Monday, November 23, 2009

Ben Bernanke and Bear Troy

Here's a new one for Stocks & Commodities. What we have here is Ben Bernanke using some crafty techniques to do battle w/ the economic crisis. I'm a huge history buff so naturally this was a lot of fun to work on. Hopefully it'll be on the cover some time next month.

Some details:


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Call for entries!


José María Heredia - poet: inspired the Cuban people to stand up and fight against Spain.

Seymor Chwast-designer - illustrator: his anti-war poster "End Bad Breath" indirectly encouraged the anti-war movement
of the 70's.

John Lenin and Yoko Ono - famous musicians/artists: created the powerful anti-war campaign stating "THE WAR IS OVER...if you want it to be."

What makes statement driven art so emotionally powerful? It being witness to a piece of work that creates a bond between you, the viewer and the creator of the piece. A bond that can change the direction of thought and purpose.
A successfully executed statement driven piece can be the catalyst that inspires the average person into an active agent for change. Art exists in societies to create shared dialogues and experiences. No matter the medium, art and artists can be the spark to establishing a commonality, to allow us to empathize with each other and encourage altruistic pursuits for the greater good.

Dedicated to social awareness, Gallery5 invites visual and performing artists to submit their statement focused work to Repressed V: Free to Speak.

More info and an application can be downloaded here.

Sleight of Hand II: National Juried Contemporary
Craft Competition.

The Sleight of Hand II exhibition at Gallery5 seeks craft-makers who push the boundaries and definitions of craft. Craft-making is too often pigeon-holed into traditional definitions of basic utilitarian objects in clay, glass, wood, or metal. In reality, most craft-makers are not unlike fine artists in many respects. They push new concepts, introduce new materials and techniques, expand old techniques and use traditional materials in new ways. Gallery5 invites craft-makers fitting this criteria to submit their works to Sleight of Hand II.

Artists must be a resident of the United States

Up to $1000 in prizes
Jurors: TBA

Submission Fee: $20 for up to three works, $5 each additional work.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 6th.
Notification of Selected Artists: Saturday, January 9th

Accepted artwork must be delivered to Gallery5 no later than Friday, January 29th.
Artwork must be packed in reusable packaging with return shipping label included.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Friday, February 5th.
Exhibition Ends: Friday, February 26th.

Application can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Goulash: You missed the opening

Here's photos from the opening of our current show at GallowLily's. Thanks to Russ for the images here and the earlier process images.

Goulash: more process pics

Here's more images of us setting up for the current show at GallowLily's.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Goulash follow up

Our current show at GallowLily's entitled Goulash is still up until the end of the month. The opening was back on the sixth of November and was extremely packed for the tiny little space. I'll have a bunch more pics soon from the opening, but for now here's some images of Matt screen printing and prepping the walls before the art was hung.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Team Eight-er James Callahan recently had an art show in Melbourne, Australia in the gallery Until Never. Read more about the show, entitled ENDLESS BUMMER: THE ART OF BARF. Featured in it was our very own Cross-Corporate Synergetics huge collabo print. Among many other of Barf's screened posters, a few skate decks and some album covers.

Oddly enough the show got some sweet coverage by American artist Jeff Soto, who was also in town to do a talk for Semi-Permanent. See it here on Fecal Face Dot Com (scroll half way down).

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hair'em Scare'em

Some of my art is included in a book released this month by Gestalten. It's called Hair'em Scare'em, and it's dedicated to contemporary art and design themed around hair. Here's the publisher's description:

Hair'em Scare'em presents an extraordinary exploration through the fascinating beauty and inventive possibilities of hair as a medium for artistic expression in contemporary art and design. The book documents this palpable trend into a visual sourcebook that presents a captivating collection of hairy works in graphic design, photography, illustration and art as well as interior design, fashion and jewelry design. The extraordinary works featured in this book are the best indication of trends in hair outside the mainstream.

Here are some of the featured spreads from the book's website. Click here or on any images to be redirected there.