September 8, 2015 / 3:12pm
Ben Hall’s massive sculpture, The Drill (2015), includes a lot of mash-ups. One side is covered by a quilt the artist made, with patches dedicated to the Monopoly FREE PARKING square, a Situationist riff on the Adidas slogan, and the merger-in-name of two entities: Radical anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman (1869–1940) and Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm.
September 8, 2015 / 3:01pm
September 1, 2015 / 11:29am
August 31, 2015 / 4:10pm
August 28, 2015 / 11:20am
In the introduction to Punk Rock and Trailer Parks by Derf Backderf, he suggests you listen to music while you read his graphic novel.
Buy the book (and read a preview) HERE while you listen/watch this YouTube playlist a fan created based on his list:
August 27, 2015 / 1:26pm
Name: Derf Backderf
Born: October 1959
August 24, 2015 / 2:09pm
How to Remain Human artist Dylan Spaysky recently opened a new exhibition at Nightclub Chicago with collaborator Nolan Simon. In the sweltering heat of Chicago in the summer, the artists have produced fans of various shapes, and sizes. As this review on NewCityArt.com states:
August 24, 2015 / 11:50am
Around many artists, any nearby materials are forever in peril of becoming part of a new artwork. Many bizarre substances can be sighted in contemporary works. A vast array of trash items, technological detritus, children’s toys, bubblegum, and even foodstuffs like bread have all found themselves yanked from their usual purposes and put to use as material for creation.
August 17, 2015 / 9:47am
Dylan Spaysky is inspired by the pop-culture aesthetic of Disney, knickknacks found in suburban homes, children’s crafts, and thrift store dollar-bags. His works are made with cheap materials and found objects, exploring notions of beauty, value, and preciousness. They have a sense of impulsiveness: to salvage, tinker, repurpose, and decorate.
August 16, 2015 / 8:30am
Name: Dylan Spaysky
Born: Pontiac, MI
Lives and works: Hamtramck, MI
What is your favorite material to work with? Why?
Hot glue, because I love getting painful blisters on my fingers
What is your favorite tool in the studio?
I use my leatherman wave a lot
Favorite place in the region?