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Before I let Go 7/9/09

Greg Lamarche
Magic In your Fingers Greg Lamarche 2007

  • Western contemporary art aesthetics have a hard colonizing effect on the way artists around the world are creating work. I’ve seen this first hand in the realm of “Street Art/Grafitti” when artists that have absolutely no credibility in the world of graff become proclaimed the next great “street” god. (via TAN)
  • ” You can’t just stick with one thing. You have to let your natural style come through, and paint what you naturally like to paint.”
    “Why are you so into Southwestern patterns?”
    ” I just like them. I don’t know. I would like to make a rug. I don’t think they are that hard to make. I have seen them do it. They shoot one spool of string through this frame, then they close it and shoot another one across.” Mark Gonzalez can’t stick to just one thing as he prepares for his upcoming solo at Half gallery (via interview)
  • we also need to recognize the times in our life when we’ve allowed ourselves to become too much of a slave to our data stream.” Uhmm, dude I don’t understand what you mean. It’s not good to spend hours everyday scouring the internet for picayune. (via Bygone Bureau)
  • A QnA with the director of the must see documentary Soul Power
  • All I need is Love
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    Randomness of Chance 6/4/09

    Michael Genovese
    Steal, Quietly, Question Michael Genovese 2008

  • “I don’t know if it’s sad, pathetic or what, but I don’t think so. I mean, nothing has felt too terribly wrong yet and I generally have a good moral compass—all things considered. I really try not to over-think this shit. Otherwise you just wind up sounding like phenomenologist Shepard Fairey. So let’s just say I ran away and joined the circus and leave it at that.” Skateboard graphics legend and exploiter of stupid human tricks Sean Cliver hasn’t gone too far ….yet. (via Vapors)
  • “Yeah, I’m rolling weed,” he said. “I have a medical card. I’m a weed smoker.” Skateboard Pro Jereme Rogers Walks the edge after a bit of a funky mushroom trip on his roof (via ignored prayers)
  • Did you know there is a cassette copy of the Talking Heads in the Space Station? That lil bit of info is courtesy of this guided tour of David Byrnes studio (via PSFK)
  • Wooster has a cool video up of Dain, a pensioner who is putting some of the most vital work up in the mean streets of NYC
  • Colossus of Roads
  • A day in the life of The One
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    Another Love 4/27/09

    Chase UCA
    Chase UCA DTK 1993 (via artcrimes)

    I am curating an art show that opens May 14th at Vermillion Gallery in Seattle, Wa. The show is called “Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives” and is basically an opportunity to showcase an amazing group of emerging Latino artists that are incorporating cultural themes into work that maintains a strong contemporary focus. We have been interviewing the artists involved and are almost through the group of them. It’s a pleasure working on projects that are motivated by authenticity. If you are in the Seattle area please come through to the opening party, It should be great fun.

  • A cool article about the opening weekend at Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY. (NYT)
  • A couple of dispatches from the Gonz. 1 and 2
  • Are we entering the Post Auto-Tune era? (via mentalfloss)
  • Every Day is Earth Day!!!!! Check out Mike Perry’s paperless zine to recharge your hydrogen fuel cell. (via Funderburgh)
  • Art Review wonders “Who cares what David Hockney does with his iPhone?
  • In Todays episode of Dipshits with Douchebags we have the ever so original Mr. Brainwashed and the Brilliant art commentator Carson Daley chatting about the vagaries of the street art world. Kill me now.(via Jux)
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