(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


05 November 2010

URnewyork "Art of Basketball" Exhibition---Art Basel Miami





















SKI and 2ESAE of URnewyork are exhibiting in the "Art of Basketball" at Art Basel in Miami from December 2-5th, 2010. Presented by the Public Works Department and curated by Billi Kid and James and Karla Murray, the show includes some of the most celebrated graffiti and street artists today (Peep the other artists from all over the world here: ARTISTS). In this exhibition chosen artists are redefining and re-purposing the iconic NBA Basketball and Backboard creating a dynamic, unique canvas that fuses urban culture and the best of street art style found world over.

These boys are doing it-peep more of their works here: URNEWYORK

About URnewyork's "More Than a Game:"

"SHOWS THE DIRECT RELATION BETWEEN ART AND BASKETBALL
GROWING UP HAVING LIMITED FORMS OF EXPRESSION.
FROM THE BALL COURTS TO THE CANVAS,
A WAY TO ENGAGE YOUR TALENTS AND USE OUR SKILLS AS A POSITIVE CREATIVE OUTLET.
WITH HOPES TO INSPIRE, IN THE SAME WAY WE WERE INSPIRED."

-URnewyork

From the official website: ART OF BASKETBALL

The Art of Basketball Project 180

Public Works Department has secured licensing rights from the National Basketball Association to re-purpose 180 officially sanctioned professional NBA backboards and 180 official game basketballs and create original works of art by leading graffiti and street artists. These original artworks will be released in multiple editions consisting of 36 individual boards and 36 individual balls. The first edition is scheduled for release in December 2010 and will be exhibited at a dedicated venue in the Wynwood Arts District during the Art Basel Miami 2010 Art Fair. Other editions will follow in 2011.





















































Photos borrowed from Mike Baca

bumblebee xx.

03 November 2010

The Shadow Machine---Jason Eppink

From the Gothamist:

[It's suspected that the abandoned station housing the Underbelly works (the entrance has been removed) is at S 4th in Williamsburg; Second Avenue Sagas says the proposed six-track station there is less an abandoned station and more an "abandoned dream." And, for a little taste of what it's like heading down to the space, here's Underbelly contributor Jason Eppink's video of his projection collaboration with I Am. Eppinksays, "I had to make a video because, as a hand-made analog projection system, it's a little difficult to photograph!"]


The Shadow Machine from Jason Eppink on Vimeo.

02 November 2010

FAILE: "Bedtime Stories" @ PERRY RUBENSTEIN GALLERY:OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th











Brooklyn-based artist collective Faile will be exhibiting at Perry Rubenstein Gallery for their next show "Bedtime Stories." Like many of my other favorite artists, these guys have their roots in the street art scene. Just because they are showing in Chelsea does not mean they've left their roots behind and only show on the white walls of galleries near the Hudson--the collective is part of the Underbelly Project; a project as underground, gritty and exclusive as street art gets. Can't no one see it, can't no one buy it.













































01 November 2010

Tabi Bonney's RUNWAY Available November 9th

I LOVE THE COLORS IN THIS VIDEO. Between the landscape and architecture, the model's outfit and jewelry, the background music, (Camille's "Ta Douleur") and the beautiful model, Gigi-----an all around sexy video. Kudos to Tabi Bonney.


bonney runway available Nov 9th from tabi Bonney on Vimeo.



bumblebee. xx.

THE UNDERBELLY PROJECT

Photo and video stills borrowed from the NY TIMES

The Underbelly Project, which has been underway since 2009, finally released some images and its story to the New York Times yesterday on Halloween. The idea is brilliant and wish I were able to make the trek down there to experience it for myself.

There are 103 street artists participating in this project and untraditional super swag art exhibition that has been 18 months in the making.

From Jasper Ree's NY TIMES article: "Known to its creators and participating artists as the Underbelly Project, the space, where all the show’s artworks remain, defies every norm of the gallery scene. Collectors can’t buy the art. The public can’t see it. And the only people with a chance of stumbling across it are the urban explorers who prowl the city’s hidden infrastructure or employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority."















































Watch the video tour of the project here: UNDERBELLY PROJECT VIDEO


READ NY TIMES ARTICLE HERE: UNDERBELLY PROJECT


PEEP MORE PHOTOS HERE: UNDERBELLY GOODNESS



bumblebee xx.

Daniel Hirschmann/ Engine 26/ Archived Images

From Engine 26 Website:

Engine 26 is a part of an ongoing project within the generative painting medium. It has been developed as a collaborative tool that allows the combination of pattern, structure, color, context and process to produce versioned art works. The software is written to allow for the gestural manipulation of live video and the output of a ‘painted’ moment in time.


The software has evolved over time as it has been used in different ways to produce images. Initially it was intended to reveal areas of photographic images while painting them with the mouse or tablet. Later, the live video feed was added, and the mouse input remained. Finally, the live video informed the movement and style of the brush along the canvas.


The most recent version – Engine 26 – is a site specific, interactive installation created for the Whitney Gala 2010. Using various computer vision techniques to capture the movement of visitors through the camera,Engine 26 paints different areas of live video onto the digital canvas over time. Throughout the next yearengine26.net will archive the various images, installations and activities created.


This project has been kindly supported by the AOL artists community and the Whitney Museum of Art


VISIT THE WEBSITE AND PLAY AROUND WITH IT: http://engine26.net/


bumblebee xx.









31 October 2010

SHARKBITE





















bumblebee xx.

Today I Followed Andy Warhol Around New York





MOVE! at PS1

Thanks to Reid Bingham for inviting us out to Move! at PS1 this afternoon.

Overall, the show was amazing--a great way to spend Halloween.

Peep the photos below.