Apr 5, 2011
" Lund School of Architecture student Clara Sjodin
put some interesting work on display at a recent international furniture convention: shoe lamps. This novel idea is not only functional art, it’s a great way to express your love for kicks and really “shine some light” on your passion to guests. The cloth shoe laces are not only accurately scaled, they are the actual power cords for the bulbs found in each sneaker, which helps keep the lamp’s design very clean. Would you put a pair up in your house? " (via Kick Fiend
Apr 4, 2011
' Myers blends modern material with classical figurative technique featuring a universal subject matter that is prevalent throughout his work. It is his unification of these three characteristics that results in the innovative and modern artwork that captivates viewers and has been so highly acclaimed nationwide. Most recently, Myers has been working on public commissions, some of which include, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orange and a public work for the City of Laguna Beach, California, as well as several private client commissions. Myers’ work graces the pages of LA Times’ Coastline Pilot, OC Register’s Laguna New Post, H Magazine, and NBC San Diego’s spread on The Port of San Diego Sculpture Show. Most recently, Myers placed 1st Sculpture at the highly acclaimed annual Sausalito Arts Festival, and 2nd in Sculptural Pursuit Magazine’s National Sculpture Competition and is featured in a 6 page spread of the July 2008 edition . Andrew Myers
has also been featured on ABC’s Eye on LA, Orange County Edition and participates in several nationwide shows each year. '
Apr 1, 2011
' Gabby's paintings reveal an ambivalent approach to the consuming culture and to the consuming society. Hate, disgust, love, and dependence surface from self portraits accompanied by images of inflatable plastic toys. Her work is a kind of painted autobiography, a complicated relationship with the world of shiny plastic and illusions. She was actually an active participant in this world (as an art director in the TV commercial industry) and the commercial world nurtured and fertilized her emotionally, creatively and financially, but naturally she also loathes and resents the brainwash of capitalism. Disappointment of an empty, hollow, and meaningless world often reflects in her work. Gabby has shown in several group exhibitions, among them at the Urbanix gallery, Haifa Museum of Art and at the Fresh Paint contemporary art fair. ' Website.