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Chris Labrooy Stretches Reality With ‘Auto Aerobics’

Chris Labrooy

Chris Labrooy

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Chris Labrooy (previously featured here) is United Kingdom based artist and graphic designer who thrives in small projects which take a small idea and run with it. His most recent project, Auto Aerobics began as an exercise in place and context. Inspired by a winter trip to Brooklyn, La Brooy began to manipulate a Pontiac car which originally only served as a background object, but became the focus of the entire series.

By taking the familiar shapes and forms of the American Auto’s chassis, La Brooy digitally manipulates them by bending, stretching and combining, and seemlessly building them into the landscapes which they were inspired by. The bizarre, impossible, and totally impracticle images result in strikingly memorable floating sculptures that feel both alien and familiar. (via ignant)

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Kevin Cooley

Make sure to catch Kevin Cooley’s gorgeous show at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles  up until February 11th of next month. Titled Take Refuge,  the exhibition features large scale photographs and videos evoking human struggles in the harsh and unforgiving, yet sublime, natural world. This body of work was created in disparate locations including the Arctic territory of Spitsbergen and the American West as well in more ordinary places such as New York City and Los Angeles. Referencing the Romantic movement in art and literature, the work attests to both the fear and longing nature inspires.

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Chocolate Nikes, Golden Sewer Grates, And Leather Park Benches By Joost Goudriaan

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Often it seems the most useful objects are the most overlooked.  Much of the work of artist and designer Joost Goudriaan is set upon changing our relationship with such items.    A park bench, an object whose aesthetic is nearly entirely defined by its use, is transformed with traditional craftsmanship.  Goudrian uses leather and walnut wood to turn a typically stark bench into luxuriant public seating.  Also pictured, is a replica of the classic Nike Air Max made from chocolate.  While the original may be prized and collected, Goudriaan compelled anyone who bought his chocolate replica to sign a contract stipulating that they would eat the shoe.

Awesome Video Of The Day: Acciona

We get sent viral videos and movies to post all the time but at most commercials can be downright borin. That’s NOT the case with this bad boy. It’s beautifully directed and executed and most of all drives home the environmentally friendly/renewable energy message in a clever way. I even like the erie music that comes along. What do you guys think?

Flickr Pic Pool Selection: Miss Julia Jones

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Fresh from our Flickr Pool I introduce you to Miss Julia Jones of Sydney, Australia. Julia photographs are of the snapshot genre, mostly focusing on her hip set of friends doing all kinds of things from pretending to be Elvis & Iggy Pop to well, looking hip! If I were to judge Julia’s life by her photos I’d think she was living in a non-stop party.. I’m officially jealous.

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Beautifully Violent Fashion And Design From The Atelier Ted Noten

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The team behind Atelier Ted Noten blend design and art so well, it can be difficult to unravel.  They explore issues usually relegated to art such as violence, beauty, private and public life through design.  Ice picks and cocaine are sunk into acrylic and transformed into designer bags.  Perfume sprays down the barrel of a gun, its silencer concealing nail polish.  The atelier’s design seems to at once celebrate and chastise high fashion’s excesses.  Its bold design sensibility and irresistible ambiguity make their pieces difficult to turn aside from.

Fool’s Gold presents: Artist Series #6: Lucky 13 Photography Show

Come celebrate the 6th installment of the Dust La Rock-curated artist series, featuring new prints and photo-based artwork from our favorite talents, exclusive to the Fool’s Gold store. Artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.

Fool’s Gold presents: Artist Series #6: Lucky 13 Group Photography Show

Adam Amengual, Angela Boatwright, Kevin Devine, Fubz, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, Jonathan Mannion
Thomas Murphy, Brooke Nipar, Ysa Perez, Will Robson-Scott, Nikki Sneakers, Josh Wehle, 13th Witness

Friday, June 22nd 7-9pm
536 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Tom Bingham’s Portraits

Loving this series of portraits by Tom Bingham. At first glance they seem a bit clunky but I think it adds a bit of charm. Check out the great details like the chest hair. I’m hoping the image above is Chuck Norris. More portraits and a few animations after the jump!