29 October 2010
From Taryn Simon's Website:
Great White Shark in Captivity, Million-Gallon Outer Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium
In 2004 the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) became the first aquarium in the world to place a great white shark in long-term captivity. It was held there for 198 days. In that time it grew from 5 feet and 62 pounds to 6 feet, 4 1/2 inches and 162 pounds. It developed visible nose injuries from bumping into the glass walls of the Outer Bay and killed two other sharks.
As part of its White Shark Research Project, scientists brought the shark into the MBA after it was caught in a nearby fishing net. The goal of the MBA's White Shark Research Program is to better protect white sharks by gaining insight into their biology, behavior, and involvement in the marine ecosystem. In 2004, the World Wildlife Fund placed Great Whites on the WWF 10 Most Wanted list, a list of the world's most sought after species for marketable souvenirs and food.
See more of this lovely artist's work at www.tarynsimon.com
Malcolm Stuart of Dearraindrop designed the outfits of directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman--check the picture--so dope! Check out his phantasmagoria of beautifully rendered Disney-esque hands below.
The Hole Gallery is filled with warm people and lovely art. Take time out of your day to check out this show and the space.
The Hole Gallery
104 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
28 October 2010
Be sure to check it out.
Date: Saturday and Sunday: October 30th and 31st
Time: 12 pm to 6 pm
MoMA PS1 Press Release:
MOVE! is a two-day event merging the worlds of fashion and art through the collaboration of designers and artists, organized by V Magazine's Cecilia Dean and style journalist David Colman. There will be performances and temporary installations presented throughout the building from each of the collaborating designers and artists. Artists and designers include: Kalup Linzy and Diane Von Furstenberg; Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs; Terence Koh and Italo Zucchelli (Calvin Klein Collection); Tauba Auerbach and Ohne Titel; Olaf Breuning and Cynthia Rowley; Brody Condon and Rodarte; Rashaad Newsome and Alexander Wang; Dan Colen and Proenza Schouler; David Blaine and Adam Kimmel; Jonah Bokaer and Narciso Rodriguez; CHERYL and American Apparel; and Ryan McNamara and Robert Geller; and TELFAR + Lizzie Fitch, Rhett LaRue, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ryan Trecartin, and Leilah Weinraub.
MOVE! is part of MoMA PS1's Free Space initiative where artists, collectives, and nonprofit arts institutions are invited to make collaborative use of MoMA PS1's gallery space for events, rehearsals, and other live presentations.
This video of Reid's is a couple years old, but I like it.
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Kenny was born in Los Angeles and came to prominence in the 80s interdisciplinary art scene making sparkly, pop-ed and monstrous paintings and installations. With Keith Haring he created the first of his blacklight disco installations, called “cosmic closet” in the closet of their Times Square apartment. That project has grown and morphed into its most recent incarnation, “Cosmic Caver” with Scott Ewalt in Kenny’s Brooklyn building’s basement where he held amazing parties over the past 8months.
Dearraindrop are a Virginia Beach art collective coming from the exiciting art renaissance in Providence, RI at the turn of the last century and coming into prominence five years ago in their breakout solo exhibition at the now-defunct John Connelly presents. Since then they have brought their specific blend of dystopic pop explosion to Galleri Loyal, Deitch Projects, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Iconic Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, The Arken Museum in Denmark, and the Dreamland Artist Club in Coney Island.
Kenny and Dearraindrop spotted each other across a crowded Deitch Art Parade in 2005 and have been collaborating through the mail ever since. They share a love of cartoons, thrift stores and street junk, underground comics and graffiti, customized clothing, technical painting, collaging and hot glue gunning.