LUGGAGE STORE - SEX AND CULTURE
IAN ROSS - POPULAR WORKSHOP
11.08.13 Part II
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The Luggage Store Gallery: Flo Oy Wong - The Whole Pie. Curated by Pamela Wu Kochiyama, Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer.
Comment by AB: In celebration of Flo Oy Wong's 75th birthday, artists from everywhere "bake up" a most entertaining array of art pies honoring her life and accomplishments. From what I can tell, the pie idea originated with a show at a midwest venue adjacent to a pie shop where Wong, thinking that printed rice sacks might be a little esoteric for the demographic, added some "art pies" to the mix. Also on view is one of her more notable past exhibits, The Baby Jack Rice Story, where she used fabric rice bags as her canvases. A new mixed media sculpture and select additional artworks round out the homage.
Art by Flo Oy Wong at The Luggage Store Gallery.
Art by Flo Oy Wong.
The birthday girl - Flo Oy Wong & art at The Luggage Store Gallery.
Rice sack art by Flo Oy Wong.
Flo Oy Wong art in above image closer.
Pie art in honor of Flo Oy Wong.
Necktie pie art by Ryan Carrington in above image closer.
More art pies.
Booker Carpenter pie art in above image closer.
Hung Liu art pie.
Art by by Nina Koepcke.
Statistical sample - Flo Oy Wong art show at The Luggage Store Gallery.
Center for Sex and Culture: Safe Sex Bang - The Buzz Bense Collection.
Comment by AB: The Buzz Bense poster collection is all about having safe sex-- and the consequences you risk if you don't. But more importantly, they chart the history of HIV AIDs and various stages of the prejudice, ignorance, stereotypes and hate that went along with it. The earliest examples in this international collection date from the mid 1980s and range through the 2000s. Check it out.
Safe sex posters from The Buzz Bense Collection at Center for Sex and Culture.
Posters encouraging safe sex.
The Buzz Bense Collection safe sex poster collection.
Safe sex posters.
The Buzz Bense Collection promoting safe sex.
Turnout - The Buzz Bense Collection at Center for Sex and Culture.
Ian Ross Gallery: Made in China.
Artists: D Young V, Akira Beard, Ian Ross, Zoltron, Shark Toof, Jessica Hess, C Kirk, Ernesto Yerena, Eddie Colla, Peter Adamyan, Nite Owl, Robert Bowen.
Comment by AB: The object of the game is for artists to make paintings, send images of those paintings off to China to be reproduced in one of their "art factories," and then for us to guess which is which. I had little trouble. The Chinese reproductions were generally the ones that sucked, with maybe an exception or two. When you don't have the original right next to the copy, identifying a copy as a copy can be more difficult, but there are certain giveaways in Chinese repro paintings that are remarkably consistent from piece to piece, most notable the near perfect straight line edges where the paint stops and the canvas starts (which I'll show you close up in one of the images). Worthy theme for a show.
Art by D Young V (right) - Chinese knockoff (left) at Ian Ross Gallery.
Art by Shark Toof (left) - Chinese knockoff (right).
Straight edge closeup of Chinese knockoff in above image.
Art by Jessica Hess (left) - Chinese repro (right) - note the straight edge.
Art by CKirk (right) - Chinese knockoff (left) - note the straight edge.
Art by Akira Beard (left) - Chinese repro (right) - note the straight edge.
Eddie Colla art (right) - Chinese knockoff (left).
Art by Robert Bowen (left) - Chinese repro (right) - note the straight edge.
Relative density - real versus repro group art show at Ian Ross Gallery.
The Popular Workshop: PWND - Jonathan Zawada.
Comment by AB: A single sentence from the show statement pretty much sums it up... "Archival inkjet prints, sculpture, video, and interactive works draw upon the visual language of skinning, camouflage and obfuscation to connect the visceral humanist effects that ripple outward from the mixture of masculine teenage angst, puritanical rationalism and militaristic purpose that underpin many of our contemporary digital structures." What a bunch of whack-off. I think my brain just blew a gasket. Who comes up with this drivel? Inscrutable explanatory aside, good art and worth a visit.
Digital art by Jonathan Zawada at The Popular Workshop.
Surveillance sculpture by Jonathan Zawada.
Morphing text video by Jonathan Zawada.
Morphing text video by Jonathan Zawada.
Interactive video art by Jonathan Zawada.
Digitally manipulated photography by Jonathan Zawada.
Jonathan Zawada sculpture.
Digital art by Jonathan Zawada.
Demographics - Jonathan Zawada at The Popular Workshop.