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Rivers and Tides is a 2001 documentary directed by filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer. The film follows British outdoor artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from natural materials such as rocks, leaves, flowers and icicles. One of the most fascinating aspects of Goldsworthy’s work is his race against Mother Nature. After spending several tedious hours on a sculpture or piece of art, the tide comes in, or the rain comes down and erases his masterpiece leaving [...]
Photography by Marcel Dagenais Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; Nor shall [...]
Born in Catanzaro, Italy in 1962, where he currently lives and works, Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, cartoonist, collagist, and journalist. He has been involved in the international underground art scene for several years and has contributed to a wide variety of projects including gallery shows, death metal bands’ album covers, poetry, ‘zines, and contemporary art. His obscure work can be found in Italy and around the world. To see more of his [...]
Photography by JJ Sulin JJ Sulin traveled to Sidney, Iowa, also known as "Rodeo Town USA", to document the 85th annual Sidney, Iowa Championship Rodeo and the crowning of Miss Sidney Iowa Rodeo.
Amy Kalyn Sims, a native Floridian, is a freelance photographer now living in New York City. She is known for her fine art photography as well as her portraiture, food, travel and still-life work. Travel photography remains her favorite subject in fine art but she experiments with a wide variety of photographic techniques including using her gutted Holga camera. The light leaks created by removing the insides help to form an old fashioned and evocative feeling. The photos are often [...]
Words by Marcel Dagenais The standard of beauty has reached a new pinnacle in society. With the advent of technology in both photographs and reality – the truism of a picture is only as true as the skilled hand of the photo-shopper. Skin turns to porcelain, fat turns to bone, and what once was a human is now an alien life force – an expectation, a pressure to become something we can’t be. It’s exactly what Crackerfarm is against. The farm, like many, is producing something of [...]
Photography by JJ Sullin
Photography by Tracy Morford Art Direction by Amit Greenberg Retoucher Jaz Harold
We try to get as big as God. Do things he says we can't. Inch toward him. We search out our own line. Our own angle on the action. We point a lens at it and take it out of the air. We take the air out from beneath us. We create something. Its pretty black and white. A Pythagorean Wisdom: Simon Rüegg Chapter XII: Fabio Pfäffli Effata: Simon Rüegg The Divider: Matthew Lischer pic 4
Photography by Danielle Colburn Words by Megan Cahn “We wanted to make a piece that was not just about radicalism, but in itself radical,” explains Kara Feely, writer and director of the experimental opera Problem Radical(s) put on by the performance group Object Collective. A challenge that Feely saw when taking on this extreme task, was the “inherent contradiction in the concept or even the word radical – which both means to get to the root something but then also, [...]
The Freemans are a group of people creating a space for the goodness to prevail and a place to embrace the radical exploration of the self. This seminary brings forth freedom and joyfulness in their lives. It includes anything that may bring forward strength through humility--anything that helps one surrender and accept. This universe keeps expanding, as so shall we. They host dinners, asana and meditation classes, as well as a gamut of workshops and of course booty-bump dance [...]
Sam F. Chuunk had always loved the religious fanatic that stood in Kenmore Square (Boston) with his "Heaven or Hell" placard proudly hanging over his shoulders. He is not religious at all, but is fascinated by the vast interpretations and grandiose rhetoric that religion uses. He combines religious phrases with pop culture and news icons, creating satirical tributes that are creepy and ridiculous. On any day, Chuunk walks around looking down at the rubbish and the strange remains of our [...]
Words by Megan Martin It’s an all too familiar leap – from a California girl to a New York City one. Something seems to call those creative types from the Golden Coast out to the darker side, but to many aspiring artists, it just seems like an obvious next step. Tara McPherson made the move from Los Angeles to New York about four years ago, shortly after receiving her BFA from Art Center in Pasadena, and though she is all grown up and becoming an established artist in one of the most [...]
Words by Megan Cahn A couch and a naked girl in nothing but her favorite pair of shoes—the formula is simple and obviously sexy. But for some, getting the necessary components would be a bit of a challenge. That is, unless you have a camera, and quite possibly a really long beard. San Francisco based photographer Merkley has been taking pictures of naked chicks for some time and admits that he is quite surprised at people’s willingness to pose in the flesh. These aren’t some [...]
Peru Ana Ana Peru originated in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They were each born of a virgin birth, performed many miracles in each of the five boroughs, were eventually crucified, buried, and, after three days, resurrected. Many people doubt the spiritual side to their existence, and with good reason. As it turns out, Peru Ana Ana Peru are really just a couple of no good lousy thugs who spend the bulk of their time making films and leaving little keepsakes around the city for others to find [...]
We get it American Cancer Society, New York Quits, but you still know… nothing is better after sex than a cigarette.
2009 is bringing on the Black Heat in more ways than one—fuck the White House, bring it to our house. © Copyright Marquis Publishing Company
Our tribute to The Factory and everything that happened in it.
Words by Megan Martin Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison Blickle is bringing a new spin to the art world. Her caricaturistic style of painting represents women in various natural surroundings. Her inspirations represent the juxtaposition of mystical and holistic spiritualism and the skepticism of those beliefs. “My family is full of eccentrics. A chat on the phone may involve topics like shamanism, animal guides, wicca, tree-sitting, contacting spirits, divination, [...]
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Words by Megan Martin New York could very well be one of the most voyeuristic places on the planet. It’s also a wonderland for exhibitionists. Nothing is private. Our phone conversations, our commutes to work, our interactions with lovers and friends, are all played out on the sidewalks of the city. It’s a community of glass houses, and we’re all throwing stones. However unique New Yorkers are, it seems voyeurism is a universal feeling. Traveling from that little West Coastal [...]
Words by Megan Martin I first came across Tod Seelie when I was browsing the internet and found a photograph of a car lit on fire. The title above it read Slow Dancing to Slayer. It was a simple flyer for a small show at an even smaller gallery in Williamsburg, but its message was loud and clear. Wedged between a great Polish grocery store and the hipster hangout “The Lodge” was Seelie’s solo photo show at Cinder’s Gallery. His photographs need no introductions or explanations, [...]
In New York, everyone has their messiah – whether it be God, Allah, Buddah, or cold hard cash, we will see representations of idolatry and saving grace on every block. If you’re walking through the streets you may come across a distinctive symbol for one man’s savior, JESUSSAVES. The artist of this work is known as his tag, Jesus Saves. Born in West Islip, Long Island in 1974, JS moved to Bushwick, Brooklyn in 1977 where he has spent most of his life. "Growing up in the 80's [...]
Reina-76-Artist, born Reina Aguilar Wooden on March 9, 1976, is an abstract painter from Harrisburg PA. Her father and grandparents — both farmers, and mother are all from Venezuela. Reina-76 draws from both perspectives to create her painted objects. Growing up, Reina-76 spent much of her life battling abuse, one incident of which led her to pursue her art aggressively, ignoring art techniques that might otherwise stand in her way. The KKK Breeds Hate 1965, I Am Legend Cabron [...]
Photography by Azul 213 LA vs. WAR was a four day event that highlighted the travesty of the senseless war our country is wrongly engaged in as we head into its 6th year. It gave Los Angeles based artists a platform to exercise their freedom of speech. Hundreds of artists representing many diverse communities united to deliver a universal message of peace and understanding, and show resistance and opposition to the US Government war policy. One of the artists is photographer [...]
Photographer: Naho Kubota Grooming by Marcel Dagenais Makeup byLindsay Hile Model: Amit "Swan" Greenberg
Photography by Caroline Bach
Photography by Ben Rowland