and recorded at Betalevel.

For information, downloads and podcast subscriptions, visit:

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SF - "Good Grief" (02/11/06 - 03/15/06)

good grief


LA - "The Heavy Ammunition Project" (02/11/06 - ?)

Heavy ammunition

Urban Medium, DJ Spider and Project:
The Heavy Ammunition Project

Feb 11th, 8pm-1am

Urban Medium creates a visual soundtrack with DJ Spider.
50 limited edition ammo can kits from Urban Medium

Unique ammo cans painted by Kofie, Dave Flores, Tes One, Tiki Jay 1, Hippytree, The Love Movement, Danny Estrada and more…

Guest DJs from

And many more surprises…

@ project:
5016 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Paris - Mekanism / Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones (02/04/06)


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NYC - All Die Alone Book Signing (02/23/06)

Mark Newgarden, We All Die Alone
February 23 06:30PM - 08:00PM

Mark Newgarden's We All Die Alone is full of pictures of the artist, his influences, and is a funny and fascinating book that will appeal to comics readers, pop culture buffs, and any appreciator of the graphic arts. Newgarden’s comic are hilarious, alarming, and masterful uses of the medium, alternating between old-time gags and avant-garde storytelling, often on the same page without missing a comedic beat. His syndicated strip in such publications as L.A. Weekly and The New York Press encouraged a fervent following and exerted a fresh influence on the medium. Today they remain as vital and entertaining as when they first appeared.

Slide Show and Lecture with Signing.

Strand Book Store

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-473-1452

NYC - "Fever Atlas" (02/04/06 - 03/11/006)

fever atlas

FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 11, 2006
Reception: Saturday, Feb 4, 6-8

Sixtyseven is pleased to present the opening of fever atlas, the first New York solo exhibition of the California based painter Robert Gutierrez.

Gutierrez’s work is usually intimate in scale, intensely colored and finely detailed. A combination of landscape painting, figurative work and abstraction, Gutierrez’s paintings tend to invoke open-ended narratives with a nod to Filipino-folk supernaturalism.

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Chicago - "Haven’t Seen You In a Minute." (02/03/06 - 02/25/06)

Havent 40000

40000 presents Dave McKenzie:

Haven’t Seen You In a Minute.

Opening Reception: Feb 3, 7-10pm, performance at 8pm
Exhibition Dates: Feb 3 - Feb 25, 2006
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-6pm

Mr. McKenzie will also be participating in two lecture series’ open to the public:

Voices Lecture Series @ Gallery 400
Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 5:00pm,
University of Illinois Chicago, 1240 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL,
(312) 996-6114 for more information

“Post Post Studio: Reconsidering Sites of Artistic Production and Intervention” @ The Block Museum of Art
Thursday, February 2, 2006, 6:00pm.

Panel discussion including Dave McKenzie, Amy Adler, Conrad Bakker, Michelle Grabner and Gareth James, moderated by Lane Relyea.

Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL, (847)
491-7346 for more information

Britton Bertran
1001 N. Winchester
Chicago, IL 60622

NYC - " Net Aesthetics 2.0" (02/06/06)

Net Aesthetics 2.0

Monday, February 6, 2006
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-0680 and EAI are pleased to present a panel that will consider current expressions of Internet art in light of larger technological and cultural shifts. For this panel, artists Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Marisa Olson, and Wolfgang Staehle will join curators Caitlin Jones and Michael Connor to discuss how the nature of online practice has changed over Internet art's first decade.

Over the past ten years, Internet-based art has transformed, moving away from a medium defined by an intimate, international avant-garde towards a more loose and dispersed range of conceptual and formal practices. This development has, in large part, to do with the expanded and diversified terrain of the Web itself. What was previously a thin network of interlinked pages, construction signs, and awkward animated gifs is now a sprawling area, home to some of the best new business models, largest communities, and billions of users both amateur and expert---a second stage some call the "Web 2.0." Now, artists working on or drawing source material from the Internet face not only a faster, richer, more complicated landscape, but also one whose parameters for art practice are continually being pushed out by artists and non-artists alike.

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SF - "Still Lovers" (02/02/06)

still lovers

For local artists Elena Dorfman and Lynn Hershman to celebrate their new publications

Thursday, February 2 @ 7 pm

Hosted at Camerawork, 1246 Folsom Street between 8th & 9th
Free admission

Still Lovers

Photographs by Elena Dorfman

The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson: Secret Agents, Private I
Includes a DVD with excerpts from several of her seminal works.

NYC - "Everything beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation" (02/02/06 - 03/25/06)

Everything beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation

Curated by Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino

With: Jos� Le�n Cerrillo, Jon Connor, Alex Hubbard, Daniel Lefcourt,
Justin Matherly, Andrea Merkx, Megan Pflug, Eileen Quinlan,
David Adamo with Michael Portnoy

February 2 � March 25, 2006
Opening Reception, February 2, 6 8 PM
Performance by David Adamo and Michael Portnoy, February 2

EFA Gallery
EFA Studio Center
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
between 8th and 9th Avenues

Gallery Hours: Wed. through Sat., 12-6 PM

For further information:
Elaine Tin Nyo, Program Officer
T. 212-563-5855 x203, F. 212-563-1875

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February 2, 2006, 7pm – 9pm

Bob Andelman, author of the just published biography, “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life” (M Press/Dark Horse) will offer an hour-long presentation on Eisner’s life, including rare family photos and artwork from the master’s 70-year career, at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on February 2, 2006 at 7 pm.
Andelman will sign books and meet with attendees immediately following the presentation.

ABOUT WILL EISNER: Pop culture would never have been the same without Will Eisner. Internationally recognized as the founding father of an utterly American medium—comic books—Eisner pioneered this art form in the late 1930s, and continued to shape its direction until his passing at 87 in 2005. This personality-driven biography, written by Bob Andelman, explores the fascinating life of Eisner and details a career that stretched over 70 years. Eisner spearheaded the cause of comics for adult readers (including 30 years spent producing comics for the U.S. Army and corporate clients such as General Motors and the United Nations) and in 1978 published the first widely recognized graphic novel, A Contract With God.

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LA - "Hands On" (02/04/06 - ?)

hands on

'Hands On' is a straight up a black, white & grey showcase. New Paintings will focus on solid line-works, detailed illustrations & the artists ability to convey industrial strength & sleek subtleness in pure line strokes.

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LA - "Cartoon Network" (02/04/06 - 02/25/06)

Cartoon Network
Featuring Thuy Le, Mark Mulroney and Andrew Schoultz
David French in the North Gallery

Opening: Saturday, February 4, 7 - 10
Exhibition Runs: February 4 -25, 2006

The word 'cartoon' initially described a full-sized preliminary drawing. It later mutated to mean a graphic satire and then to mean a drawing simplified for a comic. Eventually 'comix' developed, and the graphic novel was born. Since Frank Miller's 'Dark Knight' versions of the Batman saga, graphic novels have been pushing visual narrative to the extreme. In addition to influencing the world of illustration with their bold innovations, graphic novelists, cartoonists and animators have also had a profound impact on the contemporary fine arts. In particular, their experimental graphic strategies and mechanisms have been extensively adopted by fine artists to interrogate more traditional modes of visual representation and communication.

Having grown out of an avowedly 'high art' practice, how are the modes and mores of the contemporary 'cartoon' currently feeding their influences back into the arena of the 'high-brow'? Rather than examining the terrain of the 'low-brow', as it is sometimes called, Cartoon Networks considers the ways in which three young painters fuse their own concerns with innovative graphic and representational strategies, and asks how the co-option of these strategies impacts what the paintings concerned say, and how they say it?.

The works of these artists disrupt and reinvent the conventions of the 'comic' - whether this be the conventions of the graphic novel, of the most recent anime developments, of Mad Magazine style cartooning, or of Marvel-esque monthly instalments. In the process 'comic' styles, tropes, and visual conventions are re-aligned within a fine art context. The references to the cartoon and its many relatives are explicit. But the 'welds' of what may be termed 'high' and 'low' that these artists' perform suggest that it is not so much explicit narrative communication that is intended here, as it is a play of hermetic discourse and cultural signifiers.

Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday, 12-5pm, or by appointment.

LA - "Duke and Duchess" (02/04/06 - 02/25/06)

duke and duchessCarrie Marill :: Duke and Duchess

Project room -Objects of Desire (group exhibition featuring works on paper)

February 4 -25, 2006
Reception: Saturday, February 4 from 6-9pm

imageThis February sixspace is pleased to present the latest body of work by Arizona-based artist Carrie Marill. Duke and Duchess depicts personal items included in the Sotheby estate auction (#700) that took place September 11-19, 1997 for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Mrs. Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales. Mounted in walnut frames with adorning ribbons marked with the Windsor/Wallis family seal, Carrie Marill's fourteen new gouache paintings poke fun at genre painting, celebrity, and the idea of ownership. Perhaps most significantly, these paintings deal with the gluttony of winning and how the act of gaining a possession is often times more thrilling than the end result. Duke and Duchess suggests that the act of acquiring an item from this family of stature, with a salacious history attached, during such an exciting event can prove to be even more desirable than the object itself. Ironically, many of the items in the auction were the result of Wallis Simpson's rampant shopping.

