I’m so excited about the upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival this April 27th with films that represent diversity from across the world. I’ve attended over the years and have always been impressed by the selection of films form comedy to documentary to drama that truly represent the diversity that often is overlooked in entertainment. I also recommend attendance of the C3 Conference that will focus on Future Forward a full day of panels with creatives from behind the camera talking issues that are important to those starting out in the business as well as established creatives.
On my list to see:
A modern day couple is forced to end their interracial relationship. This is a love story about an Asian American/African American couple inspired by a true story.
FREE PROGRAM. “Bronzeville, Little Tokyo” sheds light on an overlooked moment in history when Japanese and Japanese-Americans were displaced and African-Americans moved into Little Tokyo. To honor this period, there will be a special two-day program featuring an interactive media installation, a 360° virtual reality presentation, and a live Jazz performance on Historic First Street North.
A film essay looking at 100 years of Hawai‘i in film, explores issues of representation and gender. This filmic deconstruction is a lively, often infuriating examination of Hollywood’s portrayal of the islands, highlighting the essential necessity of homegrown filmmaking.
Three sassy sisters: Gendis (32), Ella (28), and Bebe (19), are very passionate about running their family boutique hotel by the beach in the eastern part of Indonesia’s archipelago. Their grandmother, however, is frustrated because she is unable to find the ideal matches for her granddaughters. Grandma doesn’t give up. Her ultimate goal in life is to find suitable men for her granddaughters.
In this mockumentary short, a family of monsters tries to lead a normal American life.
Itsy Bitsy Shorts
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 10:00 am
A slice-of-life dark comedy about a lonely female security guard, and the misunderstood sexual encounter that unravels her life.
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? follows the controversial 11-time Jeopardy! winner turned Internet iconoclast, Arthur Chu, as he struggles to reform society and himself in a seminal year.
A contemplative dialogue with the editors from some of the biggest box office animated/stop motion films in history – discussing the industry, their processes and their look into the future of animation. *Panels are not individually sold. The admission fee for one day will include all the panels on that day. The admission fee for both days will include all the panels of the C3 Conference.
2017 LAAPF GALA PRESENTATIONS
OPENING NIGHT FILM | BETTER LUCK TOMORROW | DIRECTED BY JUSTIN LIN
APRIL 27 | 7:00 PM | EGYPTIAN THEATER
Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (co-presented by YOMYOMF)! The film premiered at Sundance amid controversy and is a benchmark for APA cinema. The Festival is screening the original Sundance cut, in glorious 35mm film. Director Justin Lin will present the film and joined by his cast for this anniversary celebration.
CENTERPIECE FILM | GOOK | DIRECTED BY JUSTIN CHON
APRIL 29 | 8:00 PM | ARATANI THEATER
Eli and Daniel are two Korean-American brothers who own a struggling shoe store. They have a unique and unlikely friendship with a young 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla. The film is set during the first day of the LA riots, forcing them to defend their store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the meaning of family.
Director/Writer and Actor Justin Chon and his cast and crew will be in attendance to present this film.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM | COLUMBUS | DIRECTED BY KOGONADA
MAY 4 | 7:00 PM | DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA
Casey lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
Cast and crew of COLOMBUS including JOHN CHO will be in attendance.
