Monday, January 31, 2011

artist of the week :: dan witz

painting the night is hard. the subtlety of the light is really challenging to represent... especially because getting a camera to capture it accurately is tough.
dan witz is able to show us the mood of the night - whether its a hot and sticky august one or one of those wonderful cool early summer nights. these paintings transport me there.

he also has done a cool series of portraits where the only light source is a cell phone... and another of mosh pits. this guy can pick cool topics for paintings.
maybe more on those later... for now, the elegant, lonely urban landscapes:

so its obvious he is interested in the play of light and how it describes objects. they remind me of my favorite painting from rochester's memorial art gallery, by winslow homer:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

new music blog! :: devils&titans

my friend rob antonucci and i have started a music news & reviews blog.
we'd love to have you all check it out.
bookmark us at:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

graphic design website

are you a graphic designer? studying it in college? interested in it as a high school student?

if so... you should check out this site - its called grain edit, and it is full of really interesting modern graphic designers and their work.

thanks to jackie sullivan for this great reference!

below, work from mike lemanski and la boca design:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

artsits of the week :: robert parkeharrison

here is a sampling of the photography of robert and shana parkeharrison. i am absolutely in awe of this work. first off, i dont even understand how they are staged. secondly, and more importantly, i am amazed by the imagination and conceptual depth behind the work. its like that moment when you are having vivid strange dreams right before you wake up.

robert has described his work as ‘stories of loss, human struggle, and personal exploration within landscapes scarred by technology and over-use’.

if you want to find out more about the parkeharrison's other projects, visit their website. or visit this digital gallery of their show "the architect's brother"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

top 5 albums of 2010

if you haven't heard or don't own these records... you should.

1. the black keys - brothers

2. vampire weekend - contra

3. arcade fire - the suburbs

4. warpaint - the fool

5. girls - broken dreams club