hard at work
Here’s a link to the Opening Ceremony blog about our project
This Thursday I’m in an art show at the new Marlow and Sons gallery called This Must Be the Place. Funny considering my little zine was called “Space is the Place.” So many things happening at so many places. (Sorry inside joke between maybe three people). It’s not really surprising that Marlow and Sons spawned a gallery, since it’s one of those quintessentially Williamsburg establishments that seems to serve as an artistic and community hub for the fancies of South Williamsburg.
They even make signature totes that you can find, oddly enough, plucked from their shelves and then resold for those who want Brooklyn momentos abroad. When I was traveling, I swear to god, there were Diner and Marlow totes for sale at a fancy Melbourne bookstore!
Anyway, back to the task at hand. I’ll be showing seven pieces this Thursday. Three collages and four paintings. Come see!
Photographs from Nylon magazine’s beauty editorial “Coming Up Roses,” featuring model Iris Van Berne. Shot by Manolo Campion, fashion styling by Turner, and prop styling by me. You can see the full size versions of my loose and drippy paintings here.
Lovely spring florals and bold lipstick colors. So fun!
Tomorrow Nanse and I are putting on a “secret” show featuring some very cool work. We will be hanging it all day today (and night). Should be a good one. All I hope is that I can get some sleep….
Recently my friends Kathrin and Julia came by my apartment and interviewed me for their German fashion blog, Two For Fashion. They asked me to talk about the designers I love, about my ‘style’ and then I bopped in and out of a few different looks. Their blog is all in German, but you can see a video of me and some various photos here!
Here are some of the cacti I made now on sale Beautiful Dreamers. I love them in a grid formation. Reminds me of the Bechers and their water towers.
Yesterday I dropped off thirty paper mache cacti at one of my favorite stores, Beautiful Dreamers, in Williamsburg. The first round, which I made as holiday gifts were a hit, so I decided to tackle this project again with some additional low lying and petal shaped varieties. My succulent garden is now on display, and for sale, at Beautiful Dreamers. Here’s a link to the NYT article on the shop. Love.
My fashion x sports illustration for the new issue of Flaunt magazine.
The new “Jocks vs Nerds” issue of Flaunt magazine features four sports inspired fashion illustrations. My favorite is by none other than Hiroshi Tanabe. We were asked to create fantasy sports teams; one team for each fashion capital of the world. The night of the Superbowl I, fittingly, stayed up and created my girl football player. She’s a member of “The New York Blackouts.” A fan of Alexander Wang. A crazy punk. A little inspired by Alexander McQueen’s “It’s All a Game” collection from years ago.
I created this most recent collage without much thought. But the longer I look at it, the more I see a narrative at work. One of a sexually liberated sixties female, in total ecstasy. Her pose and the vivid blossoming floral arrangement is in stark contrast to the buttoned-up repressed fifties housewife, trapped inside the tv, potted plant atop. Sexual liberation anyone? She’s in bloom.
More reference and behind the scene photos of my paintings and progress.
The new issue of Nylon features a story that I worked on alongside Manolo Campion and Turner. I created a series of large scale floral paintings with tempera paint on pink and yellow set paper for their “Coming up Roses” spring beauty editorial. Each backdrop was inspired by different varieties of flowers: peonies, ranunculus, wild roses, cosmos, and poppies. I’ll be posting behind the scene photos and the finished product soon!
More collages here.