(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

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


29 July 2011

Miguel Ovalle shot by Xavier Veal

Sexy Fall 2011 Chiffon Maxi by Vera Wang

Pebble chiffon multi-pleated deep V-neck racer-back with French accordion-pleated side panels. I'm not rushing summer, but this is pure sex.

Gabrielle shot by Xavier Veal

Love this Photo!

Joshua Liner Silent Auction for Tim Strazza

A great silent auction for a great cause: Get well soon Tim!

Can't wait to get my Mars-1 and Oliver Vernon print framed.










28 July 2011

Nom Nom by V-Money

Grand Illusion by Anthony Sneed

[PRESS RELEASE]
July 9-July 30, 2011

Shooting Gallery is pleased to present Grand Illusion, an installation of intensely colorful, visually striking paintings and handmade wooden object installations by Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Michael Sneed.

Inspiration is a compelling force for Sneed, who pulls from a long list of influences for the pieces featured in Grand Illusion. By reexamining his own points of reference (including everything from coloring contests – to growing up surrounded by architectural references, courtesy of his mother), he’s able to condense things to their most solid form, reverting to the beginnings of his connection to color and pattern. Straightforward in their form, bold, bright, and highly graphic, with just the right amount of painterly illusion – the pieces are Sneed’s most current iteration of his color theory exploration.

Grand Illusion - Anthony Sneed from Colin M Day on Vimeo.

Waste Land: an award winning documentary by director Lucy Walker.

Not sure what took me so long to see this film, but I was moved and it is a beautiful story that all must see.

Images and information via WASTELAND

Film Synopsis: Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.




26 July 2011

Food for Shark Week Party?

Thank You Erik Whalen!

Book Launch Party + Installation for INPUT #3 - The Pink Iguana

Thursday, August 4, 2011
8PM to 10 PM

The Big Screen Plaza @ the Eventi Hotel
855 6th Avenue Plaza between 29th and 30th Streets
New York, New York

Guest Artistic and Music Director:John Breiner

INPUT#3 issue Release party from John Breiner on Vimeo.


Participating Artists: John Breiner, Rich Browd, Garrison Buxton, Andreis Mikael Costa, Dagmara Genda, Max Greis, Taras Hrabowsky, Pooneh Maghazehe, Sakura Maku, Kiji McCafferty, Soner Ön, Dominick Rapone

[PRESS RELEASE]

The Pink Iguana
Technology is rapidly changing the material form of the book and its ecosystem. Visual information is now consumed through divergent e-species and i-species: handheld phones, portable devices, iPads, eReaders, tweets, and blogs. The form of the book is near extinction as it is subjected to extreme Darwinian conditions. Furthermore, the “art” and “artist” book is under particular duress as it is distributed via a threatened environment – the art and architecture book store.

The Pink Iguana, a species previously thought to exist only in Galapagos Island folklore, was recently discovered by Gabriele Gentile and a team of biologists; and it serves as a metaphor for the art book. INPUT#3 asks a community of 12 emerging artists to contemplate the Pink Iguana as they consider the art book as an evolving and adapting medium of artistic engagement.

INPUT is a nonprofit venture that supports artistic and cultural dialogue in the field of commercialized art books and luxury art magazines. Each iteration of INPUT is Art Directed by a guest artist to address specific cultural conditions and is produced in limited editions. INPUT has been featured at the New York Armory Art Fair, the New York Art Book Fair, and Printed Matter.

For more information or to purchase, go to www.inputjournal.org. Input #3 is published in a limited edition of 300 and is available for $30.

björk: crystalline directed by michel gondry

Doodledrag: Joyrider

Doodledrag: Joyrider from ynlynlynl on Vimeo.

Recycled Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

via JUXTAPOZ

AMAZING!



25 July 2011

Joshua Liner Gallery presents a Fundraiser for Tim Strazza

Thursday July 28th Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a fund raiser for assistant gallery director,Tim Strazza. Tim was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He is an integral part of this gallery and we want to support him in any way we can. To help with his medical bills, many gallery artists and friends of the gallery have donated artworks for a silent auction. The event will take place at the gallery from 7 to 10pm and will include music, food and drinks. Artists who have generously donated original works and prints include:


Chris Mendoza, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, Dennis McNett, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Ian Francis, Jeremy Fish, Kenji Hirata, Mark Dean Veca, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Sylvia Ji, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others.

For more information on the event including absentee bidding, please contact the gallery. You can also make a donation by following this link: http://strazzafamily.blogs​pot.com/

No amount is too small--all donations help and are greatly appreciated.

Nathan Pickett, Johnnie Kravetz & Honest Living @ The LOOSEWORLD Pool Party: Live Art Week 3

Many thanks to the artists who came out this week: Nathan Pickett, Johnnie Kravetz & Honest Living. The space looks amazing and this final pool party we completed the project. Hugs & kisses to everyone who made this a successful installation. Special thanks to Anne Huntington and LOOSEWORLD--URnewyork, SMURFO & Elle, too.