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The Island Beautiful / Mortal Mirror, Alex Da Corte at Bodega
If you're in Philadelphia this is one to see; the prospect of two mirrored rooms, one popping with color and one monochromatic sounds excellent.
"The Island Beautiful / Mortal Mirror
Translated by Alex Da Corte:
Anna Rosen, Alexander May, Rory Mulligan, Brendan Lynch, Jayson Musson, Nick Van Woert, Andy Maas, Kate Greene, Alexi Kukuljevic, Edward Carey, Christian Holstad, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, David Muenzer
February 5 - March 19
Reception February 5, 6 - 10 pm
From February 5 until March 19, Bodega and Extra Extra are pleased to present The Island Beautiful / Mortal Mirror. The show presents the work of thirteen artists translated by Alex Da Corte in two mirrored spaces, one with color and the other without. The exhibition is accompanied by the release of a limited edition artist book.
Throughout The Island Beautiful / Mortal Mirror Da Corte absorbs work from each artist into his own. In the way one may appear in another's dream, the artists appear as extensions of themselv`es; the original structure and meaning co-opted by Da Corte and reinterpreted in a dissociated imagination. The history of each artist, the past meanings given to the work, the cultural significance they exude, the singular experience assumed, are all collapsed in favor of a connected weightless whole. The work of others and consumer waste are equally available as raw material."
More at Bodega...
Apartamento 06 Now In
Apartamento 06 is now in and it's still the best, most on-target interiors publication out; I can't get enough of these attractively undone interiors from human beings. Additionally as someone who's interested in simple, small space living there are myriad solutions and ideas inside (Wall Street Shack etc). We've had a lot of requests on this one so make sure to get yours while we still have them.
If you live in Chicago you can procure online using the free "pick up instore" option on the webshop's checkout section and as always, our online shop ships anywhere in the world.
She Had To Leave, Los Angeles
Okay! We're back. We took an extended holiday this year to chill out and do some major goal setting. Every year I go visit my parents for a post-holiday zone out. Marco came with me this time and we had a pretty rad time. Everyone kept asking us when we were going to move. We'll tell you what we told them, we'll move when Eli Broad calls us to manage his estate.
Speaking of dear Eli, we went to LACMA. I hadn't been since the addition of the Broad Contemporary. The building is beautiful. Renzo Piano did it again. There was a little too much Koons for my liking, but I enjoyed the Blinky Palermo retrospective and was swooning over the Imi Knoebel pieces on display.
Here's Marco hanging out in Chris Burden's Urban Light.
Giant elevators! They were crazy.
We also went to The Getty Museum where we overhead a patron say that she liked the Getty because she "didn't have to look at any art." Well played Getty, well played.
The gardens are lovely. We also decided that the whole free admission/$15 parking thing is a good mind trick and that more museums should incorporate tram rides into their design.
We tried to go to MOCA, but forgot to check the hours. They should NOT be closed on Wednesday. Monday, okay, but Wednesday... While downtown we channeled The Exiles and spent some time on Bunker Hill. If you're in the downtown area I highly recommend riding Angels Flight, the world shortest railway. It's only a quarter for three minutes of pure bliss.
We also spent a fair amount of time hiking/bumming around my favorite suburb: ALTADENA, CALIFORNIA.
We had a great time. Thanks to Fox's for morning coffee; Forage, Wurstkuche and Local for lunch; The Syms Residence, Flore and Cafe Via for dinner; and Yogurtland, Dots Cupcakes and 21 Flavors for dessert. Also thanks to the Gold Line and anyone who picked us up in the 'burbs.
PSYCHED for 2011!
The Flexible Day Planner
We're almost a month into the new year, but I still don't have a planner. It's hard to find a good one. That's where Show Show Room, a hybrid storefront-design firm-archive-billboard, comes in.
They created the Flexible Day Planner that uses your name, birthday and the starts and end dates of your choice to output a customized calendar. The book utilizes white space to encourage notes, sketches and additions. Instead of gridding out the hours, days, weeks and months the Flexible Day Planner suggests the passage of time with minimal lines and text. Use it for scheduling appointments or for daydreaming.
Thirty and Eight Installation Images
I recently stopped by Ship & Sounds to get this record and it's perfect. Both the graphic design and writing on the sleeve are outstanding, and an accurate reflection of what's inside; "If we're straight with our priorities you'll be listening to this album while I tell you some of the answers". I was straight on my priorities, are you?
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