Monday, September 28, 2009
This guy came up in class today- Krink. Gotta look more into him, but I can say that right off the bat I love the versatility of this artist. He's on the street, in galleries, on t-shirts, even has his own line of inks and paints. I love that. Here's his myspace.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 11:04 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Everyone was retweeting this earlier today on Twitter and I don't blame them. These are some images to Dina Goldstein's Fallen Princesses project. She writes, "These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The '...happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues." Awesome project. See the rest of the series here.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 4:20 PM
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This is work from Iain Crawford, beauty and fashion photographer. I love how these are playful and really hold the viewer's attention. Check out more of his stuff here.
The silver eyes kill this picture for me. I think they're too harsh and they take away from the gorgeousness of the lips.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Last night I went to Jo Smail's opening at Goya Contemporary. The show was gorgeous- I felt the pieces were fun and playful but with a sophisticated tone. And I loved how she played with her surfaces- layering different materials, using different paint types, etc.
Enchanted Ear, 2008 12"x9"
Cut Short, 2009 12"x9"
Reaching Out To Collect The Moon, 2009 9"x12"
Ripening Thought, 2008 13 1/2"x12"
These are pictures I took while there. The way some of the smaller pieces were positioned throughout the show was fantastic- Sadly, I didn't think at the time to take a picture of just that to show you. I talked with Amy Raehse, the gallery's executive director, and she explained that she and Jo worked together to hang the show. The were very conscious of how the pieces played together and spoke together and wanted that to be displayed. I thought it was extremely successful.
This is Amy. She was wonderful and I'm excited to work with her more in the future for more blog posts about the gallery.
Posted by Jess Kemp at 1:56 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
In the hopes of eating healthier/feeling good/why the hell not, I'm about to start a new diet challenge. My friend Heather and I are starting the diet listed below tomorrow morning. Part of me is really excited about it and the other is scared as hell. I'm sipping on my last sugar-loaded coffee that I'll be having for a while now- tomorrow morning means fruits and veggies only!!
Days 1-3: raw fruits and vegetables
Days 4-7: add nuts, beans, spices, olive oil (can cook veggies now)
Days 8-14: add whole grains (not flour though)
Days 15-21: add potatoes
Days 22-28: add whole wheat (w/ flour)
Days 29-35: add skim milk and honey
Days 36-42: add eggs
Days 43-49: add cheese
Days 50-56: add chicken and fish
*Cheat on one food item/week (ex. slice of pizza, ice cream cone, candy bar, etc.)
*No preservatives/chemicals the whole time!
*No sweeteners except for honey, added in week 5
*No drinks except water and milk, added in week 5
Posted by Jess Kemp at 12:15 AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Artist Kelly Mark has been punching in and out of her studio since 1997. She plans on continuing to do this everyday until she turns 65 or when she dies. A private collector has already purchased this piece, called In & Out, and pays Mark every year for the work that was done. How awesome is that?
Posted by Jess Kemp at 5:42 PM
We also talked about Eleanor Antin and her 100 Boots series today in CDPP class. This is a fantastic series- from 1971 to 73 Antin used 100 boots that she bought in the Army Surplus store to complete this series of 51 images. All 100 boots were in every image. They were not produced as fine art prints, though. They were originally sent as postcards to about a thousand people. In some of the images, the boots appear singly or in pairs amongst the rest. I prefer when they aren't paired up. I feel like when they're paired, they represent a person too much. I know this may have been what the artist was planning, and for that I applaud her. I just prefer when the boots are not in pairs- it gives a character to each one then. Some of the titles are pretty great-
100 Boots Facing the Sea
Posted by Jess Kemp at 5:14 PM