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Chicago - "Rhubarb...rhubarb, rhubarb...rhubarb..." (02/02/06 - ?)

anthony elms

Rhubarb...rhubarb, rhubarb...rhubarb...
An Exhibition of Drawings by Anthony Elms

Opening reception Thursday, February 2, 6-9pm
Open Thursdays in February 6-9pm
or by appointment

Rhubarb...rhubarb, rhubarb...rhubarb... presents a handful of drawings by Anthony Elms, a side of his production that rarely sees the light of day. The works revolve around still life, and while tabletops and foodstuffs may not always be prevalent, the drawings have never left the realm of the small gesture, the quiet scene, the domestic, the minute, the day to day. Consider it an interest in material culture, and the ways we belie our philosophies through our domestic routines more tellingly than in our public pronouncements. The works sometimes translate photographs, sometimes are drawn from life, or sometimes try to copy Krazy Kat, and are handmade with pen on paper, because Elms is a scribe after all. Somehow, the titles are important. If the drawings ever attained the level of a visual aphorism, he'd die a happy man. Elms' drawings are needlessly time consuming, but then again, nothing says art like borscht.

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Portland - "The Valentine" by Brandon Steen (02/01/06 - 02/28/06)

Brandon Steen

Brandon Steen : artist
SILA Illustration West 44 2006 award winner

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Anthem and Brendt Barbur are proud to present a party for bikers and their friends. Almost all the Bike Film Festivals sold out in 2005 with fun loving crowds from London to Tokyo. So ride on over and get down with merriment and drink. Who knows, you may even find a riding partner for 06' or at least for the night.

- Complimentary Brooklyn Lager 10:30 -11:30
- DJs Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance) James F!@#$%^ Friedman (Defend Music) and Ted Shred (SF)
- Valet Bicycle Parking provided by Crumpler Bags
- Decor by Trackstar

Monday January 30th, 10pm-4am

LIT. 93 2nd Avenue @ E. 5th St. NYC

Jump Baker Beach!

jump baker beach
January 29, 2006 - 2:26 p.m. PST - San Francisco, CA

Fakefunk Jump Project participants: Brian, Chris, Souris, & Cyril

Chicago - Yutaka Sone "Forecast Snow" (01/29/06 - 04/09/06)

Yutaka SoneYutaka Sone
Forecast: Snow
January 29 – April 9, 2006

Yutaka Sone - Exhibition Icon

This multimedia installation will present the definitive collection of a group of works Sone (Japan, living in U.S.) has been developing in recent years in which he envisions snowflake patterns as blueprints for architectural spaces and psychological states, and transforms their crystallized forms into fields and structures. His work on this project began with a small number of drawings, sculptural studies, photographs, and paintings. The photographs--currently in development--include detailed images of individual snowflakes in mountain landscapes. The drawings and paintings feature monochromatic or two-toned images of individual snowflakes, sometimes transformed into architectural shapes, sometimes simplified to emphasize their elegant design. Glass, wood, and marble sculptures that expand the architectural elements of the drawings, a video, and a performance by Sone's band Snowflake are also planned. Once the artworks are installed, Sone plans to place up to 200 pine trees in the gallery, creating a real forest in the gallery.

LA - Tim Biskup at Kid Robot (01/26/06)

Tim Biskup

London - Taiko Thunder (01/27/06)

Taiko Thunder

Taiko Thunder

Friday 27 January, 7pm, BGLT

Joji Hirota Taiko Drummers

Admission Free

The mighty thunder of the renowned Japanese drums blend with a range of other percussion instruments and the haunting bamboo flute shakuhachi in traditional pieces as well as Joji Hirota's imaginative and evocative original compositions. The ensemble takes us through intricate and fascinating rhythms and soundscapes.
Taiko Thunder

Joji HIROTA's music embraces the foundations of Japanese traditional drumming while reflecting the influence of many worldwide musical collaborations. Based in London, Joji has worked with artists as diverse as the London Metropolitan Ensemble, percussionist Pete Lockett, Chinese musician Guo Yue, and the Ensemble Tozai (piano, violin, shakuhachi, percussion).

NYC - King Yellowman Performance (01/28/06)


Come celebrate the closing of Jim Drain and Ara Peterson's HYPNOGOOGIA with a super special bashment featuring live performance by Jamaican dance hall legend:





London - "WARHOL’S WORLD: PHOTOGRAPHY & TELEVISION" (01/27/06 - 03/11/06)



January 27 – March 11, 2006
Opening: January 26, 2006, 6 - 8 pm

Hauser & Wirth London are extremely pleased to present an exhibition of photographs and television shows by Andy Warhol. Curated by Anthony d'Offay, Warhol's World features over three hundred unique and previously unseen prints selected from the collection of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Taken between 1976 and 1987, these images vividly depict the vibrant social scene surrounding Warhol. Featured individuals include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Diana Ross, Robert Rauschenberg, Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones, Demi Moore, David Hockney, Kenny Scharf, Diana Vreeland, Paloma Piccaso, and Ozzy Ozbourne.

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London - "Prefabulous London" (01/26/06 - 03/18/06)

PREFABULOUS LONDON, a Building Centre Trust exhibition opening at New London Architecture on 26 January 2006, will explore how a new wave of modern house types is making living in a box desirable. With demand for new homes in the capital standing at an additional 32,000 per year, Prefabulous London will showcase the modules, pods and panels that are transforming perceptions of factory-built living.

From pre-assembled, fully-fitted, transport-ready house modules to flat-pack kit homes from well-known retailers such as the German Hufhaus, modern methods of construction are increasingly being applied by developers to create contemporary, affordable and sustainable homes. The exhibition will show how existing London housing projects from the pioneering Murray Grove to futuristic new concepts of compact-living can remove the stigma surrounding traditional prefabs.

Starting with ‘A for Affordability’ through ‘M for Modular’ to ‘Z for Zero defects’, Prefabulous London will examine the implications of these innovative methods of housing construction and component manufacture. More industrialised systems of housing production are increasingly being accepted as a necessary solution to our urgent need for urban low-cost housing. Through partnerships between manufacturers, architects and housing associations, new methods of construction can maximise design, finishes and performance to reflect higher consumer expectations and greater demands for energy efficiency.

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LA - "Junta" (01/28/06 - 02/12/06)

Scion presents Junta this Saturday at the Scion Installation Gallery L.A.

...this Saturday, January 28th are cordially invited...

SCION presents Junta

featuring work from
Vitche, Juan Angel Chavez, Basco, Elisita Balbontin, Charles Glaubitz, Dr. Lakra, Raza Uno, Masa, Eduardo Recife, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Rob Abeyta Jr.

curated by Upper Playground

JANUARY 28, 2006 – February 12, 2006

8553 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA. 90232 310.841.0478

Special thanks to Guitar Center

LA - "An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life" (02/02/06 - 04/02/06)

An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life

Ruben Ochoa, proposal for An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, 2005.

Guest curators: Lauri Firstenberg and Anton Vidokle
February 2-April 2, 2006

Wednesday February 1
Opening reception: 7-10pm

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The Getty Center by Richard Meier.

the getty
January 24, 2006 - 3:54 p.m. PST - Brentwood, CA

For me, the Getty Center's architecture is more interesting than the art it plays host to.

Photo by Silvio.

SF - Giant Robot "2 Years" (01/28/06 - 02/22/06)

Giant Robot

January 28 - February 22
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Giant Robot SF
622 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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SF - "Urban Abstract" (01/27/06 - ?)

urban abstract

Artists: Rene Fressola, Pierre Guttier, Mike Puccio, Rob Racine, Nikolai Atanassov, Phillip Hua
Reception: Friday, Jan 27th 7:30pm

@ the Backstage Salon & Gallery - 2134 Polk Street.

Chicago - The Origin of Animation (01/25/06)

Reeltime Film Series

The Reeltime Independent Film and Video Forum is a presentation of award-winning independent feature, documentary, and short subject films and videos. The series is jointly sponsored by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and the Evanston Public Library, in partnership with project directors Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer. Each screening is followed by discussions with the audience. All Reeltime screens are free.

The Origins of Animation

Wednesday, January 25, 7:30pm Free!

The Origins of Animation

(Various directors, 1906-1918, various countries, 90 min, video)

Northwestern University professor Scott Curtis will present a selection of films from such animation pioneers as Emile Cohl, J. Stuart Blackton, and Winsor McCay. The first animated films drew from longstanding traditions in caricature, comic strips, and vaudeville, but they also established patterns and themes in animation that continue to this day.

Hollyhock House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Hollyhock House
January 22, 2006 - 3:26 p.m. PST - Los Feliz, CA

Hollyhock House Est. 1918-1920

At Barnsdall Art Park. The first residence designed by organic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Los Angeles region.

