Raymond Pettibon: From my bumbling attempt to write a disastrous musical, these illustrations muyst suffice

"This isn't a game. This is real life"// "No one had more of a stake."// "Do you know a better place?"// "You snore."// "Such a rag in the machinery would soon be found out."// "GOOD DOGGIE DOGGIE." // "What if a train should come?"// "You in or out?" // "What a mixture of a life."// "SSH! LET'S JUST WATCH HIM HIT." // "I can't resist the invitation, though I sense a trap, a way of measuring my enslavement." // "I want to live-- I was born for that role!" // "The reader must be told that it covers only what comes with the orbit of my eyes." // "For me it had long ago become as normal as putting band-aids on his minor scrapes 'n cuts. //  "MY SOLE INTENTION IS TO MAKE THE READER FEEL THE HURT!" // 

 // "Learning to walk" // "Learning to walk" // "Learning to walk"//

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PHOTOGRAPHS shot AND GIFS CREATED BY CAITLIN KIMBALL. VIEW HER WORK HERE. FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE. 

 

Special Thanks to Tatsuang Tantakosol, creator of the Seattle Based Brand Mode Laboratory for the incredible pieces. View and purchase items from the Spring/Summer '15 collection here. Follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here.   

Thank you Regen Projects for welcoming us and allowing us to explore within your fantastic space. For more information on the gallery, visit their website here. You can follow them on Instagram here, Twitter here, and Facebook here.  

To learn more about Raymond Pettibon, visit his website here. You can also follow him on Twitter here

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JIM DRAIN: SEEMS/SEAMS



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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEEGAN ALLEN. VIEW HIS WORK AND FOLLOW HIM on instagram HERE. Purchase HIS FIRST PUBLISHED BODY OF WORK and national best seller "LIFE.LOVE.BEAUTY." HERE.

 

Special thanks to Brooklyn-based designer Kelsy Parkhouse, creator of the brand CARLEEN for the remarkable coat. View her work and shop her collection here. You can follow her on Instagram here

A warm thank you to Esther and Sam at Various Small Fires gallery for welcoming us and allowing us to shoot in such a gorgeous space.  To learn more about the gallery and to view upcoming exhibitions, visit them online here. You can follow them on Instagram here

Jim Drain's "Seems/Seams" will be on view at Various Small Fires until June 6. You can follow him on Instagram here

LILY VAN DER STOKKER: THE TIDY KITCHEN

I am beyond thrilled to have been given the opportunity to feature such extraordinary artists in this week’s exhibition. I have always admired Lily van der Stokker’s fearless voice, and her desire to challenge conventional beliefs within the art world. Her current installation at the Hammer coincidentally comes at a time that I have been grappling with an entrenched bias inside the art world.  

In conversation with many art enthusiasts over the past month, I have been intrigued how their interest would immediately retract whenever I used the word “fun” in relation to the blog.  It was fascinating to see how the word triggered a snap judgment that the work must lack emotional depth, value or intellect. Curiously, this bias seemed almost pathological, a fear so acute it was comical—why has fun in art been internalized as such a monster? Why hidden behind so much glib jargon? Is fun simply less saleable? Or is it something deeper that discourages the depiction of this universal experience? Do we believe fun unworthy of our consideration? Furthermore, how do we code subject matter as fun? How is pink taboo, and curlicues controversial?

I could not have felt more relieved to experience an artist who took this prejudice as a challenge, and whose work effectively conceptualizes topics that she states are, “apparently ‘forbidden’ in contemporary conceptual art, like family life, optimism and sweetness.” Paired with badass photographer, Kate Owen, and video director, Sam Shannon, we discussed the importance of infusing this shoot with an unapologetic playfulness as a tool to interpreting Lily’s extraordinary work. The fashion element of this piece was just as important in continuing the conversation, and I felt Alex Ulichny’s work brought a sharp wit to the presentation. Created entirely from pointed cable ties, wearing Alex’s piece amongst Lily’s installation felt like a metaphorical shield. It allowed me to freely interact amongst this “highly feminine” world and own the space through a form that exhibited the tension of femininity and strength.


Photography by kate owen. Gifs created by Kate owen and sam shannon of Sam kills sam.

View kate's website here. you can follow Kate on instagram here, and on tumblr as @thekateowen here.

View Sam's website here. You can follow Sam on Instagram Here, and tumblr as @samkillssam here

 

Special thanks to New York Based Designer, Alex Ulichny for the phenomenal jacket from his "Breed" Collection. You can view his work and the collection in its entirety here. You can follow him on Instagram here and Facebook here

A warm thank you to The Hammer Museum for allowing us to again shoot in their remarkable space. The Hammer Projects: Lily van der Stokker installation is titled "The Tidy Kitchen" and is on view from Feb 7-May 20, 2015. For further information, view their website here. You can follow The Hammer on Instagram here. 

KEVIN LYONS: All DAY I DREAM ABOUT STRIPES

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PHOTOGRAPHS SHOT AND GIFS CREATED BY CAITLIN KIMBALL. VIEW HER WORK HERE. AND FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE. 

 

Special thanks to California native and Brooklyn based designer Aza Ziegler, for sharing pieces from her gorgeous Spring/Summer 2015 line Calle Del MarView the collection here,  follow her on Instagram here and Twitter here.

The mural was painted by Kevin Lyons as part of  an exhibition featuring  his collaboration with HVW8 Gallery and Adidas Originals. The show also features the work of artist Jean André, and will be on view at HVW8 gallery through December 28.  For more information on the gallery and collaboration, visit their website here.  For more information on Kevin, view his website hereAnd follow him on Instagram here. 

And once again, a warm thank you to Nikolai and the team at HVW8 gallery for always welcoming us to their incredible space. 

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take


Photography by Keegan Allen. View his work and follow him here. Pre-order his first published body of work "Life.Love.Beauty." here. 

 

Special thanks to Italian Designer Giuliana Corona, creator of the brand Blon.d for the remarkable jacket from her "SILHOUETTE" collection. View the work here.  You can Follow her on Instagram here, Facebook here, and Twitter here.  

A warm thank you to The Hammer Museum for welcoming us and letting us shoot in such a stunning space. The works showcased are part of Jim Hodges' solo exhibition, "Give More Than You Take" and will be on view until January 18. For more information, visit their website here. 

The first image was captured in front of the work "Untitled (Gate)," (1991) the middle section was shot within the installation, "The Dark Gate," (2008) and the final image features the work "As close as I can get." (1998)

Stan VanDerBeek: Poemfield

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PHOTOGRAPHS SHOT AND GIFS CREATED BY CAITLIN KIMBALL. VIEW HER WORK HERE. AND FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE. 

 

Special thanks to the team at The Box Gallery for their time and space. For more information on the gallery, Visit their site here. 

The artwork featured was part of Stan VanDerBeek's solo exhibition, "Poemfield." For more information on his work, Visit his site here. 

Skirt by Cynthia Rowley and look styled by Karen Raphael. Visit her work here. Follow her on Instagram here