Moons over my Shaun Kardinal
Oh, how I heart Shaun Kardinal, talented maker of mix cds, funny jokes, and ART. His new stuff is on point (literally, it’s embroidery). From SK:
Seattle artist Shaun Kardinal just added a new series of works to his site. He hand-embroiders old postcards and promotional materials. This new series is all done on photos taken on the 60s Apollo missions…
"Moon No. 5"
”Moon No. 2”
http://shaunkardinal.com/2011/many-moons/ has the whole set
Even better? He followed it up with a Death Star! (I had to ask my boyfriend what that is)
7/18 Studio Visit with Christopher Martin Hoff.
"Let the painting tell you what it needs"
July 16 - August 7, 2011
Open 12 - 7 P.M. Daily
711 Bellevue Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102
Really, really proud of all my seattle people involved in making this happen, AND Seattle arts and cultural in general for continuing to push the envelope of art/politics/urbanspace/socialcommentary that is still aesthetically pleasing.
Loving this self portrait. Heavy stuff. Go on with your bad self, Daniel Carrillo!
I picked up a postcard for this show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. The image and collaboration reminded me of my LOVE for Robbinschilds. To quote my mentor/hero, Marisa Sanchez, “I am kind of obessessed with them!” I first encountered their video C.L.U.E. at the Philadelphia ICA a few years ago, and it was one of the most moving things I have ever seen. It made me cry! I am tearing up a little just thinking about it!
A must-visit whenever I am in Portland is the Museum of Contemporary Craft. One of my all-time favorite shows, “Mandy Greer: Dara alla luce”, took place there in 2009. I wish I could live inside of that installation. They always have beautiful, thought-provoking work and I love their byline: honoring the history of the studio craft movement. And OMG there is a Nikki McClure show opening there in August??? SWOON. LOVE.
After viewing the Laurie Herrick show (which made me want to chain myself to a loom for the rest of my days) I wandered into the office to get a closer look at the LeRoy Setzoil door (pictured above) and ended up meeting/having a great conversation with/bothering my new Portland BFFS Wayne Bund and Isaac Watson. They gave me a comprehensive list of stuff/art/happenings in Portland:
I love their love and art.