Posts tagged ‘Visual Arts’

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 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 Laliberté, 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 2, 2011

Hairy Men and Hard Alcohol: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Whiskey Waxing Event

by Accidental Bear

This week artist Walter Green takes the helm of Drawing Crowds. Jay Sacher, the column’s originator, has moved onto greener pastures back East. He will be missed!

To kick things off, Drawing Crowds bravely waded into a gathering of hirsute men (and the people who love them) having their facial hair massaged into wacky shapes as part of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Whiskey Waxing event, designed to accompany the ongoing exhibit, Bay Area Now 6.

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12Xq6)

 

 

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/12Xq6)

August 1, 2011

I Art You: The Miniature Art on the Tip of Pencil by Dalton Ghetti

by Accidental Bear

I am speechless. Speechless can mean bad or good, but in this case it means magnificent! Artist Dalton Ghetti said, ““At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil”

 

 

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July 27, 2011

I art You: Pencil Shaving Portraits

by Accidental Bear

I like this idea better than using smelly old milk cartons for environmentally friendly art. These wonderful portraits must have that wood scent, that frankly, I just can’t get enough of in my concrete city living world.  Artist Kyle Bean has created these portraits for Wallpaper magazine. (Fubiz)

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July 14, 2011

Cornucopia of New Bay Area Artworks: SF CA

by Accidental Bear


Bay Area Now 6,
 the triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts devoted to regional artists who work across disciplines from performance to visual art, to film and video, brought Out There toYBCA last Friday night for the show’s opening event. The 18 Bay Area-based artists or artist collectives included were chosen by YBCA curators on the basis of studio visits, and commissioned to create works expressly for the exhibition. As is often the case in group shows, any attempt to generalize or draw conclusions about the state of the artscirca 2011 is doomed to fail. But many of the works on display do demonstrate these artists’ confidence and willingness to experiment, as shown by their art practices and products.

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July 5, 2011

Melissa Haslam “Kigurumi”| Unveiled July 15th, 2011

by Accidental Bear

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On July 15, 2011 LeBasse Projects will unveil the first major solo exhibition from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Haslam, who has shown in group shows throughout the United States, will share paintings exploring her fascination with the Kigurumi seen. Participants in Kigurumi fashion themselves as living stuffed animals, wearing what they call “disguised pajamas.” Haslam, employing oil, presents young women dressed in full costume with great delicacy and an intimacy that proves her interest in the subculture includes some reverence as well.

LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

June 27, 2011

Inside Out at WWA Gallery; I Art You

by Accidental Bear

Jim Darling Tank 540x522 Inside Out at WWA Gallery

Via Curatedmag.com

Seen above, Jim Darling’s Tank installation makes up a small portion of Inside Out, an exhibition featuring new work by Jim and his partner Tina. Together, the artists explore the idea of home and the various places people choose to live. Jim focuses on semi-sculptural work, while Tina excels at delicate water color and ink works. Both peer into the lives of others… but in a way that is neither invasive or off-putting. Their show remains on view through July 23, 2011.

WWA gallery
9517 Culver Blvd
Culver City,  CA 90232

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February 13, 2011

SOMETHING PRETTY, PRETTY AESOME (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear

Watch a Soothing Video of the ‘Paint-Pouring’ Art Process

Paintings – Holton Rower

“Tall Painting”

Source Amanda Dobbins Paint-by-numbers: Out. Paint-by-gravity: In.
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