LA - "Symmetry" (01/26/06 - 05/07/06)

January 26, 2006 - May 07, 2006

Opening Reception, Wednesday, January 25, 7 pm – 9 pm
Curators Walkthrough, Saturday, February 18, 1 pm

In the world of space and time, symmetry derives its meaning from a center, a repetition of forms on mirroring sides of an axis. The exhibition Symmetry features works by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists that use or relate to this concept. Curated by Nizan Shaked and Kimberli Meyer, Symmetry presents work by nine artists: Edgar Arcenaux, Patrick Hill, Brandon Lattu, Sandeep Mukherjee, Amy Sarkisian, Eddo Stern and Jessica Hutchins, Stephanie Taylor and Sam Watters.

Symmetry describes a formal property; it also has been continuously associated with an ideological position. In ancient Greece, symmetry was seen as key to creating balance, order and beauty. Modernism, posited as the antithesis to the persistence of classicism, deemed symmetry a redundant form that facilitated idle viewing. Attached to neither of these positions, the exhibition artworks underscore and often directly respond to the unique symmetry of the Schindler House. Like the house, the works perform a spin on the idea of balance, the use of symmetry—or its careful undoing—appearing sometimes on the surface, sometimes hidden in the structure, but always at the core of a work’s meaning.

The Schindler House’s symmetry can only be perceived by experiencing its space, reading its floor plan, or from a bird’s eye view, for it is not apparent in a facade. Conceptualized on the horizontal rather than the vertical plane, the pin-wheel floor plan revolves around a central axis, creating a flipped symmetry that enabled two families to share the same home with maximum privacy. Schindler’s use of interlocking spaces and the resulting multi-planar vistas and transparencies further extends the sensation of spaciousness in this utopian experiment in Modern living. The properties of the house, the history of its residents, and the exhibition it will host, all reveal subtle formal symmetries that spin narratives of similarity and difference.

Ballerina Clown.

Ballerina Clown
January 20, 2006 - 2:23 p.m. PST - Venice, CA

This artwork hangs on the corner of a residential/commerical building on Rose and Main Street in Venice. I used to hate this clown. Now that it's been around for so long, I kinda like the creepy mofo. Thank you Jonathan Borofsky for this neighborhood landmark.

Photo by Silvio.

LA - SRL at Fringe Exhibitions (01/21/06 - 02/25/06)


SRL at Fringe Exhibitions
Exhibition Dates: January 21 - February 25, 2006

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, from 6 - 8 PM
504 chung king court,
los angeles 90012
213 613 0160

For its inaugural exhibition Fringe Exhibitions is pleased to present the work of Mark Pauline, director of Survival Research Laboratories (SRL).

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LA - "Casa De Tinta Negra" (01/20/06 - 02/24/06)

Casa De Tinta Negra

222gallerylos angeles proudly presents:

Casa De Tinta Negra

January 20th - Febuary 24, 2005
Opening Reception: January 20th, 6 - 9 pm

222gallery, 7922 W. 3rd. St. Los Angeles, CA 90048.


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Philly - "Caleb Neelon's Unrealistic Expectations" (02/03/06 - 02/24/06)

Unrealistic Expectations!

There's gonna be a twenty foot boat and a whole obstacle course of things in the way. Come through for my biggest art venture yet. Opens Friday, February 3 at Space 1026 in Philly... last day is Feb 24.

Caleb Neelon's Unrealistic Expectations!

NYC - Arthur Danto: Embodied Meanings as Aesthetic Ideas (01/17/06)

Arthur Danto: Embodied Meanings as Aesthetic Ideas

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 7pm
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor

School of Visual Arts presents Embodied Meanings as Aesthetic Ideas, a lecture by distinguished author and scholar Arthur Danto. Professor Danto will discuss Immanuel Kant, Clement Greenberg and his own critical practice based on three decades of writing about art. With this program, the newly-formed MFA Department of Art Criticism and Writing launches The Critics Series, a new series of lectures by pre-eminent thinkers and writers in the visual arts. The lecture takes place Tuesday, January 17, 7pm at School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free.

Arthur Danto is Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. His books include The Abuse of Beauty, After the End of Art, The Madonna of the Future, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Embodied Meanings, Beyond the Brillo Box, Philosophizing Art and Encounters & Reflections, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism. Professor Danto is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims and a Fulbright.

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Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, 2006 6-10pm

Within the dream palace of the cinema there exists an underworld filled with all the potent images of the unconscious. This landscape of the mind seems to require a constant yearning for the fantastic. Since cinema is bound to follow popular taste to a great degree being the product of an industry it cannot help but reflect the collective unconscious of pop culture it represents

From the birth of the movies where photographs began to move immortalized by the celluloid in light, a Pandora’s box of fantasy and horror spilled onto the psychic hinterland. It is then with the images in Until Dawn that we can gaze with fascination at the films of the fantastic that transcends the superficial limitations of genre headings or aesthetic theory.

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Chicago - Beyond Warhol, Smith and Anger Film Screenings (01/13/06 - 02/10/06)

Beyond Warhol, Smith and Anger
Recovering the Significance of Postwar Queer Underground Cinema
Film Series January 13 - February 10, 2006
Symposium April 7 - 8, 2006

Kenneth Anger's "Scorpio Rising" (1963), Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" (1963), and Andy Warhol's "Chelsea Girls" (1966) are widely regarded as some of the most influential films of postwar underground cinema. But cinema studies has only recently begun to take seriously the fact that Warhol, Smith, and Anger were gay filmmakers whose films developed a distinctly queer aesthetic. Moreover, the field has still barely registered the fact that they were not just brilliant auteurs but were enmeshed in and influenced by a larger circle of mostly New York-based queer filmmakers, performers, writers, and artists. These screenings and the accompanying symposium seek to map the contours of this wider cultural formation, which we call postwar queer underground cinema. This cinema largely developed in the 1950s and 60s in the ferment of New York's East Village, the scene of complex interactions, collaborations, and conflicts between mostly gay or bisexual filmmakers and between white and Puerto Rican bohemian, queer, and street cultures.

Friday, January 13, 7 pm : Queer Classics
Friday, January 20, 7 pm: Mythology and Abstraction in Queer Representation
Friday, January 27, 7 pm: Women Looking (At) Queer
Friday, February 3, 7 pm: The Gender Question / Questioning Gender
Friday, February 10, 8 pm (special time): Special Guest, Jose Rodriguez-Soltero, will introduce his films.

Organized by the University of Chicago Lesbian and Gay Studies Project in cooperation with the Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, Film Studies Center, and Experimental Film Club.

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NYC - "I Fell in Love, I Fell Out of Love, 100$, Potato Chips, Airplanes, Clouds & Sky" (01/21/06 - 02/04/06)

Michalis Pichler

i fell in love, i fell out of love, 100$, potato chips, airplanes, clouds & sky

an exhibition of the work of Michalis Pichler

on view from Saturday, January 21 through Saturday, February 4, 2006

opening reception and book launch: Saturday, January 21 from 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Michalis Pichler this Saturday, January 21 from 5 to 7 PM. i fell in love, i fell out of love, 100$, potato chips, airplanes, clouds & sky, the name of the exhibition, is also the title of an ephemeral newspaper piece published on the occasion of the exhibition and designed to be given away at Printed Matter. At the opening reception we will also celebrate the launch of two books by Pichler, both published in 2005 by Revolver: "WAR"diary and New York Garbage Flag Profile. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street.

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NYC - Juergen Teller "Nurnberg" (01/13/06 - 02/11/06)

Smiling Ed
Smiling Ed, 2005, image property of Juergen Teller

For his third exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, German photographer Juergen Teller presents a major new body of work entitled Nürnberg. The exhibition is an emotional panorama that draws on personal history, both new and old. It is a celebration of family and an investigation of the past, in private and public terms, as represented by the city of Nuremberg.

In the centre of Nuremberg, home of the National Socialist Party in the 1940s and the site of subsequent war trials, there is a partially completed group of Nazi monuments: a coliseum, a parade ground and a huge stadium. Designed by Albert Speer and personally commissioned by Adolf Hitler, the completed Zeppelintribüne at the Reich Party Rally grounds is well documented as the site of Nazi propaganda rallies, memorably captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl in Triumph of the Will. Today the Zeppelintribüne parade ground still stands, remarkable in its architecture and the failure of its ideal. It has not been turned into a historical study centre as the neighboring coliseum has, nor has it been destroyed to make way for physical and emotional regeneration. Instead it has been ignored and allowed to begin a gentle process of decay, used casually by local people for walking their dogs, rollerblading and the occasional sport event or rock concert.

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LA - "Fragile / Handle With Care" (01/14/06 - N/A)


Fragile / Handle with Care
A Group Show Featuring New Work By: Kelly Tunstall,
Luke Chueh, Benjamin Britton, Faryn Davis, and Robert Mars.

