BY Amy LaCount
on May 29, 2013
Remember Dilek Baykara's dreamy, steamy illustrations? Here's the deal: mysterious, illusory, and undeniably haunting, the work of Dilek Baykara is multifaceted and expansive. She's a Brooklyn-based grad of the School of Visual Arts, and she's got a solo show launching this Thursday right here in New York City. You're invited!
Here's a peek at her latest work:
The girl's subject matter is often dark, exploring decay and horror in new ways, with pieces like "The Mistress of Death. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 09, 2013
Meet your newest art crush!
Dilek Baykara is a New Jersey native now living and working in Brooklyn. Her illustrations are part fairytale and part art nouveau, with intricate detailing and a few pop culture references tossed in. Some look like they belong in the childrens’ books of your dreams: flappers in feathers, celestial moonscapes, Bowie in the sky with diamonds.
Check out these Gatsby-esque numbers:
If you like what you see and live nearby, girl’s got a solo show starting May 30th at N.Y.C.’s Superchief Gallery. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 02, 2013
MACROCK is the perfect way to see tons of great bands, check out a bunch of cool crafts and artwork, engage in discussions about the music industry, eat delicious cheap food, and chill out in Virginia's friendliest city. Harrisonburg, VA (AKA "the Friendly City") hosts MACROCK every spring, and this year it'll be this weekend, April 5th and 6th. The fest is run by a small group of volunteers and MACROCK 16 will host over 80 bands at several downtown venues. In terms of music genres, MACROCK's got you covered. Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on Apr 02, 2013
This year, it's all about 1993. As BUST celebrates its 20th anniversary, New York City also pays homage to one of the "freshest" years ever!
In collaboration with The New Museum’s exhibition “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” ad agency droga5 has turned all the payphones in Manhattan into your own ultra cool history lesson.
By simply dialing 1 -(855)- FOR-1993 (toll-free!) you will be time-warped back to 1993. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 18, 2013
Since 1993, artist Nina Katchadourian has been reworking books and their titles in her own ongoing visual and literary art project entitled Sorted Books. Katchadourian combs through books, pulling particular titles and grouping books together to form short sequences of titles that can be read together. She collects books from different places, ranging from private homes to public collections. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Feb 13, 2013
If you don't know about House of Ladosha, you should. This NYC-based group of artists is definitely the next big thing, with an A-list fanbase including Rihanna and Azealia Banks. This subversive collective covers a ton of bases, including art, fashion, and music, so their show at LES gallery Superchief is sure to please fair-weather art fans as well as experts. House of Ladosha is at the center of a really exciting local scene that's spreading like wildfire, so we highly recommend you check out their show before it ends tomorrow night. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 12, 2013
Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero turns her feelings of discomfort and awkwardness into striking images in her project, Wait Watchers. The photographs depict Morris-Cafiero, an obese woman, performing everyday tasks and actions in public. Using a tripod and self-timer, she is able to capture self portraits that are often rendered heartbreaking by cruel passers-by in the background.
Having struggled with her weight all her life, Morris-Cafiero is well aware of the unabashed stares and rude remarks she attracts in public spaces. Read More
When I first saw these gender-swapped illustrations of some of my favorite fairy tales, I had to laugh. I love the little faces of these dudes! Artist Yudi Chen, who studies illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, flips the gender roles of beloved fairy tales such as Rapunzel and Cinderella (Cinderfella, if you will) in her illustration series Gender Reversed Fairy Tales. I think my favorite is the bearded Rapunzel-- dude has some sweet pink facial hair. Read More
Artist Jen Ray presents a fantasy world full of strong warrior-women in her newly released book, Ain’t We Got Fun. With 80 pages full of powerful heroines—who are often depicted in battle—the hardcover volume is eye candy in book form. Gorgeous and saturated with color, each piece is a tribute to the Goddesses of Ray’s imagination. They are sexy but not sexualized, and proudly rule their battlefield landscapes together and as individuals. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 11, 2013
The iconic artist’s clothing has been locked away for almost 60 years, first under the guard of Kahlo’s husband Diego Rivera and later of close friend Dolores Olmedo. After Olmedo passed away in 2004, the Mexican painter’s wardrobe was finally released for the first time in decades.
Frida Kahlo is widely known for her striking self-portraits and the influence of her Mexican heritage in her paintings. Her wardrobe also demonstrates her appreciation of Mexican culture, as the exhibit holds many of her long skirts and corsetry. Read More