Hand painted texture wrap for a 3D desert cabin retreat.
It will be part of a new game we are workin’ on.
Yes we will be at SF Zinefest this weekend. This is always a nice laid back event, free to the public. Gets bigger every year, but it’s not overwhelming. Table #53.
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
(in Golden Gate Park)
We’re leading up to the debut of the Scaffold Volume 1 collection at SPX next month by selling our Scaffold books at half off. These are the hand-bound ones with silkscreened covers that we’ve been selling for years. It’s a good opportunity for anyone who wants to see what Scaffold is all about for a relatively cheap price. Or for anyone who likes to have precious artifacts. Scarves are on sale too.
DK2 is the second iteration of a virtual reality mask intended to be used by software developers, though lots of enthusiastic video gamers are buying them just for kicks. We’ve been working on some 3D world stuff of our own so we’re excited to have one of these kits to experiment with.
After messing around with it for a while yesterday, I’d say it’s like scuba diving with a mask you bought at Pick ‘n Save. The first few moments are completely thrilling. But the slight physical discomfort, the limited visual fidelity and the rigmarole of setting up the kit, all add to the feeling that you’re very stubbornly trying to have an experience. Eventually you get to a place where you can take it for what it is: practically miraculous, obviously going to change everything.
I’m in a group show it opens tomorrow, 6pm at the Berkeley Art Passage. It will be open to the public til August 30. I mean literally no doors, just a wide open corridor. Drop by next time your in downtown Berkeley!
May 21–August 30, 2014
Opening Reception: May 21, Wed, 6-8pm
Berkeley Central Arts Passage
Kala Art Institute Off-Site Exhibitions
2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
Nyeema Morgan, I, Rhinoceros (partial installation view), 2014, Found objects, cast and painted resin, and digitally printed wallpaper
Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 21, 6-8pm.
Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: “to betray.” The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn’t blue?
Ben Bigelow’s site-specific, large-scale transparency pranks the viewer. Matt Smith Chavez’s unbound paintings speak in tongues calling on histories of textiles, Abstract Expressionism, graphic design, and emo-text messaging. Julia Goodman presents a handmade-paper calendar memorializing her father’s passing. Veronica Graham’s screenprinted tapestry, prints, and comics provide an onslaught of pattern and color measured by social narrative. Nyeema Morgan’s multi-media installation is part of her ongoing series I, Rhinoceros that ruptures the formal and structural gravitas of artifacts. Boris Scherbakov’s moonscapes printed on traditional Japanese paper blur the recognizable beacon of the moon into abstract meditations. Boris also presents work made in the theme by Lucy van Limburg Stirum.
In it’s second year, Kala’s Off-Site Exhibitions feature artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. Working together in the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley Central Arts Passage and Kala Art Institute are forging new connections between artists and audience.
YUELELARYUARELEL is now available in the shop!
A game of marbles gets heady when the players inadvertently stage an arresting moment of symmetry. Will the moment inspire communal transcendence—or will one player’s indomitable competitive spirit keep everyone else grounded? Find out in this puzzling mini from Graham/Eisenhower.
Hand bound with special care, the stitch line is actually incorporated into the centerfold composition, maximizing transcendence!