Opening January 14th 2006

LOS ANGELES-Museum Works Los Angeles is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by five emerging painters: Kelly Tunstall, Luke Chueh, Benjamin Britton, Faryn Davis, and Robert Mars. Fragile / Handle with Care just closed successfully in New York and travels to Los Angeles to open for the Art Walk on the Avenues of Art and Design January 14th from 6-9pm.

The title of this exhibition stems from the fragile nature of the formats and expressions exercised in the creation of these various bodies of work. This fragility is bound less to the physical properties of each piece as it is to the subjects these artists aim to explore. Kelly Tunstall’s small scale paintings echo a similar awareness of fragility. The wispy and bedazzled females that inhabit each piece seem to be forthrightly vying for our mutual adoration. Their razor thin features and coquettish passivity, however, reveals a particular brand of frailty and weakness that only exists among the uber-fashionable.

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You Want to Take My Picture?!

glamour shots
January 13, 2006 - 12:50 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

Glamour shots were taken of our home today for a shelter title. We highly recommend photographer, Gregg Segal for your next ad campaign. Thanks Gregg and Glen for making it relatively painfree (and for laughing at my lame jokes and for the banter). Oh and by the way, modeling's like mad hard. You know how long a second is when you have to hold a pose? Silvio threw a few "blue steels" like an old pro. He would've secured a contract today if America's Next Top Model had been around.

LA - "Sport of Art" (01/13/06)

adidas x surface to air

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Deck the Wall.

deck the wall
January 12, 2006 - 11:40 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

With friends and family adapting to and accepting the digital life, good old fashion mail just isn't what it used to be. However, come winter hols season, it's a bit of a treat to check the mailbox. So thank you people for wishing us all the good stuff. Peace in 2006!

Presents From Porous.

Porous Walker Presents
January 11, 2006 - 8:18 a.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

Artist Porous Walker sent me a package for the winter hols. Honestly, these are the best presents I've received in years -- and they probably didn't cost that much. One by one, I freed my little gifts from the awesome hand-decorated box and while laughing, asked myself, "What the fuck is this?" And then I realized, that Porous probably wanted me to think just that. He is brilliant!

Thank you Porous. You are a hero to everyone who thinks art is dead.

Porous Walker at the Low Gallery
I Got Me Some Porous Action.
Humor Me.
For Play.
I Can't Stop Laughing.

NYC - "RADICAL EARTH MAGIC FLOWER" (01/12/06 - 02/25/06)


JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 25, 2006

76 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

Call for Printmaking Entries


Heaven Gallery announces a call for submission for Printer Proofs: Printmaking in Progress, an exhibition showcasing the development of a print.

Heaven is accepting any form of a printmaker's proof for this show. This includes a wide spectrum from preliminary stages of a final print to any experimental state of an image.

Submission Info:

Maximum of 8 images
Include multiple steps if applicable
Provide final print if available

Submission Format:

Send digital images (including title, dimensions, material) and contact info to:
or mail/drop off submissions between 9A-7P to:
Attn: Dave Dobie
1573 N Milwaukee #469
Chicago, IL 60622

Submission deadline
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 1, 2006 by 7PM

If you have further questions please e-mail


Heaven is Located at 1550 N. Milwaukee in Chicago.

Madison, WI - Design Madison Speaker Series (01/19/06)

Mike Giant

Design Madison Speaker Series / Madison, WI

January 19th, 6:30PM at Club Majestic, 115 King Street, Madison, WI.

Details at

From the walls of buildings in San Francisco to gallery walls in Tokyo and Paris, Mike Giant has certainly come a long way. Now regular fixture in Juxtapoz magazine and long known to the graffiti underground and "street art" scene, Mike has also recently made an indelible mark in the world of tattooing. An illustrator, designer, graffiti and tattoo artist, Mike can't seem to make up his mind what medium to stick with and we are all the better for it.

LA - Hugh Holland "Angels (01/14/06 - 02/18/06)


More info: M B Fine Art

LA - “Zoomen” (01/12/06)

Live Body Painting Session and Photo Shoot
Thursday, January 12, 5 – 9 pm

Clive Barker will paint the nude bodies of 5 men and photograph the results. The session will also be open to any amateur photographer who wishes to shoot the session.

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 pm
Downtown Art Walk 2nd Thursday 12-9 pm

LIC - Ricky Swallow: Gallery Talk (01/16/06)

Ricky Swallow: Gallery Talk

Monday, January 16


Ricky Swallow leads a talk on his new exhibition in P.S.1’s galleries. Renowned for their basis in personal memory and pop iconography, Swallow’s wood sculptures bridge the gap between monumentality and the everyday, between tradition and disposability. His recent work focuses on themes at the heart of this exercise: the passage of time, (im)mortality, evolution, and survival. Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, the works on view at P.S.1 have been selected from Swallow’s exhibition at the Biennale Venezia in 2005, where he represented the Australian Pavilion.

This special exhibition preview is free and open to the public.

SF - "Private Transits" (01/12/06 - 02/24/06)

in transits

LA - "The Nature of Landscape and Independent Perception" (01/14/06 - 02/18/06)

Georg Gudni / Viggo Mortensen
"The Nature of Landscape and Independent Perception"
January 14-February 18, 2006

22 December, 2005, Santa Monica--Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present its foray into the genre of landscape with an exhibition of paintings by Georg Gudni and photographs by Viggo Mortensen. The exhibition, curated by Kevin Power, will be on view from Saturday, January 14, 2006, through February 18, 2006. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 6 to 9 P.M. and will be open to the public. There will also be a limited edition multiple signed by Georg Gudni and Viggo Mortensen available for purchase. Mortensen and Gudni will be signing the multiple from 1 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, January 14, 2006. Only the limited edition multiple and art books will be signed (no photographs, or movie memorabilia will be signed).

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Chicago - TV-A-Go-Go: Rock Music on Television (01/11/06)

TV-A-Go-Go: Rock Music on Television

Wednesday, January 11, **Correction: 6pm not 7pm**
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

This event celebrates the history of rock music on television, with an emphasis on Chicago artists and programs. Jake Austen will use his book TV-A-Go-Go as a guide through a screening of rare video clips, including Bo Diddley's historic 1955 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, obscure ‘60s and ‘70s dance show clips, and the infamous 1981 Saturday Night Live punk rock "riot." The event will honor a panel of guests, including local TV legend Jack Mulqueen (producer of the ‘60s dance shows Kiddie-A-Go-Go and Swingin' Majority) and crooner/nightclub owner Milt Trenier, who began his showbiz career over 50 years ago as a member of the pioneering rock n' roll act, the Treniers.

London - "Machismo" (01/13/06 - 02/12/06)


Paul Murphy, James Payne, Paul Clark, Ann Course, Rebecca Knapp

13 Jan – 12 Feb 2006

Machismo conjures up images of strength, silence, stoicism and self-reliance, the lone man (must it always be a man?) on a constant quest to master all that is around them. Central to the idea of machismo is the conceit of what is right, what is proper: ‘This is not how a man behaves’, and what is brought into question is the virility of the hero character.

In this show five artists explore this gendered conceit of machismo and in doing so pit its inherent destructive urges, the desire to smash up the things that one doesn’t understand, against its other trait, the willing-up of something out of nothing through sheer force of will.

NYC - "Ship of Fools" Performance (01/10/06)

ship of fools
untitled (...and then your wages, your blankets, and your right to suck cocks won't do you any good, because we'll all drown) 2005, thirty nine wool blankets

Performance / Ship of Fools / Gardar Eide Einarsson
Tuesday, January 10 / Doors 7:30pm

Gardar Eide Einarsson will stage a one-night performance of "Ship of Fools", a play written by Theodore Kaczynski while incarcerated for murdering four people and injuring many others. The performance engages with the theatre’s history as a vehicle for the avant garde, and makes comment on theatre’s inert and ineffective role in contemporary cultural practice.

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Hollywood Hot Shot.

January 10, 2006 - 8:50 a.m. PST - Beverly Hills, CA

Californians love their vanity plates. In Hollywood, or actually, Beverly Hills, people especially want to tell you who they are. This guy's vanity plate reads, "silverback". In the gorilla population, a silverback is an adult male and the dominant group leader. He keeps order, makes decisions and protects his posse.

Working in entertainment, I understood this vanity plate to mean, "800-pound gorilla", slang for a powerful person. The Mercedes Benz demonstrates some wealth but I guess this agent or whoever wanted to make sure we all knew he was a baller. Most of the big ballers I know, don't express themselves this way; they're way more stealth -- easier for the attack, I suppose.

Chicago - "Made In China" (01/12/06 - 03/04/06)

Michael Wolf, The Real Toy Story, 2004, mixed media installation


Made In China

Opening reception Thursday, January 12th, 2006
5 - 7 pm

Gallery Talks: Polly Braden, Melanie Jackson, and Michael Wolf
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
5:30 - 6:30pm

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Esprit de Corps.

January 8, 2006 - 3:58 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

The StoryCorps are here for about a month. Go and tell your story.


