American Style is The Museum at FIT’s eighth annual, two-day symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion. Designers, scholars, authors, and curators will discuss fashion of the Americas and explore themes ranging from the diversity of the American fashion industry to the unique characteristics of New York fashion. The symposium will also feature conversations with some of the most innovative American designers working today. Speakers include:
Van Dyk Lewis, Hip-hop Fashion: The Psycho Mind and Body Drop
David Colman, Prep-posterous: How history, mythology, race and fashion have clashed
and colluded to create today’s Prep Revival
Pamela Golbin, A French View of American Fashion
Nina Garcia, Maria Cornejo, and Christian Cota: Latin America and Fashion
Caroline Milbank: The Origin of the American Look
Kohle Yohannan: The Small Town Girl and The Femme Fatale: Claire McCardell & Valentina
Yeholee Teng: In Conversation with Susan Sidlauskas
Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2009
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, New York 10001-5992
DOUBLE EXPOSURE (two): Balanced Roles is an exhibition with five bay area artist-slash-curators who work within their respective residential spaces. Participating artists are Chris McCaw of 31 Rausch, Brion Nuda Rosch of Hallway Projects, Lena Reynoso of The Compound, Kari Marboe of MG Gallery, and Naaman Rosen of WE Space. The criteria for selection of these artists incorporates the idea of the expanding role of the artist in the community, and the use of residential spaces as a place to make art more accessible. This second installment of the Double Exposure show is a further testament to this growing practice in the Bay Area.
Please join us for the opening reception
Saturday December 5th
7pm – 10pm
CYBER MONDAY MADNESS!
It has done just that over at Mitsy Ávila Ovalles.
Art work is almost gone, but if you act fast you can probably snag some for you or your sweetie, or a homegirl or whoevs. Don’t miss out!!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
5:00PM entry for Members
(become a member and get in early!)
5:30PM – 8:00PM Public opening
As part of our seasonal promise to you – we feature community made artwork, great values, and a feel-good shopping experience.
In the gallery, recent Creative Growth artist collaborations with visiting artists: Kathleen Henderson, Meagan Donegan, Ed Musante, Jessica Dasher, Livia Stein, Sas Colby, Paper Magazine and more! Shop for drawings, ceramics, rugs, wood, prints, cigar box art, sculpture, textiles galore, holiday cards, art books, AND the premiere of the Creative Growth for Marc Jacobs Pop-Up-Shop, with merchandise direct from our exciting fundraising project. Music by Tommy Guerrero and Friends seasonal food and spirits by B Restaurant, Oakland.
**Open Saturdays: December 5, 12 and 19, 11AM-4PM**
Regular Gallery Hours
Monday thru Friday
11:00am – 4:30pm
Creative Growth Art Center
355 24th Street, Oakland 94612
510-836-2340 x 15
JEN E & RITZY P SUPREME GOODS at the 2nd Annual UNIQUE LA Holiday Show, on December 5th & 6th, 11am-6pm, booth 908. The largest independent design show on the West Coast, with over 300 local designers and artists takes place at the California Market Center (110 east 9th Street). The $10 entrance fee not only gets you in for both days but part of the proceeds goes to the local non-profit 826LA.
December 5th & 6th
California Market Center
110 East 9th Street – Map It
Just by looking at this photo, I’m sure I wouldn’t have to tell you that this show would be amazing to go see. Who isn’t a fan of photography, but not just regular old SFW type shots, I’m talking about the NSFW stuff. Sandy Kim most def delivers some of that for us, good news is that for those of us who cannot attend there is a BOOK! Here is a short interview with Miss Kim herself:
Where are you from and where are you reppin’ now?
I went to high school in Portland so I guess that’s where I’m from.
Reppin SF fo sho
What got you interested in Photography?
Being surrounded by beautiful people who are CRAZY and are willing to do wild things.
How does color impact your work?
Zzzzzzzzz. I haven’t slept in dayzzzzzz. I don’t know how to answer this question.
You’ve traveled on tour with the SF based band Girls. How has the process of shooting for band affected your personal work?
I went from being nobody to being published everywhere.
This is your first book and Unpiano Book’s, was it exciting working with Jesse?
Jesse rules for dealing with my 8:30 am melt downs, and he has a great eye.
