Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Marion Peck & Brad Woodfin at Sloan Fine Art, New York

by Suzanne on December 20th, 2010

Good Christian Children by Marion Peck, oil on canvas, 2010 - click to enlarge

'Tis possibly the stupidest of all times to post this, as Sloan remains closed from today, Dec 20 until Jan 4, but sensible timing was never my strength.

I must admit that I'm really not that excited by most of the work featured in What You Are, So Once Were We and I honestly can't make out much artistic progress in Marion's portraits over the past few years, but I always enjoyed her weirdly enticing landscapes with their naïve perspective and clear-cut, exposed narrative. So, personally speaking, I would really just go and see this show for Good Christian Children - which you all are anyway.

I also remain in a constant state of puzzlement as to who does what in the Peck/Ryden art factory.

Talking about factories: Marion's new hardbound monograph, Animal Love Summer is now available through Thee Porterhouse Empire (ov Doom).

Also exhibiting at Sloan's project space is Brad Woodfin whose menagerie of perturbed animals emerging from the dark looks techniqually way more interesting. You can preview Brad's The Strangers show here.

Now make yourselves useful and go buy me this macaroon maker, this box 'o shirts, this bambi skirt, this hardwood Victorinox knife, this first aid kit, this wallpaper and this monograph for x-mess. Bitteschön. Dankeschön.

On show: Dec 16, 2010 - Feb 5, 2011

Address: Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002, tel: 212.477.1140 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed - Sun: 12 - 6 PM

Preview show | Flyer | Buy monograph

Artist's website

... Get a sandwich. Or ten.

by Suzanne G. on April 17th, 2005


© Marion Peck - click to enlarge

Yesterday evening marked the opening of the Au Pays des Merveilles show at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris - featuring the works of The Clayton Brothers, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden & Eric White.

A limited edition catalogue will be available during the show.



© James Jean - click to enlarge

Eisner Award-winning artist James Jean - who has just updated his portfolio site - is showing a wide range of his works at the Super 7 Store in S.F. until May 11, 2005.

Super 7 Store is also offering James' new book Process Recess, which collects much of his work, including his amazing sketchbooks.



© Tine Drefahl - click to enlarge

29-year-old German artist Tine Drefahl is presenting both samples of her photography work and drawings at Alexandre Zellermayer Fine Art in Berlin until May 14, 2005.

Click here for more details (in German)



© Fiona Dalwood - click to enlarge

Audrey Kawasaki's solo show entitled not so soft... opens on Friday, April 22, 2005, 7 - 11 PM at the Black Market in L.A..

• If you are in Melbourne on Saturday, April 30, 2005, you shouldn't miss the opening of the Nasty - The Group Show That's Not Very Nice exhibition - featuring delicious works of delicate female artists such as Shannon Hourigan, Fiona Dalwood, Rachel Fung et al.

• Meanwhile in Auckland, Misery, Fawn E Gehweiler & Co. proudly present the Illicit Group Show that will be running until the end of April.



© Harri Halme - click to enlarge

SHIFT | 101 is out now! Thank the tentacled gods for Japanistan! :)

• The Polish avantgarde art magazine WebEsteem - my favourite little pocket museum - is back with a new version full of little gems for you to explore.

• One of our old favourites, Conclave Obscurum, has relaunched and I'm glad to say that it's more disturbing than ever...

• Harri Halme updated his portfolio site ShadowMechanics and added some stunning new works.



© Edward Gorey for Gorey Details - click to enlarge

FecalFace™ comes new with a Blogs/Columns section. Hell yes!

The Glade brings us the limited Holy Book ov NeckFace - Satan's Bride. Yeah.. I didn't believe it either. o_O

Humus 3 has arrived safely back on Earth. Weeeeez!

• The magnificent Gorey Details Shoppe is having a Monster Sale.



Theatre Troupe (N.N.) - click to enlarge

Mark Pilkington cordially invites you all to celebrate the launch of Strange Attractor - Journal Two at The Horse Hospital at Russell Square in London on Friday, April 22, 2005, from 8 PM onwards.

Collectors' Edition Journals will be on sale.

