Ten Instagram Nail Artists You NEED to Follow

If you’ve ever perused Instagram you’ll see thousands of “models” and “makeup gurus” flaunting their stiletto nails and claws. I’ve always been obsessed with glamorous women showcasing their elegantly lacquered tips. I can remember my grandmother pulling me to the side when I was nine and giving my cuticles a massage with coconut oil and garlic. As strange and putrid as it sounds, my nails … Continue reading Ten Instagram Nail Artists You NEED to Follow

Form: A History of Epic Theater in Art.

“Reality itself, the consciousness of the spectator  his habitual apparatus of thought, language must be overthrown, dislocated and turned inside out.”- Eugene Ionesco Through all of this comes a new perception of reality. Epic Theatre inspired many performance artist but also video artists. There is a huge debt to the theorist and playwright Bertolt Brecht. The rejection of realism from the Expressionist to the Minimalists and Beyond into the contemporary real marks a … Continue reading Form: A History of Epic Theater in Art.

K-Hole #5: My Impressions on Creativity, LA, Fear and Magic

I could not describe the overwhelming feeling of anticipation I had for K- Hole Issue #5.  The New York-based trend forecasting group creates amazing reports that are awe-inspiring in their brevity and sensibility.  “Normcore” was enough to convince me to reconsider apparel companies like American Apparel and J-Crew. They first talked about chaos as legible chaos in their Brand Anxiety Matrix, which was featured in K-Hole Issue … Continue reading K-Hole #5: My Impressions on Creativity, LA, Fear and Magic

Children, Concepts and Cars: A review of Cop Car

Originally debuting at Sundance, Cop Car was released for general audiences of August 7,2015. The film was directed by Jon Watts and was released by Focus Features. Jon Watts  began his career directing Comedy Central’s Onion Sportsdome and IFC’s Onion News Network. His directing style features a  blend of comedy and horror. Parodying politics, puppets and filmmaking itself.  After producing web content for Yahoo, Watts … Continue reading Children, Concepts and Cars: A review of Cop Car

Parkour in Gaza: How Teenage Boys Run amidst Wreckage

Parkour has always fascinated me. The ability to control your surroundings escapes me.  It shows mastery of ones body and agility of mind that is connected with athleticism and a desire to see  obstacles only fun challenges. My initial introduction to Parkour was in the French films Yamakasi and Les fils du vent. Beyond showing me the banlieues, the characters (who are actual free runners) … Continue reading Parkour in Gaza: How Teenage Boys Run amidst Wreckage

Remembering George Coe

Popularly known as Coe, George Julian Cohen voiced the Woodhouse character in the popular animation television comedy, Archer before his death in July 2015, at the age of 86.  Woodhouse holds a special place in my heart not only because loved Archer in a way no one ever did, but because he is the most endearing junkie, television has ever produced.  Coe delivered stellar performance … Continue reading Remembering George Coe

Yes, And On to the Next Show: Villian Theatre Opens in Miami

I fell in love with improv when I moved back to South Florida and found myself driving to Just The FUnny to attend workshops with Chicago Improv giants like Charna Halpern . In finding the community, I  got to meet Jeff Quintana, an improv devotee who was busy performing at ImprovOlympic, running One Group Mind and traveling the country performing Harolds with the best.  Recently … Continue reading Yes, And On to the Next Show: Villian Theatre Opens in Miami

A Love of Walter Benjamin: A Love Of All Things Man Made

You can’t read contemporary art criticism without the piece being framed from Walter Benjamin writings. He had an obsession with objects. Here are some thoughts about objects. In their very essence art objects are reproducible and man-made. The history of art has always included production. Machine made duplication are novel and Benjamin could find examples from the Greeks. The Greeks used stamping and founding heavily … Continue reading A Love of Walter Benjamin: A Love Of All Things Man Made

Best Music Videos of the Web : Bachelorette by Bjork

Bachelorette Bjork has been celebrated for both her visual and musical accomplishments. Between developing an innovative app for her record Biophilia to hosting a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Bjork as long established connections with filmmakers and visual artists. Her recent collaboration with Autodesk and director Andrew Huang marks a unique moment when the art world embraces popular musicians as legitimate artists. Bachelorette … Continue reading Best Music Videos of the Web : Bachelorette by Bjork

The Future of Art: Dematerialization of Art

The 1960s was an era of paradox. Anti-intellectual art evolved into highly conceptual art.Art became about the process rather than the product made. The trend implied the eventual absolution of objects. Highly conceptual art could be highly displeasing to viewers because of it lack ornament. It challenged the way people were expected to look at art. Unlike the mechanic reproductions of Walter Benjamin, these objects … Continue reading The Future of Art: Dematerialization of Art