This year, New Yorkers definitely needed a seasonal hard reboot, and the Spring edition of the biannual Affordable Art Fair brought much-appreciated flashes of color and whimsy into the City during its exciting four-day run in late March. Whether you’re an experienced collector, someone looking to invest in a single piece for your home, or an art lover who just enjoys the inspiration and joy of browsing, the Affordable Art Fair is a great place to expose yourself to (and purchase) art from a finely curated selection of cutting-edge, contemporary galleries from across the globe. For me, this recent fair really embraced the spirt of fun and humor in art. Let’s look at a collection of my favorite fun artworks spotted at the AAFNYC for Spring 2019! Continue reading Favorite Art From The Affordable Art Fair, Spring 2019!
I think it can be agreed upon that this has been an especially tough period of Mercury in Retrograde — with this past week being particularly brutal — so perhaps we can all relate to the sentiment expressed in this weeks Video Clip, “Better Days” by Brighton, UK-based rock band Vellocet, who definitely have their song-crafting skills nailed down.
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You only have until August 1st to see the really fun — and diverse — summer group show up now at the Joseph Gross Gallery. The exhibit features a few of our favorite artists, including Ron English, Sebastian Wahl and Joseph Grazi, plus a lot cool new stuff from artists we didn’t previously know, including: Alex Yanes, Alison Mosshart, Ben Venom, Dave White, Diane Munoz, Eric Inkala, Etai Rahmil, James Charles, Jet Martinez, Jessica Hess, John Felix Arnold III, Pam Glew, Peter Gronquist, Rune Christensen, Jessica Hess, Sergio Garcia, Christopher Schulz, Tahiti Pehrson and Ted Lincoln.
Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the show!
Glass Trumpet Sculpture
Collage pieces by Sebastian Wahl.
I love the vibrant colors and geometric shapes in this painting.
Whoever made the decision to put this one in a blue frame made the right choice.
Painting and Sculptures by Ron English.
Darth Vader’s likeness inlaid into a slab of wood. Very nice!
Shark Guns! Yes!
More Cool Stuff!
I especially enjoyed the collection of five dollar bills modified with images and sayings few various Pop Culture Icons. Above, Napoleon Dynamite.
And Malcolm McDowell as Alec from A Clockwork Orange, plus there are a bunch more.
Be sure to stop by before they take this stuff down because it is a must-see show!
The Joseph Gross Gallery is Located at 548 W 28th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
I propose that there are two ways that one might feel about San Francisco quartet Melted Toys’ animated music video for “Always.” Either you could be compelled to not think too hard about it, because the song is fucking amazing and the visuals are wildly hypnotic and pleasing in a “unquiet dream” sort of way, or you are going to be obsessed with figuring this shit out, because it is impossible to understand the lyrics being sung and what the hell is going on in this video anyway? If you watch a lot of programming on Adult Swim, you will know what I mean.
Directed by Anibal Bley from Santiago, Chile, “Always” depicts the adventures of an anthropomorphic, burning apparition driving a red car across a colorful, psychedelic landscape all presented in a palette of reds, pinks and oranges. I love the little burning guy (so cute!) and although it seems that by the video’s end he might have been up to some “very extreme nastiness” (to quote dialogue from A Clockwork Orange), I don’t feel bad about it. I just want to play the video again and again. Also, the band’s music has been described as “plaintive pop with psychedelic electronica.” To me, it sounds like the kind of music I want to hear more of but never, ever do.
Anyway, Video Clip of The Year!
Melted Toys released their self-titled debut album on July 15th, 2014 via Underwater Peoples, with a Vinyl Release due some time in August 2014. Enjoy!