ADDITIONAL FEATURE FILMS HIGHLIGHTS AT LAAPFF 2017:
CARDINAL X Dir.: Angie Wang
CHEE AND T Dir.: Tanuj Chopra
COLUMBUS Dir.: Kogonada
GOOK Dir.: Justin Chon
I CAN I WILL I DID Dir.: Nadine Truong
THE LOCKPICKER Dir.: Randall Okita
NORMAN JONES Dir.: Mike Sakamoto
WEXFORD PLAZA Dir.: Joyce Wong
WINDOW HORSES Dir.: Ann Marie Fleming
95 AND 6 TO GO Dir.: Kimi Takesue
A TIME TO SWIM Dir.: Ashley Duong
FINDING KUKAN Dir.: Robin Lung
GHOST MAGNET ROACH MOTEL Dir.: Shinpei Takeda
MELE MURALS Dir.: Tadashi Nakamura
MIXED MATCH Dir.: Jeff Chiba Stearns
RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE Dir.: Konrad Aderer
SAVE MY SEOUL Dir.: Jason Y. Lee
UNBROKEN GLASS Dir.: Dinesh Sabu
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? Dirs.: Yu Gu and Scott Drucker
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
MOTHERLAND Dir.: Ramona S. Diaz
PLASTIC CHINA Dir.: Wang Jiu-liang
SMALL TALK Dir.: Huang Hui-Chen
TOKYO IDOLS Dir.: Kyoko Miyake
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURES
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK Dir.: Anocha Suwichakornpong
DIAMOND ISLAND Dir: Davy Chou
KING OF PEKING Dir.: Sam Voutas
POP AYE Dir.: Kristen Tan
RESEBA – THE DARK WIND Dir.: Hussein Hassan
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Dir.: Midi Z
SAVING SALLY Dir.: Avid Liongoren
THE SOUL OF THE TIGER Dir.: François Yang
THE SOWER Dir.: Yosuke Takeuchi
TAXI STORIES Dir.: Doris Yeung
TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT Dir.: Douglas Seok
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATIONS
- ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL – Dir.: Steve James
- JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER – Dir.: Joe Piscatella
- YELLOW (20th Anniversary Screening) Dir.: Chris Chan Lee
For complete program information please visit festival.vconline.org.
Posted in Animated, art, Business, Comedy, culture, Dating, Film, Los Angeles, Movie, Talk Tagged with: Animation, C3 Conference, Diverse Film, Documentary, DTLA, Independent Film, LAAPFF, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Shorts
IndieCade Festival 2017 is accepting submissions for festival and showcases for East and Europe
IndieCade is a great platform for independent game makers from across the world that has a competition to showcase indie games and interactive media with innovative games unlike anything you might see anywhere else.
Who: Independent Game Developers, Designers, and Artists
What: Games and Interactive creative. Finished games as well as work- in-progress projects can be entered.
When: Regular Submissions are due by April 30, 2017
Late Submissions are due by June 15, 2017
Details: For complete details, submission criteria and how to submit your game, visit www.IndieCade.com/Submissions.
IndieCade recommends these multiplayer games from past festivals! Our CM *still* plays Ultimate Chicken Horse & Who Lurks
Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade’s programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation.
Posted in Animated, art, Business, festival, Game Chick Tagged with: Artists, Board Games, Business, designers, E3, Game Business, Gamers, Independent Game Developers, IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade Festival, IndieCade’s Showcase, Nintendo, PC Games, PS, Sony, Submissions, Video Games, VR, Xbox
I might have to buy a new tabletop book of President Trumps illuminating tweets from Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler. Shannon is publishing Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump with IDW’s imprint Top Shelf Productions this August 2017. The illustration of the President in 140-characters says a lot about not only the man but the people who voted for him to lead our country.
If you go to the link you can see a preview of the hardcover book which (to me) looks like a literal interpretation of his own words with a gentle bit of humor poking fun of the President’s love of the medium.
You may not know Shannon Wheeler by name or face (he is an artist) but he draws cartoons for the New Yorker, Mad and the Onion (not that Shannon is name dropping). I think rather you want to resist or a proud deplorable everyone will enjoy this book celebrating Donald Trump’s wit and believe in alternative facts. The book has a selection of Donald Trump’s most revealing tweets that will be imagined as cartoons giving a glimpse into how Shannon has read them revealing Donald Trump’s mind.
“Shannon Wheeler drew a book I wish I had thought of; that’s the ultimate compliment I can offer in 140 characters! #buyit #wheelerisagenius”
—Jack Ohman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump by Shannon Wheeler
A 120-page hardcover, 5″ x 6.5″
For mature readers (16+)
Available August 2017
SHANNON WHEELER is an award-winning cartoonist best known as the creator of the satirical superhero Too Much Coffee Man, who has appeared around the world in comic books, newspapers, magazines, books, and even his very own opera. He has also created the strip Postage Stamp Funnies for the Onion, illustrated several books including I Thought You Would Be Funnier, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up, and Oil & Water, and frequently contributes cartoons to the New Yorker. With writer Mark Russell, he co-created the acclaimed book God Is Disappointed in You (a tongue-in-cheek retelling of the Bible) and its sequel Apocrypha Now.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf Productions, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett.
