Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kulisek & Williams. Out East.


NEW YORK –– Baron Wells and Pharos Art Advisory present Out East, the first major exhibition in New York from emerging artists Rob Kulisek and Ty Williams. The exhibition will be held at the Atelier on W. 42nd street from April 1st to May 31st.

Out East is a compilation of large-format prints and mixed media paintings that concentrate on social and cultural themes from the Northeast of America. A heavy influence is drawn from the coastal lifestyle - marked by the ocean and the people, animals and objects that embody it.

Nine beautifully lit prints of endangered fish reference an encyclopedic arrangement in Kulisek's series Red Listed Fish, 2010. Adjacent to that, the portraits of a Norwegian fishing family hang with accompanying text, and together tell a social narrative of the ocean's ability as an industrial entity to provide resources for both profit and survival.

For "Brian", which massively hangs in the front window, Kulisek worked with the renowned Alexander Heinrici who printed most of Andy Warhol's work in the 70's, to create a larger-than-life painting that showcases his more romantic images of youth and loneliness as caused by the overwhelming presence of the sea.

Ty Williams' paintings and mixed media portray the Northeast in an unpasteurized fashion, focusing primarily on the aquatic lifestyle and the characters and activities surrounding the ocean. Ernest Hemingway becomes a jester, youthful men wear colorful lifevests, and ship-in-a-bottle images come to life in his witty dialogue with the sea. The result is a marriage between the playfully sarcastic and fanciful sublime with an element of innocence and heartbreak. It is this idiosyncratic subject matter and simple composition that has attracted companies and institutions from around the world to collaborate with Ty on creative direction in film, fashion, publishing and education.

The opening reception for the artists will be held from 7-10 pm on Thursday, April 1st at the Atelier, located at 635 W. 42nd Street.

Monday, March 22, 2010

BIRTHRIGHT from Sean Mullens on Vimeo.
One man's struggle to transcend.
Via Grant "The Liveliest" Cornett

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Explore Dot Org has a lot of interesting content and is a great foray into creating real, engaging material that can give the wayward soul a little extra perspective.  Check it out, there is a lot to see, a lot to read, a lot to hear.
Some things are iffy. Other things are not. 

Well, that's not true, everything is pretty much iffy.
But Grant sent through the link to another nice surf blog I hadn't happened upon yet. 
Something about a Wormtown, or a worm hole or something or other.  But it's got some neat content and some more good links.  I especially like the link to Zoe World.

The charming Benita Hussein dropped us a pleasant line of gratitude all the way from her winter wonderland in Costa Rica.  Click on the photo below to be transported into Hussainity, in later days you'll also find her musings with the Historians to the right...

We've been missing out a lot here in Endless Bummer world. We've had our noses firmly to the grindstone.  But what has been happening is a whole lot of nada surf.  Which is to say, other things.

A quick trip down memory lane:
Not seeing a lot of surfing there?  Yeah, uh, neither are we.  In fact, my surgically repaired 6-5 wettie is still at the shop waiting for me to pick it up.  And the surf is big out there, growling along the Northeaster Seaboard, our own noses rooted firmly to the grindstone still...