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Art Radar: 05.06.10

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Art Radar: 05.06.10



joseph szabo

Joe Szabo, with his tender and respectful eye, has been capturing the incredible melting pot of humanity on Jones beach, one of the America’s busiest beaches, since the 1970s. Nearly perfect bodies, shy adolescents, and tanned muscle men, his objective isolates rare moments of unabashed exuberance and introspection. He offers a catwalk display of beach wear that reveals the dynamics of the beach, where the boundaries of class and race are temporarily forgotten along with inhibitions about body size and shape. Published by Harry N. Abrams.

Copies of the book signed by Joseph Szabo will be available.


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



Craig Redman is a New York based artist, with whom Colette has been collaborating to extract his character Darcel from his blog. For the first time now, we have an exhibition entirely dedicated to him. Darcel’s inner world goes meta with “And a miserable day to you too” , as he explores everyday trivialities through painting, prints, sculptures and, of course, movie animation. You can go home with special Baggu bags, key-rings , Publik tee-shirts, Bodega stickers, the new colette candle , lighters, postcard or buttons with the monocle-wearing famous character.



Sleight of Hand, a group show, on the 7th May, 7-10pm. It then runs till the 4th June.

“An eclectic exhibition pulling together artists with very different styles from all over the world. The theme of the show is that all of the artists make highly aesthetic work that is well crafted and technically strong. Participants include Mr Jago, Phil Ashcroft, Microbo, Mike Inglis, Mike Egan, Angelique Houtkamp, Jacob Smith, Vinnie Nylon* and AddFuelToTheFire.”
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The second installment in our Monday B/D Apparel Artist Interview series is with artist Ryan Riss. Ryan designed the mind-bending head-scarfed hippie with a melting face graphic (literally), entitled Acid Trip.

If you think we’re way off on a peyote-trip describing Ryan’s works as residing in another dimension- you’d be surprised to hear what he has to say. “I like the idea of relating simple graphics to things like mandalas and other spiritual energy hippie training tee-pee type stuff.”

Read the rest of the interview on the B/D website to find out what else makes Ryan’s third eye blink.



Scion’s “Rooms”, curated by Roger Gastman opened last weekend and was a huge success. Below find images from the opening night which you may feel free to re-post. The show featured Kime Buzzelli, Adam Wallacavage, Dueling VHS, Chris Stain, Bill Daniel, Justin Van Hoy, Rocky Grimes, and Dan Monick with Caitlin Reilly. The gallery was completely transformed into separate, interactive rooms from each artist.
The show runs through May 15th.



For additional event photos click this link.



If you happen to be in LA May 8th, make sure you get down to this truly amazing exhibition LA ART IN NUMBERS, starring Sneaker Freaker alumni artist and ex-Melbournite Billie Stone doin’ her thang!

Also featuring the illest screenprinters on the scene Hit + Run, don’t miss this opportunity to take home a limited edition silk screen poster!

It all goes down May 8th at High Profile Productions Productions from 7pm-11pm

For more details hit up the website here




Fashion brand Mulberry, was so taken with photographer Venetia Dearden’s work that they have sponsored the publication of her new book –  ‘Glastonbury, Another Stage’. Her new project is a selection of portraits of Glastonbury festival goers, artists and performers, combined with stunning scenic shots highlighting the festival’s unique atmosphere and celebrating its 40th year running. Mulberry will be exhibiting 23 never before shown prints from the book in their Bond Street & Madison Avenue stores and at mulberry.com. The Madison Avenue store will debut the prints starting May 23rd and will continue to be displayed in the store until June 23rd. To launch the exhibitions, Mulberry will also be hosting an event in New York in late May – celebrating the essence of the festival, by incorporating live musical performances. In addition, Mulberry will also host a party at Glastonbury in the Sony space ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ on June 26th.
In May 2010, the book will be sold for £30/ $50 in Mulberry’s London Bond Street and New York Madison and Bleecker stores, and will also be available online at www.mulberry.com. All of Venetia’s books purchased from Mulberry will come in an exclusive hemp bag – stamped with Mulberry’s festival slogan – “Peace, Love and Mud.”
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Graphics by the lovely: Phaymiss

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Art Radar: 04.22.10

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Art Radar: 04.22.10




Lazarides Gallery is pleased to announce David Choe’s Exhibition, Nothing to Declare. The extremely prolific Choe has been hard at work creating new paintings, drawings, and sculptures for the 8,000 sq ft space in Beverly Hills.  Yes, 8,000 sq ft!  So don’t worry, if you don’t hit it up next week, I have plenty of time to remind you that the exhibit is still running, but you know the opening night brings the hype!

When: April 23rd – May 23rd

What: David Choe’s – Nothing to Declare

Where: Lazarides Gallery 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210



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.


VNA Issue 11 from Make Some Tea on Vimeo.



Phil Frost brings his renowned art to LA’s Known Gallery for a special exhibition this month, titled “Pale Writer”. The show officially opens on April 24th (8-11pm) and runs through May 15th, 2010. For those in town, be sure to swing by and catch the action!

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Via: HB



A highly entertaining new exhibition at the Arts Décoratifs museum focuses on the seminal work of Paris designers in the 70s and 80s. By assembling superstars like Yohji Yamamoto and Christian Lacroix, as well as such unsung heroes as Jean Muir and Marc Audibet, curator Olivier Saillard has resurrected the recent yet often misunderstood period in fashion. Creativity was stretched to its limits, models of all ethnic origins began working together, suited-up marketing guys didn’t direct trends, and it was the last era that prêt-à-porter would be informed by haute couture.



