Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Going & Going / No applause

My great friend from Nashville, Shannon, is having a new solo show next week, come by if you are in NY.

Here is the write up..

Shannon Lucy's work continues to push the boundaries of the non-conformist, idealistic art practice.             A sensitivity towards the everyday, the media, and the pressures that confront the artist in her own studio translates here into work that is direct and un-glorified.  Steering clear of the commercial, market-driven commodity, the artist instead dissects moral and cultural conventions and reworks them into fresh and tangible forms with painting and drawing to suit her own artistic endeavors.  Going & Going is an earnest presentation of the trials and tribulations of today's artist, who often finds herself preparing for an inevitably poor reception of her work.

Longing for a world of sincerity and innocence, Lucy questions the role of the artist in society, their duties and function. She bravely presents dynamic and new works for the world to consume, while others around her work safely in their well-defined niche they have carved out for themselves in support of their career ambitions.  With all of the concerns of the bleak economic market, the psychologically introspective works do reference familiar iconography such as the Olympics but also deal with deep-seated ethical questions like 'who really cares?'

 We also see the artist's need to categorize and compartmentalize as a means of understanding and perhaps gaining control of the world.   A hint of nostalgia, a touch of innocence and a well rooted academic foundation make her works provocative, poignant and witty.  Going & Going is Shannon Lucy's third solo exhibition in New York and her first here at the gallery.   

      Going & Going will be open from October 9th through November 14th at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts at 526 West 26th Street, New York, NY. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 8th from 6 – 8pm.

For info call 212-463-8500 or 917-825-1269

more skulls............

really into skulls lately, these via, whokilledbambi blog, and the web.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the look of music, tuesdays...

more music and sound imagery...

I never realized "that" Heart album was that good, but they sure seem to be enjoying it. Nice 'stache bra.

Monday, September 28, 2009

fortune cookie mondays.

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Friday, September 25, 2009

the dopeness of Jan Młodożeniec.

"The Art of CYRK Posters

During the golden era for the Polish Posters (c.1945-1980), the most recognized subject and the most highly acclaimed posters were CYRK Polish Circus posters. For approximately a quarter century, CYRK posters achieved a remarkable artistic quality as well as an unmatched degree of popularity.

These contemporary CYRK posters were first created in 1962, when the state circus agency, the United Entertainment Enterprises (ZPR), commissioned leading artists to develop a modern approach to the circus poster. The ZPR wanted a revised look for the circus poster to parallel the circus' efforts to upgrade its image. These new CYRK posters were not to be advertisements presenting concrete objects, people, or facts; but rather, they were to be artistic renderings reminding the public that an exciting and modern circus was coming to town. Based usually on a single theme, their metaphors and allusions created a wonderful artistic expression that should be viewed, but should also be read, pondered, and digested....

Jan Mlodozeniec is a Master of Polish poster design. He was born in 1929 and is considered one of the most outstanding artist in Poland in last 50 years. He's a graduate of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, with specialization in book and magazine layouts, studio graphic work and posters.

Major awards: Honorary Mention at National Exhibition of Book Illustration, Posters and Small Graphic Forms in Warsaw; award at 1st National Biennial of Posters in Katowice, 1965; First Price at 2nd Biennial of Applied Graphic in Brno, 1966; Silver and Bronze Medals at 4th and 7th National Biennial of Posters in Katowice (in 1971 and 1977 respectively); Silver Medals at International Book Fairs in Leipzig, East Germany (1965 and 1971); Gold Medal at 8th International Biennial of Posters in Warsaw (1980); Gold Medal at 5th International Biennial of Posters in Lahti, Finland (1983).

Jan Mlodozeniec passed away in late 2000."

Text via

more here... jan-mlodozeniec.htm

Images and discovery via google.

girls in headphones....

...for strath (and every guy.)

pics from the We Are Familia, Seb Jarnot event...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

random web grabs...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


in case you didnt know.

via a blog i saw today.