Entry is free to all. Bring friends. Spread the word. Eat Download the flyer.

Oh, and if any of you London busy bees happens to be in the area - Corran (... I'm so glad you're back online, C.), Mike, Seetal, anyone? - could you maybe buy a collectors' edition for me? If it's not too expensive, that is.

I'll pay you back in donkey brains and otter noses in whatever currency you like best (incl. my flatmates' dirty underwear).

Thankies. :)



(The image above is precisely 76.2743% less disturbing than Rubber Johnny...)

"Rubber Johnny is a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company, he finds ways to amuse himself in the dark."

Rubber Johnny is the latest creation from Chris Cunningham, featuring music by Aphex Twin (Quelle surprise!). To be released May 23, 2005, on DVD with a 40-page book of Chris' accompanying sketches and artwork.

N.B.: There's a spanking new interview with Cunningham online over at PIXELSURGEON.



After introducing Beck's amazing new videos to Black Tambourine and Hell Yes, I now bring you the amazing E-pro clip - directed by, you guessed it, Shynola - the insane team behind Blur's unforgettable Good Song video.

I've just been informed that due to overwhelming public demand, Beck has announced a second date at London Hammersmith Apollo. Already confirmed for Thursday, June 2, he will now also play Wednesday, June 1, 2005.


In other noisy news, Autechre (recently featured here) release their new album Untilted tomorrow, April 18, 2005.

Click here for pre-orders & tour dates and here for KultureFlash's interview with Ae.

(Jesus Christ! Couldn't you at least change your raincoats every half a year, boys?!? We all know The North Face™ is cool - but you're not yetis, goddamnit!)



Reason No. 5 To Have Kids:

They make the cuddliest Nazi mascots! (Example I | II)

(c.f. previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

And in terribly saddening news, university has started again and even my beloved Fumetto Comix Festival Lucerne had to begin without me. Expect blogging to slow down over the next... uhm... 10 - 25 years until I finally get my degree done. o_O

But please feel free to stare at this adorably cute Japanese sailor girl for as long as you want and you won't even remember that this blog ever existed. See? :)



... completely wooo!:

YaGooHooGle | ScrollingBuckle | DadaDolls

And if you're a cow and/or find Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah not trotskist enough for your taste, go and read the amazing Bovine Unite! broadcasts.



This is just in:

Swiss eboyâ„¢ fans can get the candy-coloured DIN A0 poster of London (as previously mentioned here) for a very fair price at Klang & Kleid and save the shipping costs. Yay!

In other breaking news, don't miss Project Fox under any circumstances if you happen to be in Copenhagen between now and April 23, 2005.

Also, FecalFace™ started a similar project under the name Painted Rooms 3.0 at the Hotel des Arts in S.F..

Great work folks!

Phew. That's all for this week.

L'art est inutile...

by Suzanne G. on October 2nd, 2004

... rentrez chez vous!

© Peck, Crosby, Caesar, Cooper, Diaz
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

This weekend marks some splendid gallery openings and museum vernissages - above all Jonathan LeVine's selection for Tin Man Alley's GHOST TOWN group show sounds rather promising. Artists include:

Andrew Brandou
Chris Ryniak
Daniel Martin Diaz
Dave Cooper
Donovan Crosby
Jeff Soto
Elizabeth McGrath
Marion Peck
Ray Caesar
Sean Christopher
Scott Musgrove

.. and many, many more...

Tin Man Alley Gallery | 608 North 2nd Street | Philadelphia PA 19123 | Map


Other openings this weekend:

Caitlin Kuhwald shows her new paintings
@ Cowboys & Angels, San Francisco

Yumiko Kayukawa exhibits her sickly sweet stuff
@ M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs

Maurizio Cattelan outrages and amuses
@ MAM/ARC, Paris

I know... your retina is gonna hate me... ;)


Picture index:

(From top to bottom, left to right)

Marion Peck: The Mysterious Miss Wu
Donovan Crosby: First Floor
Ray Caesar: Messenger
Dave Cooper: Black Duck Pond
Daniel Martin Diaz: Elegia


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