Saturday, March 20, 2010

Karen Kitchel (1957?- )

Dead Grass 12; Early Spring, 2006-08, Oil on wood

Dormant Bunch 2, 2004-06, Oil on wood

Karen Kitchel is an American painter whose subjects are close examinations of landscapes and nature.

Luca Trevisani (1979- )

Work at the Pump Up the Volume exhibition at Galleria Davide di Maggio, 2010

Weaving Constellation, 2006, PVC, helio, paper, salt

Luca Trevisani is an Italian artist who works in video, performance, and sculpture.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Moyra Davey (1958- )

Dust Floor, Chromogenic print, 2007

Copperhead No. 1, Color photograph, 1990

Shure, Color photograph, 2003

Moyra Davey is a Canadian-born photographer and writer, who now lives and works in New York. Her work focuses down on objects and their individual histories. Davey's photographs and writings (ed. of Mother Reader, author of The Problem of Reading and Long Life Cool White) have this lovely sense of intimacy to them.

Justine Lai (1986?- )

XYZ Affair (?), Part eight of Join or Die (2006- )

Did You Four Score Last Night?, Part 16 of Join or Die (2006- )

Justine Lai is a recent graduate of Stanford University and an American painter. Her recognition is primarily from her series of oil paintings called Join or Die, in which she paints herself with each American president performing sex acts.

George Lois (1931- )

February 1967 cover of Esquire Magazine

March 1964 cover of Esquire Magazine

May 1969 cover of Esquire Magazine

George Lois, among other things, is an American art director. He's widely known for the covers he did for Esquire Magazine in the early '60s and '70s, but is also a very influential figure of the advertising world.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oriana Fox (1978- )

Above: Video stills from Excess Baggage, 2007

Video still from Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2003

Oriana Fox is a London artist who works primarily with videography, incorporating ventriloquism, lip-synching, and appropriation in her work.

Erik Ullanderson (1972?- )

Above: Done in the Best of Death

Below: Characters from the Mississipp
Erik Ullanderson is American artist who is also represented internationally. He hails from Minnesota.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hilary Jack (1975?- )

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Almost Sleeping Fox, Sofa, live grasses, taxidermied fox. Installation includes audio of fox breathing and fan that moves the grasses.

Turquoise Bag in a Tree, 2004, Turquoise bag in tree with custom-made road sign

Hilary Jack is a British artist whose work generally involves the transformation of found objects.

Alice Anderson (1976- )

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Rapunzel, 2008, Synthetic doll hair

Blood Drawings, Series III of 15, 2008, Artist's blood on paper

My Parents' Voices, 2008, Photography

Alice Anderson is a British artist living in London. She dabbles in a variety of techniques including video, sculpture, photography, and drawing.

Kate MccGwire (1964- )

Field, 2006, Dried noodles

Rile, 2009, Pigeon feathers, polystyrene, felt, glue, museum cabinet

Sluice, 2009, Pigeon feathers, felt, glue, polystyrene (Click to see full image)

Kate MccGwire is a British artist who lives and works in Norwich. Her transformation of materials is mesmerizing.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2000- )

Fever to Tell, 2003

Show Your Bones, 2006

It's Blitz!, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs is an American band formed by vocalist and pianist Karen O (1978- ), keyboardist Nick Zinner (1974- ), and drummer Brian Chase (1978- ). Something about Karen O's feral cat voice is hypnotizing.

Santigold (2003- )

Santogold, 2008

Santigold, formerly known by the stage name Santogold, is the American songwriter and singer Santi White (1986- ). In one of her songs she sampled an elephant. I love that.

Andrew Bird (1996- )

Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, 2005

Armchair Apocrypha, 2007

Noble Beast, 2009

Andrew Bird is an American singer, musician, and songwriter born in 1973. Bird has this lovely tendency for instrumentation and clever lyrics. His music makes me wish I could whistle.

Daft Punk (1993- )

Homework, 1997

Discovery, 2001

Human after All, 2005

Daft Punk is French electronic music duo composed of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974- ) and Thomas Bangalter (1975- ). Their music is almost mind-numbingly repetitive, but definitely danceable.

Cat Power (1992- )

Dear Sir, 1995

Moon Pix, 1998

The Covers Record, 2000

The Greatest, 2006

Chan Marshall is an American singer and songwriter who performs under the name Cat Power. Marshall was born in 1972, and her voice is one of the most delicate and melancholy things I have ever heard. It's wonderful.