Posts tagged ‘art’

September 1, 2011

SF CA: Personalities-Recent Photographs by Arturo Cosenza

by Accidental Bear

Hot men in underwear, feeding dogs raw hotdogs. I am so there!

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Arturo Cosenza is a San Francisco-based photographer whose recent work is a collection of portraits of local ‘personalities’, such as Phatima and Suppository Spelling. This work marks a new approach in his portraiture style exploring qualities of fantasy and fiction while maintaining a subtle intensity to the subject. Cosenza deems his work to be a collaboration with his subject with the sole intention of allowing unscripted creativity to come through in the process. He says his approach is a direct antidote to the current economic doldrums, “with so many people out of work, we need to have a creative outlet to make something with all the time we have, to bring the City back to life!” Arturo has been living in San Francisco for 16 years. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.

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August 28, 2011

I Art You: All Eyes on Artist Patrick Shot

by Accidental Bear

Patrick Short Photography & Art Work  HERE

 

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August 26, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Beard & Lace

by Accidental Bear

 

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August 24, 2011

Video Interview: Accidental Bear Gets Intimate with Inbred Hybrid Collective

by Accidental Bear

photo credit: Ves Pitts

If I were to start giving out prizes for artists with the most amazing names, Inbred Hybrid Collective would be wearing the red ribbon. It reels me in like a floundering fish at sea and I want a taste. Art as a concept and a social experiment, I like. Art should be stuffed with emotion which reflects the world around us as long as it doesn’t end up being just a series of doughnut still lives (unless well done). Inbred Hybrid Collective ” is not committed to any one medium in the exploration of a concept.”

Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders asks about New York art rivalries, current art project, The Bernstein Bears, whether or not depression or mania enhances an artists art work and many more intrusive questions. Inbred Hybrid Collective has undeniable authentic artist sensibility and is a damn hunk to boot. Gallery walls are flooded with “art” but a small percentage gets me up out of my plush lazy boy to see in person. All my senses are tickled while investigating Inbred Hybrid Collective. I would take planes, trains and a crazy crack head taxi rides to get glance at I.H.C’s work and marinate in the soothing energy that surrounds this artist.

“I would be doing the world a favor if I stabbed you in the eye.”. Acrylic on canvas, 24x36

 Inbred Hybrid Collective was established in 2005. Our mandate is to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence. The type of interventions associated with Inbred Hybrid Collective, achieved as artistic concept, constitute a provocation for the public to reflect upon the influence that this immersion has had upon them. Our work has appeared in venues as diverse as the Liverpool Independents Biennial (visual installation),Queens Museum of Art (sound art), Deitch Projects (film), Bereznitsky Gallery, Berlin (conceptual), World of Wonder Gallery, Hollywood (video installation) and the Ontario Crafts Council (visual installation). Uncredited appearances include the cover (and throughout) Slava Mogutin‘s NYC Gogo due to visual installations we did through Slurp, set design for the IFC Halloween spot on the Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black, who we also assisted at the Whitney Biennial, and an acting role in Michelle Handleman’s “Dorian.” In 2009 we made history as the first sanctioned performance artist invited to perform at the Armory Art Fair, but we are not committed to any one medium in the exploration of a concept.

“if you aren’t going to use your brain give it to somebody who will”. Acrylic on canvas, 28x22

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August 23, 2011

Switzerland’s Alpine Beard Festival 2011 Kicks Off In Chur

by Accidental Bear

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The wild and mangy whiskers of some 60 European hopefuls went on display over the weekend as the 2011 Alpine Beard Festival kicked off in Chur, Switzerland. As the Daily Mail is reporting, the event — now in its 26th year — drew hairy locals as well as some contestants from neighboring Germany and Austria. The event rivals the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway. MORE PICS

August 23, 2011

I Art You: Self-portrait in Lego

by Accidental Bear

What Remains

“This model was meant to help promote my most recent tee, The Gamer, but as I pieced it together it took on a life of its own. It’s effectively my first self-portrait in Lego, built to the contours of my face, and yes, it is wearable!” By powerpig

August 22, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Beard Bird Feeder

by Accidental Bear

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August 22, 2011

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by Accidental Bear

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August 22, 2011

SF CA: Art for AIDS Celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project| September 23, 2011

by Accidental Bear

Rex Ray, Untitled, 16”x16, resin panel

Art for AIDS celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project with “Phantom” Star and Artist, Franc D’Ambrosio on September 23, 2011. San Francisco, CA—The UCSF AIDS Health Project announced the 15th annual Art for AIDS auction will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:00–9:00 PM. More than 700 supporters are expected to converge at The Galleria in the San Francisco Design Center to celebrate Art for AIDS 2011, benefiting the UCSF AIDS Health Project. This year, “Phantom of the Opera” star, and donating artist Franc D’Ambrosio will open the event with a special performance.

