Jennifer Farris
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Art Radar: 04.29.10


ART-RADAR

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Technical complexities are utilized to enable the viewer to enter into a matrix of experiences. What is perceived as personal transcends the universal through contemplation. Invention and ornamentation are all utilized to create what I describe as not a god, but dietic beings both psyche and spiritual. My work is an abstracted rendition and depiction of these dieties. It is my hope that these images and the series of works presented will become emblematic of states of optimism. -Mi Ju (2010)

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WHEN: Thursday, April 29th at 7pm

WHERE: Fecal Face Gallery 66 Ghogh Street @ Market  San Francisco, CA 94102

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For the first time, a world-class collection of works from some of the finest emerging and noted living U.S. Urban and Contemporary artists from the new American art scene is being unveiled internationally in a museum exhibition for British and European audiences. In the gallery’s stand-out tradition of unprecedented firsts, Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery has collaborated with Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery – the home of Banksy vs Bristol Museum, British street phenomenon Banksy’s largest and most-talked about world exhibition to date – to present a diverse range of 45 artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal to neo-figurative to street in the historic and momentous art event, ART FROM THE NEW WORLD.

Opens To the Public on Saturday, May 1, 2010

WHAT: Art From The New World

WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2010

WHERE: Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery Queen’s Road  Bristol, UK BS8 1RL

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ARTIST PARTY!!!  Kime Buzzelli will be in attendance with limited edition hand painted prints, and one-of-a-kind frocks! Kime Buzzelli is a Los Angeles based painter, illustrator, costume designer and former owner of beloved Echo Park boutique, Show Pony. Her artwork is inspired by fashion, film, music, make believe, mysteries and voyeurism. Fantastical portraits of women are layered on heavy papers using watercolors and markers to invoke dreamlike moments. Kime’s work has appeared on the cover of Flaunt Magazine and additionally in Nylon, Lula, Swindle, Juxtapoz, W, Elle, Cosmo and Bust magazines.

WHAT: Kime Buzzelli: Fashion Lovers Make Up – Solo exhibit

WHEN: Thursday, April 29th. Kicks off at 6:30p

WHERE: Candy Store Collective 3153 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94103


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The homie Ricardo of Headquarter is celebrating his 5th anniversary of his store with a collaboration toy with Mexican street artist Seher and with Medicom to work on a set of Bearbricks. The set will include a 400% and a 100% Bearbrick, both coming with some strong graphics by the artist. The set will be released on May 1st.

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DON’T TRIP! But Kidrobot x Sanrio figures hit the interweb! YES! KIDROBOT AND SANRIO!!!  First there was Frank Kozik’s packaging for a devilish Hello Kitty figure (based on this Three Apples painting) and then shortly after Amanda Visell’s Badtz Maru.  Pretty exciting, Hello Kitty is huge worldwide and these figures should certainly increase exposure for the artists involved and designer toys as a whole.

After digging around a bit on the ‘net and elsewhere, here’s a little more info.  The release is a likely a ways off yet (in 2010), the figures are apparently medium sized (not minis), and the list of artists includes Tara McPherson.   Here’s guessing that the new toys might be part of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary.

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Giant Robot is proud to host Butter and Blood, an art show featuring new work by Marc Johns and Steven Weissman.

Marc Johns draws almost daily, and has been for as long as he can remember. Once posted online, his humorous, witty, and thought-provoking drawings were quickly embraced, and earned him a fast-growing community of fans around the world as well as published works in Wired and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Whether it’s a man with branches growing out of his head that need pruning, or a pipe that’s trying to quit smoking, his characters are simply, sparsely drawn, yet speak volumes. For the show, the Victoria, Canada-based is preparing 30 ink-and-watercolor pieces that examine the public’s conspicuous consumption of trend items and branded goods, and how we blindly participate in what is a bit of a charade.

Steven Weissman has written and drawn comics for Fantagraphics Books, Nickelodeon Magazine, Last Gasp, Marvel Entertainment (for whom he created the “Mini-Marvels” series), and numerous other publishers/publications. He won the Harvey Kurtzman Award for “Best New Talent” in 1998 with his acclaimed, ongoing indie-comic series, Yikes, which channels nonironic darkness of Chas Addams with the raw, youthful honesty of Charles Schulz and has been collected into several volumes. For the show, the Los Angeles artist is preparing a series of medium-sized pen, ink, and screen-tone pieces with themes such as baseball, proverbs, ghosts, and Barack Obama.

WHAT: Giant Robot

WHEN: May 8th

WHERE: 2015 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Graphic design credit to: Phaymiss


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