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As a lover of coats..

As a lover of coats..

I felt compelled to post this pic from the NYT. It’s kind of like a grandma version of a Sargeant Pepper’s coat, but I can’t help thinking of all the wonderful things I’d put in a coat-shaped secret lair.

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geek art…

geek art…

Susan Robb = Mad Scientist.Activist.Instructor.Performance Guru.Friend.Genius.ArtGeek. This installment of Geek Art explores a hybrid of “flesh, nature, and technology” through the spectacular geek wonders of chocolate, Play-Doh, piss, hair, spit, dust bunnies, Monkey-Antoinette, and polar bear life rafts. Ladies and Gents, Goys and Birls, allow…

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Snow: The New Medium?

Snow: The New Medium?

As we all hunker down amidst the chill of winter, there is one thing—one material/presence/mush/medium—that excites and invigorates us…SNOW! That white crisp-but-fluffy/shimmery-but-soft magic that descends upon trees and alters the lines of our landscape. Those of us who grew up in a snowy region share…

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Packaged emptiness.

Packaged emptiness.

In the midst of holiday-hectic mania-mall gifts-galore frenzy, I find myself feeling uncharacteristically emptied and frazzled. Commercial mayhem seems at its apex. Shanghai-based artist Xu Zhen’s ShangART Supermarket–an installation at the recent international art fair Art:Basel | Miami Beach–resonates completely with my mood. In the…

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Re(tire)d?

Re(tire)d?

Inevitably, the winter chill brings with it endless conversations regarding road conditions—a general preoccupation with the safety of transportation. Thus, while driving the streets of Reno today, I found myself contemplating my tires. (Yes, those rubber rings upon which my car was flying along the…

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geek art

geek art

This week’s geek art is brought to you by dORKBOT — name given to informal gatherings (now worldwide) for “people doing strange things with electricity”. Above is an image from one of Portland’s dorkbot gatherings in which roughly 20 prosthetic mouths played harmonicas set on…

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Reproduction/Resemblance/Record

Reproduction/Resemblance/Record

When faced with a sight–or a site–of immense beauty or predetermined cultural/historic significance, what do you do? ————— You scramble to find your camera. You frame your view, fiddle with settings perhaps—to further enhance the scene—and then you push a button. Binding the moment in…

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geek art…

geek art…

Geek: “Peculiar, perceived to be overly intellectual”. Ol’ Wiki told me that once upon a time the term “geek” referred to carnie performers coined as “wild”, and known to bite the heads off of chickens, bats, or snakes. However, as with most words, the definition…

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Anthony Alston show at Grayspace tonight!

Anthony Alston show at Grayspace tonight!

Check it out: ‘Explicative Imperative’ is the first phase of the ‘Inertia Displaced’ exhibition on display at the Grayspace Gallery. Anthony Alston has utilized his facial hair in several past projects, including the fabrication of a prosthetic beard for audience members to wear and tresses…

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Durham Press

Durham Press

Our friend Nick Larsen, artist/Tight Rope extrodinaire, took off for Pennslyvania a couple months back for a killer job at a place called Durham Press, a renowned printmaking shop that’s been turning out incredible works of art for almost 20 years. Anyway. He’s helped start…

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