Gifts from Howard

Gifts from Howard

Jan 16, 2008
Sea Level

Sea Level

Jan 16, 2008

Public art project near Yerba Buena to illustrate how the sea level is going to rise due to environmental changes.

Robot Sculptures

Robot Sculptures

Jul 29, 2007

Gordon Bennett makes robot sculptures out of old and new found objects.  “The parts are found in various places including garbage dumps, basements, construction sites, and garage sales. They are inspired by Norman Bel Gedes and Raymond Loewy whose visions of the “Modern Age” helped shape industrial design of the 40’s and 50’s.” I love […]

"Breakthrough" - A Photo Exhibit

“Breakthrough” – A Photo Exhibit

Apr 19, 2007

The San Francisco Art Commission (SFAC) and JPG Magazine have teamed up for a show called “Breakthrough: An Amateur Photography Revolution.” Every photo submitted to our Breakthrough theme will be displayed in the gallery in some fashion. Some will appear in a grid on the photo wall, some in a slideshow, and a select few […]

Superflat Platform Art

Superflat Platform Art

Jan 10, 2007

This refreshing superflat mural is showing in the London Underground.  Each of the arches has a different part of the scene.  The artist is “chiho aoshima, born 1974, tokyo, japan. she uses computer technology to create detailed and complex images of fantasy worlds. hybridized creatures are participants in the composition’s narrative as well as elements […]

Dreamlands

Dreamlands

Nov 27, 2006

“Aurora borealis casting it’s glow over Seltún geothermal area in SW-Iceland.” By Helga Kvam, All Rights Reserved. Visit Helga’s flickr page to see more of her stunning photography from Iceland.

The Cloud

The Cloud

Nov 10, 2006

This combines so many elements that I’m drawn to into one functional environment – beyond object.  It’s meditative, ethereal, and draws from camping technology (rip-stop nylon, portable).  Camping in my tent has always been highly meditative and creative for me.  At one point many years ago, we even had our tent set up in our […]

Damien Hirst Manolo Blahniks

Damien Hirst Manolo Blahniks

Oct 9, 2006

We were strolling through Union Square and I caught this great display of Manolo Blahnik shoes by Damien Hirst at the San Francisco Neiman Marcus Manolo Blahnik retrospective.

Bubble Portraits

Bubble Portraits

May 28, 2006

Julianne Swartz’s Bubble portraits are playful and refreshing, where the ordinary becomes ethereal.  Given my own work with translucent water bubbles, I appreciated her perspective. ps – happy bday eric!

Less: alternative living strategies

Less: alternative living strategies

May 28, 2006

maxi capsule luxus by atelier van lieshout, 2002 Some of my favorite artists are showing in “less – alternative living strategies” at the Padiglione d’arte Contemporanea (PAC) in Milan from April 5th – June 18th 2006. on show are works of 18 artist which did an artistic research on the concept of ‘living’. the living […]

Jenny Holzer: For London

Jenny Holzer: For London

Apr 7, 2006

As part of the Beckett Centenary Festival at the Barbican, American artist Jenny Holzer presents a series of light projections on the Barbican and buildings around London including City Hall and Somerset House. Writings from Beckett and a selection of works by celebrated poets, are cast onto well-known London landmarks, allowing light and text to […]

Lego Creations

Lego Creations

Mar 5, 2006

I’m definitely part of the Lego generation – played with them as a kid, went to Lego world in Holland, and was a fan of Lego Mindstorms. This Lego Volvo is crazy: More amazing Lego creations at TechEBlog’s Top 10 Strangest Lego Creations.

A-Z West

Feb 26, 2006

Andrea Zittel has always been one of my favorite artists since I saw her work in NYC in the late nineties.  The NYTImes has a review of her latest work in Rethinking the World by Cutting it Down to Size. That she puts her money where her mouth is, so to speak, is evident in […]

Cactus Friends

Cactus Friends

Oct 21, 2005

One of my favorite new character designs is cactus girl from tokidoki, a series of art, t-shirts and accessories by Italian artist Simone Legno.  I’m pleased to see he’s launching cool new vinyl toys next month – cactus friends (shown above).  Tokidoki means “sometimes” in Japanese and cactus girl certainly exemplifies that attitude – cute […]