Scion Installation 6: Video – Eric Nakamura & Saelee Oh Interview from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Eric Nakamura & Saelee Oh discuss their paper art animated video art piece that is currently featured in Scion’s Installation 6: Video national art tour. They give great insight into how they painstakingly created their short – lots of freestyle scissor work, late nights, complaining and fun! Please let me know if you can post this video on your site.  The tour will visit Minneapolis in May…stay tuned for details. Visit Scion Installation for more photos and information.

My favorite Scion project yet!



The famous mural space on Houston in New York City is once again getting a make-over. After Keith Haring and Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey is painting the mural to go a long with his exhibition at Deitch Projects, opening May Day.

Via: WC



Meditation on art’ is an exhibition devoted to the work of American pop artist roy lichtenstein on show at the triennale museum in milan. his work is part of an art historical tradition that reuses subjects employed by other artists. he was the first to evolve an aesthetic theory that could transform a copy into an original.


Graphic design credit to: Phaymiss

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FL 3/27-3/28: Roxy Gives You Ears, Roxy’s Ringin’ in Your Ears


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NY 1/23: FIXED feat. Brodinski

Fixed with Brodinski

aturday, January 23rd-

With special guests:



PINK SKULL (RVNG- Philadelphia) Live!


@ Le Poisson Rouge- 158 Bleecker Street
11pm, 21+ with ID.
$8 advance tickets here and Other Music (15 E. 4th Street) , $12 day of show

It’s the first FIXED of 2010 and we are very excited to have two special guests this time around- Brodinski and Pink Skull.

Who is Brodinski you ask? Well…he’s one of the best up-and-coming producers/dj’s in the world at the moment. And you know how old he is? He’s 22. Wild, huh?
Some say he was cryogenically frozen in 1982 when he was in his late teens and just recently thawed and brought back to life to make some of the raddest dance music that has ever been created. Sounds crazy right? Come see for yourself on Saturday, January 23rd at LPR where he will be fully thawed and will be playing one of his incredible dj sets he has become famous for, and which earned him a coveted Bugged Out mix release along with the esteemed company of Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Felix Da Housecat, Miss Kitten and many others. Brodinski isn’t just a super rad dj…he’s also produced some of the best dance tracks of the past decade. Brodinski’s remixes of Peaches, DJ Mehdi, Das Pop, The Klaxons, Hearts Revolution, Radioclit, D.I.M., The Shoes and Tiga and his original tracks “Oblivion”, “Eurostarr” and his epic “Bad Runner” have all become FIXED dancefloor classics. Brodinski’s monthly playlists are like looking into a crystal ball predicting the future set lists of dj’s around the world 6 months before they play them. Brodinski is the future of music. He is part of the new musical galaxy of this new era and this new decade that was born in the new year….in 2010. Come experience the future of music, in the present, Saturday January 23nd at FIXED @ Le Poisson Rouge.

RVNG just put out Pink Skull’s record and it’s super rad! Don’t believe us? Check out this review on Pitchfork last month. Come see their mind altering live set Saturday January 23rd, 2010 at FIXED!!!

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Art Radar: 01.21.10

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Art Radar: 01.21.10




Jannica Honey

In this beautiful, candid and unflinching series of photographs, award-winning fashion and fine art photographer Jannica Honey allows viewers a glimpse into the personal life of a family and a city, through the perspective of someone who belongs and yet is also an outsider.

Jannica Honey’s Website

Zed Art, 75 – 79 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh

0131 556 2265



LOS ANGELES, Calif. – January 2010 -Debuting on Jan. 23, Scion launches the sixth edition of its successful art tour, “Installation 6: Video”. The tour opens in Los Angeles at Scion’s own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. Space gallery in Culver City. The opening reception takes place on January 23, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibit will run until February 13.

Check out photos from the LA Show




Carmichael Gallery invites you to their final exhibition on La Brea Ave, they will be relocating the gallery to Culver City in March and hope everyone can come out on January 21 to help us celebrate the end of an era with these amazing artists. The exhibit will showcase works of Aakash Nihalani with “On and Off (Often On) and Mark Jenkins with Meaning is Overrated.

The exhibitions are open to the public through February 18 2010

To enquire about available work, please contact art at carmichalegallery dot com

1257 N. La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038



Huck Gee will be at Schmancy for an in-store signing! I am excited to see how the turn out will be. But what frightens me most is that I need to rummage through all of my toys tonight and round up all of my Huck Gee toys! If you are in Seattle come through!


1932 2nd Ave.

Seattle, WA 98101



If you haven’t seen the new issue of Hi-Fructose, then you are in for something that will leave you in awe! I finally got a chance to flip through it today and I seriously gasped. I’ve been a fan of Greg “Craola” Simkins for quite sometime now. Well since the S3 Dunny Series, but at any rate, he is in the new Hi-Fructose and I think that y’all should check him out. Also be sure to check out his website.

Greg’s website: visit here.

To purchase your copy of Hi-Fructose: visit here.



Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:

Some events from last week’s Art Radar are still going, check them out here.

Check the M.I.S.S. Paper Dolls: Opening Reception Recap. Show is open until March 3rd

Art HERstory: Mary Edmonia Lewis.

Check out our newest venture that all of our favs (y’all!) can be involved in: M.I.S.S. Flickr

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