Sunday, November 05, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
It seems you always discover the best things if you're willing to walk up or down a set of stairs.
That's what I did when I first happened across the work of Melbourne artist, Dylan Martorell, at a shop on (I think) Brunswick Street when I was visiting the city for the first time in 2002. I seem to remember he was on the phone trying to scare up something really hysterical like a chainsaw and a bear wearing a kilt. That's not it but it's the spirit of the moment so you'll have to settle for that version of the past. I took home a flyer that had a nice drawing of a crocodile on it and pinned it to the wall.
He makes dreamy, intricate little worlds and some of the meanest (in a senstive kind of way) band posters this side of Seriographe Populaire
He also seems to be doing really well...I came across his work again today on Tokion and see that his zines are being published by Nieves
Visit Hidden Archive, his website here: http://www.hiddenarchive.com/
Posted by MB at 7:06 PM
The Wooster Collective has a nice little story up about 11 Spring Street, a building in Manhattan.
I remember this building well. Or rather, I have a lot of half memories, half dreams about it and I'm not sure which are true and which are false. Did I stand and gaze at the candles in the window and speculate wildly? Did I once talk to someone going inside? Did I go inside? I'm not sure. One thing for certain, the mystery is about to end. File under inconsolable.
Posted by MB at 12:18 PM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Timothy Marvell Hull's show, The Struggle of the Magicians, opens September 16 at Klaus Von Nichssagend Gallery.
Posted by MB at 4:32 PM
Hope Gangloff has a show opening this month at the Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City. I first encountered her drawings in pen in association with Sweet Action, porn for girls, and loved the use of simple black, blue and red pen. (Reminded me of those 4-colour Bic pens from high school.)
The bleary-eyed hipsters who populate Gangloff's drawings are inconsolable, possibly a bit incorrigable, but in all the right ways. (And not to worry, they have forgotten theirs in a whirlwind of late nights and romantic distractions.)
Posted by MB at 8:39 AM