Jeremy Blake at SFMoMA

Jeremy Blake at SFMoMA

Mar 11, 2005

I’ve liked the ideas of Jeremy Blake’s work for some time and his exploration of “time-based paintings” and digital video DVD layered animations, having felt something similar in my own experiments and visual thinking. So I was excited to see his first work in person at SFMOMA here. The show took up much of one […]

Blobjects & Beyond

Feb 10, 2005

The blobject has so much appeal.  Learn more at the exhibition page at the San Jose Museum of Art… Beginning Saturday, March 5th the San Jose Museum of Art’s first floor galleries will brim with curvaceous, boldly designed products and prototypes as the museum opens its first-ever exhibition devoted to industrial design. The exhibition, Blobjects […]

Holidays

Holidays

Dec 30, 2004

Dan Flavin, East Wing, Washington DC (photo by eric).  More about the show.

Exhibition Compostela

Mar 5, 2004

5th March – 30th May, 2004 Centro Galego de Art Contemporanea (CGAC) Rua Ramon del Valle Inclan, s/n 15704 Santiago de Compostela Spain “Compostela is an exhibition which has been organized around ten individual projects by artists who share their use of photography and video, as well as a remarkable interest for the reflection on […]

NYC photobloggers

Feb 29, 2004

Photography exhibit of NYC photobloggers at the Apple Soho store.

Cyber-Feminism is the Issue

Dec 31, 2003

Cyberfeminism is the theme of the current issue of ArtWomen, an online journal of feminist art. Contributing writers are Carolyn Guertin, Maria Fernandez, Cindy Gabriela Flores and the cyberfeminist cell subRosa, giving four perspectives on the current status of cyberfeminism and art. As well as discussing specific artists and their work, the articles explore race, […]

Film persona(lity)

Jul 2, 2003

WARHOLIAN IDOL. “The great stars,” said Andy Warhol, “are the ones who are doing something you can watch every second, even if it’s just a movement inside their eyes,” as reported by Sarah Boxer in The New York Times.  Back in the ‘60s—between ‘64 and ‘66 to be exact—Warhol shot some 500, black-and-white, 16 mm […]

Listening Post

Jun 7, 2003

Exhibited at the Whitney Museum from Dec 17, 2002-March 9, 2003, this installation by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin takes the virtual buzz of the internet and makes it real. “Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public […]

Resin art

May 29, 2003

Made cast resin pieces (giant coasters) a few weekends ago.  One has pink marbles, the other is tinted green with submerged gluesticks.

Why curate art?

Feb 22, 2003

I like this paragraph from an interview with art critic, curator, teacher and theorist, Dave Hickey. The simplest way that I can explain it is to say that criticism is a consumer side practice and curating is a supply side practice. The critic is trying to make sense of the art before his or her […]

Nanofestival

Feb 9, 2003

Nanofestival v.01 is a international, no-budget, on-line art festival for extreme short (!max. 10 sec.!) web movies and software art.  The event is organized by ZEROGLAB, an independent digital art-lab in Rotterdam. THE THEME OF THE FESTIVAL THIS TIME = AUTOMAT (the next theme = HOLE)

Accepted to Rhizome ArtBase

Feb 9, 2003

Great news!  My video, ethereal city, was accepted into the Rhizome ArtBase. “The Rhizome ArtBase includes works of new media art – including net art, software art, computer games, and documentation of new media performance and installation- that are of potential historical significance. We define new media art as contemporary art that uses emerging technologies […]

Planet X

Jan 21, 2003

Find the multiple paths through our alter-ego world.

red room, blue world

Jan 14, 2003

A view of my desk from sometime in the late 90’s when I was in grad school.  You can see a model of a piece that I was working on – the blue light environment housed in the silver tv casing – one of the moments when I realized how digital the real world can […]

Flux Series: Corrode

Feb 9, 1999

Simulated time lapse of a gel environment.  The actual metal parts suspended within the gel took over six months to form calcite and eventually sink to the bottom of the container. A close-up photo of the corrosion of this piece later became one of the large 5’x4’ duratrans acrylic light box pieces in consume|produce. This […]

Vermont 1996

Vermont 1996

Aug 17, 1996

A few photos of my work and days during this summer’s art fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Amazing time.