Posted in art, Books, Comedy Tagged with: Donald J. Trump, Eisner Award-Winning, IDW Media, Illustration, President Trump, Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler, Top Shelf Productions, Trump Tweets
Australia is going Hollywood with an intimate Oscar Nominee Reception on Friday, February 24th at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
Screen Australia and Australians in Film are celebrating Australian filmmakers nominated for the 89th Academy Awards®
This year Australia has 13 nominations including two in contention for best motion picture ‘Lion‘ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge‘, the first foreign language nomination for ‘Tanna‘ based on a true story and visual effects for ‘Deepwater Horizon‘.
I need to catch up on Oscar nominated films especially from Australia. I had heard of Lion and meant to see the film of a boy lost in India and adopted by an Australian family on a journey of discovery of his homeland. It looked luscious with a star I’ve enjoyed in other films telling a story I’d never seen on the screen before. Tanna I had never seen or heard of but reading about two star crossed lovers fleeing their fate makes me think of Romeo and Juliet so looking forward to watching this over Valentines!
About Screen Australia: Screen Australia is the Australian Federal Government agency charged with supporting screen development, production and promotion across television, film, documentary and digital originals. Academy Award nominees Lion and Tanna were both recipients of this kind of funding support from Screen Australia. The agency also administers the Producer Offset tax rebate which assists eligible television and film works to be made, including Academy Award nominated feature Hacksaw Ridge. Australia’s official co-production program is run by Screen Australia and the agency is a proud supporter of Australians in Film. screenaustralia.gov.au
About Australians In Film: Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based film, television and digital content non-profit foundation with a mission to connect the Australian industry to the international market.Founded in May 2001, AiF serves as the industry guild for Australian entertainment professionals in Los Angeles, holding regular screenings, career development programs, seminars and labs, and currently has over 600 members. For more information on AiF, please visit australiansinfilm.org
Posted in art, Film Tagged with: Ausfilm, Australia, Australian Consulate Los Angeles, Australians in Film, Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, Oscar, Penfolds, Qantas, Screen Australia, Tanna
Attend the 2017 LA Art Show with the opening night January 11th. The world class show of contemporary and modern art from around the world will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall from January 12 – 15th (open to general public) after the opening night premier benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. and the show till the 15th. This year the show welcomes Cuba, Latin America and Korea exhibits and artists. The show has up and coming as well as established artists, exhibits, talks and cultural events to appeal to art fans. Tickets to the benefit night will sell out so purchase tickets and enjoy a first look at exhibits and enjoy nibbles and drinks.
|Opening Night Premiere – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
Purchase tickets at laartshow.com
LA Art Show 2017, January 11-15, 2017
Thursday January 12, Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 15, 11am – 5pm
General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants. Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
LA Art Show 2017 takes place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015
For its 22nd edition, LA Art Show
2017 Producer Kim Martindale is pleased to announce the fourth edition of Dialogs LA
, a series of high-level talks and panel discussions among a roster of top artists, collectors, museum directors, curators and internationally renowned thought leaders who provoke new ideas about issues that simultaneously catalyze and influence the Los Angeles and international art
“In response to Los Angeles’s position as an influential international hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary art, the Show is placing a new focus on modern and contemporary work while continuing its tradition of curating programming that invites an examination of the intellectual, conceptual and foundational basis of the art and artists represented each year,” said Martindale.
A thematic focus on Latin American art for 2017 and the engagement of some of the most prestigious artinstitutions in the city in the presentation of special exhibitions, installations and performances will anchor the discourse of this year’s Dialogs LA, offering insight into programming highlights. This dynamic forum will take place daily during the Show from January 12-15, 2017, contributing to a newly-expanded public platform designed by the Show to engage an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the world with the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives.
|THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
*Selling Out or Selling Up (1:00pm): A discussion about the dynamics between the public art scene in Los Angeles, social media, and the commercialization of art and design moderated by Paul Lester and presented by The Agency.
*Mel Ramos: My Life’s Works (3:00pm): the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from LA ART SHOW 2017 reflects on his life’s works over 40 years, sharing his inspirations and his journey from 1960 to present day.
