Archive for May, 2010

I NEED YOUR SKULL

(je reporte le comunique de presse de l’expo “I need your skull” @ la MF Gallery de Brooklyn) )

I NEED YOU SKULL
at MF Gallery: 213 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY
Opening Party: Saturday May 22, 2010
MF Gallery is excited to present our newest show: “I Need Your Skull”, In this show, over 30 international artists were asked to present a piece depicting a human skull… All the money raised from sales of the skull art will be used to build a giant skull on the facade of the MF Gallery building.

Skulls have long been used in art as symbols of mortality, religion, eternal life, rebellion, fear, poison and more. The skulls in “I Need Your Skull” are realized in a variety of different styles and mediums. Photo realistic skulls, gruesome skulls, cartoon skulls, psychedelic skulls, dark skulls and colorful skulls. From morbid to cute, 3D or flat, these skulls are made in a variety of materials from marble to paper; and were created by a group of diverse artists, some who use skulls as the subject matter for their normalwork, and some who were asked to create a skull piece just for this show.

The artists include: Jenny Bird Alcantara, Annie Aube, Nicoz Balboa, Dave Brockie, Candy, Fernando Carpaneda, Gene Coffey, Matt Dickson, Dennis Dread, Kirsten Flaherty, Heather Gargon, Christina Graf, Guicho, Death Head, Scott Holloway, Lance Laurie, Abe Lincoln Jr., Mike Maas, Drew Maillard, Sarah Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dennis McNett, Rodrigo Melo, MCA, Munk 1, Gilbert Oh, Chris Peters, Porkchop, Ed Repka, Lou Rusconi, Frank Russo, John Russo, Martina Secondo Russo, Chad Savage, Anna Semenova, Joe Simko, James Wrona, Genevive Zacconi & More…

Our dream for the new MF Gallery in Brooklyn (A.K.A. The “Fortress MF”) has always been to adorn the facade with a 20 foot 3-D skull. Made of fiberglass or a similar material, it will be reminiscent of an old Spook House ride, and would make The Fortress MF an unmissable Brooklyn Landmark! This is a big project that has been in the planning stages for a long time, but one that we have not yet been able to realize due to time and monetary constraints.

“I Need Your Skull” will help to make MF Gallery’s Giant Skull Project a reality! All of the proceeds from this show will go towards building the giant skull. As a part of this show, we will be revealing concept sketches for the construction of the “Fortress MF Skull” for the very first time!

Please join us for a rock n roll Opening Party on Saturday May 22, from 7 to 10 pm. Many of the artists will be present, and refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to all ages. The art in “I Need Your Skull” will be on view until June 20, 2010 and will also available for viewing and purchasing online at: www.MFgallery.net. Come buy some skull art and help us build our giant skull… We Need Your Skull!!!

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G to Bergen, (Exit at Bergen and Smith, walk 2 blocks east on Bergen. Turn right on Bond. Walk south on Bond for 3 blocks.) the A to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, (Exit at Schermerhorn and Bond. Walk South on Bond for 8 blocks.) or the R to Union. (Exit at Union and 4th ave. Walk west on Union for 3 blocks. Turn Right on Bond. Walk North on Bond for 4 blocks.)

For more information, to request high resolution images or to set up interviews, please contact Martina Secondo Russo at info@MFgallery.net or (917)446-8681.

Ninon

elle est italienne mais émigrée à Berlin. elle a commencé à coudre il y a 7 ans pour faire des vêtements pour elle et pour ses potes les plus courageux. elle a aussi toujours dessiné des montres de toutes sortes jusqu’au moment où les deux choses se sont fondu et les monstrìs sont nés. moi je les adore, et vous?

visitez son blog superninon.blogspot.com et sa boutique sur etsy.

she’s a full time softie maker. she’s italian but she moved to Berlin, Germany. she like sewing and making stuff by herself, she started 7 years ago ’cause she wanted to make clothes for her and her bravest friends. she’ve also been drawing a lot of little monsters and at some point the two things got together and the project of her les monstrìs was born, in 2004.

visit her blog superninon.blogspot.com and her etsy shop.

mike davis

il est un de mes tatoueurs préférés dans l’absolu car  il est génial et visionnaire et il s’en fout des dictats du tattoo tout en aillant une maitrise technique et l’expérience d’un mec de la vieille école.  en plus de ça il est aussi un véritable artiste doté d’une technique digne des peintres flamands; il nous rappelle un Jheronimus Bosch des temps modernes.

visitez son site ou bien le site de sa boutique, l’everlasting tattoo.

he’s one of my favourite tattooists ‘cuz he’s brilliant and visionary without caring about tattoo’s rules; even if he’s got experience and technincs like only an old school tattooist could have! And in addition to that he is also a real artist endowed with a technique of a Flemish painter, he reminds me a Jheronimus Bosch of modern times.

here is  his web-site and here is his tattoo-shop: everlasting tattoo.

Jenny Hart

j’adore les œuvres de Jenny Hart. en plus elle est la fondatrice et seule propriétaire de Sublime Stitching, le site de broderie insolite avec un vrais approche rock, oubliez les oursons et les bateaux car vous y trouverez plutôt des dessins à broder à tendance rock comme: des tattoos, les robots les pin-ups et pleins d’autres dessins non conventionnels.

en plus des kits pour commencer, vous y trouverez aussi un how-to pour vous initier à la broderie. allez, vous attendez quoi? mains aux aiguilles!

Jenny Hart is the founder and sole proprietor of revolutionary, Texas-based embroidery design company, Sublime Stitching. In 2001, Jenny introduced a new approach to embroidery with patterns of tattoos, robots, pinups and other non-traditional themes to a weary and declining needlework market that was stuck in a time-warp of teddy bears and bunnies.

and if you want to start, on the website you’ll also find a how-to section. what are you expecting? go to the needles!

et oui et oui, la broderie c’est de l’art!

yes yes, embroideir is art!

