Good Wednesday everyone! Sorry things have been quiet for a few days, I’ve been getting ready to take a trip up to Santa Cruz and San Francisco with the boyfriend for the week. Thus, ducks had to be put in a row and things needed tidying up. But, there are lots of fun things still going on, like the awesome Cole Gerst doing this weeks desktop wallpaper. Growing up in Georgia, he studied art at the Atlanta College of Art and eventually moving out to LA. Funny enough, he lives about 15 blocks away from me!
I spotted the piece above on Cole’s site and I thought it was such a rad image, and that it would make such a great wallpaper. There are so many great little details in this wallpaper, and the color is so vibrant and warming, kind of like a summers sunset.
While I personally believe black foxes are the best, Sandy Skoglund’s gray foxes are pretty great as well. Skoglund was born in Massachusetts in 1964 and has been working as a conceptual artist since she moved to New York in 1972. The images above are from an installation called Fox Games which was first put up in 1989 but is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum.
I think she totally captured the essence of foxes and how they interact (not that I’m some weirdo fox expert who’s in touch with his inner fox) but they totally seem like one would expect them to act. Plus the effect of having their entire environment painted the same color red makes it seem quite surreal.
All of the photos used in the post were snatched from whistlepunch on Flickr, so thanks!
More photos under the cut.
David Huyck’s wonderful Cloudy Collection is already back again with a second edition of beautiful two color silkscreened prints. This time around the artists involved are David, my old chum S.Britt, Scott Campbell, Bwana Spoons, Chris Eliopolus, Vera Brosgol and Vincent Stall. The theme of this series is Hovels & Hideaways, which is such a cute idea and the artists really nailed the concept.
Pick up some for yourself, their only $35 for all of ‘em, plus free shipping in the U.S. and Canadia.
More previews under the cut.
Andreas over at Brothers By Choice was kind enough to send me a link to this awesome interview they did with Bruno 9li for this Brazilian liquor called Sagitaba. The interview was done as part of a series of interviews showing Brazilian culture in it’s different forms, thus highlighting how great this drink is, I guess. Anyhow, it’s pretty cool to hear Bruno talk about his influences, like African and Japanese culture, and how living in Brazil shapes a lot of his work as well.
There’s also a lot of great footage of Bruno working which is my favorite part. Towards the end you get to see him paint this giant mural on the side of a wall, it’s really rad looking. You can also see inside his studio, as well as learning about his progression from black and white to the immense amount of colors he currently puts into his pieces. And just to be clear, I have nothing to do with the liquor, I just think this is a cool video!
Earlier tonight I went to Swoon’s Drown Your Boats show at the New Image Art, and I was totally floored by how amazing it was. I knew who Swoon was in a vague way, but I wasn’t entirely familiar with her work, so it was amazing to see it in person.
Swoon works primarily in cut paper, which I’m pretty sure she wheat pastes to walls. It was astounding to see all the tiny pieces that make up her work. The pattern in the photo above is all tiny bits of hand pasted paper, there must have been hundreds of them all over the walls. Her paintings were also really amazing as well, I was really in love with all the colors that popped through. I also think that most of the show was put together with scraps of found things, like old plywood and cardboard.