Tuesday January 10th / Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, California
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LA - "Learn By Doing" (01/19/06 - 02/22/06)



featuring images from his fellowship at Taliesin



This exhibit features many of Edmund Teske's photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright, the artisans and the making of his landmark workshop at Taliesin.

Photographs are from the collection of Thomas A. Heinz

Stephanie the Nomad.

Stephanie B.
June 6, 2005 - 10:22 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

Stephanie's in town. Two weeks ago we hung out in Paris together. An art conservationist, she travels the world for work and play. Before landing at our home Steph's calendar looked a little something like this: Paris - New York City - San Diego - Mexico - Los Angeles. After the pitstop here, her schedule will be San Francisco - Tokyo - London - India. Who's jealous?!

Costa Mesa - "Phoney Roosters" (01/14/06 - 02/10/06)

phoney roosters

Subject Matter Gallery
"Phoney Roosters"
Paintings By Ex-Occupants Of Jefferson St.
Joseph Whitmarsh

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 14th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's
Subject Matter @ The LAB

Show Runs
January 14th, 2006 - February 10th, 2006

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JANUARY 14 - MARCH 19, 2006

Jack Kerouac wrote the manuscript for the now classic Beat Generation novel On the Road within a 20-day period in New York City in 1951 employing “spontaneous prose,” a nonstop, unedited style inspired by letters from his friend Neal Cassady. Kerouac’s manuscript is a 120-foot long scroll consisting of a series of single-spaced typed twelve-foot long rolls of paper that have been taped together. 36 feet of the original manuscript will be exhibited along with an overview of Kerouac’s life and other works, a brief history of the Beat movement and Beats in San Francisco told through photos, books and ephemera.

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SF - Baghdad Bulletin: Dispatches on the American Occupation Reading (01/12/06)

Baghdad Bulletin: Dispatches on the American OccupationThursday, January 12th, 7 pm

David Enders discusses his new book Baghdad Bulletin: Dispatches on the American Occupation, published by University of Michigan Press

David Enders

Baghdad Bulletin is a street-level account of the war and turbulent postwar period as seen through the eyes of the young independent journalist David Enders. The book recounts Enders's story of his decision to go to Iraq, where he opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed, and distributed there during the war.

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LA - "SUPERIORITY COMPLEX" (01/07/06 - 01/21/06)


This Saturday, January 7 ...welcome in 2006 as you are cordially invited...

SCION presents

featuring work from

curated by

JANUARY 7, 2006 – JANUARY 21, 2006

special guest dj

8553 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA. 90232 310.841.0478

Happy New Year!
Special thanks to Guitar Center
* RON ENGLISH appears courtesy of Berman/Turner Projects

NYC - "America the Beautiful" (01/07/06 - 02/11/06)

Exene Cervenka
America the Beautiful
January 7 - February 11, 2006
Opening Reception: January 7 6:00-8:00pm

America the Beautiful
Love Swing • mixed media collage • 12.5 x 15.5” • 2004

Dennis Christie
DCKT Contemporary, Inc.
552 West 24th Street, floor 2
New York, NY 10011

212/741-5052 fax

SF - "A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Know" (01/05/06 - 01/28/06)

A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Know

Tami Demaree
A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Know
January 5 - Jan 28, 2006

This L.A.-based artist investigates the constructions of love by creating installations that uphold a mirror to the void of pop culture and demand of the sphinx, “I want to know what love is… I want you to show me.”

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Chicago - The 2006 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (01/06/06 - 01/10/06)

The 2006 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Friday, January 6 & Tuesday, January 10, 12:15pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Café
78 E. Washington Street, Chicago

Need a few laughs to brighten up your lunch break? Join us for special performances from The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Top sketch comedy groups from Chicago and across the nation delight you with hilarious, original sketches designed to warm up the coldest winter day.

Friday, January 6, 12:15pm
Stir Friday Night! Chicago's premiere Asian American sketch comedy group will perform some of its best material from its 10 year history, including some material from its current hit show, "Yellow!"

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Fake Flakes.

fake flakes
January 3, 2006 - 5:11 p.m. PST - Beverly Hills, CA

There are a lot of flakes in SoCal - the ones that don't turn up when they're supposed to. However, these twinklers in Beverly Hills are kinda charming.

Tomorrow's weather is going to be in the low 70s. I guess if we can't feel the season weather-wise, we can at least enjoy the neighborhood's attempt at reminding us it's wintertime.

LA - "Sour Chandelier" (01/14/06 - 02/19/06)

Mr wood

Sour Chandelier
Saturday January 14th Reception 7-10 p.m.(artists will be in attendance)

For the first show of the year we're pleased to present Sour Chandelier featuring Camilla Engman, Kelly Lynn Jones, Mari Araki and Maxwell Loren Holyoke. Stylistically and thematically diverse what they do have in common are well developed personal narratives that put them at the forefront of young artists working in the post illustration tradition. But don't take our word for it we've posted much of the work and you can check it out for yourself.

Incorporating elements taken from photographs and an interest in native plants and animals Kelly Lynn Jones's fragile compositions underscore the delicate boundaries between humans and nature. Personal apprehension and public lore is facetiously chronicled by an offbeat cast of people and anthropomorphic creatures in the formally dense drawings and collages of Maxwell Loren Holyoke.

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LA - The First BMG ARTISTS' ANNUAL (01/14/06 - 02/25/06)


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LIC, NY - "One Art" (01/08/06 - 04/03/06)

Anya Gallaccio:
one art
January 8 - April 3, 2006

SculptureCenter is pleased to present one art, a new project by internationally renowned artist Anya Gallaccio. Commissioned through SculptureCenter's Artist-in-Residence program, this will be Gallaccio's first solo exhibition in an American museum. one art will be on view January 8 - April 3, 2006 with an opening reception on Sunday, January 8th from 4-6 pm.

Born in Scotland, Gallaccio lives and works in London, and is well known in the United Kingdom for her site-specific work with temporal materials. For one art, Gallaccio will fell and disassemble a tree and then reconstruct it with all the engineering required to support it visible. The tree, a weeping cherry killed when contractors erroneously cut its root system, will reach into SculptureCenter's fifty-foot-high clerestory, virtually filling the space with its branches. Viewers will enter the space under its branches and will only be able to apprehend the full tree when standing at the far end of the gallery fifty feet away.

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Shock Waves.

santa monica beach
January 2, 2006 - 4:26 p.m. PST - Santa Monica, CA

I hardly ever go to the beach because I live next to it (this doesn't mean I don't try to catch a glimpse of it daily). According to Essanee, 30+ year westside residents, that's when you know you're local. I know we take our "backyard" ocean for granted and I'm not one to make new year's resolutions but I think I'm going to try to increase my beach attendance this year. It shouldn't be too hard, I think I went less than a handful of times in '05!

Earlier today, our neighbor Stuart, a surfer, told me that killer waves were pounding our beaches. So Don Milvio and I went to check them out for a minute. Stuart was right. The waves were boss. The only people brave enough to play with them were kite-surfers. And damn they looked like they were having a good time. I hope to join them someday...

LA - StoryCorps (01/09/06 - 02/05/06)

A writer once said to me, "Not every story is a good story." My response was, "Every story is a good story. Not everybody is a good storyteller." Readers, go tell your story!


Everyone has a story to tell: tell yours at StoryCorps!

StoryCorps comes to Downtown Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade from Monday, January 9th through Sunday, February 5th. Select segments from StoryCorps air nationally on Friday mornings on KCRW, during National Public Radio's Morning Edition.

The largest oral history project since the Great Depression, StoryCorps is recording the stories of everyday people who make up the kaleidoscopic American landscape. The goal is 250,000 interviews over ten years, to be archived at The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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LA - "The Fogged Mirror" (01/07/06 - 02/04/06)

fogged mirror

Roberts & Tilton
6150 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel 323.549.0223
Fax 323.549.0224

Land Of Plenty Auction Now!

Land of Plenty Boardshow

Friends of the LOP:

The first Land Of Plenty Boardshow went off last Sunday. We had a great turnout, and the skating and art were banging. You can check out a few pictures at:

Thanks to everyone for making it out, look for coverage on Fuel TV soon.

Now we are in the process of auctioning off the boards from the show. Support the cause and check out:

The first ten boards are up, with only a day or two left before the auction closes. These include handpainted boards by Donny Barley, Jahmal Williams, Rich Jacobs, Bret Banta, Tim Kerr, Steven Nereo, and 4 youth participants from the Board Exchange. Bids are still low, don't let them slip by!

We will be auctioning off the rest of the boards each week in groups of 10. So keep checking back to find a board you'd like to own. All proceeds go back into the Board Exchange, getting skateboards to youth and encouraging artistic expression. Read more at

Thanks for you support. Skate or die.

More: Pictures from the Land of Plenty opening.

SF - Saskia Leek "Points of Vanishing" (12/17/05 - 01/28/06)

Saskia Leek: Points of Vanishing
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm

The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present the first American solo show by New Zealand-based painter Saskia Leek, featuring 16 new works.

