BY Dre Grigoropol
on Oct 05, 2012
Absury Park is the the rock ‘n’ roll capital of New Jersey. It is the hometown of rock legend Bruce Springsteen, my favorite media queen Wendy Williams, and now the Asbury Park Comic Con. Some of the featured guests at the Asbury Park Comic Con were Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dryer, Dean Haspiel, Larry Hama, Seth Kushner, J.C. Luz, and the shows organizers Cliff Galbraith and Rob Bruce.
As I was approaching the second Asbury Park Comic Con, the weather was dreary with dark menacing clouds twirling in the sky. Dark, unpromising weather could not discourage attendees. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 02, 2012
We’re loving these minimalist posters created by Hydrogene, posted on Flavorwire, dedicated to famous female scientists!
First up is Jane Goodall, the British primatologist, anthropologist, and ethologist who’s known for her 45-year-long in-depth studies of chimps and her work with animal welfare and environmental conservation.
There’s also Grace Hopper, a famous computer scientist who worked on some of the world’s first computers. She was also an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Sep 28, 2012
Sometimes artist statements are so damn vague, that they could literally apply to half the exhibitions in a single block of galleries in Downtown Manhattan. However, David James Ross, an expert in social media and business start-ups, has recently begun a new project called Artybollocks, satirizing these very clichés of the art world. The site works as follows: by clicking a button, Artybollocks will spit out a an “artist statement,” which, as the site’s name points out, is legitimate to your interpretation. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Sep 27, 2012
We rarely think about how our mindless consumption affects the lives of creatures without a voice. On Midway Island, a remote cluster of islands miles from mainland human interface, albatrosses have taken a serious hit. Chris Jordan began photographing the thousands of birds that were dying on the islands, a result of their innocent feeding on lethal plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. Jordan blurs the line between memorial ceremony and abstract art with his work as each open carcass is contrasted by piles of garbage that lies within it. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 17, 2012
Women take over, reads the provocative headline on the website for the Seattle Art Museum’s new Elles exhibits. Two photographs of blonde women stare out from the screen as a video begins playing: a woman violently displaying her kitchenware as she names it in alphabetical order.
Semiotics of the Kitchen, Martha Rosler, 1975
Elles began in 2009 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which holds the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Read More