Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tahiti Blue: The New Folk

Today @Muse Art & Design Ryan Bubnis
painting for Artist a Day Fundraiser in Portland OR 

 Ryan Bubnis paints illustrated characters and callsforth to the future and to the Paleolithic at once. His gloss coated works of simplified heads, flowery patterned skies, and muted rainbows are rich with a mask of line work inked over layered washes. They wear button eyes, frowns, Archaic smiles, and a signature teardrop nose.
                      Referring to the narrative of his work, Ryan explains it as a vibe and a mood that is discreetly personal. Are the characters masculine, feminine, both? He admits they have no implied gender. They are masked with patternesque symbols. This new folk, cyber shaman style evokes mystery and tribalism. The striated line work encasing the faces read like Archaic and ancient masks. He says they are power portraits, and we discuss reading the lines as wrinkles or muscle. Sometimes the figures resemble mummified beings.  “My ideas about art are constantly changing”, Ryan says. He thinks about art and concept frequently, “I’m always open to new art.”
This painting is now up for auction at MUSE
  
Ryan’s work will show alongside Ryan De La Hoz, Deth P Sun, Jesse Reno, and Jonathan Edelhuber for  “In Between Time” opens this Thursday in at Together Gallery
North East Portland through May 23rd, 2010. He will be contributing to a mural in Beacon New York the following month. 



sunhands
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Stump is Down

spread of the sickness

post euphoria
following the weekend of
Stumptown Comics Fest 2010
Portland, Oregon

What illustration hub
of the West Coast
creates competition is good
for the raising of quality, printing of
anthologies and encouragement
for the good good to get better better

Noteworthy Highlights:

VSNQST by sophie yanow

Flesh and Bone: Julia Gfrörer
Mumbles OOTOO: Cameron Hawkeye
Blunderbuss: Graham Kahler
TAR PIT: Crappy Comics
LABANOTATION: Sean Christensen & Amy Kuttab
Zine City Comix #7: Kinoko

Anthologies 
TAR PIT: Crappy Comics
DOPE Flounder: Sparkplug Comics/ Tugboat Press


animal totem
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Paradigm Power Up

"A Family Portrait" by Mark Warren Jacques

Standing in Portland, Oregon
@ Grass Hut in 2009
during Mark Warren Jacques'
"It's Out There - In Here"
solo exhibit

transcended happened
Super Hyper Future
Got Awesomer that day.

there is a lil booklet
an 'exhibition supplement'
released for peoples
looking at the work
and illuminating the powerful
paradigm of 
Future Culture Shift.

Who is this Art Shaman
UR New Bestie? F Yeah
Meybe UR Visual Spirit Guide
Its Kind Stuff When Artist is not
of the alienating persuasion,
and more about the buddy path
because what use is a hoser as a spirit guide?
Mark Warren Jacques : Ollie The Mind Gap from Joe Lumbroso on Vimeo.

Here's the Best Part
Upcoming Exhibits!

April 1 - 30 
"For this, I would lean into it"
Solo Exhibition
Flatcolor Gallery.
Opening Reception
1 April 2010 5-9pm 
528 First Avenue South.
Seattle, WA 98104
www.flatcolor.com

April 3 - 24 
"Covering New Territory"
Split show with Henry Gunderson, 
kira Beard, and Robert Burden
White Walls Gallery
Opening Reception
3 April 2010 7-11pm
835 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
www.whitewallssf.com 

May 6 - 27
"Yes Absolutely Everytime"
Solo Exhibition
Stumptown 3rd Ave.
Opening Reception
6 may 2010 7 - 9pm
128 Southwest 3rd Avenue,
Portland, OR


Like a Stone
at the Bottom of the Ocean
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Friday, April 23, 2010

BLOOG CORE TWO

WHAT!? WAIT!!?
but school isnt even finished yet...

THAT'S RIGHT, MORTAL
NEW ASSIGNMENT
YOU FO GOT IT
SEPTEMBER
is READY R U!!!??
Evil LAUGH MEOWMRAWWHATEV

Johnny Ryan draws dirty lil comics
you read them at the back end of your vice magazine
suckas
PRISON PIT is this sick sick graph novel
and its so juicy of crass w/bloog
(bloog= blood w/gore)
BloogCore!!
Gross Bloody Fighting and All the Nasty
stuff in the Life of Grody Boys and Sometimes Ladies
Like it too, meow.

Soo Whats this
is that PRISON PIT BOOK Two
is come out this SEPT 8th 2010
MORE BOOGCORE
BLAR!!!!
YES



HOARD DATA
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

When Life Imitates Blog

WAS the WHAT?
The situation:
Does the Blog Exist Before the Party
Or Does the Party Blog set the pace?
could this event happen
w/out party blogs?
How much does Blog Life
Influence How We Roll Our parties?
How Many Peops focus
casing 4 postable pics?

I Feign Indifference
& speak only through clenched teeth
to express my theatrically curbed enthusiasm
and frequently shrug and roll thine eyes.
Cant stop a dance party
once drunken inertia takes hold.
Even if its through one speaker
in a basement w/ low ceiling.
Art School Weekends dancing to MJ & Prince
on fixy mechanic's macbookpro i-dj.
Is this the most relevant lifestyle for me?
Take this Conformity and Society of the Spectacle
for I am an aglessive leader in Social Practice.



                               


































Who is ur audience?
Does this party come with a free iphone
is this journalistic excellence
for the digital age?

The Questioned Life
is the Matter of Heart...

meybe..
Is the Busted Party shut down,
Is That Success?
ADD WOLF for Extra Points


its all social practice
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Monday, April 19, 2010

RePost

Somethings Get Said
Better by Kitty
type hipster blogger
Because only cat Is teh one
that gets me...

constant rebuild
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

I LIKE TRIANGLES

Mark Warren Jacques at FLATCOLOR Seattle, WA

Triangles

are awesome

and they really match my branch

and connect w/my core values...

yeah...

Why is so many community minded

special generation

wants this unified Solaris life

Wanting a World Where Everything Matters?

Raised by a Generation that Was Raised by

a Generation of Bad Parenting

X to Y to Z

We Gotta Grow up and Fix What you did to Food!?

What Have you done to Ur Economy?
Why is it my Problem?
I just wanna ride
Urban Outfitters Fixy

listen to relevant downloads

and keep up with Adventure Time

Why I Gotta Wake up So FAST?

It's ok

Destiny

Its in the Prophecy

Hipster Omega Point 101

l ∆

Triangle

Tradgedy

Future Oversite Loopholes

Earthquakes in China

Chile, Calif, Haiti ...

Volcanic Ash Iceland

No Available Air Space over UK

Time to think about this

Where the prophecies explain

Polytheism? Monotheism?

Nah, Mang!

This is Bigger than US

This is 4 Real

I Cant Seem To Get the Sun Outta My Eyes

How Am I Supposed to Watch my Mobile Digital Television?

More On Triangles

For Generation Seeking the

Power of new

Mysticism

We Can't Beleive Anyone

Born Between 300 BCE - 1970 CE

????





They're Only Studies
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Remember 2Be Alive


Dusty Fruit - The Ruby Suns

Some little beats in your heart
remind your blood to flow
They tell ur head that ur alive
and it feels so good.

POWFOX Fav of today
THE RUBY SUNS
New Zealanders on tour
YES
YES
and
YES!!!



Apr 8 2010 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
Apr 9 2010 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 10 2010 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Apr 12 2010 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, California
Apr 13 2010 SLO Arts Centre San Luis Obispo, California
Apr 14 2010 The Echo Los Angeles, California
All Signs Pointing to
AWESOME
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