Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heidi Taillefer's art is pretty cool.

It seems that ever since Mark Ryden (and maybe before him Frank Kozik) there has been a plethora of artists that re-imagine narratives combining the mythic, banal, monstrous, political, and absurd into pieces that while times both whimsical and disturbing, are nonetheless often sub par (Mark Ryden excluded--his work is fantastic!). Take a look at Juxtapoz magazine and you'll see what I'm talking about. Nonetheless, sometimes an artist skips away from the rest, and while still playing with the same elements, does so in more interesting ways. I discovered Heidi Taillefer in an advertisement in Art Forum and immediately went looking for her site, (okay, obviously, it wasn't really much of a search); nonetheless, her work is fantastic (pardon the literal-ness here) and well worth taking a look. Here's just one example:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunn O))) at the Independent

Sunn O))) at the Independent was immense! Here are a few of the photos I took sans flash with my Canon Powershot SX10IS:

More pics can be seen on my flickr page: and a few more are at my pal Saudade's blog: