Sunday, March 28, 2010

Interesting Dutch Artists at Industry Gallery, DC

These two Dutch guys operate in the art/craft area, and I like what they do. They work as avant-guarde designers that get rid of comfort as a design principle. See the review by Blake Gopnik in the Washington Post.

Magic Eye: The Films of Phil Solomon

I don't know if any of you have been to or heard of the Magic Eye series but it is a really great event that happens every so often, I think usually once a month. They used to screen in the Lof/t but now that it doesn't exist any longer they have had them at the Charles theater. The series is curated, usually with a theme, of films and video by avant-garde and experimental filmmakers. Some local, some national/international. The upcoming event is a screening + conversation with the experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon. I highly recommend this series! I know we have class on this particular night but keep Magic Eye in mind and definitely try and make one of them in the future.

"Magic Eye and Johns Hopkins University are pleased to host an evening of film and conversation with acclaimed experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon.

'Although part of a long avant-garde tradition, Mr. Solomon makes films that look like no others I've seen. The conceit of the filmmaker as auteur has rarely been more appropriate or defensible — The liberating effect of Mr. Solomon's work suggests a rather different realm: Film Meets Vision, Rejoice!' – Manolha Dargis, New York Times

The screening will include excerpts from his installation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art “American Falls” and a selection of his films and videos, including “Remains To Be Seen” which Stan Brakhage named as one of his Top Ten Films of All Time for Sight and Sound magazine.

Solomon’s film work employs an array of chemical and optical treatments to explore the natural state of decay of 16mm film. The results produce a molten emulsion unique to his cinema, a visually mesmerizing struggle between a captured image and the materiality of the medium.

His recent video series called “In Memoriam, Mark Lapore” operates in the genre of machinima. Appropriating scenes from the lawless world of Grand Theft Auto, Solomon quells the crime wave and creates a trance-like wandering through a desolate urban landscape. The trilogy, named as one of the Top Experimental Films of 2007 by the Village Voice, will close the evening’s program.

Phil Solomon teaches at University of Colorado – Boulder. He has participated in two Whitney Biennials and has had three Cineprobes (one-man shows) at the Museum of Modern Art. He has won a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1993) and The Thatcher Hoffman Smith Award (2007), as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Capital Foundation."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

3-D exhibition

Review of “Ouroboros: The History of the Universe,” an exhibition requiring 3-D glasses:

"Ouroboros, as the Greeks called the snake that eats its tail, has from ancient times been a symbol of cosmic unity and self-sufficiency."

Friday, March 26, 2010

@ symbol added to MoMA collection

An interesting article for the designers + symbol lovers among us: 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

William Kentridge at MOMA

Great show worth seeing at MOMA.

MFA Openings this Friday.

The MFA Program at UMBC are having an Open Studio day this coming Friday March 26 from 7-10. The address for the Raleigh Building is :
We might want to check it out if we are going to do something similar. They are doing it the same day they have their Mid Term Reviews.
Also MICA is hosting the first of their Spring MFA Thesis shows the same day. Opening Reception is between 5-7 at the Decker, Meyerhoff and Fox Buildings.

Table of Contents: Artists Who Make Books

Andrew Laumann
Cody DeFranco
Jordan Bernier
Molly O'Connell
Lizz Hickey
Jamie Felton
Paul Koneazny

In Conjunction with "Fresh Prints" at Open Space and the BMA Print Fair

Exhibition Runs: March 26th - April 9th
Opening Reception: Friday March 26th 7pm-10pm

H&H Building 3rd Floor / 405 W. Franklin Street / Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

French Paper Sample Room

I was ordering paper from the French Paper Co. over the weekend and stumbled across a section of their site called the sample room. The site features some interesting Posters printed on French Paper's stock

Saturday, March 20, 2010

How to Write

I saw some samples on how to write a cover letter and other stuff when looking up a proper format for this weeks assignments

here are the liks

Letter 2

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Susan Lee-Chun invites Baltimore fitness fans to join her exciting new faux-real fitness program: “Everybody Suz-ercise!”

Susan Lee-Chun and her three selves—Sue, Sioux and Su (The Suz) are on a quest for ultimate happiness and fulfillment through contemporary fitness. Become part of the high mode, high performance team that presents Come on Baltimore, Let's Suz-ercise! outdoors in the Inner Harbor this June 23!

MARCH 18 6pm Conversation with The Suz 7pm Everybody Suz-ercise! A presentation by The Suz See what Suz-ercise is all about and how Together, we'll help you meet our immeasurable goals.

March 19

10am Suz-ercise Participant Orientation: Start on your path to becoming a Certified Suz-erciser. Get measured for your Suz-authentic workout gear. Learn how to train for the experience of your lifetime with The Suz on June 23, 2010.

June 23 6pm at Baltimore's Inner Harbor: Come on Baltimore, Letʼs Suz-ercise!

