Monthly archives:July 2011

Preview Greg Gossel's Latest Show "Paper" Before It Opens Tonight At Together Gallery

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Issue 4 cover artist Greg Gossel is unstoppable. In his latest exhibition at Together Gallery in Portland, OR, the aptly titled Paper, Minneapolis based artist the artist presents 24 new mixed-media works in his now iconic style which includes a bevy of techniques and styles. Paper opens tonight, July 28 at Together Gallery in Portland, OR. Click here[...]

Amy Amy Amy

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We knew she was trouble, we knew she was absolutely no good when she slurred and stumbled into our hearts. She spit on fans, got into bar fights, a well-documented romance that made Bobby and Whitney look like Obama and Michelle, she had an undeniable drug and alcohol addiction, yet she still shimmied her way into our hearts. With 1950's style mini-dress[...]

You Should've Been Drake

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“You should’ve been Drake.” Yes, over the past few years a handful of people have actually had the balls to walk over and say that to me. I know that in their mind they’re trying to convey their appreciation for my music while drawing the comparison to say, “what the fuck is wrong with the world?” but I can’t help but be offended every time it happens. [...]

After Only Three Public Shows, PaperFrank Is Literally On The Cusp Of Explosion

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My assistant Rico and I are downtown this morning in Atlanta’s original commercial district, the historic Farlie Poplar. We are here to meet an already fairly popular up-and-comer in the ever-burgeoning ATL art scene, PaperFrank. After only three public shows, this 20-year-old visual artist is literally on the cusp of explosion. Back in the big city sin[...]

The Recession Of Imagination and Drive

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Money drove me crazy, more than anything else. When I had it, I go crazy. When I didn't have it, I go crazy. There's no middle ground on how to make sure the green stuff doesn't fuck with my head and leave me wanting more and in a cold-sweat when I don't posses as much as I want. There was a simpler time when I didn't care about money. Money wasn't th[...]

Poptimism: "Where Did We Go Wrong?" by Jeremy Fish

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For the first entry in our new Poptimism series, Artist, Illustrator and Issue #5 cover artist Jeremy Fish tells a story about his current situation to his five-years-ago self.  Dear self, at what point did we go west and ruin everything? Five years ago life was so good, I entered into one of the most amazing relationships of my young adult life[...]

He Can Only Hold Her For So Long

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This time I'm really speechless. I'm well aware people die everyday. But, this hit home. As a fan, or even a casual reader of tabloids, the news of Amy Winehouse's death, an apparent overdose, isn't shocking. We knew we were on borrowed time with this one. Even her mother said it was only "A matter of time." Still this kills me because Amy's music gave m[...]

Dee & Ricky Host The Next Installment Of #CreativeCurating

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At 12thDisciples, we’re always looking for an excuse to party. What better excuse then bringing Dee&Ricky, celebrity designer duo that have collaborated with Marc Jacobs, G-Shock, Kanye West and more to the city of Atlanta to host the #CreativeCurating show. Come out to Spring4th Center, August 25th for a night of partying, fashion, and art. A dan[...]

Watch This Space & The Throne

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Pop is pastiche at its finest; sometimes you need nothing more than to collect the right pieces and be the sound canvas. Half of Pop is creating the story, the other half is capturing the stars in that momentary align when the stories converge to recognize themselves…   In the name of The Germanotta, Kanyeezus, and The Hovi Spirit [...]

Art & Aesthetic Ace, Alex Daw’s Incomprehensibility Is What Makes Him Outspoken

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A writer lives somewhere within his loud and heavy conscience, attempting to filter out his purified thoughts and leave all others inside to reside. And really, there is no better high than the rare occasion of easily doing so. Still, his need to transfer thought and feeling in a most profound manner and overcome perfectionism is, realistically, his job [...]

You Know The Frivolous Stuff

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It's no secret to anyone that knows me that I’m not too impressed with bubbling artists. Throughout my day, I hear great noise and see greater visuals. Those don’t faze me. I’m a slave to the art form of the popular. I haven’t been impressed with the under- ground since it was made of velvet. See, to go pop is take your art and hard work and turn it into[...]

Foreword Stories: Bye... Miss American Pie?

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Welp… this, is… bleak; that said… just dance – gonna be okay It’s like… when the Bayou Brady Bunch subbed out their Sunday Best Sears photo-op for a blurred backstage glimpse into when what could have been wasn’t, when what you shudder to recall overshadowed what should have been, and what is translates into: “Listen, we all we got.” #thatandsilv[...]

A Few PBRs, Joint Passes & Laughs At CMYK Show At the Basement

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As a child, I always loved stories. My favorite ones were the ones like "The Wizard of Oz" or "Alice In Wonderland". A child escaping her humdrum town and landing in a magical world of the bizarre and mystifying all while having the absolute time of their lives with some seedy and unique characters. Fadia Kader's CMYK show hosted by Atlanta based musician,[...]

Watch Ze!'s 'X Lover' Video Four Different Ways

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Hell hath no fury like an indie pop princess scorn. Ze!, you may remember her from Noise Porn, has a bone to pick with her 'X Lover', and things aren't looking up for him. Poor guy. And simply for the Twitter generation in you, watch Ze!'s 'X Lover'  different ways. #WatchThisSpace Original Mr Fluff Arena Mix Plastic Alien Remix [...]