Jacob Sutton captures beautifully haunting images in his exhibition photography. Sutton works in color for his commercial work, but sticks to black and white or monochromatic photography for his exhibition work.
Johan Rijpma breathes life into ordinary rolls of packing tape by sticking them to the ceiling in various patterns and allowing gravity to take over. He does also lean on some clever video work to add some appeal to the whole thing. This video of the work is fantastic and well worth watching.
Nick Gentry paints portraits of fit, young people onto collections of old discarded floppy disks. These pieces are interesting to me, with the importance that our popular culture places on the shiny and new.
Visit the Tugboat printshop if you want to see some awesome looking printmaking. Artists Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth collaborate to create many of the pieces found on the site but do create solo work as well.
Phantogram is Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) and Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and this is a live performance of Let Me Go on KEXP. Phantogram is currently touring Europe and will be in the U.S. later this spring.
Abigail Reynolds is an artist based in London and has been exhibiting her artwork around the world since Y2K, remember that mess? Anyway, Reynolds latest work is constructed from primarily from found book images to construct a new composition. I really enjoy the way she plays with color and composition as she allows her work to break free from the confines of the square or rectangle.
Let me set this up by saying that I am a big The Lemonheads fan. I am even a fan of Evan Dando as a solo artist. I have been a fan since the release of It’s A Shame About Ray, which came out in 1992, and by this time already their fifth album. It was released during the summer leading into my senior year of high school….Geez, now I am telling my age. I never had an opportunity to see them live back then, but on the night of March 4, 2012, I would get my chance.
It has been a while since I last looked at the artwork of Brian Dettmer. Dettmer is still breathing new life into old, antiquated books and transforming them into new works of art.