Sunday, October 20, 2013

James Welling Searches for Beauty

James Welling "Gelatin Photograph 40"

The dramatic, glossy black shapes in James Welling’s “Gelatin Photographs” look like coal or tar or chunks of primordial ooze. Both solid looking and fleshy in appearance, they are laid out across a plain white surface and look like an abstract painting. In reality, they are made of Jell-O, dyed black with ink. These mysterious images appear in Welling’s current retrospective at the Hammer Museum. On view through Jan. 12, it surveys 35 years of photographic work in which nothing is ever just Jell-O.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Toro Y Moi's 'Rose Quartz' Video

Toro Y Moi's 'Rose Quartz' Video Features Stop Motion Animation Oil Painting

The fourth single of the American indie musician Chazwick Bradley Bundic, also known as Toro Y Moi's new album "Anything in Return." The whole project was created and produced by Lauren Gregory. In 2009, Moi was signed to Carpark Records, from which he released his first album Causers of This. In promotion of Anything in Return, Toro y Moi has embarked on a tour across North America and Europe, which started on May 27, 2013 in George Washington, and will end on November 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Gill Miller Abstract

Interstellar Chain Drive, 2013

Recently completed acrylic abstract painting from Gill Miller. Interstellar Chain Drive is the sixth in the series of the exploration of humanity vs. the machine, and the results of that marriage. What do we get from that union? The machine as an extension and a tool to advance our interests and causes and to promote a more "civilized" life-style. Certainly two sides to this equation. The modern world has embraced the machine as a tool for living. We are interconnected.