Thursday, February 24, 2011

Exhibit Alert! Camille Rose Garcia at Michael Kohn Gallery

Coming up in  at the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles is a show of new works by the ever lovely Camille Rose Garcia. Titled "Snow White and the Black Lagoon", this is a show not to be missed! Opening reception is March 12th, 2011 from 6-9 pm, the exhibition is up until April 9th.

Eclectix Interview With Pamela Wilson, Artiste!

Pamela is one of the most incredible painters out there today, I could stare at her images on a slideshow loop endlessly....

From Pamela: “I recently read a Chuck Close quote:"Inspiration is for amateurs. The pros just show up for work." Inspiration and work are both necessary and equal parts of anything worth making.. I guess that's what I do- show up for work. 
On GOOD days- I get some coffee, head directly to the studio at 8:00AM, turn on some Tom Waits, work my fingers to the bone, run five miles on the beach (I live in God's country- Santa Barbara, CA), eat like a health nut,  pat myself on the back, pat my dogs on the head, and read myself to sleep. 
On MOST days, I drag myself to the studio by 10:30AM (twenty-two feet from my back door), turn on some Tom Waits,  stress myself over deadlines yet unmet and paintings that will never be done, scold myself for not being Jeremy Geddes, eat crap because I'm too hungry or lazy to care, virtually ignore my dogs and the laundry, paint until midnight, and stay up even later watching “O Brother Where Art Thou” until I forget my troubles, and fall asleep.....”

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best Dressed at the Grammy's 2011, The Artistic Ones

Foto: Pumpsicle
It's been awhile since a fashion-related post and there is nothing like a new dress from Jean-Paul Gaultier to get me going. After looking at all the boring "best dressed" picks, I decided Eclectix had to have a say! The look this year (and every year) seems to be the Vegas-hooker-meets-boring-sequins or the cheap-tart-animal-print. Thankfully, there was the streamlined, ruffled and peek-a-boo masterpiece that Rihanna wore. It was just simply a work of art. I would love to have seen Rihanna sport the black hair and cut from Uma in Pulp Fiction with this dress, for some reason the red hair just didn't work that well.
Then to top it off, out she came out in a fantastic Christian Dior dress for her performance with Eminem. Both dresses were and are- wearable art, beautiful breathtaking masterpieces and cutting that needed edge.

Foto: BeautyIsDiverse
Runway fotos

Also sporting some very cute and stylish dresses were Hayley Williams from Paramore and actress Pauley Perrette. Both had a rocker, 1960's kinda' flair, upbeat festive little party dresses, no pretense or sleaze, just fun and pretty.
Hayley Williams, Foto: JustJared
Once again. I would like to have seen a hair color change here for Hayley (above). Just imagine her hair (and lipstick) matching that hot pink neon of her feather skirt!

Just loved the musical embellishments on Pauley's hot lime green. Her hair was done up in a great retro do as well, enhancing that elfish expression in a sweet n' sassy way.

Other Grammy Notes:
The Lady Gaga egg was fun but her "new" song was so much like Madonna's "Express Yourself"  that I was very disappointed. Was so looking forward to a great NEW song by the GaGa. Congrats to Eminem for the well deserved win on his Recovery album, just please, stop the silly sagging already! And we know you have a great vocabulary, just use it more! Trash some of those over-abused cuss words and step it up a notch.

New Works by Jennybird Alcantara

Just received these wonderful new images from the ever fabulous Jennybird Alcantara. Hope you enjoy, I bloody well do! She has some new shows coming up so check her site to see if you can make them.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In LA? A Cute Art Couple for Valentine's Day Book Signing...

This Valentine's Day, ff you will be in Los Angeles or already are, check out La Luz for the double whammy book signing - two fab artists and lovebirds -  Marion Peck and Mark Ryden!
Click for the La Luz de Jesus gallery info.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Roberto Osti's Wonderful Deconstructed Anatomy

Just stumbled on Robert's work and had to share. Incredible anatomy inspired works with a dry wit (in the titles...).
Check him out at his website.

Deconstructed werewolf , how cool is that?

Creative Cash and His People of Burning Man

Julian Cash is an SF photographer with an eclectic and professional portfolio, from portraits to product shots. His current project is the re-publishing of “The People of Burning Man”. The first limited edition book sold out fast and now, by popular demand, he is “kick -starting” a re-publish. A fantastic fantasy trip of the bodies and edgy people that celebrate the desert event, a vibrant way to add fun color to your world.
“Many of the images celebrate joy and life. Others were created to confront social rules that need to be challenged. Many of the photographs grew from this simple conversation: “How do you want the world to be different?” which was followed with “Let’s create an image which will help bring forth that change.”

For more info on the book click here.

To help publish and buy the book
( with your name printed in it! ) click here.

For Julian’s website and other works, 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eclectix Interview With Mary Jane Ansell

"Georgie" by Mary Jane Ansell

I first saw Mary Jane’s work while playing tourist in London, at the BP Awards show at the National Portrait Gallery. I was completely floored by her incredible, detailed rendering. Her latest series, “The Beauty of the Hours” is a graceful, moody and captivating group of work. She currently works from her studio in Brighton’s North Laine, after going for her morning walk on the beach.