29 May 2009

The Slow Death of American Car Industry

This exhibit by Jonathan Schnipper is actually called "The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle." I think it was, however, conceived before the collapse of our national auto industry. These muscle cars are on a steel track, and set to collide over a period of six days in Brooklyn at the Pierogi Boiler. I think this is powerful in the sense that a series of graphs and charts would never have the visual impact of twisted metal. I also laugh when people fall though.

28 May 2009

Dancing Headfones

Ooh Yeah - dancing headphones from beshart on Vimeo.

Netherlands to Close Prisons For Lack of Criminals

Apparently, a shortage of criminals is causing the closing of prisons. It is possible that Belgium might even rent out the empty prisons. This is definitive proof that cliched republican rhetoric against legalization of drugs and "democratic socialism" is all true. All of it...

12 May 2009

Reggie Watts

I am not exactly sure what this all means, but I do know that is is absolutely genius.

Reggie Watts on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Rueben Margolin and kinetic sculpture

I just recently started getting into kinetic sculpture and Ruebens work is by far the best that I have come across. It is beautiful and peaceful. I especially enjoy that the inspiration for his work comes from nature- the sun, the water, and the wheat!?! What? This man is beautifully insane. Thank you Rueben Margolin. You have made me smile, and have made my day.

05 May 2009

Boxi at Carmichael Gallery in LA

I have found my new favorite gallery. I was abandoned on the streets of LA, and suddenly found it.
I have been following Boxi's work for a couple years and was extremely glad to get the opportunity to get to see the work live. His technique doesn't just verge on neurotic- it is neurotic, but that only makes it more of a pleasure to stand in front of for hours.
The only thing that I like more than his paintings, is his own description of his artwork.
Boxi calls this work "post-apocalyptic romanticism." (Im pretty sure this is what a bachelors in art gets you.)

Evol in Berlin

Evol is mind-boggling me once again. The concept to take the texture and imprints from used cardboard boxes and turn that into the texture of the streets is so simple, and powerful. Don't even get me started on his cuts. Click of the above photos for larger ones. Check him out, if you hadn't heard of him before.