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T-Shirt Sale: The Distancing

the distancing t shirt artwork

Oh, how timely is this T-Shirt parody of the undead Grady Sisters from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining? Designed by Boggs Nicolas, the shirt is shown here in dark (blood) red, but it’s available in over a dozen different colors, and in sizes and styles to please everyone. Best of all, The Distancing T-Shirt is here just in time for all of your summer quarantining needs! You can pick one up for yourself or as a gift for a fan, at This Link! Prices start at just $19.95!

the distancing t shirt artwork detail

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art Exhibit at RH Gallery

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art Exhibit
All Photos By Gail Except Where Noted

If you think that an artist would be creatively limited by being restricted to use of a canvas that’s only the size of a NYC Transit Metrocard, you’d be surprised! In an open call for artists, Single Fare 3 (the third in a series of semi-annual art exhibits whose only guideline is that the art must incorporate a Metrocard), Single Fare curators Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan were flooded with thousands of submissions for this year’s show at RH Gallery in Tribeca. The art ranges widely from classic portraiture, cartoons, sculpture, interactive pieces, famous people, pop culture references, Metrocards re-purposed as utilitarian objects, lots of nudes and even an old fashioned rotoscope device!

I was lucky to arrive early and be one of the first dozen people admitted to the gallery, when it looked like this:

Single Fare Sparse Crowd

But within half an hour the place looked more like this:

Single Fare 3 Heavy Crowd
Photo by Cojo of ArtSucks.com

Here are photos of some of my favorite art from the show!
Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art

Click on any image to enlarge for detail.

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art
These tiny paintings have the look of classic oil portraits.

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art
Little Monsters!

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art
A little Neon Bling!

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art Titanic
Various Scenes from the film Titanic

Single Fare 3 Metrocard Art Van Halen Lemmy Madonna
Eddie Van Halen, Lemmy, Madonna

Metrocard Art The Shining
Characters from The Shining

Metrocard Art 3D Sculptures
3D Metrocard Sculptures

Metrocard Art Nightlights
Metrocards Transformed Into Nightlights

Metrocard Art Eric Richardson
One of Two Pieces in the Show by Eric Richardson

Metrocard Art Kinetic Taxi Sculpture
Kinetic Taxi Sculpture

Metrocard Art Kinetic Pin Up Calendars
A Year of ’70s Pin Up Calendar Pages

Metrocard Art Flamingo
Flamingo

Metrocard Art Ouija Board
Ouija Board

Metrocard Art Subway Train
Subway Train!

Metrocard Art Various Shoes
Shoes!

Metrocard Art Monsters
More Little Monsters!

Metrocard Art With Pink Yarn Fringe
Metrocard With Pink Yarn Fringe

See more great photos of the show at Art Sucks Dot Com!

Single Fare 3 is On Exhibit Only Through February 22nd at RH Gallery, Located at 137 Duane Street in Tribeca, NYC (Just East of West Broadway. Take the 2 or 3 Trains to Chambers Street and Walk Uptown Two Blocks). Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM –7:00 PM.

Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LA County Museum of Art

Kubrick Exhibit Signage By Gail Worley

While I was in California over the Christmas holidays, I was fortunate to be able to check out the Stanley Kubrick Career Retrospective at LACMA – which was just amazing! I absolutely loved the exhibit and took a bunch of pictures, some of which I’ll share with you in this post.

As the museum’s website concisely describes the exhibit: “Stanley Kubrick was known for exerting complete artistic control over his projects; in doing so, he re-conceived the genres in which he worked. The exhibition covers the breadth of Kubrick’s practice, beginning with his early photographs for Look magazine, taken in the 1940s, and continuing with his groundbreaking directorial achievements of the 1950s through the 1990s. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes and props.

Stanley Kubrick Movie Posters By Gail Worley
A Selection of Posters and Lobby Cards from Kubrick’s Films

In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team. By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.”

Below is a selection of my photos from the show, representative of an overview of the exhibit. Enjoy!

Miniature Boardroom Dr Strangelove By Gail Worley
Miniature Boardroom Set from Dr. Strangelove

Seating from 2001 A Space Odyssey By Gail Worley
Seating from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Production Stills at Rear of Gallery.

Kubrick 2001 Cutlery Props By Gail Worley
Custom Designed Futuristic Cutlery used in 2001.

Spaceship Model from 2001 By Gail Worley
Spaceship Model from 2001

2001 Miniature Model Set By Gail Worley

Above and Below, 2001 Miniature Model Set

2001 Miniature Model Set By Gail Worley

Kubrick Barry Lyndon Costumes By Gail Worley

Kubrick’s epic period drama, Barry Lyndon, is represented mostly by its lavish costumes. Barry Lyndon is a fantastic film if you have three hours to devote to a viewing.

Costume from Spartacus By Gail Wortley
Above and Below, Costume from Spartacus

Costume from Spartacus By Gail Worley

Korova Milk Bar Set By Gail Worley

Signage and Props from the Korovoa Milk Bar scene in A Clockwork Orange — My favorite movie of all time!

Droog Costume By Gail Worley

Droog Costume worn by Malcolm McDowell as Alex, A Clockwork Orange. Notice the skewed shadow of the baton against the wall.

Kubrick Clockwork Turntable By Gail Worley

Alex’s Turntable.  Trivia: the British band Heaven 17 took their name from the pre-orgy record store scene in this film.

Production Stills from The Shining By Gail Worley

The Shining Production Stills. Note the emphatic use of the color red, which Kubrick employed in each of his films to heighten the emotional impact of certain scenes.

Shining Twins Dresses By Gail Worley

The Shining’s Grady Sisters Dresses and Shoes

Eyes Wide Shit Masks By Gail Worley

Masks from Eyes Wide Shut

AI Set Rendering By Gail Worley

AI Set Rendering

Full Metal Jacket Helicopter By Gail Worley
Helicopter Model from Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick Runs Through June 30, 2013 in the Art of the Americas Building, Level 2 at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Admission to the Exhibit, which includes Admission to all Galleries, is $20.00.