Saskia Leek began exhibiting her paintings in the early 1990s, and her subject matter is drawn from her real and imagined memories of growing up in Christchurch. Her naïve, almost childlike style established her reputation as an artist who was willing to question accepted principles of ‘good painting’. Initially the works appear crude and amateurish; her naïve style is often absent of scale and perspective. Leek’s choice of media, acrylic on board, as well as the flatness with which she depicts her subject matter evokes a second-hand quality. The works are all uniform in size but each work creates a world unto itself - making each painting wholly different from the group.

The essentially feminine subject matter in this series of work elicits strong nostalgic responses. The scenes remain anonymous and mostly vacant but suggest things from Leek’s past, both real and imaginary – pastoral houses, galloping horses, and crystallized landscapes; things left behind but not forgotten. Her bleached palette even recalls the faded colors of memory - pastel yellows, faint blues, washed out greens and hazy pinks.

Saskia Leek has shown widely in New Zealand and in 2004 was part of the exhibition entitled Some Forgotten Place at the Berkeley Art Museum.

For more information or images, please contact Ava Jancar at: (415)522-1623, or visit our website at:

SF - Sara Thursta's 2006 calendar release (12/15/05)

Sara Thursta's 2006 calendar release

Sara Thursta's 2006 calendar release

Sara Thustra's hand screen-printed 2006 calendars features art by: Sara Thustra, Kiddy Kattle, Kyle Randson, and Greg Scott. PLUS!!...Sy's XXX comic release!!! PLUS!!!PLUS!!...Frog Nuda's Happy Toilet comic release....with an amazing cross word puzzle and drawings!! PLUS!!!PLUS!!PLUS...Sahar Khoury's ....T-shirts to die for!! Come and enjoy art, a little music, eat some food and do a little holiday shopping!!! (The calendar makes a great gift!!!) and have a good time!!

Where: Needles & Pens
483 14th street.
When: 6-9pm

NYC - AG Bookstore Group Exhibition (12/23/05 - 01/29/06)

12/23 - 1/29/2005 "AG Bookstore Group Exhibition"
Opening Reception: 12/23 Friday, 7-10pm

AG Bookstore Group Exhibition

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Jonny Rotten
Photographed by Andy Rosen.
Andy Rosen has posted photos on Flickr from his old rock photography days. These gems from his private collection have not been viewed in 25 years. Looking at the photos I thought (the same thing you will), "Man, what must it have been like to have experienced this era growing up?"

Andy Rosen will sell you custom prints and can be contacted at getreel1*at* Someone give the man a show and get the man a book deal. I would love to see his London Punks 1976 - 1984 up close, in real life.

LA - Anzevino and Florence Collection Party (12/15/05)

anzevino and florence

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LA - Swindle Magazine Issue #5 Launch Party (12/17/05)

swindle magazine

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LA - "Your Kids Belong to us" (12/17/05 - 12/30/05)

your kids belong to us

You are invited to the 3RD show at SCION INSTALLATION, LA:

‘your kids belong to us.’
post neo explosionism in los angeles

featuring new work from: emek, justin hampton, & jermaine rogers
curated by: justin hampton

december 17th – december 30th, 2005
opening reception saturday, december 17th, 7-10pm

scion installation l.a.
8553 washington blvd
culver city. ca. 90232
tel: (310)841-0478

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NYC - JD's Lesbian Utopia (12/15/05 - 12/24/05)

JD's Lesbian Utopia

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Chicago - The Coctails Live at Rotofugi (12/15/05)


More info: Rotofugi

Chicago - Book Release Party: Industry of the Ordinary (12/15/05)

Industry of the Ordinary
Match of the Day(2), 2005
Industry of the Ordinary, as Old God and Young God, play table football, first to 100 goals, on the promontory point by North Avenue beach.

Book Release Party: Industry of the Ordinary
When: Thursday, December 15th, 5 - 7pm
Where: MoCP, 600 S. Michigan

Celebrate the publication of Midwest Photographers Project Artists Industry of the Ordinary’s (Mat Wilson and Adam Brooks) newly released book Text Book: Notes around the Margins. The evening will also feature a discussion by participants in this book project and an action orchestrated by Industry of the Ordinary. Early arrival is encouraged as the first one hundred attendees will receive a free gift.

Text Book is co-published by Links Hall, and partially funded by the Illinois Humanities Council and faculty development grants from Columbia College Chicago and the University of St. Francis, Joliet.

NYC - Shelby Lee Adams Lecture (12/15/05)

Shelby Lee Adams

Shelby Lee Adams
Lecture with the Artist
Thursday, December 15, 2005
6:30 p.m.

Free to public
Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York

Presented by The Department of Photography, Parsons The New School for Design.

Photographer Shelby Lee Adams discusses his thirty-year body of work featuring penetrating portraits of Appalachian families.

NYC - "Hello Sunday" (12/17/05 - 01/28/06)

Matt FisherHello Sunday

Katherine Bernhardt, Benjamin Butler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Jennifer Coates, Matthew Fisher, Portia Hein, Ridley Howard, David Humphrey, Brad Kahlhamer, Dave Miko, Brad Phillips, Bettina Sellmann.

Curated by: Holly Coulis

December 17 – January 28, 2006
Opening: Saturday, December 17, 6-8

547 West 27th Street #309. (bet. 10th ave & 11th ave)
New York, NY 10001 212.967.2260

Sixtyseven is pleased to announce the opening of Hello Sunday, a group show curated by artist Holly Coulis. The works included in Hello Sunday encapsulate a romantic notion of painting: an ease regarding process, a personal, and sometimes quirky vision, a love of painting.

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NYC - KleinReid Studio Sale (12/10/05 & 12/17/05)

If you are struggling to find a lovely winter holiday present for a design snob, check out KleinReid, purveyors of fine porcelain pottery. KleinReid goods are the perfect gift for friends planning to tie the knot or who are moving on up. James and Dave's pieces can be found in luxe retailers around the globe and on my kitchen counter. The objects are perfect for both modern and traditional homes.

Just in time for their annual holiday studio sale, you can grab a beautiful piece for a small fraction of the retail cost. Go early for the best selection and tell them that I sent you.

HOC Holiday Gift Guide:  KleinReid

LA - "Drawings and Wrapping Service" (12/10/05 - 01/14/06)


Initial Cuff
mixed media on paper
17" x 22"

Exhibition dates: December 10, 2005 - January 14, 2006
Reception: Saturday, December 10th, 6 to 8pm

"Drawings and Wrapping Service"

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Theme: Siblings


Theme magazine's issue #4 should be hitting the newsstands right about now. Go pick it up. Why? Because I said so. Hah. But seriously, if you enjoyed the interview I conducted with Wook Kim awhile back, I got to revisit and interrogate him and his seriously talented sisters, Sahn and Kyoung for this "siblings" issue. Also included is a great piece with Suitman, aka my man Young Kim (not related to the Kim siblings). More Kims please!

There's lots of other fresh content inside. If you're looking for a magazine with equally satisfying words-to-read and images, Theme is the choice. And if you ever had to fight for the mango core, you'll really want to read this issue.

NYC - La Suprette 2005 (12/17/05 - 12/18/05)



SATURDAY DECEMBER 17, 2:00 TO 10:00 PM +



This year LA SUPERETTE comes to Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan where over 100 artists will showcase original, handmade gifts (ranging from $1-$100) including light fixtures, i-pod holders, recycled accessories, multifunctional stuffed animals, artist publications, homemade clothes, and so much more. LA SUPERETTE is an annual art market where professional and amateur artists and craftsmen present and sell their creations to a wide range of visitors. LA SUPERETTE is a collaborative project seeking to enhance the dialog between artists and their audience, placing art in the middle of daily life. EXIT ART joins LA SUPERETTE this year with DECK THE WALLS, offering a selection of original artworks in a diverse range of media (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture) priced at $350 or under.

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LA - Christmas Mixer at Junc (12/10/05)

Xmas mixer at Junc

Christmas Mixer at Junc w/the Society of Illustrators L.A.

LA - Jane Sprague reading (12/11/05)

LA-Lit interviews Jane Sprague
Sunday, December 11 at 5pm

Jane Sprague’s poems have been published in many print and online magazines including How2, Kiosk, Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Tinfish, ecopoetics, kultureflash, Bird Dog & others. Her chapbooks include monster: a bestiary, break / fast, The Port of Los Angeles & Fuck Your Pastoral. The recipient of numerous grants and awards (NYSCA, NYFA, among others), she has worked as a teaching artist in the public schools of New York, a NYFA Artist in the School Community at Cornell University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and for Bank Street College at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, a maximum-security prison for women in New York. Sprague began and curated the West End Reading Series in Ithaca, NY before relocating to Long Beach, California where she currently lives with her family. She publishes Palm Press:

LA Lit records interviews poets and writers in the Los Angeles area. Reflecting the shifting nature of Los Angeles as a place, this may mean writers that have lived in LA all their lives or writers who happen to be in LA for a couple of days. LA-Lit is a place for the literary culture of Los Angeles to develop and exhibit itself. LA-Lit is co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons and with the help of Jason Brown and the support of Superbunker.

