Friday, December 28, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
"Infanta Electronica" by Bob Carlos Clarke (1950-2006). Giclee pigment print on paper, executed in two editions.
Bob Carlos Clarke was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, and moved to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.
He worked in almost every sphere of photography, winning numerous awards for high-profile advertising campaigns, recognition for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities, and international acclaim from collectors of fine prints.
Bob Carlos Clarke produced five books: The Illustrated Delta of Venus (1979), Obsession (1981), The Dark Summer (1985), White Heat (with Marco Pierre White, 1990), and Shooting Sex (2003).
Bob Carlos Clarke died in March 2006. The estate is currently represented by Guy Hepner.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"Mary Jesus Hooters" (2007) by Ed Mironiuk
LAist: The painting of the Holy Mother wearing a Hooters tank top will clearly offend a lot of people. Especially because instead of the Messiah in the manger, it' s a couple dozen hot wings. When exactly did you sell your soul to the Devil?
Lenora Claire: I've always said art much like breasts should be in your face. Since this is a show about art and breasts I started thinking of taking something as classic as a typical nativity scene and giving it a pop twist. I really feel that is the Virgin Mary found herself knocked up today that she would have to go work at Hooters to support the baby Jesus. Like everything I do there are high brow and low brow elements. It's all about subversion.
Sure on one level people are going to be shocked but that is what gets them talking. You can either get off on the humor of it or the bold feminist statement. Or you can be offended. My goal with this show is to stimulate and titillate and I know I've accomplished that. I'm just lucky I was able to wrangle my friend Ed Mironiuk in to drawing it as it would be less impressive if I was left to expressing myself with my finger painting skills.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Statement: My sculptural works and installations are comprised of numerous small-scale hand made objects. In the case of my ongoing project 'Inventory', the bombardment of data currently numbers over 1,500 individual elements. Presented en masse to the viewer, these apparently random images are drawn from a wide range of sources, including mythology, religious iconography, historical occurrence, popular culture and mundane reality. Taken from similar sources, my drawings and random lists written off the top of my head, function in parallel to the sculptural works and share the same stream-of-consciousness aesthetic.
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip is my favourite new band/act of the year. They are great live as well. This is the video of "The Beat That My Heart Skipped"