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Bye LJ

Dec. 15th, 2009 | 09:21 am

I'm officially done with Livejournal. It's been a lot of fun for the past 7+ years. I can be found at my tumblr from here on out.


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Maria Britton

Nov. 28th, 2009 | 09:45 am
music: snoring

Maria Britton
Maria went to school with an ex girlfriend and I saw her around from time to time. My buddy Chris did her first website when the work was predominantly figurative. It's jarring and refreshing to see where the work has gone. I'll let her statement explain it.

"I paint on old floral bed sheets, which are worn and faded from years of dreaming and washing. I find comfort in the predictability and familiarity of the floral patterns, but I also see these patterns as visual representations of tired but unquestioned traditions. In my work, the floral patterns are disrupted, restructured, and buried by my own improvisational visual language. From conception to death, the surface of a bed is a place where one both experiences and escapes reality, a physical link between dreaming and waking life. My paintings are meant to actively depict the excitement found in questioning examples of conformity and the potential found in sleep’s disorienting ability to wipe away a person’s physical location in time. But once the film of sleep has cleared, the predictable patterns of every day fall into place, reminding the sleeper of the present and all of its habits."


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Vegas Link Update

Nov. 15th, 2009 | 09:26 am
music: My Morning Jacket @ Starbucks

Ben Tour
It's always fun to see what Ben Tour is up to. Check out this interview on Tangents to see what he's up to and get a small feel for his process.

Atticus Jackson's portfolio site. Flickr has more.

I'm in Vegas updating my LJ.

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Las Vegas

Nov. 14th, 2009 | 08:21 am
music: loud lady talking to her mom.

I'm at the airport with Liz, not only going to Vegas for the first time but going on a trip with Liz for the first time. We booked the flight about a month an a half ago, before my run in with my Achilles Tendon. I've been down this whole time thinking about how much less fun I was going to have due to the injury. I know I should keep positive but it's much harder than one can imagine. The bright side is that I am here at the airport and I am genuinely excited about going there and it'll just be really good to get away for a bit.


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Farispedia McReynolds

Nov. 11th, 2009 | 06:51 pm

Faris McReynolds (born 1977, Dallas, Texas) is a Los Angeles-based artist and musician. His paintings have been shown in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York City, Berlin, Padua, and Antwerp, including numerous solo exhibitions. His work has been featured in Details, Art Papers, Flash Art Magazine, Tema Celeste, and ArtWeek.

McReynolds grew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, the son of an Indian mother and American father. He spent his childhood between Texas and Bombay, and even appeared in a Bollywood movie entitled Shahadat at the age of eight (he is the nephew of Bollywood actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab). He received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2000, though he started publicly showing his paintings at the age of twenty-one.

In terms of style, McReynolds' current painted work appears heavily influenced by French impressionism and post-impressionism, the 1980s work of Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine, Andy Warhol's paintings of disasters, and Francis Bacon. He paints both from and directly on top of digital media he creates or appropriates. His brushwork ranges from an expressionist palette-knife impasto to delicate watercolor. Most of his paintings are completed in a single sitting in order to capture the immediate action, and he prefers to focus on the inherent comedy and tragedy of staged imagery rather than on documenting real events.

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Brendan & Charmaine

Nov. 8th, 2009 | 12:53 pm
music: Dexter

Brendan Lott
There's a lot of good work to see on Brendan Lott's site. The work is interesting, a little risky bit again, like Eric Yahnker, the tongue in cheek aspect of the work makes it less intense. The quality of the work is also very telling. The paintings are impressive but don't forget to spend some time with the sculpture, video and collage work.

Charmaine Olivia
Charmaine Olivia's work, staying in the realms of figurative work, is also inspiring. Quite a few are done on what looks like found materials. Her subject are predominantly female so the smooth features on the rough textures extend the compositions. Take some time on her site and see what you can find.


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Eric Yahnker

Nov. 7th, 2009 | 06:20 pm

Eric Yahnker
Eric Yahnker's work is really great. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. It seems like a joke that he's telling that goes slightly over 9 out of 10 people's heads. The pieces are mainly done in graphite or colored pencil. There is some mixed media involved and some conceptual pieces. There's definitely some NSFW stuff here but the tongue in cheek elements make the pieces easier to digest. If you were to cruise around the site, which will take some time due to the functionality of the site. That's neither here nor there. The look matches the work...quirky. I haven't delved very deep into the site but I will and I recommend you do the same. The is some quality stuff to see there.

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Achilles Tendon

Nov. 4th, 2009 | 07:21 am
music: Can't Nobody Love You - The Zombies

So, I go to the hospital this morning to have my achilles tendon repaired. I've never been through anything like this, surgery I mean. It's a short procedure but the road to recovery is long. It features splints, boots, rehab, and "learning how to use (my) foot again". It all sounds very glamorous but it doesn't feel that way. I suppose it will all hit me when it's done and I'm hobbling around for 6 months. Anywho. Just thought I'd give you all a heads up...just in case anyone still reads this.

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Welcome Back Post

Oct. 31st, 2009 | 06:37 pm
music: Blazers Basketball

Today is Halloween. I'm not so much of the type to dress up. It just doesn't really interest me. On top of that I've injured myself severely. In my efforts to get in shape and become a normal 30 year old that can walk my dog around the block without sweating I ruptured or tore my achilles tendon. It's put me off and on in a apathetic mood. Overall, I'm in a positive mood but yeah...Halloween is not tops on my list of concerns tonight. Moving on...

Madeleine Gagne
I went to Dove Vive for dinner with my Roommates and Mickie. The food was delicious but I was automatically drawn to the art on the walls. Madeleine Gagne's work reminds me of Elizabeth Peyton in the subjects. Hip people, presumably friends of the artist, in everyday situations. They are graphite based but the drips and gestural use of watered down paint send the paintings home. There's a little bit of David Hockney in the pieces as well. Check out her work.

Derek Albeck
I've posted about Derek Albeck before. Within the last few months I believe but he has a nice interview on Fecal Face currently and a lot of new work on his site. Give both a look.


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Kristen Flemington

Oct. 8th, 2009 | 09:13 pm
music: The Office

Kristen Flemington
I saw Kristen Flemington's work at Stumptown about a month ago and was very interested to see more. I forgot to look at here website over 10 times but finally did and really loved what I saw. I also forgot to post on my blog about her quite a few times but now I have and you all should check out her work as well...don't forget.


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