Saturday, July 31, 2004

But an on completely different note I am enjoying the work of Lynne Naylor...

I might add Jean Delville was no slouch either when it came to creepy and transcendent himself.

I'm just going to pimp Darren Waterston again. He is one of my all time favorite painters- which is odd because he is more of an abstract artict while I usually gravitate towards symbolic or figuarative artists. I like Waterston's work because it manages to be slighty creepy and yet sublimely transcendent at the same time.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Ohmygod. New meaning to the term flash movie. Silly.
Bonjour monsieur
I was just interviewed and the gallery photographed for a Japanese magazine called "Huge". Of course they don't have a site, but it looks like a cross between Wallpaper and I.D.- a trendy lifestyle mag. They had a translator and everything so I felt quite international...they were profiling all the hip places to go in Seattle, and it's nice they profiled the 'Rue, as I was beginning to wonder after reading this and identifying to an alarming degree. But if I'm cool enough for the Japanese then I reckon I'm doing just fine.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

I have some amazing shows coming up. One artist I am particularly excited about is Ray Caesar. He is a Canadian artist who spent 17 years working in a children's hospital as a medical illustrator, then went on to do animation. Now he just makes incredible, moving, enigmatic art.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Pop Surrealism - The Rise Of Underground Art
Edited by Kirsten Anderson
Essays by Robert Williams, Carlo McCormick, and Larry Reid

With its origins in 1960's hot rod culture, underground comix, and rock music posters, Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow Art has evolved and expanded into the most vilified, vital, and exciting movement in contemporary art. Pop Surrealism is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of this movement featuring 23 of today’s most important and interesting artists. Includes work by Anthony Ausgang, Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Kalynn Campbel, The Clayton Brothers, Joe Coleman, Camille Rose Garcia, Alex Gross, Don Ed Hardy, Charles Krafft, Liz McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Niagara, Marion Peck, The Pizz, Lisa Petrucci, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Todd Schorr, Shag, Robert Williams, Eric White, and XNO. Hardbound, color.

It's FINALLY DONE and is due out in October!!!
It's even on Amazon already...

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Art by Moira Hahn...I just booked her for next year. Awesome.