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Maybe it's the end of a grueling work-day, if you have a work-day. If you're on the East Coast, there's a sporting chance you'll be caught in a tepid drizzle-storm the next time you leave a building. Hey, maybe there's nothing in the fridge! Maybe you've got to invoice or read the ever-traumatic newspaper or do something else taxing with your evening hours, when all you really want to do is curl up in the deepest part of the deepest couch and ignore all the phone calls. In the off-chance that you see yourself in any part of this equation, I have some ideas to ease your troubled mind. Read More
Superchief Gallery, which BUST partnered with for our first art show last summer, is jumping coasts and opening a new gallery in downtown L.A. The grand opening group show opens on May 15th and will run through July 31. This bi-coastal gallery’s new digs flaunt 4,000 sq. ft of warehouse space, which they say they'll take as a challenge to “go bigger and better than before.” The new space has lead to Superchief’s largest group show yet, featuring Swoon, Dennis McNett, Coby Kennedy, Miguel Ovalle (DIZMO), and many more. Read More
  Skin: we're all wrapped up in it. But some of us have to consider it more often, and more seriously, than others. How would you feel if your skin bubbled and swelled wherever it was touched? Photographer Ariana Page Russell decided to make art out of it. She has dermatographia, a condition which makes her skin hypersensitive. She's used this interesting feature of her body like a canvas, drawing on her skin and then photographing the designs the raised tissue creates. Read More
  This glorious project was created by Shurong Diao, a graphic designer and soon to be graduate of School of Visual Arts. She created her Hair Alphabet in a senior portfolio class taught by Ji Lee.   Diao cited Chinese calligraphy as an inspiration for her Hair Alphabet saying, “I want to build a connection between Chinese characters and the Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw Chinese Characters”. Read More
I have always been obsessed with the idea of growing up in a different decade. Would I still look like me? Would I still be like me? How would I dress?!   So it's no surprise that I am obsessed with Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub's photo project “Counter//Culture." Hartlaub, 16, created a photo series in which she interprets styles from previous decades. Using herself as a model, Hartlaub showcases fashion from previous decades ; her trip down memory lane goes all the way back to the 1920s and lands on the modern day. Read More
Looking for a new Twitter-cause (read: actual cause) to rally around? The Internet, as usual, is here to provide an outlet for all your righteous indignation. A new viral campaign concerning the lack of diversity in American literature is out for blood; #WeNeedDiverseBooks aims to expand the frontier of all those cis-person, straight, white, male narratives that have filled our bookstores and libraries for, well, ever. So, who's got a big web presence? Better yet, who knows a writer?  A lot of publishing people with clout have already lent a Tweet or two to the cause. Read More
The topic of female sexuality never ceases to incite fear and outrage, from the biblical Eve to the mythological Medusa, whose phallic snakes coil about her face like hair. Too often, it seems to be up to male storytellers, artists, and philosophers to define a woman’s sex and the female body. We’re morally judged if we choose to be sexually active, and we are similarly shamed if we choose to abstain. Read More
Imagine being sealed with your lover in a plastic bag, unable to breathe, your fleshy bodies pushing against each other, breaking the boundaries of the self. For the Japanese artist Photographer Hal, a mundane household item—a vacuum-sealable futon container—can visually bring to life the invisible emotional currents of love-making and sexual intimacy. He seeks out intriguing couples in bars, inviting them to sit for him in the nude; he then vacuum packs them so that they might be intwined together for a brief moment, suspended in time with bated breath and sweaty skin. Read More
Cotton Candy Machine is having their opening event for their new show featuring artists Jessicka Addams, Lindsey Way, and Lori Nelson on May 9th through June 8th. Cotton Candy Machine is an art boutique based in Brooklyn that sells original art, apparel, housewares, etc. from today’s trendiest contemporary artists. It was founded by artist Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard so they could share contemporary art with the public. So, do you love Goth culture and cats? If yes, Jessicka Addams is bringing that aesthetic to this show in her identity art. See the full collections here. Read More
Tomorrow is your last chance to take part in the interactive art show "RESONANCE" before a wrecking ball knocks down the whole damn warehouse. There is a secret movie theater downstairs, a mud cave, a mirrored ceiling dwelling, a big-ass slide, massive fabric alter, a giant birdcage set up for a ritual and so many other breathtaking pieces. Read More
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