There’s a lot of blood in your photography, do you like vampires?
Not particularly, I’m just on my period a lot.
Do you like boys that skate or bike more?
SKATE unless their bike has handlebars for me to sit on.
What pick up line might work on you at the opening?
“I’ve got an 8 ball, wanna go do it in the bathroom?” JK
Any thanks, shout-outs, or shit talking?
December 3rd, 2009
441 O’Farrell St
(between Taylor & Jones)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Originally from Denmark. Torkil Gundason approaches photography with a no-nonsense, Scandanavian sensibility. His style is simple and graphic. He prefers shooting in color in order to play various hues off one another. When asked to list three things he cannot live without as a photographer, his answer is appropriately succinct: light, light and light.
As a ten-year-old boy, Torkil received his first camera, a Bolex super-8. His first pictures were of a trip to Italy, which is where, many years later, Torkil would find his first success as an emerging fashion photographer.
Torkil’s photography has appeared in Vogue, Maybelline, Pantene, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Piaget, Guerlain, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein and Bergdorf Goodman.
December 3rd 7-9PM
3 9 Avenue
New York, NY 10014-1501
From views of an abandoned Staten Island ferry terminal to the deteriorating Coney Island Cyclone, Thomas documents urban scenes that while outwardly static, show a city in perpetual transition. The presence of previous inhabitants lingers heavily within each frame, like dinner plates that have recently been cleared away.
Like a Surrealist flaneur, Thomas explores the complex tension between absence and presence in his dreamlike outer landscapes. Devoid of human figures, his images of winding alleyways, imposing monuments and gleaming mist-filled harbors veer off at random into psychological terrain. Using a custom large-format camera and Polaroid film, he has created a nebulous archive of our collective inner longings.
Born in Germany in 1961, Christopher Thomas has worked for magazines such as Geo, Stern, Merian, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. He has produced numerous photo essays and received international awards for commercial and fine art photography. He lives and works in Munich and New York.
Christopher Thomas: New York Sleeps
December 3, 2009 through January 9, 2010.
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011.
A group show curated by Cope2 in conjuction with The SHOWROOM Gallery. THE GENERATIONS focuses on various aesthetic styles of graffiti culture from a local and international perspective, past and present. Pioneering tags, masterpieces, characters, comic illustrations, graphic design, boutique graffiti and photography. Explore some of the elements that has embodied and evolved from graffiti.
This exhibition will be limited to a 5 day release.
December 3 – 10, 2009
Stay tuned for the online gallery shop!
THE SHOWROOM GALLERY
117 SECOND AVE / EAST 7TH STREET
NEW YORK CITY
All David Weidman original posters are vintage and were hand pulled by Weidman between the 60’s and 70’s. There may be some very slight imperfections in the paper-stock and ink due to the vintage quality. Each print is signed by Weidman.
Prints can be purchased: Here.
New from Powerhouse Books!
Hardcover, 12.25 x 10.25 inches, 220 pages, 460 black-and-white and four-color photographs, and for $60. You’ve got yourself a deal.
Most def feeling the black and white photographs.
mmortalizing the people and moments that have defined the past 60 years, world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson has become as much a part of history as the photographs themselves. The scope of his accomplishments as a photojournalist is nothing short of remarkable: he has photographed every US president since Eisenhower, as well as Robert F. Kennedy on the night he was assassinated, and Martin Luther King Jr. at his funeral; he has shot stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Greta Garbo, and Truman Capote; he covered both the rise and fall of the Berlin wall, the IRA hunger strikes, the Freedom March through Mississippi, the Watts riots, 9/11, and conflicts in Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Israel, and the West Bank; and, on the eve of his eightieth birthday, Benson is still at it, crisscrossing the globe on assignment for Condé Nast.
Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:
Art HERstory: Lilly Daché
Women Making History: Sophy Robson
New Artwork by: DALEK
She’s Crafty: DIY Ruffled Suspenders
- COPE2 Solo Exhibit in West Hollywood
- FUTURESHOCK: Street Art Exhibition in Melbourne and New Zealand
- “SOMETHING’S MISSING” Exhibition at NYU Bronfman Center Gallery
- LUXOTICA: Graffiti Legends IVORY, CES ONE & TICH at Art Basel Miami Beach
- Art Radar: 02.03.11