Photos by G (except where noted).
If you can see this, you’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 is here! I took a brief survey of some of According2g.com’s All-Stars in the fields of art, music and publishing to find out what their 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are. For those, like me that don’t make resolutions anymore, I asked them to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2013. Click on their name to be directed to their websites to learn more about these great minds. Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your dreams, goals and visions!
Art by Nathan Sawaya
“I resolve to rock the art world by creating art unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Also to eat less trans-fats.” – Nathan Sawaya, Artist.
St. Paul Peterson
“I am looking forward to creating new music for fDeluxe in 2013!” – St. Paul Peterson, Singer/Musician
wall by Skinner
“I’m looking forward to a year of health and new creativity, emotional understanding of myself and others. Doing more murals, ripping super hard and letting the universe be the complete exponential train-wreck that it is without taking on the negativity that comes with it! Also trying to get my cats to not pee on top of each others pee in the house.” – Skinner, Artist
Peter Davis (photo courtesy of Peter Davis)
“My resolution is to drink less coffee and finish a photo project that I am doing for The Coalition for the Homeless, my favorite charity. And also, when not editing my magazine SCENE, finish my book so my agent is happy.” – Peter Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Scene Magazine
Art by Free Humanity
“My New Year’s resolution that I have had for about a zillion years is to treat every day like New Year’s, every day like Christmas and every day and every moment as special as the next. With every breath, I remind myself of the infiniteness and momentariness of this moment that is always with me. Shit if i could only be that poetic all the time (laughs).” – Free Humanity, Artist.
Matt Gross (photo courtesy of Matt Gross)
“I’m looking forward to these albums in 2013:
Autre Ne Veut – “Anxiety”
Ulrich Schnauss – “A Long Way To Fall”
Indians – “Somewhere Else”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Title TBD (due in spring)
Sky Ferreira – Title TBD (due in spring)” – Matt Gross, Editor-in-Chief, A Heart Is A Spade
Eminem by Borbay
“I always end my year with a recap, and begin with goals… though the latter are usually kept to myself. In 2013, I’ll make an immediate splash with the Kick Ass Actors in Kick Ass Roles exhibition, and while it’s like telling a pitcher he has a no-hitter going in the 4th, I’d like to sell out. Beyond that, I want 2013 to be to 2012, what 2012 was to 2011, a major step in the right direction — new collectors, great press, creative progress… Beyond the easel, I want to be the best husband I can be for my wife Erin, a true friend to the good ones, and continue living an honest life of passion.” - Borbay, Artist.
Rob Shuter (Photo courtesy of Rob Shuter)
“Laugh out loud EVERY SINGLE day” – Rob Shuter, Entertainment Columnist
“To continue living a creative life, to concentrate on work and friendships, and to not let the greed, stupidity and vulgarity of our time have too much of an impact on the time I’ve been given.” – Isengart, Singer/Performance Artist
Paul Zepeda (photo courtesy of the artist)
“For 2013, I have resolved to go bigger and bolder in my work, which is my life. That includes exploring more of this beautiful planet we are on for inspiration, as well as creating new worlds on canvas and expanding their international reach. After an amazing year in 2012 of establishing myself in NYC (thanks in large part to a stellar group of friends and colleagues) and achieving dream after dream, I look forward to all that the new one has in store for me. Keep an eye on my progress here: http://www.Zepeda.us” – Paul Zepeda, Artist.
“I gotta think of a resolution first. Haha” – Phil Lumbang, Artist.
Stay tuned for 10 more resolutions and 2013 goals!
Photos by G. Various Artists.
New York! If you want to see some great and exciting art from 39 extremely talented contemporary artists, head over to Bold Hype Gallery to the exhibit “Suggestivism NYC,” which is curated by Nathan Spoor.
