This time around the creative sculpture series on the AS|D DROP has uncovered the work of Michael T. Rea. We could try and explain the mans work, but thought it would be best to let him do it:
Standing on the shoulders of other people’s dreams could perhaps be the most pathetic of all dreams. The intent of my work is to create something short of its outcome. My goal is to create the idea of an object that remains a dream. The objects I create are based on fictions, rather than realities. I have always been interested in the ephemeral worlds established in film, or even in popular culture. Fictions or established hearsay allow for a flawed interpretation, which leads to a flawed result. The sublime is unattainable, and not an option. I further amplify this experience by only using my memory to construct my images. Failure is imminent. I find humor allows me to enjoy this experience, and I in turn build humor into the worlds established by my work. I have chosen to depict these states with unfinished wood, and other materials which convey a sense of the temporal. I find the beauty in life lies in between moments. My work offers a sense of what could be and what could never be simultaneously.
Now you can see why we let him explain it for himself.
This past weekend the world lost a cinematic visionary. Years ahead of his time and before it was cool to like anything about graffiti Tony Silver, along with Henry Chalfant (of “Subway Art” fame) directed the now classic “Style Wars”. You can pay your respects to Mr. Silver at myspace.com/stylewars
Rest In Peace Sir.
Futurama & LEGO!!! The picture says it all…Coolness! See all the pics at MOCpages.
We’ve heard you want to give up your gangster ways and go down the straight and narrow. Ok, that’s cool and all, but what are you going to do with all those guns you’ve collected over the years? How about turning them into art or furniture? That’s exactly what British artist Sasha Constable decided to do. Check out images of the pieces at Fun Fever. Just be careful to unload the guns before you weld them into a chair. You don’t wanna take a bullet in the buttocks if you sit the wrong way.
While riding the waves of the tsunami that is the world wide web, in an effort to bring you exciting reads, we stumbled upon the paper art works of Peter Callesen. The detail in these works is simply amazing. Check out Peter’s website for the awesome pictures of his stuff.
This Wednesday head on up to the Boogie down and have your copy of “Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop” tagged up by a few BX legends. If you don’t have a copy of this must read, click here and order it overnight so you are sure to have it for this event!
The Bronx Museum
1040 The Grand Concourse @ 165th Street
The museum suggest that you RSVP for this event at (718) 681 – 6000 X 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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