CIGAR BOX BEAUTY Opening reception Saturday April 24 2010, 7pm-11pm Available through May 22 2010
Miss Scarlet in the Parlor 1282 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
ARTISTS Naja Conrad-Hansen Jeremy Forson Eliza Frye Soey Milk Yana Moskaluk Mateu Velasco
Free admission and seraphic refreshments
They have style, they have face. Drawing influences from fashion and propaganda, the art of Cigar Box Beauty explores the concepts of style and appeal with aplomb. The exhibit features an international group of young guns, including Jeremy Forson (US,) Eliza Frye (US,) Naja Conrad-Hansen (Denmark,) Soey Milk (US,) Yana Moskaluk (Russia,) and Mateu Velasco (Brazil.) Suave, complex, and admittedly fetishistic, the pieces in Cigar Box Beauty engage in a conversation exploring the exploitation and exaltation of beauty.
My painting "Lyon" will be in the exhibition at Ronin Gallery. It's at the location that used to be Thinkspace Gallery.
The Ronin Gallery is very proud to present “NEX GEN twenty ten”: the grand opening group show at our new location!
We have put a lot of energy into renovating the space and are very excited to present it to the public for the first time as The Ronin Gallery. Please come out to be a part of this very special show! This move represents a big upgrade and a change of direction for The Ronin Gallery. We are enjoying great momentum and have some amazing projects in the works for the future.
We will have custom made home brew flowing provided by Selenes’s Ego and Don Chow’s fusion taco truck out front.
New Space, New Blood, New Work
Featuring works by:
Chor Boogie Codak Ryan De La Hoz Downtimer Ego Asia Eng Blinky Daniel Fleres David Florez Jeremy Forson Thom Glick Jason Graham Andy Haynes Charlie Immer Martin Kanshige Larkin Daniel Lim Matthew Linares Dave Macdawell Vicki Nerino Peekaboo Allison Reimold Jose Rodriguez III Justin Rose Jason Sho Green Sarah Soh Luci Myna Sonou Mary Spring Josh Taylor Jasmine Worth Weirdo Zoso
I made another Flash website for my portfolio. Originally this was for a project I was working on at Goodby, but it never got built out. As you may know, I'm in sore need of employment, so beefing up my portfolio to show my diverse range of skills is high on my list of things to do. I actually loved making this. I badly want to make another site with papervision, but that will have to wait for a while as I'm slated to start work on some ipad projects.
I have some down time so I've been working on my more marketable skills. I am in need of employment, and I've been applying for jobs doing Flash, but I didn't have anything to show what I can do. Basically, I worked for a year and 4 months as a Flash developer, but when I was laid off I didn't have anything I could keep or claim as my own. I have another site I designed for Blues that was never built out, so that will be my next project. Fact is that even though the past year and a half of painting has been fun, after doing my taxes the numbers were clear: I need to put that part of my life on the back burner. What's nice, though, is that I'm not too sad about it. I miss working with people, and getting out of the house, a steady paycheck, and being challenged.
I'm happy with the way this site turned out, and the improvement over the original is pretty drastic, if I say so myself. I think the time I've been spending studying design sites has helped.