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Ad Hoc Vox presents Through Biography

 

 

Wednesday June 10, 6:30 PM

The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

 

Ad Hoc Vox and The Drawing Center are pleased to invite you to Through Biography, a panel discussion that will take place at The Drawing Center on Wednesday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m.

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Ashkahn Shahparnia

I recently found Los Angeles based designer/illustrator Ashkahn’s portfolio. I fell in love with quite a few of these bizarre and quirkly little ideas–they’re deceptively simple, goofy and fun. Somehow “Good Vibes” made out of green shag grass just sums it up.

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“Art Works Every Time” T-Shirt Teaser

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B/D head of security, Ziggy, models the “Art Works Every Time” t-shirt, which will be given away to the first 100 people to arrive at our opening tomorrow night, June 12 from 8-11!

The shirt features Colin Strandberg’s award-winning design (which you have seen on our exhibition flyer) and super-shiny metallic gold and silver ink! (Shiny!) I’m only exaggerating slightly when I say that this shirt is badder then fixed gears and cigarettes COMBINED. So come early! Details and more of Ziggy vogue-ing it after the cut.

Jason Matthew Vivona

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I am transfixed to Jason Matthew Vivona’s dense, psychedelic portfolio of work. There is just so much going on! At first glance I thought I saw a parade of body organs, but upon closer inspection, I noticed beautiful works of intricate detailing, patterns, colors, etc. It’s kind of difficult to imagine this is all from tea, wine, coffee, or whatever Jason was drinking at the time. I wonder what he is drinking right now…

Jenine Shereos Human Hair Leaves

 

In Jenine Shereos’ series Leaf the intricacies of a leaf’s veining are recreated by wrapping, stitching, and knotting together strands of human hair.  Inspired by the delicate and detailed venation of a leaf, Shereos began stitching individual strands of hair by hand into a water- soluble backing material. At each point where one strand of hair intersected another, she stitched a tiny knot, so that when the backing was dissolved, the entire piece was able to hold its form.

The complex network of lines present in this work mimics the organic patterns found in nature and speaks to the natural systems of transformation, growth and decay. Allusions to the vascular tissue of plants, as well as the vascular system of the human body, exist simultaneously; the delicate trace of a hair falling silently, imperceptibly, from one’s head becoming the veins of a leaf as it falls from a tree leaving its indelible imprint on the ground below. (via oddity central )

 

Derek Weisberg

"I Didn't Mean to Touch Your Hand Ceramic", 28" x 10" x 8", 2009

"I Didn't Mean to Touch Your Hand Ceramic", 28" x 10" x 8", 2009

Derek Weisberg, is an artist working in Oakland CA. He is  primarily a figurative sculptor creating works which focus on emotions and the human condition.

Printer Uses Bird Poop To Do Exactly What You Might Think

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Artist and desinger Fabrizio Lamoncha works with more than a little bit of humor.  His Pooprinter project statement begins with the quote “A common idiosyncratic habit in all birds is their inevitable punk nature to shit over our most precious belongings.”  The project is as innovative as it is gross.  Lamoncha slowly prints an alphabet on large sheets of paper by using strategically placed perches and the birds own droppings.  Check out the time-lapse video of the bird poop in action above and enjoy Lamoncha’s toungue-in-cheek explanation the project:

“A group of male zebra finches underwent this experiment with rigorous commitment. The author/captor, taking the role of some kind of 1984´s Big brother, is providing the implementation guidelines for the transformation of this countercultural attitude into a marketable artsy product. The observation of this group of non-breeding birds in captivity and the experimentation with induced behaviors has been rigorously documented for this task.” (via booooooom)

Terrifying Images Of Ukraine Before And After The Recent Riots

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Amidst the overwhelming violence seen in Ukraine’s recent riots, Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz (an outsider) decides to create visually stunning, but heartbreaking images that explore Ukraine’s reactions to the sudden cultural and political changes.

By taking some of the techniques applied by Sergey Larenkov on his famous series, The Ghosts of World War II, Diaz creates images that merge shots of Kiev from before and after the Ukraine riots using the same vantage points. Through this technique, a masterful trick made possible by the almighty Photoshop, the viewer is able to experience two polar opposites: a happy, peaceful Ukraine, and a chaotic Ukraine.

Looking at the dramatic contrast between happy people enjoying the sun and peace and the anger of people behind in barricades is disheartening.

(via Sploid)