Departing from her usual documentary style, California street photographer Deanna Templeton presents The Swimming Pool, a series of eloquent black-and-white and polaroid ... More
Book by Deanna Templeton
Departing from her usual documentary style, California street photographer Deanna Templeton presents The Swimming Pool, a series of eloquent black-and-white and polaroid images of the human form in water. Inspired by a nude swimming shoot with husband and fellow artist Ed Templeton, The Swimming Pool explores the cool and enigmatic nature of water: it’s light, patterns and distortion. The images feature Templeton’s close friends and acquaintances instead of her usual subjects of strangers on the street, and carry this intimate energy in their study of the human form—expressive and quiet, the models vulnerable and at ease.
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Presenting over 600 works from every stage of artist Raymond Pettibon’s career, Homo Americanus charts the appearance and development of the themes ... More
Book by Raymond Pettibon
Presenting over 600 works from every stage of artist Raymond Pettibon’s career, Homo Americanus charts the appearance and development of the themes that have defined his oeuvre. Pettibon gained recognition in the 1980s Southern California punk rock scene, and has done iconic art for bands such as Black Flag and Sonic Youth. With subject matter that at times tends toward violent and anarchist, he is best known for his comic-like drawings paired with ironic or ambiguous text. Homo Americanus is the first overview of his work as a whole and notably features text accompaniment by Pettibon, acquainting readers with his depth and complexity of process.
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Hold/Still is the enigmatic third LP from Canada’s Suuns, recorded in Dallas over three weeks with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton. Following from ... More
Hold/Still is the enigmatic third LP from Canada’s Suuns, recorded in Dallas over three weeks with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton. Following from 2010’s debut Zeroes QC and 2013’s Images du Futur, as well as a 2015 collaborative LP with Jerusalem in My Heart, Hold/Still uses all-live analog instruments to create its electronic landscape. The result seems to inhabit contradiction: “simultaneously psychedelic, but austere; sensual, but cold; organic, but electronic; tense sometimes to the brink of mania, but always retaining perfect poise and control.”
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Woods has released nearly a record a year since their 2005 origin in Brooklyn, NY. City Sun Eater in the River of ... More
Album “City Sun Eater in the River of Light”
Woods has released nearly a record a year since their 2005 origin in Brooklyn, NY. City Sun Eater in the River of Light, their ninth full-length release, is now out on singer, guitarist and founder Jeremy Earl’s record label, Woodsist. Though their sound has evolved past its early pastoral folk-rock influences, Woods is still recognizable by Earl’s signature vocals. According the the press release, City Sun Eater in the River of Light finds the band, “dabbling in zonked out Ethiopian jazz, pulling influence from the low key simmer of Brown Rice, and tapping into the weird dichotomy of making a home in a claustrophobic city that feels full of possibility even as it closes in on you.”
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Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts releases Human Performance, a follow-up to 2014’s widely acclaimed Sunbathing Animal and last year’s Monastic Living EP. In true ... More
Album “Human Performance”
Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts releases Human Performance, a follow-up to 2014’s widely acclaimed Sunbathing Animal and last year’s Monastic Living EP. In true Parquet Courts form, Human Performance probes modern existence and anxiety, but surpasses the purely cerebral to strike at an emotional core. “The unavoidable noise of NYC that can be maddening, the impossible struggle against clutter, whether it’s physical or mental or social,” says singer and guitarist Austin Brown, who also produced and mixed the record. Co-vocalist and guitarist Andrew Savage adds, “I began to question my humanity, and if it was always as sincere as I thought, or if it was a performance. I felt like a sort of malfunctioning apparatus. Like a machine programmed to be human showing signs of defect.”
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In the late 1950s through the early ’80s, artists like Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and D.A. Pennebaker were intrigued by America’s most ... More
Book by Sophie Hackett & Jim Shedden
In the late 1950s through the early ’80s, artists like Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and D.A. Pennebaker were intrigued by America’s most unlikely characters. These “outsiders” were the fringe of the post-World War II era, living and dressing counter to the homogeneity of America’s booming middle class. Collected in a volume dubbed Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s-1980s, these photographs tour the peripherals of American culture and shed light on its developing conversations. Crossdressers, musicians, performers, biker gangs and protesters parade across its pages. The book features portfolios and works by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Nan Goldin, Danny Lyon, Kenneth Anger, D.A. Pennebaker and Shirley Clarke, as well as photographs from the Casa Susanna Collection, portraying a close-knit community of crossdressers. Outsiders was edited by writer and Associate Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Sophie Hackett, alongside Jim Shedden, Manager of Publishing at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and features contributions by Katherine A. Bussard and Martha Kirszenbaum of Los Angeles’ Flax Foundation.
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With cover star Kiersey Clemons and live musical performance by Kevin Morby
Images by Melika (RPB)
Electronic duo Modeselektor and musician Apparat’s collaborative project, Moderat, is a fortuitous combination of diverse musical styles with a shared origin in ... More
Electronic duo Modeselektor and musician Apparat’s collaborative project, Moderat, is a fortuitous combination of diverse musical styles with a shared origin in the Berlin electronic scene. Modeselektor, the project of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, generates high-energy, bass-heavy tracks inflected with world-music and hip-hop. Meanwhile, Sascha Ring as Apparat has a more inward-facing approach with dreamy pop-electronic stylings enveloping his limpid voice in synths. In the Venn diagram of electronic music, Moderat is a holistic blend of styles. Their third album, III, is a solidified, modern take on what their 2009 debut Moderat and 2013’s II introduced. It marks a mature, self-assured progression that cements Moderat as a pillar of the electronic music scene while challenging the parameters of intersection.
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Founded by Chris Nosenzo, Nicole Reber and Christine Zhu after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Packet began as a collective creative ... More
Book by Chris Nosenzo, Nicole Reber & Christine Zhu
Founded by Chris Nosenzo, Nicole Reber and Christine Zhu after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Packet began as a collective creative outlet for their thoughts and ideas in a post-grad existence. Packet has since evolved into a biweekly, contribution-based collection of art, writing and miscellanea, self-published and printed on a Risograph RZ390u. In addition to individual issues, which are published twice a month, Packet publishes wire-bound compendiums of six issues at a time, each featuring a cover created by an artist in seasonal ‘residency.’ In its three years, Packet Biweekly has included the work of over 250 artists in 11 compendiums and counting. Its frequency and informality encourages process and experimentation over theme. “In this way,” the makers affirm, “Packet is a holding shape for immediacy, irreverence and the ‘par-baked’,” emboldening artists to work in the present.
This spring, Packet will host an event at MoMA, New York, in conjunction with MoMA Teens and BHQF University, a nonprofit art school. Their session will teach kids how to self-publish, and event participants will work to produce a special issue of Packet.
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