Idle Doll

eh ben , elle coud (et coud et coud) des jolies poupées tout en longueur. et la chose qui me fait craquer (en plus de la finesse dans le choix des différents tissus) c’est qu’elle prend en photos toutes ses créations avec des mises en scènes digne de note; voir ces photos me donne envie de devenir toute petite et d’aller vivre avec ces poupées.

she sew (and sew and sew) some pretty dolls. i love the way she choose fabrics and shapes, all of her creations are so cute and classy! and at last, but not least, she take pics of her creations in very cozy, dreamy or funny situations; when i see those pics i just would like to became small and go live there with all of the dolls!

pour en voir plus allez faire un tour sur son blog, son flickr ou ajoutez la sur facebook.

et puis si vous tombez amoureux de toutes ces filles et aussi de tous ces lapins (et il y a des chats aussi), vous pouvez en avoir chez vous en visitant sa boutique en ligne ici et aussi la.

en plus elle a aussi un super coup de crayon, c’est par la.

if you want to see more, here’s her blogflickr or facebook.

and if you are deeply in love, you can buy the idle-dolls here and there.

and she also a talented illustratoro, click to see.

Hey!

on est rentrés au bercail après ces 3 jours parisiens en occasion de l’expo au Pied de Biche. on en a pris pleins les yeux, dans la rue, dans les librairies et dans les galeries aussi. de nos emplettes/découvertes j’essaierais de vous en parler dans les jours à venir. pour l’instant je voulais m’arrêter sur ce magazine/livre/catalogue qui sent bon la peinture fraiche  et la créativité subversive: HEY!

un gros pavé où y sont affichés des artistes tip top, comme on dirait au canada.

il y a des choses que je connaissais et que j’aimais déjà, comme Stéphane Blanquet, Ludovic Debeurme, Daisuke Ichiba ou bien David B.
et aussi des vieilles connaissances de la True Hate Art gallery, comme Navette, Turf One et les super Sergio Mora.
mais en feuilletant les pages de HEY! j’ai aussi fait des bonnes découvertes, comme Alëxone Dizac et ses Œdipeeries ou alors Kamishibai et le théâtre de papier japonais . eeet oui, je les connaissais pas, malheureuse que je suis!

en plus le format et la mise en page (et le papier!) ce sont très recherchés, sans être jamais kitsch. ce qui n’est pas toujours facile de nos jours.

niveaux gout, j’adhère un peu moins à l’art des  prisonniers chicanos car je les trouve un peu surévalués et  leur univers me sorte par les yeux! mais bon, de gustibus et coloribus non disputandum!

est ce que vous êtes convaincus? il faut que je double encore la mise? et ben, alors sachez que il y a une planche de stickers et une figurine en carton à découper.

we’re back home after 3 days in paris for the Pied de Biche’s opening. we got an over-dose of immages: from the strees, the bookshops and the galleries too. I’ll tell you soon (maybe) about our graphic-over-dose, but for the moment I want to stop and talk about this magazine/book/catalogue that smells  so good the wet paint and the subversive creativiy:  HEY!

lotsa pages full of tip top artist, as they say in canada

there are so many good artist that i love like Stéphane Blanquet, Ludovic Debeurme, Daisuke Ichiba or David B.
and also some  True Hate Art gallery’s old mates, like Navette, Turf One and gorgeous Sergio Mora.
but, going trough HEY! I also meet some very good artists that I didn’t knew. Like Alëxone Dizac and his Œdipeeries or Kamishibai and the paper japaneese theatre. yes yes, i didn’t knew them, poor me!

the size and the graphic (and the paper) are so classy and never kitsch. The only snag? honestly, i can’t stand chicanos art. but de gustibus et coloribus non disputandum!

did I convinced you?? do I have to double the stake? well, so you just have to know that there’s a page of arty stickers and a paper DIY toy.

tip top, je le disais moi!

tip top, I sayd so!

Le Pied de Biche

Avec l’inauguration le 6 mai 2010 de la galerie librairie
Le Pied de Biche, Tiffany, conceptrice-artiste,
ouvre les portes de sa nouvelle maison-manoir
où les monstres sont nos amis et le
beau une utopie. Comics légendaires, illustrateurs
incontournables ou inédits, auteurs et éditeurs
indépendants de BD et romans graphiques, vidéastes,
tatoueurs et conteurs, peintres sur toile… ou sur peau,
vous attendent dans l’univers convivial du Pied de Biche.
Des expositions d’artistes au discours singulier sont
organisées chaque mois à la galerie. L’actualité des
événements, signatures et performances se retrouve sur
lepieddebiche.com
L’exposition d’ouverture présentera les œuvres de
NAVETTE, EASY SACHA ET NICOZ BALBOA.
Le ton est donné, résolument curieux et avide d’ouvertures
alternatives !


With the inauguration on May 6th of gallery-bookstore
Le Pied de Biche, conceiver-artist Tiffany opens the doors of
her new home-mansion where monsters are befriended and
beauty Utopia. Legendary comics, unmissable illustrators
and new talents, indie authors and graphic novelists, video
artists, tattoo artists and storytellers, canvas or skin painters,
await you in the welcoming atmosphere of
Le Pied de Biche.
Exhibitions with an outstanding tone are set on a monthly basis
at the gallery. Cultural events, book signings and performances
are announced on www.lepieddebiche.com
The opening show will present the works of illustrators
NAVETTE, EASY SACHA and NICOZ BALBOA.
The rules are set, demanding curiosity, and eager to find
alternative openings or cracks within the system !