Last week I attended the opening of WK’s latest installation at Jonathan Levine Gallery, entitled “WK 360.” It is a fantastic exhibit made up of WK’s trademark monochromatic collages, mixed in with some three dimensional pieces. Stop by if you have a chance. Here are a few additional looks–
Here is another item for the wishlist. A couple of years ago, I was taking a trip to Charleston to go sailing. I wanted to bring a nice camera on the boat, but was nervous about water damage. I looked on the B&H website at dedicated underwater housings, and was very dismayed by the price point. There are some other ziplock looking alternatives out there, but the flimsy construction wasn’t instilling a lot of confidence. I think that Outex may have come up with the perfect solution. I came across this piece on Uncrate, and am now tempted to pick one up, so that I can get some shots like this 😉
Here is what Uncrate says about the Outex housings–
Breathtaking underwater photos? Awesome. Paying more than you paid for your camera for a dedicated housing? Not so awesome. Outex Waterproof Camera Covers ($190 and up) offer a reasonably-priced alternative, hermetically sealing your DSLR from the world and giving you protection from mud, snow, and water to depths of 30+ feet. Simply select the cover, lens attachment, and viewfinder that’s right for your setup, bolt on any accessories you need, and start making some photos.
I love mixed media installations. So, I was totally down when I got invited to check out the opening of “In Pieces” the other night at Open House gallery. In this collaboration, Nathan Sawaya teamed up with Dean West to create a series of augmented reality photos. Sawaya created Lego sculptures that West incorporated into his photos. Both the sculptures and the final images were on display. Here are a couple more snaps.
I’m a huge fan of this new piece by Faith47 in the South Pacific. It is the perfect marriage of strong imagery and paint drip. In my opinion, this is one of the strongest pieces that has come out of POW WOW Hawaii.
Here is a trailer for a skate vid that is shot on Vancouver Island. Ramps were installed in the woods, amidst and around the natural flora. Peep it below:
Slinkachu posted a couple of new pieces on his blog over the weekend. Check ’em out.
A vid that I made for fun-
Looks like Invader is back on his home turf throwing up some 8 bit space invader pieces Pink Panther (wha?) pieces. I love it.
Last week I was able to attend a private preview of the latest and greatest works from How and Nosm. This twin German power duo opened an exhibition at Levine last Saturday. They are also the artists currently holding down the famous mural spot on Houston and Bowery (they put it up while the power was still out from Hurricane Sandy). It was very cool to spend some time chatting with them and snapping their work. Incidentally, my other favorite twin brother graf artists, Os Gemeos were also at the event. Of course they were.
If you get a minute, definitely stop through Levine and check out the installation. Here are a couple of more looks.
Os Gemeos published a pretty cool piece on their blog this week. If is a brief video of them discussing their sketch books. The talk about everything from inspiration, to what they use to draw with, to how they choose what clothing to give the figures they draw. Caveat: it is in Portuguese. The video is titled “Um dia de chuva,” which means “A day of rain” Check it–
K.olin tribu recently teamed up with NooN to turn out these ridiculously cool porcelain sculptures of human skulls. 50 pieces deep, you will be lucky to get one.
Every once in a while DPS publishes something really cool. This week they ran a post with photos that people had taken with their kite cameras. I think that this is such a fascinating idea. I first heard of it a couple of years ago. Some of my friends in the Pac NW built one and had taken some really fantastic photos of the beach with it. Anyway, the entire set that DPS posted is certainly ogle-worthy.
I’m really digging the ‘last laugh’ watch by Mr. Jones. I came across these gems on CH this week. Cool Hunting on the details:
Mr. Jones that sport hour and minute readouts on the bare teeth of human skulls. The hour marking on the upper teeth uses a “jump hour” feature that flips the time over on the hour while the minutes cycle clockwise below, a capability that is especially impressive considering that the watches run on 20 jewel automatic mechanical movements rather than batteries.
Over the weekend I dropped by the Haroshi opening at Levine Gallery. There is some really cool stuff in his latest exhibit. In a bit of deviation from his last show, some of the work was encased in transparent resin. It definitely made for cool effect. The piece below was my favorite. Check out the full gallery over here.