*in conversation with Michael Netter (5:00pm): Artist Michael Netter will present excerpts from his 200 videos documenting Andy Warhol and his circle, followed by a conversation about this fertile moment in art history and how it influenced his artistic and commercial work.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
*A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (1:00pm): A discussion among participating curators and artists about the Getty initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles through coordinated exhibitions and programming across Southern California in 2017-18. The conversation will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.
*The making of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (3:00pm): MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art ShowProducer Kim Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud.
*CUBA: Behind The Wall: Atra del Muro (5:00pm): The panel will introduce a selection of artists and artworks presented at the 2015 Havana Biennial and reveal details about the upcoming edition of the project, which will take place in Havana for the 2018 edition. Moderated by LA Art Show curator Marisa Caichiolo the panel will include the project’s Director–Curator Juanito Delgado Calzadilla, assessor Elvia Rosa Castro and co-curator Daniel Gonzalez, and performance artist Carlos Martiel.
Michael Netter Hats in The Air, 2016, Acrylic and spray enamel on canvas 36 x 48 in, Courtesy ACA Gallery and LA Art Show2017.
|SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017
*At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation (1:00pm): Billy Rose and Paul Lester will moderate a panel about curating a private home, digital art and bespoke architecture.
*The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection (3:00pm): Leading art collector Chara Schreyer will discuss her forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton and their newly published book Art House, which captures five residences they designed together to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus and Frank Stella.
*Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (5:00pm): LA Art Showcurator Marisa Caichiolo will moderate a panel presented by the Museum of Latin American Art with artist Scherezade Garcia and curator Tatiana Flores
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
*Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd (1:00pm): Argentine artists Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matias Vigliano and Orilo Blandini will discuss their collective DOMA, which percolated as part of the artscene in urban Buenos Aires in 1998 via art installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later became professors. DOMA today creates art in an ever-growing array of mediums and formats.
Posted in art Tagged with: Balloon Dog, cuba, DTLA, Jeff Koons, Julian Manzelli, LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Latin America, Los Angeles Art Show, Matias Vigliano, Mel Ramos, Michael Netter, Orilo Blandini
Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates blend of hip-hop, commentary and animated comics is the re-introduction of an iconic character. The monthly animated comic series which enriches the story Ta-Nehisi is writing has a new track by Kipp stone called ‘100 Black Panthers’.
MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS
“BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET – PART EIGHT”
FEATURING THE WORLD DEBUT OF
“100 BLACK PANTHERS” BY KIPP STONE
“It feels really good having the opportunity to work Marvel,” said Stone. “I have always rocked with Marvel characters when it comes to superheroes, so doing a song that reps Black Panther wasn’t that hard. He stands for what I stand for, solidarity, strength and loyalty.”
Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent that has stories propelling the mythology of the African hero. Will Ramonda, his surrogate mother recover from the bomb injuries or will her broken body succumb? His sister Shuri has returned from Djalia but is she still herself or something more? A legend or a danger to Black Panther and his people? Marvel’s hero T’Challa, the Black Panther is an exciting series that will keep new and old fans excited and hungry for more after the introduction in the last Avengers film. This series play homage to the classic series I’d read as a kid but with a modern sensibility that shows a an independent African nation with a hero that will defend his people. It’s especially exciting that Marvel has reached out to artists to create original music tied to the video comic book that fans can watch on youtube. I especially like when the artists discuss how the feel about the character and how it fed into the creative process. The image of the Black Panther is so important to many fans of the genre and the Marvel universe is enriched because of the contribution of the writer, artists and musicians. I hope the fans love T’Challa and that the popularity of this series is a catalyst of more comic books and video series representing new diverse characters.
Black Panther #9 is available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.
Posted in Animated, art, Comic Books, music Tagged with: 100 Black Panthers, Black Punter, Dajalia, Kipp Stone, Marvel, Ramonda, T'Challa, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie
a new comic series from Simon & Schuster
The new series has reimagined the characters with Nancy as a tough broad and the Hardy Boys framed for murder. In this new series the teenage brothers Frank & Joe Hardy have been accused of murdering their father in the small resort town of Bayport. Nancy Drew takes charge to not only prove their innocent but find the real murderer in a story ripped out of a classic whodunit. The new adventures will have double-crosses, deceit, dames and drama that breathes fresh air into a series that will have old and new fans excited!
Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) were inspired by crime classics Ed Brubaker’s Fatale and Darwyn Cooke’s Parker series for a film noir asthetic from the days of Bette Davis who were tough as a man but still a woman with great gams! I grew up reading books from both series when I was a kid and they felt out of step for me since I’m more of a SciFi/Fantasy geek but my grandma gave them to me for Christmas one year ‘because I love books’. I felt obligated to read them but they just felt to old and 1940s so the idea of them being aged up and made into a film noir dark mystery is very appealing. I’m on the fence about how they have made Nancy an (I assume adult) femme fatale as opposed to just a tough detective but am willing to join this journey.
“I often come up with a lot of bizarre ideas, and two years ago I had this vision of a modern-day noir story with femme fatale Nancy Drew aiding accusing criminals the Hardy Boys,” says writer Anthony Del Col. “It was an idea that, upon further thought, actually wasn’t that bizarre. And now Werther, Dynamite, and I are using it as a launching pad to examine who these characters really are, and why they’re still so beloved.”
“We wanted to do a take on the iconic characters the world grew up on unlike any that had come before,” says Dynamite Entertainment CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Anthony Del Col had a true passion for the source material that Werther Dell’Edera was able to bring through perfectly. This series does the characters justice, with a modern take that fits perfectly alongside Dynamite’s other popular crime titles!”
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse and Dark Horse Digital.
Leave a comment below on rather you will be ordering the new series and if you like the reimagination of these characters …
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys
, The Shadow
, Red Sonja
, Warlord of Mars
, Bionic Man
, A Game of Thrones
, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella
, Evil Ernie
, Smiley the Psychotic Button
, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers
– have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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Posted in art, Books, Comic Books Tagged with: Anthony Del Col, Assassin's Creed, Batman: Detective Comics, Comixology, Dark Horse Digital., Dynamite Digital, House of Mystery, iVerse, Kill Shakespeare, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie, Simon & Schuster, Werther Dell'Edera
I’m very excited to attend the preview of Gaetano Pesce Molds (Gelati Misti) presented by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center.
The exhibition will be from September 3 – November 27, 2016 at MOCA Pacific Design Center
“I hope my work is acknowledged for its multidisciplinary nature and its curious diversity,” remarks artist Gaetano Pesce.
MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and John R. Geresh, Pesce collector & scholar organized the exhibition that focuses on the Italian artist’s use of two dimensional cast-resin reliefs that he calls ‘industrial skins’ and will have his body like vases, a selection of chairs and lamps that use his casting techniques with resin and molds.
Pesce has more than four decades of work that span architecture, exhibition and industrial design that are playful, eccentric and utilizes the medium’s variation of pigmentation, transparency and plasticity.
“Gaetano Pesce is a true icon of contemporary design,” says Simpson. “His cast resin works evoke bodies, fungi, lava flows, and ocean life—seductive and repellent in their strange beauty. It is an honor to bring his work to MOCA.”
Though many of his vases (Amazonias, Twins, Rock, Spaghetti, Pompitou, Medusa, and Tre Piedi) have structural foundations that begin with the same bullet-shaped underpinnings, their final forms are anything but identical. Each bares the process of its own making, capturing gravity and the velocity of Pesce’s hand, which renders some things humorously anthropomorphic or blithe and painterly, and others unsettlingly corporeal.
Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939, La Spezia, Italy. He has led a forty-plus-year career of exuberant and groundbreaking work in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition, and industrial design. His engagement with the avant-garde began with his studies in architecture from 1958 to 1963 at the University of Venice, where he became one of the founding members of Gruppo N, a collective focused on expanding the idea of programmed art that emerged out of the Bauhaus movement. During his college years, Pesce worked at three notable Murano glass factories: Moretti, Vistosi, and Venini; this occupational education in Venetian glasswork has informed much of the way he wields and approaches resin as a part of his current practice.
Geresi has written, “Pesce’s work in resin is an extension of the 20th century’s greatest Italian glass artist and is as continuous with that tradition as can be believed.”
His career has also led him to teaching at prestigious institutions such as Cooper Union, New York; Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies, Strasbourg, France; Domus Academy, Milan; and the Architectural School of São Paulo. He has mounted over two dozen solo exhibitions and featured in a number of group exhibitions, most notably the seminal 1972 exhibition The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections across the world, including MoMA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.
Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti) is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson with John Geresi, and with curatorial support by Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator Hana Cohn.
Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Delta Air Lines, Shari Glazer, Hästens, and Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg, and Thao Nguyen and Andreas Krainer.
BENNETT SIMPSON AND JOHN GERESI IN CONVERSATION
Sunday, September 25, 3pm
MOCA Pacific Design Center
INFO 213/621-1741 or email@example.com
Please check moca.org for updates on related programs.
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)
About MOCA: Founded in 1979, MOCA’s vision is to be the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; a world-class permanent collection of more than 6,800 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.
Hours: MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; and closed on Tuesday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (located at 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) has the same hours as MOCA Grand Avenue during exhibitions. Please call ahead or go to moca.org for the exhibition schedule for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. MOCA Pacific Design Center (located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069) is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm; and closed on Monday. The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue (located at 250 South Grand Avenue) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am to 5:30pm; Thursdayfrom 10:30am to 8:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Museum Admission: General admission is free for all MOCA members. General admission is also free for everyone at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo. General admission is always free at MOCA Pacific Design Center. General admission at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for children under 12.
More Information: For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.
Posted in art, culture, West Hollywood Tagged with: art, Culture, Gaetano Pesce, Gaetano Pesce: Molds (Gelati Misti), Italian, Los Angeles, MOCA, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
The Paley Center for Media is celebrating 20 years of South Park with a special exhibition for fans of the long running Comedy Central series. South Park Fans mark your calendars to celebrate 20 years of killing Kenny and meeting those rapscallions who led a new kind of toons with the Comedy Central series.
Comedy Central’s South Park 20 Experience
Wednesday, August 24 to Sunday, September 25, 2016 Paley Center in Los Angeles
Open Wednesdays to Sundays; noon to 5:00 pm
Comedy Central is bringing the South Park 20 Experience
to the Paley Center
! This life-size 2-D/3-D experience features twenty memorable moments from South Park
‘s history and allows fans to explore and insert themselves into the iconic moments for a once-in-a-lifetime photo op! #SOUTHPARK20
In addition to the twenty iconic life-size moments, the experience also includes an art exhibit featuring twenty unique artists who were chosen to honor and celebrate South Park‘s landmark season with original art pieces curated by world-renowned pop-culture artist Ron English. Fans can also visit a retrospective gallery featuring original animation cells from the pilot episode.
Visitors can watch free daily screenings of select episodes from the first nineteen seasons of the series, specially chosen for this exhibit, free on the big screen. All twenty seasons of the series will be added to the Paley Center‘s already extensive public Archive.
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Posted in Animated, art, geek tv, TV Tagged with: art, Art Exhibition, Paley Center for Media, Ron English, South Park, SouthPark20
Set phasers on STUN and fall in love with Star Trek celebrating 50 years!
It’s been fifty years since Gene Roddenberry graced TV (CBS) with Star Trek a series that appealed to the hope in all of us. Over the years we’ve seen the series change with new captains, aliens and moral questions but it always had the Prime Directive steering the crew as they explored galaxyrather making new friends, making alien love OR fighting enemies!
So imagine my excitement when I saw the first stop for the Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years exhibition touring the world at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101).
I was able to speak with Jorge Ferreiro (SVP & Creative Director) who curated the exhibition and two of the artists about their contributions to the Star Trek Art Exhibit at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con (Take a tour of the exhibition at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego).
Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.
The Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years exhibit debuted on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101). The exhibition was created to commemorate the brand’s milestone anniversary. Featuring Star Trek-inspired works by 50 artists from around the globe, including the last piece created by Leonard Nimoy, the exhibit will include original 2D and 3D pieces by the artists, who selected a variety of mediums — illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more — to express their love of the franchise and the inspiration gained from it. In addition to artists from the collection, Nimoy’s son Adam was in attendance for interviews at the opening night.
Am I the only one that thinks Spock is more of a dog alien?
Leave a comment below on what’s your favorite piece from the collection and if you plan to make a special trip to see it when it’s traveling!
Live long and prosper ….
Posted in art, Geek Fun, geek tv, Los Angeles, museum, San Diego Comic Con, TV Tagged with: Art Exhibition, CBS, Geek Talk, Geek TV, interview, SDCC, Star Trek, Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years