The artists participating in the exhibit are: Annie Owens, Bob Dob, Bod Schnider, Brandt Peters, Brendan Monroe, Chandler Wood, Chet Zar, Chris Mars, Christian Van Minnen, Colin Christian, Dan May, Darren Legallo, David Molesk, Eric Richardson, Francesco Locastro, Heidi Taillefer, Heiko Muller, Jason Limon, Jason Maloney, Jeff McMillan, Joe Vaux, Joey Remmers, Julian Callos, Kathie Olivias, Kevin Peterson, Marco Mazzoni, Mia Araujo, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Ota, Nathan Spoor, Nc Winters, Rod Luff, Sandow Birk, Scott Schiedly, Skinner, Thomas Doyle, Tom Bagshaw, Winnie Truong and Yevgeniya Mikhailik.
I loved so many of the works in this exhibit, it was extremely hard to pick a selection of photos for this post, but there is good news if you don’t live in New York – you can download the catalog via Bold Hype‘s website here. If you are in the area, you have no excuse to not check out this exhibit!
Francesco Lo Castro
“Suggestivism NYC” curated by Nathan Spoor runs through June 30, 2012 at Bold Hype Gallery in New York (located at 547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor) in New York.
Photos by G. Various Artists.
Skinner at Cotton Candy Machine
The recently opened Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn premiered its second exhibit on May 6, 2011. It is highly recommended as you’ll have the opportunity to see and purchase great art at very reasonable prices. Zerofriends is a creative collective founded by Alex Pardee and features the artwork of many talented artists. Featured at the Zerofriends exhibit are works from Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen as well as Alex Pardee.
Dave Correia at Cotton Candy Machine
In addition to the featured artists in the exhibit, the Cotton Candy Machine sells prints, books, limited edition toys and T-shirts from the likes of Tara McPherson and Mark Ryden.
Alex Pardee at the Cotton Candy Machine
The Cotton Candy Machine is located at 235 South 1st Street in Brooklyn. “Zerofriends” is on display until May 29, 2011.
After purchasing art prints from Alex Pardee and Dave Correia, I was fortunate enough to meet both artists! You can see photos after the jump.
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Photos by G. Various Artists.
To celebrate the 100th day of the year, 100 artists donated “tiny art” each priced at $100 per item for the grand opening of The Cotton Candy Machine boutique and gallery in Brooklyn. The list of artists participating was quite impressive (see below) and each work of art that was being sold was an absolute steal. Needless to say, the entry line was enormous as art afficianados attempted to snatch up works by some of the hottest artists on the scene and the event was pretty horribly organized. To break it down in simpler terms, I was the 40th person in line, the event began at 7 PM and I was not in the door until almost 10 PM. Though it was frustrating (read: please come up with a better system for future events), cotton candy was made on the spot and handed out freely to guests, the art was fantastic and the boutique has some really cool stuff for sale.
- Elizabeth Winnel
The list of participating artists (hence the long line) is: Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongoût, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.
A sketch by Travis Louie, pictured above.
Skinner, pictured above.
Not surprisingly, by the time I left, almost all the art was sold. The exhibit will run until May 1, 2011 and it’s definitely worth a trip to Brooklyn to see. Since most of the works were purchased by private collectors, you might not get a chance to see these works in person for a very long time. Spotted in the crowd were artists Tara McPherson, Martina Secondo and Jon Schnepp.
After the jump, see a partial gallery view as well as the long line on opening night.
Photo taken with my hand.
Skinner and G
On June 3, 2010 at the opening of the Strangers exhibit at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York, I met Skinner, one of the artists whose amazing works are featured prominently in the show. He was beyond nice! As you will see from the photos below, his works are extremely detailed and there is so much going on in them, you could stare at them for hours and still keep discovering new things. We bonded over the fact that we are both from California – Skinner from Sacramento and myself from Los Angeles. We also talked about our love of Amoeba music, the infamously huge record store located in both northern and southern California. Skinner mentioned that Zerofriends has T-shirts for sale featuring his art and they are sure to become collectors items, so get them while you can.
Mural by Skinner.
I love this mural so much! To give you a perspective of how big it is, we asked someone at the opening to take a picture of us in front of it, and you can see that as well as more of Skinner’s awesome work after the jump. And if you’d like to see a video of Skinner making this really cool mural, check it out on Hi-Fructose. Thanks again to Skinner for being so cool and for making such awesome art! Take a look at his website (link is above) and marvel at his masterpieces!
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