This event will be recorded. Please arrive on time and/or quietly.

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DEC. 09 (FRI) 6PM


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London - "Tits and Typo" (12/06/05 - 01/31/05)

Tits and Typo Parra

More Info: Kemistry Gallery

NYC - "i am beautiful" (12/08/05 - 01/28/06)

120805phi am beautiful.

Yoshitaka Azuma, Yoriko Kita, Sakiko Kurita

December 8, 2005 - January 28, 2006

Opening Reception:
Thursday , December 8, 6 - 8pm

PH Gallery is pleased to present i am beautiful, a group show of young painters from the Kansai region of Japan featuring Yoshitaka Azuma, Yoriko Kita, and Sakiko Kurita. This exhibition is the New York debut for all three artists.

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LA - King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon Book Signing (12/12/05)

Time: Monday, December 12, 2005 7:00 PM
Title of Event: Ray Morton discusses and signs King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon

Morton, himself a King Kong fanatic, has collected a vast amount of materials recording a unique history of the making of all 7 feature films in which Kong has appeared. Complete with illustrations, photographs, production art, and promotional materials, this book is replete with loads of information for fans of the legendary giant gorilla.

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-449-5320
Fax: 626-792-7308

London - "Beauty, Sex and Death: Araki and Japanese Popular Culture" (12/07/05)

Beauty, Sex and Death: Araki and Japanese Popular Culture
Group Discussion
7 December 2005 / 18:30
Barbican Art Gallery

Tickets: Free to same day ticket holders. Start - 6.30pm.
subject to availability

How do Araki's genre defying photographs relate to Japanese popular culture? Find out at this revealing discussion.

Speakers include: Joanna Pitman, photography critic for The Times is joined by Yoko Ono, lecturer in Japanese film studies, Oxford Brookes University; Junko Fuwa, art director, Blueprint magazine and Dr Lucia Dolce, Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS, University of London.

Chicago - Shopocalypse Tour Revival at United Church of Rogers Park (12/08/05)

Thursday, December 8, 2005

The Shopocalypse Tour Revival at United Church of Rogers Park...FREE OFF SITE PERFORMANCE
Mess Hall is proud to sponsor Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping's Chicago performance on the Shopocalypse Tour! Doors open at 7 pm tonight at our neighborhood's friendliest reconciling congregation hall...the United Church of Rogers Park.

Join us to see the Reverend preach, the choir sing, live music, and stop shopping! This performance is free and open to the public.

The United Church of Rogers Park is about 4 blocks west of Mess Hall at 1545 W. Morse. Go to their website at for directions and parking information. And check out what Reverend Billy is all about at

If the crowd is willing, everyone is welcome to come back to Mess Hall after the performance for potluck snacking action and a chance to chat to the choir "out of the robes and collar". Join us!

LA - Betting on our Muses (12/10/05 - 12/11/05)

Betting On Our Muses

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LA - "There Goes the Neighborhood" (12/10/05 - 01/14/06)

There Goes the Neighborhood

Wendy Heldmann, Sean Higgins, Elizabeth Huey, D'nell Larson, and Jacob Magraw

December 10, 2005 - January 14, 2006
Reception: December 10 from 6-9pm

@ sixspace :: 5803 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 **entrance in back

There Goes the Neighborhood marks the full arrival of sixspace in our new gallery home of Culver City. As an introduction and celebration, we're thrilled to present an exhibition that features the work of five
artists who are new to the gallery: Wendy Heldmann (Los Angeles), Sean Higgins (Los Angeles), Elizabeth Huey (Brooklyn), Jacob Magraw (Los Angeles), and D'nell Larson (Los Angeles) with an installation in the
project room. Appropriately, though the artists differ stylistically, they all share an interest in exploring the landscape and diverse environments.

Antwerp - Ephameron EXPO at 85 Gallery (12/16/05)

Ephameron EXPO at 85 Gallery
Please feel free to stop by for a drink and spot some nice art and fashion at the Ephameron / Kid Vanilla gig opening on Friday December 16, 19h at 85 Gallery, Zakstraat 2 in Antwerp. Photography, merchandise, huge paintings, tape drawings, sketches and much much more... You think you saw everything at the Art Trek show in Mekanik Strip (still running through December 10, last call!)? Think again and come on by. It'll be worth it. Running every Satur- and Sunday until January 8.

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NYC - Artists' Books, Revisted (12/10/05 - 01/04/06)

Artists’ Books, revisitedPrinted Matter is pleased to announce the opening of our new space, with the inaugural exhibition Artists’ Books, revisited.

The exhibition presents a project in which artists altered their own exhibition catalogues to create unique artists' books. The 39 artists in the show include Doug Aitken, Sam Durant, James Coleman, Renée Green, Simon Starling, Diana Thater, and many more. The show is curated by Matthias Herrmann, artist and President of the Secession in Vienna.

Matthias Herrmann and many of the artists will be present at the opening. Join us, see Printed Matter’s new space, and raise your glass to artists’ books and to Artists’ Books, revisited.

Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street, New York City.

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Chicago - Listening Event for Beck's Guerolito (12/08/05)


Exclusive Early Access: Guerolito
When: Thursday, December 8th, 6 - 8pm
Where: MoCP, 600 S. Michigan

The Museum of Contemporary Photography and Filter Magazine host an evening listening event of new music by Beck!!! Guerolito is a fully reworked version of his latest album featuring remixes by the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock, the Dust Brothers’ John King, and Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada, among others. The album will be played throughout the museum from 6 - 8 pm on December 8th, five days before the album’s official release. This listening event is free and open to the public.

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LA - "I do Adore" (12/10/05 - 01/14/06)

"I do Adore" -SWINDLE Artists at Subliminal Projects, LA

Saturday, December 10th, 2005
Curated by Day19

Artist Reception: Saturday December 10th, 2005, 8-11pm

Exhibition dates: December 10th, 2005 - January 14th, 2006
Subliminal Projects, 3780 Wilshire Blvd. #210, Los Angeles CA
Public parking at 6th and Western
Music courtesy of DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey)

Sponsored by: Red Stripe, HER, DC Artist Projects, OBEY and SWINDLE Magazine

LA - 3rd STREET BLOCK PARTY (12/08/05)


Thursday, December 8th 6-9 PM
Third Street (Between Fairfax and Crescent Heights)

If you're in Los Angeles on Thursday night come celebrate on the block and check out TWOTWENTYTWO!

7922 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - 323.782.9220

We've got all new product for the holiday season including clothing and accessories from Rebel 8, Upper Playground, RVCA, 10 Deep, Bape, Audiophile, Print Liberation, I-Manifest and much more...


Thanks for supporting TWOTWENTYTWO and 222gallery!

For more information about the block party call 323.782.1316, or visit:

This announcement does not apply to our online store.

LA - RES Screening (12/13/05)

December 13th
Tuesday, December 13, 8pm

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA


RES invites you to our monthly screening series in Los Angeles that showcases brand new music videos, short films and motion graphics. This month, we will announce and celebrate the Audience Choice and Jury Award winning films of RESFEST 2005. Also on tap are brand new video works for the likes of Röyksopp, Bright Eyes and the White Stripes, new short films from Tronic and Neill Blomkamp, and the latest from Michel Gondry on the big screen. Following the screening, join us for a drink with guest DJs to celebrate the release of the Nov/Dec issue of RES magazine.


NOTE: I generally do not post events that cost money unless 1) The event coughs up tickets for my five readers, 2) it's for charity, or 3) a dear friend is personally involved. In this case, RES has donated tickets to HOC and HOC readers in the past and well, they are dear friends. Thank you in turn, for supporting friends of Hustler of Culture.

NYC - Maripolarama at Nom de Guerre (12/09/05)

Maripolarama at Nom de Guerre

Video: Making of Stairway

This video, Making of Stairway, is interesting for the eyes and easy on the ears. Enjoy it. The song is "The Dance #1" from Ambient 3: Day of Radiance by Brian Eno.

LA - "The Bird House Show" (12/10/05 - 01/10/06)

The Bird House Show

The Lab 101 Gallery and The Drama magazine present:

"The Bird House Show"
featuring installation, collaboration and new paintings by:


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Costa Mesa - "1/2 Snot 1/2 Amazing,Son" (12/10/05 - 01/10/06)

1/2 Snot 1/2 Amazing,Son

Subject Matter Gallery Presents 1/2 Snot 1/2 Amazing,Son!!!

Paintings And Goodies by Jersey Joe & Persue

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 10th 7pm-12midnight w/ DJ's
Subject Matter @ The LAB

We know parking is difficult. Spaces are available at The Camp, Randolph Street & the Business Complex next To Memphis

Show Runs
December 10th, 2005 - January 10th, 2006

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SF - "Postcards from Poketo" (12/10/05 - 01/23/06)


Postcards from Poketo, December 10th — January 23rd

Newer, Younger Artists Examine Wanderlust and Imagine Distant Travels
LA art darlings, Poketo, present “Postcards from Poketo” at Receiver Gallery in San Francisco

Working within the themes of wanderlust, and the fantasy journeys elicited when receiving greetings from a distant land, the artists of Poketo's latest artshow exhibit their work at Receiver Gallery in San Francisco, December 10, 2005.

