BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Nov 20, 2012
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. 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 Wandering’s three-month residency is coming to a close…and you—yes, you!—are invited to come celebrate. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
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, organ-backed verse finally gives way to a sonic explosion, her creatures reach their breaking point, spewing lava and shrapnel. 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, Microsoft advertisements and even storm drains. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 06, 2012
It's Election Day! And everyone is really, really tense. I'm no exception: just the other day, an acquaintance mentioned that she really doesn't care who wins, and instead of engaging said person in thoughtful dialogue, I yelled ROE VERSUS WADE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and burst into tears.
So ANYWAY! Supreme Crafty Lady Callie discovered this gem yesterday and it had us all ROFLcoptering around the office. I don't know how to explain it, and to be honest, I don't even care. Just let it wash over you. Inhale. Exhale.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Presidents with Boob Faces. Read More