Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stephen Eichhorn at Ebermore

Last night I went to the Stephen Eichhorn opening of his show Flowers at Ebermore Gallery in Chicago, IL. Watching the video above a couple months ago, I was immediately obsessed with his work and process. So when I heard about the show, I trecked all the way across downtown to check it out, and it was beautiful and exciting.
I'm not going to make some hoity-toity art critique about the show and hist work, I just very much enjoyed it and am really excited about art in Chicago.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand is an artist I think about a lot. He is a German photographer and sculptor who creates all his scenes completely out of paper. He photographs these scenes, then they are destroyed. So many amazing conversations can begin simply along that last description of his work. This here is an amazing video(or GIF animation) created entirely of photographic images of a paper scene:
Ubuweb states:
"The film presumably shows a fast-paced tracking shot through the tunnel in which Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash. At first the viewer seems to remember seeing these images in the media. But in reality the set is a true to life, cardboard mock-up of architectural details. Under closer inspection, one also realizes that instead of reproducing reality Thomas Demand creates a perfectly-constructed model world. The cleverly-lit cardboard scenery takes up an incident of recent history and, in doing so, mirrors the illusionary features of what appear to be familiar images. The film literally reflects upon the model of our relationship to images from the mass media. In the process, the construction, representation and repetition of reality create a complex weaving of connections. That the accident used as the theme was the result of a hectic, car chase caused by paparazzi lends the work yet another aspect of the reflection of the media."

Bird on Drugs?

Hermanos Inglesos feat. MeMe - "Wanderland"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Neon Intervention by Lorenzo Vitturi

"This series of images is a site specific project that took place in a
Venetian palace in Italy. The intention was to transform the historic
environment of the palace into a metaphysical space playing with the
contrast between classic and contemporary"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Things I Think About....

• Which was invented first: the fork, the spoon, or the knife? I mean, they didn't all just appear out of thin air!

•Who "invented"/"initiated" the wave?

•Is the CEO of Mars Candy a diabetic?

•Did Jesus have a pet?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Logo for Share Your Rewards Program

I work at Zocalo Group right now, a WOM marketing and Social Media Agency. Every quarter Zocalo Group comes out with something called a Recommendation Index, which is quite interesting. It is the top most recommended companies in a particular category (i.e. casual dining, hotels, etc.). For this quarters Recommendation Index the category was most recommended rewards programs. With that top 10 list, my fellow Social Media Team members and I devised a way to further reward those reward program participants. By "showing us" your reward through pictures or video on twitter, while including the #recindex, we will pick a winner in 2 weeks to win a prize. I was asked to create a fun and dynamic logo for this program and in a way brand the contest. I am really happy with the way it came out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Just waiting on the bus

Dumb Sibling

lake shore drive

corner of my street and LSD

front door

"im just trying to find a starbucks"