Thursday, August 26, 2010

z is for zoo: multiple artists

These images are from a gallery show called "Something Tells Me It's All Happening At The Zoo", which took place in July of this year at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. The full list of artists can be read here, on J. Mayhew's FAINT blog.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

x is for xavier: Xavier Veilhan

Today, visual art meets music. The (surprisingly) small sculptures on the cover of Air's Pocket Symphony were made by Xavier Veilhan.

I'm going to run out of art Xs soon... x-ray, xylophone, xavier.... What else? I guess I'll just have to recycle somehow. (Though it was hard to find the ones I found before. Quick, people, make more art about x-rays and xylophones! I'll post it here! Maybe I'll just try to make my own. There isn't enough art about things that start with X in the world.)

08-24-10. Goose enoteca cheese platter.

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Medium: Oil paint
Support: Canvas
Size: 20x20 in. (50.8x50.8 cm)

For sale now on Etsy.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I've been thinking a lot lately about all the random people that I find online. Many of us are pretty boring and insignificant. I guess that's okay. Its just interesting to see so many people leaving traces of themselves.

w is for water: Bill Murphy

"Along Arthur Kill" (watercolor on paper, 54 x 62 in., 2007-08). By Bill Murphy

Sunday, August 22, 2010

08-22-10. Egg drop soup memento mori.

It's pretty sad to read all these people describing how grossed-out they were to handle a whole dead chicken. Where do they think fried drumsticks come from? Too many of us are out of touch with nature, death, and reality.

v is for volcano: Justin Moore

Untitled (Volcano), 2003, ink on paper, 22" x 30". By Justin Moore

Friday, August 13, 2010

m is for mountain: Sharon Horvath

Sharon Horvath, July Mountain, 2009, disperse pigment, ink & polymer on paper on canvas, 24 x 30 in. 

08-13-10. 1st trip to the enoteca @ Goose.

I went to the new enoteca in the basement at Goose the Market for the first time today. They have all kinds of interesting stuff to try.  I had a bottle of Xingu black beer from Brazil, Marcona almonds from Spain, and assorted olives. The Xingu really was pitch black, but the flavor and texture was very light. The Marcona almonds were very sweet and tasty. I look forward to going again to try out some of the other things they have, including some other beers, wines, cheeses, and meats.

Xingu beer, marcona almonds, & olives @ Goose Enoteca

Thursday, August 12, 2010

l is for loire: Florentijn Hofman

"Rubber Duck", 2007, 105x85 feet. By Florentijn Hofman.
I'm usually not a big fan of sculptures that are just giant versions of things. (I mean by professionals, not vernacular World's Biggest X!-type sculptures. The amateur stuff is usually awesome.) It's really hard to hate a giant rubber duckie, though. It's probably kind of like Jeff Koons' "Puppy". The "Aww, so cute!" factor obliterates all rational thought. This piece was part of the Loire Estuary 2007 exhibition.

08-12-10. Hovercat's cousin.

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Medium: Oil paint
Support: Canvas
Size: 20x20 in. (50.8x50.8 cm)

For sale now on Etsy.