Thursday, April 28, 2011

The All-Star Book Fair

How Quickly It Grabbed Me

“The All-Star Book Fair.”
Art made from and inspired by books by Hollie Chastain
Functional art made from books by Colleen Casey, Kristie David, Katy DeMent, Peyton Glanton and Elise McClellan.

Opening May 6, [5pm-9pm] and Sat May 7, [10am-6pm]

Part of the show sales during the opening reception will be donated to the Alabama tornado victims

as many of you probably know the south is wrecked. my family and friends were pretty lucky and we're seeing nowhere near the devastation that has swept over alabama. that's saying a lot considering i just drove up a side street a mile from my house where trees and power lines have been broken off and twisted into corkscrews. this is why the show that i've been working towards for a few months is suddenly so much more special. it's taking place at the naked art gallery in birmingham, alabama and a portion of the opening night sales will be donated to help the tornado victims in that city and so many more that need help. please come out if you're in the area for a wonderful night of art and friends for a good cause.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

this week in music

i'm slammed right now with working goodness! most of it is final touches for a show in birmingham opening may 6th. i'll do a proper post on that tomorrow but i just want to share a few things that i've remembered, stumbled across or was shared with me in the last few days.

Dark Sisters - The Making of... Part One from 59 Productions on Vimeo.

first, the stumbled upon. i am a big fan of 59 productions and am thrilled to be able to follow nico muhly's new project with them. read more about it at their site and while you're there they also have a beautiful set of 4 videos sharing the making of jonsi's latest live show which was incredible.

the shared! this is the trailer for the movie submarine that alex turner, the man that can do no wrong, created the soundtrack for. my chrissy slipped this casually into an email yesterday and my brain exploded.

the remembered... speaking of alex turner, it seems like for the past year and a half whenever his name is mentioned i have to watch this video again. the simplicity is brilliant and the song might be one of my very favorites of the arctic monkeys. love it to bits.

Friday, April 22, 2011

new prints!

there are two new giclee prints in the shop, both in editions of 150. you can find "clairaudient" and "the standards" here! I'm so pleased with the way these came out. they look so wonderful together.

in other print related news i only have 7 more of the print "home life in faraway lands" in my possession so if you've been waiting to get one then now is the time.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cutters Edges

Cutters Edges

Contemporary Collage
A Group Exhibition Curated by James Gallagher

Opening Exhibition
29th April - 28th May 2011

Gestalten Space
Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin

Featured artists: Rubén B (Spain), Michael Bartalos (USA), Melinda Beck (USA), Brian Belott (USA), Hisham Akira Bharoocha (USA), Stephen Brandes (Ireland), Paul Burgess (UK), Dennis Busch (Germany), Hollie Chastain (USA), Alejandro Chavetta (USA), Cless (Spain), Barrett Cook (USA), Liam Crockard (Canada), Valero Doval (Spain), Jesse Draxler (USA), Lukas Feireiss (Germany), Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez (Germany), Erik Foss (USA), James Gallagher (USA), April Gertler (Germany), Jason Glasser (USA/France), Kate Hate (Germany), Sean Hillen (Ireland), Ashkan Honarvar (Netherlands), Jordin Isip (USA), Eva Lake (USA), Greg Lamarche (USA), Dani Leventhal (USA), Leif Low-beer (USA), Max o Matic (Spain), Jeffrey Meyer (USA), Vincent Pacheco (USA), Melissa Paget (Canada), David Plunkert (USA), Garrett Pruter (USA), Kareem Rizk (Australia), Javier Rodriguez (UK), Jenni Rope (Finland), Jason Rosenberg (USA), Valerie Roybal (USA), Joe Ryckebosch (USA), Cay Schroder (Netherlands), Baby Smith (USA), Kerstin Stephan (Germany), Katherine Streeter (USA), Sergei Sviatchenko (Denmark), Alejandra Villasmil (Venezuela/Chile), David Wallace (USA), Jessica Williams (USA), Oliver Wiegner (Germany), Lulu Wolf (USA), Bill Zindel (USA), and Anthony Zinonos (Germany).

if you're in the area this is a beautifully curated show in a brand new space!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

when i receive a large order of wooden panels then there is always a scramble for the big empty box. the bunny beat the cat and the kids this time.

welcome, new followers!! i hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"artists who blog" interview

Artists Who Blog interview

who doesn't love "artists who blog"?? it's such a wonderful resource for me, and i know so many others, for advice and inspiration and a sense of camaraderie amongst people that spend a lot of time alone in a studio every day. that's why i jumped at the chance to give back and contribute to this blog. the interview is up now and you can read it here. thank you so much for inviting me, stephanie!

Monday, April 4, 2011

more new work to replace the work i sold from the CUTTERS show as it continues to travel. you can click through to see each piece on my flickr site.

LCD soundsystem held their last show ever this past saturday in madison square garden and for all of us poor poor fans who missed it the entire set is up on youtube. so excited. my day is made.