Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hi all, Maryann here. I just wanted to say that I just did my third Invitation performance (in the Fairhaven building, first floor) and therefore have only 2 left. The last two will be happening the next two upcoming Fridays. I am writing because I was curious of if anybody had any good ideas about where I should hold my last two performances. I was going to do them outside, but I think that I will frankly be too cold. So if anybody thinks they know a place with a good deal of traffic that would welcome someone who wants to sit around, let me know! It can be on or off of campus...

Also, an article will be coming out on me this coming week in the Western Front. Check it out!

Lastly, here's the trailer for the latest Harmony Korine movie:

It looks weirder than all his other movies too. That is a fucking feat.

Happy halloween! Everyone should post pictures of themselves in their costumes too!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Link to my artist

Hey y'all, here is my artist article: an interview with Stephen Shore. One of the pioneering photographers of the color movement, Shore started his career early, taking photos at Andy Warhol's Factory in the 1960s at the age of 17.

"1:35 am, in Chinatown restaurant" 1965-67, The Velvet Years

speaking of sweat shop... I saw this by cool new thing that's being done by a studio called Sweat Shoppe. Check it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

another bellingham artist:

Scott Rickey at the Sweat Shop... he is amazing. His studio is rad. He kicks alotta ass. check it out, swing by the Sweat Shop (under pepper sisters in the alley. kinda by honeymoon.)

bikes, art and satire.

apparently The-Oh-So-Holy Lance Armstrong worked in conjunction with contemporary artists to decorate his old time trial bikes.

495 Parks Hall update

Hey 495 gang...

We were having some issues communicating with Dan Purdy via our Yahoo! account, so to save headaches I started up a new Gmail account for project-related purposes. And it is:

Andrew and I presented the sample to him yesterday and he absolutely loved it. The budget is officially official and he is beginning to gather his models and set up shoots. Photographers, we'll be in touch!

That's all.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Some really cool oil paintings done by Brendan Lott. Similar in style to Tim Gardner who Sarah did her presentation on.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jesus 2000

JESUS 2000 is a short video on an idea of several students (Remi Bastie, Jean-Baptiste Cumont, Clement Desnos, JonathonN Djob Nkondo and Nicolas Pegon) of the Gobelins, school of visual communication in Paris.

Who says religion can't be kick-ass.

JESUS2000 from jesus 2000 on Vimeo.

Go watch it in HD on Vimeo.

Goodbye Horses

I'm digging "Goodbye Horses" by Sandrine Pelletier.

cardboard animation

Netherland student animation of Sjors Vervoort, found via We Find Wildness.


Hello, if people are interested in looking at some interesting clips involving Marina Abramovic (my new mental muse) and her performance art, check out my blog:

Also, everyone should please check out my performance titled Invitation happening in the B-Gallery on Friday from 10-5pm! Please come see me, talk to me, sit with me, anything you want! Tell all your friends! It'll be awesome!

Oh, and it's my birthday! Yeahhh!!


Nieves Publishing Company

Nieves is a publishing company out of Zurich, Switzerland. They produce small artist monographs for many different contemporary unknown or established artists. People featured include Larry Clark, Marcel Dzama, Kim Gordon, Jockum Nordstrom...etc etc

Monday, October 19, 2009

girl in trees

German fashion photographer Regina Relang brings us this and more in the book,
Regina Relang: The Elegant World Of Regina Relang.


This thing totally reminded me of the SME project. Designer Scott Jarvie got this idea after looking at the cellular structural composition of trees.

Check it.

Woodworms - Sound Art

Woodworms I, Zimoun 2009 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

reminder of art show

just wanted to remind everyone that submissions for the casa que pasa art show are due the tuesday the 20th. also sign up to ride in my car if you dare, the mom-mobile has failed me again, leaving me down and out in pdx. but for the amount of money i am about to give these swindling mechanics (i know they are swindling, im a mechanic too.) it should god damn drive us to the moon and back. see ya in the future.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Club Austin

Be sure to check out Club Austin in the VU Gallery. Click on the picture for details. The Coop is going to be DJing the opening reception, so now you have two reasons to go!

Thanks Coop and Austin.

Two tracks from the Coop


Juicy Dreams

Coop, i was wondering if you could weigh in with some of your influences?

290: Get inspired!

Motion- you can do it too!

