Friday, January 18th, 2013
Love these beautiful drawings by P. Williams, which are on display at Room104 gallery in Seattle.
Sitting in my studio among the rubble and the wreckage of this near complete work, reflecting on the process and the product, I’m left to wonder if there is a strange beauty in these tense moments that our lives are made of, in the grotesque and the fantastic, in the fractions of time preceding following and punctuating. While I find beauty in the grotesque and art in the mundane, sometimes I have to wonder if what’s on the easel is any better than what is in the trash. I make art that I want to see, I build things that I want to experience, trying to capture some sort of vague intangible moment of transformation, where something familiar like cardboard is seen anew, where the common becomes the extraordinary. I strive to make work ripe with wonder and ambivalence at forces beyond us. Maybe this work is about my relationship with Seattle, a longing punctuated with short visits only through the portal of commercial aviation, or perhaps it’s a dialogue about the non-space, and non existence experienced while traveling, surrendering comfort, control and space in exchange for mere transport. Or maybe it’s more an unconscious attempt to reconcile the anxiety of travel compounded with the passenger plane as our new symbol of national martyrdom. Or maybe it’s all just a cluster f*ck.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
The art collective CYRCLE’s ORGANIZED CHAOS! show, which opened at the Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Lab at the end of November, is now on view at the CHURCH boutique. It looks really great – if you’re in LA, you should definitely check it out!
Relying on the metaphor between the bee and the flower to simulate the relationship between art and society, CYRCLE artists Davey and Rabi, along with architect Hunter Leggitt and fabricator Mike Russek, built out a hive-like architecture to house the many pieces of interactive, functional, and fine art, from a spinning totem to CUBIX pieces, to lenticular sculptures, to lighting and jewelry. Patrons were welcomed into the space and encouraged to initiate order within the chaos of the human movement within the show, therefore creating a type of performance art within the actual pieces themselves.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
New print release: this week we have teamed up with artist Jason Brueck to bring you his print Campbell’s Cosmonaut to benefit Doctors Without Borders. I happen to LOVE the pop art movement and spent way too much time during my college years writing art history papers on Andy Warhol. Throw in a bit of tongue and cheek commentary on popular culture and it’s icons and I’m a happy girl, so it should be no surprise that I was thrilled to see this piece by Jason.
I created Campbell’s Cosmonaut
as a tongue-in-cheek homage (of sorts) to Andy Warhol. When asked to describe my work, very few people know of photo illustration as it relates to art, even fewer are aware of collage artists like Julien Pacaud
, Mario Wagner
and Mark Weaver
. Invariably, I’ll say it’s “pop” art since that’s a term people are familiar with and instantly the conversation turns to Warhol, Marilyn Monroe and tomato soup cans
…my dad is a physician and has traveled to places like The Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and even Siberia to help those less fortunate. Some of the stories he brings back would shock most people to their core.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.
Read our interview with Jason here
. You can buy the print here.
Monday, January 14th, 2013
Sweet Tooth board graphics from Burton.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
Beautiful hand-turned terra cotta light fixtures by Benjamin Hubert.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
How beautiful is this bathroom sink by Michael Hilgers for ex.t shop? I want! Also lovely is the Ray Mirror, which mimics the design of the sink, and slides to reveal a two small storage compartments behind the glass.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
New print release: this week we are excited to be working with artist Albin Christen to bring you his print Mésanges to benefit the Kids In Need Foundation. I enjoyed reading Albin’s interview with TWP, especially his comments on what inspires him:
The combat – or the dialogue – between lightness and gravity. Between the earth and the sky.
The sentiment about combat between earth and sky really seems to resonate with this piece and the artists’ imagery. Earth an sky seem to occupy the same space in Mésanges.
Albin has chosen to pair with the Kids in Need Foundation
because all children should have the same chances – in school and in every aspect of life.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20, and 24×30 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.
Read our interview with Chrysa here
. You can buy the print here.
Monday, January 7th, 2013
Surreal poster for The Lost Boys by We Buy Your Kids at Mondo.
Friday, January 4th, 2013
K’NEX Atomic Coaster is 4′ tall, contains 1,200 pieces, and looks like a serious undertaking.