FRANC D’AMBROSIO

Unifying emerging and established artists, galleries and collectors, Art for AIDS is San Francisco’s premier art auction, bringing the Bay Area art community together to support Bay Area residents living with HIV/AIDS.

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August 22, 2011

Michael Jackson’s Sprawling Artist Studio and Art Collection Revealed in an L.A. Airport Hangar

by Accidental Bear

It is amazing that an artists art collection could cause such a raucous. But this in MIchael Jackson after all. I believe people would pull him apart like a turkey wish bone if they could. $900 million has been offered for the collection so far. My twisted mind hopes they find all sorts of dirty secrets like videos of Michael Jackson dressed up in clown make-up having sex with a donkey or something as amusing. Mike Enders

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The mysterious contents of Michael Jackson‘s art collection became the subject of purported disputes after his death. Rumors floated about that several individuals, including Cirque du Soleil‘s Guy LalibertĂ©, were interested in purchasing the estimated $900 million collection. But Jackson’s art does not consist of Picassos or Rodins, but rather the pop icon’s own creations, which were meant to be exhibited 18 years ago, only to be hidden from the public eye after pedophilia allegations marred the pop star’s image. MORE

August 21, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Dreamy

by Accidental Bear

 

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August 20, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Male Nude, No Frontal

by Accidental Bear

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August 19, 2011

I Art You: Crocheted Penis

by Accidental Bear

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August 18, 2011

Inbred Hybrid Collective Forget Their Manners: NYC Sept 13th

by Accidental Bear

A Book Club Burlesque inspired by “The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners.”

Calling all bears, artists and performers: musicians, dancers, circus, variety, burlesque performers, film makers, puppeteers, piano players, drag queens, installation artists, photographers, actors, freaks, the bizarre, strange, and subversive

We highly recommended that you read the book because this IS a BOOK CLUB.

The goals for our Book Club Burlesque events are to :
1. promote literacy;
2. showcase unique talent; and
3. Have SEXY FUN!

If these things are important to you then come join the collective!

This is a great opportunity for artists to create. We encourage our artists to fully bring their own creativity to their pieces.

September 13th, 2011
doors at 8pm, show promptly at 8:30pm
$7.00 (sometimes enforced one drink minimum)
21+
inbredhybrid@gmail.com

Parkside Lounge
www.parksidelounge.com

317 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 674-9308

We encourage our artists to fully bring their own creativity to each piece, relating their performance or installation to themes or text, and having sexy literate fun.
Past books have included: Lolita, Valley of the Dolls, Less Than Zero, The Scarlet Letter, Archie Comics, the Brothers Grimm Collection, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, City of Night, The Curious Sofa, Mutiny On The Bounty, Please Send Money, Geek Love, Volsungasaga, The Handmaid’s Tale, Where The Sidewalk Ends, Louis L’amour, The Curious Sofa, The Joy of Cooking, and more!

These events have been a Voice Choice, written up in Time Out, La Dolce Musto, and the New Yorker.
For the New Yorker review of our past show: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/02/fiction-fetish.html

August 18, 2011

Study: 96 Percent Of Humans Would Rather Be Animatronic Bear

by Accidental Bear

Would you chose fake life over real life? Being covered in fur and wearing comfy overalls and a big floppy hat’s does have its appeal. Mike Enders

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The University of Virginia published the results of an extensive 18-month study Wednesday revealing that 96 percent of human beings across the planet would strongly prefer to be a singing, dancing animatronic bear.

The UVA researchers, who conducted thousands of surveys with residents of 196 different countries, discovered that despite belonging to diverse socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and age groups, nearly all respondents said their ideal existence would involve being an animatronic bear wearing comfy overalls and a big floppy hat.

“While analyzing the collected data, we found that an overwhelming number of participants claimed the carefree, down-home life of a robotic bear was far more appealing than their own lives,” said Professor Daniel Vaughn, who led the study. “Most expressed a conviction that nothing would be more enjoyable than sitting on a plastic log, strumming a banjo, and singing songs on stage with their goofy animatronic bear friends.” MORE @ www.theonion.com