This photo was a finalist in the 2009 INTERnational Krappy Kamera Competition, a contest open to photographers of all skill levels. You don't have to be a professional to do cool stuff with your camera!

photo: Danielle Hughson HM 

Click here to check out the winner's gallery.


Jamie Livingston took a photograph every day for 18 years with his Polaroid SX-70. Check out the online catalog of his daily documentations, compiled by the photographer's friends after his death, and read this blog article that explains the project a bit more in-depth. Although not all of Livingston's images are self-portraits, this could inform your work as you continue with your one-a-day self portraits. How can you examine the same subject (yourself, your environment, your friends) over and over again in different ways?

Some of Livingston's self-portraits for your consideration...




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

this dude might be cooler than the rancor master....

well, maybe not the rancor master, but definately cooler than the worst music video of all times, (see post below). That awful music drew the attention of my roomates, who quickly dubbed me 'german numetal roomate' and flogged me repeatedly. great.

Zdzisław Beksiński

yeah. rancor master in schyo face.

andrew, for you

Sebastião Salgado (b.1944)

"A committed photojournalist, Salgado is one of the most outstanding and versatile of contemporary photographers. A humanist who conveys his feelings with powerful, beautiful photographs, he has revealed a world of human despair from the miserable conditions endured by Brazilian coal miners to African famine victims to oil well firefighters in Kuwaiti oil fields.

A trained economist with advanced degrees in the field, he first became interested in photography while touring Africa as an economic advisor in 1970. In 1973 he quit 

his job to travel to Africa with his wife to document famine there. In 1974 he joined the Sygma agency, and then the Gamma agency (1975 1979). In 1979 he was invited to join Magnum. Two years later he was in the doorway of the Washington Hilton taking pictures when President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley."

(text from The Photography Encyclopedia)

And while I'm at it, here are a couple related images I've come across from Hally Pancer's "America 1986-1990" series...good stuff.

SPENW Conference Exhibition CFA Deadline

Hey all y'all, the Society of Photographic Education - Northwest is hosting an exhibition at this year's conference in Seattle. Want your work to be up in front of a whole lot of professionals, educators and artists? I thought you did.

Don't lag, and get your stuff turned in pronto! Postmark deadline is October 19th. That's right, this Monday. Get on it.

Click here for details, and here to download the entry form.

this reminded me of something Bryna might like

Rodney Smith

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Monday, October 12, 2009

Lightning Fields

The Sug is up to it again-
Hiroshi Sugimoto in this series approaches photography like a scientist, experimenting and testing out hypotheses. In his latest series, Lightning Fields, each image is a unique document of an electrical current. Sugimoto uses a 400,000-volt Van De Graaff generator to apply an electrical charge directly onto his film.

best music video ever! you just have to watch it

Tuscon Hearts Illustration

"Milk" has a rad sense of style and detail, but also historical allusion, as well as a pretty sharp pop culture awareness. Browse through some of her work here.

Dead Flies Art

Magnus Muhr, aside from shooting a wide stylistic range (nudes to nature) takes time to play with dead bugs.

underwater series

This series by Erin Mulvehill caught my eye. Not sure if they're strong enough on their own; perhaps i'd need to see them full-size and in person. Seems like they could be great studies for a different medium though.

Decide for yourself.


Came across this illustration from Spencer Goldade...

seafood can be fun

Daikichi Amano's work, which was previously bringing the tentacle fetish to live-action "gentlemen's video", has officially been dubbed "art" by a gallery in Germany, which will host a solo show and publish a book of his work. Aside from all the fishy friends, an interesting side note is that all his work is labeled "C Print", which i believe means light-sensitive paper.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I'm digging this work from Kalina Toneva. Click here for more balloons, and here for Kalina's general gallery.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Crayon Portraits

From Design Boom

american artist christian faur uses hand-cast wax crayons as pixels to create vivid images. faur arrived at the series through pushing the boundries of material limitations. rather than using the crayons to draw with, he uses the object itself as small points of colour like a pointillist painting. each work is composed of a small box filled with rows and rows of crayons. when viewed from up close the works appear to be a random collection of colours, but as the viewer distances themselves form the piece, the image depicted reveals itself more clearly. faur has also developed a method of representing the english alphabet through colours, which can be seen intermittently on some of the works.

Joan of Arc

I'm digging these pieces by Christa Palazzolo.