Exhibiting artists include:Isaac Lin, Chris Duncan, Alika Cooper, Deth P Sun, SP One, Susie Ghahremani, Chris Pew, PCP, Little Friends of Printmaking, Nathalie Roland, Keith Andrew Shore, Suzanne Husky, Jeana Sohn, Eun-Ha Park, Caitlin Keegan, Jillian Tamaki, Mark Mulroney, and Tom Vadakan.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 10th, between 6 - 10 pm.

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LA - Future Farmers (12/10/05 - 12/31/05)

future farmers

Future Farmers: Saturday December 10 Reception: 7-10 (artists will be in attendance)

Our Last year of the show is a doozy featuring Future Farmers and Amy Fanceschini. If you're not already familiar with their highly influential work you can check out all their projects at Their work has been exhibited internationally; New York Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, ZKM, Karlsrhue, Whitney Museum of Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We're very excited about this show. Its really going to be a fabulous! Hope to see you there.

*Plus we will be hosting an Christmas mixer right after the reception....Details soon!

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Call for Entries: Desktop Wallpaper Contest

Hot Mess!

Just a quickee message to let the fans know that is indeed having our first official desktop wallpaper contest - the "C12 Desktop Throwdown"!

All December long will be giving away tons of t-shirts to those that send us our favorite CrownDozen-themed desktop wallpapers. Three tees - A WEEK - AT LEAST. The tees are all primo shirts too - with designs from Threadless, HelloMinor, Teetsy, Squidfire and more!

Here's the info:

Please help spread the word - Thanks & Happy Holidaze!

Shane and Your Pals at C12

SF - "Out of Doors" (12/10/05 - 01/28/06)

out of doors

More info: After Modern

London - "Santas Ghetto" (until 12/24/05)

Santas ghettoOpen daily from 10am until 8pm, (9pm on Thursdays, 5pm on Sundays)
until December 24th

Pictures on Walls
9 Berwick St, Soho, London W1

The ghetto is a street level free-for-all art gallery that brings you some of the most feared names from the failed artist circuit.

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LA - Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism (12/08/05)

Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism

John F. Kennedy, Burbank, California, Robert Flora, September 9, 1960
Copyright permission courtesy of Corbis-Bettmann

This photograph currently on view in Pictures for the Press

Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism (panel discussion)

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300.

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LA - Left Coast Modernism: Architecture and Urban Form in Los Angeles (12/07/05)

120705getty Mobil Gas Station, Anaheim, CA, Julius Shulman, 1956 © J. Paul Getty Trust. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library, Getty Research Institute
Left Coast Modernism: Architecture and Urban Form in Los Angeles (film and discussion)

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300

This event, part of the Getty Research Institute's ongoing Modern Art in Los Angeles Project, presents a screening of Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972, 52 min.) followed by a discussion on representations of L.A. and its architecture in film, photography, and digital media.

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LA - Jeff Soto Book Signing (12/08/05)

Potato Stamp Dreams

More Info: Gallery 1988

Philly - "Something in the Water" (12/02/05 - 01/22/06)

something in the water222gallery proudly presents:


December 2nd - January 22nd, 2005

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 2nd, 2005 6-9pm

222 Vine Street, Philadelphia.


Gallery Contact: Karl Peters
tel: 215.873.0750

In Philadelphia's art world today, and elsewhere in the country, there exists a strong group of artists hailing from the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Over the years, they have stuck together, supported and inspired each other. 'Something in the Water' is an exhibition that acknowledges and celebrates the extraordinary amount of accomplished artists that sprung from this small area.

Although the group assembled for this show in no way represents all of the creative people from the Delaware County, it shows a strong cross section of the talent that emerged from this area. One can only look at this group and wonder... There must be something in the water...

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LA - Ingrid Boberg "Home Beautiful" (12/03/05 - 01/11/06)

home beautiful




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FAX 310 550 0605
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SM - Doma Opening and Release (12/08/05)


NYC - "Myths, Legends, Ghosts, and Demons" (12/01/05 - 02/18/06)

Jason Loui

Myths, Legends, Ghosts, and Demons

Invisible NYC is proud to host a solo-exhibit by mixed-media artist and world famous tattoo artist, Jason Loui.

Jason Loui, a 27 year old tattooer and painter who owns and operates Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge Massachuesets, is known for his exceptional tattooing as well as his brilliantly executed watercolors. Both are in high demand. Mr. Loui’s exhibit of watercolors at Invisible NYC, Myths, Legends, Ghosts, and Demons, combines imagery from traditional Japanese folklore and ghost stories with contemporary tattoo inspired visual structures and motifs.

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SF - "Hysterical Paroxysm" (11/29/05 - 12/10/05)

Hysterical Paroxysm
PlaySpace exhibition

November 29–December 10

Graduate Gallery, San Francisco campus
Opening reception: December 2, 6–9 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tues.–Sat., 12–6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9213

According to one 17th-century physician, hysteria was "the most common of diseases except fevers" and became the most frequently diagnosed disease in history.

This multimedia installation explores portrayals of hysterical women from film and television history. A broad range of source materials will craft the perfect chamber of suffering that will strike a dark familiarity with anyone who has grown up with these images from the American media.

SF - Alarm Magazine 10th Anniversary Art Show (11/28/05 - 12/04/05)

alarm magazine

The current art show at 111 Minna is Dimensional Overload will be coming down this week and making room for ALARM Magazines 10th Anniversary Art show. There will be an opening reception this Thursday Dec, 1st from 5pm-2am.

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Miami - Marco Brambilla (11/30/05 - 12/04/05)

113005creativetimeCreative Time presents
An Art Basel Miami Beach Preview Presentation of
Marco Brambilla's film Sync
The Raleigh Hotel (rooms and lobby)
1775 Collins Ave. Miami Beach
November 30 - December 4, 2006

Creative Time cordially invites you to fluff (the pillow), grab the remote, and turn on channel 2 for your private in-room screening of Marco Brambilla's scintillating film Sync. Didn't get a room? Do it in the Raleigh Lobby. Sync will play for the public all day and all night, November 30 - December 4.

Sampling sex scenes from Hollywood and adult films, Brambilla tosses out the old formulaic treatment to create a new work that builds to a state of sensory overload.

Creative Time is proud to present this preview presentation with thanks to Andre Balazs at The Raleigh Hotel. Sync is part of a two-channel video installation to be shown @ Christopher Grimes Gallery in Los Angeles in January 2006. Staying in NY? More to come here soon!

Chicago - Musicians at Work Forum (12/05/05)

Musicians at Work Forum Looks at Independent Labels

Monday, December 5, 6 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

Moderator Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and panelists Nan Warshaw (Bloodshot Records), Jim Powers (Minty Fresh Records), Tony Brummell (Victory Records), and Mike Friedman (Premonition Records) will discuss what differentiates an independent label from a major corporate label, how to determine what a label does, and if it is the right label for that particular musician. Participants also learn how to win a label contract, what to expect when that happens, and what it takes to start your own record label. Presented by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Music Commission, sponsored by Columbia College and the Chicago Federation of Musicians.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: 312-744-6630

SF - DAVID CHOE @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY (12/01/05 - 12/31/05)


Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery are pleased to present new paintings by world famous artist and escape convict David Choe.

For years David has been traveling the globe destroying its crust, leaving his mark behind everywhere he goes, painting portraits of twisted twin sisters and vicious dogs wielded by half naked women.

Please join us this December to celebrate David's freedom and creativity.

Dec. 1, 2005: 7-9:30pm

FIFTY24SF Gallery
248 Fillmore St.
SF CA 94117
(415)252-0144 ext.4

LA - "REGGAE RISING" (12/03/05 - 01/11/06)




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NYC - The Chowrangi 2005 Fundraiser (12/08/05)

The Chowrangi 2005 Fundraiser
Thursday, December 8, 2005, 6:30 – 9:30pm at the
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
137 Greene Street
New York, New York 10012

Dear Friends:

As you know, on October 8th, tragedy struck Pakistan in the most horrific proportions in the country's history. An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has led to widespread destruction in the north. With over 86,000 feared dead and a much higher number injured and homeless, urgent and steady action is required.

Chowrangi Magazine, a new print magazine for the Pakistani-American community, will be holding a fundraiser on the evening of Dec 8th at the Tagore Gallery in New York - both to mark our third issue and to raise money for post-earthquake reconstruction through the NGO ibtida ( You can view our mandate, bios and board at Our aim is to be a thinking publication, to encourage debate and discussion on social and political issues within the community and present the diversity of Pak-Am society, particularly within the realms of arts and culture.

See link below for event details:

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