BY kaya payseno
on Sep 18, 2015
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable.
Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 17, 2015
"Seedling II" by Linda Vallejo is available for purchase to support the #YesAllWomen Art Fundraiser.
While most things on the Internet should stay on the Internet, in some cases, ideas bred online are best expressed away from the pixels and asshole trollers, and placed in a live, tangible setting where real people can come together to champion a real cause. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 16, 2015
Portland-based artist Sarah Levy responded to Donald Trump’s general fuckery with blood. In numerous instances, the former reality-tv show host, billion-dollar tycoon of scum has proven himself worthy of rebuttal. Per recent Trump ridiculousness, Sarah Levy got the idea to paint a portrait of Trump with her blood around a month ago, according to Bitch Magazine, but had to wait for her ammunition to flow forth per the magic of the menstrual cycle. Read More
BY Taia Handlin
on Sep 08, 2015
We’ve entered the second year of an insane legal battle between the Japanese government and Megumi Igarashi, an artist who was arrested for displaying images and molds of her own vagina and now faces a possible 2-year jail sentence and a $20,000 fine.
Her arrest is a result of Japan’s whacko obscenity laws. Article 175 of the Japanese penal code outlaws the possession or sale of obscene objects and images but nowhere in the code is obscenity defined. Furthermore, government officials are not legally bound to specify what counts as obscene material. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Sep 08, 2015
It’s safe to say that artist and journalist Alexandra Penney is a bit of a feminist powerhouse. Not only did she create the iconic pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but her work has returned time and again to women’s issues, whether she’s serving at the helm of Self Magazine or making photographs of blowup sex dolls as commentary on women and objectification. Throughout her fine-art career, she has continued to revisit one other subject: flora. Read More