One of my favorite photographers Ryan McGinley has a new exhibit coming up called Moonmilk, which will be opening September 10th at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London. This time around Ryan took a bunch of sexy naked models into a bunch of underground caves and lava tubes. It’s quite brilliant what he can do with lighting and scenery. I kind of feel like his more recent work has almost shifted to landscape photography, there just happens to be a couple of people speckled into the photos. Plus the colors of these are really amazing. I wonder if it’s just gels on lights set up around the cave?
Check out more photos of the exhibit by visiting the Alison Jacques Gallery website and Tiny Vices.
I’ve been a fan of Tom Muller’s work for quite a while now, his name coming into my vocabulary because of his work with the amazing Ashley Wood. The other day I took a visit to his site and noticed the rad poster you see above that he created for Darren Firth’s Now Showing exhibit. For me personally, this poster brings me back to my childhood. My mother raised me on a strange assortment of movies, this happening to be one of them. So I have all these random memories of palm crystals and death chambers and libraries overgrown with foliage.
For the poster Mr. Muller ended up attacking it one, but ended up in a completely different place. At first he started out with more of an infographic approach, visually representing the 30 year lifespan of a person living in that world. I think this version looks awesome, but Tom wasn’t happy with it. So his focus shifted to the exterior of the Selfridges store in Birmingham, something his wife suggested to him. Based up on that he asked his brother Tim to create a “kind of red rubbery studded ball in 3D”, something that could represent many things in an abstract way. This lead to a more simple approach to the poster, using Futura as the font and keeping things clean and minimal.
I think overall it turned out really well, I would love to own this poster. For more info on the creation of the poster, be sure to click here.
The most creative graffiti artists out there right now, Os Gemeos, have a new book out called The Flowers in this Garden were Planted by my Grandparents. The book is a retrospective of their work that was created for their exhibit at the Museum Het Domein, Sittardk in the Netherlands. The book itself is divided into different sections like Public work, sketches, and installations.
The book is 170 pages, is limited to 2500 copies, and you can pick it up for $58 over at Giant Robot’s online store.
Last night after work I headed right over to the REDCAT for Two Lines Align, Geoff McFetridge and Ed Fella’s new show. I’d never been to the REDCAT before (REDCAT stands for Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, it’s in Downtown LA) so it was fun to finally see what it’s like inside. The space itself was really big, think of a large restaurant, and includes a big gallery space and a laminated plywood-looking bar area.
Geoff McFetridge definitely took advantage of the space, painting giant murals and constructing a big installation which you get to walk through and in. He of course had work on the walls as well, but another cool thing he did was have a display box with a ton of his commercial work, like Virgin Suicides posters, the Nike Vandal Supremes he made (which I wanted to STEAL! haha), and even the Rooney logo, which I had no idea he made. It was pretty gratifying to see his work in person finally. I was talking to my friend Frank about his work, and we decided that it’s hard to do something really complex, but it’s just as hard to create something extremely simple, and therein lies his genius for me. I also got to talk to him for a few minutes and he was a really nice, cool guy.
I wasn’t a big fan of Ed Fella’s work, it was too all over the place for me and didn’t have enough cohesion. But if he helped inspire Mr. McFetridge in anyway, then I’m extremely grateful for his work. Check out under the cut for a TON of pics, and then check out a TON more on my Two Lines Align Flickr set.
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