BY Jennifer Welsing
on Dec 11, 2012
In an industry that has always been considered a bit of a boys club, it's refreshing to see a woman’s name anywhere in the mix. Comic books were, after all, a "boy thing" for quite some time. Boys read them, boys collected them, boys were, almost exclusively, the main characters to appear in them. But in the last couple of decades, girls have started to become readers, collectors and stars of their own books. Slowly, women have started writing and drawing ... Read More
Part drawing, part digital manipulation, multi-media artist/illustrator Heidi Phelps creates some stellar posters, prints, and even flasks out of her one-woman studio Wayward Broad.
The renegade art studio promotes empowerment for women and awareness of women’s issues through artistic expression. Recently she has released a special edition piece, titled Tres Gatos Rosados (Cat Triptych), in support of Pussy Riot.
Like what you see and want ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 14, 2012
Artist and designer Mike Perry opted to celebrate the release of his monograph Wondering Around Wandering in a non-traditional way: instead of a standard launch party, Perry created a pop-up exhibition of the same name in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The warehouse-turned-gallery eventually gained a new use as a community art space, playing host to pumpkin-painting parties, school groups, art workshops, and performances.
As with all good things, Wondering Around ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Music Stuff
on Nov 13, 2012
Unofficial Icelandic national hero (and sometime Brooklynite) Björk is back, baby.
Her new MOCA-commissioned video for “Mutual Core,” from her 2011 album-cum-educational art installation Biophilia, is just as odd and visually stunning as you’d expect: the singer, decked out in an Ursula-esque blue wig, directs a cast of gravity-defying humanoid crustaceans in a cycle of colliding, kissing, and pushing each other away.
As the spare, ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 12, 2012
What happens when a Riot Grrrl grows up?
Olympia, Washington-based artist Nikki McClure spent the early ‘90s making album covers for Sleater-Kinney and touring with Lois Maffeo and Kicking Giant.
In 1996, she began to paper-cut: armed with an X-ACTO blade and black paper, McClure creates beautiful, sculptural “carved paintings” of everyday life. Her paper-cuts have been featured on record covers, calendars, greeting cards, non-profit logos, ... Read More