Info: TheSuzITsFauxReal or call 410 962 8565

Michael Guidetti

Galleries and museums are, for all intents and purposes, standardized exhibition containers. The three multimedia works that comprise Michael Guidetti’s solo show ruminate on this form, each representing a discrete space used to show art. He sets down basic architectural frameworks in watercolor and effectively enlivens them with superimposed digital projections. Two of the works, Bounce Room 1 and Bounce Room 2 (all works 2009), depict modernist white-cube spaces overlaid with projected red, green, and blue blobs that ricochet against the depicted walls and ceilings. These elements are as playful and mesmerizing as a game of Pong, but they also highlight the infrastructure of projection technology—the RGB color model at the heart of most image production. Guidetti revels in stripping his subject down to its baseline, and while there’s the potential for tech gimmickry to overshadow the works, they’re ultimately more meditative than whimsical, each projecting viewers into dollhouse discotheques. His Untitled is a more earnest and provocative work, referencing a Romanesque gallery with coffered ceiling and windows that seemingly overlook the sea, the whole setting a heavenly, hallowed milieu. In it are pedestals displaying Asian-looking artifacts—a Buddha statue, a teapot, and animal figures. The latter images are purplish projections, apparitions that subtly flicker. Gathered from open-source 3-D scans of artworks (among the first digital copies ever made), the computer-enhanced renderings progress through a slow, looped cycle from day to night. It’s an idealized, digital simulacrum—with pixelated edges showing. As installed in the cozy dimensions of Jancar Jones, which is not much bigger than a closet, the works are set within a near version of themselves—and it’s the kind of metagesture that seals the self-reflexive deal.

— Glen Helfand

watch this video

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Peter Schjedahl article on exhibit at the New Museum

Peter Schjedahl's take on the Dakis Joannou collection/Jeff Koons curated show at the New Museum in the New Yorker magazine, March 15. He thinks the exhibit is agressive and great, but he also addresses the larger social context in which this takes place, namely the mega collectors of "abominable wealth" intermingling with the relatively poor (except for the Jeff Koonses of the world) artist class. If art reflects society, for which I think is a pretty powerful argument, isn't there a kind of poseur mentality in the "noblesse oblige laced with a left-libertarian raciness" which characterizes the nexus of art stars with the aristocracy of wealth and social clout in the context of a society struggling with foreclosures and economic depression? See

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yorkarts exhibit

I thank anyone in advance who may be coming, I know it's kind of a hike

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Library of Unread Books

Julius Deutschbauer:
The Library of Unread Books

Julius Deutschbauer

For over 10 years, Julius Deutschbauer has collected hundreds of books, all of which have a single characteristic in common: their owners would have liked to have read them, but never fulfilled their good intentions. Shown as part of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, The Library of Unread Books explores the idea that today the number of books that are not read far exceeds the number that are.
The Print Center invites you to add your unread book to our growing collection. Just add it to our bookcase on the second floor and fill out the survey provided. At the end of the exhibition, the Library will travel to the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City.

In addition, Deutschbauer will be in residence at The Print Center from April 6 - 11 interviewing participants about their unread book. Please contact John Caperton, Curator at 215-735-6090 x3 or if you would like to schedule an interview with the artist.

Monday, March 8, 2010


another art blog, with lots of categories.....something for everyone

Art House Co-op

Some of this is pay-to-play, but it is an interesting idea and a possible way to get work out there.

Thoughts on Alternative Art Spaces

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Hi everybody,

I made a web-based experiment today and would love to have feedback.

Here it is:


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NYC this weekend

Hey Everyone,

I'm headed to NYC this weekend, because there is a hell of a lot of good, temporary stuff going on:

The Whitney Biennial:

The Armory Show


Scope Art Fair

This is just a sampling: the latter three are only this weekend! Highly recommended.

Also, remember to look back at the list I posted for visiting artists (a few weeks back, here). Alexa Brooks will be visiting tomorrow, so those of you who have studio visits with her will want to be prepared.

See you soon,


Issues of 19th-century Western exploration

A symposium addressing issues of 19th-century Western exploration, photographic practice in the post-Civil War West, wet-plate photography in the field and the parallel tradition of landscape painting will be held Friday, April 9, from 2 to 7 pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Speakers include Jurovics and Willumson; Joni Kinsey, professor of art history at the University of Iowa; J.C. Mutchler, assistant professor of history at the University of Arizona South; and Mark Osterman, process historian at the George Eastman House. The program concludes with a panel discussion featuring photographers Ranney, Ruwedel and Stupich, moderated by Paddock, curator of photography at the Denver Art Museum. The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required. 

The program is sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Library of Congress. For details Smithsonian American Art Museum


Eve Wylie look at some crazy screenprinting on the wall.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

top ten art cliches

when searching for this guys work i came across this site he created, made me laugh, and his paintings aren't half bad either.

jason dunda

Monday, March 1, 2010

Curator's Incubator

Hey Everyone, I found out I made it into the Curator's Incubator at MAP!
Look for my show feb. 2011