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February 28, 2009

installation ideas and other stuff

I totally love the library. Here’s an interesting artist I found there who has a sweet website and is interesting installation artist originally from Buenos Aires
http://www.sheisanartist.com/
Her monsters are quite disturbing; fun to look at…explores some pretty dark themes.

I have been looking at prints from the Japanese artist/printmaker Masuo Ikeda. I think his prints our a great example of using (appropriating) photography images, textures and patterns…online line the work is a little obscure, his books are better. http://www.momak.go.jp/English/exhibitionArchive/2007/360.html

I really like this guy, Italian artist valerio adami. Great color, use of line, (drawings) composition etc…
http://www.rogallery.com/adami_valerio/adamivhm.htm

In regards to our installation…did we talk about the use of mirrors? I found a box of 8 x 11 mirrors, about 20 of them that we could screenprint on. I thought it could be kind of interesting, the looking glass aspect, gazing pools, allowing in the viewer/our audience to put themselves into the fairy tale (character’s faces printed on them, etc.), plus another texture, reflecting surfaces…? I'll bring them in on Tuesday

February 26, 2009

sketchbook art

Moleskine/sketchbook art page:

http://www.skineart.com/

I just realized how this promotes moleskine as some sort of superior sketchbook. Good for Moleskine, bad for others.

good free high res image stock photos:
www.sxc.hu


February 25, 2009

Who's Who in American Art

This page was listed on my print professor's site from my last school- his works are some of my favorites- but he was included in this website at one point. It's a really cool place to check out current artists based on their specific media and could provide inspiration, maybe with a little more ease than Google.

http://www.whoswhogallery.com/

also, this is a link to my prof's site from Ithaca College-where I first took printmaking

http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/art/facstaff/hmccue/gallery/

on a different note, the website for my favorite group of painters.

http://www.groupofsevenart.com/


February 24, 2009

shepard fairey sues associated press

well, since i seem to be on a roll posting things here's the article from the huffington post about the shepard fairey, hope poster argument.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/09/shepard-fairey-sues-ap-ov_n_165357.html

and if you want a more credible source, there's a good debate on the colbert report the debate starts at about 2:40
http://www.hulu.com/watch/57681/the-colbert-report-thu-feb-12-2009

Street Art Stuff

for any of you interested in street art happenings, these are two really good places.

Concrete Canvas- a great place for all things street art.

http://www.concrete-canvas.com/

Can't Stop Running- this one actually just turned into one where you need to be a member, but it has some good interviews with artists...well worth a look around.

http://cantstoprun.ning.com/

January 30, 2009

Some Artists To Consider

These are links to two artists I have really liked recently. The first is Chris Pell, I don't know much about his background, I believe he is from the Uk. The other is Julia Pott, she's also from the Uk. They both do a lot of drawing as well as animation and some printing.

http://www.chrispell.co.uk/

http://www.juliapott.com/

January 26, 2009

Margaret Hanson looks here for interesting art

Well, I find inspiration to be elusive at times. Sitting down behind my computer and browsing the interweb
can be very fun and useful. So here goes.

You can subscribe to Lost at E Minor and get weekly updates. They also archive all their posts so you can look up the person you want to research further.

Jason Sho Green is an artist based out of Seattle,WA. He is now attending art school, but started out as an engineer of some sort. His work varies from humourous to beautiful but all are very well executed.

Next is Jenny Morstell . She has a webpage you can find too...

Julie Morstad did the cover for Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

and lastly- for this post at least:
Keegan Wenkman- A Minneapolis artist and also Eireann Lorsung

Local Print makers that I know of to "google" :

Amy Jo Hendrickson
Aesthetic Apparatus
Burlesque
Lonny Unitus
Adam Turman
Tooth ( Dale F.)


For music I have been listening to Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mississippi John Hurt and Charlie Parr.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's work,
Margo

January 25, 2009

some links from your professor

Barry McGee & company site (check out Michael Krueger interview): http://www.fecalface.com/SF/
Street Art Website: http://www.streetsy.com/
If you missed Enrique Chagoya's talk, check it out here: http://art.umn.edu/events/watch.html