Sunday, December 28, 2008

Learn How to Dance at a Rave

Thanks Jonny. I think this is helping me.


Ninjai is a great animated story i happened across on Can't wait for the feature!

Waiting for clearer skys

I finished this painting for a friend. Its of his wife's family as they prepare to leave the Thai refugee camp they were in to immigrate to America(California). Keven's wife was the baby in this picture being held by her mother. Her grandfather on the right was a governor of their tribe. 
This family was from the Lao and Mein Tribes which supported the Royal Lao Government and which the father holding the sign in the painting was a general. They were also supported by secret American involvement. 

After the Indochina war in the mid-50's Laos gained its independence from France. Which was followed by a subversive militant Communist uprising that drew the country into an agonizing civil war. Every Tribe was somehow effected by the war, or involved in the war, during the 1960's. Especially when the elements of war arrived on their door step, leaving them no other option but to flee, suffer, die or resist. 

These, and other honorable Tribal identity peoples of Laos, produced self-sufficient men, women and children of great courage, who survived the hardships of poverty, drought, isolated lifestyles, who sacrificed and suffered the attributes of generations of war-after-war thrust upon their peoples by other Tribes of their own countrymen, and even by other Clans of their own Tribe, and by hundreds of years of foreign invaders.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chess Club Playerz Club 2

Now way, not now, not ever!

Jason just showed me these videos tonight. Sharing is caring. I'm totaling using half of his studio right now and he's being so cool about it. Yeah Jason!

 Rejected is a super sweet movie, the last animation is Amazing! 
Don Hertzfeldt

Liam linch is David Linch's son acompanied by Dan Deacon

Saturday, December 20, 2008

One night only - Santa's Workshop!

Tonight @ Hatch Gallery


One night only - Santa's Workshop!

A selection of the artists in the PREVIEW 09 show will be on hand to create whatever your heart desires for only $20.  

and enjoy a not-so-sneak preview of the PREVIEW 09 show at Hatch Gallery. 

Hatch Gallery proudly presents 13 artists of various mediums, who comprise half of the artists to be shown in the 2009 season. While PREVIEW 09 will illustrate the variety of work that Hatch will be showing this year, it is also serving as the foundation step towards building a cohesive, albeit seasonal, trajectory of art shows at Hatch Gallery. Starting with Spring and ending with Winter, the ideas and art at Hatch will follow a lifecycle beginning in February with a show that feels young - and as the months pass the shows will develop, as the seasons do (as we do), growing through various mediums, ideas and technologies towards the final somber end in January 2010. Our hope is that through implementing this seasonal schedule, the exhibitions will have a greater ability to dialogue with the audience throughout the course of the year – 

Hatch Gallery
492 23rd St - Oakland - 94612

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

critical lass

I've never been to a critical mass, but this is what I imagine they're like.

Art News Feed: Zack Houston

My sources tell me that Mr. Houston, a good friend, just made an art sale to Julian Schnabel over at Art Basel Miami! Congratulations Zack! Keep an eye out for Zack, if you see him buy a poem, Julian did. Or you can say Nate sent you and steal one. Zack is Cranestyle's Kook artist/poet of the month. 

Games of the Past: faces of dick

  1. Get really drunk with your bros and/or ladyz.
  2. Grab any fashion magazine.
  3. Draw dicks on as many unsuspecting models as you can.
  4. Finding new and creative ways to illustrate dicks on people makes this game even more fun.
  5. Laugh your ass off with your friends.