Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mishy is Yen Mag's Photo of the Day

One of my photos is Yen Mag's Photo of the Day. Hooray!

Carla Fletcher for Curvy

I recently interviewed Carla Fletcher for Curvy Mag's blog.
Fight or Flight
'Fight or Flight' pencil, spray paint, + acrylic on circle board
This month, Melbourne artist Carla Fletcher will present her highly anticipated solo show at Friends of Leon Gallery in Sydney. An Archibald Finalist in 2010, Carla Fletcher has been making huge waves in the emerging arts scene since her acclaimed portrait of CW Stoneking received national recognition.
Her latest exhibition Premonition (Fight or flight) follows and delves into the inner world of dreams and premonitions. She has begun a visual dialogue with the unknown.  "This collection of works are symbolic for the experiences that are in the forces of nature - Fight or flight, growth, love, desire, freedom and death”.

Rise Above
'Rise Above' Liquid pencil, spray paint, + pencil and posca on circle board
We had a chat with Carla in the lead up to her exhibition.
Tell us a little bit about your artistic background and how you got into art?
My artistic background comes from being surrounded by creative, abstract thinkers - not necessarily just artists.  I have had a strong desire to produce work and been encouraged to do so which is important as you are forming.
In a practical sense I studied along the way (fine art, fashion design and illustration) but generally I am self taught, I think the mind plays with the things it loves.
Where is your studio located & what type of space do you work best in?
I have a warehouse space in Northcote (a dream actually). The light is amazing. I was really struggling with having walls and now I have none, my large paintings divide the space and I get to move them constantly. I love moving everything around.
What do you love most about Melbourne? Any favorite places?
I love that Melbourne is a treasure chest of culture. My favorite place at the moment is walking with my dog to Darebin Park - it's an amazing to have such a rugged nature reserve smack bang in the city.
Have you ever collaborated with other artists or are there any you would like to?
I have collaborated with other artists, musicians, photographers and fashion designers and think that it is important to put heads together, much better than one at times - I am always open to collaborating.
Tell us a little about your up-coming exhibition at Friends of Leon Gallery.
Premonition Fight or Flight is a new body of work that touches on a more personal experience of dreaming and my dialogue with the unknown.  This work has really pushed my technique into a new realm.  Merging painting and drawing together in layers.
What's next for Carla Fletcher?
I'll be starting on a bunch of exciting works leading into next year soon including portraits and larger works, some OS travel is planned and perhaps another solo show towards the end of 2012.
Premonition (Fight or flight)
Where: Friends of Leon Gallery 82 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills
When: Opens Thursday the 17th November from 6-8pm
Cost: Free
www.carlafletcher.com
www.friendsofleon.com

jeff soto

Soundgarden- London ONT, 2011. Five color screenprint on white archival paper. It is a signed and numbered edition of 100.  By Jeff SotoAvailable at Potato Stamp.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

voronoi goodness

In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a special kind of decomposition of a given space.Voronoi diagrams can be found in a large number of fields in science and technology, even in architecture! San Francisco-based architect Thom Faulders and developed in collaboration with digital technologist Sean Ahlquist of proces2, Airspace Tokyo appears to be covered with layer upon layer of artificial vegetation. Inspired by the abundant greenery that previously occupied the site, the screen fa├žade comprises four different overlapping organic patterns. Via core.form-ula.

100 Strangers

By day David Weir designs pretty pixels, but in his spare time he has started 100 Strangers. David says that this project is an attempt for him to step out of his comfort zone and into a new level of portrait photography: by taking 100 portraits of people he has never met. He also claims to be "in no way a professional photographer"... but he could have fooled me. These images are wonderful. He is currently up to #17 so head over and follow his journey here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Z-boys

A series of cardboard skateboards inspired by the infamous Z-boys, who changed skateboarding forever. The skateboards were part of an exhibition curated by Dominic Owen and Danielle Lovett. Via Peachy Flamingo.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bogan Paradise

 Mister Lister is back and bogan as ever with the exhibition “Bogan Paradise” – presented by Gallery A.S in Sydney this Friday.
 
24 Asian Teenagers, 2011
180 x 180cm mixed media
 
Fancy Tricks of Deviousness, 2011
180 x 180cm mixed media on canvas
 
Future Plans, 2011
90 x 90cm  mixed media on canvas

The opening night is invite only so to register your interest email: rsvp@gallery.as  – and don’t forget that Lister is featured, along with loads more artists, at the Outpost Project on Cockatoo Island for the next month so get into that too!