Sunday, November 28
I never went to this show. That's not why I'm posting this. I'm posting this poster because it's effing AWESOME! These illustrations are the best. I want to make posters like this. I wish Josh Journey-Heinz (the artist) had a website, but I can't seem to find one. If I do in the future I will post it.
Saturday, November 27
Wednesday, November 24
Friday, November 19
"In my work I am exploring the relationship between humans and animals; the idea of the human denial of our animal nature and of humans as the dominant species, as well as the mutation of the animal created by the human interpretation of the animal. My work alludes to the boundaries that separate humanity from animals both physically and metaphysically, as well as the objectification of and personification of animals. I invent creatures, anthropomorphic, mutated, or pseudo mythical in imagery, using my imaginary world and bringing it into the physical world in an attempt to create a language that speaks about the human animal relationship and the natural and unnatural elements of it. I am faced with the fact that we live in a planet in decline, where almost every natural ecosystem in the world is slipping away. Human kind has created a planet of refugees; animals forced to flee ever farther from the insatiable encroachment of urban development, victims of a war for space which they cannot hope to win. My drawings refer to this decline and to the refugees it has created. I am left with the question of what is natural; are we (human beings) still a part of nature? If so, does that make all that we have created, cities, vehicles, factories, all technology, part of nature as well? As we move into an increasingly plastic, electronic, and robotic culture how can we define our own fundamental nature as the nature of the world around us changes and our metaphysical identity evolves into something beyond the human as an animal?..."
Wednesday, November 17
Thursday, November 11
Jeff Schaller — Shirley You Can Dance
Tonight, I went to a gallery opening in Mitchell Hall at West Chester University. Some of Jeff Schaller's pieces are up, along with work from Rhoda Kahler, Jamie Paxon, Jennifer Maloney, and Adrian Martinez. I was intrigued by Jeff Schaller's pieces because his amazing use of encaustic. It's a really impressive show. If you're in the area you should come check it out.