Friday, August 19, 2011
Also speaking of OKO, a very special art show opens tonight at the OKO gallery (2774 NW Thurman St. PDX, OR) by a very rad friend named Elizabeth Pusak. You must see it and party with it!!! If you cant make it tonight, the gallery keeps regular hours and is very magic! GO TO IT!!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
My Brother Kyle's Berfday is tomorrow!
On behalf of my one and only Blood Bro, I have made him this mix that you can download from the photo above or the link below. I Hope for my Bro to sit down on the beach, plop this mix digitally on his dome and get chill like the winds holding a frizbee in the Air, which is the visual metaphor I perceive my brother as.
Mega love Bro, Happy Birthday!!!
I'm telepathically glowing in my metaphysical form beside you and smiling with my face so close to yours that my breath moves your blond facial fuzz:)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
By 2 nights later I had watched BMX Bandits & started the image below for a super rad fantasy themed art show in San Fran that is coming up! IT FEELS GOOD!!!! FANTASY IS GOOD!!! Drawing is good!!!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Below is a blog post for The Portland Mercury Blog....... Meta? Its loosely an interview and definitely a beautiful & creative Ad for Amy & I's Split show "Serious Mysterious". I feel very good about this format of illustrated conversation & an event.
Amy Kuttab, Sean Christensen and I All Have Different Opinions on Amelie
Posted by Suzette "the Intern" Smith on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM
- Suzette Smith
- Sean Christensen not as "beefy" as pictured.
The Pony Club gallery is filled with ethereal acid house. Amy Kuttab is sitting, floor-haloed in hammers and nails like the patron saint of carpentry (that's Joseph, for those of you that didn't attend Catholic primary). Sean Christensen is trying to decide whether to label a painting "The Big One," or "I Don't Want to Label the Big One."
"Oh, I made this two-hour mixtape for us to hang the show to," Sean Christensen smiles. I snap-label him as the sort of man that makes mixtapes for specific events.
This can be held in comparison with my friend's mother, who always makes tapes labeled, "Cool ___ Vibe." Her reasoning is we could have a "Cool Chill Vibe," a "Cool River Vibe," or a "Cool Scraping Off Wallpaper Vibe" over and over. After today, as far as Sean Christensen is concerned, this mixtape is going to Carousel. (How many Logan's Run references can I make before my internship ends?)
"People love 808 drum machines," I say, trying, as always, to turn the conversation to hiphop. "I remember I thought 808 was an area code for some fancy neighborhood, but it turns out Kelis just loves her drum machine."
"There are a lot of bands with 808 in their name, but I think this was the first one," Christensen educates. Later Christensen and I get into a disagreement about the film Amelie. Amy Kuttab and I valiantly rally around Amelie's honor and I agree to watch Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series. Both Amy Kuttab and Sean Christensen present themselves as people who really know their stuff, but want to tell you about the things they love sweetly. I am not bullied into Truffaut.
With their new show, Serious Mysterious, Kuttab and Christensen open the pages of their very own storybook and present spirits not easily referenced.
"You can't look at it and say, 'That's a unicorn.' Or even, 'That's a crazy-looking unicorn.' Your fantastic creatures don't really have a point of reference," I observe.
"We had the idea and I sort of stuck to it this time," Sean says about his paintings of what may be persons made of black lava or river water or night camo.
Except for the naked women—naked women are something we can reference.
"Oh, good, it looks like they're hugging," I say of Amy Kuttab's painting arrangement.
"Cool, I want them to be hugging," she smiles.
Serious Mysterious will be hanging at Pony Club until August 27, but you should go to the opening tonight, August 4, 6-10 pm. Sounds like it's going to have good music too. Manny Lennox of Atole will be performing solo as Braincrush at 7:30 pm, and Sara Dyberg of Pikara unlocks her fiddle loops and musical hypnosis at 8:00 pm. Pony Club is a collective gallery in the Everett Station Lofts, 652 NW Everett, #105.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Below is the flyer image and everything you need to know and not know about SERIOUS MYSTERIOUS!!!!
In a time and world where our every curious impulse or quandary may be satisfied via the ever growing communal knowledge base technology systems, Sean Christensen and Amy Kuttab seek to revive the spirit of mystery. They have created a series of paintings and illustrations concerning the wonders of this world and of the world unseen, wonders which we do not understand, and as a species may wish to never fully comprehend. As a sp...ecial treat on First Thursday August 4th, Manny Lennox of Atole will be performing as Braincrush, his solo art of vocal stylings and multi-boombox magic at 7:30, and Sara Dyberg of Pikara will grace us with her fiddle loops and musical hypnosis at 8:00 pm and beyond. Please join us at Pony Club for an evening of unanswered questions and constant seeking of the infinite.
The show is up from August 4-27
Gallery hours August 4th 6pm-10pm for the opening, 1-6 wed-sunday the rest of the month
Pony Club Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts
625 NW Everett St